Steve Mayers of the Beacon Climbing Centre relaxing at Gogarth, North Wales
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor
© Jack Geldard
A new climbing wall proposed for Milton Keynes needs your help:
Big Rock Climbing Centre is a collaboration between Beacon Climbing in North Wales and some local climbers from Milton Keynes.
"The aim is to build a climbing centre of national importance and create a friendly, professionally run centre with some fantastic indoor climbing. Terms have been agreed on a 1,500sqm unit in Kingston - that's conveniently opposite the giant Tescos and not far from the M1 for those that know the area."
However the final planning has yet to be agreed. Steve is looking for support:
"The project is currently at the planning stage and if you'd like to lend us your support, which could be crucial, then you can do it on line by following the link below."
The centre will feature:
Do you have any suggestions for the design? What do local climbers want? The Beacon are interested:
"We are currently working on some exciting designs for the various sections of climbing wall and we'd really welcome your suggestions for the design process either through the UKC forum or by e-mail to steve [@] beaconclimbing.com. We are also keen to hear from local climbers who feel they might have something to offer whether you have building skills, instructor qualifications or you'd just like to get involved then please feel free to get in touch."