Earlier this month we hosted the first competition in the UK that had an all-female setting team.
The crew consisted of Evie Cotrulia, Emma Twyford, Gracie Martin and Leah Crane. Jo Robbings had the fun of joining them for the day and finding out a bit more about what life as a setter is like. Evie and Emma recently set up Creative Climbing, a company that aims to encourage women into the world of setting through running a range of workshops. They’re currently offering beginner sessions where you can learn the basics of how to set, including how to use a drill and attach a hold.
Have a watch of the video for a bit of an insight into a day of setting.
Get active this half term with our fantastic courses. There’s something for everyone, Adults and Kids! All classes are led by a qualified instructor to get the most out of your time at Red Spider. Check out full details and book online here
Suitable for ages 5-99yrs there is something for everyone. And don’t forget for the younger ones we have our extensive Castle and Pirate Ship Area.
To kick off the new year with a bang we will be introducing more frequent route setting at Red Spider. That means more new routes more often for you to play on.
Yann Genoux, one of our regular setters working on one of his comp wall routes.
Red Spider in-house setter Rich setting on the competition wall.
We will be doing this in 2 ways:
Due to popular demand we will be increasing the frequency of our boulder comp from every 2 months to every month. Bringing you 40 brand spanking new boulder comp wall problems, from some of the country’s top setters every month! Excited? We are!
To compensate for the extra boulder comp wall set and due to increased usage we will be introducing an extra reset on our regular circuit sets every other week. We will continue having a reset every Thursday and have the extra resets every other Tuesday. This means about 150 new problems being set per month! Wowsers!
At Red Spider we are committed to bringing you the very best quality route setting with a variety of styles from no fewer than 10 different setters per month both guest and inhouse. We will also be introducing exciting new holds regularly throughout the year in some of the latest shapes on the market, so keep on the look out.
We look forward to seeing lots of you crushing in 2018
Evie Cotrulia Route Setting Manager
Evie busy setting one of the final problems for Red Spiders second birthday competition.
On Saturday 25h November we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday, so we have lined up some great activites and offers for you and our Birthday Party is set to be bigger and better than ever, with more prizes, action and climbing!
We have the usual plethora of activites to keep you hyped over the day, but here’s a taste:
Elite and Fun boulder comps with great prizes
Masterclasses from Emma Twyford £5 per person
FREE Fitness classes from Rich Hudson
Half price taster sessions for those just getting into bouldering or looking to try it out
Kids adventures in our extensive pirate ship area
Scarpa Boot Demo
this and so much more, check out the full list and hurry, book online now as places are limited.
Current GB team member and general all round crusher, Nathan Philips will be heading up session number 3 of our Winter Masterclass series.
Nathan has been climbing almost since he could walk and recently climbed V14/8b+ in Magic Wood. Add being the first ever UK male to win gold in an international comp. and you can be confident you will be in good hands when it comes to this coaching session.
Who for? To get the most out of this session we reccomend you are bouldering a minimum of V2-3 or 6a on the climbing wall.
Details: Duration- 2 hours Cost £25 pp 1:8 ratio with coaching done on bouldering wall
Red Spider Climbing membership has so many benefits – not only is our bouldering wall a really brilliant place to get active, you can spend time as a family here and of course socialise with fellow climbers and then relax in our café.
Emma, is a one of the UK’s top climbers, having climbed 8b+ sport, E9 Trad and bouldered V10. Emma also has a Degree in Sports coaching so certainly knows a thing or to when it comes to guiding climbers on their paths to crushing those routes and problems.
We will be running two sessions on Saturday 25th November with Emma.
If you would like to be part of the team then sign up to the trial below.
ABOUT THE TRIAL – Starts at 18:00, please ensure you arrive in good time – Candidates will be required to complete a number of selcted boulder problems and fitness tasks – You should expect to be a Red Spider for atleast 90 minutes but no more than 2 hours – All team coaches will be present for you to meet and ask questions
WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I BE CLIMBING? 8-12 years, we reccomend you are climbing V1-2 13-16 years, we reccomend you are climbing V2-3
Are you looking to push your climbing, learn new techniques and make the most of your training? Then our brand new technique courses are for you. Made up of 4 sessions focusing on different areas of the bouldering wall you will cover everything a climber needs to send those problems. All the session can be booked individually or as a block of 4 with a great discount.