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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!


11 Nov 2015 11:46

Emma Twyford – Women’s Masterclass

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The next masterclass in our guest line up is Emma Twyford. Emma, is one of the Uk’s top climbers, haivng climbed 8b+ sport, E9 Trad and bouldered V10. In 2013 Emma became the second british female to climb E9, with her ascent of Rare Lichen in Ogwen, North Wales. Not only this but Emma has a Degree in Sports coaching so certainly knows a thing or to when it comes to guiding climbers on their paths to crushing those routes and problems. You can check out a video of Emma on Rare Lichen below.

Book your place online now – sorry, No Men Allowed!


15 Oct 2015 9:31

Ben West Masterclass

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Ben West, Pro Photographer, Route Setter, oh and did we mention he's one of the UK's top climbers? is running a bespoke workshop at White Spider. Having been on the British team, Climbed 8c and Coached climbing for many years now, you can be sure you will be getting some of the best Instruction in the Industry. The two hour workshop will focus entirely on bouldering, don't worry though this isn't just one for the T-shirts off, Beanies on, gang!

As well as focusing on helping you to push your bouldering grade, Ben will also be giving you some crucial hints and tips on getting through those crux moves to help you send those pesky projects.

Ben also route sets for White Spider, you can check out an interview we did here , or head over to Bens website to find out more about him and check out some of his great shots (not just of climbing!)

Book Online Below


24 Aug 2015 16:21

White Spider’s 3rd Birthday Bash!

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The Grey hairs aren’t showing yet! so come down and celebrate White Spider’s 3rd Birthday on Saturday 5th 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
– Speed Climbing Competition
– Dyno Competition
– Table & Chair Climbing
– Slacklining
– Quality DJ all day!

For Kids…or the young at heart!

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

For new climbers

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.

 


23 Jun 2015 16:49

Scarpa Bouldering Competition

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Our monthly bouldering competition is being
given the Scarpa treatment this month with
guest setters, fantastic prizes, a Scarpa boot demo and more.

 

As well as a great set of routes put up by three Scarpa athletes, there will be a Scarpa Boot Demo with expert advice from Gaz Parry. To sweeten the deal and to celebrate White Spiders new retail partnership with Scarpa there will be 20% off any climbing shoe ordered on the night. In addition to this there will be a great set of prizes on offer listed below, with top prize being an award winning pair of approach shoes!

Prizes: (mens and womens separate)
1st: Pair of Scarpa Crux approach shoes
2nd: Scarpa Hoodies
3rd: Scarpa T-shirts
Raffle: Scarpa T-shirts


26 Mar 2015 13:19

YCS Regional Finals at White Spider

On the 21st of March White Spider hosted the Youth Climbing Series Regional Final, this event pitted the top 10 Youth Climbers in each age category from the London and South East Region. With the top 3 from each Category going through to the finals in Ratho, Scotland.
 
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The proceedings two rounds saw 10 of the White Spider performance squad qualifying for the Regional final with many making podiums. The run up to the event saw squad members putting in extra hours at the wall, training hard for those podiums which would get them to Ratho.

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On the day the Squad pulled out an amazing performance, the Highlight was 8 year old (Girls E) Lucy Garlick, battling it out in a Super Final on a tough 7a to take 2nd place and secure her place at Ratho. 

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In Boy’s A Matt Davies and Ryan Caby has the comp of their life, climbing amazingly to secure 4th and 5th place respectively against a tough field.  Likewise in Boys B Nat Hudspith and Freddy High had a great comp finishing in joint 4th and in Girls B Lucy Rattue managed a respectful 6th and Holly James 8th, and in Boy’s D Tom Kolasinksi finished 9th.
 
Matt Davis from Boys Category A on Route 3
With the Performance Squad competing amazingly even with a couple sick and one injured the future is looking good for next year’s competition season. The focus now shifts to GB team selection events for some of the squad and also putting their competition skills to practice on rock.
Words By:
Jon Redshaw MSc
Performance Climbing Coach
All Photos © by Evie Cotrulia
 
We would also like to send out a special thanks to Mountain Boot Co. for providing Grivel and Edelweiss prizes, and to Beyond Hope Climbing for providing Metolius and Rock Technology Prizes.
 
  
 

19 Mar 2015 15:43

BMC YCS Regional Finals

We are hosting the BMC Youth Climbing Series regional final for London and South East on Sat 21st.

BMC YCS at White Spider

The comp starts at 10am and runs through to 4pm. It will feature the top 100 young climbers across the region and with the winners going through to the nationals at the end of the month in Ratho.

We have cleared the diary of other bookings so there will be 70% of lines available. It should be an exciting day with a great buzz – so come along and enjoy…!

BMC YCS regional finals at White Spider

For more info check out the BMCs YCS pages.

BMC YCS - on our awesome Stal Roof

Cheers!

The White Spider Climbing team


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