I think whilst everyone else was writing their new year’s resolutions, me and Pete were filling out diaries and phoning up climbing walls to organise events! 2014 was a pretty eventful year for both of us and one of the things we really enjoy doing is taking the climbing a full circle and giving something back to everyone out there. This year, we’re going to be mainly doing that in the form of lectures and Wild Country Crack Schools.
Importantly also is that many of these events are made to happen with the help of brands that support us – without them a lot of this would never occur. They don’t always shout about this, but it’s worth remembering that many of the cool things you see in the climbing media nowadays are helped along by people who believe in supporting adventure.
Wideboyz Lectures: Beards Bagels & Bigwalls
Whilst these lectures are predominately about our adventures in Yosemite, they also include film and slides from the gritstone edges of the UK, to the Gneiss of Europe and granite of Scandinavia. There’s footage of London Wall solo, Pete dressed in various fancy dress outfits and plenty of fun stories about big wall toilet dramas. It gets messy!
A number of the lectures we’re doing are supported by Beta Climbing Designs and Climb On! Skin Products, so they’ll feature some pretty good giveaways – all in exchange for a few answers in the Big Wall Beard quiz of course…. :-)
Dates for this Spring
7th Feb Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival
13th & 14th Feb London Outdoors Show
20th Feb The Climbing Station, Loughborough
22nd Feb The Beacon Climbing Centre, Wales
25th Feb Birmingham – Solihull Mountaineering Club
Wild Country Crack School
These Crack School events have to be one of the best coaching days I’ve taken part in – mainly because me and Pete have exactly the tool at our disposal that we want…. specially made INDOOR CRACKS!! Yes, we’re talking parallel wood cracks of all sizes from finger crack all the way up to offwidth. We’ll be taking you through all the sizes, which techniques to use and this year even some work on how to best protect these cracks.
As with last year, there will be some cool giveaways including a Wild Country T-shirt, Wideboyz DVD, posters, stickers and more. The session only costs £20 and a good part of the proceeds go on supporting the GB Para Team.
Dates in the diary for you to book into are:
The Leeds Wall Sunday 1st Feb
Call 0113 2341554. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pinnacle Climbing Centre, Northampton Sat 21st Feb
Call 01604 875 996 email@example.com
The Foundry Sheffield Sat 28th Feb 2015
Call 0114 279 6331. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Castle Climbing Centre March 7th
Call 020 8211 7000. Mail: email@example.com
Here’s a little taster as well…