Five thrilling climbing walls for adventure lovers
Physical activity is great for your personal fitness and climbing walls are one of the most thrilling ways to keep you fit. Along with strengthening your core, climbing walls enables you to build lean muscles, while ensuring flexibility. It is also one of the greatest challenges to reach greater heights even for those with foremost confidences. For participating in such activities, one need not always be an athlete, but this sport is all about balance and grace rather than of strength.
The challenges associated with wall climbing appeal to the youths of this generation as well as those who are adventurous. There is a plethora of areas the world over that offer breathtaking wall climbing adventures.
Netherlands’ Campus Climbing Wall:
Created by Gelauff Architecten and Arons, this architecture is situated in the beautiful University of Enschede. This climbing wall was built keeping in mind the lively local mountaineering club that has been incorporated in the architecture of the building.
Japan’s On Wall Climbing Project:
This is a perfect collaboration of renowned designers Norico Katayama, Rie Isono and Tomoko Azumi and Hiroe Tanita, the lighting designer. Together, these masterminds have come up with beautiful and simple shapes mounted onto walls, paving the way for designers to climb up and look at things from an altogether different perspective. This climbing wall is mix of lighting, space design and installation that attracts adventure lovers from across the world.
New Zealand’s Extreme Edge Climbing Wall:
Situated in Auckland, this climbing wall is indeed the biggest in the continent. Here one can discover a Stone Henge boulder that offers lots of climbing fun.
Inflatable Climbing Wall:
Here the presence of the beautiful iceberg and floating water-slide offers adventure to the Water Park or lake visitors. It also features a 20 feet high climbing wall to attract adventure lovers.
Silo Climbing Wall:
Amsterdam management was confused about the sewage treatment silos discarded in the area. Hence, they came up with an idea of holding a competition for determining the most adaptive reuse project. One of these projects, submitted by the country’s NL Architects, proposed the transformation of silos into amazing sets of climbing towers. Along with the climbing areas, this project also included offices, multi-purpose areas, restaurants and other allied commercial spaces both outside and inside the silos.
Climbing is one of those sports that are sure to leave the participants breathless, owing to the beauty that generally surrounds, thereby making them proud of themselves for being able to reach to the peak unscathed.