Tag: Climbing

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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‘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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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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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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Finale Ligure

 Finale Ligure While on my European road trip, I (Tom) was holed up in my van in the Italian Alps while torrential rain put an end to my hopes of climbing on the stunning Alpine granite and gneiss crags of the Aosta Valley. I needed to move on and in the midst of the cold…
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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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