Half Term Holidays
** BoulderWorld Winter League 2017/2018 Over All Results (3 highest scoring rounds counted) **
Thats it all over for another year 😔
BUT … What a time we have had … it started right back in September with some scary slab problems 😱
Moved onto October and seemingly some of the hardest greens and yellows that have ever been set 🤔
November saw the ever famous ‘lightning bolt’ wall providing some serious entertainment and some seriously tricky reds 😜
December came and we moved onto the ‘stepped roof’ section and the ultimate ‘mono’ slab at number 28 😫
Then came January and the one day final and the chance for double points!!
It seemed only right to give the ‘Competition Wall’ the privilege of hosting this event … and we can only say …it did not disappoint 👌😍
5025 points well earned throughout, 145 problems set, 145 problems completed, 121 days of climbing, 135 sets of tired arms … Sure how else would you want to spend your Winter ?!
A huge congratulations to those who came out on top🏆
Thanks to everyone who took part!
We hope you enjoyed it!
Youth Climbing At Boulderworld January 2018- April 2018
Christmas Competition 2017 13th December – 20th December
IBL 2017 Round 2
All information here
BoulderWorld “Legends Only” Competition
**No Kids Classes Over Halloween**
All regular Kids clubs and Academy classes our on Halloween break Saturday 28th-Friday 3rd … all classes start back Saturday 4th November. Hope you all have a spectacularly spooky break
BoulderWorld Legends is back !!
Qualification practice is taking place right now 23/10/17-12/11-17 … Want to see where you stand with the best of the best ? Come down and give them a go…
30 new problems for you this week
Everything from 4+ through to 7cish
Including the climbs from the YCL held on Sunday, the Boulderworld Legends Qualifiers (taking place now) and just another 10 for you to enjoy
New Shop Stock … Time to treat yourself 🙂
Winter League Round 2 has started 🙂
30 new climbs to try to complete in the next 30 days … 10/10/17 – 09/10/17
Keep your little monkeys busy this winter 🙂
Fancy a change from the gym ? Want to start a new hobby ? Indoor climbing may be the thing for you! … check put one of our adult courses or taster sessions for more info and to get started
Due to popular demand our “Free Coaching” evening has changed to Thursdays… Come down this week and give it a go !!
Interested in checking out our Youth Climbing Scene ? This is the time to do it 🙂
Our Biggest Youth Competition is Back
Pre Registration is Essential … check out the link for more information and to sign up HERE
New Youth Climbing Set up Starting September 2017
Call us on 02890662007 for more information
Summer Series Round 2 is happenning NOW 🙂
Summer Scheme Outside Days sign up …
BoudlerWorld Belfast Summer Scheme runs throughout July and August
Whilst the scheme predominantly takes place at Boulderworld centre we run 1 outdoor climbing day each week. (Wednesday)
The day runs from 10am – 4pm (Meeting in Newcastle Donard Park Car Park)
All days must be pre booked …. follow this link to sign up
Kids Club **Change of times** September 2017 onwards
Youth BoulderBattle Competition 2017
Summer Series 2017
Fun friendly boulder league taking place this July and August
Tuesday Evening … Free Coaching
Need some tips, tricks, advice, motivation or some likeminded people to climb with?
come along to our free coaching sessions every Tuesday evening 8pm onwards.
**Reset Alert ** New Black Circuit 7a and up !
**Reset Alert** New Red Circuit 6b-6c+
Kids Area Reset
6 new traverses and a handful of up problems to keep the little ones entertained!
Summer Scheme Summer 2017
**Rest Alert** Brand New Green Circuit to play on this weekend!
New Stock Just In !!
Organic Climbing Gear just in !! Chalk bags, Small bags, Big Bags … All the bags you could ver want !
Scarpa UK Shoes in stock now 🙂
Kids Summer Sessions July and August 2017
**Big Reset** …. 25 Brand New Blues and Blacks
Irish Climbing Inter-varsities 2017
We were delighted to host the Annual Inter varsity Climbing Competition this year. A really great event with really great climbing, atmosphere and attitude!
The routes are still up on our competition wall so come down and give it go 🙂
THE BIG 3 YEARS !
Happy Birthday to us 🎁
This week we were the big 3 years old so we thought it was time for a change. Previously we have reset areas (all colours within a set area). But we decided to mix it up and reset a circuit instead. So this weekend you will have a BRAND NEW CIRCUIT OF GREEN PROBLEMS to play on
Saturday 21st January – Winter League Final Round and Overall Results
This is it !! The overall scores for our Winter BoulderLeague 2016/2017
We have been running a cumulative Winter Boulder League since October 2016 and it all finished with with a one day event today.
