May 14, 2018 4:55 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.


NNF18 | Highball Events

For Norfolk & Norwich Festival, we at Highball are giving you the opportunity to try out climbing with your family and friends at half price!

Use code NNF18 when booking group taster sessions online to come take part with us!

These taster sessions are great fun for friends and family alike, so come give them a go and have a great time!

It’s National Doughnut Week this week, come and celebrate at the BetaCafe! Meringues are also on offer this week only.

Pizza nights are on Wednesday and Thursday from 18:00.

THE LITTLE FLASH menu will be released on Friday, we will have a lot on offer for you!

Tropical Delight will be back in stock on Wednesday.

Vegan vanilla milkshakes will also be available from Wednesday.

Don’t forget we do Brunch from 10:00-17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. The menu now features the Highball Breakfast, with a veggie and vegan option available!

HB BetaCafe

Zone 3 | News on the Bloc

Ben West is in tomorrow setting Zone 3! This strong fella, he felt strong.

We’re looking forward to seeing his excellent problem building skills on Zone 3, we hope you are too!


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!



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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