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26 Apr 2017 15:20

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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 1st May…book now!

Our fully qualified instructors will show you the ropes and get you scaling the heights in no time! 

Benefits:

  • Introduction to roped climbing and bouldering
  • A fun, fully supervised session
  • Take part with your kids
  • Find out how to become a more regular climber

Details:

  • Duration 1 hour
  • Includes all safety equipment and instruction.
  • Maximum 1:6 Instructor:Participant Ratio

 

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19 Apr 2017 15:01

World Cup Build Up – Nathan Phillips


World Cup 2017, Meiringen, Switzerland.  
Image by Yanne Golev 


We are excited to share the first blog from our 
White Spider sponsored athlete Nathan Phillips.


Nathan has recently returned from his first 
Bouldering World Cup of the season as the highest placed GB male in the event.


Here’s what he had to say about the 
build up and competing at such a high level…

 

G-Force 2017 Podium – Nathan Phillips

 

“After a hard winter of training with very little outdoor climbing, I headed over to Dublin, Ireland for the G-Force. This competition was one I had competed in before and one I knew I could go to without putting too much pressure on myself. It was a good kick off to the year when I took the win and the €500 prize money.

 

Next up was The CWIF – a notorious competition held every year in Sheffield.

 

CWIF 2017 Team Podium with Nathan Phillips joint 1st

 

This event is usually used for GB Team World Cup selection and is a good way to see if the winters training has worked. So many big names missed out on the semis this year due to small mistakes in qualifying, but I managed to push my way through for a spot. Semis were so hard! And unfortunately, I couldn’t get a place in the final.

 

The season kicks off! Meiringen, Switzerland was the first round of the 2017 World Cup season.  Excited and unsure as to how I would perform this early in the year, I went out onto the mats… the first boulder had 3 big volcano shaped holds and it took me quite a few attempts to figure out how to climb it. Never the less, I topped. “Great! Let’s keep this going”. Next up was an overhanging volume traverse followed by a mantle. Not completely my style and I didn’t manage the bonus “It doesn’t matter, no one else has done it” (I didn’t know, but that’s what I told myself).

 

I knew the next boulder was a slab, and that’s my thing! I went out and quickly dispatched with only a slight sketchy moment before latching the last hold. Onto number 4, those flat hold scoops that look really cool but are usually really hard to hold. Not my ideal boulder. After one attempt (failing to see a crucial crimp. I sent the problem 2nd try with relative ease. (Pretty happy with that one!) With only one more to go I had no idea whether I had a chance of making it through or not. Either way I was going to try my hardest on the final Bloc, A Jump! I went through attempt after attempt, almost sticking it every time. Any other day I feel like this would have gone, but I guess the stresses of competition can do frustrating things.

 

World Cup 2017 – Nathan Phillips.  Image by thecircuitclimbing.com

 

With qualification done, looking at the results I needed to do the jump to make semis. This being the case, I’m I little annoyed I couldn’t put it down then and there but I’m also really psyched for the rest of the season. I’m climbing well, felling strong and excited to see if I can achieve my goals for the year.

 

I’d like to thank White Spider for their continuing support. Without them I couldn’t make it to the next leg of the comps.” Nathan Phillips.

 

What an amazing effort form our boy! I’m sure you’ll all join us in wishing him all the best of luck for the next leg of Boulder World Cup events in China. His next competition is on Saturday 22nd April in Chongqing, China.


07 Apr 2017 11:23

Get Active – Get Climbing

White Spider Climbing membership has so many benefits – not only is our climbing wall a really brilliant place to get active, you can spend time as a family here and of course socialise with fellow climbers and then relax in our café.

Benefits of Climbing?

Its the holy grail of exercise – a mix of resistance training and aerobic workout, with serious carb burn and great for developing flexibility and agility. Research shows a full on climbing session burns 600 – 1,000 calories per hour!  So come and give it a go!

Our Direct Debit membership offers you:

  • Fast track entry
  • Entry at any time to White Spider Climbing
  • Free entry to our sister wall Red Spider Climbing in Fareham (straight up the A3, just an hour’s drive in normal traffic)
  • 10% off ALL your retail purchases (climbing shoes, T-shirts, chalk bags, etc)
  • upto 50% off regular fitness classes 

Direct Debit membership is £45.00 for an adult, £35.00 for junior/ concession* and £62.50 for an adult + child.  

Concessional rates are available for (i) students with a current card, (ii) 65 years +, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) Police, Fire and Armed Forces.

** Please note that direct debit membership is subject to a minimum three month contract.


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