Spectator Info

Spectator info & other goings on

as in previous years The Rab CWIF 2018 will be an excellent event to get involved with even if you aren't interested in competing!


Saturday 10th March 2018 - Qualification

The main centre is CLOSED ALL DAY to the public.  Mini Works Open as usual.  These sessions are for competitors only!  We have a lot of people competing so anyone else in the building would just hamper their efforts, so no spectators, sorry!  If you're in Sheffield for the weekend we recommend that you check out  The Outdoor City Weekender, more details of this are below.


Sunday 11th March 2018 - Semi Finals & Finals

Semi Finals seating is first come first served!

Finals seating is predominantly first come first served, but we will be offering 50 special VIP seats right in the middle for a £5 donation to CAC!  These special tickets will go on sale at 12 noon on Monday 26/2/18 on our website here.  The VIP CAC seats will be staffed between 5.45pm & 6pm, so you should arrive in plenty of time to claim entry to this area.


If you don't manage to get in quick enough to get seats then we will have a big screen & projector in the centre so you can still get a good view of the action & if you can't make it down there will also be a Live Stream!


Sunday 11th Schedule:

10:00 Climbing Works opens (reduced entry price of £5.50 due to partial wall closures)

11:00 Isolation closes in Climbing Works for Semi Finalists

12:00 to 14:30 Semi Finals

15:00ish Free BBQ

17:00 Climbing Works & Mini Works close to public early, so no more climbing!

17:30 Isolation closes in Mini Works for Finalists.  Spectators have to temporarily vacate Climbing Works before finals.

17:45 Finals charity seating area opens.

18:00 Finals charity seating area closes. Rest of spectators let back in for Finals seating.

18:30 to 20:30 Finals


Semi-Finals & Finals Livestream

You can watch the Live Streams back on the main CWIF page, on our YouTube Channel or on Facebook! Semi Finals from 11:55 GMT & Finals from 18:10 GMT 11/3/18.

The Rab cwif Sponsor area & chill out zone

We will have an area outside our normal reception area with stands for many of The Rab CWIF 2018's sponsors.

Here you'll be able to learn about many of the excellent brands who help make the Rab CWIF such an amazing event and you'll even be able to pick up some bargains!


Getting here / Parking

Obviously we're going to be very busy over the CWIF weekend, so there will be limited parking available, some of which belongs to other businesses in here so please respect their signage.

The best scenario is that you walk / cycle / get the bus down!  If this isn't possible, then please try to lift share.  Remember this will net you a free tea or instant coffee!

There is abundant parking available at the Tescos overflow car park at S7 2QB about 10 mins walk away.  If you really need to park closer than this then please be considerate to local residents!  Don't park on Athol Road, and if parking on Little London Road then park carefully so you don't obstruct the flow of traffic especially by avoiding parking on the corners outside our car park.  Also note that we have arranged use of Sorby's Tools parking (facing the Mini Works, but not the triangle on the corner), as well as Yob Golf's & Sheffield Prestige garages' parking along Little London Road in evenings & at weekends to reduce the impact on local residents.

More details about parking can be found here.


The Outdoor City Weekender

The Rab CWIF is one of the headline events of The Outdoor City Weekender; 3 days of events from 9th to 11th March showcasing Sheffield's outdoor heritage and links.  If you're in Sheffield for CWIF you should also have a look at some of the other exciting events taking place in Sheffield over the weekend, including SHAFF & the Magnificent 7 and Howard Street Dual bike events.

Check out the Outdoor City Weekender 2018 trailer for some psych:

SHAFF 2018 trailer: