We aspire to running a community centre not just a climbing facility and hold regular social events for climbers from the centre and beyond. With regular Quiz Nights, a calendar of guest speakers, competitions and even private parties the centre is buzzing throughout the year. To find out more watch our blog and events diary.
From summer 2014 we’ve been the HQ and meeting point for Exeter Riverside’s Parkrun. Each Saturday over 200 runners turn up to participate in these free 5k runs which start at 9am from the riverside. If you want to find out more about Parkrun or sign up to join visit the parkrun website – its great fun, healthy and there’s a fabulous HQ and café to chill out in afterwards! We are also the meeting point for a regular Monday night running club – come along to the Workshop Café at 6pm each Monday if you want to run with others (typically a middle distance run for people who can run a 10k in 60 minutes) or join in their beginners running group.
Throughout the year we hold a series of social events and competitions. Working with our partners, Taunton Leisure, we offer a series of guest climber lectures – 2014 saw visits from Sherpa athletes Neil Gresham and, in December, Kenton Cool. We also run regular quiz nights for our climbers and keep a running total throughout the year with prizes at the last quiz for the best performing team of the year. Our summer and winter boulder leagues have become regulars on the local competition calendar and we typically hold flash lead and boulder comps at the start and end of the winter climbing season. Social climbing events are growing in popularity and themed events such as the Petzl Night Climb and the Halloween climb have become regular fixtures on the calendar. We also host club evenings for local climbing clubs including the Exeter University Club – if you run a climbing club and would like to use our space for your club meet don’t hesitate to get in touch.
With the Workshop Café space and our resident chef, Paul, on site we can also offer catered events for private parties such as work socials or committee club nights. We hold an events license so are able to offer a pay bar and a fully catered feast for groups of up to 45 people. Joint climb plus Clip ‘n Climb evenings followed by food are proving a popular work social! To find out more about our events call us on 0139 2426 850.