Registration for the ROCfest 5.0 now OPEN

ROCfest 5.0 is SOLD OUT

 

This years event is lining up to be something spectacular, with a top West End producer on board we’re making sure every single minute of the ROCfest 5.0 is an exciting and entertaining one.

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As well as the “standard” ROCfest (we know, nothing about the ROCfest has ever been just standard) we’re adding a Dyno competition (run by Beyond Hope – Metolius, Evolv and Prana), a slacklining jam with 4 of the best UK slackliners (courtesy of Trislacklining), professional sound and lighting for the full event and an awesome souvenir T-shirt.

See winter 2013 slack line jam film here

2013 ROCfest Film

Refreshments, including breakfast butties, will be available throughout the day. The heated seating area, with the main sponsor DMM stand, ensures that you wont get cold while having a break from the climbing.

With prizes for 12 (that’s right, we’re adding a new category) categories too, it’s sure to be the biggest single-day climbing event in the UK!

Adult Open cash prizes Male & Female = 1st £500, 2nd £250, 3rd £150, 4th £100, 5th £75, 6th £50

Junior 13-15 cash prizes Male & Female = 1st £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50

Only 275 places are available this year – once they’re gone, they’re gone! Online registration closes on 17th January.

T-shirts even better than these!

T-shirts even better than these!

Entry Prices:

Despite our best efforts, we have to charge everyone an entry fee for the ROCfest. This partially covers the staggering prize fund (over £2700 cash prizes plus more than £2000 worth of equipment), the hard working staff both on the day and for months of preparation leading up to the event, the spectacular shows & professional lighting and sound engineers, and all the other incredible aspects of ROCfest.

For only £18 for an adult and £15 for a child on the day (child prices apply to Under 16s) you get full entry to the day’s events, plus an amazing souvenir limited edition T-shirt.

Spectators will also be charged a nominal fee which goes towards running the spectacle that is ROCfest. This is only £2 for an over 16, and £1 for an under 16.

The building can only hold a limited number of people, so make sure you book your tickets in advance!

Register now online to save £3 on your entry fee.  Online registration closes 17th January

 

ROCfest Agenda!

With the 1st of February quickly approaching, we thought it wise to give our competitors and spectators an idea of the order of events for the day.

With the doors opening to the public at 9am with bacon butties on sale, the Rock Over car park is set to fill up pretty quickly, however any single yellow line parking spaces or parking bays are free after 12:30 on a Saturday. A map will be posted on our website showing parking locations.

For the customers using public transport, we are a 5 minute walk from Victoria train station and 20 minutes from Piccadilly train station (by using the tram to Victoria train station). Any customers who need a place to stay we have a travel lodge located 100m away located at the postcode M3 1PT.

Hopefully the day will run smoothly however some allocated times may vary on the day with the opening times and finals being the only events that will not change. Prizes are scheduled for handing out after the competition main event, the adult finals and slackline jam which nobody is going to want to miss!

 

Day Running Order

Time

Open to Public

9am

Breakfast

9am – 1130

Registration opens

9am

Adult Open, Vets & Legends Climb Start

1100-1400

Junior, Beginner Start

1200 – 1500

Adult Open & Vets Climb Finish

1400

Dinner & Bar Open

1400

Junior, Beginner, Finish

1500

Slack line Jam

1530-1630

Junior Isolation

1530

Adult Isolation

1600

Junior Finals

1630-1730

Adult Finals

1745 – 1945

Prize Giving

2000

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