Weekly Updates - Mon 29th Dec 2008

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29 Dec 2008 12:58 The Climbing Works Gallery and Gritstone Action...

Hope you all had a great xmas, I know I certainly did, I ate my own body weight in food and enjoyed some quality time with mine and Lucinda's family.


You may have seen recently that we have just replaced some of the artwork in The Climbing Works Gallery (on the wall in front of the Scarpa slab). We have chosen some inspirational images from all over the the world to keep you psyched...

The weather has been pretty good over the last few weeks and I have been getting out on the grit, despatching some routes and boulder problems around the peak district. Check out my Scarpa blog for more details and pictures.



Hope you all enjoy some time off leading up to the new year and all the best for 2009.


Cheers, Sam


29 Dec 2008 08:20 Cold Snap!

Well, contrary to what the British winter is normally like (warm and wet) it looks like we're in for a bit of a cold snap if the boffins at the Met Office are right. As our customers know, The Climbing Works is in a huge building, and we could never effectively heat the entire space without making a serious impact on the hole in the ozone layer. Whilst key areas have heating (changing rooms and changing areas) the rest of the centre is normally nice and cold. For those people thinking of visiting for the first time over the holidays, here is a little advice....
Wear plenty of clothes! If you are just spectating, bring a big coat asnd some spare change to get a hot drink. If you're climbing, wear plenty of thin layers whilst you warm up, and take plenty of time with your warm up. Once you're climbing, you'll be stripping off the layers before you know it as bouldering is one acticivy where cool ambient temperatures are a bonus!

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