abseiling in london – What you need to know
As an abseiler, you might have noticed that London has a distinct lack of mountains in it. You might think his means it will be tricky to find a spot to abseil from, but actually there are a surprising number of options for the budding abseiler in and around our nation’s capital. Here are a few of the best spots for abseiling in London.
A good climbing wall is an obvious choice for abseilers. With bolted anchors at the top of routes, staff on hand to give advice and padded flooring, climbing walls provide a safe and accessible way if you’re looking for abseiling in London.
The added bonus of climbing walls is that because they’re indoors you can abseil whatever the weather, rather than shivering in the rain on top of some lonely crag.
London is packed full of indoor climbing facilities which makes abseiling in London much more convenient, but it’s important to make sure you pick a climbing wall not a bouldering centre. Most walls offer both types of climbing but it’s important to check it’s not bouldering because this form of climbing doesn’t use ropes and the walls are normally much shorter.