/ Sheffield Heeley Climbing Boulder, installed in December 2012
I'm turning 44 and maybe with a mid life crisis I want my youth back lol..
I was so pleased to see this new artificial boulder in my area, it deserved to be my first ever, ever YouTube video..
I cant wait to start climbing again :-)
All thanks to the Heeley Development Trust, situated in the Heeley Millenium Park, is this slanting climbing boulder, installed in December 2012. It's situated opposite the Sheaf View Real Ale pub, at the bottom of Gleadless Road and Sheaf Bank. An artificial boulder with the rock having a similar look at feel to the rocky outcrops of Burbage and Stanage Edge. This is a superb boulder to play and climb on.
Is this in addition to the one that's already there? I regularly go there to practice. When I'm not ill/injured/busy and the weather is OK (so rarely) I often go early in the morning.
I miss living in Heeley - a great community where stuff like this happens. Maybe I'll move back one day.
The construction is polystyrene blocks which are carved and then sprayed over with concrete. Zigzag were quite excited about this one, as their brief was to create a boulder that more experienced climbers would enjoy (rather than beginners /kids.)
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