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A proposed rendering for the worlds tallest indoor climbing wall.
A proposed rendering for the worlds tallest indoor climbing wall.

The worlds tallest indoor climbing wall is being developed on Yas Island, in Abu Dhabi. According to a press release, the project which is called CLYMB, will feature “walls [that] offer a challenge to beginner, intermediate and expert climbers as they will have the chance to scale 4 walls of varying difficulty. The tallest expert-level wall will tower 43 meters (141 feet) above the ground.”

In Norway, the Norwegian Mountaineering Association open their beatiful new vistitor center.

The new Norwegian Mountaineering Center.  Photo: Arch Daily.
The new Norwegian Mountaineering Center. Photo: Arch Daily.

The architecture firm, Reiulf Ramstad designed the building to be, “anchored in an innovative interpretation of nature’s fantastic dimensions and the dramatic experience of mountaineering.”

The center contains a climbing hall, auditorium, movie theater, restaurant, museum shop, and a mountaineering library. The climbing area features a 21 meters tall (69 feet) lead and top rope climbing wall, bouldering area and a, “bouldering cave where the little ones can romp.”

More pictures can be found at Arch Daily.