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We are open over the easter holidays as follows:
Good Friday 2-10 pm (kids club 2pm)
Easter Saturday, Sunday 10-6 pm
Easter Monday 2-10 pm (kids club 2pm)
every weekday during school holidays- 2-10 pm, kids club each day at 2pm
We are running a training masterclass on SUNDAY 17th MARCH here at the centre. The sessions will be run by Mark Pretty, expereinced coach and current coach for the GB Junior team.
The sessions will be £30 each, and to book please contact us.
For more information on Mark and his classes, check out his website: www.markpretty.co.uk
We will be running our children's clubs as normal every weekday at 2pm to 3.30pm during the half term holidays. No need to pre-book, just turn up on the day. cost remains at £10 per child.
Opening times over the holiday period are:
Christmas Eve CLOsED
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
27th DEc. CLOSED
28th dec. open 2-7 pm (children's club 2pm)
29th Dec. open 10-6 pm
30th Dec. open 10-6pm
NEW YEARS EVE CLOSED
NEW YEARS DAY CLOSED
2nd JAN. CLOSED
3rd JAN open 2- 10 pm kids club 2pm
4th JAN open 2-10 pm kids club 2 pm
Sat 5th JAN open 10-6pm kids club 10 am
Sun 6th JAN open 10-6pm kids club 10am
Mark Pretty is resetting many of the problems in mid-December; the centre will be open as usual, so come and try out the new circuits!
The first phase of our childrens area upstairs will be open shortly ! We will then work on extending the area with phase 2; this will give provision for younger children (3-4 yr olds and upwards).
We have also completed the chimney route we have been building on the toprope wall, so some interesting new routes to try there shortly, too.
we have sorted out the access issues to our wifi, and it is now available to all visitors. just ask for the password when you arrive.
Our Bank Holiday opening times are:
Monday 4th June 2-8pm Childrens club 2pm
Tuesday 5th June 2-8pm Childrens club 2pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday- 2-10pm, Childrens club 2pm
Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th- Normal opening hours 10-6pm, childrens club 10 am
We are running an SPA training course over the weekend of the 18th-20th May. The course will start on Friday evening around 7.30/8pm, and run to different venues from the centre on Saturday and Sunday.
Anyone wishing to attend must be registered with the Mountain Leader Training Board :
Cost of the course is £150
Please contact us if you are interested in attending
From April, our new opening times will be:
TERMTIME WEEKDAYS 4-10PM
WEEKENDS 10-6 PM
WEEKENDS 10-6 PM
We will be running our popular half term childrens clubs each weekday EXCEPT FRIDAY. The sessions run from 2- 3.30 each day, no need to book, just come along!
Mark Pretty, international competition routesetter, is back to set some new circuits on thursday and friday 5th and 6th of January.
We're open as usual, so come and enjoy the new problems. We also have just reset a new blue and yellow circuit, and will be putting up an endurance circuit and probably a new mega-traverse too.
We have been so busy over the period between Christmas and New Year that we have decided to open on January 2nd! An ideal time to put those new years resolutions into effect, hope to see everyone soon.
The results of the midlands bouldering league are below- well done to everyone who competed. Scores are all correct, but as some people didn't put down which category they were in, one or two people may need to be moved. Julian at Wolf Mountain is doing this, but in the meantime you can refer to the list below:
Results with everyone placed in correct category will be available soon at: www.midlandsboulderingleague.co.uk/
We are open as normal during the holidays, except:
Saturday 24th- Tuesday 27th December- CLOSED
New Years Eve 9.30-4pm
NEW YEARS DAY CLOSED
We are now opening on 2nd January! So busy over Xmas/New Year break that we will open for an extra day.
2nd January 2-10pm as normal
To all our customers, have a good christmas and new year!
We're holding our christmas party at the centre on Wednesday 7th December, from 7pm onwards. All invited!
We are due to change over several circuits, and have put out a message on facebook to ask for suggestions. So far, we've had requests for a dedicated childrens circuit, dynos, another long traverse etc.... If you have any specific requests let us know either via e-mail or facebook and we'll see what we can do!
We are part of BT Openzone, which means you are welcome to come and access the internet via your laptop, tablet or mobile.
We will be running our popular childrens clubs each weeekday throughout the holidays- just turn up, no need to book! We'll also be setting the slackline up for you to have a go at on most days. The cost of the club session remains the same at £10 per person. Session runs 2-3.30 pm each weekday.
