3RD ROCK Spring Launch Games 8th May at the Climbing Hangar Sheffield Press Release


The first-ever* vertical fashion show combined with a modern & exciting bouldering competition with some of the best climbers in the world! *Is it the first-ever if we've already done it once?  (but no one else did? 😏)

Back by popular demand SPRING LAUNCH GAMES 2022!

The 3RD ROCK Spring Launch Games climbing festival celebrating all things climbing is taking place in Sheffield 08.05.22 in celebration of our new spring/summer collection launch. 

Beginner or advanced, this year, we are opening it up to everyone in a day-festival format with a fun bouldering comp, workshops (by Alex Puccio, Louis Parkinson and more), foods and stalls. The 'main' event will be the vertical fashion show/bouldering comp - a high-quality bouldering competition with a twist:

  • 8 athletes hand picked divided into 4 teams
  • The teams will be selected randomly, and made known to the athletes, live, on the day
  • Teams will be mixed, with one female, one male in each team
  • Each team will face 4 rounds, each round will have 2 boulder problems. They will have to decide which athlete climbs which problem, and they cannot swap!

During the event the athletes will be wearing our new collection and you will be able to see it in action and learn more about it directly from our founder and designer - Jessica Mor

Ready for your next adventure?! We have a jam packed day before the boulder comp starts full of workshops and stalls. 

Here's a flavour for what's going on on the day - all you need to do is get your tickets, book your workshops and bring strong appreciation for all things climbing and we will see you there.

Head over to the ticket selection for more details on all of our workshops!
Get your tickets here

Alex Puccio  

Join pro climbers Alex Puccio and Robin O'Leary for this special 2 hour workshop. Learn ways to find your flow, rhythm and move more efficiently. It's not always about just "getting stronger"!

In a 2 hour clinic we will break it into 4 stations:

Station 1.) How to move efficiently by using better technique. Footwork, hips, how to gain momentum to help you get to the next hold versus pulling to the next hold.  Why climbing efficiently is important!

Station 2.) All the different hold types and how to use them correctly. She will delve into the importance of our thumbs, directional force and also toe and heel hooks too.

Station 3.) Dynamic and power movement. How to get out of our comfort zones and use the power we have. They will teach the technique of how to be dynamic and efficient with it. 

Station 4.) Projecting time! You will now apply all the new skills you were taught with Alex to trying harder climbs. What is projecting exactly and how to do it. 

Louis Parkinson (Catalyst Climbing) - Dynamic Movement

Ready to take climbing to the next level? 

Louis workshop will help you level up your climbing. His explosive climbing style and limitless energy will have you reaching for the skies!

Be Fuller - Efficient Movement

"It's all about the base." Join GB Climbing Coach and 3RD ROCK Ambassador Be. Learn to climb harder for longer by pulling less and using your lower body more in Be's Coaching session.

Jamie Vardy (Apex Climbing) - Intro to Weight Training for Climbing

Intro to weight training for climbing, Jamie's practical workshop is designed for climbers who want to enhance their health, fitness and climbing through strength and conditioning.

Edward Gibson-Smith (Sheffield Climbing Clinic) - Fundamentals of Nutrition for Climbing

Deep dive into the fundamentals of Nutrition for Climbing. Ed is a Sport & Exercise Nutrition specialist and will be covering the fundamentals of efficient & healthy nutrition with climbing. 

Emma - Mental Skills Training Clinic

Time to think more deeply about your climbing, and what you can do to optimise your approach. Focus on areas including confidence, motivation, fear, self awareness, and climbing relationships.

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