After 18 years based on the Ceunant hillside, the Beacon Climbing Centre has now relocated to a huge new modern facility, conveniently located on the Cibyn Estate in Caernarfon on the main A4086 Llanberis road. Full directions are available on our website here http://www.beaconclimbing.com/article.php/121/
Opened on 23rd July, our mega new centre features a large open plan design with numerous viewing balconies and offers some of the best indoor climbing facilities in the UK, including the World’s first CrazyClimb installation and a new premium cafe with spectacular views overlooking the main climbing area.
Overview of our new climbing facilities...
•The World's first CrazyClimb installation
•Main lead climbing walls up to 17m high with a maximum 7m overhang
•15m high speed climbing wall - race the clock!
•Gently overhanging and vertical walls for more technical roped climbing
•Bouldering area with a huge variety of angles
•Additional bouldering areas, due Autumn 2012
•11m long and 5m wide bouldering 'routing roof', due Autumn 2012
•Dedicated kids' climbing area
•Group instruction area
•Warm up and stretching area
•V12 Outdoor shop
•Loads of free parking spaces
The new lead climbing walls extend up to 17m high with a maximum 7m overhang, dwarfing the 12m high walls at the old Beacon Climbing Centre and offering numerous awesome routes guaranteed to offer a full workout and a rapid introduction to forearm pump! Hello Mr Lactic. Opposite the main leading wall, you'll find a 15m continuously overhanging wall, currently offering some brilliant and pumpy face style lead climbing, but with the additional potential to be configured as a speed climbing wall. Numerous additional routes can be found throughout the centre with superb technical and challenging climbing on gently overhanging and vertical climbing walls.
Our new bouldering area includes a full overhanging arch and offers a large array of climbing on a variety of angles, from vertical to very steep indeed. Further development of the bouldering areas is ongoing and will see the construction of a huge bouldering area beneath the existing mezzanine due for completion in Autumn 2012 in time for the start of the Winter Bouldering Aggregate, and set to include an 11m long and 5m wide bouldering ‘routing roof’ that will allow route style forearm pump sans harness. The dedicated kids’ bouldering area encourages even the youngest children to get involved and features a colourful low level traverse wall and the delightfully named Tommy the Elephant.
Climbing for many of us isn't just about keeping fit and training and we have injected a huge amount of fun into the new Beacon Climbing centre with the inclusion of the World's first CrazyClimb installation. Weird, wacky and incredibly good fun, CrazyClimb at Beacon Climbing Centre offers 11 unique climbing challenges each using a convenient TruBlue autobelay system. Try shimmying up drain pipes, back footing up chimneys, tackling a wall with large purple blobs instead of normal holds and much more! Full information about CrazyClimb is available on our website here http://www.beaconclimbing.com/section.php/155/1/
In reply to Steve Mayers: We've had a lot of enquiries regarding the extent of the new bouldering so we'll aim to get some further information including some plans onto the Becacon website over the next few weeks. There is certainly a lot more to come!