/ The Climbing Hangar. What you rekon?
P.S Cost wasn't bad at £7 worth the price.
And before you ask I don't work,own or know the owners so this is to just see if others enjoyed the place like I did.
Downfall, a weekday when people in the area are working that place will be hard to park at.
No wonder I couldn't find the price on the internet! I thought Awesome Walls was extortionate but that's ridiculous!
As a guide, both Climbing Depot and City Bloc are £7.50 for non-member adults at the weekends, so you'll find that's about par for this kind of new centre.
Anyway, I'll stop complaining till I've been there, hopefully next week. It does look pretty good and the guys down there should be proud of what they've done!
I would have thought the additional costs involved in matting out large areas alone would far outweigh the additional costs at lead walls you mention.
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> No wonder I couldn't find the price on the internet! I thought Awesome Walls was extortionate but that's ridiculous!
Members prices for weekends? MCC - £7.50, Awesome - £8.00, North West Face - £7.00, Climbing Works - £7.00, Rock Over £6.90.
Yeah, this new place is totally off the scale!
There don't seem to be any prices on their website yet - any info on off-peak or multivisit pass prices yet?
Your original post suggests you think all climbing centres are over-priced...
I guess it comes down to the market - there seem to be plenty of people going through the doors, so the pricing may well not be outrageous to the climbing community in general.
Well, they are slightly less, it's true.
I guess, without a detailed look at the relative costs of staffing, fitting out and premises between the various lead walls and bouldering only walls, it's hard to work out whether a bouldering wall is making more cash out of the punters than a lead wall per visit. My suspicion is they aren't.
At the end of the day, at both a lead wall and a bouldering wall, I'll go for a couple of hours, get pumped stupid, get a similar training value, and have an equal amount of fun, so I guess I'm prepared to pay a similar amount for that leisure activity.
Yes, but all the specific bouldering centres I've been to (not the Hangar yet, obviously) have far more bouldering than any of the centres which offer roped climbing as well. The Works currently has 11 circuits of 30+ problems, as well as one-offs, the comp wall, the system boards and training areas - if you can't spend upwards of 4 hours there (about the same time I'd spend on a roped session), get completely wrecked, and feel you've had value for your 7 quid, I'd suggest it's hardly their fault.
I know one of the guys behind this wall but haven't been yet as it's a bit out of the way for me but hoping to get up there and same it.heard good feedback from a mate who went pre opening
And I also dont know the owners or anyone who works there....
its not fully open and its offers more than any other place ive been to in terms of floor space and boulder problems. Its only compition is maybe awsome walls stoke but i believe there new plan is gonna ruin it and upset regular customers?
the climbing hanger is a top rate forcilitie and has cornered the market for bouldering in liverpool!
I personally prefered the hangar to awesome walls in stoke, it seemed as though the routes had been really thought out with some imagination. Time will tell whether they continue to put up more great routes.
I'll definatly be going again next time i'm in the area.
By the end of march i assure you another room is opening that is bigger than the main room now, fully equiped with training boards, comp wall and cave!!!! Will you feel like your getting your moneys worth then?
the staff are great and helpfull. The coffie, tea and hot chocolate is great, plus a special guest cake of the month every month.... mmmmm!!
this place has my vote every time, in fact i may even redirect my mail.
Was there on Saturday - doing well I was the 415 member, they were great with the kids and the holds are excellent with lots to do and a pretty interesting traverse come climb that can be a lot of fun.
Worth a visit. Stage 2 should I was told be finished by the end of this week.
At the moment not as big as you would expect. Still getsa the thumbs up from me (Coffee wasn't as good as Stockport Awesome) however it is still just getting going.
In response to the original question...
I was extreamly impressed!!! Would strongly recommend it to anyone & everyone, beginner to experienced. I've climbed at centres all over the country (including the bouldering walls at Sheffield & Bristol) and think the layout and shape of the Hanger is amongst the best.
Once they get themselves settled and Phase 2 is complete, I'm sure there will be more problems and variety than you can shake a stick at! Hopefully it wont be all overhanging either - always dissapointing when centres cave in to the thuggy, powerful moves and neglect technical balancy problems.
Unfortunately the price is the price. Given I only climb indoor once - twice a week between September - May, I'm not sure the deals are that beneficial to me; but its better than nothing!
Will be heading there again on Friday
Good stuff. It's a great center and the new yellow circuit is excellent.
p.s. Can I please request that you refrain from writing 'ukc red beanie' in chalk on the bouldering walls down the road though as its tricky to scrub out. Nice one.
Yellow are to hard for me but getting there.
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