To celebrate our 6th birthday and of course the xmas festivities, it's Member's Day this Friday. All pay-as-you-go members will get free entry on us, and there will be tasty treats baked on the half hour for everybody to enjoy.
We've also got a licence for the day so will be serving fine beer, lager and cider too.
So come down and enjoy the festive spirit as part of your Friday training routine.
Thanks to everyone who came along on Saturday for the Flash comp. We had great fun setting the problems and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Southwestern raiders Ellis and Charlotte took home the top spot in the Flash and in the head to head, with impressive displays of climbing prowess.
The Top Placings were:
Male 1 Ellis Butler-Barker 2 Jonny Kydd 3 Luke Hutchinson
Female 1 Charlotte Warner 2 Rosea Day 3 Emily Fell
Vet male 1 Rockmaster Jak 2 Baz Durston 3 Dan Savoury
Vet Female 1 Kate Cumberlidge 2 Fiona Thompson
Youth Male 1 Seamus Favelle 2 Sam Lever
Youth Female 1 Alisha Garside 2 Gwyneth Uttley 3 Emily Chadfield
Junior Male 1 Finley Wood 2= Zak Whitecliff, Louis Theobald, Owen Uttley
Tom Glendinning took some great shots of the comp and you might spot yourself if you take a look at the gallery. Images can be ordered very reasonably and would make great presents.
We need to say a massive thanks as always to Ellis Brigham. They sponsor our comps and provide great gear with a fantastic and knowledgable service. Please support them too.
Neil Gresham's full year training plan for Rock and Ice magazine is now online in 8 parts:
We'd like to say a big thanks to all the uni students who entered the inaugural Bristol & SW Area Student Bouldering Championships, and created such a good atmosphere on Saturday night.
This years champions are Jonny Kydd and Rhoslyn Fruignet, who both took away a decent wad of cash. All the more impressive was that it was the 2nd comp of the day for them both, and the rest of the Exeter team, who drove to London for the LUBE comp and then back Bristol for their second event before finishing a very long day winding their way back down the M5.
Big thanks also to the Birmingham crew who gave a very good account of themselves. Hopefully Bristol and Bath students will have a better representation next time round...
1 Jonny Kydd
2 Eduardas Jeriomenro
3 Jack Popplewell
Tom Glendinning was on hand to take plenty of great action shots and these are now up on his website.