Hello, I'm looking for belay partners at Basildon Sporting Village when it reopens (May 18th I think). I've been out of climbing for a while (thanks to kids and lockdown) and looking forward to getting back into it. I can be flexible on timing, I'm based in Southend so am only a 20min drive away.
Hi Will, have you heard from EA that it opens on the 18th? Great news if so, as people who have been enquiring have been getting various replies ranging from "no plans to reopen" to "reopen later in the year". They didn't open during the last easing of lockdown and staff have been laid off.
It is potentially looking like a shaky future for the wall, which is a shame as it has a great community of climbers. Could I suggest that if you are looking forward to getting back climbing there you email BSV to let them know how much you want the wall to reopen and keep an eye out for the petition that is doing the rounds to show EA that people want a wall at BSV.