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dannolast - Rockcity Climbing Holds
22 March 2019
New Year, New Material. Introducing Dannolast

We have waited 25 years for this new material Dannolast, to finally become a reality.  In fact it is the changes in technology that keeps us excited to be part of the revolution. For many years, around 30 to be precises, climbing holds have been made from two main ingredients; Polyester Resin (PE) and sand. ...

Wild-Country-Revo
07 November 2018
Hands on with the innovative REVO Belay Device by Wild Country

We excited to say we've just got our hands on the brand new REVO Belay device, an award winning innovation by Wild Country. The REVO is the first bi-directional belay device. The device boasts a symmetrical design giving the user the ability to load the rope both ways. Operating just like a tube-style device it...

patagonia shop
16 August 2018
Patagonia Shop in Hull

Maybe its a result of the City of Culture or perhaps the hard work of Rockcity over the last 24 years in building a unique scene in Hull.  Possibly its both of these things.  Kingston-upon-Hull has a Patagonia Shop as part of the uber trendy Rockcity store on Hawthorn Avenue. Patagonia is a very special...

06 August 2018
coffee processing methods

Coffee Processing Methods One of the long-standing problems with people buying and drinking coffee is the lack of contact between consumer and the people growing, processing and roasting the beans. Coffee is often grown in developing countries such as Africa and Central and Southern America. So there can often be a mental barrier between your...

Rock it | clip in
05 August 2018
ROCK-IT, Clip and Climb Fun in Hull

'ROCK-IT, The Centre of Gravity Research' is the latest Clip and Climb area at Rockcity Climbing Centre.  This new 'space' brings you a new twist to the climbing wall.  Rather than the standard 'real rock' effects or the bold, block colours made popular by manufacturers like Walltopia.  We have added the latest in climbing wall surface...

Coffee machine
30 July 2018
Accessibility versus high-end coffee: Balancing a fine line

In the new fangled age of third-wave coffee, more and more consumers are leaving coffee shops feeling alienated, and quite rightly. The plethora of complicated jargon and stigma surrounding speciality coffee, especially in more up-market areas in London and other metropolitan centres, can often become overwhelming. As a barista who has worked on both sides...

30 July 2018
Hull Coffee Scene

In the aftermath of the Hull’s fabled year of being titled City of Culture; trendy food and drink establishments in the city are on the rise. With developments in areas like Humber Street and the Old Town well underway and the independent appeal of The Avenues; Hull has its fair share of great spots to...

30 July 2018
What’s the deal with v60 filter coffee?

The cone-shaped coffee dripper at the pinnacle of hipster coffee shop culture. Ornate-looking apparatus often wielded by bearded, beanie-sporting, flannel-wearing baristas. Even Mcdonald’s have poked fun at the fiddly, over-complicated nature of this particular mode of coffee brewing. Broadcasting their TV advert damning the fussy nature of today’s trendy coffee scene. You may have even...

Illusion Izohypse Fried Egg
12 June 2018
TOP 5 Mad Climbing Volumes

In the crazy world of indoor climbing walls things are getting whackier. The creation and setting of bouldering problems are art-forms within their own right. But bouldering enthusiast are finding more and more creative ways to bring a new level of magnificence to the madness of bouldering. Volumes are growing in popularity as well as...