... or at least IKSU has put themselves on ice!
A ‘rumor’ have told us that IKSU has stopped all plans of expanding the climbing areas, at least until 2010, and then some. In fact, it has been practically the same crag since the start in 1995, with some exceptions concerning the boulder areas, built by local non-profit forces.
It is actually quite remarkable that an organization, putting hundreds of new peoples through the annual climbing courses, doesn’t deserve a better facility. IKSU climbing have also to decline, practically, all other activities concerning school, youth, corporations and advanced trainings/activities due to the limitations of the climbing areas and the high amount of peoples training there on daily basis.
Some finds this quite rude for all non-profit workers, who have put a lot of effort and time over the years, making IKSU climbing what it is today. But IKSU has in some senses been fair, it has never been put on paper that a new area should be built, or at least it has not been put into action.
So, for anyone that will start a climbing gym in Umeå; I will pay full price, I will help you with building ALL constructions, I will help you calculate on costs, I will help you finding partners, I will ...