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The centre is being developed by John Dunne, the man behind Manchester Climbing Centre, and many modern grit classics including New Statesman and Ilkley and Widdop Wall at Widdop. Harrogate Climbing Centre is set to boast over 65 climbing lines, as well as a dedicated bouldering area, abseil station and auto belays. Local restauranteurs Brio are providing an on-site café so there's opportunity for a brew and a sandwich should you get rained off at Almscliff or Brimham!
Outside will be running a retail shop on site to service all your equipment and clothing needs.
Work has already begun on converting the ex-ICI factory that has previously been known as the birthplace of Crimplene, into a vibrant, modern climbing centre. MCC chief route setter Andy Jack and British Bouldering Team member and regular route setter Dave Barrans will be leading a team to provide the same top-quality routes as can be found at Manchester, with routes set for all grades, form the complete beginner to the regular hardcore climber.
JOB VACANCIESWe are also recruiting for a Centre Manager, a Full Time Duty Manager and Part Time Instructors. See this Premier Post for details and how to apply: Harrogate Climbing Centre Recruiting Now!
On the development of the centre, owner John Dunne said,
“We're really excited to be bringing a premier venue to North Yorkshire. With the skills and experience we've gained in the ongoing development of Manchester Climbing Centre, we will be able to take indoor climbing in Yorkshire to a new level. The new centre is right next to some of the North's best crags and the climbing scene in the area is buzzing. We're really keen to contribute an excellent centre for climbers in Yorkshire and further afield.”
Keep an eye on www.harrogateclimbingcentre.com for updates on the centre's development, opening information and special offers!
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