Cliffhanger: Climbing, Orienteering & Beer Festival

by Mick Ryan Jun/2007
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Matt Heason
Coming up soon is Sheffield's Cliffhanger, the UK's largest outdoor outdoor-pursuits festival, covering a footprint of 90,000 square metres in Graves Park, in the South West corner of the city - Sheffield's biggest green space. The event will be taking place on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday the 15th and has been organised by Sheffield City Council and Matt Heason of Heason Events.

This event will expose thousands to the fun of different outdoor pursuits, including climbing.

One of the main events is the British Bouldering Championships. This event will see around 200 of Britain's top boulderers battle it out to decide the national champions for 2007; seniors on Saturday, juniors on Sunday and organised by the BMC

Other features to look forward to include:

  • Alpine Beer Festival
  • German Oompah Music, Live Bands & DJ's
  • Traditional Beer Festival Games
  • Farmers / Arts & Craft Markets
  • Food and Drink Stalls, Cocktail / Cafe Bar Area
  • Kids Play Area

    planetFear & South Yorkshire Orienteers have organised an orienteering Ultra Sprint. Based on a concept developed in Russia and France the races will start and finish into an intricate 'labyrinth' in full view of the commentary team and spectators. Members of the public will also be able to take part on the course, kids enter free, £2 for adults.

    Also included are:

  • Free Film & Lecture Tent (featuring Al Hinkes, Ian Parnell, Jim Curran and Adam Long)
  • Free Demonstrations (caving, kite surfing, mountain biking and more)
  • Photography Masterclass by Keith Sharples.
  • Free Open Air Market
  • Reverse Bungee & Other White Knuckle Rides
  • Free Physiotherapy
  • Free Audio Trail Downloads
  • Free Bike Maintenance (bring your bike)
  • Free Photo & Art Exhibition
  • Food, Drink & Music
  • Loads of Free Activities, including stuff for kids of all ages.
  • Free Pull Up Competition organised by CragX.

    Check out www.cliff-hanger.co.uk for more details, including a downloadable programme.

    There is a £5 entry, free for accompanied kids under 14. Free programme and free parking. 10.30 to 18.30 each day.

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