FEBRUARY BLOG | VERTICAL LIFE APP | ‘CLIMBING WITH THEO’ – BEN WEEKS

February 1, 2019 1:28 pm

Vertical Life App | Highball Launch

Vertical Life is a digital guidebook for routes and problems around the centre. Each set will be uploaded by the setter and you will be able to track and like climbs. This gives you the ability to monitor your grades and keep an up to date tick list around the centre. The Vertical Life App will be launched within February at some point, so keep an eye out this month.

We will be using Vertical Life alongside its online Scorecard which many of you may have been using anyway throughout The Big Flash, Nukids and Winter Bouldering League. This is to help eliminate excess paper use, following the trend of the cafe!

We will make it clear when we are LIVE within the app, with a run through on how to track, log and rate climbs. We’re excited about this next step for Highball so we hope you guys are too!


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Half-Term Sessions | Highball-idays

Half-term holidays are kicking off from the 15th of February. We’ve scheduled in lots of extra sessions to get your children (and you?) climbing. These sessions are already booking up! So it’s well worth getting ‘your foot in the door’ by booking now if you’re thinking about it!

It’s the perfect opportunity to get your little ones active over the holiday period! The sessions are booking super-speedily, so for more on whats available and for a full calendar to book on, head here on our website.


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Ladies Night | Highball Events

Ladies Night, its still happening! Our monthly dedicated night is still on the cards for you lovely ladies. From free coaching to reduced Bouldering Induction and Taster Session on the 3rd Friday of each month!

To guarantee a space on our ladies night sessions book online by heading here on our website or give us a call on 01603 513513.

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Hot Hot Fooooood | BetaCafe

With the temperatures still fluctuating and with our first fall of snow the other day Sam and Adam are coming up with some hot hot food. The pizzas will be making a return in a few months but for expect something different each week! Always going to be hot within these winter months. Not sure about you guys but we’re ready for some wood fired pizzas!

Expect the usuals with the cake department from Gluten Free Brownies to our Rocky Road and Fruit Flapjack! We have gluten free, vegan and vegetarian delights for you alongside our usual cakes.

Keep your eyes peeled for any changes in the menu.

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Round 3 | Winter Bouldering League

Round 3 saw another Big Flash finalist coming along to set some blocs for us! Max Ayrton provided a beautiful array of blocs, that you guys crushed on comp night!

A high scoring round for everyone, showing anyone ‘up north’ we can still pull hard down here in the ‘flatlands’. Find the full comp write up and pictures here.

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“Climbing with Theo” | A Ben Weeks Story

Our instructors often have regular 1 on 1 sessions with children and adults requiring a certain type of needs. We asked one of our instructors, Mr Weeks, to write up a little blog about his experiences with one of his regular young climbers, Theo. Take a read of this heart felt article here.

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February Comp | Nukids Competition

Our Nukids Competition takes place on the 14th December.
This social competition is aimed at those starting out in the sport, allowing them to enter a social competition where most climbers are at a similar level. To find out more info head to the Nukids information page here.

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Trip Advisor | Review us!

We’re just short of a target of 100 reviews on Trip Advisor, and have been awarded a centre of excellence! If you have 5 minutes, and feel we deserve a review, pop on there and give us a quite write-up! You’d be doing us a huge favour.


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Route Setting | News On The Bloc

5th-6th – Zone 4 Reset – Rob Napier

12th-13th – Zone 1 Reset – Guy Copland

15th – NuKids Comp – In House Set

21st-22nd – Round 4 – Tom & Guy

26th-27th – Zone 2 – TBC

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WHAT’S COMING UP IN FEBRUARY

Zone 4 Reset
Zone 1 Reset
Ladies Night
NuKids February Edition
Winter Bouldering League Round 4
Zone 2 Reset
Highball Scottish Winter Trip

WHAT’S COMING UP IN MARCH

Zone 3 Reset
Stamina Board Reset
Zone 4 Reset
Ladies Night
Rope Wall Reset
Winter Bouldering League – Grand Final!

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