We can’t quite believe its been a year! To mark the occasion we have planned a birthday to celebrate! Open to every one of our customers, the day will be action packed with with numerous workshops and activities on offer with something for everybody.

This marks the introduction of our annual climbing competition “SUB-ZERO”; with an entry fee of only £10 and a massive £2500 worth of prizes, the competition will be running throughout the day with routes suitable for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. There will be loads prizes such as chalkbags, t-shirts and climbing passes right through to the huge cash purse for the main final podium positions.

Don’t be put off by the competition format. it really is very simple and our friendly staff will be on hand at all times to guide you through the day.

To top it off there will be limited edition SUB ZERO t-shirts for the first 50 entries!


To ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day you should do the following:

If you’re under 10 years old and wanting to attend the Gnome Hunt or under 14 and wanting to attend the Kids Competition then you need to register here!

Register For The Kids Event

If you’re over 14 and getting involved in the Sub-Zero climbing competition, you will need to register your attendance for the day. This is open to climbers of all abilities so get involved!

Register For Sub-Zero

If you will be climbing, supervising or going onto the matted areas throughout the day, you will require a waiver form filled in. Complete one here and save time on the day!

Complete Your Waiver Form


With lots going on, we want to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Below is a breakdown of timings for both the talks/workshops throughout the day and the Sub-Zero Competition.


9:00am – Kids Competition Starts / Scavenger Hunt Starts (Under 14’s / Under 10’s)

10:30am – Pull-up Station & Dyno Comp Starts

11:30am – Adult & Youth Registration Starts

12:00pm – Adult & Youth Qualification Starts

12:30pm – Kids Winners Announced

14:30pm – Adult & Youth Registration Closes

15:30pm – Adult & Youth Qualification Closes

15:45pm – Finalists Announced & Isolation For Finalists

17:30pm – Finals Start

19:15pm – End of Finals (Finalist Routes Available For Climbing)

19:30pm – Prize Giving, Podium & Thank-You Speech


9:30 – Kickback Coffee & Cloud Balm Arrive

11:30 – Meditation Workshop (1 hour)

12:30 – Tap House – Buxton Brewery Arrive

13:00 – Acro-Yoga Workshop Session 1 (1 hour)

14:10 – Acro-Yoga Workshop Session 2 (1 hour)

15:15 – Focus Movement Workshop (2 hours)

19:45 – Sub-Tunes

20:00 – Steve McClure Talk Starts

21:30 – Live Music Starts


Acro-Yoga With Madison Cooper

Why do weights when you can learn to lift people instead? Join Madison and Mike for their lovely beginners Acro-Yoga workshop. Suitable for complete beginners and no partner necessary.

Hilariously fun and great team-building, Madison will be running this speciality workshop to walk you through the fundamentals. We will warm up with a mini mindful yoga flow and conditioning exercises followed by partner balances. There will be two workshops both which will last 1 hour in total at 1:00pm and 2:10pm. At only £10 a slot why not give it a go, we’re sure you’ll surprise yourself.

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Focus Movement With Madeleine Cope

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wishes to gain more from movement in their climbing, and transfer strength gains to sport climbing or bouldering.

The class will start in the yoga studio with a discussion of how we can best prepare ourselves to improve quality of movement, approach challenging movement in climbing, and appreciate how our body functions as a whole unit. This will include practise of techniques to help focus the mind alongside physical challenges to gain body awareness.

On the wall, the session will progress from mindful climbing as a warm up, to exploring new ways of moving, and applying this to challenging climbs for individuals. The session will finish by taking climbers back to natural climbing, with an exercise using rhythm to allow the body to flow subconsciously.

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Meditation Workshop With Christine Sherratt

This class will help those who attend gain a more peaceful and present state of mind.

By training our mind to think what we want to think rather than our monkey mind deciding for us. Much of our lives we miss the present moment because we are constantly lost in thought. By focusing and anchoring our mind onto an object such as the breath, this allows us to stay present for ourselves and those around us and brings a deep sense of inner peace and calm.

Meditation is helpful in all areas of our lives as it allows us to stay in the present moment without judgement and we get to enjoy where we are at even if it is a difficult situation. It stops the mind from running away with us of thoughts of fear and danger and helps us stay within each moment.

When we become more patient, more loving and more wise we do not just help ourselves – we help everyone in our lives.

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Special Guest Speaker – The Infamous Steve McClure

Join us for an evening with one of the best climbers the UK has ever produced – Steve McClure.

Steve is most well know for his achievements in the world of Sport Climbing, having performed at the top end for over 20 years; you could say he knows a thing or two.

Steve sent his mega project, Rainman 9B at Malham Cove (an extension of Rainshadow 9a, which itself is an extension of Raindogs 8a) in mid 2017, the UK’s first route at the grade. Along side this, he also put up the UK second hardest route Overshadow, numerous 9a’s and onsighted up to 8b+. Having said this, he’s also no stranger to big wall or trad climbing, as you may also find him wiggling in wires in Pembroke or sleeping in a portaledge on a 1000m wall in Greenland.

 So book a spot for an truly unmissable evening, and let a climbing legend take you on a journey spanning the last 40 years; the climbing evolution, where climbing came from and how it continues to evolve with the first Olympic medals for Climbing on the horizon.

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KickBack Coffee – Our Local Coffee Afficionado

Introducing Alex, the brains behind our very own supply of deliciously roasted coffee beans! Calling all coffee lovers; Alex will be on hand providing his knowledge on roasting beans to his barrista experience and teaching latte art. He will also be providing some espresso tasters to people throughout the day. Couldn’t be better!

10:00am – 6:00pm

Cloud Balm – Eco-Friendly Skin Care

Andy Abraham is the local supplier of CloudBalm; a beeswax product with multiple natural ingredients that help nourish, protect and revitalise your skin to help keep you climbing day after day. Whether it is questions about climbing on the gritstone, bee-keeping or more, come down and learn about it!

Tap House Takeover

Mary Mason from Buxton Brewery will be joining us and bringing 4 of their finest beers, available throughout the day on tap! From powerful hops and malts to lighter flavours and aromas, there will be something for all you beer lovers. We had our lead coach Alistair head down to the brewery for some taste-testing to specially select a few. Who said you can’t mix work with pleasure!?

2:00pm – 10:00pm

Pizza Creation Station

We will be running a special pizza bar from midday where you can create your very own Substation Special. With a massive range of toppings on offer, there’s no end to the creativity. The best pizza of the day will earn a place on the Substation food menu!

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Made By Scavenger

Scavengers mission is to find useful, fun and inspiring ways to reuse old climbing equipment, outdoor gear and waste materials. They make, bags, belts, wallet and Teddies all from old gear collected via donation bins at climbing walls and shops across the UK. If you have gear to donate please give them a shout, the brighter the better! Come check them out!


Introducing the artist behind the mural in our training area, the creative enthusiast, Ladoza. His work revolves around abstract art and photography although dabbles in music films and prints. Come down and meet the man behind it all!

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to phone us on 01625 440 144.