A Clip ‘n Climb Climbing Wall from Entre-Prises has been chosen for The Ballroom, a brand-new bouldering facility opening in the centre of Coventry in April 2017.
The brand-new centre boasts a total of 487 square metres of high quality mozaik wood panel climbing surface. This includes a mixture of overhanging, vertical and slab bouldering sections, separate 20 and 45 degree training walls, an adults traverse wall, and a kids traverse wall.
The main bouldering area includes a novice free standing boulder, an intermediate area under the balcony, an advanced roof section, a competition wall and a large stage overhanging feature.
The history of this building goes back to 1955 when the original use was a large hotel, known as Hotel Leofric, Coventry. Graced by the rich and famous throughout its years, the Hotel Leofric was known as the place to stay for all musicians, comedians, actors etc performing in the area.
In 2008 the property was sold, and in 2016, brothers Sam & Ben Prior scooped up the opportunity of the iconic Hotel Leofric Ballroom. (Note the apt name for the bouldering centre, The Ballroom) Through this the identity of building will live on, and local residents are looking forward to the new facility opening.