Region’s Largest College Climbing Wall Now Open to the Public

Sparsholt College will be opening its professional standard climbing wall to the public every Tuesday evening from 3 November 2015. The new climbing wall is 8.4 metres high, spanning 20 metres, has 18 lines (around 36 routes), including flat wall, overhangs and a feature wall, is the largest college climbing wall in the region. It will only be open to competent climbers with capabilities for both top rope and lead climbing.

Scott Fancourt Outdoor Education lecturer said: “Our multi-million pound sports centre was only opened 18 months ago so the climbing wall is still very new, presenting climbers with a number of challenging routes for just £5 per session. Our Outdoor Education students enjoy the wall throughout the week and we can now extend this excellent facility to experienced climbers outside of the College.”

The climbing wall is also available for CWA or SPA qualified instructors for private hire on Wednesday and Thursday evenings who can have exclusive use of the wall from 6.00 to 9.00pm.

Principal Tim Jackson also commented saying: “We have been making continual investment in our campus so students are provided with the best in industry standard facilities, and we are delighted to be able to open this up to the community many of whom will have access to a superior standard climbing wall for advanced training”

For further information please visit To book please email or call 01962 776441.

Polly has almost 20 years in the media industry. As Editor of Andover and Villages, she strives to bring the latest and greatest news with a minutes notice. Polly can be contacted via or alternatively called at