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The STS is Back for 2015

 

2015 Tooling Competition
DATES and VENUES

October 24th          Glasgow Climbing Centre
November 14th      Glenmore Lodge
December 19th       Transitiion Extreme, Aberdeen
January 2016 (tbc)  The Ice Factor, Kinlochleven

Finalised dates and locations for STS 2015, apologies for the chopping and changing but its been out of our control. Ice Factor will host the series final to coincide with reopening after the fire we had.

Booking link here through MC of S. http://www.mcofs.org.uk/scottish-tooling-series.asp

 

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Buff

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.

 

Event Sponsors – Buff

Who are Buff?


 

Buff®, the original multifunctional headwear. Once upon a time there was a keen off-road trials motorcyclist from Spain, who realised there was a need for a multifunctional garment that could be worn on and around his head while out riding in any and all conditions. Having worked in the textile industry for over 25 years manufacturing knitted collars and cuffs for the most popular football shirt brands in Europe, Juan Rojas set about creating a functional garment that could be worn in all manner of ways, replacing the need for separate items of head and neck wear.
 

Experimenting with different designs and processes, Juan eventually found a high performance microfibre that was breathable, moisture wicking and wind resistant. Juan then set about designing a proprietary knitting process that could manufacture his product in such a way as to ensure enduring comfort and durability. This manufacturing process, which takes place on a specially developed tubular loom, achieves an unique seamless construction resulting in a particularly comfortable garment that is extremely durable. The use of a sublimation printing process to transfer designs onto the product also ensures that the material retains its soft feel without the colours fading when either exposed to the elements or during cleaning. Juan called his product Buff® as a derivation of the Spanish word ‘bufanda’ meaning scarf.
 

Then, in 1998, Buff® entered a team into the Eco-Challenge adventure race and by the end of the event most of the participants had either requested or were wearing an Original Buff® and were totally “Buffed up.” Since then, Buff® headwear has become a standard accessory for all adventure racers and athletes, and has been worn by contestants on the CBS Survivor series, Raid Gaulouises and Southern Traverse events. Adventure Racer Louise Cooper says: “I can’t imagine being without my Buff. It’s without a doubt the most versatile accessory anyone can wear.”
 

Buff® headwear and has since become popular with millions of outdoor enthusiasts who benefit from its versatility: the garment has multiple uses and can be worn as a scarf, bandanna, headband, hat, facemask or wristband. Put simply: Buff® headwear is uniquely versatile, designed to achieve a high level of comfort and protection from the elements, WITH FUN!
 

Why do Buff sponsor the STS?


 

Buff are a great sponsor for this event. They keep you warm on the icy Scottish winter days and keep the sweat off your brow when your tooling indoors!
 

This year, they are providing prizes for our first ever year of hosting a university category.


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We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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Cairngorm Mountain LTD

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Event Sponsor – Cairngorm Mountain Ltd


 

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Who are Cairngorm Mountain Ltd and how have they supported STS?


 

Cairngorm Mountain Ltd are the premier snowsports and downhill MTB resort. They offer the best and most variety in pistes in the UK, during the winter, and the fastest and most challenging downhill MTB, during the summer. They are also home to the Cairngorm Funicular, Scotland’s ONLY funicular railway, and the delicious Ptarmigan Restaurant! They have guided walks, courses, guided MTB rides and even book weddings and events!

This year we have bee lucky enough to have them support their local STS event, at Glenmore Lodge, with a guided mountain bike pass!!
 

 

We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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Walkers

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Event Sponsor – Walkers


 

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Who are Walkers and how are they supporting STS?


 

“It was over a hundred years ago that the Walker family started baking shortbread in the Speyside village of Aberlour, surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the Scottish highlands, and it is where they remain to this day.” – Walkers Shortbread

Walkers are local to Scotland and specifically local to the area of a good percentage of our walls and competitors! As a local company, we are keen to have them represented at our competitions, to bring the ‘home, family and friendly’ feeling to our competitions.

