by popular demand we are starting our social climbing sessions:
Ladies social climbing : Starting Jan 8th
- Tuesdays at 7.00-9.00pm led by Bronagh
- Thursdays at 10.30am-12.30 led by Evie
Adults social climbing : Starting Jan 9th
– Wednesdays 7.00-9.00pm led by Stew
During these sessions, the White Spider leader will be around to provide tips and hints on techniques and movements, to give route suggestions and to match climbers together.
There’s no extra cost for these sessions (other than the usual entry to the wall). Free tea and coffee will be available from the urn on the upper mezzanine where you can relax and chat after your climb.
These are not a “coached sessions” – you need to have passed our competent climber test to join. If you are feeling rusty and want a refresher call us and we can arrange a private lesson to get you on your way up the wall. Or call us on 0208 397 0390 to find out about our next beginners course.
Cheers, the White Spider team
We've got a whole heap of seasonal new routes for you to try over Christmas …!
If you're thinking to book your party at White Spider, phone us today on 0208 397 0390 or email us email@example.com to check for availability.
We are open for much of the christmas holidays…
Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd: open as usual 10am – 7.30pm
Monday 24th: closed
Tuesday 25th: closed
Wednesday 26th: closed
Thursday 27th/ Friday 28th: open as usual
Saturday 29th/ Sunday 30th: open as usual
Monday 31st: closed
January – Climb your way into the New Year!
Tuesday 1st: open 12.00 noon to 10.00pm
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
The White Spider Team
We're ready to rock, how about you?
Rock climbing was the subject of this week's Get Involved.
The British Mountaineering Council has witnessed a dramatic climb in membership over the last two decades – with 70,000 people registered in 2012 compared to just 25,000 in 1990 – while there are approximately 300 climbing and mountaineering clubs affiliated with the BMC.
SKY SPORTS – Get Involved in Rock Climbing
While many feel it is a niche sport and fear high expenses, John Gibbons – manager of White Spider Climbing Centre – insists it's an affordable and enjoyable way of maintaining fitness.
He told Sky Sports News: "I would say it's not expensive. You can climb for as little as £10 and have an hour's coaching session.
"We are running those sessions every day over Christmas at various times of the day. You don't need any equipment – we'll provide everything."
Overcoming fear and improving your skills are key benefits of engaging in the sport – and Climbing Instructor Andy Fairgrieve revealed initial reservations are easily overcome.
Fairgrieve said: "You can have someone who's very nervous about heights and we have tactics and ways of getting them used to it.
"One of the ways is to make them take falls. Once they take falls, it relaxes them hugely."
If you want a sedate start to your climbing experience, you can always test your mettle on any of the 300 indoor walls in the UK, something 5 million people do each year.
If you want to get started in the sport, visit the BMC website: www.thebmc.co.uk
Wow what a fantastic turnout on Saturday!!! Many thanks for everyone who came and made it so much fun. We had over 500 people throughout the day and some great competitions and activities, plus star appearances from Gaz Parry and Neil Gresham.
We will post photos in the gallery over the next few days. Plus checkout our Facebook page and we will post a video this weekend.
Cheers, the White Spider team
For more images, see: Grand Opening aka Launch Party Nov 2012 Gallery
We have Gaz Parry in today setting 20 new problems for you boulder monkeys out there, ready for our Launch Party on Sat. Gaz is setting problems in all grades from V0 – V8+.
Come down and check them out!
The White Spider Team.
Our Grand Opening is coming…! Our doors open as usual at 10, and the party runs from 11am-7pm.
All climbing on the day is HALF PRICE – and entry for non-climbers is FREE!
Please help us to make it a great event and invite all your friends, it's an open invite and the more the merrier. We will have loads of climbing and fun activities for all including:
– Climbing master classes by Gaz Parry, with an open session at 11, and a prize draw for a lucky 6 people to have a master bouldering class on our new roof at 2pm
– Climbing lecture by Neil Gresham at 6.30pm
– Equipment demos by Marmot
– Speed climbing comp, Bouldering comp and Dyno comp, with Male, Female and Junior prizes
– Taster classes for the beginners
– Face painting, kids activities and Castle bouldering competition
– For the brave, our "Leap of Faith"
– Prize giving by Neil and Gaz
We have lots of instructors on hand for taster sessions. These sessions are very popular, so we have laid on some extra instructors and there are still a few sessions available. Please call us for bookings…
Please note that parental consent is required for all under 18's. These can either be signed on the day, or please download and bring along a completed form. Please note: Juniors cannot compete without this form.
Cheers, the White Spider team
See our blog for more information or Join Us Now! on Facebook
Yes it’s finally happening!
White Spider will open on Thursday 30th August at 10am.
For those who want to get ahead of the rush and have a sneak preview, we have two viewing days:
Sat 25th August 10am to 4pm
Tues 28th August 3pm to 7.30pm
When you can register, check us out and plan what your first route at the White Spider will be (the only thing you can’t do is climb)…!
The White Spider Climbing Team
White Spider is London’s newest climbing wall and one of the ‘big three’. We are passionate about climbing and passionate about our climbers so whether you are an experienced climber or just beginning, whether you are seven or seventy, White Spider offers you a huge range of exhilarating climbing.
Plus we are putting the finishing touches to
An extensive Juniors and Teens coaching programme including Kids Club, After School Drop Box and weekend Family Breakfast sessions
Tailored individual and group coaching for adults whether you are a beginner or an expert who wants to learn more
A café to relax in with great coffee and cakes
The Spider’s Castle for the kids (5 years and over) to climb and explore
Luxury changing rooms so you can get ready for wherever you are going next.
Contact us on 0208 397 0390 to book or to find out more, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org