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Newburn Leisure Centre

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These details were last updated on 06/Jun/2007

Address
Grange Road, Newburn, TYNE & WEAR NE15 8ND

Tel/Fax
0191 264 0014 / 0191 229 0389

Costs
First visit £10.00 includes £6 affiliation and registration fee. Thereafter £4 for up to two hours. Equipment Hire (subject to availability) Shoes: £2.50 Harness: £2.50 School & Group use £160 for 10 participan

Opening times
Mon - Fri 0930-2200, last admission 2000. Weekend 0930-1700, last admission 1500

Notes
Big enough. Around 12 ropes in place plus lead climbing. 6 autobelay systems so suitable for billy no mates. No bouldering - rubbery but thin floor. Grades mainly 5, 5+ and 6a.(full range F4+ to F7a+) Mainly vertical but with nice little overhangs. The nearest I have come to climbing on real rock at any climbing wall. [Colin Matheson 2/06]

Under 18s getting into the wall 16-17 year old

1. Parental consent

2. Basic competence demonstration 14-15 year old

1. Parental consent

2. Basic competence demonstration

3. Parental visit to site Under 14 years

1. Parental consent

2. Adult supervision (adult must be an independent wall user).

Kid's Gekko Club

Saturday and Sundays 9.30-11.00 ages 8-11 years. 11.30-1.00 ages 12-16 years.

Contact the Centre for course fee.

Inductions and Courses

Red point/auto belay inductions are

available depending on staff

availability.

Please contact the Centre to book.

Bookings taken now for "Learn the ropes" courses: Saturday/Sunday afternoons - 3 sessions over a 6 week period. Places must be booked beforehand.

Newburn Activity Centre has recently opened a state of

the art real-form climbing wall comprising 13 routes, Six

of which are equipped with Red-Point/automatic belay

mechanisms for an individual climber.

The Newburn Wall is 12.5 meters at its highest point,

providing excellent challenges for both experienced and

novice climbers.

An induction is required before use.

Great new facility just opened Jan 2006. Build by Rockworks and still a slight smell of resin. Gloomy corner feels like standing at the bottom of Great Wanney but interesting routes using holds and lots of features. Still a bit sandy in places but terrific friction even on blank walls. [grimpatt 7/06]

Directions
Driving directions to Newburn Leisure Centre with Google
Follow River Tyne upstream for a few miles past B&Q and Newburn Leisure Centre is signposted from Newburn.

Gear shop
Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearby pubs
The Boathouse, The keelman (Big Lamp Brewery)

Dedicated?
NO, part of a school or leisure centre

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Two new redpoints have been installed taking the total to 6 autobelays in situ. Fab for training.
honolizliz - 18/May/07

new routes have just been added,some challenging, some a little easier.
neal thompson - 10/Dec/06

A very interesting wall with a lot of scope for variation on the routes. Automatic belays and multi pitch section are a good training aid for climbers of all abilities.
luke lister - 25/Jun/06

A great walls with a variety of wall from beginner to advanced with realistic walls however is quite expensive especially if you hire equipment but price should drop as it has just opened. A-
Johnny Patton ? - 27/May/06

A great wall with a variety of wall from beginner to advanced with realistic walls however is quite expensive especially if you hire equipment but price should drop as it has just opened. A-
Johnny Patton ? - 27/May/06

A brilliant wall for all types of climbers from beginners to experts. Every route being different, a thoroughly enjoyable climb.
Ian Aspinall - 08/Mar/06

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