/ London Climbing Walls
I imagine this has been asked a thousand times but I can't for the life of me find the result from the search function.
What's the best wall in London for teaching a beginner? Plenty of bouldering and top roping... inspiring facility not a dark dusty hell hole...
Thanks. Is The Arch any good?
> Thanks. Is The Arch any good?
So good they shut it down
Haha! I thought it had reopened... according to my stealth googling at work...
Heading out of London a bit, but comfortably inside the M25 - White Spider
> Haha! I thought it had reopened... according to my stealth googling at work...
Now at the Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey
This is obvious but the best place is where you already have a membership / period pass
The Biscuit Factory is really nice, but it's bouldering only.
OP: Mile End, the Castle and the Westway are all fine, go with whichever of those is most convenient for you.
True! But I rarely climb any more so I'm not signed up anywhere. My girlfriend's a bit low at the moment and I want to take her somewhere to cheer her up ... she's never climbed before... so was wondering which place would be best!
Thanks! But really it needs to be somewhere I can go when I finish work at 7:30...
Brilliant, thanks Dave.
> OP: Mile End, the Castle and the Westway are all fine, go with whichever of those is most convenient for you.
If you are in South East London The Reach is worth checking. Not the easiest to get to but far less crowded than Castle and Westway. Lots of long, varied climbs of all grades.
The Castle is the best. Loads of routes to choose from, easily accessible from the tube, decent crowd, and a good cafe (just in case your girlfriend needs extra cheering up with a big slice of chocalte brownie!).
> (just in case your girlfriend needs extra cheering up with a big slice of chocalte brownie!).
That should do the trick! Brownie, a few grade 4's and a load of friendly climbers... job done! Wish me luck!
Thanks for all the help guys. Much appreciated.
I currently live in Streatham Hill, and her in Muswell Hill... so pretty much everywhere is doable. However the Castle seems like the best location since I can easily get to Balham and she can catch bus from Finsbury Park...
Thanks for the input! I'll try to make it fun enough so she wants to go again... then we can try different places!
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