NuKids – February 2018

February 12, 2018 11:35 am


The Atmosphere

This round of NuKids was the first to feature the Squad Zone! Thomas and Guy had a whale of a time setting blocs up on the new walls, and went a bit wild with the problems. The rest of the staff had a set too, and in total 30 blocs in the grade Font 3 to 6b (with a couple of sandbags thrown in – can you guess which ones?) were set, ready for the competition.

Highball was bustling with boulderers ready and filled with eagerness to get on the orange holds and give all they had!


Alex Slaughter showing the difficult high-leg in the cave


Attacking The Blocs

With the use of the Squad Zone and the DMM Comp Wall, the blocs were a lot more spread out this round. There were a bucket load of interesting blocs set, from the tough high-footed climb in the cave, to the side-ways dyno on the Squad Zone wall.

A fast favourite was the half-moon bloc on the far left of the Squad Zone, evoking a lot of bat-hangs from competitors in fits of levity.


Wrap Up For Round 4

As is usual with a bouldering competition, the atmosphere was great, with loads of friendly banter and fun being had around Highball. The competitors were a great sport (thats right, I mean it you lot!), and the bouldering was on point.

The Play Your Cards right was won on this round of NuKids! So, in the next round (in 2 months), the jackpot will be rolled back to £25.


February 2018 NuKids Results – PROVISIONAL

Senior Female
1st – Anna Hartley
2nd – Emma Pestell
3rd – Kate Colingridge
Senior Male
1st – Ollie Watlns
2nd – Adam Monahan
3rd – Josh Holms
1st – Joe Martin
2nd – Seb Duncan
3rd – Tim Reed


Youth A Female
Youth A Male
1st – Conall Moffat
Youth B Male
1st – Finn Duncan
2nd – Jack Barrett-Kelly
3rd – Stan Reed


Youth B Female
1st – Hannah Brown
2nd – Beth Barnard
3rd – Lydia Benjamin
Youth C Male
1st – Jack Babey
Youth C Female
1st – Lottie Bruce
2nd – Gina Parr
3rd – Charlotte Bowden

Full table of scores COMING SOON


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