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Blokfest Returns To TCA Bristol

We're delighted to tell you that after making a northery excursion last season, the Blokfest roadshow will be returning to TCA Bristol on Saturday January 17th.

The brainchild of Multi-time British Champion Gaz Parry and The Castle head setter Mike Langley, Blokfest is one of the best comps in the UK calender.

Here's what they've got to say:

Hi all,

Its official we are back for another season. We have been overwhelmed by the support and psyche of everyone out there and we cannot wait for another season to kick off. This year we have arranged a 5 event festival series at 5 awesome venues. This year alongside Westway, Castle, TCA Bristol and Mile End we are excited to start what will no doubt become a great relationship with Boulder Brighton. Boulder Brighton is an excellent bouldering only centre in the South with a great atmosphere, awesome staff and brilliant walls so be sure to book your travel down to this event. 

Mile End and TCA Bristol are also making changes in time for Blokfest to there facilities both creating new mega comp walls that Blokfest will for sure be making the most of. The Westway was a brilliant event last year and we are so psyched that we can open the season with them. As for the Castle - well its flipping massive - say no more!   

So guys these are your dates, get planning and get psyched as we guarantee the 2014-15 season will be bigger and event better. 

Saturday 25th October Westway 
Saturday 15th November Boulder Brighton 
Saturday 13th December Castle
Saturday 17th January TCA Bristol
Sunday 1st March Mile End 

Further updates and registration information will be making its way up on the website over the next few months so keep an eye out for those. 

See everyone soon and get that training in!

Team Blokfest.


Scarpa Shoe Raffle For The Local Fixed gear Fund

We have 2 pairs of Scarpa climbing shoes of your choice to give away!!! You just need to buy a raffle ticket for only £1 next time you come to the centre! The money will go to Avon and Cheddar Fixed Gear Fund!

Help to replace those rusty pegs and bolts! You have until Sunday 31st to get your winning ticket...


Summer Comp Images

A couple great photos of the comp from Dan Stephenson. Climbing heroes are Frances Bensley, Johnny Kydd and James Squire.


Summer Comp Top Placings

What a fantastic atmosphere for the summer comp last night. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a memorable event, and thanks especially to Scarpa, Beta Climbing Designs and Ellis Brigham.

Here are the top placings:

Flash Comp

Junior male. 1) Finley Wood, 2) Lyall Wood

Youth male 1) James Squire, 2) Tommy Matthews, 3) Vincent Colas

Youth female 1) Alisha Garside, 2) Natalie Gooder, 3) Ali Squire

Adult male 1) Johnny Kydd, 2) Duma Brickhill, 3) Luke Hutchinson

Adult female 1) Frances Bensley, 2) Rosea Day, 3) Kelly Vargas

Vet male 1) Dan Savory, 2) Paul Edwards, 3) Stefan Kruger

Head to Head

1) Frances Bensley, 2) Rosea Day, 3) Alisha Garside

1) Duma Brickhill, 2) James Squire, 3) Johnny Kydd

Grope The Slope

Male Sam Hunter 55 seconds

Female Frances Bensley 46seconds


The Forest and the Gorge

James Squire is one of the most dedicated young boulderers in the country,making his mark finding new problems thoughout the Bristol area. 

In this film he showcases two such gems.