Europe's first Via Ferrata opens in Lake District

The Lakeland Climbing Centre has opened Europe’s first ever indoor Via Ferrata at their Kendal Wall

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The Lakeland Climbing Centre has opened Europe’s first ever indoor Via Ferrata at their Kendal Wal.

The Via Ferrata aerial course at Kendal Wall scales the interior of the vast building. Adventurers will be kitted up with full Via Ferrata equipment and trained in its use with initial climbing challenges on ladders and natural rock features. The route then struggles through a twisting vertical tunnel and exits via a small window onto the face of the main climbing walls. From here a ladder ascent leads to some balance traversing before committing to a swing across a blank slab. Eventually you reach a small platform on the edge of a 20 metre drop, achieved by the Jump of Doom: a free fall on a rope which slows your fall (just!) before reaching the ground.

The activity is suitable for ages 10 years to adults, with sessions lasting 60 to 90 minutes depending on the pace of progress through the various challenges. Details of pricing and availability can be found on the Lakeland Climbing Centre website, www.kendalwall.co.uk .

The new Via Ferrata and Kendal CrazyClimb are now available to book online by going to our website www.kendalwall.co.uk