updated 20-7-2023-RL A message from our Group Leader, David (contact details in Members' Section)
It’s been a very encouraging first half of 2023 for the group. I would not have predicted the leap forwards that we have had since the challenges of the lock down.
The climbing centre at Nottingham changed hands and the new owner has invested in improvements which have given us more variety and challenging routes with on hand climbing centre coaches available for training and advice.
A new climbing centre has also opened in the newly built YMCA at Newark which has Olympic standard climbing walls high enough to satisfy anyone’s appetite for heights, overhangs etc...
We have also had great interest from u3a members, resulting in a doubling of numbers and climbing sessions are now available at noon on Mondays and 10am Wednesdays every week.
New members have been improving very quickly which is great to see. Let’s hope the second half of the year is as successful and enjoyable. If anyone is interested in joining us or just wants to come to watch or try a session to see if they want to join us then please get in touch. New members are always welcomed and encouraged and professional coaching is also available.
Climbing is good for flexibility, strength and general fitness, as well as involving teamwork and being a sociable activity. Induction is given by the Climbing Centre and is a requirement before anyone can use the wall. Equipment is available for hire and use of safety equipment is also mandatory.
SU3A Members enjoying the view at Nottingham Climbing Wall: Click the thumbnails to view the larger images:
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