/ Nottingham new climbing wall
It has gone very quiet.
Conspiracy theorist friends of mine have suggested it was never anything more than a made up rumour in order to encourage the existing wall to spruce itself up a bit.
Anyone know if there is any truth in anything?
Did you know that Nottingham Wall has contributed 25% of the current Team GB Youth Climbing Team?
That might make it the most successful training wall in the country.
If it wasn't for Nottingham Climbing Centre I probably wouldn't be a climber now, I was one of those kids on the cargo nets at one point.
As folks have suggested The Depot is now almost complete and we should be in a position to open by the end of the first week in October. The video (posted above) shows about 50% of the overall climbing surface and we are confident that we are offering something for everyone. The response we have received from local climbers has been overwhelming with folks popping in daily to view the progress and encourage the team. We had a rather ambitious plan and I think we have exceeded what we initially thought we could deliver.
Once we get a 'nailed on' completion date we will announce it via UKC industry news. The Depot Nottingham website will be live soon with all the relevant info. As mentioned you can find us on Facebook and get timely updates if you wish.
With regards the comments on Nottingham Climbing centre I think its worth considering another point of view. The Depot will be a world-class bouldering centre with all the facilities that entails. The building is easily big enough that we could have had roped climbing. However, roped climbing is something that Nottingham Centre provides and we didn't have any motivation to step on their toes in this regard. As we know from Leeds, we will generate a lot of new interest in the sport and inn turn those people will look to get involved in other types of climbing and no doubt use the facilities that Nottingham Climbing centre provides. We have experienced this ourselves with the opening of the Barn in Bingley and Harrogate Climbing centre - both of these walls have had a positive impact on our Leeds business.
Once again, thanks for all the comments.
The Depot Team
Thank f*ck for that
and ROFL again
Another vote for Nottingham Climbing Centre, especially now the recent changes are bedding in.
If they are too busy with kids when we want to climb we boulder instead or have a coffee and a chat and wait an hour. Driving to Sheffield is expensive and you spend an extra hour and a half in the car at least.
To get this thread back on track, I quite enjoyed The Depot at Leeds considering I don't go indoor climbing that much, but I'm looking forward to this one opening and I will certainly be down to try it out. Hopefully The Depot will attract people from out of Nottingham to, I know NCC does.
rather than people being territorial about there favorite wall just be thankful. :)
I believe that Nottingham is big enough for another wall especially when you consider the fact that one has ropes and the other not and that the new wall will generate new climbers.
I just hope that there is some communication when considering things like competition nights and special events.
I saw that the Depot said it would open in the first week of October.
We're in the first week of October and no sign or word that it is opening - anyone know if it is delayed?
The wall build is complete and setting starts tomorrow. The training boards and the circuit board have been set already. The centre is huge and as a result its going to take our team of setters roughly 7 days to complete 250 + problems. As it stands we are about 7-10 days away from opening.
You are welcome to pop your head in and say hello - just make sure you shout from the door before you walk in so that someone comes and shows you around safely.
As stated before we have loads of parking in a clearly lighted area and its a doodle to access.
Looking forward to seeing you all down here
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