"So stretchy you can kick yourself square in the face" wasn’t on the design brief for the Bloc Short but it’s true nonetheless... if you can reach...

  • Sretchy and comfortable organic cotton twill fabric
  • Gussetted crotch and above-the-knee cut for movement
  • Low-profile elastic waistband fits neatly under harnesses

The Bloc Short are designed to make heel hook hindrance a thing of the past. The soft organic cotton twill (with a touch of spandex) provides a frankly silly level of dynamic movement. And this naturally breathable material makes the Bloc Short ideal for baking hot sport climbs and sweaty indoor bouldering.

If that wasn’t enough climbing comfort, the diamond-shape gusseted crotch and above-the-knee cut allow you to execute awkward moves with orangutan levels of limb looseness. The stretchy twill also allowed us to make the Bloc Climbing Short a slimmer fit than standard climbing shorts so they don't snag on craggier crags.

Climbing shorts need to be durable, especially if they’re being subjected to rough Peak District grit. Cotton is a naturally hard-wearing material and possesses inherent grip properties.

A simple low-profile elastic waistband is easy to pull on and fits neatly under harnesses. And there are four jeans-style pockets for phones, guidebooks and retina-burningly bright beanies.


Key Features

  • Stretchy twill fabric is super comfortable and allows unrestricted climbing
  • Gusseted crotch and articulated legs for complete freedom of movement
  • Low-profile elastic waistband fits neatly under harnesses
  • Durable and hard-wearing organic cotton fabric
  • Sits just above the knee to stay out of your way
  • Cotton is exceptionally breathable in hot weather
  • Four jeans-style pockets (deep enough to actually use!)
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats




Fabric: 98% Organic cotton, 2% spandex (200gsm)


197g (M)

Sustainability & Care

Product Care Information

Wash your shorts on a delicate cycle at 30ºC or handwash with lukewarm water. Use a non-biological detergent or pure soap but don't use fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water and line dry, or tumble dry at a low heat. Store above dog chewing height.


These shorts are made from Global Organic Textile Standard certified organic cotton. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides. And it feels great!


Bloc Short in action