The Nene Centre, which has seen operations recently move to leisure operators Freedom Leisure on behalf of East Northamptonshire Council, is to undergo the first phase of refurbishment works with the installation of a 6-metre high children’s climbing wall. Freedom Leisure are kicking off a schedule of improvements across all three centres in the district, with £32k invested into this new indoor climbing facility.
Installation work has begun and will take around a week to complete, with staff training to commence immediately after. Opening of the wall for customer use is planned for the beginning of July. The wall will be available for casual climbing sessions, group and party bookings and for school use, and will be the only climbing wall in East Northamptonshire.
This wall will be a wonderful facility for local children, giving them the opportunity to try indoor climbing as a sport – who knows, we may even help to find and nurture the countries next generation of climbing stars.”Chris Tye, Area Manager Freedom Leisure
This climbing wall will be a top-rope climbing wall with a number of top rope lines and auto belays. It can have 16 or more different climbing routes at any one time, with the option to reset the routes at regular intervals to keep the experience fresh and challenge climbers. It features; slab, vertical and overhanging surfaces to test all abilities, with classic top-rope anchors allowing the teaching of the fundamental climbing skills, belaying and rope techniques.