MAY 2017 BLOG

April 27, 2017 11:28 am

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Spring may be here but luckily the temperatures have remained friction friendly and lower than average. This is good for climbing. It means the holds have more friction – as long as they’re getting brushed – the rubber works better and we’re all able to climb without developing sweat patches – at least most of us anyway. Hire shoes are also being returned dry; this is another indication of cooler temperatures.

We’re in a transitional phase between old route setting and zonal, and we’re also starting to plan for the the bigger events later this year; The Little Flash, The Big Flash, Summer and Winter Bouldering Leagues and making sure we’ve booked all the route setters in well in advance.

May the force be with you…

 

WE’RE NOW ON TripAdvisor!

TripAdvisor has become the ‘go to’ website for reviews. It helps people make decisions on whether to go somewhere, do something, or stay somewhere. Having been open for nearly 5 years, we’re a little behind on where we want to be and, with the summer holidays not far away, it would be great to have some more reviews to help encourage people visiting the area come and give us a visit too.

If you can spare just a few minutes to write us an honest review, we’d really appreciate it? What’s in it for you? Well put it this way, the more visitors we get over the summer, the more Thomas has a case for asking Mike for a bigger budget for new holds and volumes for the new zonal setting!! And, let’s face it, we can all get psyched for that!

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186342-d12096208-Reviews-Highball_Climbing_Norwich-Norwich_Norfolk_East_Anglia_England.html

 

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

We’re open 10:00 > 18:00 😉

 

SUMMER OPENING HOURS

From May 2 we’ll be open from 10:00am Tuesday to Friday until the end of August. Depending on your feedback we may extend this to September and event October. Let us know what you think….

 

SHOP OFFERS FOR MAY

This month we will be offering you lucky people a 20% discount on all DMM climbing hardware, so if you’re looking to update that tired trad rack ,or looking to get your first rack under way, or maybe like so many of us you just want some new shiny things, then now is the time to get it. Whether it’s Dragon cams, slings, carabiners or a harness it’s all on offer. See behind reception for what we have in stock. We will also be offering 20% off all climbing bags so you have something to put your shoes and chalk bag in, so they don’t end up in our lost property!

 

ZONAL SETTING

Our journey to Zonal Setting has begun. Zone 1 (Rab slab and E9 wall) was reset last week by Jason Pickles and so far the feedback has been very good to excellent. The zone now has some additional volumes on the walls which helps break up the otherwise blank faces and will hopefully give you some new and interesting challenges. We have a store of volumes ready for the changes to zones 2 to 4.

To read the full news release on Zonal Setting  – see here.

 

JUNIOR CLIMBING – HIGHBALLPLAY & CLUBSESSIONS

We’ve made a little tweak to our booking calendar to create more capacity for young climbers after school via our revamped Highball Play and Club Climbing Sessions. Both these sessions are pay as you go with no commitment and are great for introducing young children to climbing or, in the case of club sessions, begin to introduce some coaching in a fun relaxed environment. More Info

 

ADULT CLIMBING – MORE INDUCTIONS, TASTERS AND COURSES

After adding another instructor – Ben Weeks – to our coaching team, we’re now able to offer more inductions and taster sessions at the weekend. Check out the Adult Courses page for up to date availability!

 

CAFE

Adam is currently working with Jo and Josh to revise the menus ready for the summer. You can expect some new nutritional recovery snacks to end your session with protein and carbs, plus some new sandwiches and a nice weekend brunch menu. We’ll also be launching a new cafe webpage to tell you all about it.

 

WHITSUN HALF TERM – BOOKINGS AVAILABLE

Our Whitsun School Holiday Program is now available to book online. We’ll be open from 10:00am throughout the holidays You can find out more or book http://highballclimbingnorwich.com/junior/summer-holiday-session/

 

Why not book your child on for an hour and then enjoy a climb yourself while you’re here.

 

NUKIDS MASTERS

Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who took part and also to all the volunteers and crew who helped to make the final run so smoothly. Once again, the Nukids Masters proved to be a huge draw with over 150 entries over the 2 sessions. The final itself was amazing, and the setting from Rob Napier and Jack Gould were fantastic if however maybe a little hard for the men. A full report can be found on this link: http://highballclimbingnorwich.com/blog/nukids-masters-2017-comp-report/

 

SUMMER BOULDERING LEAGUE

The Summer Bouldering League will kick off at the end of May and will feature 5 rounds through to September. We will, once again, bring the series to an end with a grand final and your best 3 results will be counted towards your overall qualification score: Dates and Route Setting info is below, with a full email going out in a couple of weeks!

R1: 26/5 Jason Pickles

R2: 30/6 Ben West

R3: 28/7 Yann Genoux

R4: Rob Napier

R5: 29/09 Dave Barrans

 

ROUTE SETTING

We will be refreshing the Greds and Greens in Zones 3 and 4 over the next week or so as these have been up for quite some time. The Blue Circuit (Winter League R4) will also be stripped and washed this week ready to be put into the zones. By the end of May, all areas – apart from the cave – will have had a full reset. Here’s the lowdown.

  • Zone 2: 10/11 May set by Matt ‘Dark Horse’ Birch
  • Zone 3: 17/18 May set by Mr Pickles
  • DMM COMP WALL: 25/26 May – R1 set by Mr Pickles  

 

VIEW FROM THE CREW – SPECIAL

This month’s View from the Crew comes from the boss and is a blog on his recent appearance in the Final of the NuKids Masters! READ HERE

 

WHAT’S COMING UP IN MAY

  • LADIES NIGHT
  • MORE ZONES GETTING A MAKEOVER
  • R1 SUMMER LEAGUE

 

WHAT’S COMING UP IN JUNE

 

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