Skinned knees, wrecked skin, late nights, constant soreness – we all know rock climbing is as much about suffering as it is about pleasure. To help you embrace the beautiful type 2 fun climbing can offer, we’re kicking off 2018 with Urban Climb’s first SufferFest.
We’ll be partnering with local climber Josh Worley to help raise funds for Climate Council and Reach Out. Josh is taking a ‘Vertical Year’ next year and will be rock climbing around the globe, raising awareness for a great cause, and adventuring in the mountains. SufferFest is all about taking a slice of that environment – the alpine, the mental challenge, and the beautiful suffering – and bringing it to West End.
Participants will join in teams of 2, 4 or 6, and will climb throughout the night to see how many vertical metres they can attain. Climbers will pitch their tents throughout the gym, gather around the Camp 4 campfire to revive their spirits in the early hours of the morning, before getting after it to make a final push to the summit. Maybe you want to set your heights high and conquer Everest (8,848m), or take a more pedestrian approach, and just scale Mt Coot-tha (287m) before retiring to your camp site for some kip.
Check out the links below for more details. We’ll see you on the 12/1 for some suffering.
Sign up: Tickets
Get an info pack: Here