Tagged: Trad Climbing

A Grand Day Out

This piece was published in Climber Magazine in 2016. We talk about a golden age of climbing as something passed. The big first ascents, standards being defined, precedents set and a nostalgia for an...

Brit Rock Film Tour 2021

A few months back I had a message out of the blue from Alastair Lee. Through his company Posing Productions he’s responsible for the Brit Rock Film Tour, showcasing his fantastic cinematic films. This...

Birth Pains of New Nations – Pete Oxley

The whims and motivations of climbers really are another world to the person in the street. Understanding them is crossing a threshold, it requires a certain suspension of disbelief to start to see the...

Deep Play – Neil Gresham and Dr Rebecca Williams

“I climb better when I’m scared.”
I’ve heard this quite a few times. I even thought it was true about myself for a while in my earlier climbing career, but it surely can’t be true?We explore fear in climbing with Neil Gresham and Dr Rebecca Williams.