Tag: Bouldering

The life of an everyday climber

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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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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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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Rab Kinder Smock Review

Rab Kinder Smock Review   When I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing the re-born Rab Kinder Smock, I was more than keen! Rab have been making quality clothing for nearly 40 years and all of my climbing buddies swear by their down jackets. The jacket got dropped off in its medium…
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Portland Heights Boulders

Portland Heights Boulders Here at After The Send we are all about climbing whether it’s trying to smash out a new grade, climbing a classic or just trying something new. We had heard these boulders a little while back and with a spare afternoon in hand, we decided to go and have a look. We weren’t the first…
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Is it worth the drive?

Is it worth the drive? 2 hours North West of where we live in Dorset you enter the wonderful world of Wales. We spent a night and a day sport climbing in a sandstone quarry in South Wales and then hopped back in the car to drive for another 5 and a half hours north,…
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A cure for smelly feet!

Boot Bananas This must be one of the biggest problems for climbers! It’s not finger strength or pump or even fitting into a tiny pair of shoes… it’s all about taking those shoes off and hoping the smell doesn’t offend too many people. My shoes have been known to vacate a boulder room, clear a…
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3rd Rock

For a while now, we here at After the Send have been big fans of 3rd Rock clothing. We first discovered them a few years ago and our obsession has grown from there, infecting the rest of the After the Send crew. 3rd Rock website The 3rd Rock message is ‘our planet, our playground’; meaning…
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3 stars at Church Rock, Lulworth

3 star problems at Church Rock. The weather is terrible and the crags are wet. It’s time to take a look at some videos and work out the next crag for you! Church Rock is full of 3 star problems with beautiful backdrops, it’s well worth the visit! Music by The Blackbyrds Climbers Sam Parsons and Drew Mulcahy…
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