Review: Bouldering Essentials by Dave Flanagan

We were lucky enough to receive a copy of Bouldering Essentials, written by David Flanagan and published by Three Rocks Books, here’s what we thought.   This is designed to be an introductory guide for newcomers to the sport and perhaps a companion to those who already know their stuff but wish to back up the knowledge and techniques that … Continue reading

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Bouldering Essentials

15% Off Bouldering Essentials at the Epicentre!

Get ready for the winter season with great deals on everything you need for those perfect winter days that are (hopefully!) just around the corner. Pads – If in doubt, pad it out. Nothing gives you the confidence to go for that next move more than a good pad below you. There are numerous options available on the market with … Continue reading

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Camera Obscura

On a recent trip to Reecastle Crags in Watendlath, Borrowdale, we neglected to bring a camera and didn’t even bother getting the mobile out to take a few quick pics. Now this may be largely due to the short but intense and fairly committing nature of the climbing, which leaves the belayer precious little time to stop and compose the … Continue reading

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Deuter Guide Review

On a recent two week jaunt to the Pyrenees James took the opportunity to test out Deuter’s Guide rucksacks. Both myself and my girlfriend have recently started using Deuter Guide rucksacks (me with the Guide 40+ and Kat with the Guide SL 35+) which we hoped would be ideal for a hut to hut and bivvi trip through the Pyrenees. … Continue reading

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Pretty In Pinks

Most climbers have heard about the Anasazi Pink, this mythical climbing shoe that featured in many hard ascents a few years ago. After some time away, Five Ten have started making them again. Now with an improved fit and stickier Stealth C4 rubber. Are these the most anticipated climbing shoes ever and will they live up to their reputation? James … Continue reading

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