New climbing wall on Regent's Canal is a step up for the adventurous
- Credit: Stronghold
There is no need to trek to the Himalayas to go rock climbing as adventurous people may soon have a wall to grapple with overlooking Regent's Canal.
A climbing centre is being fitted out in Sheep Lane with "a stunning view" of the former Bethnal Green gasworks opposite.
The wall, which is to have a 16ft high climbing surface, is part of a housing complex by Aitch construction group completed in November with space leased out to Stronghold Climbing Centres.
“They’ve been getting the site ready for us to move in,” Stronghold’s chief Patrick Hammond said. “Now we have the keys, we’re cracking on with our fit-out. This will be a real step forward for east London’s climbing community.”
Indoor climbing has its debut as an Olympic sport in Tokyo, which was postponed a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.