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We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our wonderful customers, for your continued patience and support over what have been an exceptionally difficult time.

 

From September 2nd we have revised COVID restrictions. 

 

Face Coverings:

We encourage and support customers to wear masks around the centre but it is not compulsory anymore to wear them.

The reception team will not obliged to wear a mask anymore but the screen will still be in place around the reception area.

Coaches will still have to wear masks on coached sessions as well as groups with participants aged 9 and above

 

Centre capacities:

With the removal of the very specific capacities from government guidance we will be cautiously increasing our centre capacities by 10%

The Climbing Works – 105 to 116 (sign out still required)

The Mini Works – 45 to 50 (slot bookings)

Unit E – 45 to 50

 

Social distancing:

The government guidance from 19th July means that there are no legal limits on indoor group size, but we still strongly encourage you to socially distance (2m where possible!) from people you don’t have frequent contact with anyway.

It is important that you continue to respect the space of anyone you have not mutually agreed that you are happy to be closer to or do not know.

 

 

We will continue to manage these risks and monitor them closely. In the event of significant new evidence and government announcements we will revise these new policies and not hesitate to put restrictions back in place.

 

The Climbing Works Team

 

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19 Mar 2022 19 Mar 2023 Results of Qualification Round for CWIF 2022

The Rab CWIF 2022 Results

 

Qualifications 

Female -Top 20 go to Semi-Finals

Comp No. Rank Surname Firstname Gender Nation Team   Score Zones
131 1 Toothill Holly F GBR Precision Climbing 1 247 28
150 2 Kazbekova Jenya F UKR Team Wad 1 238 26
206 3 Kerem Ayala F ISR   2 232 28
7 4 Ben Avraham Shifra F ISR   1 232 27
41 5 Garlick Lucy F GBR   1 228 28
231 6 Caulier Chloé F BEL Team Wad 2 218 27
51 7 Hayes Tara F GBR House 51 + 1 1 218 26
133 8 Uttley Gwyneth F GBR Chateaux de Shambles 1 217 24
132 9 Tracy Michaela Wynn F GBR   1 211 23
123 10 Slaney Hannah F GBR Chateaux de Shambles 1 209 24
72 11 MacDougall Fae F GBR Precision Keen Youth 1 207 23
