We’ve got our competition coming up on 27th November and we’re getting excited!
We understand that the idea of competitions can seem daunting but we promise, competitions are fun to enter regardless of your skill or age!
There is no age limit for our competition, meaning that everyone from the youths to seniors can give it a go!
Climbing competitions are all about fun and problem solving, with the incentive of a possible prize, giving a little more motivation to your climbs. It doesn’t matter if you’re not the strongest or most experienced climber either, as climbing competitions will also feature some fun and interesting one-off routes that are great fun to try out, regardless of points!
We also love the camaraderie of climbing competitions as you’ll get lots of people coming down from different centres and those who train on different days, meaning you really get to see the whole community and those from farther afield. This also means that the finals are fun and dynamic to watch, with everyone cheering competitors on.
Competitions also give you a clear aim and guidelines and can help mix up your climbing session with a new format.
We can’t wait to see you all there, so save the date in your diary and get training! We’ll be releasing more details over the coming weeks.
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These are some of the amazing prizes up for grabs at our Birthday Party this Saturday! There’s tons up for grabs, from climbing shoes, to hoodies to trophies!
Thank you to Five Ten, La Sportiva, Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Beyond Hope, Boot Bananas and local climbers Tracy Stoner and Steven Carter for making these prizes happen!
You can now see a timeline for the day as well as check out all the details on our website – we’re so excited to celebrate with all of you!
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THE RAB CWIF 2020 REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 12 NOON ON MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2020
There is a £10 entry fee for CWIF competitors which must be paid on registration – with 450 competitors handling payments on the day would slow sign in down and cut into competition time.
This fee is waived for those with Annual & Monthly Memberships (i.e. prepaid entries still valid on 14th March 2020, but NOT ’12 for 10s’), GB Team members (including the Development Squad) & athletes sponsored by CWIF Sponsors. Please get in touch before registering if you are unsure.
Below is the time of each session. We will aim to get everyone into their preferred session but cannot guarantee any choices until after registration closes as we need to balance the numbers between each session.
SESSION 1: 0900-1200
This session is intended for the most serious competitors who are likely to reach Semi Finals to give the most recovery time before Sunday so we get the best show possible!
If you’re entering mainly for fun, please check out Session 3!
SESSION 2: 1300-1600
This is for those who don’t climb well in the morning but are aiming for the Semi Finals.
We are also making this a special session for those Youth Academies / 14-17 y/o climbers who want to have some of the best climbers in the UK and abroad offer advice and beta for climbing the same problems they have just done.
SESSION 3 (CANNOT QUALIFY FOR SEMI FINALS – SEE BELOW): 1700-2000
Just like previous years this time slot is for those who want to have maximum fun at The Rab CWIF. We’ll be having DJ’s and 5 special ‘off-piste’ circuit problems in this last session. There are prizes for the best team fancy dress and some of the off-piste problems may require it (Rab 8000m suits & boxing gloves are common fixtures in the off-piste circuit!). This is the fun session!
REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE – Competitors in Session 3 will CANNOT QUALIFY to the Semi Finals in 2020. If you think there is a chance you will score highly enough to make it through to the Semis, register for Session 1 or 2! We’ve only ever had 1 person qualify from this session in the last 4 years. This means we can judge the harder blocs in the first 2 sessions without needing judges for a full 11 hours on Saturday keeping them a bit sharper for Sunday and lets us publish confirmed Semi Finalist lists sooner without having to process the session 3 scores at the end of a long day.
The qualifying sessions will consist of a brand new circuit of 30 blocs in the grade range of Font5+ to Font7c.
A rough breakdown of the circuit is: 8 blocs from Font 5+ to Font 6b+; 12 blocs Font 6c to Font 7a; 10 blocs Font 7a+ to Font ‘hard’.
The holds will be from our Rab CWIF sponsors X-Cult, Beta Setting, Axis, Entre-Prises, Lapis, Nomad Volumes, Rockcity Climbing Holds, Squadra Holds & Wataaah! providing a selection of beautifully crafted holds for you to try hard on.
As usual Saturday is the Qualification Circuit with 2 qualifying sessions and a fun evening round for those who aren’t aiming for the Semis & Finals.
Semis & Finals take place on Sunday with limited on site spectator space & will be streamed live.Read More
B.U.C.S. BOULDERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020
SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
THE CLIMBING WORKS CLOSED ALL DAY (MINI WORKS OPEN AS NORMAL, UNIT E RESTRICTED ENTRY TIMES)
The Climbing Works is proud to once again host the annual British Universities & Colleges Sport Bouldering Championships on Saturday 15th of February. This is a large national event (with events from 47 different sports, with championships held predominantly in Sheffield) with almost 500 students competing over the course of the day.
- The Climbing Works will be closed all day to non-competitors
- Unit E has restricted entry during BUCS session registration times as we’ll be very busy; 11:30 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 16:00.
- The Mini Works is open as normal.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
More details about the Climbing Championships & B.U.C.S. in general can be found here.Read More