Many have said the wave is the best bouldering wall in the country. What we know is that the wave has everything. So many moves can be realised on this wall.
The key to the wave is its featured surface. There are endless ways to top each problem; and each and every problem can be attempted on features only for feet - effectively doubling the number of problems on the wall. The features are small, subtle, and intricate.
Bridging, heel hooks, toe hooks, rockovers, press moves, dynos... the wave requires that you expand your climbing repertoire in order to progress through the problems in each circuit; exactly what you want from a bouldering wall!
There are well over 100 set problems within 5 set circuits:
Kids (font 3a-4c)
Level 1 (Font 3a-5b)
Level 2 (Font 5b-6c)
Level 3 (Font 6c-7b+)
Elite (Font 6b+ to 7c+)
The Bleaustone Wall
The Bleaustone Wall was built in August 2006 as an extension to the wave. With 10 and 20 degree flat ply surfaces, the Bleaustone Wall offers less steep climbing. 'Technical' is the name of the game here - problems require balance and flexibility, along with careful footwork on the featured wall.
Despite the flat surfaces, climbing on the Bleaustone Wall is not one-dimensional. Bespoke volumes made by Rob Napier are reconfigured each time the wall is reset, providing fresh new challenges on a regular basis.
The 40 Degree Training Board
Built in November 07, 'the board' has over 25sqm of climbing surface covered in a range of holds for climbers to create thier own problems and log them in the problem book. The board is suitable for problems from font 6b+/c through to 8a+.
The Traversing corridor
40m long with added wooden volumes and great range of hold types. Various traverses in each circuit plus a dedicated kids area.