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Suzi takes on Burbage North

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This week, i had my first taste of real rock… I know, I know, I know, how is this possibly the first time. As ashamed as i am to say it, it was great to get my first proper outdoor climb under my belt. For those of you who don’t know about outdoor climbing there are a few different ways to do this (taken from The Castle Climbing Centre info page). Traditional (Trad) Climbing This is where... Continue reading

Ice Climbing at Vertical Chill

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For my birthday this year, two of my closest friends had bought me an ice climbing experience at Vertical Chill in London. Coincidentally, I had been looking into this just two weeks before so I was stoked to get it booked up. I got really excited and started telling everyone but they all looked really confused when I was saying “I’m going ice climbing in Covent Garden!” To battle... Continue reading

Training at Vauxwall

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Recently, I went to check out the latest addition to the London climbing scene… Vauxwall. This dedicated boulder centre is ridiculously close to the tube station, which makes the post-climbing journey home a little easier. I have been trying to face my fears when bouldering as i still get fairly nervous, so this was a great opportunity to kick the training season off with a bang. I was a little... Continue reading

Climbing at The Castle

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For ages, i’ve been trying to get my brother Steve to come climbing. He is also a bit of an adventurous fella, always keen to try something new, so you’d think it would be easy to get him climbing with me… nope! Following months of nagging, i finally got him to join me at The Castle Climbing Centre in London. It is a really friendly and relaxed environment. I’d first been there... Continue reading