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14 Aug 2017 18:01

Join our 5th Birthday Celebrations…

On Saturday 2nd September we are celebrating our 5th Birthday, so we have lined up some great activites and offers for you, so hurry, book online now, as places are limited.

The Elite Boulder Comp –

Pre-Registration is now Open! 

  • Male and Female categories
  • Cash prizes:
    • 1st Prize £500
    • 2nd Prize £250
    • 3rd Prize £125 

 

Fun Casual Boulder Comp – 

Pre-Registration is now Open!

  • lots of prizes to be won 

 

Emma T Masterclass Coaching

Click for more info. and online booking

 

FREE Rich Hudson Strength & Conditioning Class

Click for more info. and online booking

plus…

  • Leap of Faith Challenge
  • Speed Climbing Competition
  • Dyno (Boulder) Competition
  • Table Traverse Climbing
  • Slacklining
  • Boot Demos from Scarpa and Evolv
  • Demo from Y&Y Vertical – Belay Glasses
  • DJ music 
  • The Grill – food from Happy Herefords + Veggie options 

 

For Kids…or the young at heart!

  • Face Painting
  • Kids Castle Fun Competition with Batman

 

For new climbers – Half Price Taster Sessions

We will be offering our popular Taster sessions for half price on our birthday. That’s £9.25 for an hour of climbing! There are sessions for Adults, Kids and Families so there really is something for everyone. See full details and book online below.

 


21 Jul 2017 14:28

News from Nathan Phillips

Read about Nathan Phillips (one of our sponsored climbers) his World Cup result, why Tokyo is his favourite city, the recent British Championship and what’s next for him…

ASIA – World Cup

Chongqing, Nanjing, Hachioji; the Asian leg of the World Cup Circuit.

First up, Chongqing, China. After having trouble getting my visa in time I had to change my flight to arrive at midnight one day before the competition. This meant I was severely jet lagged but I was still going to try my hardest. I topped enough boulders to make the semi-final but unfortunately, I had taken too many attempts. I didn’t feel like I could give it my usual fight, I just felt drained from lack of sleep but nevertheless I’m happy with the result considering the circumstances.

 

Nathan Phillips – Jet lagged qualis in Chongqing

 

Next up, Nanjing, China. We spent the week exploring the area and topping up on some much needed, sleep. Feeling recovered and ready to go again, it was time to compete once more. This time I felt good and fought my way to the top of 4 out of the 5 boulders securing my place in the semi final. I went in hard the next day trying 100% on every boulder and I managed to get my best result in a World Cup so far. 14th place, Psyched!

 

Nathan Phillips – Trying hard in Nanjing semis

 

Hachioji Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is my favourite city in the World. The people are really friendly, the food is amazing, and the climbing gyms are second to none (except White Spider). If you get the chance to go there, I would highly recommend taking it. The comp didn’t go as well as I hoped but it was still another great experience.

Since coming back from Asia I’ve been back to training but I’ve also been bouldering outside quite a bit. With some 8A+/V12 and 8B/V13 sends as well as an 8A+ first ascent and an 8B flash of Ropes of Maui in North Wales it’s looking very promising for our trip to Rocklands in a few weeks time.

The British Bouldering Championships

The event was better than ever!  I made it into the finals without much trouble but with such a strong field making out the top 6, it was going to be tough to take the top spot.

The crowd was huge! It was great to see a climbing event in the U.K. With so many people turning up to watch.

It all came down to one boulder for me, one of my complete anti style. I tried my best and managed to get past the bit that I knew I would find difficult. A foot slip and I was swinging around wildly trying to stay on. I somehow was able to stay on the wall but it had taken too much out of me and I fell on the next move. The first few moves had taken their toll and I couldn’t reach the same point again. If I had topped the boulder on that first attempt I would have won the competition. Unfortunately, that’s how competitions work, small slips can be costly and make all the difference.

I finished up in 3rd place behind Tyler Landman, and Anze Perharc of Slovenia. I know, I can take the title one day, but for now it’s back to the rock!

 

What’s Next… tomorrow, I fly out to South Africa for a month to climb in Rocklands (expect footage following the trip). Then the final World Cup of the year and European Championships will be held in Munich. Hopefully, I can show my best and push for another semi-final and more.

Once again, thanks to White Spider for funding my World Cup travels this year.   I simply could not afford to compete without them.


10 Jul 2017 12:24

Masterclass with Emma T

Emma Twyford Masterclass

Tuesday 1st August 2017  – 7pm – 9 pm

Emma, is a one of the UK’s top climbers, having climbed 8b+ sport, E9 Trad and bouldered V10.   Not only this but Emma has a Degree in Sports coaching so she certainly knows a thing or to when it comes to guiding climbers on their paths to crushing those routes and problems.

