|The Climber's Handbook to England and Wales: Updates April 2010
18: TAVISTOCK-LAUNCESTON New centre The Barn Climbing Wall - (Bude Wall - has moved to a super new location with super all round climbing facilities): Check out barn-climbing.co.uk Between Launceston and Tavistock, just West of Milton Abbot on south side of B3362, PL19 0QP. Tel: 01822 870521: 11m lead walls with 25 lines, extensive and the best bouldering in the SW - all new matting, cafe soon to arrive, a top centre.
18: SOUTH MOLTON New centre The Mill Climbing Wall: The Mill Adventure Centre, Hacche Mill, South Molton, Devon EX36 3NA Tel: 01769 579600 (Looks like a small dedicated centre, 11m high, one room and a bouldering section - around 10 lines. Open 10am-10pm week, 8pm w/ends, 6pm holidays).
22: QuipU for leisure shop, now closed. New shop GEROMINO.
22: New Wall: Same team as The Works from Sheffield, new bouldering centre coming to Bristol.
26: Southampton Wall under threat.
28: GUILDFORD New centre Craggy Island: Mega wall -763 sqm; (78sqm oif bouldering - comp level routesetters). 9 Cobbett Park, Moorfield Road, Slyfield Estate, Guildford. Tel: 01483 566 880: (Leave A3 at Jtn North of University, onto the A320 Woking road, estate in 700m on right ) Turn R at Yellow Box Storage on estate, take road just before - in front of Yellow box, wall in then in Unit over to the right. Nice cafe at wall, full intro & advanced courses.Open 10am-10pm M-F- 10-8pm weekends. Warm, all gear can be hired, intro courses, friendly. - £9.50 one off sat afternoon casual visit. Principly aimed at intermediate climbers out for enjoyment.
28: New shop: Rock On, at Craggy Island climbing centre. 01483 565 635 Literally bulging with masses of gear.
28: CRAWLEY: New Wall: K2, Situated in leisure centre: Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ: 01293 585 300 A good new wall up to 12m high with around 50 routes and 22 lines. 12-22 m/f, 8.30-18 sa, 8.30-19.30 su.
30: Portsmouth Wall under threat.
34: BROADSTAIRS: New Wall: REVOLUTION, Situated at Oakwood Ind Est, Dane Valley Road, St. Peters, Broadstairs, CT10 3J : 01843 866 706 A good new wall, mostly bouldering with some good top level stuff. Usually closed Mon, open till 10pm.
46: LONDON: Bermondsey, New Bouldering Wall The Arch. 6 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 2ER. 020 7407 0999. Dedicated bouldering wall with top level route setters from national competition level - the place to go.
41: LONDON: Big bouldering extension: The Castle, Lots of new extra bouldering areas making this the boulder venue in London.
43: LONDON: Westway Wall, new superb bouldering wall 150sqm - Angled competition panel making this super and doubling the bouldering to over 300 sqm.
46: LONDON: Mile End Wall, new large outdoor bouldering area - lovely in summer, plus roof tent and sides to enclose it for the 6 months during winter - fab addition.
46: LONDON: Swiss Cottage, new leading wall - At leisure centre to the SE side of the large roundabout. Leisure Centre, Adelaide Road NW3 3NF. 0845 363 1144. Up to 14m lead wall.
46: LONDON: Sutton, new bouldering wall - Craggy Island 2 - Oak Park Sports Centre, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, Surrey. SM5 4AN 0844 880 8866. Top notch bouldering centre, half for kids and fun, and half a full on pro bouldering centre, lots of forms and super overhangs - top level comp route setting.
68: SWANSEA: New centre - Dynamic Rock Wall - Full facilities. 12m high leading 26 lines. 16-18 Hebron Road, Clydach, SWANSEA, SA6 5EJ (Just north of the M4, J45 & easy quick access) 01792 587 388
76: Ellis Brigham in Capel - now empty.