The league has consisted of 5 rounds, 4 categories, 146 problems, 200 entries 600 score cards and more blood sweat and tears than you can imagine for competitions young and old !!
Its been a great way to stay motivated this winter and we couldn’t have done it without you ! So thanks to everyone who took part and made the League the massive success it was !
Congratulations to our category winners
(more photos to come … the guys just couldnt wait for the medals 😛 )
1st Place Andrew Woods
2nd Place Conor Cadden
3rd Place Toby Vye
1st Place Marcus McDowell
2nd Place Patrick Sandstrom
3rd Place Reuben Aiken
1st Place Anja Jones
2nd Place Kate Hanna
3rd Place Jenn Franklyn
1st Place Bonita Thurston
2nd Place Faith Blaney
3rd Place Nina Lesay
**YOGA AT BOULDERWORLD **
Boulderworld Annual Christmas Competition
Find all the information on our event page …
Boulderworld and the Irish Lead 2016 Climbing Championships
A few of our Junior and Senior team headed down to Foyle Arena to take part in the annual ILCC last weekend. A great weekend with great climbing, great routes and absolutely superb performances from everyone !
Standout performances all round making 8 podiums from the 8 categories we entered. (Take a look at the results below)
Special mention to both Patrick Sandtrom and Faith Blaney both of whom have clipped only a handful of bolts before the weekend stepped up to the mark to take 2nd and 4th place their respective categories.
Youth C Female : Mia Burns 3rd, Faith Blaney 4th
Youth C Male:Patrick Sandstrom 2nd,Benedict Thurston 3rd, Luke McBride 6th, Xander Boyd 7th
Youth B Male : Marcus McDowell 3rd
Youth A Male : Saul Calvert 3rd
Junior Male : Jake McConnell 2nd
Senior Female : Lucy Mitchell 1st
Senior Male : Eddie Cooper 1st, Mark Greer 6th
Masters Male: Gerard O’Sullivan 2nd, Ciaran McDonald 4th
Some sneaky beta from our tricky red problem in Winter League Round 2 …
Winter League Round 2 – Scores are in !!
Really great round, great climbing, great atmosphere, great problems and great attitude !! Congratulations to everyone who took part 🙂
Round 3 is on RIGHT NOW ! Pick up a scorecard at reception and get climbing !
Winter League Round 1 – Scores are in !!
Congratulations to everyone who took part 🙂
Round 2 is happening right now … Grab a score card and find you name here next month 🙂
Adult Climbing Keep motivation high this winter with some adult climbing courses
Our Youth squad are at it again !
This time in Wales !!
This weekend Reuben and Daire from BWB and their friend Matthew from AWC travelled across to compete in the Welsh Championships. Super performances by all with
Daire securing 1st place Youth E
Matthew topping all 3 qualifiers ! Youth E (the only one of his category to do so)
And Reuben just missing out on finals Youth D
Well done ! Can’t wait to hear all about it !
16 New Problems On the Competition Wall 🙂
Get down while they’re clean !
IRISH BOULDERING LEAGUE 2016/2017
ROUND 1 IS HERE AT BOULDERWORLD BELFAST
SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2016
Some photos from last years round
September setting spree … Sooo many new routes !!
Over the past month we have been busy re setting to freshen things up for the run up to the ‘winter training season’
With 200 new climbs in the past 4 weeks there is plenty to look forward to this month 🙂
Winter League 2016/2017
Our Annual Winter league is back. This is a fun in house climbing league that can and should be entered by everyone ! We know it can be hard to find the motivation on a cold winters evening to replace the cup of tea in front of the fire with an active bouldering session so we have made it a bit more interesting for you.
Every 30 days we set you 30 new climbs, and you then have the next 30 days to try to complete as many as possible in your own time. The idea is to complete as many problems as you can in as few attempts as you can. There are 4 rounds September to January (cumulative scoring) and after all your hard work throughout winter we give you all a one day final event were every climb will count for double points !
This is also when we announce the League winners and any!! extra spot prizes won on the day or thought the league.
With Junior/Senior and Male/Female categories there really is something for everyone. So come down and get involved. Its free to enter, just pick up a score card at reception
ROUND1 IS LIVE NOW
New Shop Stock
Treat yourself this winter with a brand new pair of ABK ‘Yoda’ jeans or the ever popular Prana ‘continum’ pants
Yoga at BoulderWorld
Youth Squad 2016/2017 Announced
After our selection competition (Youth Boulder Battle) we are very proud to announce our BoulderWorld Youth Squad’s and Youth Team for this year 2016/2017.
