/ Blackpool Outside Walls Open
Mon to Fri 6pm to 9pm
Sun Sat 10-30 am to 4-30pm
hopefiil till end of October
And how much, please?
students and under 16's £3-80p
Taster sessions are £7-00
Per day or per hour?
I have not been to Stanley Park in years.
They missed a fantastic opportunity to put in a 10 meter wall but bottled out. Penny pinching council gits, especially as so much hard work went into planning and preparation.
Personally, I find the lead wall too small to even think about bothering to go down, especially when Preston is so close.
This is a daft question, but seeing as the walls are so close to the prom, do I have to consider disinfecting my ropes and kit from the salty air and possible spray?
What sort of corrosion does the wall suffer long term with being so close to the sea?
I is from Blackpool and one of the very first to walk through the doors on Opening Day all those years ago.
I went down a few years ago, and some of the old faces were still there. Bob still there?
upto half an hour for an induction if needed !!!
ensure you bring your own kit ie harness, belay plate and qds
Don't get too excited as the wall is only about 7-8 meters high and in truth are just high boulder problems.
If bouldering is your thing then Blackpool wall is perfect for training. But if you are after leading indoor routes then Preston's Westview is the place to go.
If you're wondering about grades on the climbing towers which are 20m high. They range from f4-f8c I think. Quite a bit of stuff in the 6a-7b range.
Are you on about the Stanley Park lead walls? Not so new now but maybe 4 years old, in a horseshoe at the bottom of the main hall, certainly an improvement over the old bencrete upstairs wall. There are grades from easy slab type routes with a belay platform at the top to stupidly overhanging stuff I cant get near. The old upstairs climbing wall is now the boudlering room and maybe 5 times bigger than it used to be.
No, we just use the M55.
I think you're flogging a dead horse.
Who's going to travel to Blackpool to play on two concrete towers when Anglezark, Wiloton,1,2,3,4 and, Warton and Trowbarrow are within an hour's reach?
(Having sucessfully avoided climbing walls for about 10years) :
Can I bring some mates and teach them to belay?
And then you guys can assess them as competent so they can belay me?
Or are there courses and stuff involved?
If it's all simple, I'll give this a shot. I've been driving past them for the last year and just assumed they were shut.
If not, Denham it is :)
Thanks. I'm climbing in Wales this weekend, but will make it down early next week to see how it works.
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