Excalibur Climbing Wall is the biggest of its type

by Mark R

What you are seeing here is the Excalibur at Klimcentrum Bjoeks, in the town of Groningen, The Netherlands. It has the largest climbing wall in the world, which measures at 121 feet (37 meters) with an overhang of 36 feet (11 meters).

I have to admit that it has one of the strangest shapes that I have ever seen, and I can’t help but wonder what it reminds me of. Hmmm….Anyway, it looks like a very difficult climb. I can’t tell which side looks like it would be an easier climb, as I don’t really have much experience on climbing walls.

I also hope that this climbing wall is properly anchored to the ground. Just imagine a strong Dutch wind blowing this thing over, crushing the cars in the parking lot. Try explaining that one to your auto insurance agent.

In case you were wondering how these shots were taken, my Source says they were taken by a Flickr user named Eric Kieboom using a Canon IXUS 850IS suspended from a kite. They turned out pretty well, actually.

Hey, I think I know what the shape reminds me of. A big…French Fry that I ate at McDonalds the other day. What? What did you think I was going to say?


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