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28 Jun 2014 13:18

YCS Final 2014 by Beth

Here's a great write- up from Performace Squad member Beth, who placed 5th at this years BMC Youth Climbing Series Competition.

'The Final at Ratho by Beth

Beth - White Spider Climbing


Ratho is such an amazing climbing centre. It is huge and the walls are very high! Chris and I went to see it on the Thursday before the competition and we were able to climb the highest wall which was fun. On the Friday, we  went to Edinbrugh on the tram and even climbed up the Scott Monument…it was 287 steps!!  The hotel was great and we had fun in the swimming pool… Immy and Tom were there too J .  


On the day of the competition, we got there early with Be and picked up our competition t shirts and regional hoodies with our names on. We had a look at the routes and Be, Libby and Robin talked me through them.  There was a group talk about the rules and a group warm up, then the 33 competitors in each group were split into two groups, X and Y. I had the first three boulder routes and the first two top rope routes  first and flashed them all so I was in a good position. We had to do the third top rope route next and it looked quite tricky with lots of small crimpy holds. I was up second but I didn’t mind because I  just wanted to get on with it, as we had been waiting around a lot by then. I took a deep breath and took it slowly and steadily and remembered to breathe like Andre told me to. I had a really good climb and only came off really close to the top so I got a really good score of 97 which I was happy with for the hardest route.


Then there was another couple of hours before I got to climb the second route…no one at all had managed to complete it and I was worried because there were four nasty slopers  in a row. I took it slowly and again I did really well to get to near the top and my foot  just slipped off  missing out on the last hold where but I  got a great score of 97  so I was happy with that. Overall I got 474 points out of a maximum of 480 and came 5th place…I was only 4 points off the winning score so it was all so close at the top of my girls group D.  Matilda won, which I was really happy about because she is a really nice and such a good climber and one of my London and South East team mates!  


Everyone from White Spider did so well and we were super happy and excited particularly because our region won the Team trophy and we got to go up and collect it…Hurray J. It was a great day and such a fun experience. I loved being there with my White Spider team mates and meeting lots of other girls who are really great climbers. I am going to work hard now at my lead climbing now so that I can try and get there again next year!!'


Well Done White Spider Performance Squad, you all did amazing! 


The White Spider Team

25 Jun 2014 17:45

White Spider’s 2nd Anniversary

savethat date

Save the Date!!!

On Saturday 13th September White Spider Climbing will celebrate it's 2nd Anniversary!

We're planning copious amounts of fun, a massive boulder comp with cash prizes, climbing comp and much more! … stay tuned, join our Facebook Event for regular updates!


Party Time!

The White Spider Team,

24 Jun 2014 12:50

Holiday Spider Clubs!


White Spiders popular holiday clubs are back! 

Our Holiday programmes run every school holidays, 7 days per week. We have the following sessions available:


Fun Spiders – our fun climbing club split into age – Creepy Crawlies (5-6 years), Arachnids (7 – 12 years) and Black Widows (13 – 17 years). These sessions focus on climbing, games and FUN!

The Web – our popular techniques workshop is back, for ages 7 – 17.  Ideal for aspiring young climbers, and those currently on our weekly kids clubs.



All courses will be running Mondays 14.00 – 15.30pm or 16.00 – 17.30pm,  Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 11.30am, 12.00 – 13.30pm or 14.00 – 15.30pm, and at weekends 10.00 – 11.30 am or 17.00 – 18.30pm.


Classes cost £15.00 per session!


Please note: Creepy crawlies sessions run for an hour.


Get involved!

Call us on 0208 397 0390



The White Spider Team


17 Jun 2014 17:46

White Spiders Boulder Comp Wall!



The build is over and White Spider now has it's own Bouldering Competition wall! The largest in London! .. We celebrated with a friendly, fun opening event on Saturday 14th June. Come down and check it out!




Visit out our gallery for more photos of the event.



The White Spider Team

16 Jun 2014 15:26

Sat 14th Boulder Comp Winners!


Comp Winners!


Thank you so much to everyone that came down on Saturday to check out our new boulder competition wall!


The competition wasn't easy but everyone managed to have a good time, great beats from our DJ and some great climbing!

Photos to follow!

The White Spider Team,

09 Jun 2014 17:38

We’ve started painting!


White Spiders Bouldering Competition Wall!

… We've started painting! … It's not going to be long now guys! 

We hope to see you all here on Saturday 14th June for our opening event!

The White Spider Team,

06 Jun 2014 18:07

Boulder Competition Wall


The build is almost over! 

The wall is up and it's time to sand, finish the matting and fill in the gaps … we're so psyched! Painting starts next week! … See design below!

Thanks for all the support guys, we're sure you're going to love the new addition … and we look forward to seeing you all for our opening fun comp on the 14th June! .. Join the event!


The White Spider Team,