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11 Dec 2018 10:57

White Spider Holiday Opening

For those of you who don’t want to lose the momentum over the holidays, here are our opening hours in the lead up to and during the holiday season. Despite the construction works of the new cafe mezz, all climbing routes will be open!


06 Dec 2018 11:15

Employment Opportunity at White Spider

White Spider, Red Spider, and Green Spider are a fast-growing group of indoor climbing walls with a great reputation and brand. We are looking for an Office Administrator to join our friendly office team and take responsibility for the efficient and effective running of our administrative processes.

Main Responsibilities

  • General Office Admin, including assisting with company events; booking transport and accommodation; liaising with staff, suppliers and clients; dealing with correspondence; archiving
  • Providing administrative support to the Management Team, including organising and attending meetings; keeping minutes; assisting with the upkeep of HR records; staff inductions
  • Stationery management
  • Housekeeping audits
  • Processing on-line payments
  • Processing sales invoices for schools and other organisations
  • Manage age debtors
  • Weekly banking
  • Manage cash floats

Candidate’s Profile:

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • A good communicator
  • Strong numeracy, processing, and PC skills (including excel)
  • A pro-active self-starter

Location: The position will be 28 hours a week, based at the White Spider office in Surbiton.

Salary: Pro-rata based on £17,500- £19,500 FTE plus benefits, depending on experience.

For more information and a full job description please email john@whitespiderclimbing.com, or to apply please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Closing date: 4th of January 2019


04 Dec 2018 12:16

Works Announcement

Exciting news from White Spider Climbing!

You may have noticed a lot of measuring, head-scratching and plan-sketching around the café area recently. Well, here’s why…

In order to increase the capacity of the café seating area, and create a quieter area for climbers to relax and recover, we are expanding the café into the area above reception, insulated from the hustle and bustle of the current café and climbing areas.

Work will commence on the 13th December and run until the week after the Christmas break.

We’re pleased to say that all our climbing areas will remain accessible throughout this period!

Here is a run-down of the facilities that will and won’t be available during this period:

Available:
 All climbing
 Auto-belays
 Kit hire
 Cafe cold food and drink
 Tea and instant coffee
 Limited retail

NOT available
 Kids castle
 Hot food
 Barista coffee
 Retail shoes

We would be most appreciative of your patience and understanding during this period. The purpose is purely to provide much-improved experience for all our customers, and we’re sure you’ll love the results!

White Spider Team.


27 Nov 2018 10:51

Monthly Boulder Comp

Monthly Boulder Comp

The last monthly boulder comp before Christmas is nearly upon us.  Save the date, Friday 7th December.  Who will top the leaderboard at the end of 2018…?!


30 Oct 2018 10:56

December Route Setting at White Spider

The route setting calendar for December at White Spider is here! Some very exciting setting coming your way.  We have BOTH boulder and lead comp wall resets, as well as the ever-popular cave.


24 Oct 2018 17:26

November Boulder Comp

November Boulder Comp

The November boulder comp is nearly upon us.  Your chance to get your name on the leaderboard, with a chance to win great prizes!  Experience the thrill of competition bouldering in a fun and friendly environment.


16 Oct 2018 11:52

Half-term at White Spider

Half-term

Half-term is nearly here and we have loads going on at White Spider to keep everyone entertained!


27 Sep 2018 17:47

La Sportiva Shoe Demo

La Sportiva Demo Shoe Event

La Sportiva are coming to White Spider for a demo shoe event! Come try their massive range of shoes, and get 20% off RRP on the night!


27 Sep 2018 16:02

October Route Setting

October route setting

October route setting at White Spider! The usual group of top route setters is back to bring you new projects for October.


04 Sep 2018 15:43

September Route Setting

September Route Setting Calendar at White Spider Climbing

The September route setting calendar at White Spider Climbing is complete! Loads of exciting new routes going up, including the lead comp wall and two boulder zones, including the upper mezzanine slab.  Of course, the usual band of extraordinary route setters are on hand to provide the best challenges around.

#newroutes #routesetting #bouldering


07 Aug 2018 17:01

White Spider’s 6th Birthday Party

Join us on the 1st September to celebrate 6 years of White Spider climbing! We’d love for you all to come and help us celebrate, and with that in mind, we’ve lined up a day of awesome activities to keep everyone entertained all day, including competitions, masterclasses, gear demos, kid’s treasure hunt and more!  We’re also running half-price taster sessions for kids which you can book through the diary below.  We look forward to seeing you all!


17 Jul 2018 10:47

Summer ’18 Climbing

There’s so much going on at White Spider this summer, with classes from £16.50 to week-long NICAS courses! There’s something for the whole family!


11 Jul 2018 14:30

Nathan Phillips – 2018 World Cup Circuit Part 1

We are delighted to announce that Nathan Phillips again this year will be a White Spider sponsored climber, continuing a successful partnership.  Here is Nathan’s latest blog on his World Cup exploits in 2018 so far!

