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The Flash Masters is an open bouldering competition series with a bit of a difference.


The series is made up of 5 Flash-style rounds, with 25 new problems set for each round. You'll score 10 points for each climb that you flash (complete in one attempt), 7 points for climbs that take you 2 attempts, 4 points for climbs you get in 3 attempts, and 1 point for 4 or more attempts. There will be a bonus point for reaching a certain hold in each climb (however this will only count in the event of a tie).


The competition is geared up for our everyday climbers, those who are newer to the sport or who climb for the fun of it rather than being really into training and pulling really hard - that's not to say it is not a challenge. For the most part, the problems will be set so that they don't require enormous amounts of strength or power but instead rely on tactics and technique to help get you up. Our setters will decide on a magic (secret) number for each round (a fraction of the total points available). Score over the magic number, and you will be considered too good for the comp and be crowned the coveted Flash Master! This means the person who scores immediately below magic number will take first prize.

There'll be a winner for each round of the series and an overall series winner so EVERYONE has a chance of winning something! We know it's not a prize as such, but we reckon many of you will still come and compete for the title and, to sweeten the deal, as a Flashmaster you will get two extra entries for the Flash Master series raffle!​


For even more fun, each scorecard will also double up as a raffle ticket so even if you're not chuffed with your score, still hand it in at the end of the night to enter the Flash Masters raffle. 



Round 1 - 18th October 2017 (La Sportiva boot demo has been rescheduled to November 8th)    

Round 2 - 15th November 2017 (PLUS Tenaya boot demo) 

Round 3 - 17th January 2018 (PLUS Scarpa boot demo)    

Round 4 - 14th February 2018 (PLUS EB and Evolv boot demo)

Open - 17th March 2018

You'll be able to collect your scorecards from reception from 6pm onwards. Please remember to write your full name clearly and circle your category!


Entry fee:​

Pay as you go: £12 (including U18, Concession and Adult entry)

Members and punch card holders: FREE

Competitions are quite expensive to run so anyone wishing to climb from 6pm on a competition night is asked to pay £12, regardless of whether or not you're competing - so you may as well have a go! 

1st Place 

Female - Olivia Taylor

Male - Adam Jaggard

U14 - Emily Whittaker

Raffle Winners 

Female - Anna Donnelly - Coffee and a brownie at The Lookout Cafe

Male - Si Lincoln - Coffee and a brownie at The Lookout Cafe

U14 - Scott Norman - Coffee and a brownie at The Lookout Cafe


1st Place

Female - Olivia Taylor - BETA Prize Pack

Male - Pete Scott - BETA Prize Pack

U14 - Emily Breese - La Sportiva chalk bag and Pongoose brush

Raffle Winners

Female - Laura Chapman - Coffee and a brownie with The Lookout Cafe

Male - Dave Lee - A pair of Tenaya shoes

U14 - Sam Miller - Coffee and a brownie with The Lookout Cafe


1st Place

Female - Kirsty Drapper - BETA Prize Pack

Male - Adam Jaggard - BETA Prize Pack

U14 - Emily Breese - Pongoose key ring & Friction Labs Secret Stuff chalk

Raffle Winners

Female - Annabel Norris - EB shoes

Male - Lewis Thompson - Coffee and a brownie with The Lookout Cafe

U14 - William Nennstiel - Coffee and a brownie with The Lookout Cafe


1st Place

Female - Olivia Taylor - FrictionLabs​ Chalk and Chalk Bag

Male - Will Moy - FrictionLabs Chalk and Chalk Bag

U14 - Sam Miller - Pongoose​ Brush and La Sportiva​ Chalk Bag

Raffle Winners

Female - Vicki Hau - Coffee and a brownie with The Lookout Cafe

Male - Andrew Bishop - Coffee and a brownie with The Lookout Cafe

U14 - Emily Breese - Coffee and a brownie with The Lookout Cafe



1st Place

Female - Laura Munro - Pair of climbing shoes

Male - Sam Cox - Pair of climbing shoes

U14 - Emily Breese - Pair of climbing shoes


1st Place

Female - Laura Munro - £150 cash

Male - Sam Cox - £150 cash

U14 - Emily Breese - £75 Project voucher

2nd Place

Female - Olivia Taylor - £75 cash

Male - James Bateman - £75 cash

U14 - Sam Miller - £35 Project voucher

3rd Place

Female - Beth Rose - £50 cash

Male - Dan Verge - £50 cash

U14 - Emily Whittaker - £15 Project voucher

Raffle Winner

Hannah Scott - Snap Bun Boulder Pad

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