Climbing Unit grand opening

By Kenny Stocker

After months of hard work Derby’s new climbing centre, The Climbing Unit is finally open. Having been involved in anything from painting the walls, cleaning windows, printing graphics and screwing together a pirate ship I was really looking forward to actually doing some climbing.

Doors opened at 4 and by the time I arrived the wall was bustling with climbers drinking tea and coffee, munching cakes and some even braving the spotless high friction surfaces and climbing! As the comp got underway there were over 300 people enjoying this new facility.

Bob Hats. Dan thinks he knits because he's broken himself and has nothing better to do.. either way we agreed he knits the finest bobs in North Wales.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the number of junior climbers who had turned up, and they were strong! Despite many of the problems being set by Loz.. the tallest climber in the building - they were swinging around like monkeys with arms twice their size.

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