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  • 09 Sep

    Opening our second wall!

    Posted By: Robbie

    SO! On Monday the 12th September 2016 we are opening our second facility in Plymouth. The Marjon university wall has been handed over to us to run and manage!    It is exciting times for us, our aim all those years ago when we opened was to eventually open and manage walls around the South West and provide high level climbing available...

  • 15 Aug

    Pokemon GO! at Dart Rock!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi! Did you all know that Dart Rock is a Pokastop?

  • 08 Jun

    Well, its been a roller coaste ride to be sure! Dart Rock is now 7 years old and we have been through so many changes over the years.  As you can see our new website is up and running, this has been a long task many due to things that just keep happening! We now offer our unique GO! CLIMB! sessions for all ages, no experience in climbing...

  • 26 Feb

    Easter kids clubs

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, Just to let you know that as usual we will be running kids clubs over the Easter break. Monday 30th March and  6th April 2.30-4.30 Wednesday 1st April and 8th April 2.30-4.30 Friday 3rd April and 10th April 2.30-4.30 All sessions are £12pp and must be booked  to secure a place Give us a call and get them up the...

  • 22 Feb

    Phone's down.

    Posted By: Robbie

    Unfortunately our phone is down, if you want to contact us either use the form on this site, our email info@dartrock.co.uk  or on this number: 07926045793.   Thank you for your patience. 

  • 22 Jan

    Hi all, To keep you fit and lean in 2015 we have decided to offer a £25 per month boulder only monthly membership, come in as often as you like in a month for only £25!! No excuse not to get strong!!   Robbie and the team 

  • 29 Dec

    Come on down and burn off some of that Christmas excess! A reminder of our opening hours this week: Mon 29th Dec - 10am to 8pm Tue 30th Dec - 10am to 8pm Wed 31st Dec - 10am to 6pm Thu 1st Jan - Midday to 6pm Friday 2nd Jan onwards - normal hours.   We will doing our usual New Years day half price yearly memberships, yes half price!...

  • 05 Dec

    This year we will be offering extra children's clubs on: Tuesday 23rd December 2.30-4.30pmTuesday 24th December 2.30-3.30pmThese sessions are £12pp and booking is essentialOur usual weekend drop in clubs will be happening on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December £9ppAlso as usual we will be offering our New Years day half price yearly...

  • 04 Nov

    Christmas deals

    Posted By: Robbie

    Check out our Christmas bouldering deal!Throughout the months before Christmas and New Year why not take advantage of our £25.00 unlimited monthly bouldering deal?! Yes thats right, £25.00 for a month of unlimited bouldering Offer runs until the New year so be quick! Get strong over Christmas! Robbie and The Team 

  • 03 Sep

    Winter workshop programe

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, Hope you have all had good summer shenanigans.....So as usual we have put together a winter workshop series so that there will be something going on every evening throughout the winter, either free or at a seriously reduced cost. We will be posting the program very soon on Facebook and on here, so watch this space.... We have also restarted...

  • 21 Jul

    Dart Rock is Five!!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    On the 25th July 2014 we will be five years old!! Its been an amazing ride and we are really looking forward to another 5 years bringing some of the best indoor climbing in Devon! So to celebrate on Friday we are not making a huge fuss but we will be offering some fantastic membership deals and giving away some prizes and gifts to our dedicated...

  • 28 May

    More stuff!

    Posted By: Robbie

    So, now the boulder cave has been open for a while and its been getting some amazing usage from climbers of all abilities. Just to keep you interested we will be building another training facility in the next week or so. We will be brining you a High Intensity Training board HIT unique in the South West! Dart Rock once again at the head of...

  • 26 Mar

    New cave open!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Come and try out our fantastic new bouldering cave!!  

  • 15 Jan

    New bouldering and cave!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, Pretty much from the day we opened we have been planning more and more climbing. Unfortunately due to lots of circumstances we were never able to continue with our vision.However, now we are really excited to be bringing you just the type of new climbing we have been dreaming of!!We are currently in the process of building and exciting...

  • 12 Dec

    Christmas and New Year opening

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 27 Nov

    Deals, deals, deals

    Posted By: Robbie

    Its on its way again......The big, big membership deal, fancy a whole years climbing for only £187.50???, fancy a lifetime unlimited membership for only £1,200? Its on its way, watch this space and our facebook page to find out when and how to get your hands on some serious deals.Robbie

  • 28 Oct

    Winter comp series

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 23 Oct

    Half term kids club fun

    Posted By: Robbie

    Ok folks, so its half term....Here are times and dates for our half term extra kids clubs, booking essential:Monday 28th Oct, Wednesday 30th Oct and Friday 1st Nov, 2.30-4.30pm £12.00pp for two hours of climbing fun!Call 01364644499 to book

  • 22 Sep

    W/CMondayTuesdayWednesdaysThursdaysFridaySaturdaySunday04-NovBasics CourseBoulder Coaching Drop In - Andy HayleyYoga for Climbing Beginners - PaulaBeasting Drop InMusic night, request a song/soundtrack  11-NovBasics CourseLadies Coaching Route Setting-BertBeasting Drop InProgress your climbing-Ian  18-NovBasics...

  • 11 Sep

    After School clubs are back!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, Just a reminder that our after school clubs are now back in operation for the new term. Only £5.00!! for an hour of climbing, roped and bouldering. Tuesday and Wednesday 4.30 to 5.30. Todays session is full but we do have spaces for next Tuesday.....book in now to avoid disappointment. NICAS covered on each session. If its as popular...

