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Topic - Come and build a wall in Oxford!

quiffhanger - on 28 Mar 2013
This is the Brookes wall on a fairly typical evening:

https://plus.google.com/106531937479114862195/posts/CNuR7Cu29W9 . Only quiet area is the short easy top ropes. Bouldering is often so busy it's dangerous to really commit to moves. Sometimes they stop letting people in entirely. Particularly annoying if you've got a annual membership so have already paid!

Management, by their own admission aren't able to do anything about it: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=550872161612284&id=135030576529780&comment... (Thread also illustrate's the depth of feeling). Even though the wall appears to be making plenty of cash it all goes back into a central pot, never to be seen again.

I've done a little research and I think there's likely funding available from the council too via cash earmarked for youth-support programmes. A decent proposal for a wall might be able to get access this.

No doubt a well-run wall in the right place would see loads of business. If I didn't already have a job I'm enjoying I'd be building one myself!
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