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Guided Rock Climbing – Swanage

Finishing a guided climbing route at attle Troughs in Swanage

So what is a guided climbing day all about? Simple, we take you out and climb some of the best routes at the crag in your grade. Guided climbing gives you the opportunity to climb in its traditional form of lead climbing without being on the sharp end! How much climbing experience do I need? … Read more

Training for Climbing – Part 2

Indoor climbing sessions are great training for outdoor climbing

About Tom and Neil Tom – When not running courses, Tom works as a stuntman and has a background as a Fitness Instructor and former Royal Marine Commando. Over the years, Tom has put his body through its paces, and generally broken it! Neil – Company director of Blackbrook Strength, a former Royal Marine Commando, … Read more

Training for Climbing – Part 1

Strength training for climbing

We’ve teamed up with Neil Collins from Blackbrook Crossfit based near Ditchling Common in Sussex to bring you a couple of articles on training and improving your climbing. About Tom and Neil Tom – When not getting shot or blown up in his day job as a stuntman, Tom runs a range of our courses … Read more

Becoming a Rock Climbing Instructor

Gaining the skills to become a rock climbing instructor

Foreword By Tom Hatt I have known James for a number of years and climbed with him all over the UK and on trips to Europe. Once he started on his path to becoming a rock climbing instructor he was committed to say the least. He volunteered with us shadowing a number of our instructors … Read more

Lights, Camera, Action! Filming a Subaru Advert – Pt.2

Ready to hold a fall while providing climbing safety for TV advert

A few of months ago we were asked to source a location, a climber and riggers to film a Subaru advert. The day went well and the shoot was completed. The media company BJL were extremely pleased with the advert, however they wanted to make a more dramatic fall at the end of the sequence … Read more

Lights, Camera, Action! Filming a Subaru Advert – Pt.1

Sport climbing in Porland, Dorset

Filming a Subaru Car Advert We were contacted in late March 2015 by BJL Group Ltd. about filming one of our rock climbing instructors for a new Subaru advert. They had some ideas about how the advert was going to look and feel but nothing more than that, so they enlisted our help in finding … Read more