It will be all hands to the wall at Hemel Hempstead’s XC extreme sports centre at the weekend as the facility opens its doors for a climbing extravaganza.
Climbers of all abilities are encouraged to take part in the event, with free sessions on offer for rope-competent visitors and half price taster sessions for new climbers.
XC spokesman Harveer Juttla said: “As we have been open for over a year now, and to thank everyone for all their support, we have decided it’s time for a celebration.
“Over the last year, we have endeavoured to continually make improvements to the climbing wall.
“We are committed to providing a regular rotation of high quality routes, and have introduced regular guest setters to help accomplish this – and where better than the open weekend to try them out!”
Other highlights of the weekend will include masterclasses conducted by Neil Gresham – described as Britain’s most experienced coach by Climbing Magazine – a junior competition, and a series of traditional climbing workshops.
The cost to take part in the Neil Gresham masterclass is £45, and pre-booking is essential.
For full details of the event including prices and timings, please visit the XC website at www.thexc.co.uk or call 01442 507100.