Intro to Climbing @CraggyIsland

15 May 2014 . category: climbing . Comments

For the last couple of weeks I have been taking an intro to climbing at Craggy Island in Guildford. I have previously been bouldering at Surrey Sports Park and a Church in Bristol, but have never been bothered to commit to the hassle of ropes. Despite my initial reservations I loved it, I would highly recommend and although the skills you learn on an intro course aren’t ground breaking the climbing anecdotes and titbits are great to listen to.

BMC Leading Ladder Grand Final 2013

I have already planned my first post-course climbing trip at Craggy Island!


Stuart James  


Stuart James

Researcher (Assistant Professor) in Computer Vision at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). Stuart's research focus is on Visual Reasoning to understand the layout of visual content from Iconography (e.g. Sketches) to 3D Scene understanding and their implications on methods of interaction. He is a PI on the MEMEX RIA EU H2020 project for increasing social inclusion with Cultural Heritage and Co-PI on the RePAIR EU FET H2020 project for the reconstruction of frescoes. Stuart has previously held PostDoc positions at IIT, University College London (UCL) and the University of Surrey. Also, at the University of Surrey, Stuart was awarded his PhD on visual information retrieval for sketches. Stuart continues to hold an honorary position at UCL and UCL Digital Humanities. He also regularly organises workshops and conferences, most recently the Vision for Art (VISART) Workshop at ECCV'20 and British Machine Conference (BMVC) 2021.