105 11 Phillips Emily F GBR Precision B Team 1 207 23
14 13 Bridgens Izzy F GBR   1 205 23
21 14 Cameron Thea F GBR Boulder UK 1 204 23
228 15 Watkin Pippa F GBR   2 202 24
103 16 Peetermans Zoë F GBR   1 199 22
35 17 Edwards Emma F GBR   1 198 22
39 17 Frugtniet Rhoslyn F GBR Team Oliver 1 198 22
67 19 Lee Eugenie F GBR   1 187 21
63 20 Kinnersley Lily F GBR   1 187 19
124 21 Smith Hannah Louise F GBR   1 185 22
15 22 Briggs Evangelina F CAN Team Wad 1 177 23
85 23 McGarry Jessica Kate F IRL   1 177 19
214 24 Higgs Rosie F GBR   2 172 21
205 25 Bensley Frances Liu F GBR   2 168 20
140 26 Warren Ettie Rose F GBR Porter Pizza 1 168 19
14 27 Higgs Rosie F     2 165 20
31 28 Claxton-Daniels Jessica F GBR   1 164 18
204 29 Morrison Kitty F GBR   2 161 21
117 30 Edgington Isabella F GBR Clutter of Spiders 2 158 18
12 31 Brailsford Florence F GBR   1 155 17
55 32 Hmaimou Anya F GBR   1 152 20
61 33 Johnstone Amy F GBR   1 144 16
201 34 Petrobelli Willow F GBR   2 142 19
233 35 Hamilton Ava Gracey F GBR Precision Keen Youth 2 141 18
6 36 Belar Barrutia Ainhize F ESP Eder Ta Askatasuna 1 141 16
110 37 Rayfield Holly Emma F GBR   1 138 17
19 38 Buenaventura Kimberly Gayle F GBR   1 135 17
113 39 Shorter Nyah F GBR   1 128 14
115 40 Robinson Eleanor F GBR Teeny Weenies 1 121 15
222 41 Coimbra Teresa F POR   2 121 14
215 42 Hammond Lucie F GBR   2 119 17
92 43 Nolan Jessica F     2 117 15
225 44 Morris Emily F GBR   2 117 14
109 45 Rakestraw Ysa F NED   1 114 16
232 45 Fidler Grace F GBR Chateaux de Shambles 2 114 16
82 47 May Beth F GBR   1 98 11
148 48 Yeomanson Ruth F GBR Teeny Weenies 1 95 13
100 49 Oses Saiz HAIZEA F ESP Euskal Team 1 94 13
230 50 Englert Lucy F GBR   2 87 10
226 51 Gray Ella Elizabeth F GBR   2 78 9
229 51 Pestell Emma Lucy F GBR   2 78 9
220 53 Hogg Ellie F GBR Clutter of Spiders 2 77 9
224 54 Brisard Daphne Amandine F FRA   2 70 9
101 55 Clay Bo F GBR   1 70 8
150 56 Parker Rachel F     2 67 8
202 57 Spencer Samantha F GBR   2 67 7
59 58 Hyland Róisín F IRL   1 61 8
130 59 Glazier Lois F     2 60 8
208 59 Brayshay Holly F GBR   2 60 8
221 59 De Silva Jinalee F GBR   2 60 8
66 62 Krawaczynska Vickie F GBR   1 60 7
227 63 Bick Tayla F GBR   2 57 8
209 64 Seddon Evie F GBR   2 50 7
98 65 O'Boyle Keri Louise F GBR Boulder UK 1 50 5
43 66 Godwin Florence F GBR   1 47 6
93 67 Mirfin Rachel F GBR   1 40 7
210 68 Chaffey Sarah F GBR   2 37 4

