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Introducing Outdoor Climbing Classes

intro to outdoor bouldering Join us for our first session at Brimham Rocks, 28th April 24 Outdoor Sessions Launch in Collaboration with Bloc Wellbeing Join us as we debut our new series of outdoor sessions, a collaborative initiative with Bloc Wellbeing, designed to blend adventure with wellness in the great outdoors. To book email: [email protected]

IFSC Coaches’ Course in Leeds || World Climbing Academy
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IFSC Coaches’ Course in Leeds || World Climbing Academy

In October, a fantastic group of international female coaches came together at City Bloc for a five-day course, diving deep into the Women in Sport High-Performance Pathway (WISH) programme. The course is designed to empower women in sports coaching to strive for excellence in a coaching specific environment within sport climbing. The ultimate aim is…

Old School Gritstone Era: The  ‘Quest’ Video Featuring City Bloc’s Ben back in the day

Old School Gritstone Era: The ‘Quest’ Video Featuring City Bloc’s Ben back in the day

Ever wondered what Ben looked like rocking a lush mane back in the day? Wonder no more, we’ve got a real treat for you with this old school gem, a delightful bouldering video straight from the early 00s Yorkshire climbing scene. Prepare for a proper climbing throwback as you watch Ben in his gritstone glory…

Parkour Pro’s Vs Rock Climbing Challenge at City Bloc

Parkour Pro’s Vs Rock Climbing Challenge at City Bloc

In November, Team Phat, the Parkour Athletes, descended upon City Bloc to film a collaboration with elite climber Max Milne. Chief setter Ben was entrusted with the task of creating a problem that would cater to the skill levels of both an elite climber and the fearless Team Phat, which would showcase the versatility of…

Summer League Final 2023
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Summer League Final 2023

We had such a lovely time hosting the Summer League 2023 finals. The top scoring climbers from the Summer League rounds battled it out in four categories: intermediate male, female, open, and advanced male. Each category tackled three challenging blocs set by Ben and Zoe to determine the category winners. It was such a great night filled with…

Climbing Lingo “Yorkshire Spot”
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Climbing Lingo “Yorkshire Spot”

“Yorkshire Spotting” could be described as half-arsed spotting or basically pointless. Spotting isn’t typically encouraged indoors – after all, that’s what mats are for. But, if you’re outside sitting on the soft, green grass impersonating a proper spot or enjoying your sandwich while your friend is slapping their way up a boulder, you are executing…