News - January 2012


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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16 Jan 2012 Evolv Bouldering League: R3 Results

Climbers are known to be a suspicious lot so it was rather a surprise to see a massive crowd of competitors at Round 3 of the Evolv Bouldering League that was held on Friday 13th January. The only unlucky thing that occurred for any competitor was the realisation that Percy & co had set a rather hard set of blocs for this round.



Dave Barrans did his usual thing of turning up and basically flashing nearly all of the problems leaving every one else wondering what other excuse they could make as the bloc was no longer impossible....nor was it sizest. Dave cruised the mens cash problem and would have walked away with the £125 cash if it wasn't for that pesky American Alex Puccio. Alex dispatched both the Men's & Women's (supposedly a harder bloc than the Mens) cash problems and walked away with a tidy sum to spend on her travels home.



You can see the full results of Round 3 as a pdf here and the total scores after 3 rounds as a pdf here. We score the best 3 out of 4 rounds to decide the winner of the Evolv Winter bouldering series so its all to play for in the final round on Friday 17th February. We will announce the winners of the Evolv prize draw tomorrow so keep an eye on the blog to see if you've won a pair of Evolv shoes (only open to those who handed their scorecards in. Unlucky for the large amount of non hand-ins. Make sure to give yours to reception next time!)

You can also view a full gallery of images from Round 3 on our picasa site here>>

14 Jan 2012 The bridge is open again

The railway bridge at the bottom of Woodseats Road opened last night. Hurray!

It is still traffic light controlled but at least you can get in and out of The Works without the massive diversion and queues.

5 Jan 2012 Evolv Winter Bouldering League R2 Results

Apologies for the delay in getting these up on the website. Remember round 3 is on Friday 13th January (unlucky for some possibly...)


Round 2 results>>


Overall results after 2 rounds>>

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