  • 04 Sep

    Schools offer

    Posted By: Robbie

    So...School is back and its time for another Dart Rock killer offer...we are offering intro School sessions for only £5.00 per head!! one hour of exciting climbing instruction including all equipment and a free tea for staff!! Free introduction to the NICAS scheme http://www.nicas.co.uk/ so why not give us a call on 01364 644 499 to get your...

  • 21 Aug

    Hi all, We are currently looking for an apprentice to work weekends and some evenings. Applicants should be climbers who are working towards their National qualifications and are keen to learn instructing/coaching skills as well as business and customer service. The successful individual would get the opportunity to work alongside national coaches...

  • 19 Aug

    Get featured!

    Posted By: Robbie

    So, we have added a bouldering page to our website as part of our promotion New bouldering page on our website, please send in your indoor bouldering pictures to get featured on the website and win a months free climbing!!!http://www.dartrock.co.uk/bouldering_dart_rock.phpYeah!!

  • 19 Aug

    Winter already!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    So one of the first free sessions this winter will be our popular movement, technique, bouldering workshops. Improve your climbing with one of our FREE weekly Winter sessions, just pay regular bouldering entry of £6.00 and get free movement skills!! Last Winter these sessions were very popular, however there will be no need to book, all our Winter...

  • 15 Aug

    Summer series final!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Details for the Summer series final on Sunday 18th August 2013:10 top ropes, 20 boulder problems...no grades...yes you did hear correctly, we are not going to put grades on the blocs or routes this time!! Hopefully this will encourage everyone to have a go at something they would not normally try.Come along, get a scorecard for £1.00 and climb...

  • 09 Aug

    Next random summer deal.

    Posted By: Robbie

    SOOOOOO..... Here it is the summer madness, random offers thing...all weekend starting on Saturday at 12pm by your monthly memberships for half price!!! yes half price that's only £19.00 for a whole months unlimited climbing!! Get in!!Robbie and the team

  • 05 Aug

    Random Summer deals

    Posted By: Robbie

    Ok folks.....this Wednesday from 1pm its half price day!! Climb for half price!! Also bring a young person and you climb for only £3.00!!! Come on!! why not?Robbie and the Dart Rock team

  • 28 Jul

    Family friendly climbing

    Posted By: Robbie

    Don't forget weekends at Dart Rock are family friendly, if you are registered and you bring in an under 18yr old to climb they climb for £5.00 and you climb for half price!! only £4.00!!. Also half price gear hire!! So dodge the rain and have a great climb!! All year every weekend. Also weekday mornings are only £3.00 to climb,...

  • 16 Jul

    Mid summer madness madness!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi Folks!!!!! BIG NEWS!!! Due to the popularity of our mid summer madness offers we have decided to offer the yearly memberships at HALF PRICE!!! YES HALF PRICE so grab yourself a bargain and get yearly membership at your favourite wall for only £187.50!!! Also don't forget that lifetime memberships are also available at £1200.The 21st...

  • 15 Jul

    Staff needed!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, Dart Rock is currently looking for new staff to help fill, desk hours (weekends and evenings) and instructor sessions.If you feel that you are the right stuff and want to work in a cool environment please get in touch. We cannot offer any full time posts right now however we will hopefully be able to offer full time contracts in the Winter.For...

  • 03 Jun

    Mid Summer Madness!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Ok folks...its here, Mid Summer Dart Rock madness. For one day only we have crazy membership deals available....the 21st July is the day, get your wallets ready for mad Summer deals: 25% off annual membership £281.25 including one extra month free (10 available) · 10% off Monthly £33.75 (unlimited) · ...

  • 30 May

    Well as you all probably know by now the IFSC failed in their bid to get sport climbing into the Olympic Games. A lot of our customers signed the petition and showed support for the bid, however I know that there are many who feel that climbing as an Olympic sport would ruin climbing and that it is a good thing that it did not get in. I thought...

  • 25 May

    Team trials...Olympics maybe?

    Posted By: Robbie

    So, The youth competition series is nearly over and our newly formed youth team did extremely well.Its time to think about the exciting new season and we will be running team trials for our youth climbing team on 21st July 2013....follow this link for more details...https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200731500361522&set=a.1035999591885.2007312.1582337957&type=1&theaterYou...

  • 15 May

    Summer series, hot, hot, hot!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Well it looks like we have had the Summer!! Anyway our Dart Rock summer top rope and boulder series is going well and keeping everyone warm.......Three rounds 5th to 26th May, 9th to 30th June and 14th July to 4th August. 10 top ropes from 4to 8a and 20 boulder problems on each round. Buy your score card for just £1.00 and have a go at either...

  • 22 Apr

    Smashing it up!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    We at Dart Rock we have been really amazed by our young climbing competition team. After only one year in training our team has secured three places in the final of the BMC youth climbing competition. Two of our team Tom Wright and Ellis Butler-Barker are in the running for an all out win!! Also next weekend we are off to the Lake District climbing...

  • 10 Mar

    Sponsored climbers success

    Posted By: Robbie

    Well its been a whirlwind few months for Dart Rock and our youth team.All our team are doing really well in the BMC youth series and have all completed the first round in fine style, in fact there were some high positions in the rankings for most of our team. Ellis Butler-Barker one of our young sponsored climbers came first in his category and Tom...

