Buildering in London is still alive and well thanks to Qi who is repeating some gnarly classics and doing more than his fair share of new routing.

Three things stand out:

  1. The remarkable spotting taking place during Aaron Clifford’s ascent of Cloud South (V3).
  2. The unexpected problem that’s been discovered at The Barbican – Defoe Dyno (V4).
  3. The ascent of Grinder (V7), a problem we suspect has not been repeated since the glorious Buildering Championships of 2007.

If you’d like to seek out some of London’s best buildering problems, this map makes a useful guide.

More importantly, if you go and climb anything, be sure to tell us.