Friday, October 22, 2010

World's Highest Climbing Wall

The world's highest climbing wall is situated in the town of Groningen, The Netherlands. It is 37 metres (121 ft) high and is known as the Excalibur.




















































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8 comments:

Japiojo said...

Groningen is a City not a town!
The centre is called "Bjoeks"

ttv said...

Wow! That's so scary.. That's why I am afraid of heights. :-(

Uwe said...

Wow, that really looks great. I wonder who would climb on the backside, seems that only the front side looks to be fun climbing.

Anonymous said...

uwe - depends on your definition of fun.

beingnothing said...

I prefer backsides.

Anonymous said...

I quite like the look of the front side in the 3rd picture

Herbert said...

This climbing wall is amazing. Both sides would be fun to climb, and would help to develop different climbing techniques and muscle groups.

The overhanging side would help to develop upper body strength whereas the other side would help more with balance and leg work. However, the difficulty of the climbs on either side depends on the position, size and shape of the holds.

Overhangs look the coolest to laypeople, but to an experienced climber, an almost blank slab with tiny holds can be more challenging and rewarding than climbing up an overhanging ladder, even if it doesn't look as spectacular. The aretes (corners where front and back faces meet) would also be fun to climb and again, require different climbing techniques.

Anonymous said...

wow!!! :O
I know where im going in the summer for my holliday!! :)