Emma’s top tips for those who have been climbing indoors for a year or two? Something that can make a massive improvement.  

  • Footwork and movement are the key ones. if you start climbing inside you have all these positive holds so people don’t look at the basics of how to use their feet and move properly. Eg you can try taking out the hand hold so you only climb on [arrest] and grooves.
  • Have a play time on a problem. Try once and do it one way, then try again and do it differently. See which works better and why.
  • Watch other climbers – see how and why they climb well.
  • People think they need to train to get stronger but, in fact, most people would see greatest improvement by focusing on their technique.

Who for?:

We recommend that you are climbing V2-3 to get the most out of this session.

Details:
Duration- 2 hours (7pm – 9pm).
Cost: £25 per person (includes wall entry).
Ration: 1:8 ratio with coaching done on our bouldering wall.

For more information and/or to book this Masterclass visit:

Experienced Climbers


20 Jun 2017 13:34

Summer Kids Clubs

Get your kids out of the house this summer and get them climbing with one of our fantastic summer clubs. 

Candidates benefit from learning new skills, meeting new people and with our Casual NICAS club your kids can gain a national award at the same time.


19 Jun 2017 11:40

Fun Bouldering Competition

 

Why not join our fun bouldering competition on Friday 7th July, from 6:00pm. 

 

Simply pay your usual entry fee and grab a score card as you pass reception to take part. 

 

All score cards will be entered into our raffle prize draw and you never know you might also win one of our finalist prizes.

 

Categories: Adult Female / Adult Male

 

Prize draw winners and finalists are announced via our face book page!

 

Good Luck


12 Jun 2017 15:46

Get Ready for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner!

Why not surprise Dad with a White Spider Gift Card.

Perfect for some new climbing gear, one of our climbing courses, or a scrumptious treat from our café.

Gift cards are available on-line or from reception from just £5.00.

Go on, treat dad this Father’s day.

Gift Cards

 


05 Jun 2017 10:11

The Results Are In!

Congratulations to the winners, don’t forget to collect your prizes!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our monthly boulder comp.


04 Jun 2017 10:56

Corporate Teambuilding

Looking for an activity for your employees!

Our teambuilding programmes are focused on promoting trust, communication and on building confidence. Or it can simply be a fun, social day – a way to say thank you to your staff or a fun activity after your meeting, which can take place in our meeting room.

We can design an experience to remember.  You can even finish the day of with a bite to eat in our café lounge area.

Activities can include learning to scale up and abseil down the ten metre high walls, learning to boulder through some tricky problems and we can event test your team on the leap of faith.

Our instructors are fully qualified and experienced at working with groups of all ages and backgrounds. They have tips and exercises to help build the confidence of even those who don’t like heights.

Please email us at climb@whitespiderclimbing.com and tell us:

  • Preferred dates
  • Times/duration
  • Number or people
  • What you are looking for and your objectives for the day

Get your team active, ready for summer, email us now!


02 Jun 2017 17:31

NEW! Sports Massage. Introductory Offer

White Spider have teamed up with renown performance climber and qualified sports massage therapist Ed Hamer to give you the best in pre-climbing preparation and post climbing recovery.

 

From a 10 minute warm up to a full 60 minute maintenance session we’ve got you covered.

 

Benefits
– Perform better in your climbing session
– Improve post climbing recovery
– Increase training gains

 

Details
– All massages are done fully clothed in a private room (18yrs+ only)
– 10 minute Warm Up Session – FREE
– 30 Minute Post Climbing Recovery – £20
– 60 Minute Maintenance – £35

 

Book online:  https://www.whitespiderclimbing.com/experienced-climbers/
(Click the green “Fitness and Health” Button)


30 May 2017 20:03

Half Term Holiday Clubs!

This half term, we have 20% off all Holiday Clubs!  

Just use promotional code HOLIDAY2017 and get 20% Off.

KIDS CLUBS

  • Creepy Crawlies 5-6 years 
  • Arachnids 7-12 years 
  • Black Widows 13-17 years
  • Family Sessions 5 years+


 

Don’t forget, we have a coffee shop, so parents, you can sit back and relax with a cappuccino or treat yourself to a delicious slice of cake while the kids climb.

 

Price includes all safety equipment and instruction.  Optional: £3 per session to hire climbing shoes at reception.

 

For more information or to book visit:
https://www.whitespiderclimbing.com/youth/holiday-programs/

 

Terms and Conditions Apply


17 May 2017 12:50

Bank Holiday Deal!

2’4’1 OFFER on PRIVATE SESSIONS BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29th May…book online now!

