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Author Topic: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA  (Read 6183 times)

Chris E

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Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« on: February 11, 2013 »

Hi everyone. I was talking to the good folk in the newly built Lurgan YMCA and they have an impressive new wall opening on the next few weeks.

The plan is for it to open to the public a couple of nights a week and at the weekends.

Would anyone out there be interested in forming a NI Wild climbing group in Lurgan ?
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013 »

Keep us posted on this, i'm sure a few of us could make it up from Belfast for a weekend outing to take a climb on it.
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013 »

Are there any links to read more about this Chris?

For myself anyway I don't think it's a place I could make it to every week consecutively, but just like the wall at Tollymore, it's nice for a change. That and its even closer to Belfast than the HotRocks.

I can just smell the new climbing holds from here.  ;D
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013 »

Happy dayz i live in Portadown i can be in lurgan in 5 mins. Were is the ymca in Lurgan
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013 »

Sounds like a plan that I would be keen on. Will check with the Guys in Greenhill YMCA to see if they have more info on it.
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013 »

I live just outside the town so potentially interested as well.  I'm a complete noob on climbing though, would they take short fat gits?
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013 »

Hi Guys,

Sorry I didn't receive any e-mail updates so I thought there had been no replies after the first day!

The YMCA is opposite the library in Lurgan and beside Tesco. I work in Southern Regional College and am based about 300m away!

Their website has almost no up to date info unfortunately and after my initial face to face, I have sent a couple of e-mails with no further info. I'm planning to call over in the next week and I'll post anupdate as soon as I know more ( hopefully with a couple of pictures too).
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013 »

I checked with some folk at work and they are waiting on it getting it all ticked and signed off and then it will be ready to use.
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2013 »

Happy dayz i'll have dig my climbing gear out of the attic. ;D
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Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013 »

The climbing wall opened today, so will be available for use.

Check out some of the pictures from their FB page.
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013 »

Typical- I'm sidelined  with vertigo when it opens!
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Re: Indoor climbing in Lurgan YMCA
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013 »

Oooh!

Sounds exciting.  Used to climb in my youth- a fading memory.  Have a 7yr old who is hooked but Belfast and Newcastle too far away for regular visits.  But one on my doorstep.  Good stuff.  Def interested
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