What Would You Do For 50 Quid?

Jan 22: What Would You Do For 50 Quid? by Jack Geldard – Editor – UKC It seems like they´re all at it. In our recent news item on The Climbing Works, we reported a cash prize for the first to complete a ´special´ boulder problem. It would appear that this trend is growing, with Climb Newcastle running a similar competition. The Climb Newcastle competition has a twist; they publish a video showing exactly how the problem is climbed, giving all competitors the chance to gain valuable ´video beta´ before the big day. Chris Graham of Climb Newcastle described their latest comp: “This month we had a rollover so it was £100, won by one of the strongest young climbers around Micky Page” Micky Page was described by Tyler Landman in the UKC 2008 Bouldering Article as a “Geordie underground legend” following his repeat of the Font 8C sit start to Kheops. With competitors operating at that level, it´s fair to say that this won´t be the easiest £50 you´ve ever earned. I asked Chris Graham about their drug testing policy;”No drug testing at our comps although a couple of our competitors may have been over the limit on the caffeine!” In Need Of £50? Check Out This Video:   For more info on this bouldering competition, check out the Climb Newcastle Website