We are a community initiative.

Many people in our community have contributed to this project. 

If you would like to volunteer your skills and expertise, please get in touch.

When you become a member of the Climbing Commons, you have a say in how this project evolves.
More about the governance

Meet the Core Team

We are a passionate group of local volunteers that came together to make this project a reality.

MATT JONES

Architect
Matt is an Architect, Associate Director and mental health first aider. Father, trail runner and keen to get climbing!

ALASTAIR SCOTT

Furniture Maker
Al Scott is a local furniture maker with a background in sustainable construction and architecture. Father of 2, a keen cyclist and lapsed climber!

MARC SOWIK

Social Researcher
I would love to have somewhere in Stroud to climb and to introduce my kids to the sport.

SID SAUNDERS

Permaculture Designer
Permaculture designer and builder. Father of 2. Local and national activist.

AARON LINES

Engineer
I work in metal fabrication. With a passion for cycling and climbing. 

CHIKARA SHIMASAKI

NGO Senior Officer
Human Identity and social cohesion specialist with an interest in catalysing community building. Background as a primary school teacher. Father of 2.

Carl Ranscombe

Development Project Manager
Carl is a development project manger, local business owner and father of two. Keen to break down some of the barriers to climbing in Stroud.

Accessible Climbing for All

We want to make climbing affordable and accessible to more people
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