The WallCrawl organised by www.exerk.com was an adventure of ambitious proportions. The aim to cycle and climb in all of the 7 major climbing (bouldering) walls in London in one day! I am pleased to say that the band of 12 epic individual (including myself) absolutely smashed it! The event was brilliantly organised by Annie @ www.exerk.com, with maps, cake stops and pre-organised discounts for the majority of the centres. The weather also being on our side made this an amazi
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
All climbers, regardless of age and experience (novice or competent) are now required to complete a registration form. This can be sped up by completing the form online before you come arrive at the Castle. Step 1: Which form is right for you? Unsupervised Climbing and Bouldering Registration: All unsupervised climbers/boulderers must complete this form. If you can put on a harness, tie in and belay safely you will be classed as a Roped Climber. If not, you will be restricte
On another very sunny climbing excursion this Monday 22nd July 2013, the London Climbing Guide headed for the enigmatic Boulder Park in the grounds of Fairlop Waters Country Park. Fairlop Waters Boulder Park is situated in the North East of London a short walk from Fairlop tube station on the Central Line, making it easily accessible from anywhere in London. The boulder park is one of those unique London locations that's a marvel to behold and more importantly climb, so we di