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DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLIMBING – TCA YOUTUBE
Covid-safe rules for climbing at TCA
Understand the latest Covid-safe rules at TCA
10 years of TCA Glasgow
Take a walk down memory lane as we celebrate 10 amazing years of TCA Glasgow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Mental health and mindset videos
Find ways to overcome fear, push past challenges and be inspired through sport to improve your mental wellbeing.
James Rudge climbing at TCA
Paraclimber James talks about getting back into climbing at TCA and we share his brilliant new video.
Griptonite app launched in TCA Glasgow
Try our powerful and fun new app to log climbs, track progress and take part in challenges.
Chalk and coronavirus
Research shows climbing chalk is unlikely to transmit coronavirus
As the brand new Dumby guide hits the shelves, co-author and TCA staff member John Hutchinson shares his personal connection to the Clyde's iconic climbing venue.
A life of climbing – Alan Cassidy
TCA Director Alan reminisces about his journey into climbing and a few of his biggest climbs.
Musings on the art of route-setting
TCA setter Dan talks about the art and challenges of being a route-setter
Team TCA is staying home
To give COVID the boot! Watch our video
Pretty Strong – screening in your living room
Watch Pretty Strong from the comfort of your own sofa - a climbing film about women, by women, and for everyone.
TCA’s guide to climbing etiquette
Learn some top tips for understanding climbing etiquette to help you be the coolest climber
Have you seen inside The Mothership expansion?
Take a look at Bristol's newest indoor climbing space
From Tennis to climbing
Hear route-setter Jonny's unusual story of how tennis brought him close to the sport he now loves
Don’t let go! Climbing in retirement
Did you know that all over 70s climb for free at TCA? We talk to Alan to find out about climbing at 71
Hazel Findlay joins Urban Uprising at The Prop Store
Top UK climber and Urban Uprising’s Ambassador Hazel Findley volunteers for her first session with the charity at The Prop Store.
Meet our new Black Diamond Local Heroes
Get to know some of the familiar faces around the TCA climbing scene
Inclusive climbing – changing lives
Tom Stabbins shares his thoughts on the power of climbing to change lives.