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...

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...

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.  


How long have you been climbing?

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Along with working on The Project's blog and newsletter I also run another blog called After The Send, which specialises in climbing photography. I decided to combine these two with a little shoot a couple of weeks ago. 

I hope you like the photos and feel free to share them with a tag to The Project Climbing Centre and After The Send.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The seas are warming up, the boulders are burning my tips and ice cream is the only thing on my mind! It’s time for DWS!

We are so lucky to live in Dorset with its top quality Sport, Bouldering and Trad but it’s getting to that time of the year to dig out every pair of shoes you have and any spare chalk bag as its time for Deep Water Soloing! DWS takes the purity of soloing but limits the danger by throwing you in to the cold w...

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