Rockworks have designed and installed the first climbing wall to be designated as a National Performance Centre
The BMC established the National Performance Centre (NPC) designation in 2012 to encourage the development of climbing walls which are capable of running national and international competitions.
Awesome Walls Sheffield offers both lead climbing and bouldering but it is the main competition lead wall, designed by Rockworks that has enabled the centre to meet the criteria for NPC designation.
The main wall has been designed by Rockworks with competitions and spectators in mind. There is no other wall in the U.K. that matches the main wall for height and steepness, being 15 metres in height, overhanging by 12.5 metres and 23 metres in total length. The competition area also includes a 'speed wall' designed to IFSC standards.