Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has scaled the wall of a new bouldering centre in Portslade, when he went to visit the new sporting venue.
Mike recently visited business owners Tom and James at their new indoor bouldering centre on the Victoria Road Trading Estate, which is a 5 minute walk from Portslade Station. Mike had previously supported the planning application for the climbing wall before it was approved by Brighton & Hove City Council.
Bouldering is a fast-growing branch of rock climbing, where people climb without ropes over safety matting at heights of up to 4 or 5 metres. There are no knots to tie, no harnesses to put on – leaving the climber free to enjoy climbing in its purest, simplest form. For more information, visit www.boulderbrighton.com.
Commenting, Mike said: “Boulder Brighton is a fantastic new sporting asset for Hove and Portslade as well as the city as a whole. I really enjoyed having a little climb and can completely see the appeal of bouldering as a great way to exercise. I’ll definitely be back and I wish Tom and James the best of luck with their venture.”