Squad sessions run on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays
Team training days run throughout the week.
We have had such a great 2015/2016 season with such talented and enthusiastic kids … looking forward to this year already!
BoulderWorld Youth Boulder Battle 2016
What a brilliant competition !
We are delighted that over 140 kids aged from just 6 to 18 took part and climbed their hearts out … and that they did.
We stepped it up a gear from our normal leagues and made the qualifying climbs a bit harder … but that didn’t phase them, in fact quite the opposite!
… then the finals came … I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a display of ‘try hard faces’ from a bunch of 6 year olds in my life ! It was truly nail biting … the parents nerves were in pieces by the end 🙂
All in all in wonderful day !
Thank you all for coming and making it the day it was!
BoulderWorld Youth Boulder Battle 2016
Check out our event page here…
Here is some information about it 🙂
Saturday 27th August – Round 1
Saturday 10th September – Round 2
Highest scoring round = Final Ranking
Youth Bouldering Competition held at BoulderWorld Belfast Climbing Centre
Qualifiers for all age categories will run from 11am to 2pm.
The Finals will run from 3pm to 5pm. There will be a final in all age categories.
**Mini events will take place throughout the day!**
‘The Ultimate Traverse’, Speed climbing, Pull up/Push up challenge, Hang + Campus Challenge
We will be using the IFSC categories for age.
Please read the following information carefully
to make sure your child is eligible to enter the competition.
You are eligible if you were born between 1997 and 2008.
There will be 6 age categories with a male and female
sub-category in each.
Junior – those born in 1997& 1998
Youth A – those born in 1999 & 2000
Youth B – those born in 2001 & 2002
Youth C – those born in 2003 & 2004
Youth D – those born in 2005 & 2006
Youth E – those born in 2007 & 2008
All entrants under the age of 14 will require an adult who
is capable of supervising them to attend the event and stay
with them for the duration of the day. Those aged 14+ will
be able to climb unsupervised once they have been signed off
to do so and have shown their competence.
Entry is just £10 for one round or £16 for both rounds
All particiants must be pre registered before each event !!
Call us on 02890662007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
*Both events will be used for our 2016/2017 Youth Squad Selection*
Junior Irish Climbing League 2016
New to climbing? New to competitions? Have your kids just started climbing ? Maybe they came to one of our summer schemes or taster sessions? Maybe they have done some of the activities in the centre and like challenge. This is for them !
We are hosting the first round of a Beginner Youth series on 17th September.
This is the perfect event to get them started with a friendly competition, learning how it all works and having a go 🙂
For more information check out our event page …. Click here to go to it.
Our annual Winter Bouldering League is back !
September 2016 through to January 2017
30 new problems every month to keep you motivated on those cold winter nights 🙂
Circuit Board Reset 🙂
9 New circuits from 5+ to 8b
Board Battle 2016
**Board Battle 2016 !!**
Ever wanted to get more out of out training boards upstairs ?
This is your chance!
Our Very First ‘Boulderworld Board Battle !!!’
20 problems of all grades set for you to work through over a 4 week period.
Check it out !
Bank Holiday Opening Hours and Taster Session Availability
Youth Climbing Outdoor days to the Mourne Mountains
Ever wanted to climb outside ?
BoulderWorld Summer Scheme Outdoor Days 2016
Wednesday 20th and 27th July
Mourne Mountains (Weather dependent)
Call us 02890662007 for more info or to book in
*BoulderWorld Open Day *
Saturday 2nd July 2016
Junior Assessment Summer 2016
Looking for something for the teenagers to do this summer?
Get them booked on to our course to learn how to climb and behave safely in our centre and then let them loose! As much as they want the summer 🙂
Ladies Only Climbing Coaching At BouderWorld
Before and After
Some Motivation for Summer Training 🙂
Something different from our BoulderLeague this time.
A summer tick list … get them done and get them ticked.
Great trip to EICA Ratho with the Youth Squad
UKC Interview with Lucy !
Upcoming events !!
Brilliant Kids club this Easter ! Thanks to everyone that came throughout the 3 weeks!
Some of the brilliant new routes set this Easter 🙂
New Black Diamond Stock … just in this week.
Check out our most recent routes
How did you meet your climbing partner ? What do you think is the most likely scenario? What determines who you climb with ? Check out this research and take a minute to complete this survey all about it …https://www.quicksurveys.com/s/y2R9Wdi
Easter Competition 2016
Its time for our Annual Easter Competition. Happening this Easter Sunday and Monday.
