/ The Arch Climbing Wall expansion open 4th Dec

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fred_stone - on 24 Nov 2010
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After many months of work & planning, The Arch is now very nearly ready to open up the new areas to everyone. There will be lots of walls with top outs to simulate bouldering outdoors, interesting changes of angles, barrels, a 5% slab, a 35m traverse wall, a kids area & finally the long awaited cave & roof, which runs for a length of 18-20 metres and up to a height of around 5 metres! To kick off the new areas on the 4th December opening, we have got a great line up of guest setters in, Steve McClure (on the big roof!), Gaz Parry, Andy Earl & Chris Graham in the front area, as well as our usual in-house setter Yann (fresh back from a setting workshop with Jacky Godoffe himself).

The new areas will increase the size of The Arch by something like 150% and will hopefully mean that we can offer something to everyone, whether they are after long sport-style routes, traversing, or (what we do best) quality bouldering problems of all grades and styles.

Please come and join us for the opening celebrations on Saturday 4th December, starting from around 11am. We will be having a few drinks later and (weather permitting) some barbecue too later on during the day, so everyone is welcome & we hope you enjoy the climbing! Thanks!

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Juglan - on 01 Dec 2010
Cannot wait. Peeked in the other day. Looks amazing and I'm most excited about the higher ball problems
robdan - on 02 Dec 2010
In reply to fred_stone: "Cursed and blessed"...
Cursed -trip to Font this weekend has been scuppered by the snow/Eurostar.
Blessed - looking fwd to the expansion launch on saturday to cheer us up.
Keep up the great work fellas.
realslyshady - on 10 Dec 2010
In reply to fred_stone:

Lord I miss the Arch. Keep up the good work Fred!
fred_stone - on 13 Dec 2010
In reply to realslyshady: hey, cheers!
Juglan - on 21 Dec 2010
Long live the Gaz Parry routes - superbly technical and beautiful movement (and perfect for outdoors climbing).

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