It is a refrigerated unit running through the shop's 2 floors. Inside at a constant -12°C an 8 metre concave real ice climbing wall presents a steep challenge to both novice and accomplished climbers. With a number of different routes to suit all difficulty levels including pillars and a overhanging ice section to provide a stiff challenge. We also have an overhanging drytooling box for those who want to end their session really tired. When booking make us aware of you skill level and we can set routes to challenge you. We also offer other group sessions, from corporate events to youth groups and staff training nights.
When somebody told me there was a Climbable Ice Wall in the middle of Manchester's busy city centre, I really thought I was a victim of a practical joke! But upon further investigation,I found that it truly did exist. Located inside one of Ellis Brigham's mountain sports shops, is a purpose built Ice Wall that even the hardiest of climbers loves to climb. Being only one of three indoor Ice Walls in the UK, Vertical Chill, is the next best thing to climbing the Alps, and with various climbing routes aimed at all difficulty levels, Vertical Chill has everything you'll need to prepare you for this type of mountain climbing. I was very impressed by Vertical Chill's great team of trained climbing instructors and I could see that every attention to detail has been undertaken to ensure total safety.