Inspired by the Olympics?

Are you new to climbing and did you get inspired? Are you here checking out what to do next?

There's some information here to help you, or do check our map to find your nearest climbing wall!

All about the Olympics (our articles from July 2021)

Happy bouldering girl closeup (c) Andy Day Well it has been a long time coming but the Olympics are here! We are excited to see climbing featured for the first time! We wanted to share some great resources out there with you. Firstly how the Olympic format all works, on the Olympics website.

Secondly, details about how to access and enjoy the climbing. There is some great information in this UKClimbing article about how the Olympic broadcasting will be done, with interviews with the team who will be bringing the games to our homes which includes input from climber Molly Thompson-Smith. There's another interesting UKC article from behind the scenes here. Also, thanks to our friends at ClimbScotland for this handy guide and check out the BMC's helpful article: How to watch climbing in the Olympics.

Shauna Coxsey is of course our athlete to watch out for at Sport Climbing's debut at the Olympics. Check out this article here about "Team GB women to watch"(credit Sky News). Follow @GBClimbing on social channels to keep up to date with the action from Tokyo.

Enjoy the games everyone and for climbing walls, do get over to the Get Climbing portal. Get Climbing is a joint initiative for our sector to capitalise on the excitement around the Olympics and bring new people into the sport. This campaign aims to support all walls and will provide you with a national, digital campaign promoting our sport as well as a high-quality suite of brand and campaign assets for you to use to specifically point people to Get Climbing taster sessions at your own wall.

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