/ La Sportiva Party at the Castle: 24th Nov

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Lyon Equipment - on 31 Oct 2012
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La Sportiva Party at the Castle Climbing Centre: 24th November 2012

Following the success of previous years, the “La Sportiva Climbing Party” is back for the fifth year running this November! Four exciting climbing events in some of Europe’s most important climbing walls: Big Wall in Moscow, Mountain Network in Amsterdam and Dordrecht and The Castle Climbing Centre in London!

In November climbing enthusiasts and fans of the La Sportiva brand will be able to meet La Sportiva athletes, compete in serious and fun contests with fabulous prizes to be won, test drive the latest climbing shoes including the new FUTURA with NO-EDGE technology, Speedster, Miura VS Woman and Python models, and have fun with live music and food!

Lyon and La Sportiva team members will be attending to help with competitions, give lectures and to offer tips and techniques. We're pleased to confirm the following will be attending:

Neil Gresham : Highly rated coach, dws, rock and ice.
Angela Eiter : The world cup lead climbing queen
Jakob Schubert : Austrian competition climber with several 8c+ routes to his name
Other Lyon / La Sportiva team climbers tbc.

La Sportiva Futura and Rock Shoe Demo's Throughout The Day

We will be demoing a full range of sizes of the new No-Edge concept Futura climbing shoes and also a range of other La Sportiva shoes for you to try.

Competitions And Prizes

La Sportiva are bringing along lots of goodies to give away throughout the day! Everything from T-shirts & stickers to brand new climbing shoes! Enter one of the comps to increase your chances of walking away with some swag

Masterclasses And Lectures

A wide range of masterclasses and lectures including Neil Gresham discussing climbing technique, these will be available for you to register for throughout the day. The full masterclass and lecture schedule is still to be confirmed so watch this space!

La Sportiva Party Timings: 24th November 2012

Event Start Time – 11am

11.00am – 3.00pm Juniors open bouldering
12.00pm – 4.00pm Adult open bouldering
11.00am – 4.00pm Fun comps and activities to include:
Top rope challenge x3 (5+, 6b, 7a), Speed competition, Rodeo Clip,
Slack line, Juggling, Indo board
1.00pm – 3.00pm Masterclasses
3.30pm Junior podium
4.15pm Speed final
5.00pm – 6.00pm Adult bouldering final
6.00pm – 7.00pm Food
6.00pm Adult podium
7.00pm – 9.00pm Lectures
9.00pm onwards Party!


Finger buffet food available between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. Pizza oven in operation through the day. The Café will also be open all day.

Entry Fee

Spectators/parents not climbing can come into the centre free of charge. Lectures and the after-party are also free, the entry fee for comps will be £5 for Castle members and juniors and £10.00 for everyone else. Registration will be available at a special area on the day.

We'll be releasing more info on lectures, team members and competition prizes as the date draws closer. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page and website for updates.

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