Climbs 60
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 129m a.s.l
Faces S

The Dark Side of the Arch R-L © Vybz

Crag features

The University of Birmingham's local crag! The ever sunny Bournebrook Wall! Overlooking the Beautiful Hockey pitches and the towering Great Hall in the Back ground gives this exciting bouldering venue a truely Alpine feel. Responsible for the ever soaring standards of the UBMC, this really is a world class location.

The area consists of the 'crags'. The main crag is the obvious wall overlooking the hockey pitches; the upper tier is accessed by ascending the stairway in the middle of the main wall and the small crag is found a short distance along the path from the main wall (heading right from the archway).

The university club has produced a number of guides over the years the most recent can be obtained from committee members or can be downloaded from http://westmidlandsclimbing.wetpaint.com/page/Bournbrook+Wall (bottom of page)

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

Does anyone have a up to date link for a guide? The one above isn't working.
aaron_t - 17/Sep/13
I completely agree, Ross we should get on it.
Vybz - 07/Dec/11
The separate wall on the right nearer gun barrels should be added, 4 pillar climbs and the three intervening slabs?
Coops_13 - 07/Nov/11
What about all the other traverses 1-5/1-4 etc Used to be a brilliant matrix guide
Bulls Crack - 21/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main Wall
2 Lunch break 7a *  
3 Naughts and Crosses V1 5b 4
4 Paddy's Arete V0 4c *** 8
5 Chimney Left V0 4b *** 10
6 Left Chimney Direct V0+ 5b * 7
7 Gadd's leap M  
8 Panel 3 Dyno V1 5b ** 4
9 The Wrist Buster V2 5c ** 4
10 Jay's Link V4 * 2
11 LH Pilar of Panel 4 f4+ * 4
12 Left Hand Route VB 4b 4
13 Panel 6 Traverse V2 5c * 5
14 7->1 Traverse any holds f4 5a ** 11
15 7->1 Traverse 1 for feet, 5 for hands f4+ 5b 9
16 Dyno Project VB  
17 Outer Bulge V0 4b 4
18 The Arch L-R V3 5c/6a ** 8
19 Mega Man's Archenemy V4 *** 1
20 The Arch L-R front only V3 6a 6
21 Squeezy Squeezy V3 * 3
22 The Arch R-L V3 8
23 The Dark Side of the Arch R-L V3 ** 2
24 Barn Door V1 5b ** 3
25 Inner Archway Traverse V2 5c 1
26 Pennies Climb V1 5b 8
27 Pounds Climb V1 5b ** 7
28 Ross's Climb V0+ 5b ** 9
29 Paddy's Climb V0 5a ** 9
30 Hooke's Wall V1 5a 4
31 Jones' Route V0 5a 4
32 Barbeque Dyno V5 *** 3
33 Undercuts only V3 * 1
34 Ferret's Wall V0 5a * 5
35 Ferret's Wall Direct V0 5a 4
36 Crowshaw's Direct V1 5b * 4
37 The Biggest Crimp in the World V2 5c ** 3
38 Pump Traverse V2 2
39 Pump Traverse Extension V5 * 1
40 Chimney Right V0- 4a ** 7
41 Right Chimney Direct V1 5c * 6
42 Ross's Arete V0+ 5a ** 6
43 Revision Time V4 ** 2
44 15->9 Traverse Any Holds V0+ 5a 6
  Upper Tier
46 Great Hall Wall VB 4b 1
47 Great Hall Wall Right V1 5a 1
48 Prospect V1 5a 1
  Bournebrook East
50 MacBerg's Revenge V1 ** 2
51 Snakes and Ladders V2 9
52 Snakes and Ladders (Reverse) V2 5c * 5
53 Snakes and Ladders right hand only V8 *** 1
54 Pretent you have a broken left scaphoid traverse V4 ** 3
55 Cross-over V1 5b ** 3
56 The Widowmaker V0+ 5a 5
57 The Big Slap V1 ** 3
58 Bournebrook Wall Traverse f5 * 1
59 Eastern Dyno V3 *** 3
60 Eastern Undercut V2 ** 4
61 Cross-eyed
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V1  
62 Wheel of Life * 5b * 6
63 Sam's Traverse Direct (STD) * V1 1
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