Climbing in a Flat Land

You might think that living in the Netherlands would be inconvenient for aspiring rock climbers – what with much of the country being at or below sea-level. However, this challenging situation has resulted in the creation of a variety of inventive climbing facilities. In the northern town of Groningen at Bjoeks Klimcentrum we find Excalibur, the world’s tallest climbing tower. The 37m-tall tower has an overhang of 11m; the Street View cameras distort the perspective a little in close-up images, but a more distant view shows that it really does lean a long way! Excalibur contains 24 routes…

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