Highball Weekly Update #12

December 11, 2017 10:30 am

NuKids | Highball Competitions

Nukids is our bi-monthly competition suitable for climbers of all age and abilities. We’re well into December now, so get into the festive spirit and come along with your friends and family. Nukids is a popular competition in which the competitors are given a card to score themselves and/or their friends, giving the event a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

If you are just getting into bouldering then this is the comp for you, with problems starting at a friendly font grade 4 and progressing to about a grade 6a/6b. To allow for a fair game we set a Top Gun score, which varies for each round, so the more seasoned climbers can take part without stealing the glory.

This tends to attract a stream of climbers hoping to achieve the elusive Top Gun score…and a nice little ego boost! The next NuKids will be on the 15th December, spectators are welcome! Only £2 entry, which automatically enters you into the raffle, including the chance to win a cash prize in our favourite comp-night game, Play Your Cards Right!

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5 & 10 Climb Passes | Whats On

Our bulk buy passes are now available online! Save time and climb more by purchasing your 5 & 10 climb passes on our website, it is quick and easy to do.

If it is your first bulk buy pass you will need to pop by our Highball reception next time you’re in, as we will need to set up your profile, after which you’ll be good to go! If you are simply topping up your card then we will add your climbs to your existing profile and you can scan in as normal.

Did you know, during our winter hours Highball opens from 12pm Tuesday-Friday, but if you hold a V12 or 5/10 climb pass then you can climb from 10am? That’s an extra 8 hours per week!


Christmas Ideas | Highball Shop

Christmas is just around the corner, and that means that soon Santa will be abseiling down that chimney!

But not before he mades a stop down at Highball for a peanut butter square and a coffee, before looking through our children’s range to get the kids that new pair of Scarpa climbing shoes to crush their projects.

We’re also stocking hoodies and trousers from Moon and DMM, to look hip and keep warm in these colder months, so make sure Santa stops by before he embarks on his annual journey.



We Stock prAna! | Highball Christmas

Never heard of prAna? Well, keep reading for a knowledgeable treat… prAna is a clothing brand with strong environmental and animal welfare ethics. They use organic cotton, recycled wool, recycled polyester, and hemp in their garments.

Most people aren’t aware that conventionally grown cotton actually consumes approximately 25% of the insecticides, and more than 10% of the pesticides used in the world! Organic production systems, on the other hand, replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.

prAna are part of the Sustainable Clothing Movement (SCM) and are working with Responsible Down Standard (RDS). The RDS certifies lifelong humane treatment of waterfowl, with no live plucking or force feeding during the production of down products.

Not only are they committed to this cause, but their clothes are functional and ideal for climbing. So, when you’re next in the Highball shop consider purchasing something from our prAna range, with the knowledge that your money is going to help support everything they stand for!


Weekly Specials | Beta Cafe

This week the Betacafe is bringing you 3 food nights!
Wednesday evening Jess is doing dirty fries, you can add as many toppings as you want! If we have it, we can put it on them!
On Thursday, Josh is bringing you his Jalfrezi from 18:00-21:00!
Friday night, Jo is in for NuKids! Now it’s colder there is nothing better than Sausage and Mash with onion gravy! Veggie versions are available. Bacon baps + fries will also be on offer.

Introducing the Family Meal: 4 bacon or egg baps with fries for £15!

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Crack School | WIDE BOYZ @ Highball

We have the Wide Boyz Crack School at Highball in the new year…11th February to be exact! Learn a different and unique style of climbing from Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, the best in the business.

They’ll teach you how to make a pair of crack gloves and put into practice a whole range of jamming techniques. This highly recommended course is booking up fast and with less than 10 spaces remaining make sure you don’t miss out.

It will be a great Christmas present for any keen climber who likes a challenge. Only £30 plus there will be freebies! What’s not to love? Head here to book!


Christmas Bundles | Highball Shop

This festive season we will be offering you great ‘Build Your Own’ bundle offers.

Buy one of each of the following and get 10% OFF your bundle:

Chalk bag or bucket
Roll of Tape
Climb On product

Add a pair of shoes and boot bananas and the discount becomes 20% OFF

Add a bouldering pad onto that and get 25% OFF!

Buying one of these bundles could save you over £130 to spend on yourself this Christmas, so make sure you take advantage of these great deals.


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