 

Hi! Nathan Phillips here again to let you all know what I’m getting up to as a White Spider sponsored athlete. This blog post is all about the 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup so far.

This season started back in April with the first round in Meiringen, Switzerland. I’d been feeling really good in the pre-season events like the Climbing Works International Festival in Sheffield and StudioBloc Masters in Germany, so I was keen to keep the ball rolling into the World Cups. Meiringen was a frustrating competition. After finishing my qualifying round I was sat in 10th place in my group (the last position that qualifies for semi-finals). So with a long and gruelling wait to see if anyone would knock me out, the last Climber finished and I was in! …or was I.

After publication of the results, an appeal had been made by another climber so that he was given an extra zone. This subsequently pushed me 1 place out of semis… unlucky I guess! But I can’t dwell on what ifs. All I can do is learn and prepare for the next competition.

Controlling the zone in Meiringen, Switzerland. (Photo courtesy of Sytse Van Slooten – @sytsevanslooten)

 

Moscow next. It was so cool to have the opportunity to visit Russia, even if we had a lot of issues obtaining a visa… the comp was a lot more basic than usual which was actually really fun. It meant you could give a real fight on every boulder rather than doing backflips onto volumes and hoping it works (slight exaggeration there). I do enjoy coordination moves but in moderation.

Another comp over and just out of ranking position this time.

‘How’s that ref?’ Topping out in Moscow (Photo courtesy of Eddie Fowke – The Circuit Climbing Magazine)

 

What happened in China!

Well, I went into the 2 Chinese competitions with a different mindset. Just focusing on appreciating what I get to do and really having fun. With this new mindset something just clicked and I had the best round of my life! I flashed every boulder in qualification of the Chongqing World Cup. Putting me in 1st place! The next competitor was a fair way behind on attempts. I was understandably ecstatic! Unfortunately semis didn’t go so well, I think I forgot to take the same mindset through on the next day. Still, lots of positives to take from this one!

What can’t speak can’t lie… Nathan dominating in qualifying in China. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Phillips – @nathanphillipsclimbing

 

Tai’an was a similar state of affairs. Maybe not on the same scale as the previous week, but I found myself back in semis. This time making sure I had the right head on. I climbed really well and I am truly happy with my performance. 2 tops and 4 zones didn’t put me that high up the scoreboard but saying that, I was actually only 1 move away from breaking into finals. It just shows how close these comps can be.

After a short break it came time to fly back to Asia for the Tokyo round. Yes! Back to my favourite city in the world (definitely one for the life tick list). After a great week training in the amazing gyms and exploring the sights of Tokyo it’s Comp time again. A super hard round where only 1 top was needed to make it through. Unfortunately I dropped a last move and couldn’t get it done this time. But we did get to cheer on our team mate Billy who sketched his way up a slab to get himself a spot in semis.

 

I decided to miss the Vail World Cup due to multiple reasons meaning I have a pretty big gap until the final round in Munich in August. In the meantime we have The British Championships and a trip to Rocklands in South Africa once again. I’ll let you know how I get on!

 

**SPOILER ALERT**… He went and won the British Championships…!

 

Find out more about White Spider-sponsored and TeamGB climber Nathan Phillips on Instagram (@nathanphillipsclimbing), Facebook and Twitter (@mutantfeather)


10 Jul 2018 10:46

Join Our Team! Route Setting Support Team Member

For full details, visit our jobs page www.whitespiderclimbing.com/the-centre/jobs


03 Jul 2018 13:28

Route Setting – July 2018

Route setting in July at White Spider! Loads of new projects for your delectation throughout the month.  It’s never dull here…


26 Jun 2018 12:29

July Boulder Comp – Fri 6th July

The next round of the summer boulder league is happening on Friday 6th July! Even if you’ve never taken part before, come on down and give it a go!


26 Jun 2018 12:24

Climbing Out Of Depression Event

Join us on Saturday 30th June for an amazing event for a great cause. Comps, games, yoga and more!


07 Jun 2018 11:42

Join the Duty Manager Team!

Join the Duty Manager Team!  Want to be part of an exciting, growing business? Head over to our job’s page to find out more information on the latest Duty Manager vacancy at White Spider. Full details here https://www.whitespiderclimbing.com/the-centre/jobs/


06 Jun 2018 10:20

Socials at White Spider

Want to meet new climbing partners and get great climbing tips?  Come along to one of our great social events and we’ll even throw in a free hot drink!


09 May 2018 16:08

Beginner Courses

Never climbed before but want to give it a go?   Why not try our Beginners Course.  

Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. It is a fantastic way to exercise, and all in a great social setting to enjoy with friends. 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!

Our Beginners Course will allow you to use the White Spider centre unsupervised.  No previous experience is needed and they are a great way to meet other new climbers.


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