  • 01 Mar

    I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone for coming to the first Dart Rock South West climbing film festival on Sunday 24th Feb 2013. It was a huge success and the films were amazing.Congratulations to Hannah, Ian, Darren, Jill, Tom, Ellis and Charlie for getting through to the final and a massive pat on the back for Hannah who won...

  • 30 Jan

    Yoga tonight

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all you yogini's. Just a reminder that there are spaces on Paula's yoga lesson tonight. It will be here last lesson for a while as she is having a much needed shoulder operation.So folks make the most of tonight to improve your core strength and focus for your winters training.NAMASTERobbie, Paula and the Dart Rock crew

  • 08 Jan

    Ellis does an awesome job!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    We are really chuffed to announce that Ellis Butler-Barker Dart Rock's sponsored young climber and youth climbing team member has just climbed 'Guy Fawkes' at the cuttings Portland his first font 8A!!Read more here http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67724Well done Ellis and James Squire his climbing partner!! Heres to more success...

  • 23 Dec

    Hi All,As our Christmas gift to you this year we are offering 50% off yearly membership for one day only.Pay up front for a year’s membership on New Year’s day, this usually costs £375 for on adult and get it for £187.50. This deal includes family memberships. so This means were a second adult would usually cost £125.00...

  • 19 Dec

    Christmas opening times

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi Folks, Dart Rock would like to wish you all a fun Christmas and a Happy New year. We hope you all enjoy your time off and time with friends and family.If you would like a break from all the turkey and Christmas TV we are open EVERY DAY!!! throughout the Christmas period...even Christmas day!We have reduced hours so check out facebook or in centre...

  • 04 Nov

    Leading Ladder Underway!

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 02 Nov

    Hi All, Just to let you know that we are currently having problems with the phone lines. If you need any help or advice or want to book please give us an email; info@dartrock.co.uk We hope to have it fixed by this afternoon. Thanks, The Dart Rock Team.

  • 23 Oct

    This week at Dart Rock

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 17 Oct

    Hi All, This is an advanced warning that over next week the bouldering will be decreasing from Monday 22nd Oct - Thursday 25th Oct due to route stripping. There will be no bouldering on Friday 26th Oct & Saturday 27th Oct due to route setting for the first round of the Youth Open Boulder Series and Adult Open Boulder Series comp. The first round...

  • 25 Sep

    Its Competition Time...

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 21 Sep

  • 06 Sep

    Hi Folks, Well its been a roller coaster ride this Summer with poor weather, the Olympics, full kids clubs and all our outdoor sessions. The Summer price deal may have ended but we are doing everything we can to keep our prices low and continue to bring you fantastic climbing, events and tuition. We are planning our Winter events now so if you have...

  • 26 Aug

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi All, This is just a quick note to say that we are open as usual Bank Holiday Monday (28/7/12). We're open to the general public 10am - 10pm every week day and 12-6 at the weekend. Bank Holiday Monday will be peak entry all day, but you can still get £1 off if you are a student, work for the NHS, emergency services, armed forces,...

  • 16 Jul

  • 16 Jul

    BOULDER RESET 27-30th JULY

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello All, With the weather continuing to be a bit rubbish and spoiling our chances of getting outside we are doing a tottal boulder re-set in order to give you something new to play on while the rain falls. Therefore there will be limited to no bouldering 27th-30th July while it is being stripped and Reset by Gaz Parry Do...

  • 15 Jul

  • 24 Jun

    After School clubs

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi Folks, Just to let yo know we have now started our after School club.Every Wednesday from 4.30 to 5.30 only £5.00! You will need to give us a call and book for this popular club.

  • 11 Jun

    Posted By: Robbie

    England may be about to play in the Euro 1012 cup but not everyone is a fan. If you feel like giving football the 'red card' you can come and climb at Dart Rock for just £3.00 during any England match.the times are as follows;Monday 11th of June 10am - 7pmFriday 15th of June 7pm - 10pmTuesday 19th of June 7pm - 10pm If...

  • 28 May

    New after School clubs!!

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 27 May

    New stuff!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    New and exciting stuff coming to Dart Rock Climbing Centre soon!After School clubs, £5.00 (more details soon)Birthday parties now with food and cake!Outdoor after School climbingEVENTSOlympic Dart Rock take part in exciting Olympic comps, reduced prices, prizes and fun. Watch out for the Dart Rock Olympic torch relay coming to a crag/wall near...

  • 24 May

    Still Spaces on out Intro to Outdoor Sport Climbing.

  • 23 May

     Here at Dart Rock we are extremely proud of our volunteers. Where ever we can, we love to support them to achieve their goals. That’s whey we are very excited to announce that Dart Rock has just been accepted as approved providers of the vInspired Volunteering Awards for 14-25 year old.This is a nationally recognised scheme that supports...

  • 17 May

    Half term fun!

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 09 May

    BIG NEWS PEOPLE!

    Posted By: Robbie

     At Dart Rock we want to get you climbing as much as possible and this Summer starting from the 14th May we will be offering £3.00 climbing from 10am untill 1pm. So come into the centre between these times and climb for only £3.00!! Once you are in you can stay as long as you like...Cant beat that can you?Also our familiy deal continues...

