Extracting the ....

10 Dec 2009 14:07

...chalk dust has always been an issue in here. It's the same at pretty much all climbing walls (the busy ones anyway). We started with windows and then moved onto industrial extraction filters. Even on full blast/suck when busy in here, you could see they weren't doing the job to a standard that we wanted & required.

 

Now we've taken the next step and are currently having an extraction system fitted into the Works. What does that entail? Well these...


...for a start. These pipes are big, real big. When we did a test run earlier and turned on the fans, this happened...


don't worry, we got him out in the end.

 

The work will happen today and tomorrow (Friday) so by the weekend we should be able to offer a less chalky environment for you to climb in. It'll never be perfect, that would be impossible (we could open the roof but then we'll get complaints about the cold and the rain) but it should be better. There may be a little disruption to afternoon climbers in here on Friday but hopefully nothing too major.

 

Also by the weekend we'll have a new White circuit on offer. It will be similar to the last one in that it will start easy and get progressively harder. If you're going to our birthday party on Friday night, anything on Saturday will probably be quite hard...