 

Males -Top 20 go to Semi-Final (Will Bosi has dropped out so everyone is promoted one place)

 

Comp No. Rank Surname First Name Gender Nation Team   Score Zones
10 1 Bosi William M GBR   1 300 30
108 2 Pope Jim Bell M GBR Precision Climbing 1 297 30
84 3 McArthur Hamish M GBR Precision Climbing 1 294 30
20 4 Butterworth Sam Jake Jackson M GBR Precision B Team 1 288 30
92 5 Milne Max M GBR Precision Climbing 1 284 30
128 6 Ternant Mathieu M FRA   1 281 30
34 7 Dunne Aiden M GBR Team Oliver 1 278 30
112 8 Ridal Billy M GBR House 51 + 1 1 278 29
143 9 Whaley Nathan James M GBR   1 277 29
38 10 Forrest Kieran M GBR Precision B Team 1 275 30
87 10 Megos Alexander M GER Team Wad 1 275 30
106 10 Phillips Nathan M GBR House 51 + 1 1 275 30
254 13 Ben Reuven Yotam M ISR   2 274 30
99 13 O'Neill Michael M IRL   1 274 30
101 13 Waterhouse Alex M GBR House 51 + 1 1 274 30
73 16 MacDougall Jack Iain M GBR Precision B Team 1 271 30
26 17 Coley Orrin M GBR   1 268 30
336 17 Jenkins Jamie M GBR   2 268 30
114 19 Roberts Toby M GBR Team Oliver 1 265 30
1 20 Akhtar Dayan M GBR   1 262 29
17 21 Brown Zak M GBR Team Oliver 1 258 30
102 22 Parkinson Louis M GBR   1 255 30
36 23 Esparta Andoni M ESP Euskal Team 1 254 29
49 24 Harker Cailean M GBR   1 252 30
335 25 Gourgue Florian M BEL   2 251 29
118 26 Scanlon Mark M GBR   1 248 28
30 27 Cruz Eneko Carrero M ESP Eder Ta Askatasuna 1 245 30
147 28 Xiberras Joseph M GBR Precision Keen Youth 1 241 30
280 29 Engels Lieven M GBR   2 238 27
262 30 Botto Andrea M ITA   2 234 28
342 30 Matthews Tommy M GBR   2 234 28
134 32 Varela-Christie Matt M GBR   1 234 26
79 33 Mawhinney Andrew Wilson M GBR   1 232 29
284 34 Oakes Sammy M GBR   2 232 26
28 35 Cook Robert M GBR   1 231 28
272 36 Snow Adam James M GBR   2 228 28
27 37 Conlon Rhys M GBR   1 226 28
266 38 Healy Tom Osian M GBR   2 226 27
343 39 Calvert Saul M GBR   2 225 26
64 40 Knightley Isaac Stephen M GBR   1 224 26
68 41 Liacisoro Mikel Asir M ESP Eder Ta Askatasuna 1 222 29
70 42 Lomba Lopez de Epina Eder M ESP Eder Ta Askatasuna 1 222 27
328 43 Pestell John Benjamin M GBR   2 222 26
149 44 List Jake M GBR   1 221 24
344 45 Cummings Rory M GBR   2 221 23
78 46 Main Kai M GBR   1 217 23
18 47 Buck William M GBR   1 212 24
345 48 Murphy Philip M IRL   2 211 26
42 49 Gilbert Ryan Stuart David M GBR Porter Pizza 1 204 26
81 50 Mawson Neil M GBR Boulder UK 1 204 23
327 51 Myles Tommy M IRL   2 201 24
337 52 Fidler Adam M GBR   2 200 23
148 53 Baltrunas Kipras M LTU   2 197 24
332 54 Richardson Jacob Alexander M GBR   2 195 25
24 55 Clay Matt Ivan M GBR   1 194 20
247 56 Warner Matthew M GBR   2 193 25
314 57 Sordam Tedyano M NED   2 191 26
60 58 Jackson Finn M GBR   1 188 23
138 58 Walsh Luke Kieran M GBR   1 188 23
312 60 Gosney Cole M GBR   2 185 24
47 61 Hall Rhys Colin M GBR   1 184 26
340 62 De Beaux Charles M GBR   2 182 23
94 63 Musgrove Dave M GBR Porter Pizza 1 182 22
319 64 Turner Gus M GBR   2 181 24
313 65 Latimer-Greenwood Fig M GBR   2 181 22
269 66 Stockton Thomas James M GBR   2 178 25
62 67 Khunrat Prajak M THA   1 178 21
238 68 Lane Louis Jack Thomas M GBR   2 174 21
52 69 Heason Bryn Payne M GBR Teeny Weenies 1 171 22
32 70 Delgado Fernandez Sergio M ESP Euskal Team 1 169 19
320 71 Brown Tom M GBR   2 168 24
122 72 Skorzylas Joachim Dawid M GBR   1 168 22
271 73 Bascombe Rory M GBR   2 168 19
297 74 Joyce Leon M GBR   2 161 21
126 75 Swales Jamie M GBR   1 158 20
