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The Arch Climbing Wall Review

September 26, 2017

The Arch Climbing Wall

DAY 90

4.2 Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

As one of the biggest climbing (technically  bouldering) centres in the UK, this place is mammoth in size. With three sites across London, we picked The Biscuit Factory, which in itself has two separate centers.

£10 entry at peak, with a £3 charge for shoes, makes this a relatively cheap activity in today’s world. Given the fact we spent nearly 2 hours there it makes it even better. In fact, the only factor that ended the session was the fact my hands were in pieces (despite all the chalk) and needing some moisture desperately.

Bouldering, for those who don’t know, is a bit like climbing, without the ropesheights or admin. You simply pick your coloured route makers (depending on your standard/experience/courage) and then clamber up the wall, or try at least, until you can put your hand at the top of the wall. There are also great bouldering walls where you simply stay at ground height and have to work your way around an entire room. Don’t expect to be able to climb upside down, despite the fact that everyone else seems to make it look so easy.

One piece of advice, it will be very busy between 6 and overly important, but if you want space to play, it’s a lot quieter in the daytime.

3 Sweat Factor: ⭐⭐⭐
4.5 Value Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 Equipment/Facilities: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Convinced? Try The Arch Climbing Wall for £7.50

Alex is a Cheerleader, not literally pompom wheelding (unfortunately), but he does install enthusiasm and drive performance, and has been known to do the occasional jig.

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