The original Leeds Wall to be demolished
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The original Leeds Wall, which was is generally considered to have been the first real purpose-built indoor climbing facility in the country, is to be pulled down. Initially built in 1964 by Don Robinson it ran along the side of a corridor and featured fierce fingery climbing on slick brickwork. Despite the basic nature of the wall there is little doubt that its existence promoted a rise in standards and this was the place where some of the founding fathers of the 70s Yorkshire and Peak scene honed their skills, and finger strength.