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Training course // Mindfulness 8-week programme

What is the training? This is an 8 week mindfulness training programme specifically designed for climbers (although non-climbers welcome!). It follows a mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) hybrid.   But what IS mindfulness? Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation that helps us develop...

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Train for Climbing // FREE event

Do you ever feel like:

  • You're not fit enough for climbing?

  • You've hit a climbing plateau?

  • You'd like to train with others in a more social environment?

  • You feel out of place in a standard gym?

  • You don't feel comfortable training on your own?

  • You don't have other women to climb with?

This session could be for you:

I hate the gym
Boulder problems, campus board and gym equipment at PT Hut Stockport

Boulder problems, campus board and gym equipment at PT Hut Stockport

By Emily Pitts // I’ve only ever been to a gym twice in my life and I hated every moment. I felt like a fish in goldfish bowl and a fish out of water at the same time. I couldn’t get out fast enough. In fact the last time, I actually did a runner out of a class at a Virgin Active gym after 25 minutes, because I felt like my life was seeping away, it was so boring. I hate the gym. Hate hate hate it. I hate the idea of slogging away inside, when the weather is nice outdoors. I hate the idea of ‘working out’ with a bunch of muscle bound men who want to gawp at my sweating, heaving, struggling body, while showing off their massive pecs, as I struggle away picking up a 5kg weight.

ROCfest 5.0 2014 // Rock Over

ROCfest 5.0 2014

ROCfest 5.0 is a bouldering competition, in Manchester on Saturday 1st February 2014, designed to give everyone a chance to compete in a friendly environment.  We’re putting in some teams and we would love it if you’d join one of our teams.  So far we’ve got about six people signed up to compete, with people bouldering at grades V1 – V6, so there’s a real mix.  We’ve been promised that no-one will get 0 points!  

Ladies' Night // Rockover Climbing

bouldering outdoorsNaomi Buys is the star coach leading Rockover's new Ladies' Night - fortnightly on Thursdays, starting on 16th January 2014.

The sessions are designed for anyone who wants to improve their bouldering with the guidance of a skilled and experienced coach.

You can join the sessions whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete beginner - Naomi is experienced in coaching people at all levels of skill, strength and confidence.

Cathy O'Dowd Talked Nanga Parbat


Cathy O'Dowd Speaker 2On 7th October Cathy joined us
for an evening's talk about her recent expedition up Nanga Parbat.  The event, supported by Pitch Climbing, Mountain Equipment & Manchester Climbing Centre, was a tremendous success and we would like to thank everyone who came to the event.  We hope that all of you who joined us enjoyed the company of Cathy and hearing her truly inspiring story - she's an incredible woman and we are very proud to have hosted the lecture and to have met her.  She gave an eloquent presentation and answered innumerable questions from the floor.

Free Climbing Goody Bag

Get your tickets quick for our Film Screening of Push It at Manchester Climbing Centre on Thursday August 29th at 7pm to be in with a chance of winning our marvellous free Climbing Goody Bag (climb-on hand preparation, gorgeous t-shirt, chalk and more fun stuff...

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