I've found my mind drifting during various weddings, funerals, memorial services, etc etc and looking up towards the roof thinking, I could lob a rope over that beam and jug up there, or that bit would be good for some climbing holds and a lead wallThis made me ponder on various churches which have been reporposed as climbibng centres. I used to use the one at Warrington when I lived a bit nearer - it's really good. The high vertical walls are ideal for long, reasonably steep routes and the arched roof above the walls is ideal fior really hard training. In some cases the churches were deteriorating and / or would have been pulled down and historic buildings lost for ever. Repurposing can actually be a powerfull ally for conservation.