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The Beacon Climbing Centrethis page viewed 11,811 times, with 1,171 clicks to their website
Featuring a large open plan design with numerous viewing balconies, Beacon Climbing Centre offers some of the best indoor climbing facilities in the UK and also includes the World’s first CrazyClimb installation - you may have tried climbing before, but not like this! It’s fun, it’s weird, it’s wacky, it’s totally CRAZY! Tackle a wall covered with large purple blobs, try shimmying up a drain pipe, climb aliens by grabbing their nostrils… there are 11 different challenges to attempt and each one offers a completely different and completely crazy experience!
For the regular climber, spectacular lead climbing walls extend up to 17m high with a maximum 7m overhang and there are numerous routes on gently overhanging and vertical walls offering more technical roped climbing. Routes are changed frequently and include all grades up to F8b.
The bouldering areas include a full overhanging arch and offer a huge array of climbing on a variety of angles from technical slabs to very steep. An 11m long and 5m wide bouldering ‘routing roof’ is due for completion in early 2013 and will allow route style forearm pump sans harness. There is even a dedicated kids’ bouldering area to encourage even the youngest children to get involved, including the awesome Tommy the Elephant for added excitement.
Instructional courses are available for all ages and all abilities and everyone is welcome irrespective of whether they wish to use the climbing facilities - if you're visiting with friends or family but not climbing, or just fancy coming to have a look around, check out the cafe located upstairs within Beacon Climbing Centre. Offering a superb selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals served throughout the day, the cafe also features a large balcony seating area with spectacular views overlooking the climbing walls and is equipped with free WiFi.
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