Events - November 2017
The Mini Works Winter Bouldering Ladder is back with the first round being set on Friday 10th November.
The bouldering ladder is a fun competition set over 4 months. Each month a new circuit of 20 progressive boulder problems will be set and points awarded to climbers depending on the number of attempts it takes to complete each boulder. Participants can have as many attempts as they like over the course of the month and at the end of each round scores will be announced and a new circuit of 20 problems set.
The ladder is suitable for 5 - 14 year olds and within the 20 problem circuit climbs 1 - 6 will be set suitable for 5 - 6 year olds, 1 - 10 suitable for 7 - 8 year olds, 1 - 16 suitable for 9 - 11 year olds and 1 - 20 suitable for 12 - 14 year olds. Of course anyone can try and complete any climb within the circuit, this is just a guide.
The rules, this is a self marked competition so no cheating!!
1) An attempt starts as soon as your feet leave the floor
2) One hand must start on the numbered hold - finish by matching the top hold
3) Only use the black coloured holds used on the circuit. Aretes, volumes and wall features are allowed.
4) Hand your scorecard to reception when you have finished
Score will be split into male and female 5- 6 yrs / 7 – 8 yrs / 9 – 11 yrs / 12 – 14 yrs. Results from each round will be posted on the website and in the Mini Works. The overall winners will be announced after all 4 rounds. The top 3 scores from each competitor will be add together to find the overall Winter Bouldering Ladder Champions.
Round 2 - 1st Dec - 2nd Jan
Round 3 - 5th Jan - 30th Jan
Round 4 - 2nd Feb - 27th Feb
- The Mini Works
The Berghaus Winter Bouldering Competition is an open to all competition that will run from Friday 24th November at 6pm to closing on Sunday 26th (8pm).
There will be 20 problems to try mainly set on the Berghaus Competition Wall, with a few spread through the main centre, with Tout à Blocs style scoring! Each problem has a maximum of 1000 points topped divided between everyone who does the problem, regardless of number of attempts. This means if 50 people do a problem it'll be worth 20 points, but if a single person tops it then it's worth 1000, with highest overall score winning. This can make things a little tactical with the multi day format - if you want maximum points; come and work the hard stuff, then rest up and send on Sunday! Flash format can get pretty frustrating if you bungle a couple of easy problems, whereas this should help you get stuck in over the course of the weekend. If you're heading over to watch the Reel Rock Tour on Sunday, there will even be the Porter Pizza oven here in the evening so you can grab some excellent pizza before heading over to the Abbeydale Picture House to watch the films.
SCORECARDS & Prizes
Scorecards will be free (just pay your standard entry) & are available from reception any time after 6pm on Friday. You can keep hold of your scorecard until 8pm on Sunday, so you can try the 30 problems at your leisure, but they must be handed in by 8pm on Sunday to count. There are Berghaus goodies for the top 3 Female & Male, & top 2 U18 Female & Male categories, as well as a prize draw for returned scorecards so you can win something just for entering!
- The Climbing Works