Roots-Climbing is a throw back to the 80's and 90's, but with both eyes on the future. Our passion is in developing boulders and establishing new areas. While we embrace the modern indoor scene, we are principally a wilderness brand. We like rocks, searching for rocks and being outside. The Culm Coast and Exmoor are our favourite bouldering areas.
We are also happy to give up climbing time for hangboarding and questing, and many significant discoveries have been made. To this end, Roots-Climbing has been involved in several guide books over the years, the most recent being the book, Quarry Life, Forest of Dean Bouldering, this was followed by ForestBlocks. We also developed the Edge Progression training method and the ideal hangboard to work from. Not limited to the Forest, our chief designer put up a few problems on the Culm Coast, long before it was fashionable, though the search there is mostly a soul filling exercise and power test, a place where you can wander at will and everything feels like a discovery. The Forest has been the principle hunting ground for a few years now and this page is dedicated to these developments and some Culm bouldering action, as lets be honest the problems there are generally world class.
Bouldering... it's a roots thing.
Developments in the Forest of Dean. Control Freak, 6c and Big Little World, 6b. There is more bouldering in the Forest of Dean than you might have realised.
Climbers: Guidebook publisher and climbing hold designer, David and partner Laura Skilton.
The next two images are also from the latest Forest of Dean bouldering sessions. Out of Time Man, 7a+/b and the Perfect Boulder 6a.
Below, our Forest of Dean bouldering guide book, Quarry Life, sold out at the moment, but Forest Blocks, with all the latest secrets, is in the works.
The next three video clips are from the FoD.
By the sea is The Board at Lynmouth West.
Below... evidence that Edge Progressions on the Baseline Hangboard really work, Laura sending the new classic, Covid Lockdown on the HP Bloc.
...Roots-Climbing owner, working what became, Delicieux, also on the HP Bloc in the Forest of Dean. This one is in the 7a/b region.
...this is the brilliant problem on the HP Bloc in the Forest of Dean. Definitely one of the best boulders in the Forest. Delicieux. 7a/b. The line was recently reclimbed starting 1M to the right.
The long anticipated Forest Blocks. A mini guide that covers a handful of new areas and problems. All of which are gems!
June 2021 and Dan is working some cool new problems in Kernow.
Early morning sun on one of the nicest Culm Coast 6a boulders. South of Hartland Quay.
End of June and we were on the Culm working on a new bouldering guide book. Not many venture this far past the Tidal Pinch Points...
Way past the point of no return, if you get the tides wrong here, you're going to drown. Deep in the Culm Coast, a bouldering treasure for locals and close friends.
Climber: Laura Skilton on a cool E1 6a. One of several fine highballs far from the crowds.