BB Autumn Climbing Festival 2016 |

BB Autumn Climbing Festival 2016

17th & 18th September

Come and join us for a fun and inclusive celebration of all things bouldering! Sessions for all abilities, no experience necessary.

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What's it all about?

Our Autumn Climbing Festival is a packed weekend of climbing, friends and fun, giving us all a chance to celebrate the start of the new climbing season.

If you’ve never been to visit us before, it’s a great chance to come and give climbing a go, with beginners’ drop-in sessions available in the morning and early afternoon. For regular climbers, there are Prize Challenges like the Dyno comp and No Hands balance challenge running in the afternoon, as well as loads of exciting new problems to try set specially for the weekend.

And if you want to see some top-level climbers showing us all how it’s meant to be done, come along for the Battle of the Brands competition at 8pm on Saturday night and watch sponsored climbers do battle for superiority on our competition wall. Spectators are very welcome for this part of the weekend and there’s no charge for just watching – don’t miss it!

Timetable for the weekend

Doors open: Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

There will be climbing all weekend, with instructed sessions and prize challenges at regular intervals:

  • Family drop-in taster sessions: Sat & Sun, 10am-2pm (no booking necessary, ages 7+)
  • Adult drop-in taster sessions: Sat & Sun, 2-4pm (no booking necessary, ages 16+)
  • Prize Challenges: Sat 4-8pm, Sun 1-5pm
  • Battle of the Brands exhibition climb-off: Sat 8pm - spectators welcome, admission free!
  • Yoga sessions: Sat 10.30am & 6.30pm, and Sun 2.30 & 4.30pm
  • Calisthenics workshops: Sat & Sun 1.30 & 3.30pm
  • Slackline workshops: Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
  • Physio talk on climbing injury management: Sat 3pm

Click below for the full timetable:

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Minimum age 7

Bouldering is an adult sport which the whole family will love. It is really easy to get into, and younger climbers can join instructed sessions or be supervised by registered adult climbers, subject to certain conditions. Minimum age 7.

Tickets and registration

Enjoy the festival for just £5 per person per day by booking online!

Entry prices over the festival weekend will be:

  • £5 per person per day when booking in advance online (see below)
  • £6 per person per day on the door
  • BB Unlimited climbing members: free
  • Battle of the Brands spectators (Sat 8pm): free

Book tickets online below. As well as booking tickets, all centre users must register with Boulder Brighton, this can be done online at Doing this online before the day will speed up the entry process considerably :)


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