By John Smith • 14 July 2020 • 16:33
Dwarfed by the large climbing wall
HAVING being closed for the past 14 years and with numerous promises of repair and reopening, the climbing walls in San Pedro Alcantara have finally been made safe and are to reopen to the public.
There are three separate walls, The Screw, Roco and The Cave of the Palace of Sports Elena Benítez which have been cleaned and made safe by a local Andalucian company with the support of the Marbella Council and the Alpine Club Ama Dablam.
Considering that the Screw once hosted two European climbing championships and that there is some 5,000 square metres of climbing wall, it is appropriate that these important climbing walls should be put back into service and will not only be used by adults but will be available for local schoolchildren and associations to enjoy.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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