September 4, 2018 3:31 pm
The Big Flash Climbing Festival 2018 will take place at Highball Climbing Centre over the weekend of 12 – 14 October. It’s a three day event focused around The Flash Championship, a world cup format bouldering competition which attracts some of the best climbers in the UK.

The total prize fund for the whole weekend exceeds £5000, with individual and team cash prizes across both The Flash Championship and Friday Night’s NuKids Comp.

As The Flash Championship now attracts such a high level of competitor, we wanted to make sure we still have something up for grabs for our regular members. So, for 2018 we are introducing a new category called ‘Highball Heroes’ which rewards the top 3 Male and Female regular Highball climbers.

This year’s event will be our 6th annual festival. It’s one of the biggest events on the UK competition calendar and to date, it has raised almost £20,000 for various charities and good causes.

To read more about The Big Flash or Register for the competitions, go to
View the Big Flash Story here:
Click here register now!

Summer Holidays! | Highball-idays

We are deep into the school break, but we still have loads of extra climbing for juniors on! Book on to our Summer Holiday sessions! Every school break, we put out a bunch of extra junior sessions to make getting the kids active in the school break nice ‘n’ easy. It’s an excellent way to spend the day, giving both you and your little ones an opportunity to have a fun day out!

To have a look at what extra sessions we’re putting on, head to our website!

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LADIES NIGHT | Highball Events

Back by popular demand, we would like to announce the return of Ladies night!

This will run on the last Friday evening of each month, and will mean 1\2 price bouldering inductions for those looking to get into climbing, and free coaching from 19:30 onwards for those looking to improve or perhaps get a taste of the roped wall.

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


Updates! | BetaCafe

We’ve bid our sad farewells to Jo and Jess, which now leaves Sam all sad and lonely in the kitchen. Lets hope he rises to the challenge! He’s a good lad with loads of good ideas, I’m sure we’re gonna love what he brings:

A new pizza menu, with reduced prices! Sams rejiggered the pizzas to make them cheaper, whilst retaining our great, handmade wood-fired quality. Niiiice.

No more weekend brunch, we’re giving the brunch a break, but there will still be plenty of snacks and cakes in the cafe!

A new menu for Autumn featuring more savoury lunch bakes!

“Build yer own toooooastie”, these are sams own words. The lovey toasties are now featuring excellent add-ons to choose from!

New sausage roll flavours, and considering the three we have already are great, this should be some kind of food-magic.

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Round 5 | SBL18

Guy, Thomas and Reece all had a brilliant time filling the DMM Comp Wall with a bunch of really awesome blocs! Round 5 was brilliant and featured the usual good nature and fun atmosphere.

Keep your eyes peeled on our website and our social media for the results coming soon.

The Summer Bouldering League 2018 is sponsored by
Troll Outdoors | Ocùn


Our New Crewpage! | Highball News

you may have seen the odd fancy black and white photo of a member of crew floating around recently. This is down to us building a shiny, lovely new crew page! We love our staff as much as we love climbing, and wanted a place for them to brag… er, express and show their appreciation of climbing.

Head here to see more and to read the bio’s our crew have put together!


GREENCARD | Youth Climbing

Bored of being escorted around the centre? Have your parents spent too much of your inheritance on coffee’s waiting for you to finish climbing?

You can earn yourself a GREENCARD giving you full access to our bouldering facilities UNSUPERVISED!

Just book onto a minimum of two GREENCARD sessions and, with a parents permission, we will sign you off to come and use our climbing facility, whenever you want, for as long as you want, unsupervised!!

GREENCARD sessions are running twice a week, every week throughout the holidays and we are doing deals on multiple GREENCARD sessions and unlimited climbs in the summer break.

Give us a call on 01603 513513 or complete this form so we can call you and get you signed off!


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.


Route Setting | News On The Bloc

12th-13th – Roped Walls – Jack Gould

12th-13th – Squad Zone + WOODY!? – Alex Fry

19th-20th – ZONE 3 – Yann Genoux & Guy Copland & Thomas Smith

27th-28thRound 6 and Grand Final of the Summer Bouldering League – Rob Napier


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