1 Aug 2014 Amatsu Therapy Sessions

Alex Mosco is an Amatsu Therapy Practitioner, martial artist, climber, cyclist and walker. He is well well aware of the need for good physical and mental health to function effectively in all these sports. Treating the body globally rather than just the symptoms of an injury is intrinsic to Amatsu, and with overall balance the body is able to maintain health naturally.

Alex discovered the Japanese system of Amatsu Therapy via martial arts. Amatsu Therapy applies soft-tissue mobilisation techniques to relieve restrictions in muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments. These releases re-pattern muscles, improving joint function, ranges of movement and treat the whole body. Treatment comprises hands-on physical manipulation suitable for all ages, genders and levels of mobility and can be used preventatively or post-injury.

By releasing soft tissue restrictions conditions ranging from sports injuries, back pain, shoulder issues, sciatic complaints, ankle and knee problems and musculoskeletal postural and mobility dysfunctions can be treated


Balance approx 1 hour: £35

Remain clothed in loose, comfortable attire.

Under 16’s to be accompanied by parent/guardian.


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5 Aug 2014 7 Aug 2014 3 Day Climbing Camp

3 day Course - Climbing Camp

For dedicated climbers aged 9 - 13 years with more than a year's regular climbing experience. With over 10 hours of coaching time this intense 3 day course aims to provide participants with a broader outlook on their climbing. With yoga classes, circuit training, creative climbing and route setting workshops run along side teaching more advanced climbing skills, participants will have a lot of fun and learn so much more.


Course Dates: Tue 5th - Thu 7th Aug

Course Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Cost: £55 (Participants taking part on this 3 day courses can receive 1/2 price entry to the Young Climbers Festival)

Other Information: Please provide climbers taking part with lunch and healthy snacks.

The Mini Works

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19 Aug 2014 21 Jul 2014 3 Day Beginner Course

3 day Course - beginner climber

Ideal for beginners - and those with less than a year's climbing experience. Participants will work towards level 1 of either our ‘Monkey Awards’ or ‘Climbing Stars’ or their Junior Membership. This course gives participants a complete introduction to climbing safety and basic climbing skills.

5 - 6 years and 7 - 9 years

Great introduction for little climbers. These sessions are ideal for young children who love to climb. Whether they climb at the Mini Works, around the house or are looking for a new activity to have a go at. Over the 3 days they will work towards the Mini Works 'Monkey Award' level 1, teaching them skills that will help with climbing and everyday activities.


Course Dates: Tue19th - Thu 21st Aug

Course Times:

5 - 6 years - 12.30pm - 1.30pm

7 - 9 years - 12.30pm - 1.30pm and 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Cost: £20 (Participants taking part on these 3 day courses can receive 1/2 price entry to the Young Climbers Festival)


10 - 13 years

Ideal for beginners and those with less than a year's climbing experience.  Participants will learn climbing safety,  basic climbing skills, techniques and work towards The Climbing Works 'Climbing Star Award' level 1.

14 - 16 years

Participants aged 14 - 16 years will work towards becoming independent climbers and will receive Junior Membership at the end of the 3 day course. As Junior Members participants can then use the climbing centre anytime we are open and access our Youth Clubs.


Course Dates:  Tue19th - Thu 21st Aug

Course Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Cost: £30 (Participants taking part on these 3 day courses can receive 1/2 price entry to the Young Climbers Festival)

The Mini Works

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28 Aug 2014 Young Climbers Festival

Our annual Young Climbers Festival will once again be held on the last Thursday of August (28th).

Over the years the event has become very popular with all young climbers that enjoy bouldering at The Climbing Works. The emphasis of the day is to have fun and provides a great way to end the summer holidays.


The instructors start off the festival with energetic warm up games to shake of any nerves and then the competitors are split  into smaller groups depending on their age and ability. Although there are prizes for the winners we also reward those who show an array of enthusiasm, support and progression.


This year we are splitting the event into morning and afternoon groups which will allow more climbers to take part. Spaces fill up quick so make sure you book your son or daughter on as soon as possible.

Booking will close on the 13th August. Call 0114 250 9990 to book your place


10 - 15 years intermediate* - advanced climbers (*climbers who have climbed regularly for over a year)

Registration: 9.00am

Group Warm up: 9.15am

Climbing: 9.30am - 11.30am

Presentation: 11.30pm - 12.00pm


All 6 - 9 year olds and 10 - 12 beginners* (*climbers who have climbed for less than a year)

Registration: 1.00pm

Group Warm up: 1.15pm

Climbing: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Presentation: 3.00pm - 3.30pm


Cost: £20 per competitor (1/2 price for those taking part on our 3 day holiday courses)

Last years write up can be found here


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