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The North Face® Climb Festival
July 12‍-13 ‍2024
London

Canary Wharf Harbor Quay Gardens London E14 5GX, UK
For athletes:REGISTER NOWGuest appearance from
The North Face Athlete,
Alex Honnold
For spectators:GET TICKETS NOWWith performances from:Ross From FriendsLaurence GuyNine8 Collective  and more.Guest appearance from
The North Face Athlete,
Alex Honnold

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Get ready to watch the very best climbers from around the world race in a head-to-head competition held over deep water. There'll be DJ sets, local eats, freestanding boulders and famous guests. So whether you're happiest on the wall or on the ground, don't miss the climbing event of the summer.Are you an athlete?Sign up now to compete at The North Face Climb Festival. Test your limits as you go toe-to-toe with fellow climbers, tackling identical routes on a towering 16-metre wall with only deep water to break your fall. Come for the climbing, stay for the food, music and more.
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Competition schedule


12TH FRIDAY —
DWS QUALIFYING ROUNDS
Climbing takes centre stage as up to 150 athletes compete for just 60 places in Saturday's finals.
  • 10:30 AM
    DOORS OPEN
  • 11:00-1:00 PM
    COMPETITION QUALIFYING ROUND 1
  • 1:00-1:30 PM
    BIG WALL DISCUSSION WITH SIEBE VANHEE
  • 1:00-2:00 PM
    CLIMB WITH OUR ATHLETE - JAMES PEARSON
  • 2:00-4:00 PM
    COMPETITION QUALIFYING ROUND 2
  • 5:00-6:00 PM
    CLIMB WITH OUR ATHLETE - SOLENNE PIRET
  • 4:30-6:00 PM
    COMPETITION QUALIFYING ROUND 3
  • 6:00-6:45 PM
    DJ SET: ANU
  • 07:00 - 08:00 PM
    DYNO COMPETITION
  • 08:00 - 09:00 PM
    HEADLINER SET: NINE8 COLLECTIVE
13TH SATURDAY —
DWS finals
Saturday sees the competition heat up with the top 60 competitors putting it all on the line for the win.
  • 10:30 AM
    DOORS OPEN
  • 11:00-12:15 PM
    WOMEN’S COMPETITION SEEDING
  • 12:00 - 1.00 PM
    CLIMB WITH OUR ATHLETES - JACOPO LARCHER
  • 1:00-2:30 PM
    MEN’S COMPETITION SEEDING
  • 2:30-3:30 PM
    LIVE PODCAST WITH ALEX HONNOLD
  • 3:30 - 4:45 PM
    WOMEN’S COMPETITION SEMI FINALS & FINALS
  • 4.00 - 5.00 PM
    CLIMB WITH OUR ATHLETES - CAROLINE CIAVALDINI
  • 05:00 - 5:45 PM
    DJ SET: JJESS
  • 5:45 - 07:00 PM
    MEN’S COMPETITION SEMI FINAL & FINALS
  • 7:00-7:45 PM
    DJ SET: LAURENCE GUY
  • 7:45-8:00 PM
    COMPETITION AWARDS CEREMONY
  • 8:00-9:00 PM
    HEADLINER SET: ROSS FROM FRIENDS

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FAQs


General admission is free. Just download the DICE app and search for The North Face Climb Festival to secure tickets. Tickets are non-transferrable.
There are 3 rounds:
1. Qualifying Round. 150 climbers. Each Climber gets 1 chance to climb the wall. Your fastest time or highest climb will be recorded. The top 30 fastest times for men and women will move on to the next round.
2. Seeding. 60 climbers. Each Climber will get 1 chance to climb the wall. The top 16 fastest times for men and women will move on to the next round.
3. Semi Finals. 32 climbers (16 men and 16 women) compete for top time or height competition ending in a head-to-head competition. 16 Men and 16 Women compete for top 4 slots per gender.

Finals. 4 Fastest time per men and women will compete for top 2 times or height. The 3rd fastest time or height in this heat wins 3rd place. Top 2 times compete head to head for 1st and 2nd place.
XPLR Pass is The North Face’s membership programme that includes access to exclusive products, events, discounts and more. It’s free to sign up.

Join the contest and get your chance to win a VIP experience at Climb Festival by sending an e-mail to xplr_pass@vfc.com and confirming your application. If you’re not a member yet, don’t forget to sign up to XPLR Pass on www.thenorthface.co.uk/loyalty-programme.html.
The competition wall is for registered competitors only. Your can register at https://link.dice.fm/fcff04242cc2. There will be opportunities for the general public to climb onsite throughout the duration of the festival.
Amateur climbers 18+ are allowed to enter the competition. Competition athletes should have a climbing level of 5.12+, and must be able to swim. Get your competition entry ticket at https://link.dice.fm/fcff04242cc2
Dogs are allowed on the Canary Wharf estate, but for the safety of the animals and guests, pets are not permitted on barges or in event activation areas.
Yes.
Food and drink concessions including alcohol will be available onsite via local vendors. Additional food and beverage options are available to VIP guests on board designated vessels.
There are 3 rounds:
1. Qualifying Round. 100 climbers. Each Climber gets 1 chance to climb the wall. Your fastest time or highest climb will be recorded. The top 30 fastest times for men and women will move on to the next round.
2. Seeding. 60 climbers. Each Climber will get 1 chance to climb the wall. The top 16 fastest times for men and women will move on to the next round.
3. Semi Finals. 32 climbers (16 men and 16 women) compete for top time or height competition ending in a head-to-head competition. 16 Men and 16 Women compete for top 4 slots per gender.

Finals. 4 Fastest time per men and women will compete for top 2 times or height. The 3rd fastest time or height in this heat wins 3rd place. Top 2 times compete head to head for 1st and 2nd place.
You should bring the following (* in clear bags only):
1. As many climbing shoes and chalk bags as you want/require
2. Chalk for refills
3. Change of clothes, as many as you need
4. Food and water
5. ID for check-in
There are 2 judges per climber as well as a head judge (5 total).
Bathrooms, showers to rinse and secure storage during active climbs will all be available on-site.
There’s a place to change and dry off once you exit the water. If moving on to the next round, it’s recommended to bring a different pair of dry shoes and chalk to change into. While dropping into the water is inherently risky, there is a water safety team and medic on standby for any potential issues.
The climbs will range from 5.12+ to 5.13+/5.14- depending on round and division.
There are two ways:
1. You can jump into the water below.
2. Competitors can down climb to a lower point, hang and drop.
Both men and women top competitors receive the following:
1. £5,000
2. £3,000
3. £2,000