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General Climbing (note: some of the Equipment Manufacturers also have smart "general climbing" sites!)

UK Regional A tour of related sites (including climbing walls)

South West | Wales | South | The Midlands | The North | The Lake District | Scotland | Ireland

Weather A selection of weather links.
Shopping Online shopping and real shopping!
Equipment manufacturers Some have some fine sites, although not all are updated very often.
Maps Both online maps and purchasing "real" ones. Handy for finding places!
Travel Details of cheap flights, car hire etc
Insurance Whether you're off on holiday or just want some extra peace of mind when leaving you gear in the car (in a locked, covered boot of course!).
Course Providers/Training Both recreational and vocational.


UK Bouldering | World Bouldering

World Climbing

Europe | World

General Climbing

Useful. Information on access, insurance and other stuff. Also sells guidebooks.
The Climbers' Club A useful site with guidebook info., tide timetables, news and more.
Cordee Guides The book/video distributors.
Coron.Com Swedish based site with topos for many of Europes climbing areas.
8a.nu A top site for hard climbers (or aspiring hard climbers!).
Dave Macleod An excellent site with good blog and training stuff.
Freak Climbing A good general site with up--to-date news and more...
www.huberbuam.de An interesting promotional site on the Huber Brothers' extremely impressive efforts around the globe.
Johnny Dawes An interesting site from the man who brought us E8 and E9; Mr.Dawes now gives performance coaching and here is the place to find further details.
John Dunne Flash site from the man! Professional
Mountaindays ...rock climbing, mountaineering and hill walking in the UK and beyond. Includes news, weather, gear, routes, gallery, and more!
Planet Fear Climbing
ROCKFAX Useful site with details of Rockfax Guides, news, chatroom type thing.
Slackjaw film From the folks who brought us The Hard Grit Video. Interesing info. on new films and esoteric other bits.
Simon's Climbing Website! Quite a lot of stuff. Well worth a look.
Sports Climbs
Information on numerous bolted areas around the UK.
UKClimbing.com The busiest UK site(?), with an extremely popular forum/message board. A major site with lots of attractions.


South West (and Jersey!)

The Climbers' Club An essential site for those coming to the South West as it contains TIDE TIMETABLE
Undercover Rock The well-known Bristol wall has a sometimes interesting website.
Exeter University Climbing Club A useful site by the boys! Exeter Uni news, ther local stuff and further afield!
Mendip Climbing New route info and much more from for the Mendip area
South Devon Mountaineering Club
Some Cornish climbing shots and more can be found here...
Jersey Climbs Climbing in Jersey (... funnily enough!)
Blocs Penwith Andy Whall's site on bouldering in Cornwall - handy topos, videos, news...useful (even if it the Bosworlas topo doesn't include my problem Dreckly!!). (This has evolved from http://blocspenwith.blogspot.com)
X Boulders Some photos (mostly of the "notorious" Dave BIGGS) and stuff of bouldering in West Penwith showing more recent developments and some hard problems.
Esoteric Bouldering Around the Bristol and South Wales areas. Includes some free guides. Useful.
Anti-Social Climber Blog by ex-Devon based climber Dominic Jeff. A good read!

Rusty Peg Guides and news from around the South West.

The Quay Climbing Centre Exeter's long awaited wall is well situated alongside the city's historic quay.
The Barn Climbing Centre A good wall located between Tavistock and Launceston.
Simon's Climbing wesbite! Has some info on Cornwall.

Moorland Rambler Bit's and bob's on the popular Exeter shop!!
The Mill Adventure Centre Devon's premier climbing wall.

DartRock A new wall in Buckfastleigh, Devon. Opened August 2009.
The Climbing Academy Bristol's new dedicated bouldering facility.
Adventure and Expedition
The University of Plymouth club for climbing, caving, camping, walking and mountaineering.

DartCom Webcam Positioned near Princetown this is useful see what the weather's doing on Dartmoor. The dartcom website also has very detailed weather conditions data, incluiding things like humidity and wind directions, so you can suss out what bouldering/route conditions are likely to be like!
Haytor Webcam
Lundy Island The place to go to find out about accommodation and how to get to this magic venue
Dartmoor Magazine
Dartmoor and West Devon Some useful bits and bobs on accommodation, pubs, restaurants. They also have details of Military Firing Times on Dartmoor.
www.dartmoor-guide.co.uk Is the Dartmoor Tourist Association Website - some stuff on accommodation.
Kayaks and Paddles A Plymouth based shop. They specialise in canoeing/kayaking but also stock a range of climbing gear.
Magic Seaweed Useful site fror checking the surf conditions, which also give an idea of how rough the sea is.
Really Good First Aid Providers of hands on, jargon free, practical First Aid and Outdoor Training. The 2 day Outdoor First Aid course is the benchmark for all Outdoor Instructors who need to keep their National Governing Body Award qualifications valid. Some courses run in the South West. Recommended.
Peak Physio Exeter based physiotherapists. Also offer osteopathy and massage.