Walkers have been kind enough to provide a numbers of their sweet treats for our Glenmore Lodge competition. So you’ll have something tasty to come in to, when you are resting between the pumpy climbs on the towers!
 

 

We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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Scottish Mountaineering Trust (SMT)

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Overall Prize Sponsor – Scottish Mountaineering Trust – SMT


 

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Who are SMT and how are they supporting STS?


 

The SMT is a grant-making Charity which, founded in 1962, has for more than 40 years been helping people enjoy and appreciate mountains and mountain environments both in Scotland and throughout the world.Grants are wide-ranging and always associated with mountains e.g. their geography, topography, meteorology, biology and geology, or the safety of people enjoying them.

SMT, via MCofS, are supporters of encouraging and providing opportunities for people to pursue adventure sports. They are supporting STS with their NEW ‘Scottish Climbs’ guidebook. This will further the outdoor adventures of those taking part in STS and give them new routes to train on!

 

 

We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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MCofS

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Series Sponsor – MCofS


 

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Who are MCofS and how do they support STS?


 

Founded in 1970 by the Association of Scottish Climbing Clubs, the MCofS (The Mountaineering Council of Scotland) is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland’s mountains.

They are avid supporters of promoting climbing, especially drytooling, among all ages. They want to ensure that climbing is an attainable and approachable activity for everyone. They primarily support us in order to spread the achievement and interest of juniors. Thanks to their support, we are able to hire professional route setters and provide full promotion for the junior competitors.

 

 

We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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Hot Aches Productions

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Series Sponsors – Hot Aches Productions


 

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Who are Hot Aches Productions?


 

Hot Aches are the premier videographers of climbing and mountaineering. They catch the most exciting and daring challenges and successes of our community on video and share them with the world.

With historical films, such as ‘Pinnacle,’ first ascents, such as ‘E11,’ world climbing, such as ‘Wide Boys’ and harsh, crazy winter climbing, such as the NEW ‘Distilled’ DVD; Hot Aches provide the greatest and most exciting coverage of our climbing world.

Their filming is so vivid, enticing and breathtaking that it leaves you feeling as though you are there, in the harshest of Scottish winters, axes hoping for purchase, when you are comfy and tucked away in your lounge, planning your next adventure.

 

Why Sponsor STS?


 

With their most recent production, ‘Distilled,’ Hot Aches have shown they represent everything that is tooling. The DVD features Andy Turner, climbing in the harshest and most challenging – Scottish Winter. As we have always known, the Brits are toughest climbers because we go out, even when the weather attempts to blockade our every attempt. This is obvious with the sheer number of people who are on the hills every weekend in Scotland, even with temperature well below 0 and ice pelting them in the face. When we cannot get out or when we want to train, we turn to drytooling. STS and Hot Aches are teaming up to show you the best of Scotland, indoors or out.

Hot aches have been generous enough to provide us with not only several copies of ‘Pinnacle’ and a percentage discount on purchases for ALL competitors, but also several copies of their BRAND NEW DVD ‘Distilled!’ See the trailer below!

 

‘Distilled’ Trailer from Hot Aches Productions on Vimeo.

 

 

We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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Dream Climbing Walls Ltd – Dream Training Holds

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Series Sponsor – Dream Climbing Walls – Dream Training Holds


 

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Who are Dream Climbing Walls?


 

Dream Climbing started by providing top-end, innovative climbing walls throughout the UK, specifically for secondary schools. They are professionals, with a perfectionist attitude. They want to ensure that they nurture everyone’s passion for climbing, whether they climb recreationally or with the dream of becoming the next Kev Shields.

Their vision:
Our Dream is that we play a major role in this development and inspire thousands of new people into climbing and keep them climbing on challenging and well designed walls.

We want climbers to know that they are on a Dream Climbing Wall.

Our drive is to deliver TOP quality products market leading climbing products. We aim to be head hunted to take on special projects for customers looking for something extraordinary! Different and in a class of its own.

And we thrive on technical challenges, and taking on the unknown. Problem solving and working with other likeminded, positive individuals to realise dreams.

We are Dream Climbing Walls and we want to work with you to realise your Dream….

