The Hangout: Pembrokeshire's latest escape from the rain for climbers

Posted by Peter Burnside on 19/01/2016
The Hangout, the newest climbing wall in Pembroke. Photo: The Hangout.
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Climbers in Pembrokeshire have a new place to escape the wet weather and get on the training scene with the opening of The Hangout in the Haverfordwest Leisure Centre.

This relatively new climbing wall opened up late 2015 and gives climbers something else to do other than sit in a café when rain forces them indoors.

Boasting a surface area of 235 square metres, The Hangout say they can accommodate up to 50 climbers at a time. Plus with a 12m high main wall, including steep routes and slabs on offer for leading and top roping, climbers of all abilities can find something to challenge them.

Speaking to the West Wales Chronicle, Climbing Wall Co-ordinator, Liz Collyer, said: “It really is a facility that all members of the community can use. We have such a fantastic natural environment around us and we would like to start showing people how to explore it from a slightly different perspective.

“To get youngsters started we have a children’s club called ‘Cheeky Chimps’ already up and running for eight to 12-year-olds and there is also an older club ‘The Hangout Club’ for youngsters between 13 and 16. Adult courses, family ‘have-a-go’ sessions and birthday parties are also available.”
 
Dream Climbing Walls constructed the The Hangout, which includes features such as a 2.5m horizontal roof on the competition wall, a hexagonal column with a series of mini roofs, overhanging corners and a variety of slabs.
 
 
To find out more please contact Haverfordwest Leisure Centre on 01437 776676 or send them an email.
 
If you're heading to Pembrokeshire's world-famous and world-class sea cliffs for a climb, be aware of changes to access in Range West and Range East in 2016 and check out the BMC's Regional Access Database for the latest updates.

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Anonymous User
22/01/2016
Haverfordwest, not Pembroke... In PembrokeSHIRE
Anonymous User
22/01/2016
Pembroke is a different town to Haverfordwest and has its own leisure centre. Your article should say Pembrokeshire or Haverfordwest, not Pembroke.
It is a very good facility however.
Anonymous User
27/01/2016
There's also an indoor climbing centre in Tenby, Pembrokeshire called The Overhang.

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