Help us Make a Difference &

Be Part of Something Special

The Big Flash is a 3 Day Climbing Festival hosted and organised by Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich.

It’s a three day charity FUNdraiser based around The Flash Championship, one of the greatest bouldering competitions in the UK.

It has three main aims: Make a Difference; Put on a Show; Support UK Competition Climbing.

In 2019 The Big Flash made history as the first Climbing Competition to be broadcast Live on UK TV.

Within 2020 we aim to broadcast the competition live once again on UK TV.

Weekend Info


That Boulder Comp


Flash Championship

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“You say it’s the second best climbing comp in the country, presumably The CWIF being no.1.  The CWIF is indeed a fantastic event, but I’ve given it a lot of thought over the weekend and (to borrow from Brian Clough) I wouldn’t say The Big Flash is the best [Comp in the UK], but I would put it in my top 1.”

Robert (Parent of 2017 Finalist)
“I’ve been routesetting at The Big Flash every single year and it is one of the highlights of my setting year in the UK”
Yann Genoux | IFSC Routesetter & everyones favourite Frenchman!

Meet our Charities

The Big Flash has now raised well over £25,000 for charities and good causes including Climbers Against Cancer, The GB Climbing Team, The East Anglian Air Ambulance, and CAM – Climb Alongside Mental Health.

This year we continue our long standing support for Climbers Against Cancer and will also support Nelsons Journey, a Norfolk based Charity which supports children and young people under 18 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. 
Get climbing and help us make a difference to these two great charities.
Climbers Against Cancer
Nelson’s Journey

Meet our 2019 Partners

The Big Flash would not be possible without the support from our partners, particularly DMM, Tenaya & Beta Climbing who have believed in our vision and given their support year after year. 

The event has grown into a bit of a beast, a beast we’re very proud of but the costs do increase year on year.
If your brand likes to make a difference and do special things, why not get in touch about being a partner. 
If we you share our vision and passion, we’d love to have you onboard.

Official Climbing Shoe Partner

Official Hold Supplier

Official UK Distributer

Official Volume Supplier

Official Protein Bar Parnter

Official Brush Partner

Official Chalk Partner

Official Skin Care Partner

Official Insurance Partners