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"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)


179g (10)

Sustainability and Product 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.

We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.


How It Is Made

Organic Cotton

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!

Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.