Gower Sport Climbing – Updated to Version 3

We have just released the third edition of the Gower Sport MiniGuide. It has been updated to include three additional Rhossili venues: Shipwreck Cove East Face, Retribution Wall, and Wedge Wall. Recently climbed projects have all been included. This is a free updated for people who purchased version 1 or 2.

Bolt Fund
To realise the enormous potential for sub 7a sport climbing around Rhossili Bay, a fund has been set up to equip 30+ new routes. The work has already begun, and at time of writing (October 2013) over £1,800 has been raised. If you would like to see how it is progressing – and maybe get involved, visit www.positiveclimbing.com


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North Wales Climbs – Pre-order Special Offer

NWC-CoverNorth Wales Climbs is now available for pre-orders at a special offer price of £24.95 (RRP £29.95).


Pre-order your copy now to take advantage of this special offer and to ensure that you receive the book as soon as possible after it is published. This will be the fastest way to get hold of a copy of the book, in fact you might even get it before we do since the main delivery goes straight to the warehouse before being moved on to Rockfax base in Sheffield.

North Wales is one of the most varied and popular areas in the country for climbing and this book brings it all together in one might tome. 400 pages covering 52 crags across the spectrum – from Lliwedd to the Slate Quarries, and from Cloggy to Pen Trwyn and everything in-between.

More on the book here


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Bouldering Try-out Session a Great Success

The Rockfax Bouldering Try-out session at the Burbage South Boulders was a great success. Around 50 people turned up throughout the day and enjoyed perfect conditions on some great problems. There were also 8 different brands of pad on show with multiple different models. At one point it seemed we had almost enough pads to carpet the entire space below the Pock Block.

Luke Green being chased by his shadow on Wall Past Slot on the bouldering try-out day.

Luke Green being chased by his shadow on Wall Past Slot on the bouldering try-out day.

We ran a little prize-draw on the day with 5 new pasd up for grabs plus a few other great prizes. The winners were David Espley, who won a Black Diamond pad; Phil Welch, Mad Rock pad; Ben Bishop, Metolius pad; Owen Keane, Snap pad and Luke Green who won the second Black Diamond pad. There was also an Edelrid bouldering bucket for Guilia Forlati and Miki Keane, and Climb X packs for Simon Hoss and Rebecca Ting.


Lots of problems were tried using circuits from the forthcoming Peak Bouldering guide.

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Rockfax Bouldering Try-out Day – THIS SATURDAY

Come along this Saturday (28th) to the Burbage South Boulders for the Rockfax Bouldering Try-out Day. Test-drive a sample from the forthcoming Rockfax guidebook to Peak Bouldering, leap onto bouldering pads from 8 major brands, chat with representatives from the brands about their bouldering gear, meet other boulderers, and maybe even win one of the many prizes we have on offer including at least 4 boulder pads.


Main prizes above plus other goodies from Snap, ClimbX and Edelrid.

How Do I Get involved?

No tickets are required, all you need to do is turn up at the Burabge South Valley boulders on the day from 11am until around 5pm ish. If you don’t know where the Burbage South Valley boulders are.

How Does The Prize Draw Work?

To be entered in the prize draw all you need to do is complete one of the three circuits in the Peak Bouldering Sample Document on the day. The Circuits are at three levels so you can test yourself as much or little as you wish

  • Green (Up to V0 5a UK tech)
  • Orange (up to V2 5c UK tech)
  • Red (up to V6 font7A)

The prize draw will take place in the first week of October.


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El Chorro Bolt Funds joins UKBoltFund.org

A new bolt fund has been set up to support the bolting effort in El Chorro in Spain. The fund is the initiative of ex-pat Tom Ireson who is based at The Olive Branch and an active climber and new-router.

Rockfax is delighted to be able to get behind this bolt fund with both publicity and financial donations. We have kick started it with a donation already and added it to the www.UKBoltFund.org web site. It also now fits in with our point-of-sale donation system plus the built-in donations that we now make to all relevant bolt funds for online sales.

El Chorro Bolt Fund website

How Can You Help?

There is a web site – www.elchorroboltfund.com - which Tom is updating with news of new developments and how the fund is being used. There is also a PayPal donate link on the site. If you want to support the bolting effort then the web site is the best method to make donations and keep in touch with what is happening. The web site is being hosted by UKClimbing Limited on our web space.

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