Schlenker Family Climbing Wall
The new technical climbing wall, constructed by Dream Climbing Walls and part funded by a generous donation from the Schlenker Family, is located in the original four-court sports hall and was designed by leading Scottish Climber Scott Muir.
The wall is 8.5 metres high with traversing along the base and comprises of multi-faceted plywood climbing surfaces with slabs, overhangs and vertical walls, columns, aretes and corners. There are 17 Lowering Points for roped climbing plus 3 additional points at the end of the lead roof. It is advised that only 15 of these points are used at once, allowing for a maximum of 15 pairs of climbers using the wall at any one time. At present there are 2 routes per rope and the route grades range from 4+ to 7b.
The University is a partner organisation of Climb Scotland who are part of Mountaineering Scotland - Scotland's representative organisation for mountaineers, hillwalkers and climbers. Climb Scotland help inspire young people across Scotland to get climbing, while giving parents, schools, colleges, youth organisations and climbing walls the skills and support to meet young peoples' climbing needs.
Public sessions are available throughout the week, with the wall officially opening the week beginning 18th September.