290 76 Hogg Archie M GBR Clutter of Spiders 2 157 20
53 77 Hill Richard M GBR   1 157 19
277 78 Fillingham Kishan M GBR   2 157 17
9 79 Bignold Elias M GBR   1 154 19
329 80 Pestell Samuel M GBR   2 151 19
44 81 Goodey James Gaudern M GBR   1 151 16
334 82 Signer Jens Eric M SUI   2 148 17
248 83 Turner Ryan M GBR   2 147 20
48 84 Hammond Sam M GBR   1 147 18
251 85 Ebbecke Moritz M GER   2 147 16
316 86 Taylor Zack Sydney M GBR Clutter of Spiders 2 146 22
257 87 Pickles Jason M GBR   2 144 17
304 88 Briggs Richard M GBR   2 143 18
69 89 Limbu Sujan M GBR   1 141 17
302 90 Timms Oliver M GBR   2 140 20
296 91 Smith Luke Anthony M GBR   2 138 17
4 92 Bainbridge Simon Christopher M GBR   1 138 14
282 93 Middup Joe Lewis M GBR   2 135 16
16 94 Briggs Tom M GBR   1 133 17
311 95 Hancox William M GBR   2 131 17
111 96 Reid Richard M IRL   1 130 16
279 97 English Alfie M GBR   2 128 16
244 97 Walker Lucas Thomas M GBR   2 128 16
278 99 Fitzpatrick Dan M GBR   2 127 17
318 100 Crowther Jake M GBR   2 124 14
139 100 Wareham Joe M GBR   1 124 14
287 102 George William M GBR   2 120 16
321 103 Browne Finlay Alexander M GBR   2 117 17
246 104 Osman Nawras M GER   2 117 14
301 104 Peel Tom M GBR   2 117 14
95 106 Naish Freddie M GBR   1 115 14
120 106 Siggins Cameron Shane M GBR   1 115 14
97 108 Oakley Edward M GBR   1 114 13
144 109 Whitewood Adam Richard M GBR   1 114 12
300 110 Dack Will M GBR   2 112 15
46 111 Halford Julian M GBR   1 111 18
315 112 Armstrong Toby M GBR   2 111 16
237 113 Geoghegan Kenny M GBR   2 111 13
119 114 Shelton Adam M GBR   1 111 12
310 115 Stuart Sam M GBR   2 110 12
268 116 Elton Elliott William M GBR   2 110 11
260 117 Hummel Josh M GBR   2 109 18
250 118 Russell Oliver M GBR   2 108 15
236 119 Hilton Marc M GBR   2 107 12
324 120 Cassani Jem M GBR   2 104 14
288 121 Succoi Sam M GBR   2 101 16
234 122 Ledsom Ben M GBR   2 101 15
265 123 Healy Ned Evan M GBR   2 101 14
240 123 Rogers Ben M GBR   2 101 14
235 125 Skinner Ben M GBR   2 101 13
127 126 Tate Oliver M GBR   1 100 13
323 127 Cassani Theo M GBR   2 97 15
25 128 Cole Ethan M GBR   1 97 13
241 129 Stubbs John M GBR   2 95 13
152 130 Wilkinson Sam M GBR   1 94 11
153 131 Higginson Connor M GBR   2 90 11
242 132 Liu Zelin M GBR   2 89 17
339 133 Blake Jonathan M GBR   2 88 13
130 134 Tindale Jamie M GBR Porter Pizza 1 88 11
322 135 Conlon Greg (2) M GBR   2 87 11
58 136 Hunter Stan M GBR   1 84 11
151 136 McMillan Stuart M GBR   2 84 11
259 138 Irwin Josh M GBR   2 84 10
286 139 Scrutton Ethan M GBR   2 80 11
258 140 Keeble Thomas Daniel M GBR   2 80 10
305 141 St Ledger Reuben M GBR   2 80 9
338 142 Oram Christopher M GBR   2 78 12
243 143 Varley-Stephens Jake M GBR   2 78 11
283 144 Serpis Harry James M GBR   2 77 12
333 145 Harrison Matt Ryan M GBR   2 74 11
152 146 Wilkinson Alister M GBR   2 68 9
136 147 Victor Adam M GBR   1 67 10
75 148 Mackenzie Angus C M GBR   1 67 8
256 149 Seddon Craig M GBR   2 64 7
8 150 Bhandari Arun Jon M GBR   1 60 7
253 151 Dawson Dominic Michael M GBR   2 60 6
255 152 Brayshay Royd M GBR   2 54 7
153 153 Telling Matthew M GBR   1 54 6
331 154 Vinh-Hung Bao-Nam M BEL   2 50 5
76 155 MacKenzie Dougal M GBR   1 47 5
298 156 Cudley Jack Adam M GBR   2 44 5
263 156 Gajjar Neil M GBR   2 44 5
309 156 Hand Samuel M GBR   2 44 5
264 159 Cheung Michael M HKG   2 40 6
292 160 Nolan Mike M GBR   2 37 4
281 161 Crokaert Christophe M BEL   2 27 3

