/ Bristol area climbing this weekend?
Winterbourne Down apparently has some bouldering/easy solos with good landings. Which is in Bristol but i've never been myself. The avon gorge in the city proper does dry very fast and has a few climbs in the easy solo range. But Tbh I've always got spooked doing them as they are bit insecure and proper 'certain death' opposed to 'leg breaking' solos.
> Winterbourne Down apparently has some bouldering/easy solos with good landings.
I've not been for ages, but winterbourne and the ringroad boulders can be fairly green at the best of times (and were dripping last time I went in the autumn). I'd imagine that they are sopping, slimy messes at the moment.
Avon is very quick drying, although bits do seep. There is a long traverse in New Quarry which can be fun to play on, and a few problems at Sea walls. The Toilet block at Main area is also worth playing on, but it's not what you'd call natural. There are some solo slabs at Main area too, but the cruxes on exhibition slab routes are right at the top, and I think they'd get E grades anywhere else.
Thanks for the advice guys. I guess I'll pack my climbing shoes and give it a wee go!
The ringroad boulders are sandstone as well so conditions at the moment are horrid for them. Was keen to go have a look at them later this week but its still cold and rainy in Bristol so was thinking of giving them a miss for a good few weeks.
Elsewhere on the site
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more
I am Matthew Phillips, I'm nearly 14 and I was born without my right arm below the elbow. I started climbing at taster... Read more
Hot Aches Productions premiered their latest film Redemption: The James Pearson Story at Kendal Mountain Festival on... Read more
On the run up to Christmas we have some great savings on all your favourite brands, so its the perfect time to do the... Read more