Credit: Molly Thompson-Smith

5 mins with world champion climber Molly Thompson-Smith

Since Molly Thompson-Smith stormed onto the climbing scene years ago she dominated the British competition climbing circuit , at both junior and senior level. Today at the age of 17, she is as the ranked number one climber in the world in her age category. We managed to get a few moments in her hectic schedule…

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Credit: Fran Brown

Fran Brown on climbing, competing and championships

Fran Brown grew up in Cornwall and started climbing age 11. She climbed for 11 years before a spinal cord injury resulted in disability. Nonetheless, she resolved to get back into climbing and is now the World Paraclimbing Champion, is sponsored by Arch Climbing wall and is an experienced route setter. She also uses her…

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Credit: Castle Climbing

Best for Bouldering: Castle, Mile End, Arch = fun times!

Have you ever yearned for an all-over body workout which doesn’t involve being beasted by a bootcamp instructor? There are a few, and one of the most joyously all-consuming ones is indoor bouldering. Because you’re not restricted by the (sucky) weather, or whether your friend can come along to be your belay buddy –  as…

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