We had a great day here, excellent standards of climbing.
Check out the results at LUBE: http://www.kclmc.org
White Spider has been back on BBC1 again. Not with David Tenant and Toby Kebbell again (https://www.whitespiderclimbing.com/so-good-looking-its-a-film-set/) – this time we've gone all political…!
We hosted Adam Boulton from Sky for a tongue-in-cheek politics meets slacklining segment for Andrew Neil's This Week show on Thursday.
Our own Harry Cloudfoot was also spotted in the building, but we can't say whether he acted as a foot double or not!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04p26lg/this-week-06112014 (the Spider section starts at 20:27).
On the 1st November White Spider was delighted to host star climber, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, for the afternoon. Mina is Vice President of the BMC, is on the Senior British Bouldering Team competing for GB, was the first British woman to climb F8b+ in Britain, 'Mecca' at Raven Tor…
…in the Peak District and the second British woman to climb 8b+ anywhere in the world), has climbed E8 trad, Font 8a+ bouldering, and is the only female to have repeated Careless Torque!
Mina's materclass centred around bouldering and training, and was followed by a coaching session for the White Spider Junior Squad alongside her partner, David Mason. All proceeds went to CAC – Climbers Against Cancer.
White Spider's Karen Anderson attended the women's session and was pleasantly surprised to find herself making quick progress on problems she had previously thought out of her range.
Karen says, "Mina has a pleasant, clear way of giving us great tips on tweaking our body position, and some fun ideas on practicing dynamic movement. We also ran through a quick but effective strength training session. By the end, as exhausted as we all felt, there was a great sense of enthusiasm amongst the group."
Another participant remarked,"It is refreshing to see someone who climbs at a very high level using brains, not just brawn, to overcome problems.”
On behalf of White Spider, the Junior Squad and the ladies, thank you Mina for inspiring us and getting us psyched to try hard!
If you want to find out more about Mina see: www.minalesliewujastyk.com
White Spider Climbing is very excited to announce that Mina Leslie-Wujastyk will be at the centre on the 1st November!
Mina is Vice President of the BMC, is on the Senior British Bouldering Team competing for GB, was the first British woman to climb F8b+ in Britain, 'Mecca' at Raven Tor in the Peak District (and he second British woman to climb 8b+ anywhere in the world), has climbed E8 trad, Font 8a+ bouldering, and is the only female to have repeated Careless Torque!
Mina is a fiercely talented climber, and a very humble and likeable person. An extremely good sporting role model.
Mina will be coaching 1 Womens Boulder Session between 2pm and 4pm! – £25 per person, DON'T MISS OUT!
There are 8 spaces available, all proceeds go to CAC – Climbers Against Cancer …
… Mina has her own film which will feature in BRIT ROCK, Project Mina, 'Are pro climbers anything like you and me? Do they ever put lots of effort into training only to fail miserably at a comp and question why they bother at all, or is it all glory and sending? Project Mina is a look at the moments between the top-outs and success, following Mina Leslie-Wujastyk during the 2013 competition season. Filmed by the talented Jen Randal.'
Call to book on 020 8397 0390 – Let us know what you would like to achieve out of the session and what grades you currently climb at.
Check out Mina's Blog!