WADS Selection Day

What is WADS?

WADS stands for Works Advanced Development Squad. It is a group aimed at talented and motivated climbers that have shown their dedication to the sport.

Why are we having a selection day?

For the second time, we will be hosting a selection day for our Advanced Kids Club/WADS/WADS+  groups. In the past we have invited our WADS members by coach recommendation and/or performance in our annual Young Climbers Festival. The introduction of the selection day in 2019 meant that anyone interested was able to put themselves forward for these groups in a format that is fair and unbiased.

The results from this selection day will help us determine the best groups for each individual climber. This may be WADS, Advanced Kids Club or Climbing Works Club, and either WADS+ or Youth Group. 

Who is it aimed at?

This selection day is aimed at anyone between the ages of 9-17 years old who would like the opportunity to develop their talent for climbing further. They do not have to already attend one of our clubs, but due to the format of the competition we recommend that they have a fair amount of climbing experience and climb at a reasonably high level. 

The selection day will take place on Saturday 10th July at the below times. (Registration and warm up begins 30 minutes before the competition starts). 


Born between 2004 and 2008: 9:30-11.30am in the Main Works.

Born in 2011 or 2012: 5:30-7:00pm in the Mini Works. 

Born in 2009 or 2010: 7:30-9:00pm in the Mini Works

‚ÄčEntry price: £12.50