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.
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.
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 :-)
A wide range of masterclasses and lectures including Neil Gresham with a masterclass session on how to use fingerboards and campus boards and an evening talk on all-round rock, ice and deep water soloing from the UK and around the globe, including his latest Pembroke route Olympiad, 8b, Britain's hardest DWS. The full masterclass and lecture schedule is still to be confirmed so watch this space!
Event Start Time – 11am 24th November 2012
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.
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.