Monday, March 20, 2017

Rock vs Plastic

Bruce Curtis, a master craftsman with the DSWA in the UK spent two years building some amazing dry stone walls at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (otherwise known as Ratho) 

When we visited it in 2007 it was considered the world's largest climbing arena.

Not only did Bruce build the upper walls with a challengingly difficult stone material, he must have been an incredibly fit climber to have got all the way  up there to build them.

I wonder why we don't see dry stone installations for climbing on at more climbing facilities in North America. 
They would look more authentic and probably feel much more like what climbing feels like. 

I think I would even take up climbing if I didn't have to hang on to coloured plastic knobs.

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