Easter 2016 at BoulderWorld
Easter Kids club 10m-2pm. For more information or to book in call us on 02890662007
BoulderWorld Legends 20/02/2016
8 of the Best Guys at BoulderWorld Battle it out it a brutal Set it,Test it, Climb it Competition …
Winter Boulder League Round 3 Scores are in … Round 4 Happening on our back wall as we speak 🙂
Half Term Kids Club
We have had a great half term week here at Boulderworld.
Great kids, great fun, great climbing!
Great day trip to Awesome Walls Dublin to finish off the week.
Half Term 2016
Keep your little monkeys active and happy this week with climbing sessions each day !
Call us on 028 9066 2007 for more information
Stripping. Washing. Setting. Testing…. Busy day !
But it’s worth it.
Round 4 is ready for you
30 new problems + a bonus traverse to get you those extra few league points
Round 4 Starts this week !
To give you a chance to get a head start on our Final League Round before the half term holidays start we will have them set and ready for you this Friday
Great Reviews on Twitter 🙂
— Mpora (@Mpora) February 8, 2016
Day 1 … Week 1…. Month 1… Year 1 … Guess What… This weekend, is Birthday weekend 🙂 We are going to be the big TWO YEARS OLD.
Even though its our birthday we have decided to give you all a present as a THANK YOU for making the past two years absolutely brilliant!
We have reset the lightning bolt wall with some classics to keep you climbing hard this weekend, we also have a marked traverse on the same wall which might just win you a bit of birthday cake if you manage it.
So come down this weekend and celebrate with us in style
Round 3 of our Winter Boulder League Starts This Friday
15th January to 15th February
Winter League Round 2 Starts this Thursday !
Christmas Competition 2015 at BoulderWorld
Thanks to everyone that came and took part! It was a great weekend with fun, friends, climbing, competition, mince pies and a real life ‘reindeer’ … what more could you want 🙂
You’ll feel a difference in no time !
If you fancy trying a fun social bouldering league competition this might be the thing for you?
30 problems , 30 days to complete as many as you can.
Scoring system means unlimited attempts still mean points.
Raffle of score cards at the end of each round and the overall league final.
Great for kids and adults of all abilities and with an added University team aspect this year.
Round 1 (17th November – 17th December)
Hope you make it !
Some Great Events Happening Just Around the Corner From us This Week
Here is some more information on the speakers
Tim Fogg is a rope access professional and veteran of cave exploration in Ireland and much further afield. In ‘Rope work’ Tim tracks a transition from being a climber, caver and outdoor education teacher, to working in the rope access industry then specifically in the film and television industry, assisting filmmakers to access difficult-to-reach locations to achieve unique perspectives for their cameras. Tim has been all over the world with film crews and his stunning photos and stories shed light on the reality of producing the World’s best natural history films.
Tim is the managing director of Rope Access Specialists. For more than 15 years Tim has been working in the film and television industry assisting filmmakers to access wilderness locations. R.A.S. has provided rope access training, rigging and safety supervision for numerous, mostly natural history productions, including “Planet Earth,” “Life,” “Lost Land of the Jaguar,”, “Lost Land of the Volcano” “Wild China,” and “Frozen Planet.” to name but a few. Prior to establishing R.A.S. in 1980, Tim spent a number of years in the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey, working as a diver, field assistant and running a dog team. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Speleological Union of Ireland, Irish Cave Rescue Organisation and British Cave Research Association. He has climbed and caved around the globe and has been a member of no fewer than 20 major caving expeditions.
Donegal based Iain Miller hails from the Orkney Isles and is one of Ireland’s most prolific mountaineering and rock climbing instructors.
Iain has a unique set of outdoor skills gained from over 26 years worldwide mountaineering experience, including completing all of the Scottish Munroes and 15+ years of rock climbing and Alpine climbing. As a fully qualified mountain instructor and managing director of Unique Ascent he specialises in providing exceptional outdoor adventure instruction. Over the past 10 years Iain has been concentrating his efforts on exploring the mountains and coastline of County Donegal and the western Irish coastline resulting in a unique and in-depth knowledge of the geography, geology and seascape. He has completed 400+ rock climbing first ascents in Donegal including more than 60+ first ascents of wild and remote unclimbed sea stacks across the Atlantic sea board of Scotland and Ireland
In ‘Jacobs Ladder’ Iain expands upon his explorations and adventures in into the Realms of Chaos along the wild Atlantic way, culminating in the publication of the latest and most eagerly anticipated 2015 ‘Donegal Rock Climbing Guide’.
