EDEN CLIMBING WALL – 20 YEAR OLD
COME ALONG TO CELEBRATE – 5TH NOVEMBER !!
The Eden Climbing Wall was opened on 5th November 1994.
The Wall opened by the patrons – Lord Inglewood, Chris Bonington and Doug Scott and was dedicated to the memory of Andy Fanshawe who had had the idea of a climbing wall in Eden Valley but sadly was killed in 1992.
The Wall has been run by a group of enthusiastic local climbers along with the management team of the Penrith Leisure Centre and Eden District Council. It is in a purpose built room and has developed over the years. There have been climbing competitions there in the past – there has even been a musical evening there organised by a local music teacher looking for unusual locations for a concert !
Climbers of all ages have used the Wall and many had their initial interest in climbing kindled here.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Wall there will be a celebration on Wednesday 5th November. A special cake will be cut at 7.30pm with no doubt some speeches.
There will be papers and documents relating to the building of the Wall on display.
Use of the Wall will be free in the evening.
The Wall will be open to all climbers and others interested are welcome to come along.