 

 

30 Sep 2021 IMPORTANT! GUEST SUPERVISION CHANGES FOR UNDER 5S STARTING 1ST OCT 2021

IMPORTANT!

GUEST SUPERVISION CHANGES FOR UNDER 5S

STARTING 1ST OCT 2021

 

WHERE GUESTS INCLUDE UNDER 5’s

Maximum 1 U5 guest per adult member at weekends & school holidays

    (School holidays – the standard advertised dates for Sheffield schools & Bank Holidays)

 Maximum 2 U5 guests per adult member midweek during term time

 

WHERE GUESTS ARE OVER 5

Maximum of 2 guests per adult member at all times (unchanged)

 

EXAMPLES

Weekends and holidays

You are permitted to supervise a single 4 year old (but no other guests at the same time).

You are permitted to supervise a 5 year old and a 9 year old at the same time.

You wouldn't be permitted to supervise a 4 year old and 9 year old at the same time.

 

Midweek in term time

You would be allowed to supervise a 4 year old and a 9 year old at the same time.

 

NON-CLIMBING U18 GUESTS – CLARIFICATION

The Climbing Works still considers non-climbing U18s (such as a ‘babe in arms’ or an older child reading a book at the table etc) to be guests requiring supervision as you are still responsible for their safety and behaviour while they are on our premises.

If you are wanting to supervise a 2nd climbing guest at the same time as having a non-climbing guest then you would need a second adult to stay with them at all times and ensure that they do not enter the matted climbing area.

In the event that you needed to tend to a non-climbing minor under supervision of another adult (such as feeding or changing a baby) then you would need to bring your climbing guests with you off the mats.

 

WHY?

The Mini Works was originally intended to expand the climbing available to provide a space away from the busy main centre where we’d be able to expand on our regular children’s coaching sessions, where we could set circuits of problems specifically for U18s and would offer more bouldering for beginner to intermediate adult climbers.

 

Since opening in 2013 our regular coached sessions have expanded massively as well as the number of customers supervising children outside of our regular sessions.  The majority of the time this works well, but at busier times, particularly wet weekends, we’ve noticed conflicting centre usage with an increase in supervision of pre-school children who are less able to understand instructions and are consequently more difficult to manage in a climbing environment.

 

While the centre is quieter (i.e. midweek during term time) we feel it is reasonable that a supervising member should be able to effectively supervise 2 guests including under 5s.

At busier times, particularly wet weekends and school holidays, we have concluded that a supervising adult would only reasonably be able to supervise a single preschool child closely enough to ensure that they don’t enter the landing zone of other centre users, which as you should already be aware would increase the risk of injury to a falling climber as well as the supervised guest.

 

The intention of these changes is not to restrict your use of our facilities or reduce your enjoyment, but to improve the safety and enjoyment of both your guests & other centre users.

 

Kind regards,

The Climbing Works Team

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2 Sep 2021 2 Sep 2021 00:00 COVID Policy from 2nd September 2021

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our wonderful customers, for your continued patience and support over what have been an exceptionally difficult time.

 

From September 2nd we have revised COVID restrictions. 

 

Face Coverings:

We encourage and support customers to wear masks around the centre but it is not compulsory anymore to wear them.

The reception team will not obliged to wear a mask anymore but the screen will still be in place around the reception area.

Coaches will still have to wear masks on coached sessions as well as groups with participants aged 9 and above

 

Centre capacities:

With the removal of the very specific capacities from government guidance we will be cautiously increasing our centre capacities by 10%

The Climbing Works – 105 to 116 (sign out still required)

The Mini Works – 45 to 50 (slot bookings)

Unit E – 45 to 50

 

Social distancing:

The government guidance from 19th July means that there are no legal limits on indoor group size, but we still strongly encourage you to socially distance (2m where possible!) from people you don’t have frequent contact with anyway.

It is important that you continue to respect the space of anyone you have not mutually agreed that you are happy to be closer to or do not know.

 

 

We will continue to manage these risks and monitor them closely. In the event of significant new evidence and government announcements we will revise these new policies and not hesitate to put restrictions back in place.

 

The Climbing Works Team

15 Jul 2021 COVID Update and changes from 19th July 2021

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our wonderful customers, for your continued patience and support over what have been an exceptionally difficult 16 months for so many people and businesses.

 

In light of the government announcement on Monday we have been thinking hard about the most reasonable way to operate from 19th July.  We have been fortunate that unlike many other businesses we have avoided closures outside of lockdowns due to high numbers isolation in our staff team or customers.  In an effort to support this moving forward we are taking a cautious view to reducing control measures in the weeks to come:

 

Face Coverings:

Face coverings will remain mandatory at all times in the centre from 19th July with the following exceptions:

While climbing / training in the matted climbing / gym areas (but please wear one if you can)

 - Coverings must be worn while at rest (i.e. between climbs) and at all times while supervising / coaching on the mats

You are exempt from wearing a face covering

 - E.g. Under 11s or medical reasons. Full list on gov.uk here, along with further info about face coverings

While you do not have to wear face covering while actually climbing this is strongly encouraged, where you are able to do so, as it means you are not putting them on and off repeatedly, which best practice guidance suggests should be kept to a minimum and done with clean, sanitised hands to reduce the risk of infection.

