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Want to climb more for less? 10 entry & membership deals... : (20/10/2014)

Want to climb more for less? Of course you do.

 

We offer unlimited use membership or multiple entry passes that allow you to use the centre at reduced rates whenever you want to climb.

 

 

10 Entry Passes.

 

If you want to climb regularly, our 10 entry pass deal allows reduced rate entry on any day and at any time for a total of 10 visits with an advance payment. These passes have no time expiration so can be used at any time in the future. We also offer a 5 entry pass for students only.

 


Single Entry 10 Entry Pass 5 Entry Pass
Adult

£8.50

£68.00

-
Student/Concession*

£7.50

£58.00

£20.00**
Under 18

£6.50

£48.00

-
Under 6 £2.50 - -
Supervising Adult

Free

-

-
Group under instruction

£5.50

-

-

 

*Over 65's, unemployed or full time students. All must have current proof of status.

** Students only. A valid student ID card is required.

 

 

Beacon Unlimited Membership.

 

Want unlimited climbing? Beacon membership allows unlimited use of the climbing centre for a 3, 6 or 12 month period and could literally save you hundreds of pounds!

 


3 months 6 months 12 months
Adult £110 £200 £360
Student/Concession* £95 £165 £290
Family Membership** £250 £450
Additional family member £60 £110

 

*Over 65's, unemployed or full time students. All must have current proof of status.

**1 adult + 2 children or 2 adults + 1 child

 

 

Buy your membership or 10 entry pass from reception next time you visit!





The 2014 Welsh Climbing Championships 08.11.2014... : (19/09/2014)

The 2014 Welsh Climbing Championships is taking place at Boulders Climbing Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 8th November.

 

The competition is an OPEN event meaning you do not have to be Welsh to enter, and is run in a fun and friendly environment aimed at giving both climbers new to competitions and the seasoned pros a great day out. Taking part is a great opportunity to test your climbing skills and push yourself to climb at your best, whether you’re competing for the fame and glory of a podium position or just entering to try and beat your friends.

 

 

 

Download the full sized competition poster here (prints up to A3 in high resolution)

 

 

Entry details...

 

Entry fee: £15 (Free comp tee included).

When: Saturday 8th November 2014, Registration starts at 9:00am and closes at 10:00am.

Venue: Boulders Climbing Centre, Pengam Road, Cardiff CF24 2RZ

t: (029) 2048 4880

e: info@boulders-climbing.com

w: www.bouldersuk.com

 

 

Categories...

 

Male, Female and Youth ABCDE categories following the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system based on year of birth and separated by gender.

 

Youth A - those born in 1997 & 1998
Youth B - those born in 1999 & 2000
Youth C - those born in 2001 & 2002
Youth D - those born in 2003 & 2004
Youth E - those born in 2005 & 2006
Adult - age 18+

 

 

Competition format...

 

Each category will climb three qualifying routes of ascending difficulty, with the top 10 climbers in each category then going through to attempt a semi-final route in the afternoon. The top 5 climbers in each category will then battle it out for podium positions on the final route.

 

Those in youth E and D category will top rope all their routes, whilst the older groups will be expected to lead climb. All competitors will get just one attempt at each route, which will increase in difficulty. A judge will score each ascent, with points being awarded for each hold used during the ascent. In the event of a tie during the semi-final or final, qualifying routes will be used for count back.





NEW! Winter Lead Climbing Aggregate starting 18.10.2014... : (22/09/2014)

 

New for Winter 2014... Beacon Climbing Centre's Leading Aggregate starts on 18th October 2014 and will run until the end of March 2015.

 

Open to all lead climbers. Only £2.00 to enter.

Routes from F4+ to F8+. New routes every month.

 

Taking part is a great way to boost your motivation over the winter months and push yourself to climb at your best. You'll come away with more climbing experience and most of all, have a great time sessioning the aggregate routes with your friends.

 

 

Download the competition information sheet here.

Download the full sized competition poster here (prints up to A2 in high resolution)

 

 

How does the aggregate work?

 

Get started by purchasing your aggregate scorecard from reception (suggested donation £2.00 with all proceeds donated to the North Wales Bolt Fund), then try to climb as many of the aggregate routes as you can throughout the October to March duration.

 

For every route climbed you will be awarded 2 points for a first try ascent (onsight/flash) and 1 point if multiple attempts are required (a redpoint ascent), so even if you climb the hardest routes, you still need to climb the lower grade problems to accumulate maximum points and stand a chance of winning. At the end of every session, please return your score card to reception when you leave, otherwise your points will not get recorded.

 

At the end of March, the climbers with the highest scores in each of the gender/age categories win an awesome prize courtesy of our sponsors Petzl and DMM.

 

 

The routes

 

Each route included in the aggregate will be assigned a number, clearly displayed at the base of the route. The coloured holds are used for both hands and feet - smearing on the blank wall is fine too.

 

A route can be attempted as many times as you like but must be climbed "clean" (no resting or using aid) from the starting holds to successfully clipping the belay at the top of the route to qualify as a successful ascent. If possible please ask another climber to tick the box on the score card when you complete a problem. We rely on your honesty!