  • 02 May

    Adventure race training

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi Folks,Dart Rock staff have some amazing skills, climbing and otherwise!We can provide training and knowledge for lots of thisngs ranging from industrial rope access to building climbing walls.One of the things we have been asked about lately is training for adventure races. We can provide all the knowledge and help with lots of the skills you...

  • 23 Apr

    The results are in!

    Posted By: Robbie

    A massive Thank you to everyone who came to Sundays GIANT Boulder Comp.Results:U16 Male 1st Ellis Butler-Barker 416 points2nd Alex Waterhouse 380 points3rd Aaron Phillips 235 points4th Thomas Rainey 188 points5th Sam Haywood 142 points6th Ed Gow-Smith 140 points7th Andy Price 131 points8th Kieran Dougherty Smith 117 points9th Charlie McFadzen 113 points...

  • 17 Apr

    Giant Boulder Reset

    Posted By: Robbie

    It's all getting very exciting at Dart Rock this week and we're busy getting ready for the GIANT BOULDER COMP this weekend.Just to let you know we will be stripping the Boulder and Traverse rooms ready for a full reset on Thursday, Friday and Saturday so these areas will be closed while the reset is in process.We will have over 50 shiney new...

  • 02 Apr

    Spring newsletter

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi Folks, So here it is!! the Dart Rock Spring newsletter, packed full of exciting news and information to get you fired up for the climbing season. Click the link above to read or print it off, if you are a Dart Rock member you should also get one in your inbox.We are always keen to get our feedback on our newsletter so please email us if you have...

  • 28 Mar

    The fantastic NICAS SCHEME

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, For some time now Dart Rock has been a primary centre for the NICAS (National indoor climbing achievement scheme). This is a fantastic way of getting involved in climbing, improving your skills or just keeping a record of how you are progressing.It is available to everyone from 7 yrs upwards and can be done as part of our childrens clubs or...

  • 08 Mar

    SPA and CWA training Courses

    Posted By: Robbie

    Here at Dart Rock we pride ourselves on being able to provide nationally recognised professional climbing qualifications. We regularly run MLTE  training and assessment courses for the CWA and SPA as well as the Climbing Wall Leading Award (CWLA), CWA Abseil modules, and offer site specific training.    Courses coming up: SPA...

  • 21 Feb

    Easter fun at Dart Rock

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, So believe it or not it is nearly Easter already! So if you are looking for something to do for your children Dart Rock is running its usual half term fun and games with 2 hour kids clubs.Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th, Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th April from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.Booking only, £12.00 per child, all equipment and instruction included....

  • 11 Feb

    Our weekend Family Deals also apply during school holidays so bring your kids climbing this half term and climb yourself for only £4! 2 sets of hire kit for only £5 - that's harnesses, climbing shoes, helmets and a belay plate **NEWS JUST IN**...Due to popular demand we have added another Half Term Kids Club on Friday 17th of Feb...

  • 06 Feb

    Beanie fest!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi All, So Paula may not be at the wall day to day but she has been busy creating hats for all you lovely climbers.Her company 'Monkey in a Hat' makes beanies with the climber (and monkey) in mind. We have a selection of her croched hats for sale to keep you warm and snuggly out on the crag or in the wall.So go on be the most stylish climber...

  • 20 Jan

    Easter half term fun!

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 16 Jan

    Hi Folks,A local student has asked if we can get you lovely people to answer a few questions to help him with his course work.please copy and paste the below questions, answer and email it back to; Sam.Mathews10@bicton.ac.uk. Thanks,Dart Rock Team  Active or passive cool downs?This questionnaire is part of an investigation into...

  • 09 Jan

    New low prices!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Great new prices at Dart Rock  We know that 2011 was a hard year financially for most people and it looks like 2012 will continue to be a struggle.  Here at the wall we want to help in any way we can to enable you all to climb and train throughout 2012, if we could we would let everyone climb for free!! Unfortunately we have to pay our bills...

  • 31 Dec

    Prizes!!! and New year

    Posted By: Robbie

     Happy New year to all our customers. We know that it can be difficult after Christmas to get to the wall after buying all those gifts. Start off the new year as you mean to go on. Hopefully we can help you keep strong in the New year. As a New Year competition we are offering a full free month of climbing to the person who introduces our...

  • 24 Dec

    Woof! Happy Christmas!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Happy Christmas everyone!  Thanks for all the fun through the year, all the slurpy toys you threw for me, and all the times you came to pat me when I was in reception  prison (especially when I was missing Mummy while she was away).  Thank you too for the blessings you all bring with smiles and stories and fun.  I love coming to...

  • 12 Dec

    Christmas opening

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 06 Dec

    Namaste!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Thank you to all my budding yoginis for a wonderful climbing and yoga session last night.  There has been a great deal of interest in running a regular yoga training session specific to climbing, so if you are interested, or if last night's yoga workshop was full and you would like to have a try, please email us or let us know on reception...

  • 01 Dec

    Christmas opening times!

    Posted By: Robbie

  • 28 Nov

    Come on you YOBS!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, So this Friday is the day....the 2nd round of the new youth bouldering competition YOBS (Youth open bouldering series) is at Dart Rock. Get yourself a team of 4 mixed, male or female and take part in this fantastic fun comp. You dont have to be an amazing climber just be willing to have a go.....you never know you may win a prize!If you think...

