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St Albans Church, Athol St, off Gt Howard St, Liverpool, MERSEYSIDE L5 9XT
0151 298 2422 / 0151 298 2422
Adult £7.00, concessions £6.50, juniors £6.00; no first-time/ joining fees £17 taster sesion with an instructor group sesions available
Mon-Fri 1000-2200, weekend 1000-2000
Ads say it's the North-west's largest climbing centre, with 16m+ and that it caters for "little angels to rock gods". Started March 99, includes 16.5m lead wall overhanging 8m, 14m toprope walls; 27TR, 28 lead routes. Also bouldering and traversing, campus board.
Any new members under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult on their first time as they will need someone to countersign the membership form
The owner writes: "A very friendly atmosphere in a very big old church, with loads of wall to go at, some easy, some hard, lots in the middle. Main lead wall 16.5m high overhanging by 8m. All other lead walls average height 14m. Unique totally featured 12m free-standing pinnacle. Four bouldering areas with fixed matting & two traversing walls. Separate toproping/group area. 55 rope lines in total with up to four easily identifiable routes on each, changed regularly. Used by British junior and senior teams for regular training, and used for the BICC 5 years running.
Hot and cold refreshments available, with "probably the best cookies in the world". Most heard phrase when leaving: 'I'm knackered, where's the pub?' [David Douglas 7/00 - but he does run the place so may be faintly biased.]
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YES, a dedicated climbing centre