/ Climbers within 30 mins of Sherborne

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JIMBO on 15 May 2013
Dear Dorset/Somerset climbers,

I'm trying to convince work (a school) to build a bouldering facility for the students to train and help develop Outdoor Education. The building that it could go in is an old squash court - so it wouldn't be massive at this stage but if successful there could be future plans to expand. It could also be opened to the public to use. However I need some sort of business plan to show it would be a welcome resource to the local community of climbers. My intention would be that it was able to pay for itself and its upkeep. Could I ask those for whom it would make a difference to take a few moments to complete the online survey?

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YYPGKQT

Many thanks


JIMBO
The Ex-Engineer - on 16 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: Have completed the survey.

It would be great to have some decent bouldering 12miles away rather than 41miles! It might even mean I get fit again..
JIMBO on 16 May 2013
In reply to The Ex-Engineer: Much of Dorset is in a black spot for climbing. Seems to be an hour+ drive to any good wall. Cheers for the info ;-)
JIMBO on 16 May 2013
Thanks for the replies so far. Keep them coming... nice trends appearing :-)

JIMBO on 16 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: bump!
Marcus Brewer - on 16 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: Good Luck Jimbo. Keep pushing!
Matt_b - on 16 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: Not sure which of the schools you are working at, but getting in touch with others would be a good idea. Also get in touch with the Youth Club. Would be great if such a facility existed in Sherborne. The lack of nearby wall used to really get annoying when I lived in Sherborne, I ended up building a wall in the garage.
JIMBO on 17 May 2013
In reply to Matt_b: good thoughts about local schools/youth groups.
It really is the dead zone for training... a good well managed bouldering wall would make a big difference.
JIMBO on 17 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: I also need a name... any suggestions?
alan ashmore - on 17 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO:
> (In reply to JIMBO) I also need a name... any suggestions?

Arms like these !!!
JIMBO on 17 May 2013
In reply to alan ashmore: someone did suggest "the gun shop" but round these parts it would get confused!
JIMBO on 18 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Court Bouldering" is another suggestion
JIMBO on 19 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "The Annex"?
JIMBO on 20 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Rock-nasium"?
JIMBO on 20 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "The Armoury"?
LaMentalist on 20 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO:

The Armoury crossed my mind as well Jimbo . I would use the venue occasionally too and have done your survey , I'll send a link to a couple of friends as well .
JIMBO on 20 May 2013
In reply to LaMentalist: Excellent, cheers :-)
JIMBO on 21 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Beta Boulder"?
JIMBO on 21 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Boulder Club"?
JIMBO on 22 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "The Rock Gym"?
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JIMBO on 22 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Rockorama"?
JIMBO on 23 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Ascendunt Montes"?
JIMBO on 23 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "The Rock Pit"?
Turdus torquatus on 23 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO:

Yeo Mama
JIMBO on 23 May 2013
In reply to Turdus torquatus: good idea... what about Yeo Villa?
JIMBO on 24 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Abbey Boulder"?
JIMBO on 27 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Boulder Bonanza"?
JIMBO on 28 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "The New School Room"?
JIMBO on 31 May 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "Boulder bowl"?
JIMBO on 03 Jun 2013
In reply to JIMBO: "The Rocks"?
JIMBO on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to JIMBO: " Arachnophilia"?
useful on 19 Jun 2013
In reply to JIMBO:

In terms of putting bouldering into an old squash court, this is something that's was done in Prestatyn Some time ago. The Sports Centre is on a school site, but open to all-comers.

http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en-gb/DNAP-75NNLR

Perhaps you could talk to them for help? They all seem very amenable and helpful when I visit...

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