The CWIF Registration

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A start list (up to date as of about 12:00 on 27/02/2019) can be found here - if you've registered please check we have your details correct!


The Rab CWIF 2019 Registration

NOW OPEN! Registration closed at 12 noon on Monday 25th February

We will be registering competitors through Bookeo again this year.  We charge the standard wall entry fee to compete at CWIF, which must (where applicable) be paid for in advance.  It will save both us & you a lot of time on the day if we aren't dealing with 450 entry fees when you arrive - this will give you more time to warm up, have a brew & get in your competition head-space before you start your qualification session!

If you have paid upfront for year / 3 month / month entry (which will still be valid on 2nd March) you don't need to pay, same if you are a VIP (e.g. GB team member).  If you think you should be a VIP but we may not have it on the system then contact Graeme to check (

Qualification sessions:

Below is the time of each session. We will aim to get everyone into their preferred session but cannot guarantee any choices until after registration closes as we need to balance the numbers between each session.

Session 1: 0900-1200 

This session is intended for the most serious competitors who are likely to reach Semi Finals to give the most recovery time before Sunday so we get the best show possible!

If you're entering mainly for fun, please check out Session 3!

Session 2: 1300-1600

This is for those who don't climb well in the morning but are aiming for the Semi Finals.

We are also making this a special session for those Youth Academies / 14-17 y/o climbers who want to have some of the best climbers in the UK and abroad offer advice and beta for climbing the same problems they have just done.

Session 3: 1700-2000

Important change - competitors in Session 3 will NOT be eligible to qualify to the Semi Finals in 2019.  If you think there is a chance you will score highly enough to make it through to the Semis, please register for Session 1 or 2!  We're pretty sure we've only had 1 person qualify from this session in the last 3 years, so this means we can selectively judge blocs without needing to have judges here for a full 11 hours on Saturday before we need them again on Sunday, as well publish confirmed Semi Finalist lists sooner without having to process the session 3 scores at the end of a long day.

Just like previous years this time slot is for those who want to have maximum fun at The Rab CWIF.  We'll be having DJ's and 5 special 'off-piste' circuit problems in this last session. We'll be having prizes for those in Fancy Dress and some of the off-piste problems may require it. This is the fun session!



The qualifying sessions will consist of a brand new circuit of 30 blocs in the grade range of Font5+ to Font7c.

A rough breakdown of the circuit is: 8 blocs from Font 5+ to Font 6b+; 12 blocs Font 6c to Font 7a; 10 blocs Font 7a+ to Font 'hard'.

The holds will be from our Rab CWIF sponsors X-CultBeta SettingAxisEntre-PrisesLapisNomad VolumesRockcity Climbing HoldsSquadra Holds & Wataaah! providing a selection of beautifully crafted holds for you to try hard on.





- If you wish to enter as a team, please note that ALL members must be registered individually.  Please make sure all team members put the team name in the 'Team Name' field. Registering a team name under your individual name DOES NOT automatically give you 4 spaces. A team consists of 4 people that must be of mixed gender (i.e. at least one person from the other sex).

- If you are under 18 you must be an existing Junior Member of The Climbing Works or Junior Unsupervised Climber registration filled in by a parent or guardian (there will be a link to this in your confirmation email which will tag it to you competition entry). As a last resort you can be signed in by an adult member on the day of the competition. If unsure please email for more information.

- Junior category is from 14yrs to 17yrs. Please note there will be NO specially set problems for children. They will compete on the qualifying circuit as set for adults. Although the competition is a fun day, it is set for adults so please be aware of this if bringing your under 18 along to compete.

- The booking will initially say registration is at 8am on 14th March, but this will really depend on which session you compete in.  Final sign in times will be confirmed by email once all of the places are full and we've assigned sessions to each competitor.

The Rab CWIF 2020 is supported by RabScarpaX-CultBeta SettingAxisEntre-Prises, Friction LabsLapisNomad VolumesRockcity Climbing HoldsSquadra HoldsThe Outdoor CityWataaah!, & UKClimbing. These companies help make The CWIF what it is. Without this support, The CWIF would not be half as much fun!

PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME AND FILL IN ALL DETAILS BELOW -  Remember to choose your session carefully.  Session 1 is the most popular for athletes who are in with a serious chance of qualifying for the Semi Finals as this gives the most rest beforehand.  Session 3 this year will as always be the most fun so if that's your main aim for the competition then choose this session, but be aware that you CAN'T QUALIFY for the Semi Finals of The Rab CWIF from Session 3, as this means we can confirm who has qualified for the Semi Finals hours earlier.

Due to the popularity of The Rab CWIF you may have difficulty signing in to Bookeo immediately as it can only process 20 bookings per 2 minutes, if this is the case please try again 5 minutes later.