Climbing Walls

Old Jul 29th 2012, 11:32 am
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Thinking of picking up some rock boots in Decathlon and hitting one of the walls here. It has been years since I've been climbing, and I've never been here - any recommendations for walls? I know there's one in Wafi. Actually, I don't think I know any others.
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Wafi is probably the best, if not only one. I did a couple of classes there and it was good, not massive, but good with smaller bouldering sections as well as various climbs.

There is one at Adventure HQ but it might be more of a gimmick than proper...
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Am without belay partner for now, so bouldering sounds good. Thanks!
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There's a one in Trade Center Apartments (those awful 80s built buildings in front of Trade Center). My boy used to be an instructor there, it's better than the one at Wafi but is outside.

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The Burj Khalifa is an interesting climb.
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There's a one in Trade Center Apartments (those awful 80s built buildings in front of Trade Center. My boy used to be an instructor there, it's better than the one at Wafi but is outside.
Sounds fun. Will check it out. Thanks.
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The Burj Khalifa is an interesting climb.
By stairs?

I'm not nearly good enough to go up the outside.
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By stairs?

I'm not nearly good enough to go up the outside.
not even with the sticky gloves? just make sure they go green and you will be fine.
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not even with the sticky gloves? just make sure they go green and you will be fine.
Sadly I think those are up there with "Sly's bolt gun from Cliffhanger".
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There's quite a decent collection of climbers in the UAE now. PM me if you want to get connected (and join us on outings once the weather gets better).
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Cheers pal. Not sure how long I'm around for but will get in touch if there's a chance of me getting on some rock!
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Thinking of picking up some rock boots in Decathlon and hitting one of the walls here. It has been years since I've been climbing, and I've never been here - any recommendations for walls? I know there's one in Wafi. Actually, I don't think I know any others.
One in Mirdif Centre and also Times Sq
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There's one outside the Pavilion in Jumeira Beach Hotel
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Thanks both. Are adults allowed on all those? I got the impression the Mirdif one was for kiddies only...
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my lad uses the one at wafi
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