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
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
Well it’s official and It’s The Arch , hurrah! In a survey of over 250 London climbers conducted by the London Climbing Guides Facebook Page, we can officially say we have an answer to the question “What is the best climbing wall in London”? Topping the poll was the superb Arch 2 (A.k.a. The Biscuit Factory), A great triumph given the fact that the Centre only opened in March 2012 and whilst being a vast and comprehensive Centre only caters for bouldering, whereas other Cente