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13 Nov 2018 13:34

EB Split Boot Demo – 20th November at White Spider

EB Split Boot Demo

Heard about the EB Split? If you’ve ever struggled with shoe fits due to having different sized feet, then EB have the solution! EB distributor Beyond Hope will be with us on the 20th November to allow you to check out how Split can help you get the best fitting shoes available. You will also get expert advice and the chance to try them out on the wall!


06 Nov 2018 11:12

Red Spider’s 3rd Birthday!

Red Spider's 3rd Birthday

Red Spider is 3 years old this November!  It’s been a hell of a ride, and we’re so thrilled to have so many amazing customers who make the centre what it is. So, we’d love for you to come and celebrate with us.  We’ll have tonnes of events on all day, including Elite, Fun and Youth boulder comps, boot demos and taster sessions.  PLUS, masterclasses from Emma Twyford for only £5! Pre-book today to avoid disappointment!


30 Oct 2018 10:56

November Route Setting at White Spider

November Route Setting at White Spider

The route setting calendar for November at White Spider is up – some great new lines going up as well as a new stal roof for all you lead climbers! As ever, the top UK setters in to set you the best climbing challenges available!


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


04 Sep 2018 15:27

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!


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

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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.


09 May 2018 16:04

Yoga For Climbers

Want to benefit your climbing, technique, flexibility, strength and mindfulness all in one package?

White Spider are excited to have Sandra Berlin, from Climb + Yoga, coming to deliver a special ‘climbers’ focused yoga workshop on the 22nd of February. Check out full details below, hurry though spaces are limited!


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