/ Indoor climbing - South East
Any recommendations on where to climb?
The nearest walls would be, Fort Purbrook from bouldering which is on portsdown hill. Calshot in Southampton (boulder, lead and toprope), but isnt the easiest place to get too. I live in Havant/Portsmouth area and normally go to Craggy Island in Guildford (boulder, lead and toprope), which you can get a train to Guildford and its about 45 minutes walk or 10 minutes by taxi.
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Sophie there is a small wall in Southampton www.southamptonclimbingwall.co.uk - always check the calendar to check that it's not closed to the public. As it's small it is an unsupervised wall so if you want to top rope climb you will need to book an assessment. No lead climbing!
Isnt there one at winbourne too?
Always swanage etc on the long summer eves.
Yh, I was looking at going to Southampton as it is the easiest to get to for me. Although I was really looking to get into some lead climbing which is a shame :(
What's happening in Swanage? I hear its great for outdoor climbing? I've never done any, but would love to get involved.
Thank you though
Fair few walls in and around southampton. Most have been mentioned but there is a new one (location i can't remember) but a google search should turn it up, a friend of mine reccomended it.
Swanage and portland for long summers evenings outside are always worth the effort.
Craggy has be suggested before and I'm intending to head over one weekend when i'm not busy. (Hungover)
Unfortunately I work 6 days a week 9-5 so sundays are my only free day. Evenings would be perfect but like you say travel from the island can add an hour or two. :(
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