I’ve always been a very competitive person, which is not something I'm very proud of. I find it makes me compare myself to others far too much. Instead of using grades as my benchmark I've often used others, in competitions, in training and more recently outdoors.
Shoes – Check !
Harness – Check !
Chalk Bag – Check !
Belay – Check !
Fresh new problems are up on the bouldering wall.
You stretch a little, but not for long because you’re too excited to try out the new blocs, so you jump on. You tick all of the easy ones to warm up and finally get to the hard ones that you can’t wait to work.
"Love Climbing. Love the planet."
Climbing brings us joy, whether it is indoor or outdoors.
A sport distinctly in tune with mother nature herself.
On a cold but sunny, winter day, the gritstone of the boulders at Stanage Plantation are in perfect condition – dry, high friction, low crowds, moderate gravity, calls out to the population of Sheffield.
"I started climbing when I was 6. I came here with my mum. I liked to climb trees and stuff and then I came here and started to climb. This is the 5th time I'm doing Blokfest."