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

Patagonia and Osprey On-the-Hill Training!

We were lucky enough to get out on the hill with Patagonia and Osprey to test out some of their kit.   Here at the Epicentre we have a great range of gear and as much as we would like to, we can’t own it all ourselves so it’s a great opportunity when brands come to us and offer a … Continue reading

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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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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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Freet Mudgrip Trail Running 101

I got my hands on a pair of the Freet Mudgrips the other day in order to try them out in the hills and see if they stood up alongside the big boys of fell running shoes. First off, the fit – They slipped on easily and felt pretty comfy from the off, if a little wide for my heel. … Continue reading

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