About Our Site
OnRock was formed to offer a unique reference point on rock based climbing, cycling and hiking.
A mountain can be an adventure playground for adults. Some will relish the chance to climb up it, others would rather cave under it and some may even prefer to abseil or paraglide down it. OnRock is packed with advice and guidance for anyone who gets their thrills on a mountain.
For rock climbers, the site has tips on choosing climbing ropes, footwear and other essential equipment, looks at different climbing techniques and rock climbing etiquette, and reveals how to get started in climbing and reduce the risks involved. Caving enthusiasts can find out about conservation and safety, while the abseiling section focuses on the dangers to consider and avalanche awareness.
The site has information on buying a paraglider, learning to fly, preventing accidents and coping in an emergency, while rock hiking features explain how to use a compass and plan a hike, and mountain bikers can learn techniques for descents and steep climbs.
Ideal locations and routes are highlighted for each sport and ways to minimise the impact of rock sports on the environment are discussed. Of course, safety is of paramount importance and there is a section of the site dedicated to general safety skills, such as rope knots, injury prevention and outdoor survival.
Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.
Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.
Our BackgroundOnRock was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.
John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding OnRock and a number of similar sites.
Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.