/ OI NEWS: Major New Bouldering Centre Comes To West Yorks

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[The Depot, 2 kb]The Depot, a major new bouldering centre is due to open its doors to the public at the beginning of April. Based in Pudsey, West Yorkshire in a fully refurbished 1920's "art-deco" style bus depot, it offers climbers in the area a world-class indoor climbing experience in a unique and attractive setting.



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=1745
lummox - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to UKC Gear: Dave and others I`ve talked to have been very excited about The Depot- looks like the wall of choice for next winter...
idiotproof - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to lummox:

How many new walls and especially bouldering walls before we reach saturation point.... seems to be a new one every month.

Not that I am complaining!
andy - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to idiotproof:
> (In reply to lummox)
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> How many new walls and especially bouldering walls before we reach saturation point.... seems to be a new one every month.
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It worries me a bit (especially given the state of the economy) - I assume the costs of running these places must be fairly high with insurance, heating lighting etc, so the thinner the spread of (increasingly skint) punters the more they'll struggle.

lummox - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to andy: Two in a place the size of Leeds wouldn`t seem unsustainable tho ?
andy - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to lummox: Dunno - there weren't any til a few weeks ago!
Jon Jones - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to andy:

heating?? no wall I go to spends on heating :oP
Chris F - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to lummox:
> (In reply to andy) Two in a place the size of Leeds wouldn`t seem unsustainable tho ?
Especially as this one is equally placed between Leeds and Bradford, plus easy access from M62 and North of City. Wish it had been there 10 years ago, as I would have driven past it on my daily commute.
goneforever on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to Jon Jones:
> (In reply to andy)
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> heating?? no wall I go to spends on heating :oP

You're right. It talks about a 'heated sitting area' in the cafe...not the whole thing...

Looks nice. And is actually relatively handily placed for me.
MeMeMe - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to Chris F:

And it's only 5 minutes walk from my house.
I knew moving to Pudsey would pay off eventually!
steve taylor - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to idiotproof:
> (In reply to lummox)
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> How many new walls and especially bouldering walls before we reach saturation point.... seems to be a new one every month.
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> Not that I am complaining!

If people start building them in other parts of the country it would be good - with the exepction of Bristol and Surrey, they are all very much "up north".

Come on - Dorset desperately needs something like this. The sun doesn't shine all of the time, and even when it is sunny, it's dark at night.
rehab21 on 17 Mar 2009 - 208.51.44.100 whois?
In reply to steve taylor: Compare "I knew moving to Pudsey would pay off" with "they're all very much 'up north'".

The mountains never moved to Mohammed, Mohammed moved to the mountains. Seems this remains true even if you're talking about mini-mountain sports that are held indoors...
heidavey - on 17 Mar 2009
In reply to UKC Gear: Looks great. Can't wait to check it out.
threepeaks - on 18 Mar 2009
In reply to lummox: Be excited, be very excited!
Mattyk - on 27 Mar 2009
In reply to MeMeMe: where do you live? i'm buying ahouse 5 mins walk from the depot.. very excited!
MeMeMe - on 27 Mar 2009
In reply to Mattyk:
> (In reply to MeMeMe) where do you live? i'm buying ahouse 5 mins walk from the depot.. very excited!

Just off Cemetery road (the Richardshaw lane end).

Where you moving to?
Mattyk - on 27 Mar 2009
In reply to MeMeMe: Just off Bradford road, stanningley.. perhaps 2 minutes walk might be more accurate.. opposite the thornhill pub. Assuming nothing goes wrong!

I think i'm going to enjoy it there. Do you think the area is ok? any recomendations. i went out for a few beers and it seemed pretty good.
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MeMeMe - on 27 Mar 2009
In reply to Mattyk:
> (In reply to MeMeMe) Just off Bradford road, stanningley.. perhaps 2 minutes walk might be more accurate.. opposite the thornhill pub. Assuming nothing goes wrong!

Good luck, good time to be buying I think.


> I think i'm going to enjoy it there. Do you think the area is ok? any recomendations. i went out for a few beers and it seemed pretty good.

I quite like the area, my street is nice and quiet. I don't really go out in Pudsey though, tend to meet up with friends in town so don't really have any good recommendations I'm afraid.

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