Young Climbers Festival

28 Aug 2009 15:03

Yesterday The Climbing Works held its first ever Young Climbers Festival. It was an end of summer event for all the children who participate in our regular children's sessions or holiday courses over the past year.

The morning started off with the instructors running fun games to get the children warmed up and motivated. The main part of the day was a friendly competition on the new orange circuit set especially for the day by Michelle and Sam.

Just one of the warm-up games to get the kids fired up and moving



Each competitor had 10 problems to climb which had been selected from the circuit according to age and ability. Points were awarded for the lowest number of attempts taken to complete the problem. Prizes were given out for scores but also for most dramatic fall, encouragement given and best attempt. The whole event was very easy-going and non-competitive, giving the kids a fun day.


Just some of the 30 kids who took part in the festival


The event was a great success with over 30 young climbers taking part and positive feed back from both the competitors and parents who were already asking when we are holding the next festival. If you think you're kids would be keen on climbing / partaking in a climbing festival, make sure to keep an eye on and our blog for the latest information.

A big thank you to all the instructors who helped out on the day.


The tired but happy kids with their prizes and certificates