Weekly Updates - September 2008

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29 Sep 2008 18:06 New this week...

Well, the black circuit is this weeks victim - its been taken down this morning and will be replaced tomorrow with......you guessed it....another black circuit! So, by Wednesday there will be another 40 new problems graded Font 5 - 6a+ for you all throw yourselves at.
The comp wall reset from last week has provoked a lot of interest, as well as a couple of bruised egos! After Augusts set of problems with their 'holiday grades' (according to one of our customers!) normal service has been resumed with a set of problems that will test even the most burly of boulderers. In particular, the 7b+ finger-jamming crack is seeing a lot of action, but meeting with very, very little success! Having just returned from a day or two in Fontainebleau myself, I think the grades now given to the comp wall problems are a little more realistic. Perhaps I should try and get over to Font every month just to check my grading scale is still accurate......we can but dream!

26 Sep 2008 17:05 Mystical Power Tree

A recent comment this week overheard in the works is Women saying 'have you seen the tree in the toilets?' Funnily enough this has confused many of the guys hearing this.

The tree in question is the Mystical Power Tree and it is the latest creation from our design guru Craig. He finished it on Tuesday and as only the ladies have had the pleasure of seeing it we thought it was about time we posted some photos.

The Men's toilets is next on the list once Craig returns from his holidays. What has he in store?? Well, you'll just have to wait...

25 Sep 2008 14:08 Reel Rock Tour Nov 9th

Continuing on with our Winter lecture series we're happy to announce the visit of the Reel Rock Tour to The Climbing Works on Sunday 9th November.

This is the 3rd annual Reel Rock Tour but the first time on U.K. soil with The Climbing Works being it's first stop. The tour is a collection of the best climbing films out there this year with highlights and shorts covering a wide range of climbing.

The film night will include snippets from OnSight, The Sharp End, Rocklands South Africa bouldering and The Aerialist. Tickets are only £6.50 or £6 concession. They're available to purchase either online at heason.net or at the reception at the works.

This promises to be a very good night and should get you fully excited for the grit bouldering season ahead.

You can watch the trailer below (with the amazingly deep American voice over that is actually a little bit disturbing. I think so anyway...).

24 Sep 2008 16:58 Competition Wall Open

The Comp Wall has been reset with 29 problems from 4+ to 7c+. Enjoy!!

23 Sep 2008 16:03 Works in Progress

The last few days has seen a lot of changes in the works, some subtle, some not.

One of the obvious changes is that the comp wall is currently undergoing a reset which should all be finished by Wednesday evening.

The new volume 3-D problem as set by Percy

Percy showing the beta for the new problem. Check out that foot jam! Font 6b supposedly....

Other changes that the ladies will certainly notice is that the Women's toilets have undergone a bit of a makeover. Our man Craig has been in and has obviously been inhaling too many spray paint fumes as his design is something 'out there'. All good though.

Our Man Craig

The work is now finished but this was it 'in progress'

Finally, the office has also had a bit of a makeover. Not that it affects you guys but it makes us Cheeses that little bit happier : )

17 Sep 2008 12:36 The comp wall carpet is finished

At long last we have finished our carpeting programme with lovely new red carpets for the mats underneath the Berghaus Competition Wall and the campus board. And very nice they look as well, at least until you lot swarm all over them and get them dirty :-)

16 Sep 2008 13:01 Scarpa Offer

We've teamed up with Scarpa to create some lovely attractive offers for anyone interested in new climbing shoes.

If you purchase a new pair of Scarpa rock boots* in the next few weeks you'll receive a FREE Scarpa chalk bag(RRP £15). An excellent offer for everyone but especially for anyone just new to the sport.
*While stock lasts. Not available on Sphinx shoes or Scarpa approach shoes - read below for offers on these...

Also, while we're talking about Scarpa. The excellent Scarpa Sphinx sale continues. These climbing shoes are at a bargain price of £20!!!(RRP £75) The Sphinx is available up to size 41 (UK 7) and is a great shoe for small edges. Find out more information by asking any member of The Climbing Works staff.

We've also got a deal on the Scarpa Quest (both Mens & Womens) approach shoe. They're now £60 which is a saving of 20% on the RRP. I can confidently state that these are a great shoe as I'm currently wearing a pair and have done a lot of crag hikes and climbing in them over the last few months.

11 Sep 2008 13:45 Five Ten Shoes in Store

Today we've added to our fantastic range of climbing shoes with the arrival of Five-Ten. For those in the know, Five-Ten offer a fantastic range of climbing shoes and we've got the pick of the bunch with the new Anasazi Lace-Up, classic Anasazi VCS, Dragon & Women's Siren all in store.

Also soon to arrive will be the Anasazi Low Volume which replace the older, but very popular, Anasazi Women's (the blue velcro).

Five Ten have also some pretty nice approach / city shoes so we've also added the Ba5ic and the Freerunner to our store. Sizes are a little sparse in these as they've already been raided by the staff. If you don't see your size, don't worry, they'll be back in stock within the next 10 days or so.



More good news - the competition wall and campus board are now fully reopened.

9 Sep 2008 13:07 Dave Graham Lecture

Following on from last years winter lecture series The Climbing Works is psyched to announce another winter of films and lectures.

This year we're starting off big! Dave Graham comes to The Climbing Works on Sunday 5th November.

Dave Graham is a phenomenon. Since starting climbing in his home area of New England he has continuously pushed the boundaries of sport climbing and bouldering. He's climbed F9a+, bouldered numerous 8b's & 8b+'s and is well known for his stout grading (he's downgraded a number of hard problems after quick repeats). He's travelled all over the world and currently calls Switzerland home.

Dave is also well know for his total love of climbing and his enthusiastic personality that comes across in his many appearances in DVD's and articles. It's going to be a great night so make sure you're part of it.

Tickets available now at The Climbing Works front desk or on 0114 250 9990. Ticket price is £10 / £8 concession. On the night itself the lecture will start at 8pm with drinks, food & raffle also available.

Coming this winter to The Climbing Works - the Reel Rock Film Tour, Gaz Parry, Dave Pickford and more. Keep an eye on the blog for more details.

8 Sep 2008 13:14 Campus Board & Comp Wall Closure

Continuing on with our carpeting theme we have had to close the Campus board and the right hand side of the competition wall for the next couple of days so to prepare the mats for the new carpets.

Hopefully the wall and the campus board should be back open by Wednesday evening but we'll let you know if delayed.

On a good note, the boyz from Holdz (who are doing the carpeting of the mats) have also returned our beanbag full of new foam. The previous innings had taken a right hammering but once again we have a very comfortable mat to relax on.

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