In Aberdare it is important to respect the roofscape.  There are views down onto the town from its surroundings in the valley, and the rhythm and depth of the buildings comes largely from their roofs.

Here, the roofs differentiate between the main climbing space and the ancillary functions – the gym, classrooms, and accommodation.  While the climbing hall has monopitches designed to maximise height and allow views out from the walls, the surrounding roofs react to the traditional pitches of the town’s terraces.