September Blog Post! Leahs View From The Crew / Huge Trad Discounts / General Awesome News

September 1, 2017 12:00 pm
Day one of Autumn! Summer is sadly over, and the season of leaves begins! But don’t be glum! The cooler weather means we can now boulder with impunity, without the stresses of heat based exhaustion! In fact some say autumn is the best time for bouldering (not just me, I swear). So, this month with school starting again and university opening its doors for the students once more, lets see what we have coming up!

Trad hard or go home!

This month we are bigging up the trad-climbing scene, and to do this we are offering 20% off on hardware and harnesses! Head into the shop in our centre to witness these excellent discounts!!!

Hardware at excellent discounts!


Roped Walls, Inhouse, 6th
Zone 3, Yann Genoux, 13th-14th
Zone 4, Jason Pickles, 20th-21st
Comp Wall, Dave Barrans, 28th-29th




4th of september is ladies night! Thats right, the feelings right, and its Ladies night! We have many offers on to promote getting more of a mix of genders on the wall! For example, Bouldering inductions are £5 rather than the regular £20, and coaching is completely FREE!
If this interests you, please head on down to our website HERE and get booking!


THE BIG FLASH 2017 is, as ever, getting closer and closer! Are you excited? We definitely are. To try to be ahead of the game (and to be able to have a proper training session with judges before the event itself) we would like anybody that would like to help with volunteering to let us know as soon as possible.
Everybody that volunteers will receive a BIG FLASH 2017 t-shirt (possibly personalised) and a meal from the cafe on a training get together night before the event.

We will be looking for the following:
Semi Final (Sunday Morning)

7x brushers
9x judges
1x Timer
1x Isolation coordinator
1x Scorer
1x Runner

Final (Sunday Afternoon)

1x Isolation coordinator
2x Judges
4x Brushers
1x Scorer
1x Runner

If you would be interested please email us at or speak to a member of the team



PIZZA’S FROM AROUND THE WORLD! This month we have decided to explore the world of pizza, along with all the regular pizza’s, this month’s specials are below!

Thursday 7th September
Neapolitan, Italy

Thursday 14th September
Manakish, Lebanon

Thursday 21st September
Paneer and Pepper Naanza, India

Thursday 28th-30th September
We’re doing 3 days in Turkey, coinciding with the end of the Summer Bouldering League!


Many of you will know me, I’ve probably taught you, served you, smiled at you, talked to you or taught your children. I have been climbing for 6 years, mostly indoor but do like to get out and trad climb sorry boulderers I hate bouldering outdoors as it scares the pants off me. Generally for me I am happy doing stuff, I like to be outdoors whether that’s climbing, biking, walking, kayaking or anything else that gets me in the sunshine!

I knew about Highball before it had even opened, heard through the grapevine that someone was opening a bouldering centre in Norwich and it was exciting mainly because we didn’t have much choice in our walls. Highball opened, I climbed there, I helped out and after a year and a half I decided I wanted to be part of Highball, I’ve been here since February 2014 and seen it through so many changes from building work to staff. I am one of few ladies that works here and there hasn’t been many of us that have instructed or coached here. Highball took me from a newly qualified indoor instructor through to the coach I am now with various qualifications and courses along the way. I’ve been through 3 Big Flashes and even the HESF (the Big Flash before it was the Big Flash). I love the fact that Highball has come a long way in the short time it has been open, the Big Flash is getting bigger and better every year, the Winter/Summer Leagues busier, the NuKids has been blown out of the water in terms of how big it’s getting now. I’m a big part of the Junior Coaching as many of you know and I am basically part of the Highball walls and furniture.

Some of you will know that I have made the decision to leave, I wanted to take this time to thank you all for being so lovely, taken the time to talk to me, supported me or mocked me (in jest). I hopefully will keep my eye in with teaching and hopefully will find some time to climb again so you haven’t got rid of me just yet.





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