Friday, 8 March 2013

Sync City Magazine: The rock climbing capital

Sheffield has long been regarded as the UK’s climbing capital. Surrounded by the beautiful Peak District National Park and home to a plethora of world-class indoor training facilities, the Steel City attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. It is the destination of choice for anyone hoping to test their mettle on the renowned grit or lime stone crags that litter the surrounding countryside. And this ease of access has meant that many of the country’s most difficult routes and boulder problems have been established in the region. In turn, this forged the way for the modern indoor climbing wall, as the city’s residents continued to push the sport to new heights in terms of difficulty, requiring climbers to train in dedicated facilities.

This is the introduction to my article in Sync City Magazine's March issue, published on March 1 2013. You can pick up a FREE copy in numerous locations across Sheffield or download and read it online.