The rise of indoor climbing walls

General climbing discussions. Climbing, Bouldering, Mountaineering. Anything!!
**Keep the arguments to the suject, not the members!
Post Reply
User avatar
Justin
Posts: 3606
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:31 am
Real Name: Justin Lawson
Location: Montagu
Contact:

The rise of indoor climbing walls

Post by Justin » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:06 pm

Thanks to DVM for sending this in :thumleft:

From the archive, 20 March 1966: Editorial: The rise of indoor climbing walls
As one of the first climbing walls is planned at Liverpool University, there is concern that artificial faces will lure climbers away from the real crags

:arrow: http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/ ... -wall-1966

Image
Climb ZA - Administrator
justin@climbing.co.za

Ray
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:08 am
Real Name: Raymond Kroger

Re: The rise of indoor climbing walls

Post by Ray » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:19 pm

Interesting. UCT has such a wall (but of concrete?) outside the old sport's center. I always wondered when last it was used.

Old Smelly
Posts: 552
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:21 pm

Re: The rise of indoor climbing walls

Post by Old Smelly » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:49 am

WITS has a great wall like that!

Very good for trad climbing training (chimneys/ cracks) but of little appeal to the plastic grade hero's who frequent climbing walls currently. I am so amused when I go to WITS and watch people desperately compete for the overhanging climbs on the new wall.

People gravitate to what they know.
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests