The next round of the winter boulder comp is coming! Come along and pit yourself against the comp set and your friends. Hand in your scorecard by 9pm for your chance to win the top prize and to enter the raffle!
New routes for a new year… The route setting calendar for January is here, with a slightly different schedule from last year. Boulder sets will take place on Mondays, and route sets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (school holidays and comp weeks are the exception). Come on down and give them a try – as ever we welcome your feedback!
The January edition of our boulder comp is ON! Come along on the Friday 4th January, grab a card from reception and get sending! Although there are prizes on offer, it’s all about having fun, developing your skills and meeting new people.
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!
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!
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.
- 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
- 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 email@example.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
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:
✅ All climbing
✅ Kit hire
✅ Cafe cold food and drink
✅ Tea and instant coffee
✅ Limited retail
❎ 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.
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…?!
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.
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.
Half-term is nearly here and we have loads going on at White Spider to keep everyone entertained!
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!
October route setting at White Spider! The usual group of top route setters is back to bring you new projects for October.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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)
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Route setting in July at White Spider! Loads of new projects for your delectation throughout the month. It’s never dull here…