Climbs 68
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 32m a.s.l
Faces all

Whickham Thorns gateshead © Steve Crowe

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.

Approach 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

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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Outside NE Face 
2Problem 01f2+ 17
3Problem 02 The First Leg
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f3 17
4Problem 03
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f4+ 10
5Problem 04 The Eastern Cave
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f5+ 10
6Problem 05
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f6A 7
7Problem 06 - The Second Leg
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f4 19
8Problem 07 - Inside Leg
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f5+ 13
9Problem 08f6C 1
10Problem 09
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f6A+ 4
11Problem 10
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f3+ 12
12Problem 11 - The Classic Crackf3+ ***15
13Problem 12
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f2+ 15
14Problem 13 - The Gapf3 11
15Problem 14
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f2 17
16Problem 15 - Little Windowf2 16
 Outside NW Slab 
18Problem 16 - Federation Flakef2 17
19Problem 17
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f3 14
20Problem 18
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f3 13
21Problem 19 - NW Crack
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f2+ 18
22Problem 20f3+ 15
23Problem 21 - Under the Arch
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f5+ 11
 Outside SW Face 
25Problem 22
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f5+ 11
26Problem 23
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f4+ 14

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