 

Centre capacities:

With the removal of the very specific capacities from government guidance we will be cautiously increasing our centre capacities from 19th July:

The Climbing Works – 95 to 105 (sign out still required)

The Mini Works – 40 to 45 (slot bookings)

Unit E – 40 to 45 (Gym 6 to 7)

 

Social distancing:

The government guidance from 19th July means that there are no legal limits on indoor group size, but we still strongly encourage you to socially distance (2m where possible!) from people you don’t have frequent contact with anyway.

It is important that you continue to respect the space of anyone you have not mutually agreed that you are happy to be closer to or do not know.

 

FAQ

Why do we still have to wear masks!?

Many of our staff and customers are relatively young or have underlying health conditions meaning they have either not yet been eligible for vaccination or are medically advised against it.  Leaving them at increased risk of catching COVID and developing more adverse symptoms compared to people fortunate enough to be double vaccinated.

There is also a risk to us as a business that if too many of our staff have to isolate, we would have to temporarily partially or fully close if we are unable to maintain safe staffing levels.

We need to continue to manage these risks and feel that maintaining our current rules on face coverings is the best way to do so, while encouraging all of our staff eligible to be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible, particularly in light of the changes to close contact isolation coming through on 16th August.

 

When will this change?

These rules will be reviewed on 2nd August, or in the event of significant new evidence, and amendments will be made as and when we decide it is sensible to do so based on evolving data such as case rates, hospital admissions and progress of the vaccination program both in the general population and amongst our staff team.

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13 May 2021 COVID Rules Changes from Monday 17th May

Changes from 17/05/21

"Rule of 6" replaces the "exercise alone" rules
You will once again be able to climb and socialise indoors with people outside your household group in a group of 6 or 2 households!  Please continue to follow government guidance on social distancing, in particular ensuring you respect the space of people outside your group.  Remember many people will still want to socially distance as they, or someone they know may be higher risk, so please respect that!

This also means we will be able to resume some of our adult group sessions, including inductions, where they don't clash with the busiest times in the day where we expect to hit capacity.

You can also supervise guests from outside your household, provided you and they are comfortable with the higher risk of transmission with reduced distancing.

 

Cafe - indoor service resumes

From Monday 17th May you will be able to eat and drink inside again.  Please sit down with food and drinks before removing masks for consumption.  Once you are done, please give the table a quick wipe with the wipes provided, then dispose of any wipes and waste in the bins provided and return used crockery to reception.

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6 Apr 2021 Centre Reopening 12/04/2021

We'll back back open from 10am on Monday 12 April alongside gyms and other indoor sports venues as part of the government's gradual easing of lockdown!

 

While case numbers are relatively low compared to December and many of the most vulnerable have now been vaccinated it is still important that you continue to do your bit to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus to help us avoid further restrictions and enable a more timely exit from lockdown.  When you come back in to climb please remember the government best practice on your visits:

 

 

 

Hands

- Sanitise your hands on arrival, throughout your sessions and when you leave.

Face

- Face masks are still required at all times in the centre unless you are exempt.  They can be removed while actually climbing, but we advise you to leave them on if you can 

Space

- Be considerate to other centre users and maintain a 2m distance from those outside your household or support bubble.  Ensure you follow government guidelines on your visits and don't exercise / socialise with people outside your household or support bubble until the next stage of lockdown easing (hopefully on 17th May!).

Fresh Air

- We'll be opening all the windows that we can and will have extractors on where available to maximise airflow in our centres.  It might get a little chilly at times (where did the heatwave go?), so remember to bring an extra layer particularly for warming up, but don't shut the windows!

 

Our conditions of use are very similar to when we closed due to lockdown these are the key points from the more recent restrictions from that point:

- Climb alone or in your household bubble
- Hot drinks are takeaway only
- No adult group coached sessions (U18 sessions are allowed)

 

For full details please visit climbingworks.com/covid

 

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5 Jan 2021 Wall Closure Due to 3rd Lockdown

Wall closure due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) from 22:00 on Wednesday 04/01/2021

 

Sadly we are having to announce a 3rd temporary wall closure due to a 3rd lockdown starting on Tuesday 5th January.

 

As in the previous lockdown it is our social responsibility to close now and remain shut as long as advised to do so by the Government. We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen on the 2nd of December, but judging by the reliability of previous government announcements it may be later than this.  Please stay tuned to our website / social media for updates on when we might re-open.

