Stone Locals: Rediscovering the Soul of Climbing

In the heart of Stone, England, a resurgence of the climbing community has brought new life to the area's storied climbing history. Once a thriving hub for climbers in the 1970s, Stone had seen a decline in activity in recent years. However, a group of passionate locals, led by climbers like Ben Bransby and Lucy Creamer, have banded together to revitalize the area's climbing culture. Through initiatives like the Stone Climbing Festival and the development of new climbing routes, they aim to reconnect with the soul of climbing, emphasizing the importance of community, respect for the environment, and the pursuit of adventure.

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