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Black Diamond Tribe Leaders
Find out who this year's BD Tribe Leaders are.
Southwest summer challenge
Visit all 3 TCA centres in the Southwest and win freebies
Let’s go clubbing!
If you are looking to meet other climbers, to improve your skills or just to have some fun, we have lots of climbers' clubs in Bristol that you can choose from.
Improve your climbing
Do you want to improve your climbing? TCA offers a range of coaching options for all levels
Pricing change for 2022
Find out about a pricing change and a new way to support Urban Uprising through TCA
Covid-safe rules for climbing at TCA
Understand the latest Covid-safe rules at TCA
Christmas presents for climbers
We have lots of ideas that will keep the climber in your life happy this Christmas
Christmas 2021 opening times
Plan your Christmas climbing sessions at TCA
New members – first month just £33 for adults
Get to know TCA with a special new member offer of one month unlimited climbing – including gym access.
How to start roped climbing
Want to start roped climbing? We explain the basics to help you get started.
How to start bouldering
You can start bouldering at any centre without doing a course, but what actually is it?
Get a taste of Olympic climbing
Want to try climbing? The Climbing Academy is offering Olympics themed taster sessions for just £6 per person.
Climbing in the Olympics
As climbing reaches the Olympics for the first time, find out about the format and ones to watch.
Offers for Chippenham residents
We have created some offers to help the people of Chippenham get into climbing before The Arc opens. Discounted tasters, passes and more.
Is it possible to climb with kids?
We spoke to parents at TCA to find out how they’ve faced and conquered the challenge of climbing with kids. From encouraging them to making time for yourself. Here's how to make it work.
TCA squad – challenging, friendly, rewarding
Owen Taylor tells us about his time in the youth climbing team
The Arc – a new climbing centre in Chippenham
A brand new climbing centre is announced for Chippenham, a joint venture from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity and TCA.
Top tips for climbing outside
If you are new to climbing outdoors or thinking about starting we have gathered some useful tips to help you stay safe and confident.
I didn’t expect to be learning a new sport at my age!
We talk to parents of kids who climb in our squad about how climbing has impacted their lives.
Staying safe at TCA
We are here to keep you as safe as possible. Take our safety quiz, find out about coaching or just refresh your knowledge and skills.
April reopening – finally!
TCA centres reopen in April and we can't wait to welcome you back.
Pre-paid passes and reopening
Everything you need to know about pre-paid passes as we reopen our climbing centres.
Climbing is great for mental health
Tom Stabbins reflects on the ways in which climbing has helped his mental health
Climbing hard and saving lives
TCA climber, Dr Ry McHenry's had an incredible 2020. In between heavy shifts in ICU he managed one of his best climbing years to date
The secrets of safer belaying
Watch our talk: We discuss the pros and cons of different devices, skill-fade, why accidents happen and offer practical ideas for practising and improving your belaying safely.
Let’s go outside
A useful skip through lots of the things you should be thinking about if you're starting to climb outside. With guide and coach Trev Massiah
Finding the positive: the psychology of climbing
Watch our free Q&A Hazel Findlay. Get tips to deal with stress and create a positive mindset. Stay safe and make progress by managing your comfort, stretch or panic zone.
Manuals for the mind
Here is our recommended reading list to help you get calm, collected and ready for your ascent.
Competition to name our new centre
Our new climbing wall in Chippenham is due to open in later in the year (Covid-permitting). We want you to come up with a name and logo idea.
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival – watch online
Watch the very best of 2020's ShAFF from the comfort of home and help TCA.