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Improve your climbing
Do you want to improve your climbing? TCA offers a range of coaching options for all levels
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?
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.
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.
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
Forgetting to clip auto belay – an interview
Climbing on auto belay is a safe sport, if it is done correctly. But lose focus and any one of us could forget to clip. We speak to Sam about her accident and what we need to do as climbers to stay safe.
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.
Finding your Edge: mental wellbeing and climbing
Rewatch our first online event with Hetty Key who shared results from her research into mental wellbeing and the outdoors and talked about the Women's Trad Festival
Free yoga sessions
Follow along with two free yoga sessions from the amazing Anna Beata Yoga
Keep spirits up with these ideas to help you train at home...or not!
Hazel Findlay on Mental Health and Climbing
Hazel shares her thoughts on why climbing is so good for your mental health and what can you do to stay positive in lockdown.
Mental health and mindset videos
Find ways to overcome fear, push past challenges and be inspired through sport to improve your mental wellbeing.
Focus on mental health and climbing
Taking time to reflect on the benefits of sport and mental health and examining climbers' negative self-talk.
Griptonite app launched in TCA Glasgow
Try our powerful and fun new app to log climbs, track progress and take part in challenges.
Courses at The Church
Improve your skills with our specialist courses - restarting in September 2020
Top tips for cragging safely after lockdown
It is a good time to explore local crags. Roz and Jonny have compiled essential advice for getting restarted.
TCA coach and strong lady Roz Frugtniet has created a plan to help you stay in shape.
Secrets to becoming a semi-decent climber
Lucy shares the secrets to her success.
Training at home
Good sources for home-based training ideas.
TCA’s guide to climbing etiquette
Learn some top tips for understanding climbing etiquette to help you be the coolest climber
Coping with climbing finger injuries
Learn about finger anatomy, common pulley injuries and recovery
Work with coaches to get an insightful assessment of your climbing abilities and recommendations on areas to develop if you want to progress up the grades.
Top tips for safer roped climbing
Find out the essential checks that will keep you safe at height.
Anna Beata Yoga explores the ways in which climbers can benefit from yoga.
The ABCD of why bouldering makes you a better route climber…
Alan Cassidy shares his essential training tips to help you send your roped climbing projects!
Cobra Corner Takes on the New Auto-belay Wall
This week in Cobra Corner, Stu jumps on our new auto-belay wall at the Prop Store.