Announcement - The Rab CWIF 2016

10 Nov 2015

The Climbing Works International Festival, aka The CWIF, returns on the 12/13th March 2016. This will be the 10th celebration of this great event and for 2016 we are happy to announce a new headline partnership with Rab.

The Rab CWIF will be the biggest yet and we will be striving to make it even better than ever before with a weekend of climbing and festivities that will highlight the values and history of this great competition while providing inspiration for young and old alike.

We will be announcing more in the new year with registration for The Rab CWIF opening at the end of January 2016.

 

Changed Lineup

The CWIF 2015 filled up in under 30 hours so in 2016, for our 10th celebration, we are going to change things up and expand the Saturday format.

We will be will be increasing competitor places to 450 with a revised Saturday lineup now allowing 3 qualifying sessions instead of the historical 2. We will be making this 3rd session extra special with some tweaks that will create a unique festival atmosphere – more details will follow in the New Year but expect music, fancy dress, unique problems and lots of fun.

This is the only UK international bouldering competition where amateur and professional climbers have the opportunity to compete side by side. For those who are unable to attend the event and for audiences around the world, the online offer will be greater than ever before, with unique activity running across The Climbing Works social media feeds as well as a live stream, delivered by our broadcast partners.

 

New Linkup

The CWIF has always been an international competition with a fun, friendly, atmosphere being central to it all. For our 10th anniversary we have linked up with the renowned Café Kraft climbing gym (Nurenburg, Germany) to create a special prize for two lucky climbers. The winners of this competition will be intensively trained by the amazing Café Kraft coaches over the next few months to compete at The Rab CWIF 2016. Watch the great trailer below:

 

KRAFT WORKS UNITED from cafekraft on Vimeo.

 

Supporters

The Rab CWIF 2016 will be supported by longtime partners Berghaus, Scarpa & Axis Holds.

The Rab CWIF will also be once again raising funds for Climbers Against Cancer.

 

Watch The CWIF 2015  highlights below and get psyched!

 

The CWIF 2015: Highlights from The Climbing Works on Vimeo.

 

Sheffield – The Outdoor City

The Rab CWIF and ShAFF (11-13th March) are proud to be involved in The Sheffield Outdoor City initiative. Over the weekend of 11-13th March Sheffield visitors and residents will be able to be part of a World Class competition climbing event, watch the most exciting adventure films and go explore what Sheffield has to offer as The Outdoor City - www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk

 

Media Partners

This is the only UK international bouldering competition where amateur and professional climbers have the opportunity to compete side by side. For those who are unable to attend the event and for audiences around the world, the online offer will be greater than ever before, with unique activity running across The Climbing Works social media feeds as well as a live stream, delivered by our broadcast partners Band of Birds, Coldhouse Collective and TDC. For more information or to enquire about available advertising slots contact jenny@bandofbirds.co.uk.