Come climb with me

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Social Scene -

By Alex Watkins THE MU­NIC­I­PAL climb­ing wall in Al­bat­era has been ren­o­vated and re­opened.

The fa­cil­ity had been closed down due to de­fi­cien­cies but was re­designed by the lo­cal moun­taineer­ing club with fund­ing from the town hall, ex­plained sports coun­cil­lor Juan Manuel Cáno­vas. Club pres­i­dent Javier Quinto said they had worked on it all sum­mer.

He ex­plained they have cre­ated a ‘boul­der’ or low climb­ing area for be­gin­ners, made it more ver­sa­tile with many dif­fer­ent pos­si­bil­i­ties, and put a lot of em­pha­sis on safety with new holds and all the equip­ment has been re­placed.

“We are ex­cited to have made a climb­ing wall that is suit­able for everyone, from young chil­dren up to peo­ple who have some ex­pe­ri­ence of climb­ing,” he said.

For in­surance pur­poses, to use the wall it is nec­es­sary ei­ther to have a Span­ish moun­taineer­ing fed­er­a­tion (FEDME) mem­ber­ship card, or sim­ply join the lo­cal moun­taineer­ing club.

The club is now work­ing on a new project to set up a climb­ing wall in the area at the end of La Al­güeda hik­ing route.

They can be con­tacted on 655 801 844 or their Face­book page, Club de de­portes de mon­taña y es­cal­ada de Al­bat­era

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