The greatly anticipated Reading Climbing Centre will open its doors to the public for the first time this Thursday, the 23rd September, at 5pm.
The latest in a series of modern climbing facilities owned and operated by top climber John Dunne, the new Reading centre offers an outstanding indoor climbing experience, boasting not only 90 lines of lead and top rope climbing across some of the most interesting, and in places, the steepest, terrain available on UK indoor climbing walls, but also a world-class bouldering facility.
The state of the art centre, built by climbing wall specialists Walltopia, is not the only impressive element; from dedicated free WiFi stations, high quality changing and shower areas through to retail and catering concessions with the well respected Urban Rock and local food gurus Picnic, every aspect of your visit to RCC will be a delivered at the highest standard. Almost limitless free parking is also a bonus in a town renowned for expensive parking places.
John Dunne said:
"Every time we start a new project we expand upon lessons learnt at our other facilities. After almost six years operating the Manchester Climbing Centre, as well as our Harrogate venue, which is now just over six months old, we have learned what makes a great climbing wall through listening to our customers. Our aim here in Reading is to stand head and shoulders above the competition in terms of what we offer climbers in terms of quality; we aim not only to be Berkshire's premier climbing facility, but to be by far the best in country."
Whilst the boulderers amongst you may have to wait a little longer for the bouldering area to be fully finished, there will be plenty to go at in terms of roped climbing. The surfaces vary from slabby to the truly awesome arch fully linking both sides of the hall via 45° and 90° sections reminiscent of the world-cup walls in mainland Europe, certainly not something we have seen before in the UK.
So make sure that you're free this Thursday and head on down to the most exciting addition to the Reading climbing scene!
For more information of RCC and the other Climbing Centre Group facilities, visit the Reading Climbing Centre website.