is launching with 55-minute sessions, which include a 10-minute introduction and kit set up, a 40-minute climb
and a five-minute debrief.
These pictures taken at other Clip'n Climb
centres show the scale of the challenge coming
Ryan Rougeux, who works at the gym, said that it takes a lot of determination as well as mental and physical strength to free solo climb
a peak like El Capitan.
Expert view World acclaimed Scottish climber Dave MacLeod appreciates the opportunity to climb
ice, whatever the weather outdoors.
There's an added layer of security compared to other gyms,' said Miguel del Rosario, Climb
Central marketing manager.
A Twister staircase enables people to climb
both on top and under the steps, and a Stairway to Heaven features an 18ft pole then a ladder to reach the top.
The anchor at the top of the climb
is assembled from loops of webbing connected to carabiners attached securely to the rock.
Ollie, who moved to Cardiff from London in 2007 says he got into climbing at school when some teachers took him and his friends on a climb
and he was hooked.
The two men, who were the first to climb
El Capitan's so-called Dawn Wall without bolts or climbing tools but used safety ropes in case of falls, climbed
the rock face in stages beginning on Dec.
Now in its 16th year, Climb
Smart, presented by adidas Outdoor and Gear Coop, will take place October 17-19 at the Joshua Tree Lakes Campground and inside Joshua Tree National Park.
Supply and installation of the following: - Climbing Tower 6 - 8m in height, minimum 5 climbing lines, minimum 6 climb
holds per sq/m.
It had all begun in 1997 when 57-year old Toshilco Hilcosalca set out to climb
a giant sequoia tree in California.