Weekly Updates - July 2010
School is out and you're probably wondering what to do with the kids in the next 5 weeks or so. Here at The Climbing Works, we aim to help with our range of Kids and Family sessions running throughout August.
Below is a short summary of what's going on, you can read all the details on our website including how to book etc.. at Kids Summer Sessions at The Climbing Works;
3 day intro courses for 7-13 yrs:
These are perfect for any kids who are really keen to get into climbing. Over 3 consecutive days, the kids will learn basic climbing technique, balance, strength and how to keep themselves and others safe while climbing. Each session is 1.5hrs and ran by our experienced coaches.
Price: Â£25 per child.
Dates: 3rd-5th / 10-12th Aug:
1 day taster sessions for 7-13yr
Ideal for children who want to try climbing as a one-off. If enjoyed then you can book the kids into our regular Climbing Works kids sessions
Every Saturday in August 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Price:Â£12 per child
Young Climbers Festival 2011
Thursday 26th Aug 9:15am-12pm
This returns for its 2nd year in August. A fantastic event which had the parents pleading with us to run it more often. This is open to all our regular kids club members and those who complete the 3 day introduction courses (see above). The festival is all about the kids having fun, receiving prizes for effort and entertainment and helping out other participants. Book fast as last year we ran out of places.
Â£20 per child. Booking must be made before 15th August
Read a blog on last year's Young Climbers Festival.
Since we last blogged a fair bit has been happening at The Climbing Works. This has actually been the reason behind the lack of blogs as we've been so busy chasing our own tails we've had little chance to tell all our lovely members what's been going on.
The biggest time-eater has been the new reception area. We ripped out the old one and replaced it with a new, bigger, all-singing all-dancing reception. The people who will notice the changes the most will be us, the staff, as it gives us more room and will make a big difference when Autumn and Winter roll around.
the old reception...
the temporary reception...
the new reception : )
As with any change, there's always disruption. What was supposed to take a few days ended up taking over a week. Add to that our phone and internet going down, the card machine breaking and Percy changing the office and holds room, it's been a bit of a mad week. All is finished now so we can get back to what we do best - setting high quality boulder problems. First up is the Green's which will come down this week with a new circuit up by early next week.
The last few weeks also saw Sheffield host a round of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup. An amazing event which produced a fantastic competition. There's a highlights video on our last blog. The Works was isolation for the event and as you can see below, there were alot of competitors using the facility to warm-up, rest or if you're Adam Ondra - read Jerry Moffat's book.
Some of the World Cup competitors
ex-Sheffield resident and Spanish campus WAD Nacho all too comfortable back in his old surroundings...
Other little changes in the Works in July has been the re-painting of the wall opposite reception. A bit of fresh colour for the Summer.
Wednesday night is Adult improver's night. This week there will also be an Advanced Adult improver's taken by Dave Mason running concurrently. The advanced is for anyone in the Font 6b and above looking to get a bit more out of their climbing. The normal improver's is for anyone just started bouldering wanting to learn all the little secrets that take most people years to realise - a must if you operate in the Font 4-5 grade (greens)
As you may have noticed there is alot going on at The Climbing Works this week. We have a temporary reception as the old one gets refitted. This was supposed to be finished on Monday but small details have meant that work is still going on. Hopefully, hopefully, it will all be finsihed by Friday afternoon. Till then, temporary reception and entry is through the fire exit.
Sam and Percy are currently resetting the red circuit. This will be finished for Friday afternoon meaning you have something new to try as it looks like the rain finally returns to Sheffield this weekend.
Last weekend saw the IFSC Bouldering World Cup take place at Cliffhanger in Sheffield. A brilliant event to watch and a fantastic effort from the British team who got 3 Men and 4 Women into the Semi's. If you didn't make it, or want to relive it, you can watch Udo Nuemann's excellent highlights film below:
Tonight is the technical briefing before the World Cup and The Climbing Works is awash with International WAD's. The British team are here of course, as well as the sole Irish competitor - the British Bouldering Champion Nigel Calender (he's from Limerick). There's an excellent atmosphere and you can tell it's going to be a cracking weekend of climbing.
Make sure not to miss out. Male qualification starts at Noon on Saturday and the Female qualification kicks off at 3.45pm. On Sunday the Semi's start at 10:30 with the Finals starting at 4.45pm. It's all part of the Cliffhanger weekend so there will be plenty to do between times - just check the Cliffhanger website for all the going-on's.
The World Cup wall in Millhouses Park. Impressive!
The Climbing Works will be CLOSED ALLDAY Saturday but we will be at Cliffhanger with our wall (behind the comp wall) that you can come have a go, get some coaching from Steve McClure and try 5.10 shoes on. You can find out more on the website>>