Saturday, 30 May 2009

NICAS approval

We have received approval to run up to level 3 NICAS Award. NICAS stands for National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme. It is a structured programme for people new to climbing to follow, which leads to certificates on completion of each level. As the name suggests, it is recognised nationally and is the only scheme of its type. We are fortunate in being able to offer this- if you are interested, ask for details next time you visit. Logbooks are on order and should be in stock soon- these cost a nominal amount and will give you (or your child) something concrete to aim for.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Shoe cleanser due shortly

For those of you who are Dragons Den fans, you might remember the shoe cleanser which eliminated smell- it looked like a microwave but operates on a different principle.
To deal with the problem of smelly rockboots, we've invested in one of these machines and it should be up and running shortly. We'll aslo be hiring it out for a small fee, so you can bring down those previously unwearable shoes, trainers etc. (preferably in an airtight bag) and give them a new lease of life.

Monday, 25 May 2009

New toprope routes

Several of the toprope routes have now been reset by Sam and myself- these vary from easy to Fr. 7a.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Outdoor courses

These are now up and running and proving popular- check out the front page of the website for times and prices. If you want something arranging at a different time, we can do this if you contact us : 01952 814566

problems, problems!

Lots of people ticking aggregate problems, sprinting across the mat to sign their sheets, then going back to try some more! No-one is getting near completing the list yet, and with a month and a bit to go some people are starting to work the more powerful or stamina problems.
For younger (year 6 and under) climbers, there have been a few frustrations as they can't physically reach some of the holds. I've put in some extra small blue holds, circled in chalk, just for them. Everyone else- sorry, you'll just have to use the original holds.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Aggregate under way

Plenty of people are entering the aggregate comp- there are one or two problems which might defeat everyone- I haven't had a chance to see the current scores as I'm in Kalymnos at the moment, where I'm tagging on a few days climbing to a conference I attended last Saturday.
Climbed yesterday at Ghost Kitchen- a fantastic crag with lots of steep tufa routes.