/ OI NEWS: Opening July 2010: Reading Climbing Centre
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=2389
Long-awaited! Unfortunately about six years too late for me...but I'd be surprised if this wasn't going to be a busy and very successful venue.
At long last! The last thing I heard this had fallen at the final hurdle, glad it's still going ahead.
Excellent - at last there is a public face to back the rumours up. And it is a relief to know that there is someone with experience behind it too, rather than a sports centre-type set up. I really hope this works out.
Out of interest, where exactly is the building?
In an industrial estate just off Elgar road.
> In an industrial estate just off Elgar road.
5 mins walk from my old place. Grrrr...
Good location though, handy for the uni campus and the main roads.
Excellent news. A decent wall within reach of maidenhead....where do I sign?
University of Surrey apparently open theirs in April. Is nice to have a bit of choice.
Means a choice of possibly 4 good walls within 40 min of me. Makes up with the nearest decent rock being 2 hours away.
Can't wait for this to open, very excited for the website to go up and some pics and design plans to get uploaded!
Think if I ask nicely they will let me live there?
Some info about parking is in the planning application here:
Sounds like they have access to a maximum of about 88 spaces.
Particularly interesting to Reading locals is that it looks like you will get a 'Your Reading Passport' discount to use the wall (like you can get at council-run leisure facilities). It would be good if this means not having to pay £8.50 a session like Craggy.
Have to get that Ankle fixed up first Dimwit!
Fantastic news! This will be a great success, plenty of ppl climbing at Craggy come from Reading. Members in the Reading Mountaineering Club (http://www.readingmountaineeringclub.org.uk/indoor.htm ) are really excited about this.
(sussexclimber should be berkshire climber 4 years and counting . . .)
Wooooooooooo! yes very!
woo hoo! walking distance fom my house too!
I've had to give up climbing because I need to work at the weekends till the summer and Craggy is too far to manage on a weeknight. 3 months without a climb so far & I'm getting out of shape. This is a 10 minute jog from my house!
Has anyone any experience of Manchester & Harrogate then? Can we expect great things? TBH anything with 100 topropes and a load of bouldering is going to be a marked improvement on sod all, which is what we currently have...
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