While I've Been Away...

1 Mar 2010 15:00

2 weeks away from the office in the home of bouldering itself, Fontainebleau, it's kind of strange (but nice) to return to Sheffield and the Works.

So while I've been away there's been alot going on in here. New blue and red circuits, the resetting of the slab, the arrival of the new Scarpa Instinct slipper and the final round of the bouldering league.

We will have all the scores from the final round and the overall league results on the blog and website tomorrow.

The month of March is going to be a very busy one in the Works so please make a note of the below dates and events:

Ron Fawcett Lecture - Sunday 7th March at 8pm: the legend will be giving a talk this Sunday night. The new book has arrived instore early so get your copy and get psyched! Tickets for the lecture available on the website and at reception.

BUCS - Sat 13th March: This is the university championships that we have held the last 3 years. We will be CLOSED ALLDAY to the general public (including full members) and will reopen as normal on the Sunday.

CWIF - Sat 20th March: Its going to be a great day with some amazing talent coming from all over Europe and abroad to compete. If you're taking part on the day, please make sure to pre-register as it's looking like we may have to curtail numbers. Remember you're welcome to come and watch and enjoy the day.

Also going on in the month of March is ShAFF. This amazing event in the heart of Sheffield is definitely something to check out. You can read more about the weekend at the ShAFF website>>

So what did I learn while I was away in beautiful forest of Fontainebleau?
- Everything is closed on a Sunday (which is no bad thing) and if you ain't bought what you need on a Saturday...tough.
- Wine is cheap...and nice
- Local boulangerie's are an important part of every French town and pain au chocolat's are the french gift to the world
- Anyone who complains about the stiff grades on the circuits in the Works should go climb the blue circuit at Rocher Guichot. Razor blade crimps and bad feet on a 4b!
- The forest offers the most amazing bouldering and is a must visit for anyone - whether you climb 3+ or 7c+, it truly has something for everyone.
- French weather is better...