The Rab CWIF takes place on the 12-13th March 2016 with registration for climbing opening on Monday 1st February at Noon.
Returning for its 10th year, the CWIF has a bigger & better weekend lineup than ever before. If you want to compete, get ready to register from Noon on Monday 1st February at www.thecwif.com
The Rab CWIF: 12-13th March 2016. As it is our tenth anniversary of the #cwif, this year we are planning to make it bigger and better than ever! Registration opens noon next Monday 1st Feb so head over to the Climbing Works website to register as places fill up fast. Stay tuned to our social channels for more announcements of who we have coming over and what plans we have up our sleeve... #bouldering #climbing #training #winning #psyched @rab.equipment @berghausofficial @scarpa_uk @beta_climbing @teambmc @dmm_wales @climbersagainstcancer
In 2015 all 350 places filled within 30 hours, so for the 10th year The Rab CWIF has gone bigger and will offer 450 places to those who want to be part of a truly unique competition. You can read more about the changes to the qualifiers (summary: more music, more sessions and more fancy dress) at The CWIF page on The Climbing Works website here.
2016 sees the introduction of new features with a large sponsor area and links with the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) (link which also takes place over that weekend.
Watch the pre-trailer posted above on The Climbing Works Instagram and see the history of The CWIF in the photos below.
Café Kraft offered a special prize for 2 lucky winners of a special Kraft Works United competition – travel, accommodation and training for The Rab CWIF. As you can see the training hasn’t gone well….
The CWIF has always been a proud supporter of CAC and in 2015 we got John a very special costume. We won’t have John this year but we’ll be supporting CAC throughout the weekend with lots going on around this amazing charity
Alex Megos shows he’s not only about finger strength as he shows some serious flexibility while on his way to winning The CWIF 2015.
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk battles with the weird and wonderful problems in the Final of The CWIF 2013 under the watching eyes of many cameramen. The CWIF is webcast on www.thecwif.com and in 2016 it will be providing coverage which is rarely seen in climbing competitions.
The CWIF is much more than just a simple competition, it is the only UK international bouldering event where amateur and professional climbers have the opportunity to compete side by side – even if the amateurs are in fancy dress!
The CWIF has always attracted international competitors and in 2016 we’ll have a selection of climbers that are regulars on the international scene…and some that aren’t. Here Slovenian Jernej Kruder crushes problem 1 on his way to become champion at The CWIF 2011
The CWIF has always had the best of British take part and in 2016 we once again will be attracting not only the best of British but climbers from every part of the U.K. We get competitors travelling from the north of Scotland and the furthest parts of Cornwall. We are always humbled by this dedication and it makes us want to put on the best CWIF we can.
All the way back to the start and Katy Whittaker is seen here at the very first CWIF (formerly CWIM) in 2007. The CWIF has grown and expanded and 2016 will be undoubtedly be the best yet.
The Rab CWIF couldn’t happen without the support of our sponsors:
Rab, Scarpa, Berghaus, DMM, The BMC , Axis, Lapis, Bleaustone, Blocz, X-Cult
UKC are the official media partner of The Rab CWIF.
Watch The CWIF 2015 highlights below:
Sheffield – The Outdoor City
The Rab CWIF and ShAFF (11-13th March) are proud to be involved in The Sheffield Outdoor City initiative. Over the weekend of 11-13th March Sheffield visitors and residents will be able to be part of a World Class competition climbing event, watch the most exciting adventure films and go explore what Sheffield has to offer as The Outdoor City - www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk