We’d like you to meet…

Kriszti is our new Centre Manager, here at Climbing The Walls we have put together a brief Q & A about Kriszti so when you come along you know you are well looked after.

How did you first get into climbing?

It started about 5 years ago when I was on holiday in Italy and whilst having a morning walk in the hills, I noticed some amazing rock formations and just had a real urge to start climbing. I thought this is pretty awesome, and as soon as I got back home, I grabbed a friend and headed to the nearest climbing centre to have a go properly. I didn’t really take it seriously until about two years ago, when I started training harder and focus on improving.

Previous experience?

For the past two years I have been working in the climbing industry as an instructor and coach. Before this I worked in customer service. I worked as a customer contact manager for AUDI back at home in Hungary.

Do you prefer indoor climbing or outdoor climbing….and why?

In truth, I love climbing outdoors as it’s a lot more challenging both mentally and physically. I enjoy the variation of climbs that the natural rock provides, and the fact that it is my choice of how it is climbed makes it exciting. But if the weather is poor I prefer it indoors, purely because I hate being cold or rained on.

What has been your greatest climbing achievement to date?

A little bit more than a year ago, I headed out for an evening climbing session with a friend to llanymynech and I have lead my first 7a there. I am particularly proud of this one, as this was a very ‘reachy’ route and I had to be very dynamic which is very much out of my comfort zone.

Where is your dream climbing destination and who would be your dream climbing partner?

I haven’t really had chance to go climbing abroad yet, and would love to visit many places but my dream destination would be Indian Creek in Utah, USA. They have some fantastic looking crags there. My dream climbing partner would have to be either Neil Gresham or Hazel Findley.

What do you enjoy about Climbing The Walls?

I love the originality of the centre. Climbing The Walls takes a unique approach to climbing; Bridging the gap between the standard climbing culture and a sport that is available for everyone. It is really exciting to be part of developing a centre which will provide a comprehensive and unique pathway for each of the participants, should they be complete beginners or competition climbers.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Professionally I would love to still be working with the Climbing The Walls team. I see a great future for the company and I am proud to be a part of it. I hope I can work my way up as the company develops. Personally, I would like to start training again having recovered from my injuries. I hope to push my climbing skills to a level I am happy with.

Climbing The Walls Ltd: Directors Statement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the decision to close Climbing The Walls until Easter 2021.

The closure will take effect from 10pm on Thursday 15th October 2020.

As you can imagine, this is not a decision we have taken lightly but as a financially secure local company who physically interacts with the local community, we feel this decision is the perfect balance between being financially responsible for the future of the business and also the best ethical solution we could make given recent infection growth and the approaching Winter Wave!

Our sincerest and heartfelt thanks to our loyal staff and customers during these testing times.

We will be refunding all current bookings and pausing or refunding all membership dues. We thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and support during this time and we will use our best endeavours to refund all booking revenues by the end of the month.

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This strategic decision will create time for some new world thinking in regard to the management/ownership/operation of the Climbing Centre and for us to consider and explore in detail, a wide variety of operating and tenancy options moving forward post pandemic to ensure the success of the centre when it re-opens.

If any individual, organisation or climbing community groups are interested in taking this vibrant, successful Climbing Centre forward post-pandemic please contact our Director Kevin Murphy via email:  enquiries@climbingthewalls.club FAO Kevin Murphy

Many Thanks

The Board of Directors of Climbing The Walls Limited