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Swinton Boulders

Greater Manchester, ENGLAND

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Artificial – Altitude ? – Faces all

Crag features
Two sizeable concrete boulders, with a good variety of angles. Nice gravel landing. Potential as a good training venue.

The boulders are managed by the Forestry Commission, who keep the site clean and tidy, and can be contacted on

An eliminates guide is available here:

There is a short video here:


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:( such a shame this is right near where a mate of mine has just moved, thought we could've visited it every now and then.
muldydoona - 03/Apr/13

Erm I think this crag is in need of an update! I went along today (19th May) and the boulders have disappeared! I have emailed the address above for an explanation, my guess is they have been removed due to the vandalism described in previous comments. :-(
YoungYuk - 19/May/12

I have been to boulders today with my son and i have to clean some of the sections before start to climb but not possible with one person need group of people and some equipment need amd a big skip. if anyone up for volunteering to clean im up for it.cheers.
ozzie35 - 13/Apr/12

I have been there today, sunny Sunday, no climbers. Plastic charcoal crap is still there, rear part of the right boulder is completely black of charcoal, all over the place is scrap glass, I found some even in one grab! Could be nice place, but it is rather sad.
smichal - 14/Aug/11

I notified the Forestry Commission, who told me they would try and clean it up. Their email address is above, in case you need to contact them again.
robin mueller - 16/Oct/09

The overhanging section of the bigger boulder is currently unclimbable as a plastic bin has been burnt under it leaving plastic charcoal crap all over the boulder. May take the winter to clean itself!
dashitboarder - 24/Sep/09