Not been to Craggy Guildford for a while…?

Boulder WallSince May we’ve been undertaking a complete revamp of the centre here at Guildford – starting with the climbing!

This has been to replace some areas that have become worn, due to 10 years of constant climbing activity and to put in new features that we believe will greatly increase the enjoyment for everyone climbing here.

Included in this are a completely new bouldering wall under the cafe mezzanine (same location as currently), designed by Mark Croxall and engineered by EntrePrises. This is a very exciting upgrade to what we had before and is entirely constructed from ply panels with brand new crash matting throughout.

TraverseA new traverse wall. Nothing changed just renewed – when something is perfect don’t mess!

Replacement of the arch – this is constructed from ply panels and offers a new cave-style roof to climb through; all overhanging and all lead climbing which effectively extends the comp wall.

On the back side of the old arch – this has been replaced with a constant angle, slightly overhanging wall. It’s 4 lines wide offering the route setters the chance to vary routes set with the use of volumes – a blank canvas every set.

Slab and back overhangReplacement of the profile tower (that was the wibbly overhang opposite the woody) – with a steep slab! Ideal for setting technical slabby problems unencumbered by the need to set easier routes on huge jugs on the same lines. This is something we have never had at Craggy and is a great new asset for all you slab enthusiasts!

Still to complete – Training Area – you’ve been asking for it! A new wide campus board, a Moon board, rings and all the other things for “beasting” yourself with. As if Craggy climbers weren’t strong enough!?

NewAnd… Last but not least – a brand new bouldering wall where the woody used to be. It’ll be set mostly for new or young boulderers on less steep angles. A place to cut your bouldering teeth away from the crowds on the main boulder wall.

With all this new wall space we have also added a large consignment of new holds and volumes, increasing the lead lines and generally improving the climbing.

Once all that’s completed… We’ll get cracking on refurbs in Reception and the Cafe too – due to start in November!




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