Over 6,000 expected for Cliffhanger event in Sheffield city centre

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Over 6,000 people are expected to descend on Sheffield city centre for the return of a popular climbing event and festival.

Sheffield welcomes 80 competitors to The British Bouldering Championship, the first time the competition has been held in the city centre. The championships are set to be held in Devonshire Green.

The event hopes to complement the popular Cliffhanger festival which will also return this year.

Sheffield’s very own Shauna Coxsey will be battling to retain her BBC crown.

Coun Leigh Bramall, deputy leader of Sheffield Council said: “To say this year’s competition and the wider Cliffhanger Festival is going to be the best yet is an understatement.

“Moving it to the city centre means that even more people are going to be able to enjoy this gripping competition for free.

“Sheffield has a longstanding reputation for climbing, attracting everyone from world class talent to people that head out to the grit stone in the Peak District over the weekend to unwind.”

For information about Cliffhanger 2016 visit www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/all/cliffhanger

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