/ NEWS: Two New Walls: Manchester and Bristol
Dave has a new wall under construction in Manchester.
In addition Sheffield's, the Climbing Works, is expanding south to Bristol.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/
Where in Stockport?
Where? Where? Where?
Couldn't he have put it in Stoke instead :-(
yaaayyyy, an Awesome Walls nearer me! hurrah hurrah!
here's hoping they can find even more lovely people to work there, to replicate the ace atmosphere at Awesome Liverpool.
This has made my week. No, my month.
A bit of research reveals the address:
The Old Engine House, Pear New Mill, Stockport Road West, Lower Bredbury, Stockport. SK6 2BP
(google stockport planning portal if you want all the details)
I reckon an additional wall should spread capacity and prevent (at least for some time) there being a one in one out situation or at least reduce the levels of queueing at the popular lead walls.
Anyone know what the climbing facilities at the chillfactore are expected to be? The website does imply a "normal" climbing wall.
> This has made my week. No, my month.
> A bit of research reveals the address:
> The Old Engine House, Pear New Mill, Stockport Road West, Lower Bredbury, Stockport. SK6 2BP
> (google stockport planning portal if you want all the details)
Cool - I will be able to walk to it from my work...
The only problem with MCC from a personal point of view is the lack of constant angle overhanging lead walls - only two lines, and one of those is a corner line - so I'm hoping Stockport is gonna rectify that.
I'm not sure about the capacity issue. MCC has generated a huge number of people who wouldn't otherwise have climbed - so your motorway analogy is probably a good one!
Is it not about time Stoke had a decent wall built?
Thank christ for that - at last some decent bouldering in Bristol
Can't wait til September now.
im so chuffed. ucr is great but its too small for the bouldering. this is perfect for Bristol.
Well done Ron! i doff my cap to you sir.
Or tiny damp crimps under a dark seeping roof ...
Yeah. But only one OK leading wall (MCC) without decent bouldering, and one good boulderng wall (Broughton) which will probably be knocked down at anytime.
The rest are a waste of time, or not in Manchester aren't they?
In reply to tbertenshaw:
I emailed to ask a while ago - I was told "The climbing wall will be in the street and will be aimed at a first timer and novice climbers to encourage new comers to the sport."
At the time I thought this implied simply a bouldering wall, no ropes or leading. Reading it again I'm not sure exactly what it means, especially the part about it being in the street!
Exactly! Maybe Manchester can support another wall, but regardless they already have 3 in the area! (MCC, Warrington, Stockport). Stoke doesn't have any.
> Stoke doesn't have any.
Where are the climbing entrepreneurs?
mmm, wonder what john dunne is thinking?
its a little close isnt it? its about a 7 minute drive!
i think MCC is great,although i am a little bored with it now, and will leave it alone for a while.
but having 2 so close to each other can only be good for the consumer.
Dave D, I see the secrets out at last!
My fingers have finally recovered from the t-nutting for the new Awseome Bouldering room in Manchester. I'll require much more beer/jd to do the main walls.
Even more strange it hasn't happened since:
There's a blatant need, plenty of climbers in and around Stoke
There's plenty of run down factories that could be used, and I bet they're cheap to buy too (the houses are cheap enough - I should know as I'm buying one!)
Stoke is right on the M6, so easy to access for those further afield, and it's on the way to a lot of places.
It makes sense really!
Because I work full time, I'm buying a house, I have a boyfriend, I climb 4 times a week, I paint, I swim/jog, I even socialise occasionally etc.etc. Not to mention that fact that I have no relevant experience.
And you still have time to post on UKC :)
Not a lot. I post while watching Hollyoaks. And when it's raining (a lot lately!)
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