/ New climbing wall - North Greenwich

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Tony the Blade on 17 May 2013

The previous post seeking investors has gone, I don't think I'm doing anything wrong in this thread. I'm not asking why it has gone.

Anyway, to Overhang Ltd, I say:

Are you aware that there is already a fantastic climbing wall in North Greenwich/Charlton?

http://www.thereach.org.uk

I really don't feel this area has the capacity for two climbing walls that are SO similar in design and ethos. Public transport in that area is dire so it's not like you're attracting central London climbers.
Dave Garnett - on 17 May 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

It wasn't my quip about becoming part of the Chiswick Flyover I hope!
Tony the Blade on 17 May 2013
In reply to Dave Garnett:

I wouldn't have thought so, probably more due to the offer of investment without going premium.

Possibly
Bob kate bob on 17 May 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: then there is this wall http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=549685

Oh and there is this one too

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=549567

How many walls can London take?

Tony the Blade on 17 May 2013
In reply to Bob kate bob:

98 apparently - of varying degrees of access etc

http://www.ukclimbing.com/listings/?t=wall#main

(Location: London - within 10 miles radius)
Bob kate bob on 17 May 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:
Yep only because the search is broken :-P

If you choose climbing wall, london and 10 miles it returns all listings they have including shops and clubs.
Bob kate bob on 17 May 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: I counted 26 and that included a private gym that you have to have membership for and a school.
Tony the Blade on 17 May 2013
In reply to Bob kate bob:

My mistake - 26
pawelx - on 17 May 2013
In reply to Bob kate bob: well, every time I go to Westway or Castle on a weekday evening, about 2/3 of the panels for leading are busy - and for the interesting routes, it's not uncommon to have to wait an hour or more to be able to climb it. So I would say that the market for leading walls in good London locations is far from saturated.
Tony the Blade on 17 May 2013
In reply to pawelx:

But two within half a mile of each other, that's not central London makes no sense!
witnessthis - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Bob kate bob:
There is a dire need for a medium-large centre along the same lines as the castle or the reach(which is an exellent wall by the way).But bigger !!
It just be nice if the leading walls were higher and the area of wall that the medium grade climber (6c to 7b)could use was greater.Not pushed off on to the vertical surfaces or into the corners as has been habit at 1 or 2 leading walls in London.Great walls like Leeds and the Foundry and Kendal seem to be very good role models in this respect.
Another bouldering wall in london ?!? I guess SW London might need it.. eg serving the Brixton area etc. Its got to be good and unique though to compete with the other walls surely ?

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