Weekly Updates - December 2013

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17 Dec 2013 11:21 Winter Bouldering League R2 results

Round 2 was a quieter affair from Round 1 as both Christmas shopping and our 7th birthday party took people's attention elsewhere. Saying that, quite a few took advantage of the earlier start time and got in at 5pm for some fresh problems to crush and get their scores before heading off to the party to 'warm down'.

You can view the results from Round 2 here>>
Overall scores after 2 rounds can be seen here>>

The winners of this rounds prize draw (from those who handed in their scorecards) can be found below:

1 pair of Evolv shoes of your choice: Ben Grounsell
Metolious Boulder Bucket: Adam Findler
Evolv Boulder Bucket: Jermaine Thompson
Evolv Chalkbag:  Alex Newton
Metolious Chalkbag: Jonathan Vidler

You can pick up your prizes from reception. Nice early Christmas present for these guys.

Next round will be Friday 10th January so a perfect time to burn off those calories from the festive period.

Remember, taking part in both our own Winter Bouldering League and the Foundry's Winter league makes you eligible for a big bin of prizes that will be dished out after the last round in February that will be held at the Foundry.

9 Dec 2013 14:33 7th Birthday Party: Details

This Friday sees us celebrate our 7th birthday party in a style we have done every year - going big in a club in town.

We've hired out Club Fez for the night so all you need to do is pick up a FREE ticket at The Climbing Works and get your dancing shoes on. The venue is bigger this year so bring your friends and we'll show them what a climbing party is like. Tickets are going fast so come grab yours before Friday.
The night begins at 10pm and goes on till 6am so expect a late one. A map for where the venue can be found below (it's part of / beside Club Replica):

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We'll see you on the dancefloor : )


9 Dec 2013 10:35 Peak Rock Book Launch: Review

The Peak Rock book launch lived up to its expectations of an entertaining evening and if you were there, I'm sure the night will live long in the memory. If you weren't here for it...well, you missed something special. To get an idea of the grand evening we've got some links to a couple of blogs written about the night plus some photos below. If you are wondering, yes, they are boxing gloves that all the Peak 'heavyweights' are wearing as they came up on stage....

Read Keith Sharples take on the night on his blog here>>
Read Jon Barton's report of the evening on Vertebrate Publishing blog here>>

The book itself is something very special and we are quickly running out of copies. You can purchase yours in the shop or online here>> A big thanks to all those involved who helped make it a very unique evening.

All photos below courtesy of Keith Sharples



 Ron Fawcett is first up onstage, ready to do battle with Niall "he's not from around here" Grimes.



 Drinks supplied all evening by the wonderful waiter, Mark Leach. 



 Jerry takes to the stage with Tina Turners 'Simply the Best' playing on the sound system.





 The Boss himself, John Allen, ventures forth to the ring with a special coach behind him.





 A light-hearted evening of banter and stories left all with smiles on their faces



A truly unique moment. Steve Bancroft playing some tunes to the crowd during the intermission.

6 Dec 2013 11:00 BMC Open Youth Event - 7th Dec

On the 7th December, The Climbing Works is proud to be hosting the BMC Open Youth event. This is a fun but competitive event for those Under-18 climbers looking to perform at a national level. You can read more about the event on the BMC website here>>

As this will be a popular, and serious, competition there will be wall closures on the day for our normal customers. As a supporter towards the future elite of British competition climbers we know there will be disruption to our regular customers if you come down to the Climbing Works that day. As such, we will be offering our off-peak rate all-day at both centres throughout the Saturday. This is a good chance to climb at the Mini Works (with circuits up to Murple grade there is something hard for everyone to do there) but we recommend visiting the Foundry if you want to climb without U18's around.
On the Sunday the Youth event moves to the Foundry for the lead event so we will be back to normal then.

Wall Closures: Sat 7th December:
There will be a qualification round that will take place in different parts of the Climbing Works. There will one half of the circuit walls closed from 10am-11.30 (skips, Adidas wall, reception wall area) and then the opposite side (2nd room, main slab, wall opposite fingerboards) from 11.30am-2pm. Pease ask the staff for updates if you are visiting.

The Berghaus Competition wall (and Motherboard) will be CLOSED ALLDAY.
The new wall in the back corner will be closed for isolation purposes for the athletes from 2pm onwards.

Thanks for your understanding and patience as we support the future stars of British climbing.


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