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

 

BOOK ONLINE  – www.whitespiderclimbing.com/book-coaching-online/

 

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

Terms and Conditions apply: (Online booking only, Monday 29th May 2017, participants must be age 5 years or over and must be accompanied by a participating adult).


03 May 2017 10:41

Monthly Bouldering Competition!

Why not join our fun bouldering competition on Friday 5th May, from 6:00pm.  Simply pay your usual entry fee and grab a score card as you pass reception to take part. 

 

Route Setters: Louise Parkinson, Ed Hamer, Matt V-C and Evie Cotrulia.

 

All score cards will be entered into our raffle prize draw and you never know you might also win one of our finalist prizes.

 

Categories: Adult Female / Adult Male

 

THE PRIZES

Raffle Prize: 40L Mountain Equipment Duffle

1st Prize: £50

2nd Prize: White Spider Hoodie

3rd Prize: White Spider Tee

Prize draw winners and finalists are announced via our face book page!

 

Good Luck


26 Apr 2017 15:20

2’4’1 OFFER on PRIVATE SESSIONS*

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

 

BOOK HERE NOW
(*Online booking only, Monday 1st May 2017, participants must be age 5 years or over
and must be accompanied by a participating adult)

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.


30 Mar 2017 14:30

Join in the Fun, this Half Term!

We have a range of activities for all ages.

If you are looking for a family activity, check out our online Family Session, it will get you all using your mobility, co-ordination, problem solving, balance and strength.

Come and give it a try and afterwards you can always treat yourself to something naughty in our café, perhaps a delicious slice of homemade cake! 


27 Mar 2017 13:18

Bouldering Competition – 7th April

FUN BOULDERING COMPETITION – Friday 7th April 2017  

Why not join our fun bouldering competition on Friday 7th April, from 6:30pm.  Simply pay your usual entry fee and grab a score card as you pass reception to take part.   All score cards are entered into our raffle prize draw.   There are separate Male and Female categories and all winners will be announced via our face book page!


13 Mar 2017 16:11

Get Active at White Spider

Being a member of White Spider Climbing 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 in our café area. 

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.


24 Feb 2017 15:36

Proud to Sponsor – Nathan Phillips

White Spider Indoor Climbing are proud to announce the sponsorship of Great Britain Bouldering Team member, Nathan Phillips.  All the team here at White Spider and Red Spider (our sister bouldering centre in Fareham) are looking forward to supporting Nathan in his upcoming International competition season.

Nathan Phillips

A Biography from Nathan Phillips

My name is Nathan Phillips. I’ve always been climbing, whether it be on a climbing frame in the local park or swinging around on the goal posts instead of doing my job as keeper. Eventually at the age of 6, my dad took me to a climbing wall. A year later I was competing in the YCS formerly BRYCS (British Regional Youth Climbing Series). I can’t really remember how well I did, but I knew I liked it.

At 15 I decided to give up lead climbing after winning the National final of the YCS and focus on my true passion, bouldering. I was never the strongest climber and I didn’t actually start any form of specific training until 18.

The next year, I made the Senior Bouldering Team as at the time there was no Junior Team. I then went out to be the first Brit to compete, make finals, podium and win at an International Youth Bouldering Competition (EYC). With the creation of the Junior Bouldering Team during my last year in that category, I stuck around for one more year to offer my hand as a coach.

I now compete in Senior World Cups and have made a few semi-finals. Over the next few years, I hope to progress to Finals and push for those podium positions. With the support of White Spider Climbing I will be able to get to more World Cups and give myself the chances I need to hopefully achieve my goals.

Outdoors, I have amassed a large number of hard ascents up to 8B+/V14 and a total of 70 8A/V11’s and above so far. This includes a flash of the super classic 8A+/V12 ‘Jack’s Broken Heart’ in Magic Wood Switzerland.

That’s enough about my history. I’m super psyched to be joining the White Spider Team and so appreciative of what they are doing for me. If you are reading this, come say hi if you see me route-setting or training at the wall. I’m usually more than happy to answer any questions or just have a chat.

 

 

 


10 Jan 2017 17:31

Direct Debit at White Spider

Sign up to a Direct Debit and save money and time so you can climb more…!

 

Direct Debit is £42.00 for an adult, £35.00 for junior and concession* and £59.50 for an adult+child.  Membership also gives you:

    • Fast track entry
    • Entry at any time to White Spider
    • Free entry to our sister wall Red Spider Climbing at any time (straight up the A3, an hours drive in normal traffic)
    • 10% off ALL your retail purchases – climbing shoes, T shirts, chalk bags and much more.

* Concessional rates are available for (i) students with a current card, (ii) 65 yrs +, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) Police, Fire and Armed Forces.
** Please note that direct debit membership is subject to a minimum 3 month contract.


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