The CWIF: The Buildup

26 Feb 2013 16:19

It's a very busy week for us as we gear up for The CWIF but we thought we'd give you a recap and a taster of what is coming this weekend.

CWIF Registration closed early last week with all 350 spaces filled in a record time, an amazing response as we only opened registration at the start of Feb. We set a new record within the first 24 hour period having over 100 competitors signup. Some of the names on the list include Jakob Schubert (current World lead champion), Dave Barrans (current CWIF champion), Shauna Coxey (current CWIF champion), Ned Feehally (3 times British Bouldering Champ), Alex Puccio (7 times American Bouldering Champion), Chris Webb Parsons and some Sheffield local called Ben Moon. You can view the full qualification list on the website here>>

On top of the competition we'll be having our famous FREE BBQ on the Sunday, freebie giveaways for the spectators from our sponsors Adidas, Berghaus & Scarpa, special shop offers over the weekend and a very special CAC beer for the BBQ and Final. All during the weekend we will be raising money for CAC (Climbers Against Cancer) through raffles, a very special CAC / CWIF Tee-shirt and boxes around the centre. If you're in a team please remember that we ask teams to donate £10 to charity (£2.50 per member).

The Weekend itself:
On Saturday we will be CLOSED allday to normal public climbing. Only competitors in The CWIF are allowed to climb. If you wish to spectate on the Saturday you are welcome to come down but please note you will not be allowed on the mats, nor will there be any specific seating as the whole centre will be used for qualifications. The sessions times are below:
AM: 9am-12.30pm
PM: 2pm-5pm
The wall will open for morning registration from 8am.

On Sunday we will be open to normal members to climb from 10am to 5pm. Please note that some of the wall will be closed allday (Berghaus Competition wall / walls near the competition wall and Circuit board). There will be a special £5 entry price for the whole day to anyone who wishes to climb. You will still have alot of the CWIF circuit to climb on from the day before so still loads to try.
The Semi's will begin at noon and finish around 2.30pm. There will be staged seating on a first come basis while there will be alot of standing room for anyone who doesn't grab a seat.
Around 3.30pm we will be starting the FREE BBQ with burgers provided by Roney's of Sheffield and a veggie option from Lembas. You can wash this down with a very special CAC beer made by a local Peak District brewery.
The Finals will begin at 6pm and finish around 8pm with ceremonies finished by 8.30pm. We will be having an extra screen in place for people who don't get a good viewing spot. This screen will be at the Campus board area so you can still be part of the atmosphere.

If you can't make the Sunday you can still watch it online via a special webcast on the official IFSC-Climbing website. It will show both the Semi's & Finals on the day. You will miss out on the atmosphere, the giveaways and the beer of course....

You can read more about The CWIF, watch trailers and past highlights on our CWIF page>>