I had the privilege of meeting with Fred Stone Director of the Arch Climbing Wall on our pre-launch visit to the Building One, we've since asked him a few questions about his climbing career, the London Climbing scene and what the future has in store for the Arch Climbing Wall. When did you start climbing? I started climbing relatively late, around the age of 19 when I went to university. Right from the start bouldering was the side of it that appealed to me the most. What is
We were privileged enough yesterday to go and have a look around the brand spanking new - Building One (the latest development from the Arch Climbing Wall team) ahead of the grand opening on Saturday 17th Jan. The new centre is housed in a stunning warehouse conversion, once the studios of British artists such as Damien Hirst and Charles Saatchi. The new centre; which will run along side the current Biscuit for a year or so, hosts an array of great new routes/problems/areas,
There a 2x very exciting developments from The Arch Climbing Wall Some rumours have been escelating recently about redevelopments happening across The Biscuit Factory complex, which has now been confirmed We can't find out much information about the new centre but the new site will be close to the current Buiscuit Factory site. The new sit named "Building One" will be a long term let nearby to the old one with decent natural light, tonnes of history, and simply a great layou
Choose your own path!
When climbing indoors, the circuits and routes are carefully laid out for you to follow by our routesetters, but this doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to them. Make up your own routes, add in an extra handhold or two to a route that is just too hard for you, or if you’re finding the footwork on a route too hard, use holds of any colour while sticking to just the one colour for your hands. As our friends at the Climbing Works say, Rule #1 the