News - March 2015


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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24 Mar 2015 Rock Tots Award Nomination

Rock Tots, The Mini-Works toddler climbing group ran by Rachel Briggs has been nominated for a national award. Below is a little info regarding this good news and how you can help Rock Tots on their way to winning this award.


The nominees for the prestigious ‘What's On 4 2015 Junior’ Awards have just been announced and Sheffield-based ‘Rock Tots’ is amongst them.

This exciting awards programme is now in its ninth year and celebrates the best activities, classes, people and places throughout the country, as nominated and voted for by parents, carers and parents-to-be. ‘Rock Tots’, a climbing group for children, is a nominee in the ‘Best local activity for under 5s’ category, which means they will now go through to the final voting stage.

Rock Tots promotes balance, coordination, flexibility and confidence through climbing. The sessions also include games, active singing and play. Rachel Briggs from Rock Tots said: "We’re really proud to have been nominated for this award. Over the past two years Rock Tots has exploded in popularity, with more than fifty little ones now attending our Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions each week."

From 11 March to 1 May 2015, parents can log onto to vote for their favourites from all of the nominees.

The winners will be announced at the live award ceremony on 19 June at Drayton Manor Hotel, Staffordshire. Everyone who votes or nominates will also be in with a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to the awards ceremony, meet the finalists, sponsors and VIP guests.

11 Mar 2015 CWIF Fancy Dress Winners

The CWIF is all about fun and having a good well as testing you limits. Testing those limits are a little harder when in fancy dress though and every year we like to award the best fancy dress team a prize for going that extra mile and adding some fun to a (sometimes) serious competition.

This year was exceptionally tough with some great outfits but after many long hours locked away in deliberation the Judges have decided that the winners of The CWIF 2015 best Fancy Dress award goes to ..... Team B.


It was a hard choice this year as Team Nintendo put in some hard work to come a very close second


There were a few other sterling efforts also in amongst the competitors


A big thanks to all those who came dressed to impress. You make a big difference to the atmosphere on the day and are a big part of The CWIF

7 Mar 2015 The CWIF Qualifiers: Results

What a fantastic day! The sun shone, people crushed. If you want to relive the day there is a ton of photos and videos on our Instagram account which are well worth checking out. There is also some great competitor photos and a Q&A with both Shauna Coxsey and Alex Megos on our Twitter feed.

We will be hosting a twitter Q&A with Jorg Verhoeven tomorrow so get your questions in on our Twitter feed (#CWIFJorg) or facebook page.


The results from todays qualifiers are below:

Mens Results>>

Womens Results>>

Team Results>>


Those in the Semi-Final are highlighted in Yellow. Isolation opens at 10am and closes at 11am. Semi-Finals will begin at Noon and will be webcast at

4 Mar 2015 Parking at CWIF

Parking at CWIF 2015

The Climbing Works has limited parking available and we will be very busy over CWIF weekend with a lot of competitors travelling from further afield than usual. If you were planning on travelling by car please read the information below.


If you live locally:

Please try to walk down or use public transport.  As usual this will earn you a free cup of tea or instant coffee!


If you are travelling from further afield:

Please make an effort to lift share. Remember that full cars earn you a free brew.


There is ample free parking at the park and ride at Tesco on Abbeydale road – if there is a group of you meeting in Sheffield please try to rendezvous there leave some of your cars at the park and ride.


Please be considerate if unable to park in the car park.  Try to avoid parking on the local residential streets; there is more street parking available further down Little London Road and at Sorby's Tools (please only park here at weekends and after 6pm midweek).


The corner outside our car park gets very congested at busy times if people park on it, leading to stationary traffic which is very frustrating for local residents and businesses, so please don’t park there!


There is more information about parking here.

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4 Mar 2015 Wall Closures around CWIF

Wall Closures around CWIF

With the CWIF this weekend there will be a number of full and partial closures of the main Climbing Works in the buildup to the event and over he weekend itself.


The Mini Works will be open as usual all weekend:

- Normal opening hours; 9.30am to 6pm

- On Sunday 8th there will be reduced price entry of £5 for adults and concessions


The Climbing Works will have closures as follows:

Wednesday 4th

- No climbing on the Comp Wall

- Wasp and white circuits are down


Thursday 5th

- No climbing on the Comp Wall

- Red, wasp and white circuits are down


Friday 6th

- No climbing on the Comp Wall

- Red, wasp and white circuits are down

- Setting in the central area of the wall - climbing is still allowed but please do not climb the Wasp problems as these are for CWIF


Saturday 7th

- Full closure of the walls to the public, only competitors are allowed to climb

- Spectators are allowed, but please stay off the mats


Sunday 8th

- Reduced opening hours for climbing - 10am to 5pm

- Reduced entry price of £5 to adults and concessions

- Red and white circuits are down, wasp CWIF qualification circuit will be up

- Full closure of Comp Wall, Motherboard, Adidas wall, skips, and circuit board

- Partial closure of main slab, steep room and wall opposite campus boards


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