The Beastmaker International Footless Festival (BIFF) returns to The Climbing Works on Saturday 26th January 2019. This year it is the Final of Tour de BIFF where qualification rounds were held here at The Climbing Works & The Castle in London.
The 5th year of BIFF at The Climbing Works will be bigger, with fewer feet and even more silly than the rest. We are planning a very special evening that will be great to compete in and a great evening to watch.
6.30pm Competitor registration opens
7pm Wall closes to the public & spectators are let back in
7.30 - 9.30pm Main Competition
10pm Competition Final
11pm-ish The end!
Being that this is the final of the Tour de BIFF, anyone wanting to compete in the final will have needed to qualify by having been in the top 10 at last years BIFF Final (held at the Climbing Works in Jan 2018) or top 10 in either of the 2 Tour de BIFF rounds held at the Castle in London or here at the Climbing Works in December 2018. Beastmaker also reserve the right to invite some wild cards, so if you missed the Tour rounds but are obscenely strong it may be worth getting in touch with them!
You'll need to pay your normal entry fee for the wall (we'd recommend coming in a bit early to warm up really well) and donate £10 to CAC (bring cash for this please!) when you sign in for the comp from 6.30pm.
The footless blocs will be even harder this year to make for better watching, hence the need for qualifications. No-one likes entering what they they was going to be a fun comp only to find they can't get off the ground!
BIFF is a very silly comp without the use of feet, so competitors must be over 16.
This event is for you guys! Due to limited space this is a ticketed event for spectators - all proceeds from this will go to CAC. Spectator tickets are £4 and are available below:
We'll have pizza available from Porter Pizza based in Sharrow Vale from 6pm, along with beers, mulled wine & our usual hot & cold drinks & snacks and you'll be able to watch plenty of strong people doing stupid and impressive stuff without any feet. Heckling is encouraged and will be spurred on by live commentary.
Some Most spectators will be drinking beer and Percy could say almost anything while he's commentating (we haven't got his filter working yet...), so this event isn't suitable for children!
Still confused? check out what went on last year:
BIFF Final 2018 Livestream
Food & Drink
We'll have pizza available from Porter Pizza based in Sharrow Vale from 6pm, along with beers, mulled wine & our usual hot & cold drinks & snacks.
Please check out the Facebook Event here.
THIS WEEKS NEW CIRCUIT
(Circuits are usually taken down on Mondays, cleaned and reset on Thursdays)
Black Circuit (5+ - 6a+)
THIS WEEKS ADULT BEGINNER CLASS TOPICS
Monday 7th January @ 7:30 PM - Footwork (Week 2)
Sunday 13th January @ 10:30 AM - Hold ID (Week 3)
THIS WEEKS ADULT IMPROVER CLASS TOPICS
Wednesday 9th January @ 7:30 PM - Steep Ground (Week 5)
NEW IN THE MINI WORKS
(Circuits are usually taken down on Tuesdays, cleaned and reset on Fridays)
Sheffield and Greater Sheffield Qualification Round (Please do not try these if you are taking part)
New climbs on the mini boulder
NEW IN UNIT E
Comp style problems and easier climbs thrown in too-
Adult Master Classes starting on Saturday 19th January:
The 6 topics covered will be:
1. Warm Ups and Cool Downs (19th January)
2. Endurance Training (26th January)
3. Power Endurance (2nd February)
4. Dynamic Moves and Dynos (9th February)
5. Strength Training (16th February)
6. Volumes (23rd February)
Book Online, on the phone or at the desk!
B.U.C.S. Bouldering Championships 2019
Saturday 16th February
The Climbing Works closed all day (Mini Works open as normal)
The Climbing Works is proud to once again host the annual British Universities & Colleges Sport Bouldering Championships on Saturday 16th of February. This is a large national event (with events from 47 different sports, with championships held predominantly in Sheffield) with almost 500 students competing over the course of the day and as such The Climbing Works will be closed all day to non-competitors, but The Mini Works is open as normal.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused!
More details about the Climbing Championships & B.U.C.S. in general can be found here.