The South
Dorset Climbing.com
Southern Sandstone Bouldering Guide
Mile End Climbing Wall Friendly London Climbing Wall.
The Castle London Climbing Wall.
Evolution Climbing Wall Crowborough, East Sussex


The Midlands
West Midlands Rock
Doug Kerr's website has details from the now out-of-print guide. Includes supplement guides in PDF format.


The North
The Edge Climbing Centre
The Leeds Wall
The Gritlist Vital information on the harder grit routes.


The beacon Climbing Centre
The Climbers' Club - The leading UK rock climbing and mountaineering club

Welsh International Climbing Centre
Pete's Eats North Wales new routes can be found here!

North Wales Bouldering Simon Panton's site. Must visit for those into bouldering!


The Lake District
Needle Sports Lakes info and online shop
Fell and Rock Climbing Club (FRCC)
Kendal Climbing Wall

Lakesbloc Lakes/South Lakes Bouldering.


Scottish Climbing Archive - Climbing in Scotland

Scottish Climbs A good site with lots of scottish info. Guides, new routes, message boards etc
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Orcadian Sea-stacks Useful if you're planning a trip sea stack bagging!
Wild West Topos Wester Ross site. Some new route info. etc also sell topos.


Irish Climbing On-line Homepage
MCI - The Mountaineering Council of Ireland
TheShortSpan Dave Flanagan's site on Bouldering in Ireland.



More Sardinia Stuff Useful resource.

Appartments in Cala Gonone A range of excellent and comfortable appartments with an English speaking contact. Recommended.

SOeScalade Le cordonnier des falaises
Bleau.Direttissima.com: Bouldering in Fontainebleau Very good looking with useful stuff! A must visit for those into Fontainebleau (or just bouldering in general).
Annotabloc A useful site about a smart-looking sandstone bouldering venue near Verdon. French.
Climb France A range of professional guiding/courses from some top UK climbers!
Climbing in the Pyrenees

The Swedish climbing site
Kjugekull Bouldering

Climber Portal German portal site. Very extensive list of links. Available in English.

Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca Climbing

Q7 Costa Blanca Self catered apartment on the outskirts of Calpe. An ideal base!

Finca Los Llanos
Self catering holiday cottage in Alora, Andalucia (just down the road from El Chorro)

Kalymnos Very useful.



New Zealand
www.freeclimb.co.nz free topos to most of the better crags in the Central N.Island and Wharepapa area.
www.rockclimb.co.nz sponsor of the above and home of Bryce Martin. Gear shop, accomodation, bouldering wall etc. Bryce is a N.Island institution,
he's very friendly and has forthright views on anything climbing related. Keep the kids out of earshot!
www.mountainz.co.nz general Kiwi/Global mountaineering site
www.41174.org.nz Wellington-centric bouldering blog/site. A bit "local" but good if you're in the capital for a few days.
www.mojozone.co.nz general rock info and NZ's answer to Rocktalk (just don't expect your posts to get read v.often)

Onsight Photography (Simon Carter) From the man who did the photos in Rock Climbing in Australia. For those who don't know, these are good!
Climbing in Thailand, Ao Nang, Krabi - Simon Foley
SACIN - South African Climbing Info Network
Arapiles.com Australian Climbing

Gripped Canadian site

Rock and Ice American magazine
Camp 4 American news and articles

www.cariboumountainadventures.ca Canadian Company "offering logistical support service for independent outdoor adventure enthusiasts" - might be useful if you're going to Canada on holiday!

Webclimbing Curently being updated (11/02/06)


UK Bouldering

Fat Sloper Action
A site dedicated to guess what ...sell a range of products
UkBouldering.com A fine site with a popular massage forum.
South Wales Bouldering A useful looking site to bouldering in South Wales.
Boulder Guide Part of Climb Guide UK. Good and interesting.
Northern Rock Facts Not just bouldering. Good
Lakesbloc Lakes/South Lakes Bouldering.
Yorkshire Grit
Bouldering in Yorkshire - funny that!!
NMC Bouldering in Northumberland This site compliments the 2 definitive guidebooks.

