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Cliffhanger - Graves Park, this weekend

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The big event this weekend is 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. The event has been weel-publicised around the city and it is hoped that it will expose thousands to the fun of different outdoor pursuits, including climbing.

One of the main attractions is the British Bouldering Championships which 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.

Other features to look forward to include:

  • Alpine Beer Festival
  • German Oompah Music, Live Bands and DJ's
  • Traditional Beer Festival Games
  • Farmers / Arts & Craft Markets
  • Food and Drink Stalls, Cocktail / Cafe Bar Area
  • Kids Play Area
  • Orienteering Ultra Sprint Event - competition and open to the public.

    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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    12 Jul, 2007
    "The big event this weekend is Cliffhanger"... Surely the big event this weekend is Sharrow Festival? See you all there. xx
    12 Jul, 2007
    Is this a flood free festival?
    12 Jul, 2007
    Going both - but have to say that the Sharrow fest is bloody good!
    14 Jul, 2007
    Jude was sitting in the Alpine Beer Tent, and leaned over to me to whisper "I'm sure that's Mick Ryan on the next table. He must have seen me and he's deliberately ignoring me!" I restrained her from throwing a pint of expensive (£3) Krombacher over said gentleman, as Simon leaned over and said "Actually that's Dave Turnbull from the BMC." Almost totally true.
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