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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


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.


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!


10 Jan 2017 17:22

Ben West Masterclass 13th Feb

Ben West is a top UK climber, route setter and climbing coach. He is part of the British Bouldering Team and competes at a World Cup level so certainly knows what it takes to get the most out your climbing. This one off guest masterclass will be perfect for fine tuning your technique and picking up training tips.

In the mean time here’s an inspiring video of Ben crushing some boulders in Rocklands S.A. to get you psyched! (tip: skip to 3:00min)

Who for?
To get the most out of this session we recommend you are Bouldering a minimum of V2-3 or 6a on a climbing wall

Details:
Duration- 2 hours
Cost £25 pp
1:8 ratio with coaching done on Bouldering wall


02 Jan 2017 15:15

Monthly Boulder Comp. 6th Jan

A New Year and a new Set. Thie first of our famous monthly bouldering comps. will be running this Friday the 6th. With blocs set by Yann Genoux, Rich ‘Tricky’ Hudson, Alex Chapman and Ed Wong.

The routes will be open from 6pm and the competition is FREE to enter. There are separate Male and Female categories with a £50 cash prize! In addition we have a brand new Mountain Equipment Duffle Bag, courtesy of Kingston Cotswold Outdoor, as a raffle prize.

We hope to see you there!


02 Dec 2016 19:59

Xmas & New Year specials

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We have a round of great experiences for friends and family this Christmas. You can get stuck in with action on one of our sessions below. As well as a great 2 for 1 offer on our private lessons we also have our famous leap of faith sessions running. See below for full info. and booking.


10 Nov 2016 11:25

Social Sessions

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At White Spider we have a number of social sessions running throughout the week where you can meet climbers new and old, grab a belay or beta for a problem. All our socials are FREE* to attend, include a FREE drink and have member of staff on hand to meet and greet. You just need to be over 18 and a competent roped climber for our roped climbing socials or for our boulder social, just watch our bouldering induction video and your good to go.

Boulder Mondays

Our friendly bouldering social has a relaxed vibe. Turn up and join the foray to share tips, meet new climbing partners and snaffle a bit of free coaching from our on hand bouldering champ, Patryk.

Monday Nights -19:30-21:30 with Patryk

Ladies Social’s

Avoid those pesky blokes on our ladies only socials. Run twice a week, our ladies meet up to roped climb and boulder, as well as chat over a nice cup of Coffee. The two Sarah’s will be on hand to meet and greet as well as belay.

Tues. -19:00-21:00 with Sarah M.

Thurs. -10:30-12:30 with Sarah W.

Mixed Social

Our popular mixed social, is a great place to meet new climbers. If you’re new to climbing this is a great place to get started! Our resident route setter, climber and all round good guy Stew. will get your partnered up in no time as well as provide beta for that route you’ve been stuck on!

Wed. – 19:00-21:00 with Stew

*plus your standard wall entry


31 Oct 2016 13:51

Free Monthly Boulder Comp. 4th Nov

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Its that time again! Set number 11 of our boulder comp wall. This Friday we have the likes of Gav. Symonds, Yann Genoux and Nathan Phillips setting. The routes will be open from 6pm and the competition is FREE to enter. There are separate Male and Female categories with a £50 cash prize! In addition we have a brand new Mountain Equipment Duffle Bag, courtesy of Kingston Cotswold Outdoor, as a raffle prize.

We hope to see you there!


21 Oct 2016 13:34

October Holiday Classes

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Thinking of trying out climbing? We have lots of exciting sessions running this Holiday for Adults, Kids or the whole family. Check out a full list of whats on and book online below!


06 Sep 2016 16:49

NICAS and Fun Clubs – Final Places

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Great news! We still have a few places left on our popular termly clubs. Check out our full remaining availability here
Kids club and NICAS page.


26 Aug 2016 18:42

White Spider 4th Birthday Party

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The Grey hairs aren’t showing yet! so come down and celebrate White Spider’s 4th Birthday on Saturday 3rd September!

On the day

– The elite SEND! Boulder Comp with a total of £1000 Cash Prizes! – Pre-Registration is now Open!
– Plus another £1000 worth of gear prizes for challenges!
– Casual fun Boulder Comp also with loads of prizes! Pre-Registration is now Open!
– Leap of Faith Challenge
– Lead Climbing Competition
– Speed Climbing Competition
– Dyno Competition
– Table & Chair Climbing
– Slacklining
– Shoe Demos from 5:10 and Scarpa
– Quality DJ all day!
– BBQ with Veggie options too!
– Ice Cream Van

Leah Crane Masterclass Coaching

Click for more info. and online booking

FREE Rich Hudson Strength and Conditioning

Click for more info. and online booking

For Kids…or the young at heart!

– Children’s Treasure Hunt in the Castle
– Face Painting
– Kids Castle Fun Comp.

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.

 


07 Jul 2016 19:14

Summer Upgrades

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SUMMER UPGRADES! We have started a 2 week program of upgrades here at White:
– Shiny NEW boulder mats. Sorry but all bouldering will be closed for a few days from Monday 11th, we should have the upper area open again by Wed/Thurs and all areas open by the weekend. All roped climbing and autobelays open as usual.
– Reception/ Cafe refurb. Already under way and will be complete by mid next week. All open as usual.
– Improved ventilation. Complete by Friday.
Cheers – your friendly Spider Team


13 Jun 2016 17:30

Rock Climbing Dad

This Fathers Day why not treat him to a rock climbing experience he will never forget.

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At White Spider we recognise the hard work dads do! So to help you reward them we have got a number of great offers and gifts for Sunday 19th June:

  • Gift Vouchers for private coaching, beginners courses, t-shirts, chalk bags, climbing shoes and more! (can be used at a later date, see t&cs)
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    or on the 19th only:

  • Book below and use promotional code FATHERS16 to receive our discounted rate of £16 per person on the day (normally £18.50) — PLUS — a free t-shirt if you can get three generations in the session!
  • Free hot drink and cake for Dads.

 

Check out the links above for bookings, drop us an email to find out more or ask at reception.


20 May 2016 13:02

May and June Holiday Climbing 28th-5th

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Thinking of trying out climbing? We have lots of exciting sessions running this Holiday for Adults, Kids or the whole family. Check out a full list of whats on and book online below!


17 May 2016 13:44

On the silver screen again

White Spider will be on the silver screen again. We have filming on the morning of 18th May, we are open as normal however please be aware we will have limited bouldering and some reduced climbing until 2pm.

 

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The film details are restricted until airing date – but well share more as soon as we can…

 

Cheers, the Spider Team.


07 Jan 2016 15:12

Gaz Parry Masterclass

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Next in the round up of our popular guest masterclasses is Gaz Parry. Having been at the top UK climbing for many years, Gaz Parry certainly knows his stuff. For just £25 you will have 2 hours of some of the best coaching in the industry from the current manager of the GB bouldering team. But he's not all talk and no walk, having recently completed his 8c+ project, Supersonico. Check it out on EPIC TV's top 2015 climbs video below.

Book your place online now – There's only 8 places so hurry before they go!


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