/ new bouldering wall in York
What...where?!? I learned to climb at Energise and longed for a proper bouldering place. I've moved closer to Leeds now but still nip back to York frequently.
Am glad you had a good time, shame I didn't make it - will def have to go have a nosy sometime this weekend, I hope there's plenty of easy stuff for me! :)
Well, I know what I'm doing on Sunday...
Lol, I'm Justine - told you my username on here the other day *waves* :p
Not that I've been there but the only thing that raised an eyebrow for me was the amount of glass on that front wall, "Greenhouse" sprang to mind. But if it's north facing it should be fine.
muppet! only had to look at her profile
and nice peeps ready to listen as well, with some excellent plans
Go Adam and Nikki
Climbing outdoors on one of the few fine days of the summer?
really - actually im not surprised :o)
anyhoo Red Goat is worth checking out - parking might get interesting (probably not an issue at night - and Yorkies can cycle!) but easy to walk from Morrisons car park
It's due to be nice? That would give me chance to try out my new (used) bouldering mat. Maybe a bit of both then :)
To the people that have been: are there any cafe facilities at this new place?
basic cafe - snacks and coffee at the moment, close to morrisons cafe
and the greasy spoon (wont be open in evening) near the small Asda
(well located for supermarkets!)
Hope the plans included club or multi-buy discount, would make pricing more attractive for dropping in randomly. I know £7 is probably fair for an evening, but would put me off popping in for shorter sessions on a whim or more frequently. Maybe I'm just too cheap :p
Glad there's lot of easy stuff, and the location is so convenient for me that I'm sure I'll end up there one way or another. Friendliness is what makes the difference in terms of encouraging regular use though :)
I can walk there in 15 minutes from my house <looks smug>
I WOULD have been able to walk there from my old house, I used to run down the river to the side of Huntington Road, then on to a little back path which came out at James Street, from what google maps is saying it's pretty much opposite me.
I'm now in Castleford, so it'd be a bit far to walk. Looking forward to giving this place a go on Sunday though, anyone else there then?
I'll be out before, planning on heading to Wetherby. Not the most marvelous of locations for bouldering but I like it, and they sell ice-cream nearby(!)
I've got a minor addiction to indoor walls though so I'll be checking it out afterwards, and I'm hoping to get a few non-climber friends to meet me there (most of my mates are still in York).
Went today for a good couple of hours, the wall is really well done. Space is used nicely, the building isn't massive at the moment but there was enough there for me to climb for two hours without getting bored and I could certainly have carried on if I wasn't exhausted!
Good mix of wall types, some overhanging, a roof section, plenty of verticle and a traverse wall.
Problem setting is excellent thus far. Split up in to different colours (as usual) with a V0 band, then V0 to V2, V3 to V5, V5 to V6, and two others upwards, then a circuit varying from V0 to V8+. Grading seems spot on to me, I struggled on the V5s but could get up some, which is about right. There's a section of wall which looks like it'll be used for a campus board/fingerboard too.
Nicely lit, quite warm but not oppressively so like Energise, the windows don't really catch the sun so it doesn't turn in to a greenhouse.
All in all pretty damn good, I'll certainly be going back when I'm in York.
Seems excellent to me too. Very nice set-up, plenty of wall space and a reasonable density of nicely set problems sensibly spread right across the (fairly soft?) grades.
If I was being picky I'd have liked to see more problems in the reception room, circuit walls don't work so well when it's busy and it's not a huge wall. I'd also personally have liked to see a bit less vertical, a bit more 3d stuff. But I'm not going to be picky, I'm very pleased to have a good bouldering wall in town, my winter petrol bill just dropped a bit. Best of luck to them :)
Went at the weekend - warm but not as hot as expected with the weather.
Tried the yellow's (V0-V2) and really enjoyed - especially the 3D ones up corners etc. As a new climber I would have preferred the band being split up or narrower so could see which were the easy ones more clearly and work way up/through: there's quite a big jump between V0 and V2 when you're not very good!
Friendly bunch, nice setup and looking forward to going back when my skin has recovered :p
I'd agree on the lower grades, I took a friend who has never climbed before and she struggled to get up anything. There's not much in the way of easier V0 routes, though admittedly this doesn't seem to be the audience they're after at present so maybe they'll come in time.
Chatting with the guys recently they've said they're having a reset this week.
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