Spectator Info

4 Mar 2022 18 Mar 2022



As in previous years The Rab CWIF 2022 will be an excellent event to get involved with even if you aren't interested in competing! 


Spectator info & other goings on

As in previous years The Rab CWIF 2022 will be an excellent event to get involved with even if you aren't interested in competing! 

Spectator tickets for the Semi-Final and Final is going to be done a little different this year. Tickets will be available for purchase in person from The Sponsor Hub on Saturday 19th March for £5. There will be 100 tickets for semi finals and 100 tickets for finals (a mix of standing and seated)

Half the tickets will be released at 10am

Second half will be released at 12:30pm

The Hub is located within the car park and will also be home of discounted gear, film showings, talks from our key speakers and beers! 

If you miss out on tickets, there will be a stream on the big screen at The Hub so you can still get caught up in the action free of charge. If you can't get down to watch you can still watch a live stream from the comforts of your own home. We will be sharing the link to stream closer to the time.


Saturday 19th March 2022 - 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!

Qualification timings for reference:

  • Registration 1: 08:15-09:00
  • Session 1: 09:00-12:00
  • Registration 2: 12:15-13:00
  • Session 2: 13:00-16:00
  • Registration 3: 16:15 - 17:00
  • Session 3: 17:00-20:00

Sunday 20th March 2022 - Semi Finals & Finals

Sunday 20th March Provisional Full Schedule:

10:00 Climbing Works opens (reduced entry price of £7.50 due to partial wall closures)

11:00 Isolation closes in Unit E for Semi Finalists

12:00 to 14:30 Semi Finals

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

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

17:45 Finals spectator area opens

18:30 to 20:30 Finals


The Rab CWIF Sponsor Hub

We will have a building next door to The Climbing Works with stands from many of The Rab CWIF 2022'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 including:

  • Rab are bringing down a load of stock from their Second Stitch and Rock Range with some great deals on offer.
  • 20% off shoes in our Scarpa Pro shop, along with expert advice from the staff at Scarpa, along with deals on samples, Organic chalk bags / buckets & Friction Labs chalk.


Here we will also be hosting film screenings and talks!

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: A Climber's Life by Andy Cave 3:00pm-3:40pm

Adventure Film Screening 3:50pm-4:30pm

Talk with comp climber Hannah Smith and trainee sport psychologist Emma Wood about the psyche behind comp climbing 4:40pm-5:30pm


Porter Pizza

The team will be here serving delicious wood fired pizzas on Saturday from 16:00 to 20:30 & Sunday from 13:30 to 19:00!

On Sunday instead of the usual BBQ we're subsidising these excellent pizzas, with the first 75 pizzas for £5 (normal price after this)



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 get you a tea or instant coffee for 50p!

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.