 

Any members with a pre-paid membership or pre-paid entries – all pre-paid memberships will be paused from the closure date until your first visit after reopening - further details about memberships including those paid by standing order or recurring card payment can be found in the FAQ below.

 

In the meanwhile, please look after yourselves and anybody who needs help.  Be kind to one another, don’t panic buy useless stuff, be considerate, and we’ll see you all on the other side!

 

Graeme, Percy, Sam & the rest of the Climbing Works Team

 

FAQs & options to help support us

What happens with my pre-paid membership?
As previously stated we're freezing all pre-paid memberships until we are advised we can safely reopen.

I have a pre-paid membership; what can I do to help?
Thanks for your support!  Either you can let us know you don't want to pause, which will be helpful for our cash flow when we are able to reopen, or you could buy something from our online shop.

How do I pause my monthly membership payments?
We understand that this time is difficult for everyone.  If you are paying by standing order so you need to understand that YOU need to pause the payments with you bank; we can't do it for you!  Please drop us an email to memberships@climbingworks.com to confirm that you are doing this and include your name and DoB so we can link it to your account.

How do I continue to pay my membership?
If you are in a sufficiently stable financial position to do so and would like to continue your standing order even though you can't climb then that would be greatly appreciated.  You have set up a standing order with you bank, so you don't need to do anything for it to continue.  It is, however, important that you understand that at this time we do not know when (and therefore if) we will be able to reopen.  Please drop us an email to memberships@climbingworks.com to confirm that you are doing this and include your name and DoB so we can link it to your account.

I don't think I can afford / justify the full monthly amount while you are closed but I still want to support you; what can I do?
Thanks for your support!  If you want to keep up regular payments at a lower amount then you just need to adjust your standing order with the bank.  It is, however, important that you understand that at this time we do not know when (and therefore if) we will be able to reopen.  Please drop us an email to memberships@climbingworks.com to confirm that you are doing this and include your name and DoB so we can link it to your account.

How else can I support the centre?
For anyone else who would like to support us in some way you can find options for pre-paid membership, entries and gift voucher here.  We'll be adding some of our commonly sold shop stock such as shoes & chalk online in the next few days which will get dispatched weekly on Mondays.  We'll also run an offer with 15% off online Benky Grip Wash orders, aimed at other walls who are getting on with maintenance while they are still closed to the public.

Can I hire pads to climb outside?
Unfortunately we won't be offering pad hire as we'll be furloughed which complicates collection and return.

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30 Dec 2020 COVID Tier Updates: Sheffield still in Tier 3

As of today's Tier updates Sheffield remains in Tier 3, so we remain open to local customers.


Unfortunately a number of surrounding areas, including Derbyshire, have however been moved into Tier 4.  If you live in one of these areas please do not visit our centres at this time.  Aside from any sense of personal social responsibility it is illegal to leave a Tier 4 area and visit a Tier 3 apart from specific exempt reasons such as work or education.


Current guidance doesn't seem to suggest that there is any exemption for organised indoor sport for under 18s (living in a Tier 4 area), as this can only take place in outdoors in Tier 4, but we will be in touch with attendees of our regular kids sessions as soon as we have clearer information.


If you live in a Tier 4 area and are on a pre-paid or monthly membership please contact memberships@climbingworks.com if you would like your membership pausing until you are able to visit the centre again.


Stay safe,
The Climbing Works

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30 Nov 2020 Reopening Wednesday 2nd December

We're reopening at 10am on Wednesday 2nd December!

At this time Sheffield will be re-entering Tier 3 so the existing measures we had in place will continue to be in effect.
 
Tier 3 rules:
- Sanitise hands on entry and wash or sanitise your hands regularly mid session.
 
- Wear masks at all times in the centre unless you are exempt. They can be removed to eat, drink or while climbing, but we advise continual wear where possible while climbing to reduce hand to mask contact.
 
- Keep 1m+ from other centre users while wearing face coverings & don't mix with other household groups. Where possible keep at least 2m.
 
- Dress appropriately to climb - we'll be keeping windows open and extractors on to maximise ventilation so it will be colder than usual in the centre. We advise wearing layers so you can adjust your temperature for your activity level.
 
