October 25, 2010
Dutch Excalibur is World’s Highest Climbing Wallby iona
If you suffer from vertigo, stop reading now. It seems that a lack of hills has finally got to the Dutch. They have built what is being billed as the world’s highest climbing wall. Set amongst the plains of Groningen, The Netherlands, Excalibur towers 121 feet (37 meters) in the air above Klimcentrum Bjoeks (Bjoeks Climb Center). I am presuming that Excalibur was given its name because of its swordlike, curved blade design, which combines easy sections for beginners and difficult overhangs for the more advanced. Excalibur is a state-of-the-art ground-up construction designed by an architect, with angled walls, high standard fixtures and fittings. Put it all together and you have a climbing wall just higher than Stone Works wall in Carrollton in Texas, USA. I’d love to know how far this wall is visible, and if the neighbors are complaining.
A single climb on Excalibur will cost you around $14 (10 Euros).
[OhGizmo And UK Climbing]