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Broughton Recreation Centre this page viewed 8,267 times, with 836 clicks to their website
Camp St, Salford, GREATER MANCHESTER M7 1ZT
0161 792 2375
Mon, Wed-Fri 10:00-19:000 Tue 10:00-21:00 Sat 0000-13:30
Heavily featured moulded concrete and rock insert bouldering wall with a variety of angles, by Bendcrete, built 1991. 45-degree cellar board, built 1995. Campus board, built 1996. Free standing boulder built 2002, "covered in slopers to complement the crimpy main wall" [Paul Boardman]. changing. Sports centre.
"Small and perfectly formed, problems ranging from 5b to 7a, mostly above 6a" (Anon on ukclimbing). You can download a spreadsheet (!) with the problems from the wiki site at http://broughtonpower.wetpaint.com/
"Bloody good venue" - Grame 3/02
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YES, a dedicated climbing centre
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Yes this is the best bouldering wall i have climbed on!
Wall builders take note, add the wave and maybe the sloping cave at the wall in Artarmon in Sydney and you have the best inside bouldering in the world. Could do with cleaning though!
Alan Cameron-Duff - 16/Mar/05
Worth every penny, as I discovered last week. A fantastic little venue, so much to go at. A sad ticker's paradise!
simon - 13/Dec/04
It now costs £4.
ChrisP - 07/Dec/04
Brilliant. The best bouldering in Manchester. Scratch that. The best bouldering wall I've ever climbed on. Over 1000 marked up routes (most at 6a and above) to keep you going back for more.
Paul Boardman - 16/Sep/02
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where's wally...no seriously!
© P Cahill
Dave Barrans looking strong on the new Broughton Rec Centre boulder
© Paul Boardman