Oxford brookes climbing wall :) also the OUMC get out to the peaks and what not quite a few times a term....there is always someone going somewhere!
Where abouts in Oxfordshire are you??
It depends slightly on where you are based, but the Wye valley is probably the nearest decent climbing. I have done trips to there in the Summer, leaving Oxford about midday and managed a few routes at Symonds Yat before running out of light.
There are also some crags in the Avon/Cheddar area which aren't too far from the M5 and so can be got to for a day trip. If you are willing to put a longer day in, it is possible to get to the Peak or to Swanage/Portland.
I find being a member of a club useful for getting out to the more distant regions. I'm with the Oxford Mountaineering Club ( http://www.oxfordmc.org.uk/ ) and we typically have 2 organised trips a month. Both the Universities also have clubs which accept non-student members (I believe).
Agree with earlier post. Castle rock near cheltenham is your best bet. I regularly used to meet oxford climbers there.
Its not a bad wee crag. Short but steep. Quite pumpy, good range of grades. Just take a top rope.
And go on a nice day. It gets very cold and windy up there.
Also, there is some choss further along the scarp. Some good bouldering.
Near stroud, haresfield beacon is worth a few hours entertainment.
Leckhampton hill, and crickley hill offer limited climbing on very very bad rock. I did 11 routes at the former, and i still wake up sweating and crying.
Hope that's helpful
Ps all the crags i mentioned are in the current symonds yat guidebook, except for crickley hill (they missed a doozy there!)
50 miles away.
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