Climb Your Dorm

In the Netherlands, there are not many natural places to practice the sport of rock-climbing.  But oddly enough, the University of Enschede in the east of the Netherlands has a very active mountaineering club. 

So the architects of the new university dormitory chose to make one side of the building into a huge climbing wall, 30 meters (about 9 stories) tall, with 2,500 grips.

photo by Jeroen Musch, via Arons & Gelauff Architects

"As a climber in the Netherlands, one anyway has to resort to artificially created training spots, so why not combine architecture and climbing wall?"

--Arons & Gelauff Architects

Link - via bldgblog

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

My son has done the climb a wall thing and they always have a rope through a pulley at the top to hold the climber. I wonder how they can do that on this wall. I do not think I would climb that high without something to hold me.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Climb Your Dorm"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More