The Varsity Competition at the Depot Nottingham is always a colourful affair!
Tonnes of psyched students from Nottingham Trent, and The university of Nottingham descend on the centre for a day of climbing, and a grand final in the evening to determine the overall winner.
Despite the grim conditions up at the coldest and blusteriest boulder on Stanage edge, we found some good friction between the clouds on Lowrider.
Props to Joe, and Andi for sticking together some good links, and especially to Joe for somehow climbing in only a t-shirt without dying from hypothermia!
Check out his coaching business - (he's based in NZ, but he's bound to give you a hand if you've got some questions!)
Photos from the WBL 2016/17 final at The Depot Nottingham
Winter sun cragging in Spain is definitely the best way to end your year. Just as the skies start turning grey and grim in the UK - its time to take a £50 flight to Alicante and enjoy the tasty tapas, sumptuous seafood, and superb array of 5* climbing.
We spent a week out in the Costa Blanca staying at Casa Lometa which is run by the wonderful Nat and Marcus - who met us on the first day, and sorted us out with all the insider crag information as well as wood for the fireplace in the evenings.
All the crags were reachable within 30 minutes or so - although we did drive further afield to visit some specific areas on a number of days. My favourite area by far was Pinos - which we only visited on our last day, after a late night of drinking some incredibly good £2.00 port from a local winery. No major sendage was had - but I can't wait to return asap!
The Climbing Depot Manchester pulled out all the stops for the Battle of Britain 2016, with a huge lighting rig, specially imported holds, and Alex Megos to boot!
I was on hand to shoot the day - check out some of the images below.