- Cafe - we are unable to serve food or drink for consumption on premises, so it is to be consumed as takeaway only
 
 
Coaching
- Regular U18 coached group sessions will continue to take place with our existing distancing and bubbling measures
 
- 1:1 / single household group sessions can also still take place in Tier 3
 
- External coached sessions can take place in the centre, but you must contact centre management in advance to confirm we are happy with your COVID safety measures. These are restricted to 1:1 or 1:2 group sizes from a single household unless by prior arrangement due to current centre capacity limits.
 
 
Pre-paid memberships (annual / 3 month / 1 month):
These are currently frozen and will be restarted on your first visit back to the centre from 2nd December onwards.
 
 
Annual memberships (monthly standing order):
These will be unfrozen on your first visit back.
 
Please follow the instructions sent to you by memberships@climbingworks.com to restart your payments.
 
Venue
The Climbing Works and the Mini Works

2 Nov 2020 Wall Closure Due to Lockdown from 5th November

Wall closure due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) from 22:00 on Wednesday 04/11/2020

 

Sadly we are having to announce a 2nd temporary wall closure due to a 2nd lockdown starting on Thursday.

 

As in the previous lockdown it is our social responsibility to close now and remain shut as long as advised to do so by the Government. We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen on the 2nd of December, but judging by the reliability of previous government announcements it may be later than this.  Please stay tuned to our website / social media for updates on when we might re-open.

 

Any members with a pre-paid membership or pre-paid entries – all pre-paid memberships will be paused from the closure date until your first visit after reopening.  Further details about memberships including those paid by standing order will be added to the website as soon as we can write it all down, along with some suggested ways you might be able to help support us in this difficult time for those able to do so.  We have been working on a replacement system for our recurring membership payments which we will roll out on re-opening.

 

As furlough works a little differently to at the start of the previous lockdown we'll be able to make some more of our shop stock available online and dispatch orders over lockdown (probably weekly dispatches on a Monday); this will be online in the next few days, so if you're in need of new shoes or a Beastmaker we'll be able to help with that!

 

In the meanwhile, please look after yourselves and anybody who needs help.  Be kind to one another, don’t panic buy useless stuff, be considerate, and we’ll see you all on the other side!

 

Graeme, Percy, Sam & the rest of the Climbing Works Team

 

FAQs & options to help support us

What happens with my pre-paid membership?
As previously stated we're freezing all pre-paid memberships until we are advised we can safely reopen.

I have a pre-paid membership; what can I do to help?
Thanks for your support!  Either you can let us know you don't want to pause, which will be helpful for our cash flow when we are able to reopen, or you could buy something from our online shop.

How do I pause my monthly membership payments?
We understand that this time is difficult for everyone.  If you are paying by standing order so you need to understand that YOU need to pause the payments with you bank; we can't do it for you!  Please drop us an email to memberships@climbingworks.com to confirm that you are doing this and include your name and DoB so we can link it to your account.

How do I continue to pay my membership?
If you are in a sufficiently stable financial position to do so and would like to continue your standing order even though you can't climb then that would be greatly appreciated.  You have set up a standing order with you bank, so you don't need to do anything for it to continue.  It is, however, important that you understand that at this time we do not know when (and therefore if) we will be able to reopen.  Please drop us an email to memberships@climbingworks.com to confirm that you are doing this and include your name and DoB so we can link it to your account.

I don't think I can afford / justify the full monthly amount while you are closed but I still want to support you; what can I do?
Thanks for your support!  If you want to keep up regular payments at a lower amount then you just need to adjust your standing order with the bank.  It is, however, important that you understand that at this time we do not know when (and therefore if) we will be able to reopen.  Please drop us an email to memberships@climbingworks.com to confirm that you are doing this and include your name and DoB so we can link it to your account.

How else can I support the centre?
For anyone else who would like to support us in some way you can find options for pre-paid membership, entries and gift voucher here.  We'll be adding some of our commonly sold shop stock such as shoes & chalk online in the next few days which will get dispatched weekly on Mondays.  We'll also run an offer with 15% off online Benky Grip Wash orders, aimed at other walls who are getting on with maintenance while they are still closed to the public.

Can I hire pads to climb outside?
Unfortunately we won't be offering pad hire as we'll be furloughed which complicates collection and return.

Venue
The Climbing Works and the Mini Works

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