New Formats from September 2013

From September we are updating our NICAS sessions to allow us to run the full programme up to level 5.  Although these changes will not cause any issues to our normal programme you may be booked in with different groups. 

Changes from September are as follows

Level 1 will be joining the Rock Ratz groups from Monday to Friday

Level 2 and 3 will now work alone from Monday to Friday allowing more focus on these levels and improving progression through these stages. 

Level 4 will be a separate group as will Level 5 due to the complex coaching and individual needs required in these stages. 

In addition due to the popularity of sessions at the weekends are adding additional Rock Ratz sessions and removing the Rock Mice Academy.  Do not worry any Rock Mice who are ready to progress will be directed through to the 11.30 slot of Rock Ratz at the weekends where we will concentrate on the development through to the big walls.

If you need any help with these changes please contact one of the climbing team at your next session.

Coming soon

We are working on a new way for our members to communicate.  The Website will soon have a blog feature called “On the wall” which will allow members to post details such as climbing partners, outdoor excursions and travel plans for our competitions.

New to the website

Please take a look under News and Events on the home page.  We have a new Calendar feature which details the regular groups and sessions we have running from June onwards.  The dates for the Mini mice toddler sessions and the changes due to our new Urban boulder development are included on this new feature.

Urban Boulder new for 2013

Urban Boulder

The Warehouse Climbing Centre in Gloucestershire invests £50k+ expanding its existing bouldering area to create an exciting 4400 sqft ‘Urban Boulder’ facility ready for launch late summer 2013.

The Warehouse Climbing Centre’s expansion of its top-floor bouldering area represents the next phase of a long-term refurbishment plan, which has seen this vast 5-storey Victorian warehouse transformed into Gloucestershire’s most exciting indoor climbing facility with an equally impressive loyal following.

The existing Bouldering area will increase in size by over 60%, utilising adjacent storage areas in the roof space to create multi-faceted complex bouldering walls. This summer’s transformation is being managed by specialist climbing wall designers and manufacturers – Rockworks – who have worked closely with The Warehouse’s management team to maximise the space.

“We wanted to expand our bouldering area to create an inspiring environment with a considerable range of challenges. As veteran climbers ourselves, the process has been a little self-indulgent, but if our members are as excited with the end result as we expect to be, we’ll all be very happy.” says co-owner Robert Stevens.

Urban Boulder floor plan

Warehouse Manager Jeremy Chapman explains – “As a sport, bouldering is basically low-level climbing without ropes. Its popularity at indoor climbing centres like The Warehouse is growing at a fast pace, with all kinds of people using them as a more social alternative to the gym. It’s been perceived as the safest way to do what many consider to be an extreme sport, in a relatively benign environment. You get the adrenalin rush, without the risk!”

Launching as ‘Urban Boulder at The Warehouse’ members young and old, veteran and novice will be able to take to the walls by early September this year.