 

In addition to route setting from our in-house regulars, we'll also be working with some top UK guest setters throughout the season to create a regular flow of great routes with grades ranging from F4+ F8+.

 

 

Aggregate categories

 

Age Male Female
11-14 Youth Boys Youth Girls
15-17 Senior Boys Senior Girls
18-44 Men Women
45-59 Male Vet Female Vet
60+ Male Super Vet Female Super Vet

 

 

Sponsors

 

Petzl and DMM Climbing are providing generous support for the 2014 Winter Bouldering Aggregate with prizes awarded to the top 3 male and female climbers in each category.

 

 

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Youth Boys DMM Harness DMM Belay Device Beacon Chalk Bag
Youth Girls DMM Harness DMM Belay Device Beacon Chalk Bag
Senior Boys Petzl Harness Petzl Belay Device Beacon Chalk Bag
Senior Girls Petzl Harness Petzl Belay Device Beacon Chalk Bag
Men Petzl Rope DMM Quickdraws Beacon 10 entry pass
Women Petzl Rope DMM Quickdraws Beacon 10 entry pass
Male Vet Petzl Harness Petzl Belay Device Beacon 10 entry pass
Female Vet Petzl Harness Petzl Belay Device Beacon 10 entry pass
Male Super Vet DMM Harness DMM Belay Device Petzl Belay Gloves
Female Super Vet DMM Harness DMM Belay Device Petzl Belay Gloves




The Winter Bouldering Aggregate is back from 01.10.2014... : (06/09/2014)

 

The Beacon Climbing Centre Winter Bouldering Aggregate is back...

 

Open to all ages & abilities. Only £2.00 to enter.

250+ problems to attempt over 6 months. New problems every month.

 

Starting on the 1st October 2014 and running until the end of March 2015, the bouldering aggregate is a really fun way to boost your motivation for climbing over the winter months and is open to all ages and abilities.

 

 

Download the competition information sheet here.

Download the full sized competition poster here (prints up to A2 in high resolution)

 

 

How does the aggregate work?

 

Get started by purchasing your aggregate scorecard from reception (suggested donation £2.00 with all proceeds donated to the North Wales Bolt Fund), then try to climb as many of the aggregate bouldering problems as you can throughout the October to March duration.

 

Each problem included as part of the aggregate is given a number, displayed next to the starting holds. If you successfully climb a problem, place a tick on your score card next to the relevant number then go and try another problem! For every problem climbed you will be awarded 1 point, so even if you climb the hardest problems, you still need to climb the lower grade problems to stand a chance of winning. At the end of every session, please return your score card to reception when you leave, otherwise your points will not get recorded.

 

At the end of March, the climbers with the highest scores in each of the gender/age categories win an awesome prize courtesy of our sponsors DMM and V12 Outdoor... Simple!

 

 

The problems

 

Each aggregate problem is rated according to its level of difficulty (see the difficulty ratings section on this page) and is assigned a number for easy identification, displayed on a tag next to the starting handholds. The coloured holds are used for both hands and feet - smearing on the blank wall is fine, and arêtes and volumes are allowed.

 

Each problem must be climbed "clean" from the start tags and finished with both hands on the last hold in a controlled manner. If possible please ask another climber to tick the box on the score card when you complete a problem. We rely on your honesty!

 

 

Aggregate categories

 

Age

Male

Female

<10

Junior Boys

Junior Girls

11-14

Youth Boys

Youth Girls

15-17

Senior Boys

Senior Girls

18-44

Men

Women

45+

Male Vet

Female Vet

 

 

Sponsors

 

DMM Climbing and V12 Outdoor are providing generous support for the 2014 Winter Bouldering Aggregate with prizes awarded to the top 3 male and female climbers in each category.

 

 

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Junior Boys V12 voucher DMM T/Hoody Beacon Chalk Bag
Junior Girls V12 voucher DMM T/Hoody Beacon Chalk Bag
Youth Boys V12 voucher DMM T/Hoody Beacon Chalk Bag
Youth Girls V12 voucher DMM T/Hoody Beacon Chalk Bag
Senior Boys DMM Rucksack V12 voucher Beacon Chalk Bag
Senior Girls DMM Rucksack V12 voucher Beacon Chalk Bag
Men DMM boulder pad V12 voucher Beacon 10-entry
Women DMM boulder pad V12 voucher Beacon 10-entry
Male Vet DMM Rucksack V12 voucher Beacon 10-entry
Female Vet DMM Rucksack V12 voucher Beacon 10-entry




Climb & Dine - eat for £3 every Tuesday from 07.10.2014... : (14/10/2013)

Climb & Dine at Caffi Barcud in Beacon Climbing Centre offers a great value meal for only £3.00 every Tuesday evening, starting from 7th October 2014.

 

Why rush home to eat when you can spend a relaxing and sociable evening at Beacon instead? Enjoy your climbing then head up to the café to enjoy a delicious meal with your friends! We'll post the weekly Climb & Dine menu onto our facebook and twitter pages every week so you'll know in advance what meal is on offer.

 

 

Caffi Barcud is open until 10pm every Tuesday for Climb & Dine evenings, and until 9pm every other weekday evening. FREE WiFi is available and you can use the large screen TV/DVD player to watch a range of climbing DVDs. See you there soon!





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