Climbs 93
Rocktype Artificial
Altitude 28m a.s.l
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Wide view of the whole boulder. © ggannon

Crag features

The first man made outdoor boulder park in Britain was made by Entre-Prises,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 (free). The boulder park is easily reached in less the a minute from the car park.

Wasp nest in the large left hand pocket associated with Route 6 in the Eastern Cave area.
egg - 24/Jul/22
More useful info and a PDF mini guide available here:
Steve Crowe - 22/Jun/11
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