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About us

climbAwall is a family run company created from a love of the outdoors; as a team we all enjoy getting out and active in the sunshine (or rain, as is often the case here in Devon!)

Fed up of being stuck inside after weeks of persistent rain we sat down and deliberated what could be done …
Many cups of tea, chocolate biscuits and discarded ideas later we decided if we couldn’t get outside, we’d bring the outside indoors, and climbAwall was born!

John Watts

Although the oldest Director at climbAwall this doesn’t make him the wisest! He recently tried to overtake his sons and younger brother on his mountain bike and promptly ended up in a ditch with a broken collarbone. His mantra on life is always ‘step it up to the max and push yourself or you’ll never know how good you are’. Not sure his mantra did him well that day!

John is also an open canoe instructor and in his spare time can be found walking, cycling, canoeing, surfing or fishing.

Mike Watts

Although the younger brother – don’t be fooled. If Mike’s not powering along on a bike you will find him tearing it up on the Ducati. Bit of speed freak and life is always lived full on. With 2 beautiful daughters to keep up with there’s always plenty going on. During the summer months Mike and his girls will normally be found swimming out to sea with flippers and face masks still trying to catch their supper – apparently that Bass that got away was ‘this big’ and they just had to go to the Pub again for their tea! Mike has a variety of interests ranging from walking, cycling, snorkeling, surfing and fishing.

Lori Watts

Well, working with these 2 there’s never a dull moment. Married to John for 25 years and having 2 sons, she is quite capable of standing up for herself. Standing at 4’11 and ¾’’ (that ¾ of an inch is very important) she loves nothing more than just being outside and making the most of the Devon countryside. She can never resist a wild swim in the sea or a river and rarely weakens to putting the wetsuit on – ‘’no pain – no gain’’

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