/ Adventure hub, Bamford. What's it like.

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marktrik 05 Feb 2020

I see that Adventure hub (Bamford, Derbyshire) has been open for a couple of months now. I live just over the hill so going to pay it a visit very soon.

Anyone been ? What's it like ?

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grump gnome 05 Feb 2020
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It could be a really useful resource for those of us that live or work in the valley but only if they sort out the damp problem. I went twice when it first opened but all the wooden holds (moon board and campus rungs) were too damp to hold and a lot of the plastic ones in places too. There is no insulation in the roof and it's not sealed so as soon as there is any moisture in the air it comes straight in and condenses on the holds. I thought that the route setting was good and they made good use of the limited space.

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Nice people, and I really like the principle, but I think it’s got too much wall in too little space.  There’s too much attention needed to people walking underneath you. I think it would have been more useful to have system and training boards, less wall and more space. Damp is also a problem.

i had high hopes as it’s only 15 minutes from home, but I’m still calling into the Derby Climbing Unit, or driving in to the Climbing Works.

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ChrisJD 05 Feb 2020
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I've been going once a week recently as I live locally (5 mins drive).

Really good for a quick session, for me and my lads anyway.

The smaller room out back can get a bit greasy with damp, but the main room is good and dry.

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marktrik 11 Feb 2020
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Thanks for all the info, looks like i will drop in at some point and have a look round/climb.

Judging by the location there is a lot of competition, not just the obvious of all the outside potential (weather permitting) but with Sheffield just over the hill.... 

looks like this will be a place for locals and passer bys. 

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