May 29, 2020
Outdoor Bouldering 101

If you’re new to the world of climbing on real rock, there’s a few considerations you need to take into account, as well as some ethics and principles to remember when you’re in the bush.

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May 22, 2020
DIY Liquid Chalk

You’re probably here because you share that same vein of curiosity, and might have read our recent post about the use of liquid chalk in gyms (link to blog), so let’s have a look at what goes into making liquid chalk.

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May 22, 2020
10 Yoga Poses to Build Strength and Mobility

As climbers, we often focus primarily on our pulling strength. Still, if we want to get the most out of our climbing and stay injury-free, we need to stretch our climbing muscles (agonists) and strengthen our non-climbing muscles (antagonists). Here are my top 10 yoga poses to get the job done:

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May 22, 2020
The Switch to Liquid Chalk

Liquid chalk is just dry chalk suspended in alcohol. The main benefit is that it spreads and coats evenly onto your fingers and hands, which means it lasts longer and you don't have to use nearly as much to get that crisp, dry, chalky feeling.

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May 22, 2020
Make your own climbing rope mat

I've always wanted to make a rope mat, but always thought it would be too difficult. Well, I can now say I've joined the ranks of the bread-making/gardening/puzzle-doing citizens and finally given it a go. And it's actually very straightforward.

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May 15, 2020
Slow Down with this Simple Stretch Session

Struggling to find the motivation to move daily?

Try adding a short stretch session to your morning or evening routine. Climb fit’s Claire Ayling runs through 8 of her favourite stretches designed to uplift your mood and kick start your day.

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May 15, 2020
Why you feel so exhausted, even though you’re doing absolutely nothing.

During these uncertain times, most of us have been confined to the four walls of our house. Our routine has become skewed, and we have either started working more or not at all, and this can really take a toll on your metabolism, energy levels and fitness levels.

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May 8, 2020
DIY SHOE DEODORISERS

To make sure you don’t knock yourself or anyone else out with your shoe funk, why not make yourself a pair of shoe deodorisers? These help to absorb the moisture in your shoes after a session and get rid of any nasty odours.

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May 8, 2020
Climbing, mental health and Covid-19

While exercise can be a compelling way of improving mood and reducing symptoms, the very nature of these conditions, unfortunately, means that those most likely to benefit from even a little bit exercise are often the least likely to be able to find the motivation or have access to the necessary support needed to overcome the numerous barriers we all face.

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