The Hangar Games are back: The Ultimate Youth Climbing Showdown 

Calling all young climbers… the countdown has begun for our favourite climbing event of the year – The Hangar Games! Get ready to scale new heights, conquer challenges, and showcase your climbing prowess in an electrifying competition that promises an action-packed day of fun and camaraderie. 

What Are The Hangar Games? 

We are thrilled to announce the return of The Hangar Games, an annual climbing competition presented by The Climbing Hangar. Following the enormous success of last year's event, we're back with a bang for the second edition of this gripping competition. If you've been eagerly waiting for the next thrilling climbing challenge, mark your calendars for Saturday 7 October, and make your way to The Climbing Hangar in Reading. 

Who's Invited? 

Attention all climbers aged 7 to 18 who are part of our Squad team, hold a Rock Club membership, or are in a local squad group – this event is tailor-made for you! Whether you're a climbing prodigy or a spirited beginner, The Hangar Games offers a platform for you to unleash your climbing talents and experience the rush of competition. 

What’s it all about? 

The Hangar Games are not just any competition – they're a unique inter-Hangar showdown that will see participants compete both as individuals and as a team. This means you'll challenge yourself individually and collaborate with your teammates to achieve greatness. It's not just about winning; it's about celebrating the spirit of climbing and forging lasting friendships within the climbing community. 

See our highlights from last year’s event in Hangar Sheffield below.

What’s in store for you?

There’s something for everyone at The Hangar Games this year! Highlights include: 

  • Bloc Scramble Comp Format: Put your skills to the test as you navigate through a series of challenging blocs designed to push your limits and showcase your climbing prowess. 
  • Coaching workshops by climbing legends: Learn from the best! Benefit from the expertise of climbing legends, including the former bouldering world champ Shauna Coxsey and the unstoppable Max Milne. Shauna and Max will lead coaching workshops that offer invaluable insights and tips to enhance your climbing techniques. The pro's will also be supported by a host of Hangar and GB coaches to bring your climbing to the next level.   
  • Climbing Challenges: Think you've got what it takes? Prove it! Engage in various climbing challenges that will test your agility, strength, and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Meet the Pros: Hang out with climbing professionals and members of our sponsored squad. Gain inspiration from their journeys and stories while enjoying a memorable day of climbing camaraderie. 
  • Food specials & exclusive retail sale: Rest assured, we've got your sustenance covered! Enjoy delicious food specials throughout the event that will keep your energy levels up. And don't miss the chance to explore our retail sale area. 

Fun for the Whole Family

We understand the importance of family support! We have something special in store for parents and siblings eager to be part of the excitement. Join our parent climbing social, where the whole family can get involved and experience the thrill of climbing first-hand. 

Express Your Interest Now

Are you part of our Squad or Rock Club? Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this epic event! We want every Squad member to be a part of The Hangar Games, and we're excited to make room for everyone. Let us know you're interested by registering your participation – seize this opportunity to showcase your climbing prowess and be part of a truly unforgettable day. 

The Hangar Games are more than just a competition; they're a celebration of climbing, camaraderie, and pushing your limits. Save the date, spread the word, and gear up for an extraordinary climbing adventure on Saturday 7 October 2023. We can't wait to see you at The Climbing Hangar Reading for a day that promises non-stop excitement, challenges, and the joy of climbing! 

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Join our Squad

Are you passionate about climbing and ready to hone your skills? Hangar Squad is our U18 climbing team. Being part of the club requires dedication but it's an amazing way to get involved in the climbing community beyond your wall.

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