North Wales Bouldering
Simon Panton's site. Must visit for those into bouldering!
TheShortSpan Irish bouldering


World Bouldering
8a.nu A top site for hard climbers with quite a bit of bouldering stuff.

Bleau.Direttissima Very good looking with useful stuff! A must visit for those into Fontainebleau (or just bouldering in general)
Bleau ! Jo Montchausee's site - a good site from someone with plenty of Fontainebleau knowledge.
Annotabloc A useful site about a smart-looking sandstone bouldering venue near Verdon. French.

Kjugekull Bouldering All about bouldering at Sweden's premier venue. Mostly in Swedish but with some general info in English as well. Don't forget to buy the excellent bouldering film Tjugo på Kju.

Slouppi.net Finnish bouldering
Climbing and bouldering near Rome, info, photos and more...

Mikes Website!
Webclimbing Currently being updated 11/02/06.
New England Bouldering

Vi Bouldering Strewth bruce a nice Australian site


Cheap flights guess what these people sell!
Fare base The Low Fares Website
Go British airways budget option is said to have good bargains
British Airways
Easyjet You've probably all heard of them...here's where you can buy a flight
Ryan Air
STA Travel for cheap and discount student travel and flights
Bargainholidays.com: Holidays, Cheap Flights, Packages & Last Minute Holiday Deals
Eurotunnel and cross channel ferries at discount prices on one site - book online

Holiday Autos car hire and car rental


Equipment manufacturers

Hardware Black Diamond Equipment | Wild Country | DMM | Petzl (useful info!)

Bolts and lower-offs Bolt Products High quality bolts and lower-offs. Also has useful bolting information.

Footwear Scarpa UK | Red Chili | Five Ten | Boreal

Climbing Wall Manufacture Bendcrete

Paramo Clothing for the UK climate.


Online Weather
Met Office
BBC Online

The BMC - Travel and activity insurance

Needle Sports Suppliers of Specialist Climbing and Mountaineering Equipment. Free delivery for most orders.
Mountain Warehouse
Outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment from Berghaus, Karrimor, Sprayway and other leading brands.
Moorland Rambler Exeter based outdoor gear retailer.
Outback Trading
Helston Based outdoor gear retailer.
Craig Don Mountain Sports Scotland based outdoor gear retailer with online shop.


streetmap.co.uk A handy site, allowing you to search for places by name, by GridRef, Postcode etc. Handy for finding out where people live!...and useful for finding crags if you have their GR. Useful. This is the UK specific one:
streetmap.com/ provides a more global selection!
ordnancesurvey You can view maps online, buy maps and even view old maps. Useful.


Course Providers/Training

Spirit of Adventure Devon based company who also operate abroad and throughout the UK; provide some interesting-looking trekking holidays, Amazon paddling trips, paddling in Lapland, Dog Sledding, Whale Watching etc etc.
Vertical Frontiers Climbing courses, mountaineering, trekking and expeditions.
Manor Activity Centre A centre in St. Issey, North Cornwall. Provide a large range of courses.
Compass West A range of courses from The Edwards' in Spain and Cornwall. Also has some other bits and bobs.
Cornish Rock Tours Activity provider based in Polzeath, North Cornwall.

Llanberis Guides Headed by IFMGA mountain guides Libby Peter and Ric Potter. Specialising in climbing and mountaineering guiding/coaching in Wales, with highly qualified and experienced local guides.
Plas Y Brenin Top UK centre for most things outdoors. Also with nice accomodation and a climbing wall.
Rock Climbing Company Climbing in North Wales and Spain with Silvia Fitzpatrick.

Outdoor Leaders Handbook Some useful bits for those who work in outdoor pursuits.

Plas Y Brenin These geezas will sort out all your instructor Climbing/Mountain/Kayaking
Mountain Training Board These geezas are the "co-ordinating body for all mountain training schemes in the UK" and an essential visit if you wish to find out more about the Mountain/climbing instructing business

First Aid
Really Good First Aid Providers of hands on, jargon free, practical First Aid and Outdoor Training. Our 2 day Outdoor First Aid course is the benchmark for all Outdoor Instructors who need to keep their National Governing Body Award qualifications valid. Recommended.





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