- April 29, 2019
The ‘Wall on Water’ returned to Exeter in 2017. As part of a four-day event staged by the team at the Quay Climbing Centre, a new, overhanging climbing wall was created, spanning the canal basin and providing adventurous climbers with a real test of their skills and nerve. The task that Apex faced was to create a scaffolding structure for the climbing wall.
There were a number of challenges to overcome with this unique job. The main one was to create a structure that supplied the required overhang to give climbers the test they wanted but without sacrificing safety. The climbing wall also needed to be mobile: capable of moving into the basin to provide the best spectacle when used, and then to the towpath to enable the wall to be changed as the event progressed.