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    Ratho Climbing Arena

    Anyone lese been out there?

    Took southfield jnr and her pal out yesterday and I was amazed at the facility.It's tremendous!It's got quite a few gyms/softplays etc, but the actual climbing arena is fantastic, my kid had been to Alien Rock in Leith once, but with the help of the instructor she and her pal made it to the top of the biggest wall, it's feckin muckle!

    Anyway, she seems to have caught the bug and if I do a 3 hour starter course we can go out and she can climb without an instructor.I'd highly reccomend it to all, but especially kids from 8 upwards.

    Climbing|| EICA:Ratho.

    Amazing to think this facility ( the best in the world according to the instructor)went bust and had to be bought by the cooncil, another facility in Edina I've just become aware of.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    Quote Originally Posted by southfieldhibby View Post
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    Anyone lese been out there?

    Took southfield jnr and her pal out yesterday and I was amazed at the facility.It's tremendous!It's got quite a few gyms/softplays etc, but the actual climbing arena is fantastic, my kid had been to Alien Rock in Leith once, but with the help of the instructor she and her pal made it to the top of the biggest wall, it's feckin muckle!

    Anyway, she seems to have caught the bug and if I do a 3 hour starter course we can go out and she can climb without an instructor.I'd highly reccomend it to all, but especially kids from 8 upwards.

    Climbing|| EICA:Ratho.

    Amazing to think this facility ( the best in the world according to the instructor)went bust and had to be bought by the cooncil, another facility in Edina I've just become aware of.

    Was there a couple of years ago but I thought it was getting closed?! Agreed it's brilliant!!

    Edit: Sorry just seen your last sentence!
    Trying to forget something as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    Been there but not for climbing; for the suspended assault course that hangs high above any of the climbing walls. Great fun

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    My youngest and his mates are regulars there. He thinks it's great.

    He says that the climbing and hanging off cliff faces is what built up his forearms, and not what I'd suggested.

    A remark which was re-assuring to me, and a source of puzzlement to his mother.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shrink View Post
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    My youngest and his mates are regulars there. He thinks it's great.

    He says that the climbing and hanging off cliff faces is what built up his forearms, and not what I'd suggested.

    A remark which was re-assuring to me, and a source of puzzlement to his mother.
    I think I'd personally be more reassured to know that my kids were serial masturbators than to think that they had to hang from vertical cliff faces to get their jollies...

    Not may people have died from pulling their wires, but plenty of folk have fallen off mountains!
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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

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    I think I'd personally be more reassured to know that my kids were serial masturbators than to think that they had to hang from vertical cliff faces to get their jollies...

    Not may people have died from pulling their wires, but plenty of folk have fallen off mountains!
    Yeah but I'd be slightly concerned if it was both forearms!
    Trying to forget something as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

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    Maybe he's extremely blessed


    Indeed.


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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

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    Yeah but I'd be slightly concerned if it was both forearms!

    I'd be proud as punch

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    That your boy may be Night Ski Poling???

    Trying to forget something as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

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    That your boy may be Night Ski Poling???


    That he needed to use two hands when alone

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

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    That he needed to use two hands when alone
    Yes Brizo, I gathered that! But your laddie is a Mac, so not likely
    Trying to forget something as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    I had Jnr Smurf out to a birthday party there in the soft play area. Then upstairs afterwards to the top for some scran...

    As the wee felly and pals tucked into their grub i was looking down at the climbers from the top.

    Feck that for a laugh...

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

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    I had Jnr Smurf out to a birthday party there in the soft play area. Then upstairs afterwards to the top for some scran...

    As the wee felly and pals tucked into their grub i was looking down at the climbers from the top.

    Feck that for a laugh...
    Kenny, my bloody nine-year old can do it, but I agree, feck that.Happy to be the helpful dad holding the rope on terra firma.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    Quote Originally Posted by southfieldhibby View Post
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    Kenny, my bloody nine-year old can do it, but I agree, feck that.Happy to be the helpful dad holding the rope on terra firma.
    I couldn't believe how high it was! And you've got all these young 'uns with nae fear going round it...

    As you said it's an impressive facility.

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    Re: Ratho Climbing Arena

    I went with my Youth Club a few years back.

    Good day out.

    I done the big wall



    Easy for me eh....

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