/ White Spider
First class wall in all regards. Prefer it to Reading, both of the Guildford walls and the Westway. The Castle's too far for me, but I've not been there for ages anyway.
Our wall of choice now - not been anywhere else since it opened.
Quality routes, nice and open environment, sexy looking walls, nice segregated bouldering areas - they've really paid attention to the details and it shows...
Only been once - on their open day. Despite the numbers of people there, didn't have any trouble getting on the routes as it's a decent size. Routes were kind - I hadn't led in a while so stuck to the softer grades but didn't have any real problems. I'd go back if it were closer.
The only London wall that I've been to is the Castle. I have found the grading there to be stiff on the lead walls. WS would, in my view, definitely be softer.
Many thanks. I'm going to give it a try although it's a bit of a trek from Hastings
Been a few times and its a great new wall. Lots of different angles and shapes on modern curved panels, the vast majority of lines setup for leading with even top rope lines having a seperate loweroff for lading. 3 Good bouldering areas including a big roof.
Cafes a bit limited, and the shop hadn't opened last time I went.
Oh and grades are Mega soft, so its quite flattering! But generally the route setting was otherwise good with interesting moves and good use of the features.
Suspect parking might become an issue if it gets busy.
The holds and walls are still relatively new so they're nice and grippy too.
I haven't really bouldered much there so couldnt comment on that.
There seemed to be more higher graded roped routes too i.e. more 7s and I think a few 8s but if people are saying it's soft then maybe not so many 8s.
The cafe's fine for drinks but the food isn't as good as some other places.
There's a variation in grading. Some setters are grading consistently softly, but others - e.g. Steve McClure - are spot on or even on the tough end.
The boulder section has been in place a while and I think it misses mid grade routes a bit, lots of hard stuff and some obvious easy's but I havent found enough mid grade. I mentioned this on their FB page and they have said in reply they are due a reset and intend to reset on an 8 week cycle.
I hope so, cos Craggy2 is a long drive for me ;)
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