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. The 12 Flash Finalists will share almost £4000 between them, with the champions walking away with a sweet £500 each.
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.
Highball continues to organise and host the festival ‘for free’, choosing to use the event as a way to raise money for good causes. This year 100% of all money received for competition registration, climbing activities, and all other donations will be put into our ‘Big Flash Fund’.
This year we are proud to use this fund to support Climbers Against Cancer and the fantastic new organisation, C/A/S/M (Climb Alongside Suicide & Mental Health).
To read more about The Big Flash or Register for the competitions, go to thebigflash.co.uk
View The Big Flash Story here: thebigflash.co.uk/story/