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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.


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!


24 Apr 2018 12:38

Summer Boulder League 2018

The summer boulder league is here! Starts Friday 4th May!


11 Apr 2018 11:03

Evolv Shoe Demo Event

Evolv Shoe Demo Event

White Spider Climbing – Thursday 19th April


26 Mar 2018 12:05

Beginners 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.

Intro. Courses


21 Mar 2018 11:55

OFFER – Private Lessons

Take advantage of our fantastic last minute special offer on private lessons this Saturday. 2 places for the price of one, but hurry sessions are limited! Our private sessions allow you to get this most out of the facility giving you your own instructor for a full hour of climbing. All equipment and instruction is included

  • Max two people per session
  • Offer only valid for sessions taking place on the 24th of March 2018
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

book online below


16 Mar 2018 11:09

Easter Climbing

Running every day throughout the holidays, our fun inclusive sessions are suitable for new and existing climbers!

Check out full details and online booking here


20 Feb 2018 18:33

Guest Lecture – Playing with Fear

Gain a better understanding of climbing head game and how to manage your body’s
physical response to fear

This fun, informative lecture will take you on a tour of Sally’s UK climbing adventures,
focusing on relating them to the scientific understanding of the brain and body’s response to fear.

Sally Lisle

A mountaineering instructor with over 10 years experience coaching in the outdoors and 1st Class Degree
in Sport Science from Bangor, will be delivering a guest lecture on climbing head game in association with
Leading Edge at White Spider.

Hurry Tickets are Limited

This lecture is supported by Lead Edge ,a bespoke mountaineering and climbing company focusing on delivering courses to develop you as an individual. For more information on the exciting trips, coaching and climbing they can offer, Head to their website: leadingedge-mountain.co.uk


19 Feb 2018 13:55

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!

Book Online


06 Feb 2018 14:01

February Half Term Clubs

Keep active this February half term with our clubs. We have something for everyone ages 5 and up. And for the younger ones we have our fun castle area. Check out full details and online booking here


09 Jan 2018 15:42

Jobs – Front Of House Summer Vacancies

Want to be part of an exciting, growing business? Head over to our job’s page to find out more information on the latest Front of House Summer vacancies at White Spider.


20 Dec 2017 15:37

Christmas Opening Times

Last Minute Gift or Stocking filler?

Purchase one of our online gift cards here

Christmas Opening Times

Sunday 24th – Xmas Eve – Closed

Monday 25th – Xmas Day – Closed

Tuesday 26th – Boxing Day – Closed

Wednesday 27th – Normal Hours

Thursday 28th – Normal Hours

Friday 29th – Normal Hours

Saturday 30th – Normal Hours

Sunday 31st – New Years Eve – 10:00 till 16:00

Monday 01st – New Years Day – 12:00 till 19:30

 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas! 

The White Spider Team


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