News - March 2010


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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15 Mar 2010 CWIF Competitor List - FINAL

We've now finalised our competitor list for Saturday's CWIF 2010. You can view the list in pdf format below. If your name is not on the list you CANNOT compete this Saturday. Our apologies for all those last minute entries but we've already gone over our initial quota of 180.

The list has 195 competitors, organised and sorted alphabetically by forename. If you think you have registered and you're not on the list....get in touch by email - or by phone 0114 250 9990.


The 2010 Climbing Works International Festival Competitor List>>


You can also see a full CWIF timetable of the day here>>  It should hopefully help you to plan your day.



9 Mar 2010 A friend departs

Those of you involved in the international competition scene will be sad to hear that Giovanni Cantemessa, the Italian Team Manager and scourge of many a judge, has finally lost his last appeal. He had been in a coma following a car accident in 2008 and died last night.

Our condolensces to his family.

9 Mar 2010 ALLDAY CLOSURE - Sat 13th March

The British University & Colleges Sports climbing championships will take place on Sat 13th March.

This will be a CLOSED event only open to BUCS registered climbers. To find out more visit the BUCS website

The Climbing Works will be CLOSED ALLDAY to the public (that includes all full members).

We will be open as normal on Sunday 14th March 10am-8pm

2 Mar 2010 Overall Results - Works Winter Bouldering League

After 4 rounds and £1000 given away in cash, The Climbing Works winter bouldering league 2009/10 has come to an end. Overall it was a fantastic series, easily outstripping last years number of entrants. In fact we had so many people taking part this year we had to extend our normal competition hours from 3 to 4!


The overall winner of the Works winter bouldering league is Roy Mosley (for the 2nd year running). Roy is an ex British lead team member and is no slouch when it comes to competitions. What is even more impressive is that he came back from a bad finger injury (that happened in Round 3) to still score big in round 4. Impressive work indeed. In the senior Women's Diane Merrick showed constant form to come top. Diane is a current member of the British Women's Bouldering team.

In the Junior categories the boys was close all the way through, showing an incredible pool of talent coming through. The winner was Seb Smith who scored constantly high in each round and showed some fantastic talent to win this hard category. The top 3 boys scores would all have been top 10 scores in the male seniors! In the girls Natasha Milinkovic dominated each round winning by a clear margin.

The overall scores from the 4 rounds (best 3 out of 4 rounds count towards overall) are now available on the website as a pdf>>

Each winner of their respective categories win a 3 month membership to the Works while 2nd place in each category wins a DVD of their choice.

Thanks to everyone who came and took part (even those who didn't hand in their score cards!). The Works Winter bouldering league will return in November bigger and better than ever.

In the meantime, the CWIF takes part on the 20th March. A competition with a difference. Read all about it on the CWIF page>>


Highlights of Round 1:


Highlights from Round 2:


Highlights from Round 3:

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