/ The edge wimborne
Unless Wimborne has upped it's game recently, go to Calshot
Wimborne is a small wall in a liesure centre with no bouldering (at least when I last went which was admittedly some years ago), Calshot is a purpose built wall with a *huge* overhanging section and good bouldering - knocks the socks off Wimborne. I would highly recomend Calshot over Wimborne.
You can't really compare the two. Clashot is a dedicated climbing wall with lead routes, decent route lenghts and bouldering etc.
The Edge is basically a couple of top rope panels at the back wall of a multipurpose gym hall.
That said: If youre looking for a climbing wall in the Wimborne area for a couple of sessions is's pretty decent.
I heard the boldering room upstairs has improved and is supposed to have some interesting problems.
If you have the choice between Calshot and the Edge, go for Calshot. If the Edge is your only option it makes for a decent session
I went a few months ago - wasn't great. Bouldering wall was small (I didn't use the big walls as I was there alone) but OK.... very low ceiling so only good for short powerful routes. Loads of holds loose, and some entire panels loose. Never ben to Calshot, but surely it can't be much worse!
I went to Wimborne a while back when visiting a friend in Bournemouth. I managed to get a good hour and a half out of the bouldering room but it's certainly not ideal. Very low, problems don't look like they've been changed in years, bits of the wall were damaged when I was there and just in general poor shape.
If you have any alternative, I'd take it.
Its a shame Bournemouth Uni got rid of their wall, because that was the alternative.
> Its a shame Bournemouth Uni got rid of their wall, because that was the alternative.
Good luck with that! They've not changed their approach (to my knowledge) for several years.
Shame, really, all it needs is a bit of care and management and it'd be brilliant.
Elsewhere on the site
Manchester Climbing Centre is showing Reel Rock’s Valley Uprising on Tuesday the 11th of November at... Read more
A fantastically versatile little pack; whether out running in the hills, hitting the trails on the bike or just running for the... Read more
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more
Last year, Finn McCann wrote an article about climbing El Capitan with his terminally ill father Seamus, who had been... Read more