The Hudderfield Examiner has written a great article about our climbing wall in Greenhead Park.
An article on our Redlands climbing wall
A nice article here including our climbing wall at Redlands Community Primary School.
Back in full swing
Following some down-time over January, we are fully up and running again. Give us a call about your project and we will be glad to help!
What's on your Christmas list??
We're about to shake up the online shop, adding a whole range of gift ideas to fill any stocking! Whether it's a new harness or some holds to stick on the bunkbed, come and see what we've got to offer.
Come and see us at the Cliffhanger event in Graves Park, Sheffield on 7th and 8th July! It's the UK's biggest outdoor event for outdoor people. We'll be providing a MONSTER free standing bouldering wall for any youngsters to come and climb on for FREE. We'll also have HOODIES and T-SHIRTS for sale. It's a great event that will keep you busy all weekend!
Visit http://www.cliff-hanger.co.uk/ for more details.
A great blog post from Grindleford Primary School on their newly installed climbing wall: http://grindlefordprimaryschool.co.uk/2012/05/22/traversing-artists/
Climbing walls around Sheffield
This week the workshop has been pretty loud with the sounds of prep work for our upcoming walls. It's time for some local projects, with installations ahead for Nether Green Primary School, Ecclesall Junior School and Grindleford Primary School.
Want to know where else we've been? Check out the PROJECTS MAP!
Yesterday I grabbed the opportunity of a bright sunny day to carry out annual maintenance at our wall at Wales Primary School, Rotherham. Sprucing up the wall included: Full re-treatment of all the timber, new upgraded fixings for the planking, sparkly clean holds and best of all new routes and challenges for the keen climbers!
Some nice new mats at one of our bouldering walls
These shiny mats are a real treat for this week's project. Padded joins cover the gaps when they're in use, and when they're not they fold neatly against the wall. Not to mention the nice soft landing from the top of the wall!
New Year, New Walls!
We're improving our popular free standing climbing walls for 2012, making them last even longer! The new tweaks and changes will keep them looking good and working well for even more years. We also visit many of our walls each year to keep them in top condition and make sure the climbers have some new challenges.
Some feedback received today:
"The climbing wall has been a massive success. All the children love it from the 7-year old Year 3s up to the nearly 12-year old Year 6's. We have a class rota so that everyone gets a fair chance to use the walls but even this causes problems because it means that each of our 12 classes only get to use it about once every 3 weeks. Our supply can't meet demand! All the teachers have taken it in turns to teach their children a number of games and activities they can play in order to get the most use and fun out of the walls and our School Councillors monitor the way it is used and come up with suggestions from time to time. In summary then - it's been a great investment for the school providing fun and structured activities for everyone, and we anticipate this continuing for many years to come."
Wall Climber Mobile Headquarters
On sunny days such as today when the paperwork is piling up, operations are transferred to our mobile office, providing us with a relaxing and distraction-free environment to get some serious administration done.
I just invested in this 14kg breaker... that is, a giant electric concrete breaking machine! To be quite honest I was expecting it to be about a third of the size. This one wouldn't be out of place digging a trans-continental tunnel. Despite this, I am looking forward to testing it on a school playground tomorrow!
Rain holds off for our Devon wall
Just got back today from a project in Feniton, Devon. We were very fortunate with the weather which stayed dry long enough to let us lay a nice wetpour rubber crumb surface under the six section traverse wall. Thanks to all the kids who encouraged us from the sidelines!
Reel Rock Tour 2011
As rain brought an end to an exceptionally warm weekend in Sheffield, hundreds of spectators arrived at the Climbing Works for the UK premiere of the Reel Rock Tour. Six fresh new films from an epic winter ascent of Gasherbrum II in Pakistan to a nine-year old tearing up the bouldering scene both indoors and outdoors in the US, with slacklining tricks, night-time ascents and a bit of "healthy" speed-climbing competition in between.
If the feedback from the crowd was anything to go by, this year's efforts surpassed the last - luckily there are further showings coming up in Dublin, London and Bristol, as well as further afield. Check out the link above for more information!
Revamp at Dore Primary
We've been busy the last couple of days re-vamping a couple of our very first climbing wall builds, at Dore Primary School in Sheffield. It's been hot work in the heatwave, but the fresh paint and clean holds make all the difference!