  • 24 Nov

    Stuff that goes on

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi Everyone. I would just tlike to take this opportunity to show you a short video of some of the other stuff that happens at the wall. Please watch the video from the link below.https://mail.dartrock.co.uk/OWA/redir.aspx?C=e7d17ec3f68841a7b31d5aa2bda366b8&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.facebook.com%2fl.php%3fu%3dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Fwatch%253Fv%253D7t7U5D8t6TI%26h%3diAQGeHQcFAQEqEAMLoh0SwlNSVWDnDlGLXVKcoJbEP4SoKwAdventure...

  • 21 Nov

    Roadworks and winter darkness!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello folks - just to let you know that during the dark days of Winter, Wales & West Utilities have seen their way to dessimate the infrastructure of Buckfastleigh!  You may have already noticed the Old Totnes Road has signs for a diversion (from both ends of the road!) But rest assured, we are open as usual.  If you are coming from the...

  • 09 Nov

    New for Winter

    Posted By: Robbie

    So now all the craziness of the leading ladder and our Halloween spooktacular has calmed down its time to get down to some serious winter training and climbing fun.New this winter we have Alpkit fig4's for hire, what are they you ask? Well they were designed originally to enable climbers to train indoors for winter climbing. Sharp and pointy axes...

  • 24 Oct

    Courses to keep everyone amused over the long winter months!Top up your skills, keep up to date with the latest recommendations, practice those skills that have maybe gone a bit rusty, try something new, learn about training for climbing or top up your movement techniques with some coaching. We have designed a series of evening workshops so you...

  • 19 Oct

    Newsletter and new problems

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello, We have all been having fun on the Leading ladder routes....I have to say they are very good routes and quite a lot easier that last years set!!!We hope that you are enjoying the engaging read that is our Autumn newsletter and that it has been useful and inspirational to you all.Just to let you know that our bouldering will be shut on the 28th...

  • 09 Oct

    Leading Ladder lovliness!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Ok folks, dont forget the BMC leading ladder returns to Dart Rock on the 15th October.This is a fantastic and fun competition taking place at 31 different walls around the country in twelve rounds. 10 routes from 5+ to 8a, three different categories and lots of venues make this the perfect way to kick off your winter training period.So why not take...

  • 01 Oct

    What a great YOB!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Well it was fantastic! The first round of the Devon Youth Open Bouldering competition was a great success. Well done to all the teams and a massive WELL DONE to Lewis Richardson, Jamie Langler and Ellis Butler Barker for winning the first round.Cat you are awesome for orgainising an amazing event.We hope to see all the teams again for round two...

  • 27 Sep

    YOBS are here!

    Posted By: Robbie

    So here it comes...the Devon YOBS are on their way to Dart Rock.This Friday afternoon teams of young people will be competing in the first Youth Open Bouldering series. We have had a tremendous response and it looks like its going to be great fun!The boulding wall will be closed on Thursday eveing foir re-setting to get ready for the event, the...

  • 26 Aug

    Halloween fun and games

    Posted By: Robbie

    Well Guys its nearly the end of the Summer...booo....but the good news is Dart Rock has an exciting Winter planned for you all....hooray!This Halloween on Sunday 30th October as usual we will be having our fancy dress and competition extraviganza. This year we will be holding a Dry Tooling and Alpkit Figfour(www.alpkit.com/dryice) competition...

  • 08 Aug

    Be a Devon YOB!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Devon Youth Open Bouldering Series (Devon YOBS) is a new and exciting climbing series open to all young people who live or attend school in Devon. No matter their climbing experience they are able to come along to Dart Rock Climbing Centre and take part. The series of 3 rounds will be run over 6 months starting at the end of September and running until...

  • 05 Aug

    Extreme ahead

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello all, I thought I would take this opportunity to give you all some recent news about our new exciting project Extreme Rock.The Leisure Dome development at Weston super Mare recieved planning permission  last month, Dart Rock have been asked to build and manage an exciting climbing facility situated within the Dome. At over 40m high the space...

  • 28 Jul

    What a great Birthday!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hey Folks! Thanks for coming along to our fabulous 2nd Birthday Bash! YOU are what makes Dart Rock successful...and fun! And yoru rewards besides burgers and crazy competitions? LOTS OF PRIZES! The complete list of winners is below. If you didn't get to pick up your prize on the day, please ask at reception and we will sort it out for you! Congratulations...

  • 21 Jul

    Happy Birthday!

    Posted By: Robbie

    So here it goes folks!! this is the layout for Sundays Birthday celebration!  See you there!BBQ1pm-4pmEach customer will be given a ticket upon entry to DRTop Rope Comp12pm - 4:30pmMen's, Women's and YouthSlack Line Comp12pm - 4.30pmPrize Draw - in Traverse roomFIG Four Comp12pm - 4:30pmPrize Draw No Hands Climbing Comp12pm - 4:30pmPrize...

  • 16 Jun

    2 Years old!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Its amazing but on Sunday the 24th July 2011 Dart Rock is going to be 2 years old!To celebrate 2 great years and to let you all know about the exciting future plans we are going to have a little party, and you are all invited.Starting at 12 pm there will be:A BBQTop rope competitionSlack line comp with Maverick slacklinesParty GamesDry tool and...

