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Whickham Thorns Boulder Park

Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND

Climbs 68 – Rocktype UNKNOWN – Altitude 40m a.s.l – Faces all

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.

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Guidebooks

Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 OUTSIDE NE FACE  
2Problem 01f2+ 15
3Problem 02 The First Legf3 16
4Problem 03f4+ 9
5Problem 04 The Eastern Cavef5+ 8
6Problem 05f6A 4
7Problem 06 - The Second Legf4 17
8Problem 07 - Inside Legf5+ 10
9Problem 08f6C 1
10Problem 09f6A+ 2
11Problem 10f3+ 11
12Problem 11 - The Classic Crackf3+ ***13
13Problem 12f2+ 13
14Problem 13 - The Gapf3 9
15Problem 14f2 14
16Problem 15 - Little Windowf2 14
 OUTSIDE NW SLAB  
18Problem 16 - Federation Flakef2 14
19Problem 17f3 11
20Problem 18f3 12
21Problem 19 - NW Crackf2+ 16
22Problem 20f3+ 14
23Problem 21 - Under the Archf5+ 9
 OUTSIDE SW FACE  
25Problem 22f5+ 10
26Problem 23f4+ 13
27Problem 24 - South West Prowf6A 8
 OUTSIDE SOUTH FACE  
29Problem 25f6A 2
30Problem 26 - The Snakef6A+ 9
31Problem 27f2 12
32Problem 28 - Southern Scoopf2 14
33Problem 29 - Right Cheekf2+ 12
34Problem 30 - The Lugf3+ 10
35Problem 31 - Inside Outf6A+ 2
36Problem 32 - South East Prowf6A+ 3
37Problem 33 - South East Prow Directf6C 1
 INSIDE SOUTH  
 Climb nameGradex
39Problem 34f6A 4
40Problem 35f5+ 7
41Problem 36 - The Smilef5+ 10
42Problem 37 - Hollow Heartf6A 4
43Problem 38f5+ 6
44Problem 39f5 6
45Problem 40 - Pocket Wallf5 11
 INSIDE NORTH  
47Problem 41 - Inside Archf6B+ 4
48Problem 42f6A+ 2
49Problem 43 - The Tufaf3 12
50Problem 44f4 7
51Problem 45f4+ 8
52Problem 46 - The Bulge Eliminatef6C+ 1
53Problem 47 - The Bulgef6B 5
54Problem 48f3+ 5
55Problem 49f6A 1
56Problem 50 - Descent Chimneyf2 14
57Problem 51 - Chimney Aretef5+ 10
58Problem 52f4 7
 THE HANGING SCOOPS  
60Problem 53f3+ 9
61Problem 54 - Pocketed Wallf3 11
62Problem 55f3 7
63Problem 56f4+ 8
64Problem 57 - Left-Hand Scoopf4+ 10
65Problem 58f4 9
66Problem 59 - The Central Scoopf3+ 8
67Problem 60f3 8
68Problem 61 - The Final Scoopf2 11
69Problem 62f2 11
 TRAVERSES  
71Problem (Traverse) 637a+ 1
72Problem (Traverse) 647c 1
73Problem (Traverse) 657c+  
74Problem (Traverse) 666b+ 1
75Problem (Traverse) 677a 1
76Problem (Traverse) 687b  
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Steve Crowe - 22/Jun/11