Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dear Project Family,

As you know, we’re always striving to bring you the best facilities and create the nicest place to spend time as possible. We’ve just celebrated our 4th birthday and it’s mainly thanks to you, our dedicated climbers, that we’ve been able to get to where we are today.

You may have noticed, however, that despite having grown at a fair pace during our first three years - we almost doubled the size of the climbi...

Friday, November 10, 2017

 

Dorset has been at the forefront of UK sport climbing since the beginning. In 1989 Pete Oxley used drill pegs for an entire route called 'Cocteau Phenomena' 7b+ at Blacknor Central - this was the very first 'sport' climb on Portland. 

The next step saw the use of U-staples bolts many are familiar with today. Pete hand-made a lot of these bolts after seeing a similar system in Spain and became the first pe...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hips

Here at The Project we have a brilliant team of focused climbers who have come from every background. Emily has been climbing for 19 years but before that she started off as a gymnast. Through her sporting career she has learnt a lot about mobility, injury prevention and management. Emily is one of our head instructors who also runs the Secret Circus Aerial School. Her flexibility helps her reach competition finals, fold...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

If you are new to climbing or maybe just new to outdoor climbing, we have put a list of some of our favourite climbs for you to go and try.


Dorset bouldering has been blown open since the new Rockfax bouldering guidebook came out. The guide has opened up so many areas which were previously overlooked, including Longstone Ope, Southwell Landslip and Lulworth.

F3      Jemimah Jetta, St Aldhelms Head

F4      Stolid, Neddy...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

For all you route climbers, we have put together some of our favourite ways to work on stamina in our bouldering centre. If you get focused on some of these simple training tips they could help drag you up your project whether it is crimp fest on Portland or an overhang monster in Spain.

A good stamina base will hold off the pump for a little while longer which can make the difference on the your on-sight attempt or your 3...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Trunk and ribs

Here at The Project we have a brilliant team of focused climbers who have come from every background. Emily has been climbing for 19 years but before that she started off as a gymnast. Through her sporting career she has learnt a lot about mobility, injury prevention and management. Emily is one of our head instructors who also runs the Secret Circus Aerial School. Her flexibility helps her reach competition fina...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Image credit: Kerri Wallace

Opening disclaimer: this information does not override any medical advice you have been given. It should be used to help guide women do a sport they love but if by the end you are still unsure, always go with caution and avoid any risk.

Should I still climb when pregnant?

The general consensus from current available advice is - no. However there is some anecdotal evidence coming through the wood work,...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Upper back and shoulders

Here at The Project we have a brilliant team of focused climbers who have come from every background. Emily has been climbing for 19 years but before that she started off as a gymnast. Through her sporting career she has learnt a lot about mobility, injury prevention and management. Emily is one of our head instructors who also runs the Secret Circus Aerial School. Her flexibility helps her reach compet...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 

Have you ever wondered what its like to be a route setter? We managed to grab Wild Country athlete and professional route setter Alex Fry for a quick chat about what it takes. Alex is currently in Rocklands, South Africa but will be back in the UK and setting us a batch of routes in January.  

So...

How long have you been climbing?

 - Just over 20 years, but didn't take it that seriously for the first 5 or so...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Forearms

Here at The Project we have a brilliant team of focused climbers who have come from every background. Emily has been climbing for 19 years but before that she started off as a gymnast. Through her sporting career she has learnt a lot about mobility, injury prevention and management. Emily is one of our head instructors and also runs the Secret Circus Aerial School. Her flexibility helps her reach competition finals, fo...

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