  • 14 May

    Get out climbing on rock!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, Since the weather has started to warm up  we have been working hard to put together a selection of Outdoor Climbing courses so that everyone can get out and enjoy the best of our local rock. With so many stunning crags on our doorstep we are keen for all our Dart Rock enthusiasts to experience them. If you are already climbing inside...

  • 04 May

    Artists, anyone?

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello lovely Dart Rockers....it is time to refresh our gallery, and we are looking for painters who might be interested in a little exhibit in reception.  We like landscapes, climbing related or outdoorsy stuff, but anything artistic will do!Get in touch with your details - ask for Robbie or Paula for more details.  We have a good track record...

  • 23 Apr

    Phew!!! Its getting warmer at last and although the wall is a nice cooling place to be its great to get out and about on some sundrenched rock.At Dart Rock we have put together a Summers worth of courses to enable everyone to get outside. So if you are keen to learn new skills or get outside for the first time why not book a course with us? Here...

  • 15 Apr

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi everyone!  Mummy and Daddy came back from Croatia!  I was so excited I nearly wagged my tail right off!  Thanks for keeping me company while they were away, and special thanks to Cat and Hannah for letting me stay with them, taking me for walks on the beach, and even giving me a bath (I'm sure EVERYONE here appreciates that!)Even...

  • 31 Mar

    Woof - where'd they go?

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi everyone!  I know the sun has been shining around here, which means when mum and dad have some free time we've been all heading out to some of our favourite crags.  You may have been throwing  a stick for me at Torbryan.  I like it there.  There are lots of sticks.But for some reason today mum and dad left me here with...

  • 28 Mar

    Eggstra Easter Kids Clubs!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Are the kids going to be driving you up the wall this easter holiday? Why not get them climbing the walls instead?Our ever popular half term holiday kids clubs are back this Easter. All children between the ages of 5 to 17 are welcome to join in on any or all of the dates and times below; Tuesdays on the 12th and 19th of April - 10:00am until...

  • 11 Mar

    Spring newsletter

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi All,Well here it is the new Spring newsletter! Filled with all the good news and events fom Dart rock. This time we have got some tips for you about getting outside during the hot days ahead!Just click the link above to download.Here's to a great climbing Spring.Robbie, Paula and the team

  • 04 Mar

    Lizard Lounge art gallery

    Posted By: Robbie

    We are lucky enough at Dart Rock to have a really nice space to chill out, relax and drink coffee before or after your climb with us. We have always wanted to do something with the large wall space we have in the Lizard Lounge and an art gellery appeared to be the sensible thing to do.So we are now going to have regular art from different featured...

  • 16 Feb

    Boulder mat improvements

    Posted By: Robbie

    The boulder mat was repaired in lightning fast speed - thanks to Emma for being "connected" and thinking outside the box!  We are back up and running with full bouldering for your gnarly fun!  THanks for being patient today!!!! Paula & the DR gang

  • 11 Feb

    Continuous Improvement!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hey all - a little update about what is going on here.  Dart Rock is YOUR climbing centre– at least that is how we feel...so when customers come to us with comments, suggestions or criticisms, we listen, and try our best to make changes to improve your Dart Rock.So, based on recent suggestions, we’ve made the following changes...I...

  • 30 Jan

    WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR?

    Posted By: Robbie

    Under 18? Want to improve your climbing? Want to get the chance to take part in competitions? Want to learn from top climbers? Want to climb with other people who want to train and have fun?Then why not come to our new Youth Coaching club? Every Tuesday evening from 5 to 6.30 pm. Call the centre to book.The plan is to create a team of dedicated young...

  • 07 Jan

    The Big Vertical Marathon

    Posted By: Robbie

    The Big Vertical Marathon Tour kick off at Dart Rock on Saturday 22nd January. Two climbers will tackle 7 indoor walls around the country in just 7 days and attempt to climb 26.2 vertical miles to raise money for Cancer Research.That's 42,195 metres between two climbers. Which is nearly 5 times the height of Everest, or in other...

  • 21 Dec

    Hi everybody,Hope you are all well and enjoying the snow. Thank you to all of you who came down on Sunday and took part in the Giant Christmas Boulder Competition. It was a great day, with lots of money raised for our chosen charity Shelter Box (see what they do here http://www.shelterbox.org). We hope you all enjoyed the variety of problems created...

  • 10 Dec

    New prices 2011

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi All, I hope you are all ready and feeling festive for the Chiristams celebrations!Here at the wall we have been super busy getting ready for our last big event of the year, our GIANT Christmas boulder competion on the 19th December, its going to be a fantastic day!The new year brings a VAT increase to us all and here at Dart Rock we have been...

  • 07 Dec

    Open on Christmas day!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, I hope you are all keeping warm enough! We have been out to Torbryan a lot lately and our handwarmers have been working overtime!We must be mad (or sad) but yes we are indeed open on Christmas day! From 1pm until 4 pm you can come along and have a Christamas day climb and enjoy the festivities, wear your new Christmas jumper (or old one) and...

  • 15 Nov

    Hi All, Well the weather is getting colder and it will soon be time for the jolly bearded man in red (no not you Bert!) to deliver presents under the tree.To celebrate the Christmas season and get everyone in the mood for the festivities we at Dart Rock are bringing you the Christmas GIANT boulder competition!On Sunday the 19th December from 12.30...

