Important Announcement | Blue Spider Improvement Works



Spiders – get excited!  

We are so excited to announce our plans to improve Blue Spider! Starting on the 20th May, we’ll be revamping around 20% of our roped climbing.  

The Plan:

Whilst our feature fiberglass wall has been a well-loved part of the centre for a long time, it’s time for a change! To allow for more creative and diverse route-setting, we’re removing the fiberglass feature and will be replacing it with a fantastic new modern wall. The adjacent slabs, auto-belay area and abseil-station slabs will also be improved. 

We’ve put together this handy map to show you which areas we’re improving: 

Lines 26-31, 39-51 and 87-91 are all being improved. There will likely be reduced access to adjacent areas during the work also.  

We anticipate that the build area will be off limits from the 20th May for around 6 weeks whilst our crew work their magic! We’ll be updating our social media regularly throughout the process, so keep up to date with the latest information there:

Expected Disruption:

As with any improvement works, there may be some disruption to the centre as we undertake this project. Here’s what to expect during this period: 

Climbing:  

As our main Auto-Belay area will be closed, we’re relocating our Auto-Belays whilst the work takes place. We will also be moving some top ropes around to ensure we have appropriate climbing for everyone during the work.  

Please also expect some noise during off–peak hours – that’s when we’ll do most of the work! 

Route Setting: 

There will be slightly reduced route setting whilst we undertake the improvement works. We’ll still set the bouldering areas as normal, but the roped sets will be reduced to ensure we can keep as much climbing open as we can. At the end of the works, when we re-open the new and improved areas, 20% of the centre will be brand new, so we hope it’ll be worth the wait!  

Alternative Spider Climbing Locations

Alternative Spider Climbing Locations

Alternative Spider Climbing Locations

Alternative Spider Climbing Locations

Alternative Spider Climbing Locations