ROCK CLIMBING

List of various comments, thoughts, photos and the renowned Glossop Wall Guide – all from an enthusiastic, but very amateur, climber.

For a pdf of the Glossop Wall Bouldering Guide, update December 2013, please go to Glossop Bouldering guide 2013

Glossop’s bouldering wall is based at the Glossop Leisure Centre on High Street East, Glossop. It is a Bendcrete wall with steep, technical and very fingery climbing on a featured and textured surface with few bolt on holds. It is on a balcony and is around 14ft high (or thereabouts) – with no leading or top roping. It is a challenging wall and is less than inspiring on first acquaintance – but with just a little perseverance it can quickly become addictive, with a select group of locals ¬†whilling away the dark winter months on ever-more tenuous moves. It is certainly worth a visit – and with the attached guide could be the start of a sad new life – but mind those fingers – there have been many climbing seasons curtailed by a twanged tendon sustained at Glossop Wall!