WHAT IS THE BIG FLASH?
The Big Flash is a 3 day festival of climbing & competition based around The Flash Championship; a two day ‘world cup style’ bouldering competition. It’s one of the biggest events on the UK competition calendar and to date, it has raised over £25,000 for various charities and good causes.
This year, we will be supporting Climbers Against Cancer and Nelsons Journey.
This is our seventh annual festival and we’re extremely proud of how it has grown and the reputation it now has. The ‘big guns’ regard it as one of the top three bouldering competitions in the country, and the event itself is definitely one the biggest on the calendar.
Despite the event costs increasing year on year, Highball continues to host and organise this event for free. We do receive some support from key partners (thanks guys!) which goes towards the prize fund and online streaming but, the rest is on us. If you can dig deep and help us raise as much money as possible, it woudl make all the time, effort, and stress all worthwhile!
HOW TO DONATE
Online registration for competitions is £10 – 100% will go into to our Flash Fund.
For general climbing and other activities over the weekend, please place money in the buckets at reception – there will be suggested donations, which will politely enforced by Crew!
Note: Memberships and 5/10 Climb Passed are suspended for the weekend
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING OVER THE WEEKEND?
In addition to the competitions, there is a whole timetable of climbing and non-climbing activities available across the entire weekend, including:
- A special round of That Bouldering Comp (Friday 11th). TBC is our super popular climbing competition for new, novice and intermediate climbers of all ages, climbing up to 6b/V4 – ish
- Boot Demo from Tenaya
- Beer from the ‘Forearms Bar’
- Wood Fired Pizzas
- Yoga Classes
Together, we’re hoping to raise a large sum of money – shall we go for £6,000 this year!? – for the fantastic Climbers Against Cancer and Nelson’s Journey, and smash all our previous records!