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
2 Problem 01 f2+ 17
3 Problem 02 The First Leg
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f3 17
4 Problem 03
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f4+ 10
5 Problem 04 The Eastern Cave
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f5+ 11
6 Problem 05
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f6A 8
7 Problem 06 - The Second Leg
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f4 19
8 Problem 07 - Inside Leg
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f5+ 13
9 Problem 08 f6C 1
10 Problem 09
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f6A+ 4
11 Problem 10
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f3+ 12
12 Problem 11 - The Classic Crack f3+ *** 15
13 Problem 12
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f2+ 15
14 Problem 13 - The Gap f3 11
15 Problem 14
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f2 17
16 Problem 15 - Little Window f2 16
  Outside NW Slab
18 Problem 16 - Federation Flake f2 17
19 Problem 17
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f3 15
20 Problem 18
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f3 14
21 Problem 19 - NW Crack
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f2+ 18
22 Problem 20 f3+ 16
23 Problem 21 - Under the Arch
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f5+ 11
  Outside SW Face
25 Problem 22
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f5+ 11
26 Problem 23
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f4+ 14
27 Problem 24 - South West Prow
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f6A 10
  Outside South Face
29 Problem 25 f6A 3
30 Problem 26 - The Snake
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f6A+ 12
31 Problem 27 f2 12
32 Problem 28 - Southern Scoop f2 15
33 Problem 29 - Right Cheek
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f2+ 13
34 Problem 30 - The Lug
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f3+ 12
35 Problem 31 - Inside Out
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f6A+ 2
36 Problem 32 - South East Prow
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f6A+ 3
37 Problem 33 - South East Prow Direct
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f6C 1
  Inside South
39 Problem 34
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f6A 5
40 Problem 35
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f5+ 9
41 Problem 36 - The Smile
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f5+ 13
42 Problem 37 - Hollow Heart
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f6A 8
43 Problem 38
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f5+ 6
44 Problem 39
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f5 7
45 Problem 40 - Pocket Wall
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f5 12
  Inside North
47 Problem 41 - Inside Arch
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f6B+ 5
48 Problem 42
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f6A+ 4
49 Problem 43 - The Tufa
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f3 16
50 Problem 44
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f4 9
51 Problem 45
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f4+ 8
52 Problem 46 - The Bulge Eliminate
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f6C+ 1
53 Problem 47 - The Bulge
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f6B 7
54 Problem 48
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f3+ 5
55 Problem 49
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f6A 2
56 Problem 50 - Descent Chimney f2 18
57 Problem 51 - Chimney Arete
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f5+ 10
58 Problem 52 f4 7
  The Hanging Scoops
60 Problem 53
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f3+ 10
61 Problem 54 - Pocketed Wall
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f3 12
62 Problem 55
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f3 8
63 Problem 56
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f4+ 8
64 Problem 57 - Left-Hand Scoop
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f4+ 12
65 Problem 58
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f4 10
66 Problem 59 - The Central Scoop
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f3+ 9
67 Problem 60 f3 11
68 Problem 61 - The Final Scoop f2 11
69 Problem 62 f2 13
  Traverses
71 Problem (Traverse) 63 7a+ 2
72 Problem (Traverse) 64 7c 2
73 Problem (Traverse) 65 7c+  
74 Problem (Traverse) 66 6b+ 2
75 Problem (Traverse) 67 7a 1
76 Problem (Traverse) 68 7b  

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