NOW they have moved into creating drytooling specific holds AND training holds. These holds push the boundaries and develop you into the best climber possible. They provide the BEST climbing material possible to ensure you the best climbing experience.
 

Why sponsor STS?


We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Dream are committed to providing the best training opportunities to everyone. Their innovative ideas produce the perfect training and drytooling holds. We are lucky enough to have their support in ensuring that STS grows in both training and competition.

They have not only committed to providing 2 prizes for each competition, including the first ever releases of the Pinch Bloc and the Power Ring training tools, but they are ALSO providing STS with the FIRST EVER drytooling specific holds, for routes in the competition.

They are providing us with the important building blocks to ensure STS is not only successful, but will continue to grow and train to the best competition it can be!
 

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We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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Schmoolz

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.
 

Series Sponsors – Schmoolz


 

Schmoolz

 

Who are Schmoolz?


 

Schmoolz D10s started when the team realised that the well know UK weather often meant that climbers not only couldn’t get outside, but couldn’t do the training needed to improve. Specifically, winter climbing is based directly on weather, and often when routes are in scratch, the weather doesn’t play game. This lead to the introduction of drytooling, and ultimately STS. However, tools can cause damage to public and home training walls. The team ran with this idea and created and axe-styled, durable training device. This can be used on all walls, are rated to 4.63 kN (STRONG), and will drastically improve your winter and summer climbing, as you can train in any weather!
 

Why sponsor STS?


 

Schmoolz are committed to both increasing the ability of those who already climb and introducing the world of climbing to those who don’t. They know their tools will test even the most elite climbers, whilst still providing a fun learning environment for the newbies. They are the BEST training tools you can get for STS!

Not only are they providing Schmoolz as prizes, to help with training and increase junior participation, they are also committed to providing training sessions for those who are interested in tooling and STS, but want an intro.

Schmoolz will be offering a schmoolsing coaching session before the GCC competition! for more details keep on eye on the navigation bar, fb or email scottishtoolingseries1@gmail.com. These sessions, while mostly aimed at juniors, are available for ALL ages. You will get prime coaching and help with tooling. You can then even go on to book onto STS, if you would like to give it a go!

With their support, as sponsors, we have the help needed to make the STS world bigger and better each year.

Find out more about the Schmoolz story here, including concept, production, design and testing!

 

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We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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Petzl via Lyon Equipment

We need sponsors to support the Scottish Tooling Series. Apart from their support in prizes, for all the categories, they allow us to promote the series to a bigger audience.This will make the series bigger, better and secure the future of this great event.

 

Series Sponsors – Petzl via Lyon Equipment

Petzl gear sponsored via Lyon Equipment (Lyon Outdoor)

Who are Petzl?


 

In 1968 the first “Petzl” products were sold. Rope clamps and descenders allowed ropes to permanently replace ladders. This new type of “single rope” technique revolutionised caving. Throughout the last 30 years, Petzl has gained a level of experience that is unanimously recognised in the field of verticality.
 

To make advances in this domain Petzl designs and manufactures tough, reliable products with maximum versatility for all vertical terrain: climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, etc. By being at the heart of these activities, Petzl have accumulated a wide range of experience that today directly benefits the entire line of Petzl products.
 
Petzl truly is the world’s leading manufacturer of safety products for the vertical domain!
 

Why do Petzl sponsor the STS?


 

The blend of pushing the boundary of new terrain and sport, and the use of high quality safety and climbing gear means that Petzl is the gear of choice for ensuring you have the best climb possible.
 

It is this perfect blend of product use and user involvement that Petzl have always been keen to
promote. This year, they are our largest overall series sponsor, providing prizes for each event and the overall series winners. On top of providing amazing kit, such as Laser Sonic Ice Screws, Meteor III, Hirundos Harness and Gri Gri 2s, they are also providing 6 pairs of D-Lynx crampons.


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We wish to thank ALL of our 2013 STS sponsors. Without each and every one of you we would not be able to make STS what it is today. Thank you for your support and your continued involvement in STS.

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