A very successful day of bouldering yesterday! Thanks to @brutifulbirmingham for inviting us to come along and climb on these amazing William Mitchell structures and thanks to all from the club who came.

We've added this hidden gem as a crag to UKC and over the next few days we will be uploading the new routes that were set (mainly by Richard ๐Ÿ˜€).

We were invited to the event to help raise awareness for these little-known sculptures. BBC News Reporter John Bray interviewed our club president, Piers Allen, as part of the report he is making alongside the 'Brutiful Birmingham' organisation. Click here to view the BBC's article on their website or watch the video:


Do check out some of the highlights of the day below:

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Wonderful session today celebrating the amazing William Mitchell sculptures in Hockley! Thanks for a great time today all you keen beans from @uobmountaineering ! Also thanks so much for suggesting, planning, tidying, and providing cake @brutifulbirmingham (they took this photo, more to come!). It was so interesting meeting such a range of people and experiencing the sculpture in a totally novel way. Stay tuned on [email protected] might be on telly chatting about it! ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . #appreciateyoursurroundings #brutalistarchitecture #williammitchell #urbanbouldering #cragdevelopment #cakes #myuobday #universityofbirmingham #mountaineering #climbingwall #routesetting #unusual #fun #presDLout

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