In 2017, our two main comps that were open to all, were our Winter Bouldering league and our Summer League. Both had a big turn out and we were impressed to see so many of you getting in the comp sprit, trying super hard and sending. A big thanks to Scarp UK, Friction Labs, Organic Climbing Europe, Charko, STUBAI, Bergsport, Battle Oats, Chimpanzee and Natural Nutrition for their support and an extra big thank you to the one and only Rock and Run!
Below are all our fabulous winners this year:
1st Male – Nick Haliburt
1st female 50+ - Caroline Smith
1st Male 50+ - Neil Dabis
1st female 12-18 Ellie Cox
1st male 12-18 Adam Price
1st U18 - Kai Main U18 - Kai
Round 3 of our Current Winter Bouldering Series takes place in on the 18th of January. See you there!
Summer Bouldering League
Our summer long league saw 3 months of competitors sending a multitude of problems on our comp wall. nearly two hundreds of you entered and many prizes were won. Here is the list of winners from this summer.
Cumbria Bouldering League
On the 20th May, we hosted the finals of the Cumbrian Bouldering League. The winners were:
Womens 50+: Bronwen Blake
Womens Adult: Anna Taylor
Womens Junior: Erin Bell
Womens Under 12: Lily Kinnersley
Mens 50+: Steve BlakeMens Adult: Benitio Ferreira Monje
Mens Junior: Adam Price
Mens Under 12: Joseph Jardine
Our annual Primary and Secondary Schools competitions were a great success. We were maxed out on teams entering and are looking forward to this years Primary school competition which will take place in Jarnuary.
Eden Rock Youth Team
Well, they were pretty fantastic, turning up to our comps with gusto and taking part in many other local, national and international comps.
Again, a HUGE well done to all who competed in the BMC Youth Climbing Series 2017. They gained numerous podium places and in the finals at Ratho, Lily was 2nd place overall, Molly got the high point on the hardest route and Kai working out the beta on his hardest boulder and was one of only a few who topped it!
To add to this impressive show, Kai placied 12th overall in his first European comp in Imst in June ... what a crusher!
We're looking forward to 2018, with Davina and Pete at the helm of the youth team. If you or your child are interested in joining the team, keep your eyes peeled for dates of our youth team try outs in the new year.
Eden Rock Edinburgh
In April we announced our plans for Eden Rock Edinburgh, a 20,00sqft state of the art bouldering wall and one of the biggest in the country (if not world!) Since then we have been working hard getting the building ready, drilling millions if holes, t-nutting, creating a 35m Comp wall (you should see some of shapes that have been thrown) and just this week, the hanging of the mezzanine has started! We are really excited and can't wait to extend our Eden Rock family to Edinburgh and the surrounding area in early 2018!
Jacky Godoffe Route Setting workshop
At the end of April, Eden Rock hosted a Route Setting Association Route Setting workshop led by bouldering and route setting legend, Jacky Godoffe. Jacky has set for World cup events and has been climbing and developing bouldering for over 30 years. It was great to see members of our team and other setters from around the country learning and putting up a whole host of great problems under Jack's expert eye.
Over 2017 we have run bi-weekly improvers sessions. The Tuesday session have been for folks climbing purples, greens and yellows. A 4week course providing strong foundations in technique & movement. The Thursday sessions have been different sessions every week. From technique to tactics to circuits we have been building solid climbing foundations and skills. It has been a pleasure to support our improvers in their climbing career and see them progress so well.
We are continuing to run these sessions in 2018. As at reception for more detail and make sure you sign up early to reserve your space!
Extensions to Eden Rock Carlisle
Not only is there a whole new wall opening in Edinburgh, but in 2017 we also extended and built many new training facilities at Eden Rock Carlisle! Numerous new volumes were bought and built and in no particular order, we created:
A 10 degree board
New Campus rungs
A new campus board (holds)
New traverse wall
A fitness area including calisthenics rig, weights, assisted pull up machine, bike, rower, Swedish bars, parallettes bars, dumbbells, medicine balls…
And, if you haven’t has a look in the kids room lately, you might want to take a peak at our colourful, mural taking shape behind the dungeon!
Did you come to our 5th birthday? Wasn't it Ace? Cake, mini comps, cake, pizza, cake, DJ… We are psyched to have spent 5 whole years opening our doors to the people of the North West (and East and beyond) and are looking forward to many more to come!
And finally, from all of us at Eden Rock...
HAPPY NEW YEAR Y'ALL!
Wishing everyone a 2018 full of happy sending