After the weekend weather we are sure the winter really is upon us … I guess there is nothing else for it but to GET TRAINING !!!
We know it’s hard to get going sometimes so we are hold as many events as we can to get you motivated !
Starting with our antagonistic strengthening classes with Bart.
Get together, get stretching, get strengthening and get conditioned !
7pm this evening BoulderWorld Belfast Training Room
Day 1 starts right now!
Our annual Winter series is Back !
30 new problems
30 days to complete as many of them as you can.
4 Rounds and a Final one day event.
The scoring for this series is cumulitive and your top 3 round scores + your final round score counts.
There will be spot prizes for each round from tshirts to coffee vouchers and overall prizes for the league.
What else would you be doing on these rainy days ?
Round 1 starts next Tuesday 17th Novemeber and runs through to Thursday 17th December.
Pick up a score card at reception to get started !!
See you all then.
Center Closure Friday 30th October at 8pm
Some Things To Keep The Kids Entertained This Halloween
Last week we ran a new style of competition
The top 6 guys in the centre all set a problem of their own and then compete against each other to be the first to climb them all.
This is what happened… A really brilliant night … huge thanks to everyone who took part and made it such a success!
Thanks to everyone who came and took part in the Irish Bouldering League Round 1 here at BoulderWorld Belfast Climbing Centre ont he 10th October 2015
Great turn out, great climbing, great scores, great atmosphere and a GREAT DAY !!
Same again next year !
Antagonistic strength and conditioning class starting this Monday 28th September 7-8pm
Time to beat the winter injuries 🙂
Ibb’z / Evolve chalk bags just in…
Boot Demo evening – Try on the latest range of Sportiva shoes, find the pair you like and get some great discount on the night
Masterclass with Neil Gresham – Neil’s group masterclass sessions are always fun and informal occasions. They are ideal for anyone who is climbing between F5 and F7a who is keen improve.
Evening Lecture from Neil Gresham – The La Sportiva sponsored climber is one of Britain’s most well known all-round climbers. He is equally at home on rock or ice and his recent exploits have taken him to destinations such as Iceland, China, Sweden, Brazil, Mongolia, Cuba and Vietnam in search of new rock.
We are hosting a social competition next week in aid of #actioncancer – Paint the Town Pink Month.
The competition will run from Thursday 1st October at 6pm to Sunday 4th October at 4pm.
There is a suggested donation of £3 to enter with all proceeds going to Action Cancer
Our usual format will apply – 25 problems with a full range of grades , Unlimited attempts and allocated points per attempt.
New problems, Raffle tickets (cars, holidays and much more on offer), Coffee, Buns and Fun
Come down and help a great cause !
Hope to see you all there.
Antagonistic Strength and Conditioning is coming to BoulderWorld Belfast !!
Halloween Climbing Camp 2015
Provisional information … Times and prices to follow
Youth Climbing Options at BoulderWorld
September 2015 Onwards
BoulderWorld+ Surf Mountain Social Competition
Saturday 22nd August 2015
What a great day !!
Thanks to everyone who took part in our social competition today. Great attitudes, Great atmosphere and Great climbing on display.
It was a pleasure to watch.
Saturday 22nd August
Over 25 new problems, Unlimited attempts
Spot prizes from Surf Mountain
Check out our new Shop Set Up 🙂
Summer Scheme Week 2
New Summer Stock
Youth Summer Scheme Week 1
New problems and new competitions
UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Date: 27th – 28th May
Venue: Theatre at the Mill
Times: 19:45 (doors and bar open 1 hour before)
Tickets: £13.00/£11.00 concession (groups 9+ and multiple screening discount available)
For tickets: www.banff-uk.com
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features an exhilarating selection of short films that will take you to the most captivating places on earth. Through the big screen, be transported to the world’s last great wild places, follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.
We are running BYS (Boulderworld Youth Series)
(A Practice YCS (youth climbing series) set of youth competitions)
These are explained in the poster below. They will be fun events and great practice for the kids.
Our normal youth club will run throughout the centre at the same time so plenty to keep them busy.
New Toys To Play with on the Campus Board!!
Come and Climb the marathon with us !!
What else to do on a rainy Bank Holiday Weekend but come and climb a Marathon – We have two choices for you … Either the Belfast Marathon or the Mourne Way , Both are 26 miles, both will get you tired ! Both will make you ‘smile’
Boulderworld Youth Team Training on Friday Night
Details of events at BoulderWorld Belfast.