86: Birmingham, The Rock Face Centre, closed forever
86: BIRMINGHAM New centre The Redpoint Climbing Centre - Jan-Feb 2008: Major new wall for Birmingham, just around the corner from the defunkt Rock Face. 77 Cecil St, Birmingham B19 3SU. Come in from M6 Jtn 6 on A38, then R onto the A4540, 2nd main on L Summer Lane, 4th L onto New Summer St, leads down to Cecil st and centre. This is a serious new climbing centre, leading & bouldering, plus the ever bubbly Rock On Climbing Shop.
86: Bear Rock at Coventry: New leading wall opposite competition wall, plus giant woodie in squash court.
86: BIRMINGHAM New centre Creation Climbing Centre, Important Major new climbing wall & bouldering centre. Full facilities. 14m high leading 50 lines. The Epic Centre, 582 Moseley Road, Birmingham, B12 9AA 0121 449 8000
86: WOLVERHAMPTON New centre - Wolf Mountain Climbing Centre. Various facilities in different rooms. Unit 1, Racecourse Ind.est, Racecourse Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0QU 01902 711 186
92: DERBY New centre - Alter Rock: St. James Church, Malcolm Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8LU Tel: 01332 367 200. A major new centre in a semi large church in Derby, full length routes and bouldering areas - 360sqm of mixed climbing. (To the S of Derby, just off to the SW of the A514 along Douglas Street, 1 mile before town ctr.
108: SHEFFIELD New centre (Bouldering) - The Climbing Works: Unit B, Centenary Works, Little London Road, Sheffield S8 0UJ. A top level bouldering centre, the engine at the centre of Sheffield Bouldering. 1000 sqm of bouldering in a dedicated hardcore centre. Tel: 0114 2509990
120: MANCHESTER New centre Manchester Climbing Centre at St. Benedicts Church, Bennet St, Ardwick, M12 5BD (Just East of Piccadilly station) and Cotswold climbing shop inside (0161 236 4123): This is a full on big climbing centre will all facilities, leading and bouldering
120: STOCKPORT New centre Awesome Walls, New development at Pear New Mill, Stockport Road West, Lower Bredbury, Stockport. SK6 2BP. Tel: 0161 494 9949 This is one of the biggest new walls in the country, 12.5m routes going up to 23.5m high. Extensive bouldering too.
120: Camp Four Outdoor Supplies, New shop 112-114 Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6DU 01625 619 204
132: LEEDS New centre (Bouldering) The Depot, 5m high with free standing cubes - ply angled - comp standard. 173 Richardshaw Lane, Stanningley, Pudsey, Leeds LS28: Telephone: 0113 345 9295 On B6155, just N of the Main A647 Access via slip road from roundabout to W, or just before from E. at Stanningley by pass. Opening times - Monday - Friday 10:00 - 22:00 - Saturday 10:00 - 20:00 - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 (Small gear shop Mountain-intelligence at the centre).
132: YORK New climbing wall & bouldering centre.Oakland Sports Centre 13m high leading & top roping 12 lines. Bouldering cave: Cornlands Road, Acomb, York YO24 3DX. tel: (01904) 552 424
139: Boulder UK, additional new room upstairs like main room downstairs
139: Blackburn YMCA, closed forever
148: DURHAM New centre Durham Climbing Centre: UNIT 2 ST JOHNS ROAD , MEADOWFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE , DURHAM, DH7 8TZ, United Kingdom - Tel: 0191 3789555 www.durhamclimbingcentre.co.uk - This is a purely dedicated bouldering centre and very much the place for the hard geezer - excellent matting.
150: Rock Antics at Newton Aycliffe: New air conditioning, steady 18 degrees now inside thankfully.
215: Controlled burning, top roof fallen down - eeekk!
358: Gowbarrow, Rock fall on lower tier, check with BMC for access issue.
371: Five Ten - now distributed by Big Stone
373: Sportiva now distributed by Lyon Equipment
374: New address: Rockworks Ltd, Units 19/20, Stanelaw Way, Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate South, Stanley,County Durham, DH9 9XB Tel: 01207 281777