With the Easter holidays only a week away we have packed our holiday times full of sessions, the school holiday program is now available to view and book online here.
February Half Term pretty much sold out well before the holidays so we have tweaked the program to create more sessions to keep your children busy – book early to guarantee your place as we can’t the weather!! Click here to book.
Easter opening times are slightly different during the holiday times, we shall be open from 10am to everyone! With our first HighballPlay starting at 9:30am!
If you haven’t heard of our Nukids comp (maybe you have been living under a rock for the past 6 years?), then you’re in for a real sporting treat! On 3rd May we are holding our annual Nukids Masters competition. As the name suggests, it is a competition for ‘Nu-Kids’ (aka new-climbers, including adults!) who are climbing roughly font 4 up to font 6b.
We have changed to structure and timings of this competition to host the qualifier and final all within one Friday night. All of the rules and regulations are remaining the same, if you need a reminder click here to find out the rules. Registration will be open soon, keep your eyes open!
Do you want a free pizza?
If you are interested in helping us out on any of the days then we always need volunteers. Roles range from brushers, to judges, to isolation coordinator. Volunteers will get a free pizza voucher, which can be redeemed as soon as we roll out the Highball pizza oven, which is happening this Thursday! Please see reception if you’d like to put your name down, all help is very much appreciated!
At the end of March it was time for the Winter Bouldering Leagues Grand Final! Where the top 20 males and females who had entered 3 out of the 4 rounds where put onto 4 separate blocs and given 4 minutes ‘plus’ to reach the top in as little attempts as possible.
A strong final set by the inhouse legend, Guy and Tom, with Johnny Golder and Katie Fisher, the young guns, taking the top spots! Massive congrats to everyone who got through the final, those who didn’t the blocs are still up for you too play on! The full report coming soon!
At the end of March we hosted the very first UV Party at Highball, straight after our WBL Grand Final.
Lots of additional routes where put up on the wall, specifically in orange and green, for you lovely people to have go out in a completely different setting! It was awesome seeing the variety of face paints and costumes that appeared after the lights went out. The Squad Zone looked epic with all the decorations of tape, that our crew member Katie had created, giving you some funky looking independent blocs to play on.
For those of you who turned up we hope you had as much fun as we did. If you weren’t able to make it, it won’t be the last one hosted at Highball so keep your eyes peeled for the next one.
During the summer we would normally be running our Summer Bouldering League, this is no longer the case. Instead we will be running a Summer Open Comp to satisfy your competition needs.
More details will be released as we get closer to the summer.
The evenings are longer, the sun is getting hotter and the shutter door is regularly being rolled up! The start of spring means the summer menu is being rolled out!
Thursdays will be Pizza Nights from 6-9pm with a mouth watering selection of pizzas varying from meat, vegetarian and vegan options like a classic Margherita or American/HOT, to our new Roast Veg, Mythical Greek, Fiorentina, Spanish Amarda, BBQ Pulled Pork & Veggie Vietnam. All the pizzas are made onsite including the dough and sauce, and you can substitute to dairy free cheese if desired!
Weekend Brunch is back with a brand new menu! Available Saturdays between 8am-1pm and Sundays 9am-1pm, with multiple options from Baps with a choice of egg, vegan sausages and smoked back bacon. To toast with your choice of eggs, fruit or a choice of spreads. Finally our Scotch pancakes are back with 2 choices of sweet or savoury, perfect for a pre climb feed! You can also add a Americano or climbers tea for a small additional charge.
Have you noticed a change within our wrap fillings? Want to give us some feedback regarding them? Please do! Come speak to Sam or Steph to let them know what you think of the new wraps!
Our monthly Ladies Night is a great way for aspirant female climbers to have a go at climbing and bouldering. It runs on the 3rd Friday evening of each month, and will include 1\2 price Intro to Bouldering & Taster Sessions for those looking to get into climbing, and free coaching from 19:30 onwards for those looking to improve or perhaps get a taste of the roped wall.
Book online by heading here on our website or give us a call on 01603 513513
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3rd-4th – Zone 5 – Alex Fry
9th-10th – Zone 1 – Guy Copland
30th-1st – Zone 2 – TBC (Yann is in China, poached by IFSC)
*Setting subject to change, sometimes we lose our booked setters because they get called in to the big leagues like the IFSC.