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NEW Aerial Silks classes starting 19.05.2015... : (03/05/2015)

Interested in climbing and looking to try something new? Kitty Forster has teamed up with Beacon to offer weekly Aerial Silks classes.


Aerial silks is an exciting circus discipline where you climb up two pieces of fabric and learn intricate wraps to tie yourself into various acrobatic positions, eventually building up to adrenalin-fuelled 'drops' into the knots you have created!


Brilliant for strength, flexibility and fitness: a good basic level of fitness is advised to get the most out of a one-off class, but patience and continued attendance will increase fitness rapidly!



Get started.


Classes start on Tuesday 19th May 2015 and will run every Tuesday during term-time.
Tuesdays at 5:00pm 6:00pm for children age 8 - 12 (8 spaces available at £4.50 each).
Tuesdays 6:15pm - 7:15pm for children age 13+ (8 spaces available at £4.50 each).
Tuesdays 7:30pm - 9:00pm for adults (10 spaces available at £6.50 each).


About Kitty.


Aerial Silks has been a hobby since 2012.
Attended Greentop Circus in Performance course (Sheffield) specialising in Aerial.
DBS checked.
Bespoke Aerial First Aid certificate.
Public liability insurance.
Experience working with children, teenagers and vulnerable young people.
Experience teaching Aerial silks to children and adults locally and at music festivals across the UK.


Sounds awesome. How do I sign up?


For further information or to book a place please contact Kitty.


Phone. 07772 436076.

Rock Gym Pro digital sign in coming to Beacon soon... : (30/04/2015)

During May we'll be introducing Rock Gym Pro - including a new digital sign in system - into Beacon Climbing Centre. Used by most US climbing centres and an increasing number of UK climbing centres, Rock Gym Pro is a robust software system designed to handle all aspects of climbing centre memberships, customer check-ins and waiver (consent form) collection.


Rock Gym Pro is widely regarded as the best member management software available for the climbing wall industry and will allow us to simplify, speed up, and better manage our front desk and membership operations. No longer will we have to contend with hours of data entry a week, duplicate customers, data entry mistakes and massive piles of paperwork scanning - Hoorah!



One of the major improvements over our current sign in procedure will be the introduction of a new digital waiver (consent form) solution. All climbing centre participants are currently required to complete and sign a paper waiver prior to using the climbing facilities at Beacon. Rock Gym Pro offers our customers the ability to complete a paperless digital waiver either online prior to attending or at Beacon reception. Customer information is seamlessly transferred to the Rock Gym Pro software, saving hours of staff time on data entry while creating a simpler and more robust method of storing these legal documents.


Once Rock Gym Pro has been installed at Beacon, all existing members will be required to complete a new waiver so that we have up to date records for all our users.


Thanks for continuing to support Big Rock and please let us know if you have any questions regarding the introduction of Rock Gym Pro by emailing or phoning 01286 677 322.

Winter Bouldering & Leading Aggregates final scores... : (06/04/2015)


The end. Thanks for taking part.


It's been a long winter, but we hope that you have enjoyed climbing at Beacon and come away motivated and inspired for your future climbing endeavours, whatever they may be. Enjoy the sunshine... but don't forget that climbing on rock makes you weak. See you soon!


Prize giving night will be on Friday 10th April from 7.30pm, with new routes and problems to try on the night and a DMM raffle too.




Winter Bouldering Aggregate Final scores



1 point per problem.


Full Winter Bouldering Aggregate details including the prize list here.



Winter Leading Aggregate


Winter Leading Aggregate Final scores



2 points per route for onsight/flash (1st try ascent)

1 point per route if multiple attempts are required (a redpoint ascent),


Full Winter Leading Aggregate including the prize list here.

Thanks from the North Wales Bolt Fund! 543 raised... : (06/04/2015)

©Ian Lloyd-Jones. Shiny new bolts. Lovely.


Beacon would like to thank all of the Winter Aggregate participants for their contributions towards the North Wales Bolt Fund over the last 6 months: a total of £543 was raised from 202 bouldering and 81 leading aggregate participants.


The North Wales Bolt Fund relies on donations from the climbing community, and companies associated with climbing, to replace old and dangerously corroded bolts on sport routes along the North Wales coast as well as in Clwyd and the slate quarries. The arduous work of re-equipping routes is carried out by volunteers who value the superb climbing available in these areas and recognise the need for safer bolts.


Over the last few years, a huge amount of re-equipping work has been completed across North Wales and once neglected areas have been transformed by the addition of good quality stainless steel bolts provided by The North Wales Bolt Fund. The Bolt Fund also provides climbers looking to equip new routes with good quality stainless steel bolts at cost price with the aim of eliminating the practice of placing poor fixed equipment that will rapidly deteriorate.


Work is still on-going and your donations will help to ensure that the current momentum of requipping is maintained and we can all continue to enjoy safer climbing on routes throughout North Wales thank you!

New Beacon email delivery system. Subscribe here... : (08/01/2015)

Hello Beacon Climbers!


In an effort to ensure that you only receive information from Beacon that you actually want to read, we have just reconfigured our email databases to make them exclusive to each climbing centre - our previous system collected email data from all ClimbUK climbing centres. This means that Beacon customers will now only receive Beacon specific news.


At the same time, we've also created a new mobile friendly email template that will make reading our super interesting and highly entertaining news on your mobile device that much more pleasant. We'll be sending you information regarding our latest events, competition results, special offers including discounts exclusive to email recipients and other stuff that we think is relevant to you.


Please use the links here to inform our robots of your subscription preferences.


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