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Glossop Leisure Centre this page viewed 4,314 times
High St East, Glossop, DERBYSHIRE SK13 8PN
01457 863 223
£2.50 (2.10 for us youngsters that have b-lines)
Mon-Fri 0900-2230, Sat 1000-2000, Sun 1000- 2100
Moulded concrete bouldering wall on balcony, by Bendcrete, built 1990. 5m, overhanging, grades 4c-6c - English (plus a F7c+). Sports centre facilities. "Aimed at climbers wanting to improve on existing capabilities" says the Website (as opposed to beginners, that is.)
The route list can be found at www.bendcrete.com/climbing/Climbing-info/glossop/glossop-topo.html though the list is also available at the centre.
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The Star. Just up the road on the corner opposite the train station. Small pub but best beer around
NO, part of a school or leisure centre
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The mats have been recently replaced and its a bit safer now. No 4a's to be had here though I'm afraid. Just about 4c but I'm doubtful. Easily some of the best bouldering problems I've ever done. Makes the ridiculously priced "proper" walls in the area with their professional route setters look a bit silly by comparison. So much to try with classic arete, tufa, dyno, one and two finger pocket problems and a long, 25m??? traverese across the full length of the wall to try. My favourite wall!
Joe Costello - 06/Jun/05
Best wall around! Takes a few visits to get used to the style of climbing (can be very frustrating and difficult a first) but the problems here are some of the best indoor ones i have climbed. A sterling effort by locals Kev and Pete in drawing up the topo (you can moan at these two if some of the problems may seem a tad reachy) i cant reccomend the place enough it's superb.
mrconners - 20/Dec/04
I have used this wall since it was first opened and went there for the first time this season yesterday (16-10-02), they still have the same mats down after 12 years. They were insubstantial then but are now bordering on the down right dangerous. Can anyone influence the Centre to spend some money before it's closed because of an insurance claim!!! We need proper mats, even bouldering mats would be better than the present disgraceful ones.
Eric Winfield - 17/Oct/02
An excellent venue if rained off in the peak, or for strength training over winter. Although due to the design of the wall most problems are crimp and mono fests, so no gritstone sloper training here!!. Good value at only £2..tons of problems to go at from 4a upwards. Runs a bouldering league with prizes...and looks down on the sports hall so the view can be good when aerobics is on!!! Only wish I had known about the place when I lived in Glossop.
keith - 29/Aug/02
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