Weekly Updates - February 2011

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28 Feb 2011 15:17 CWIF Countdown Starts

The countdown to the CWIF has well and truly started with only 5 days to go to the big weekend. We were hoping to have all the competitors assigned to a qualifying time but its such a big list that its taking longer than usual. This will now go live tomorrow morning.

Places are filling up fast and we are well over 250 competitors now. If you wish to compete please get it done asap. You can go to the CWIF registration page here. If you're not a member of The Climbing Works, you can download the registration form from the website here. If you are no longer competing, please also let us know as we can assign your space to someone else.

To get you in the mood, or if you're wondering want to expect this weekend, you can watch the CWIF 2011 preview film below. A little short to get you in psyched for the big competition.

Rumours that a 'Gnarly' Finnish presence might be here for the CWIF are indeed true : )


25 Feb 2011 16:55 Comp Wall Paint Job & The CWIF

The paint Job is all done and as you can see below it's pretty striking. We'll get the mats under it early next week and the boys will starting setting for The CWIF on Thursday or so. All those who have entered the CWIF will get first go on the new wall on Saturday with some of the qualification problems being set on the new Berghaus Competition Wall.

The CWIF is nearly here with only 8 days to go.
At the moment the stats are: 210 entrants as of 0900 today, 54 are women and 25 are U18.

30 are foreigners from 12 different countries: AUS/SUI, CAN, CHN, ESP, FIN, FRA, IRE, NED (no it’s not a country named after Mr Feehally), POL, RSA, SER (Serbia) and SLO

Those who asked for an AM or PM slot have been allocated these and those who have said 'not bothered', we will email you on Monday with your time slot. We will also get a pdf up on the website on Monday with all this info.

Starting building the psyche!


25 Feb 2011 16:52 FiveTen Hornet

Brand new into The Climbing Works today (one of the first shops to have these in the country) are the FiveTen Hornets.

A top of the range shoe for sport climbing, bouldering and competitions. This soft, downturned shoe has an interesting and innovative lacing system to help refine the fit to your foot while the thin Mystique rubber will bring extra 'stickiness' to steep projects.

23 Feb 2011 14:07 A Lick Of Paint

With the new Berghaus Competition Wall now built and all the finishing bits tidied up, it's now down to the painting. It should all be finished by tomorrow afternoon but in the meantime you can get a sneak preview of what it will look like below:


As its half-term week we're running a number of different sessions for kids and their families. You can find out more at The Climbing Works website>>


21 Feb 2011 16:34 FiveTen Climbing Shoe Offer

At the start of March the prices of FiveTen climbing shoes will be going up across their range by roughly £15. If your classic 5.10 shoes are starting to wear a little thin, take this opportunity to get some new shoes before the price rise occurs. See the FiveTen range here

NOW £90, Will be £105
NOW £65, Will be £80
NOW £90, Will be £105
NOW £85, Will be £100
NOW £85, Will be £100 (and in a new colour shown below)


21 Feb 2011 10:11 Week 2, Stage 2

With the main build completed, week 2 is all about finishing off the small details, adding extra treats and getting the thing painted.

 Some of the extra treats...bit of ziggy stardust friction on the slab


 A little bit of filler goes a long way




The finished corner. Quite small really...


18 Feb 2011 12:19 End of the Week Long Build

Day 5 of the build sees an end in sight to the big build going on. The main structure & shape is now in place and it's now all about the finishing touches so it is ready to get painted next week. A few more photos below to wet your appetite for the grand opening which will happed as part of the qualifiers in The CWIF. See the whole build so far on our Picasa album.

These covers will stay in place for a few more weeks while we finish off the new wall

The remodeled "bennet's corner" with the bigger sidewall now in place

We finished the Wasp circuit yesterday which gives you another 41 blocs between Font 6b to 7a. Perfect to play on over the wet weekend that is currently forecast.

If you are coming to The Climbing Works please follow the advice on parking that is available on the website and on posters around The Climbing Works.


17 Feb 2011 14:13 Car Parking at The Climbing Works - IMPORTANT!

Since early December there has been a new car parking scheme in place within Centenary Works (the business park where we are located). All the details are on our website and on signs around The Climbing Works.

In summary:
There is a new parking regime for Centenary Business Park, with tickets being issued if you park in certain spaces. If you park in bays 29-42 or bay 55 you will be issued with a ticket – please read the warning signs that are around the car park.


You can view the car parking plan (with the spaces where you should NOT park) on this pdf file

Also do not park on the double yellow lines or in the cross hatched area or you will be ticketed.

Please, please park considerately and do not obstruct marked doorways.  During very busy periods it may be difficult (if not impossible!) to find a space in the car park. However, alternative car parking is available in the following places…

- The car park next to the bridge.

- Robert Sorby Tools opposite Centenary Business Park are happy for our customers to use their main car parking spaces 50yds down Little London Road out of work hours (weekends & weekday evenings) - this does not apply to the small triangular car park (opposite the entrance gates) which is out of bounds at ALL times.

Road-side parking is available on Little London Road and the surrounding area but please be considerate when using this parking.

Thanks. The Cheeses.


17 Feb 2011 11:26 Day 4 Build & New Circuit

Today the team has been joined by Jamie Cassidy (one of the original wall builders) and they're cracking along at quite a pace. You can see some photos from this morning below and see the whole build so far on our Picasa album.

 The remodeled Bennett corner

The new steep prow taking shape

All this building can really mess with your head.

While the comp wall is being build, Sam and the Enigma are setting a new Wasp circuit. This will all be finished today and be similar to grade range to the old one (6b-7a'ish).

Tonight see's the return of the Clinic to The Climbing Works. If you've got any niggles or think you have an injury you can come get a FREE consultation from 7.30pm tonight.


16 Feb 2011 12:36 Day 3 Build

The new wall is definitely starting to take shape and you can see the big changes from the old wall from the photos below:

Other going on's. We've got a sale on the Boreal Silex shoes. These all round shoes are very comfortable and have a stiffer midsole meaning you can edge a bit more than a pair of Boreal Jokers (which the design is based on). You can save £20 off the RRP right now at our online shop>>

was £80 NOW £60!

Tonight at The Climbing Works we'll be running our normal adult improver sessions. Our fortnightly advanced adult improver sessions are also on tonight. If you've not been for a while you will see that we've changed things a little with the sessions now focusing on a particular climbing skill. Tonight for normal adult improver's it's footwork and lower body movement while for the advanced it's all the about the crimps. Read more on our website here>>


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