  • 01 Nov

    Halloween comp winners!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Halloween Boot Demo & Comp Winners – 2010  Thanks everyone for making Dart Rock’s big boot demo/Halloween Party/Anniversary Celebration and Boulder Competition a MAJOR success!  It was amazing fun all day, the pies and pasties flew out the doors (well, into peoples bellies!) and Paula especially revelled in the Halloween antics....ah...

  • 13 Oct

    Autumn Newsletter

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all,Brr, well it's most definately Autumn!Our new Autumn newsletter is ready now, just clink the link above. It is bursting with news and information for our Autumn/Winter season, we have lots and lots coming up for you all so check out the newsletter, print it off and its yours to keep.There is a voucher for you to clip for special discounts...

  • 04 Oct

    It has been a strange day here today!  We have had two calls from the Newton Abbot police station - personal property recovery unit...I didn't even know they existed!  But two of our less fortunate members lost some property, but because they had their Dart Rock member cards in what was recovered, we were able to pass on their telephone...

  • 13 Sep

    Go Team Dart Rock!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello All - just to let you know our fabulous Team Dart Rock did an amazing job this weekend during the grueling Shelterbox Challenge!  They made it the full 30 miles across open moorland, and despite blisters, hardships, and carrying an entire Shelterbox the whole way, they had enough spirit left to impress the Shelterbox judges enough that they...

  • 08 Sep

    Winners!!!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello all, Well it was a fun weekend of bouldering antics with lots of entries and return visits! Everyone appeared to enjoy the problems even the sneaky Death Mantle!Here are the winners in the three categories:JUNIORS1st  Oli Luff 112 points2nd Alex Waterhouse 85 points3rd Lewis Richardson 76 pointsWOMENJess Gribble 45 pointsFrancis Hopkins...

  • 01 Sep

    Fun new problems and mini comp

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all,Well Andy Long (national competition routesetter) is in as we speak re-setting our boulder wall with lots of lovely new problems. As Dart Rock grows we are actively aiming to add lots more bouldering, eventually making Dart Rock one of  Devon's finest indoor bouldering venues. Although currently we only have a small amount of bouldering...

  • 23 Aug

    Help us help Shelterbox

    Posted By: Robbie

    This week I was going to post a fantastic picture of our really cool new Lizardmobile - a fully loaded and fully branded Nissan X-trail, meaning we can get to the crags in style, and transport Meghan in a bit more comfort.  But I'm going to forgo talking about how fortunate we are to have so much in this fine country, and instead remind you...

  • 19 Aug

    Moving forward!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello all, Here at Dart Rock the Summer is moving along and we have been gettiong out and about a lot with instructed sessions on real rock. We have had a selection of sessions from novice first time climbers to learn to lead sessions and instructor qualification courses, it is fantastic to see our regular and new customers getting the outside...

  • 12 Aug

    Hi All, We have two spaces remaining on our CWA training course on the 21st and 2nd August 2010. Please call the centre if you would like to reserve a space. The cost is £120 and you need to be registered with the MLTE for the scheme.Come and do your instructor training with us!Robbie

  • 19 Jul

    Climbing wall awards

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi all, We are running a Climbing Wall Award training weekend on the 21st/22nd August. We currently have two places remaining on it so if you are working towards instructor qulifications this course is perfect for you. Please contact the centre if you would like to book your space 01364644499.We also have spaces available for SPA (single pitch award)...

  • 18 Jul

    Outdoor fun and Birthdays

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello,Well today we had our first outdoor childrens club session. We took 10 of our Chameleons Sunday club out to Hound Tor for some bouldering and top roping. The weather was kind to us and everyone had a great time with some impressive ascents of Suspension Flake and Canteliver Crack. We will be running more of these sessions soon and we hope to...

  • 11 Jul

    Fur coats and warm weather

    Posted By: Robbie

    Whew!  It is HOT in here!  Now I know why they call it the dog days of summer!  Mummy said if I didn't slow down a bit she was going to shave my hair cos I keep getting overheated from playing so hard all the time.  I keep asking if Dad will take me with him when he goes to teach outside - I don't get as much crag time as...

  • 01 Jul

    Happy Birthday Dart Rock

    Posted By: Robbie

    It is amazing to think that this time last year we were up to our elbows in holds, bolts, paint and dust...and here we are now, nearly a year gone by and Dart Rock has been a great success so far!  Thanks to all our friends, family, and everyone who has become part of the Dart Rock team in some way or another for a fabulous year, and we can't...

  • 20 Jun

    It's Hotting UP!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi folks!  As the warm summer weather has settled in, we've been busy making all kinds of great changes at Dart Rock.  Firstly, our School of Rock outdoor sessions have been oversubscribed - seems even you die hard plastic pullers are keen to enjoy this wonderful British summer weather!Secondly, we are discussing our participation...

  • 11 Jun

    Hello all, I hope you are all having a great weekend and looking forward to the football.Today we received our AALA licence from the HSE. This is required by law to provide outdoor adventurous activities to under 18 year olds. Dart Rock is proud to have been issued a two year licence. We will now be able to offer outdoor sessions for young people and...

  • 04 Jun

    Ok folks...calm down!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Now then...here goes, Dart Rock now sells ICE CREAM!!. The totally delicious Langage Farm ice cream arrives tomorrow Saturday 5th. Individual pots of Ice Cream and frozen yogurt are £1.90 per pot in flavours:Lemon Meringue (frozen yogurt)Mango (frozen yogurt)Chunky choc ice creamVanilla ice creamRaspberry and cream ice cream (mmm my favourite)Thunder...

