City Bloc, founded by GB Climbing alumnus, including Ben Meeks our CEO, started out in 2009 with the intention of providing an awesome place for climbers to train with their friends.
City Bloc is a vibrant and friendly venue. A fusion of features inspired by competition walls from around the world, City Bloc is an inclusive space that caters to the needs of all climbers from complete beginner to members of the GB Climbing Team. This continues to be the case. Following an expansion in 2020 to create an additional dedicated competition style room and gym, the Bloc became an even more sociable and varied space to train in.
Everything from the training area and comp wall, to investment in the latest holds is presented through the knowledgeable lens of Ben, who has worked, competed, coached and routeset in the climbing industry for the last 20 years.
As a 100% independently owned business, we put climbing at the heart of everything we do, which has helped build the soul of the ever growing community we have today.
The climbs are challenging, but that’s the point isn’t it? Expect to have fun and be tested!
As well as quality route setting we have a sociable, friendly customer base and supportive staff who can often be seen giving hints and tips to those in need.
Looking back at City Bloc
We’ve been going since 2009…. here are some bits of footage from early on….
Our in-house competition Bloc Party is renowned … drawing talent from across the Country. Here is some footage from the years.