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Sheffield Boulders

These pages are a community resource documenting the various artificial boulders around Sheffield. They are generally located within parks and vary in sizes and styles, some squarely aimed at young children, others for dedicated climbers and a range in between. They are free for anyone to use and make a nice alternative to the wall whenever the weather is nice or there isn't time for a trip out to the Peak District

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Grades

Whilst grade discussion can be a great source of contention entertainment, there is at present no attempt nor intention to incorporate grades for described problems at all. Go and try them, if you find them easy, great, if you have to work hard to get up them even better. If you work out a new problem please document it here. Worry about grades when its on real rock, these boulders are for fun and/or training so grades are somewhat irrelevant, just try hard and enjoy.

Before delving into the topos it is worth reading how to use the topos so you can interpret them.

The Boulders

operating instructions

Various functions are available as part of the map.

mouse/touch operation
  • moving by grabbing the map with a mouse-click you can move the map around
  • overview map using the + button in the bottom right of the map you can expand an overview map
  • zooming in and out using the + and - buttons in the top left of the map you can obtain more or less detail in the map
  • switching themes or maps clicking on the ≡ icon on the right-hand side of the map you can view and select available maps and themes
  • retrieving information the map may contain elements that contain more information, by clicking these a popup will show this information
  • fullscreen display using the ✈ button the map can be maximized to fullscreen display, use the ✕ button to return to page display.
keyboard operation

Keyboard operation becomes available after activating the map using the tab key (the map will show a focus indicator ring).

  • moving using the arrow keys you can move the map
  • overview map using the + button in the bottom right of the map you can expand an overview map
  • zooming in and out using the + and - buttons in the top left of the map or by using the + and - keys you can obtain more or less detail in the map
  • switching themes or maps clicking on the ≡ icon on the right-hand side of the map you can view and select available maps and themes
  • retrieving information the map may contain elements that contain more information, using the i key you can activate a cursor that may be moved using the arrow keys, pressing the enter will execute an information retrieval. press the i or the escape key to return to navigation mode
  • fullscreen display using the ✈ button the map can be maximized to fullscreen display, use the ✕ button to return to page display.

It's possible that some of the functions or buttons describe above have been disabled by the page author or the administrator

 

Points of Interest
id symbol latitude longitude description
1 mapCrag 53.360865º -1.471382º

Heeley Boulder
internal link: Heeley Original

2 mapCrag 53.3615301º -1.470808º

Heeley Boulder (Sheaf)
internal link:Heeley Boulder (Sheaf)

3 mapCrag 53.36989º -1.48410º

Cemetry Boulder (Vine Inn)
internal link:Cemetry Boulder (Vine Inn)

4 mapCrag 53.372084º -1.471413º

St Mary's Boulder
internal link:St Mary's Boulder

5 mapCrag 53.385183º -1.490581º

Ponderossa Boulder
internal link:Ponderossa Boulder

6 mapCrag 53.39094º -1.421974º

Darnall Boulder
internal link:Darnall Boulder

7 mapCrag 53.403884º -1.452545º

Osgathorpe Park, Fir Vale
internal link:Osgathorpe Park, Fir Vale

8 mapCrag 53.313758º -1.531185º

Green Oaks Park Bouldersw
internal link:Green Oaks Park Boulders

9 mapCrag 53.358789º -1.405048º

Richmond Park Boulder
internal link:Richmond Park Boulder

10 mapCrag 53.368671º -1.505942º

Endcliffe Park
internal link:Endcliffe Park

11 mapCrag 53.396864º -1.49421º

Langsett Cresecent Park Boulder
internal link:Langsett Cresecent Park Boulder

12 mapCrag 53.367346º -1.430116º

Queen Mary Road Park Boulders
internal link:Queen Mary Road Park Boulders

13 mapCrag 53.37430º -1.49344º

Broomgrove Road Wall
internal link:Broomgrove Road Wall

14 mapCrag 53.357647º -1.4542279º

Lichfield Road Boulder, Newfield Green
internal link:Lichfield Road Boulder, Newfield Green

Pictures of some of these boulders being constructed can be viewed here. Google Maps Link

Safety

You should probably read the BMC Risk and Safety article if you've never bouldered or climbed before. You probably wouldn't die, but could hurt yourself on these boulders. To this end some people bring their bouldering pads with them which makes sense since you're bouldering. Effective spotting is pretty handy too and a good place to practice.

Unfortunately some of the boulders suffer from broken glass and rocks being thrown at them so you might want to check and brush out pockets and clear the ground around where you might come off or put your pad down.

Contributing

You must be a registered member to edit the wiki (this is to reduce spam / unwanted editing). For now please email sheffieldboulder.uk@gmail.com with your desired username to obtain an account.

Please read the following pages if you wish to contribute to the problems that are documented. If you are not familiar with Dokuwiki you may find it useful to have the syntax page open in another Tab.

Other Venues

Sheffield lies east of The Peak District and as such there are a number of crags that are easy to get to, some are even within the city boundaries such as Bell Hagg, Rivelin and technically Burbage Valley. If you are interested in exploring these there is an excellent guide book from Vertebrate Publishing Peak District Bouldering and also the online resource PeakBouldering.info where the Burbage North Kids Circuit may be of interest for those with young children who have already learned to climb indoors or on some of the boulders documented here.

Credits

The crest of a sheep and rabbit used as a logo on this site was drawn by UKBoudlering.com user richdraws and was originally designed for use on a t-shirt.
This site is administered and maintained by [email protected] but its contents are a community effort and the information within these pages is licensed under the CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License..

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