NOVEMBER BLOG | BRIT ROCK TOUR 2018 | WINTER TRIP 2019

November 1, 2018 4:17 pm

Brit Rock Tour 2018 | Highball Events

First thing this month we are hosting a Norfolk Premier of 2018s Brit Rock Tour. This tour is showcasing some of the best UK vertical film producers with their adventures all over the world!

Running at approximately 90 mins total, with 6 independent films all showing a different aspect to climbing. Including Hazel Findlay in North Wales hitting some classics rope free, as well as the story behind the youngest UK climber, William Bosi, to climb 9a and on a test piece as bold as ‘Rainshadow’.

Alongside the Film we are offering something a little different to our wood-fired pizzas (shock and horror, I know!), some homemade burgers! With both meat and vegetarian options available these come as a add on for the film. These need to be pre-ordered through the online booking process or on the phone. V12 members can receive a free ticket if they decide to have the burger meal during the showing.

The film will start at 8pm and centre will CLOSE EARLY for climbing from approx 7:45pm to allow us to prepare for the film showing.

Find the info, ticket and trailer link HERE.

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Scottish Winter Trip 2019 | Highball Trips

The 2019 Highball Scottish Winter Trip will take place from 23 February to 3 March 2019 and our fingers are crossed for another great week of weather!

The week is coordinated by Highball (and our members) with the aim of bringing Norfolk based winter climbers and mountaineers together to enjoy a week away, buddy up on routes, share knowledge and experience, and get loads of stuff done.

As in previous years we’ve teamed up with Matt Stygall Guiding to offer guided climbing days/experiences and this year we’ve also linking in with Vertical Ascent to offer a Winter Skills Course for those new to winter mountaineering.

Interested? Read more or get in touch.


 

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Lights Out | Highball Events

Now the nights are creeping in earlier and earlier we thought it’s about time we announced our first ‘Lights out Night’. These nights are going to be coming back to with a flash, with the first one taking place on the 23rd November!

We run our ‘Lights Out’ from 8:30pm until close, on the selected dates, there isn’t any climbing after this time WITHOUT a head torch. We have a very LIMITED supply of head torches so please please please, if you can, bring your own as we always run out!

Lights Out Dates are:

Friday 23rd November
Friday 11th Jan
February Half Term – Date TBC


 

 
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Ladies Night | Highball Events

We’re now an official supporter of Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign and we’re proud to link our ever popular Ladies Night with this fantastic campaign. Ladies nights continue on the third friday of the month. Sessions always fill up quickly, so it’s worth booking your space as soon as you want!

We offer discounted bouldering inductions and taster sessions during our ladies nights! If you do decide to come and take part within a Bouldering Induction we also offer free coaching from 19:30, giving new climbers the opportunity to learn specific techniques or, for the more experienced climber, refine certain skills.

Book online by heading here on our website or give us a call on 01603 513513.


 
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Culinary Changes | BetaCafe

With temperatures starting to drop, we will be bringing our Pizzas Nights to a halt over the winter to stop our Kitchen Captain Sam from freezing outside!

With Adam’s guidance, Sam is planning some nice hot food nights with something slightly different each week, with ideas like our vegan chilli making the list!

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Winter Bouldering League 2018/19

The Winter Bouldering League kicks off at the end of the month with a slightly changed format. It will run over 4 rounds, with the Grand Final taking place a month later longside a UV party!

The first round (Friday 30th November) will be set by The Big Flash 2018 Champion, Dave Barrans! It’s always a pleasure to have this beautiful man setting for us, especially with comp problems as the focus, so expect some wicked blocs from himself!

We are slightly adjusting our bouldering league formats, regarding the amount of rounds, timing of the grand final and use of the vertical life scorecard.

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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

30th-31st Oct – ZONE 2 RESET – Tom and Guy

12th-13th – HIGHTANIC – JACK GOULD

12th-13th – ZONE 3 RESET – ROB NAPIER

12th-13th – STAMINA BOARD – ROB NAPIER

29th-30th – WBL ROUND 1 – DAVE BARRANS

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