The Climbing Works International Festival is:
The ONLY international bouldering event in the UK in 2009.
The ONLY bouldering event where you can try a circuit of 30 problems ranging from easy to desperate alongside international and national champions
The ONLY bouldering event that gives you just about everything for free:
free stand up routine from Niall Grimes
free scorecard for the competition, just pay your normal entry fee to The Climbing Works
The ONLY bouldering event in the UK this year with over £4299.99 of prize money
The ONLY bouldering comp in the UK that gives Gaz Parry his entire winnings in 1p & 2p's (although other may copy this idea)
The ONLY bouldering event that has a prize for the best hairstyle & 'best' dressed team
The ONLY bouldering event to be route-set by Jacky Godoffe (his other job this year is the World Championships)
For starters it's like a normal bouldering league with a circuit of 30 problems ranging from pretty easy to the living end. The top 16 scores from the initial circuit then go through to the semi final (starting at 1530) when the real competition begins. The finals will be at 1930 following a FREE barbeque and a FREE stand up routine from the one and only Niall Grimes.
And how much does it cost to enter the CWIF. Well not much, in fact only your normal entry fee to The Climbing Works. There is no official entry fee for Teams but we do suggest that each Team contributes £5 to the Edale Mountain Rescue Team.
There is a total of £4300 in prize money which includes a £500 prize for the best Team – the Team competition is based on the scores from the qualification circuit. Teams must have 4 climbers and be mixed. There will be special prizes for the 'Best Dressed Team' (NB best is a very subjective word), the best Vets Team (Vets = over 40) and the best quiff at the CWIF.
So far we have got some pretty big names coming to the CWIF including the current European Champion, Monsieur Jerome Meyer, and the whole Dutch Team as well as a certain Mr Andrew Earl coming out of retirement just so he can get his hands on our lovely lolly. We are still waiting for confirmation from a few other superstars.
So come on down and have a go at the CWIF, the qualification circuit is open to everyone and we would love to see people of abilities have a go and enjoy the day. Stay on afterwards to watch Grimer and enjoy the free BBQ, all ready for the hardcore finals in the evening. The Works will be opening especially early for the CWIF.
Registration and warm-up starts at 0800 and the qualification round starts at 0900. End time for qualifying for the semi's and team overall prize is 1400.You can still climb the circuit for the rest of the day and hand in your scorecard for the chance to win the 'best dressed team' and the chance to win raffle prizes.
See http://www.climbingworks.com/events/CWIF09/ for full details.
The CWIF'09 is supported by Holdz, 5 Finger Thing, The Clinic and Metolius.
For further information contact Graeme Alderson at The Climbing Works.