The campus board is now up and running- 10 rungs of small and medium metolius wood grips, so easy on the skin.
Chris Plant is due in on Thursday 26th to finish off the routesetting, so everything will have been changed from the old set.
We are running a whole week of outdoor courses in Anglesey over the half term week (Tuesday 31st May- Sunday 5th June). Days, half days and evening sessions to suit everyone from beginners to multi-pitch adventure. We will be based at the Youth Hostel near Holyhead, a few hundred metres froma lovely beach, so if you are interested in attending, please contact us for further details and to book.
We will be running our usual full programme of junior activities throughout the Easter holidays- every weekday childrens club 2-3.30 pm. No need to book, just turn up!
Weekend childrens clubs- running as usual. 9.30-11 Saturday, 9.30-11 and 11-12.30 Sunday (2 clubs)
In addition, Josh will be running an outdoor bouldering day at Churnet Valley (right next to Alton Towers) on Thursday 21st April. Contact us for further details!
Mark Pretty, UK Climbing Team coach, is planning to hold a training masterclass here at the centre in the near future. If you are interested, let us know by contacting us. Dates, prices etc to be confirmed. Mark is quite specific about this NOT being just for good climbers- "anyone can get strong" he says. So sign up for some really good advice on how to get better quickly. Places will be limited.
For more information, check out Mark's website
We're running our holiday childrens clubs over half term again- 2-4pm weekdays, £10 per person. No need to book, just turn up. Weekend childrens clubs will be running at the usual times.
Congratulations to young climbers from the centre, who managed a first, second and ninth placing in the second round of the BRYCS series. Hopefully we should have a good presence in the National Final in June this year.
Mark Pretty and Chris Plant have finished their circuits, and we now have:
yellow/Pink - up to V0
Green (in progress) V1-V2
Orange/Green mega traverse Fr 6b+
Yellow/Pink Fr 4+
White Fr 7b
Still to come- campus board, rest of green circuit, more of the above colours, purple circuit, one or two more volumes.....
Rather than wait until the new year, grab a bargain in our pre-Christmas sale:
At least 15% of all stock
Metolius Stomp mats rrp £145 selling for £105
Adult Mammut harness rrp £60 now £45
Childs Koala harness rrp £50 now £40
lots of other items- call us to pay by card and reserve your item.
We are open as normal until:
Christmas Eve 24th 2-6 pm
Xmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
Monday 27th CLOSED
Tuesday 28th 12-6
Wednesday 29th 2-10 pm
Thursday 30th 2-10 pm
NEW YEARS EVE CLOSED
NEW YEARS DAY CLOSED
Sunday 2nd January 9.30-7 pm
Monday 3rd January onwards- 2-10 pm
We've opened the room off reception, and even in this weather, it's toasty! It still needs a bit of decorating and general finishing off, but given the weather we thought we'd open it up anyway. Smokers will still, unfortunately, have to go outside with their coffees, but everyone else can sit in the warmth and read the climbing mags.
We are getting busier now that winter is approaching, but the lunchtime weekday period is still quiet. From now on, we are reverting to our SUMMER opening hours. All year round, we will now be open:
Weekdays 2-10 pm (pre-booked groups from 9.30 am)
Weekends 10-7 pm (childrens clubs from 9.30 am)
The change in times will make it clearer for customers, with opening times now being the same winter and summer.
It will also give us more time for routesetting.
We'll be having a reset of some of the easier circuits over the next week or two- we'll put up a post again as soon as the new circuits are up!
We will be running our popular half term sessions for children- as in previous holidays these are 2-4pm, each weekday. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day. Cost £10 per child
Our SPA course was very successful this weekend, with a full complement of 8 students.
We are planning to announce firm dates shortly for forthcoming SPA and CWA training and assessment courses, but are planning an SPA assessment course for the end of September 10. Please contact us for further details or to book.
We've just taken delivery of some new metolius mats, including the new Colossus crash pad. This is a double-size mat (big enough to sleep on!) that folds neatly, so easier to transport than a taco-style mat. Anyone who prints off this blog page will qualifiy for a discount on one!Read more here This pad is recognised as one of the best boudering pads on the market, along with its normal-sized sister, the Stomp pad. We also have these in stock in a range of colours.
Location: New bouldering mats in stock
From June through to September inclusive, we will nowbe opening at 2pm during the week. All other times stay the same, so our opening times are now:
Sat, Sun 9.30-7pm.
School holiday childrens clubs are now 2-4pm
We continue to open outisde of these hours for pre-booked groups.