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.
View 1 of 2

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.

WATCH: Steve McClure tackle E10 Chorozon in Pembrokeshire on BMC TV


We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've launched a U27 membership offer for just £1.50 / month? And with full membership from £2.50 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/join-the-bmc-for-1-month-U27-membership


« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 4911 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

RELATED ARTICLES

FREEKFEST 2022 - fun and inclusive bouldering event
0
FREEKFEST 2022 - fun and inclusive bouldering event

This May saw the great success of FREEKFEST, a bouldering event at the Freeklime bouldering wall in Huddersfield. The competition has its eyes firmly fixed on two objectives - fun and inclusion. Niall Grimes spoke to wall owner Chris Whitehead to hear about his vision for the wall and the event.
Read more »

Mynyddoedd Cambria - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty/Ardal o harddwch naturiol?
0
Mynyddoedd Cambria - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty/Ardal o harddwch naturiol?

As members of the Alliance for Welsh Designated Landscapes, BMC Cymru was recently invited to share a Senedd petition with members, calling for the Cambrian Mountains region in Mid-Wales to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Read more »

Welsh Bouldering Championships 2022: RESULTS
0
Welsh Bouldering Championships 2022: RESULTS

The Welsh Bouldering Championships took place on 7 & 8 May 2022 at Roc-Bloc, the newest dedicated bouldering facility in Cardiff.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
3
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.

RELATED ARTICLES

FREEKFEST 2022 - fun and inclusive bouldering event
0

This May saw the great success of FREEKFEST, a bouldering event at the Freeklime bouldering wall in Huddersfield. The competition has its eyes firmly fixed on two objectives - fun and inclusion. Niall Grimes spoke to wall owner Chris Whitehead to hear about his vision for the wall and the event.
Read more »

Mynyddoedd Cambria - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty/Ardal o harddwch naturiol?
0

As members of the Alliance for Welsh Designated Landscapes, BMC Cymru was recently invited to share a Senedd petition with members, calling for the Cambrian Mountains region in Mid-Wales to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Read more »

Welsh Bouldering Championships 2022: RESULTS
0

The Welsh Bouldering Championships took place on 7 & 8 May 2022 at Roc-Bloc, the newest dedicated bouldering facility in Cardiff.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »