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Boulder Shack November competition!

Boulder Shack November Comp Here are a few photos from the November comp at Boulder Shack. I changed up my usual style for a more film/classic look, I would love to know what you think? If you are interested in any of the photo for print or use please don’t hesitate to contact me on…
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A scary pitch

I stand, shaken, on a small ledge in a rarely climbed corner at the Ruckle. I try to grasp enough rope to tie a one-handed clove hitch to the small cam I’ve just nestled in the only truly solid looking crack available. My last pieces of protection are now ten metres away – two very…
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HarroWall review

HarroWall review   HarroWall has been all over social media since it opened in February; since we had a weekend in London, we decided to see what all the hype is about. On the tube to Harrow-on-the-Hill tube station we did a little research and found that it is the largest bouldering centre in the…
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Tenaya Oasi Review

Tenaya Oasi Review Tenaya are brand that we have trusted our feet in for a long time. Between the After the Send crew we have had the RA, Masai, Mundaka, Iati, and Tarifas. With many of us trying at least one of each type. The Oasi are not the newest pair from the Spanish brand…
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The Cuttings Diary: Part 3

The Cuttings Diary: Part 3 Three years ago, I wrote a post about The Cuttings Boulderfield and how although I had lived minutes away, I had never really given it much time. From that came ‘The Cuttings Diary: Part 1 and Part 2’ so why not part 3!? This day at The Cuttings started as…
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‘Adventure climbing in Guernsey’ as written for Condor Ferries.

Adventure climbing on Guernsey. Condor Ferries very kindly sent us on a trip to Guernsey back in October to see what the climbing was like. It was awesome. To enjoy the superb climbing on offer, we highly recommend hopping on the Condor. The staff are fantastic and the boat is fast. Check out their site…
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A few from The Cuttings Boulderfield

The Cuttings Boulderfield This place can be a maze! When we first started After The Send, I spent a couple of weeks finding my way around The Cuttings and wrote a little diary about it. Part 1 and Part 2.  Now I know where all the main boulders are I can relax and enjoy the problems.…
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Reminiscing about Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau: When can I go back? The snow of March mixed with a bad case of the man flu has had me reminiscing about our trip to Fontainebleau last year. Scrolling through pictures, I found a load of clips I never made into anything so I thought ‘Damn! I got nothin’ better to do!’. I hope…
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Fernweh x After The Send

Fernweh x After The Send We at After the Send are proud to announce that we are teaming up full time with one of our favourite climbing brands, Fernweh. After three years as a Friend of the Send, our little team is joining forces with the awesome Scottish maker/designer to become some of their first ‘sponsored climbers’. Both…
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Route Setting

Route Setting Route setting is an important part of any climbing facility. Whether it is a school where children are getting their first experiences of climbing, or a dedicated centre where experienced climbers go to test themselves. Sam has experience route setting for schools, leisure centres, military bases and climbing gyms. Sam takes pride in…
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Tarragona Tapas

Tarragona tapas In a week it was never going to be possible to even touch the surface of the climbing on offer in Tarragona, northern Spain, with historic sport venues such as Siurana and Margalef on offer. But, true to our host nation, we sampled the best of the region ‘tapas style’ – and it…
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Christmas gifts for climbers.

Climbing gifts for Christmas Speaking as a climber, there is very little I want for Christmas. Everything I need, I get. Everything I want is very specific and usually expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate gifts! But when the ‘Big name Outdoor store’ sells your family member an ice screw and you are a…
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