May 7, 2018 2:09 pm


The Little Flash, coined as one of the biggest Youth competitions in the UK, is HERE!

It’s fun, challenging and exciting; a great opportunity for young climbers to experience a large scale competition with qualification, isolation, a timed final, and judging, all in front of a big, supportive crowd!

The Little Flash is an ‘open event’ which means there’s no minimum requirement* and junior climbers can enter from across the country; it’s not limited to local, regular Highball climbers.

*This is a Youth Climbing COMPETITION and all entrants will be expected to have appropriate previous climbing experience i.e. entrants should be climbing regularly at Highball or other Climbing Centres (e.g. part of clubs, teams, NICAS, NIBAS etc..).

All entrants will need to complete the standard centre registration process and may also need to be supervised when climbing by an appropriate adult. If your child is not a regular climber at Highball or any other climbing centre, please give us a call to discuss whether the competition is suitable.

Registration IS NOW OPEN! Head here to sign up.


Pizza And Doughnuts | Beta Cafe

This week in the BetaCafe pizzas will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 18:00 onwards, we will be keeping the make your own pizzas all season.
If there is a topping that you want to see on the menu, let us know, and if it gets enough people behind it then we will be puttin’ it on the menu!

Next week is national doughnut week, there will be cinnamon sugar, icing sugar, sprinkles all ready for you to come and taste!

Otherwise, the regular extra tasty treats are available all week.

HB BetaCafe

Hightanic | News on the Bloc

JASON PICKLESSSSSS! The brilliant J.Pickles is in on Wednesday setting all the Routes on the walls that have the ropes! What are they!??!

If you’ve wanted to get on climbing with ropes for a while but haven’t known where to start, we do lessons and inductions, just head here!


BoulderBag BONANZA | Highball Shop

Tis the season where the sun now occasionally pops up and those ‘puddle hands’ appear while climbing! To help contain that sweat we’re offering a free bag of Snap chalk when a Krieg chalk bag, bucket or kids chalk bag is purchased this May.

Our Snap chalk is packaged with eco-friendly materials, meaning you can recycle the paper keeping the environment ever so slightly happier. Krieg produce some awesome and unique chalk bags that we think you guys will love, no more getting confused whose bag is whose: keep yours unique and keep it yours!

So if you’ve been thinking of trading up from your drab bag, or maybe you haven’t even got one yet, or know someone without, now is the time to buy!


Scoring Changes | Highball Comps

A thing of note: For the Summer Bouldering League we are trialling a new ‘series ranking system’. The score sheets will remain the same, but the top 30 male and female competitors will be awarded points in line with their overall position on the night. These points will be used for the overall series rankings to identify who qualifies for the Grand Final.

If you come 1st, 2nd or 3rd on the night, you will be awarded 500, 400 and 330 ‘series points’ respectively; 4th to 6th will get 270, 220 and 180 points. Points continue to be awarded down to 30th position.

Why the change?
The main aim of the trial is to try and overcome some of the variance between comp sets. For example, previously you could have scored less if the comp set was ‘hard’, whereas now, you’ll receive the same points for finishing, say 5th, on an easy set or a harder set..

Its actually hard to explain in written form, so if you don’t understand, ask a member of the crew!


25% OFF Bouldering Pads! | Highball Shop

Ever considered outdoor bouldering? Now is the time of year to start planning trips to the Peak District and Fontainebleau (if you’re feeling fancy)! The single necessary item to take with you, after climbing shoes, is a Bouldering Pad. They may look cool, but they’re also important for keeping you safe when (not ‘if’) you fall off those problems.

We’re going to give you a spicy offer right now: If you’ve hired a Bouldering Pad with us in the last 12 months then we will give you a whopping 25% OFF buying a brand new Pad from us!



Boot Bananas | Highball Special

Had enough of those funky smelling climbing shoes filling your nostrils after a heavy session? Well now’s the time to stop that smell and get that edge back on a shiny new pair of shoes!

Whenever you get a new pair of Climbing Shoes here at Highball, you can get 15% off a pair of Boot Bananas to keep their nice fresh smell as long as possible! Especially useful in the upcoming hot days!


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