• A woman outdoor bouldering at Stanage Edge in the Peak District

    From the Wall to the Wild – How to Start Bouldering Outdoors

    Climbing has seen a huge boom in popularity over the recent years, with indoor bouldering gyms popping up in cities all over the world. What at one point was an esoteric pastime of a small minority, is now a popular and undeniably mainstream sport to be featured in the next two Olympic games. With so many new people getting into bouldering through indoor climbing walls – the transition to outdoor climbing is becoming more and more difficult. This article will walk through the most common questions people have about how to start bouldering outdoors.

  • Bouldering at Wimberry Rocks

    Best Places for Low Grade Bouldering in the Peak District

    The Peak District is world renowned for its gritstone climbing and bouldering. However, one thing I noticed when I moved here and started to regularly venture out for bouldering is that many of the most famous crags and the best guidebooks are geared towards harder boulders and more experienced climbers. Bouldering for me is something I do occasionally and quite sporadically – usually opting to go trad climbing instead. Therefore, I have never quite got my head around highballs, gnarly landings and seemingly holdless gritstone problems. Instead, I prefer to go to places where the boulders aren’t too high and owning just one bouldering pad is enough to protect the…

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    Welcome to Hill Days: a new website focusing on outdoor adventures in the UK

    Welcome! I'm Ina - the writer behind Hill Days - and I am a climber, mountaineer and runner. In Hill Days I share my personal adventures, advice and experiences. Being in the nature is hugely beneficial for our physical and mental wellbeing and I hope I can inspire your journey to the outdoors. I have been a hillwaker and mountaineer for a long time and want to share some of the things I have learned and the amazing places I have explored.