  • 23 May

    Half term kids clubs

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello all,Well its getting near that time again and Dart Rock will be as usual running our Half Term childrens clubs.TUESDAY 1st June 10.30 TIL 12.30 5-17 YEAR OLDSTHURSDAY 3RD June 11-1pm 5-17 YEAR OLDSFRIDAY 4TH June 1 til 2 GECKO'S UNDER 5'sAll sessions are booking only and are £10 for the Tuesday and Thursday and £8 for the...

  • 15 May

    Name that brochure!

    Posted By: Robbie

    I'm back from across the pond, having basked in the glow of the love of my family and friends in Pennsylvania, USA.  But believe it or not, I missed everyone here - especially our great customers!  So, great customers, time for your clever ideas on what we should call our new instructional brochure.  We've compiled some of the...

  • 04 May

    Outdoor courses

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hi All, We hope everyone had a great Bank holiday weekend! We were very busy due to the weather (sorry) not being too good.We know that some of you would like to get out on the real stuff and we are now running evening outdoor sessions. The sessions are open to anyone and are £35 per person. The first two courses are running on 7th and 19th May...

  • 30 Apr

    Well what a weekend!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Well what a weekend!We had no idea what was going to happen at Dart Rock’s first event and fun competition. All the planning and brainstorming, all the hand wringing and hard work could have just all been in vain. I got a text from Rachael, our Centre Manager, on Saturday night telling me ‘It’s raining!’I had a big smile on...

  • 26 Apr

    Whoa - due to a last minute cancellation we have a very few spaces left on the 7-9pm group masterclass session with the Stone Monkey, Johnny Dawes.  For just £30.00 you can get coaching from the master himself!  Ring NOW to book your place - first come, first served.Cheers,Paula

  • 23 Apr

    Prizes for all!

    Posted By: Robbie

    Ladies, Gents and kids of ALL ages...Come to the boot demo and competition at Dart Rock on Sunday, 25 April 2010.  There are prizes for everybody!From boots to chalk bags, DVDs to guidebooks, promotional items and so much more. There are prizes for climbers of every ability, both bouldering and roped climbing.   Try our new Chunk piies and...

  • 21 Apr

    Boot demo and wall reset

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello, So we are just starting to strip the boulder wall ready for the weekends fun and antics! You will be able to enter our boulder comp to win a pair of shoes or a selection of goodies to set yourself up for the summer on thecrags. You dont have to be Dave McCloud to win, there will be plenty of chances to win for all abilities.Dont forget as well...

  • 06 Apr

    Johnny Dawes, the Stone Monkey, is coming to Dart Rock on 25th April for a special lecture just after our boot demo day.  For £10.00 you can join in and listen to Johnny tell tales of climbing adventures.  Advance booking is necessary, so please call the centre to secure your place.Did you ever want to learn to climb like Johnny Dawes? ...

  • 22 Mar

    NICAS now at DartRock

    Posted By: Robbie

    Hello all. At DartRock we are now able to offer the National Indoor Climbing Acheivement Scheme (NICAS) at the wall.This scheme is perfect for schools and colleges who require certification for GCSE'Ss or acreditation schemes.It is also perfect for climbers of all ages and abilities to help improve skills and technique, maybe even proovide that...

  • 29 Sep

    The long awaited Campus board is now up at Dart Rock. This impressive training aid has been partly sponsored by Cotswold Outdoors and is probably the most impressive in the South West! We will also be putting some screw on holds to its right so that we can complete this fantastic training aid. A BIG thank you to Kian Clipson for putting it up for us,...

  • 22 Sep

    Hello all, The new coffee has been going really well and we have recieved good feedback from Dart Rocks caffiene addicts. My sister, who make all of our gorgeous cake was 60 on Saturday, she had a great party and Paula and I bought her scuba diving lessons!!! Due to her birthday our cake supply is a bit low this week, sorry to all you sugar addicts!!...

  • 14 Sep

    Kids clubs and success!

    Posted By: Paula

    Our childrens clubs at weekends (Little Lizards and Chameleons) are proving to be very, very popular. I would like to thank all the parents who have stuck with us through our first few weeks of wide eyed surprise as more and more of you come through the doors of a weekend. We now have a pretty good idea of how they are going to run and we are also...

  • 12 Aug

    New climbs and boulders.

    Posted By: Paula

    This Thursday we are having another reset of our routes and adding more boulder problems. We now have another delivery of Entraprise holds so there should be plenty to keep us all crankin' for the next few weeks. See you soon Robbie (Bert)

  • 17 Jun

    Re:It's Official!

    Posted By: Paula

    Any help would be most appreciated at any time, painting, knocking things down etc. You are also welcome to come and have a look around and see how great its gonna be at any time, just drop round and have a chat. Robbie

  • 29 May

    wall designs

    Posted By: Paula

    Hope you like the designs so far. Please comment on them for us so that we can get it just right. If you would like to see any special features (within reason) please let us know. Robbie

  • 28 Sep

    Re:Two Words...

    Posted By: Paula

    Hi All...our open evening has been set for the 6th October. If you have not recieved an invite and you feel that you would like to attend please email us. This is not an opening bash, just a chance to see the facility and ask questions, make suggestions and celebrate our succesful planning application!! Robbie and Paula

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