Weekly Updates - Thu 10th Nov 2011
Gravity is a cruel mistress, as visitors coming for our winter bouldering league tomorrow will undoubtedly find out...! However, Gravity is also the name of the newest and best climbing wall in Ireland, and the side project that Graeme and Percy have been working on over the last year. Well, last night Gravity finally opened, and the first bit of feedback I have received was so nice I thought I might share it with you all. The video at the bottom of the Bouldering Ireland blog shows the true size and scale of the wall (don't worry, I think it might just be a tiny bit smaller than The Works, but only just!) Click THIS to read all about it along with some nice pictures, etc, and many thanks to Dave Flanagan for his kind words and nice blog.
The clocks have changed, the leaves are falling and it's dark at 5pm. All these things mean the onset of the indoor climbing season and with it the return of The (5th) Climbing Works Winter Bouldering League supported by Evolv.
The Berghaus Competition Wall has been stripped this morning and the boys are working on setting the 25 problems that will make up this Friday's Round 1. This year we will have once again 2 x £125 cash problems for each round, one for both Men & Women. With support from Evolv we will also be offering spot prizes to those that hand in their score cards at the end of the night. Prizes include a pair of shoes, chalk bags, Evolv Hoodies & Tees. The winners of which we will announce next week on this blog. As its Round 1, and we like to be nice, we'll be handing out some liquid refreshment when you hand in your score card.
Also, as it is the 1st round and Percy has not set a comp in a while, he has decided to do something 'different' for one of the problems. As he is currently setting it I don't want to give much away but looking at the picture below, you may be able to figure out some pre-comp beta....not that this will help in any way of course.
Insanity? Probably. Stupid? Definitely. Fun? Yep!
The competition will start at 6pm and will run until 10pm. You need to purchase a scorecard at the front reception desk for £2 to enter. Only competitors will be allowed on the Berghaus wall and if you don't have a scorecard you will have to come back and try the blocs on Saturday. Find out all the info on our website