News - December 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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22 Dec 2015 S.W.O.T. results

Thanks to all who took part in our Scarpa Winter One-off Tournament (SWOT) over the weekend. We had about 100 people take part and most gave back their scorecards - if you didn't you've missed out on some great prizes!


Winners below (with prizes) and full scores in image below:


Male Winner: James Noble - 1 x Scarpa climbing shoes of your choice

Female Winner: Jo Allen - 1 x Scarpa climbing shoes of your choice

Both the Junior Male & Junior Female had a tie for first place so both winners get a choice of a Climbing Works Tee or Sweater

Male Junior: Finn Hatton & Toby Chan

Female Junior: Ettie Warren & Asha Kiggins


Prize Draw Winners

Friday Night Entrant: Sam Warren - 1 x  Scarpa climbing shoes of your choice

Friday Night Entrant: Joe Law - 1 x Climbing Works Tee of your choice

Weekend winner: Duncan Campbell -  1 x Pair of Scarpa Shoes

Weekend winner: Aline Gaus - 1 x Climbing Works Sweatshir

Weekend winner: Lewis Gibbs -  1 x Climbing Works Tee


All winners can pick their prizes up by speaking to reception staff at the front desk.

The Scarpa Beastmaker holds will be up for another few weeks so make sure to try these great problems while the Berghaus Comp wall has a whole load of problems of all grades for you to enjoy over Christmas and New Year.


SWOT Results

4 Dec 2015 Mini Bouldering Ladder

Next week see's the return of the Mini Works Winter Bouldering Ladder,  a fun competition set over 3 rounds suitable for 5 - 14 year olds.

The route setters will set the first round of 20 progressing climbs on Tuesday 8th December. You can print off a score card here or pick one up from the Mini Works for £1.

 Points are given on the number of attempts it takes for you to complete the boulder. You can have as many attempts on each boulder as you like over the course of the month. The point system is explained on the score cards.

The rules, this is a self marked competition so no cheating!!

1) An attempt starts as soon as your feet leave the floor

2) One hand must start on the numbered hold - finish by matching the top hold

3) Only use the coloured holds used on the circuit. Aretes, volumes and wall features are allowed.

4) Hand your scorecard to reception when you have finished

Score will be split into male and female 5- 6 yrs / 7 – 8 yrs / 9 – 11 yrs / 12 – 14 yrs. Results from each round will be posted on the website and in the Mini Works. The overall winners will be announced after all 3 rounds.

This is a fun competition set for children aged 5 – 14 years and not suitable for those taking part in the winter bouldering series in the Main Centre.



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