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# Whickham Thorns Boulder Park

**Climbs** 68 – **Rocktype** UNKNOWN – **Altitude** 40m a.s.l – **Faces** all## Climbs at this crag

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**Dedicated centre.** "Dedicated bouldering centre on three floors. Main climbing area with over 6000 square feet of climbing surfaces and 200+ problems set in coloured circuits of all levels. Kids and coaching..."

**Crag features**

The first man made outdoor boulder park in Britain was made by Enterprise for Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre. Officially opened in October 1998 the boulder park has proved extemely

popular with top climbers and novices alike. The boulder enjoys a sunny aspect and its use is free and unrestricted.

**Access notes**

Situated off Market Lane, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9NX. Turn off the A1 Western By Pass opposite Gateshead Metro Centre. Take the Dunston/Whickham exit then turn south to the traffic lights where you need to turn right. Park in the Whickham Thorns Activity Centre car park. The boulder park is easily reached in less the a minute from the car park.

**Guidebooks**

Out of print: North East England (*2003*)

Climb name | Grade | ||
---|---|---|---|

OUTSIDE NE FACE | |||

2 | Problem 01 | f2+ | 15 |

3 | Problem 02 The First Leg | f3 | 16 |

4 | Problem 03 | f4+ | 9 |

5 | Problem 04 The Eastern Cave | f5+ | 9 |

6 | Problem 05 | f6A | 5 |

7 | Problem 06 - The Second Leg | f4 | 18 |

8 | Problem 07 - Inside Leg | f5+ | 11 |

9 | Problem 08 | f6C | 1 |

10 | Problem 09 | f6A+ | 2 |

11 | Problem 10 | f3+ | 11 |

12 | Problem 11 - The Classic Crack | f3+ *** | 13 |

13 | Problem 12 | f2+ | 13 |

14 | Problem 13 - The Gap | f3 | 9 |

15 | Problem 14 | f2 | 14 |

16 | Problem 15 - Little Window | f2 | 14 |

OUTSIDE NW SLAB | |||

18 | Problem 16 - Federation Flake | f2 | 14 |

19 | Problem 17 | f3 | 11 |

20 | Problem 18 | f3 | 12 |

21 | Problem 19 - NW Crack | f2+ | 16 |

22 | Problem 20 | f3+ | 14 |

23 | Problem 21 - Under the Arch | f5+ | 9 |

OUTSIDE SW FACE | |||

25 | Problem 22 | f5+ | 10 |

26 | Problem 23 | f4+ | 13 |

27 | Problem 24 - South West Prow | f6A | 8 |

OUTSIDE SOUTH FACE | |||

29 | Problem 25 | f6A | 2 |

30 | Problem 26 - The Snake | f6A+ | 10 |

31 | Problem 27 | f2 | 12 |

32 | Problem 28 - Southern Scoop | f2 | 14 |

33 | Problem 29 - Right Cheek | f2+ | 12 |

34 | Problem 30 - The Lug | f3+ | 10 |

35 | Problem 31 - Inside Out | f6A+ | 2 |

36 | Problem 32 - South East Prow | f6A+ | 3 |

37 | Problem 33 - South East Prow Direct | f6C | 1 |

INSIDE SOUTH |

39 | Problem 34 | f6A | 4 |

40 | Problem 35 | f5+ | 8 |

41 | Problem 36 - The Smile | f5+ | 10 |

42 | Problem 37 - Hollow Heart | f6A | 5 |

43 | Problem 38 | f5+ | 6 |

44 | Problem 39 | f5 | 6 |

45 | Problem 40 - Pocket Wall | f5 | 11 |

INSIDE NORTH | |||

47 | Problem 41 - Inside Arch | f6B+ | 4 |

48 | Problem 42 | f6A+ | 3 |

49 | Problem 43 - The Tufa | f3 | 12 |

50 | Problem 44 | f4 | 7 |

51 | Problem 45 | f4+ | 8 |

52 | Problem 46 - The Bulge Eliminate | f6C+ | 1 |

53 | Problem 47 - The Bulge | f6B | 5 |

54 | Problem 48 | f3+ | 5 |

55 | Problem 49 | f6A | 1 |

56 | Problem 50 - Descent Chimney | f2 | 14 |

57 | Problem 51 - Chimney Arete | f5+ | 10 |

58 | Problem 52 | f4 | 7 |

THE HANGING SCOOPS | |||

60 | Problem 53 | f3+ | 9 |

61 | Problem 54 - Pocketed Wall | f3 | 11 |

62 | Problem 55 | f3 | 7 |

63 | Problem 56 | f4+ | 8 |

64 | Problem 57 - Left-Hand Scoop | f4+ | 10 |

65 | Problem 58 | f4 | 9 |

66 | Problem 59 - The Central Scoop | f3+ | 8 |

67 | Problem 60 | f3 | 8 |

68 | Problem 61 - The Final Scoop | f2 | 11 |

69 | Problem 62 | f2 | 11 |

TRAVERSES | |||

71 | Problem (Traverse) 63 | 7a+ | 1 |

72 | Problem (Traverse) 64 | 7c | 1 |

73 | Problem (Traverse) 65 | 7c+ | |

74 | Problem (Traverse) 66 | 6b+ | 1 |

75 | Problem (Traverse) 67 | 7a | 1 |

76 | Problem (Traverse) 68 | 7b |

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More useful info and a PDF mini guide available here:
http://www.climbonline.co.uk/whickham_thorns.htm Steve Crowe - 22/Jun/11 |

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