/ Sport crags recommendations near Bristol
I want to get some more sport climbing in over the next couple of months in preparation for a trip to Spain.
I have only recently moved to the area so I can anyone recommend me some particular sport crags to check out within an hourís drive of Bristol?
A nice mix of grades with some good lower grade range climbs would be great as I am only just getting back into the swing of things and will be taking an outdoor newbie one weekend.
Slightly understated? :)
There's tons of sport climbing at Cheddar...
New Quarry in Avon Gorge is worth a visit for F6b-F7a sport climbing if you want to drive 10 mins only.
> Slightly understated? :)
> There's tons of sport climbing at Cheddar...
> New Quarry in Avon Gorge is worth a visit for F6b-F7a sport climbing if you want to drive 10 mins only.
Well perhaps but "tons" is most definitely overstating it and the OP was looking for climbs in the lower grades as he is just getting back into it. F6b to F7a doesn't meet that description in my book.
I'd disagree, ban-y-gor is actually not bad, and better in the 6's than cheddar. I also hear The Gap is pretty decent, though not been myself.
Personally I don't rate portland at all, but each to their own.
New Quarry routes suffer somewhat from the fact that the bottom of the crag is a popular bouldering venue, so the first clip and a bit is extremely polished. For that reason clipstick highly recommended.
The good bits in Tintern are quite good, but the bad bits are truly lethal!
There are plenty of climbs in cheddar from f5 upwards but beware there's lots of polish out there on these low grades close to the road!
You are quite right I wouldn't be putting myself on any F6b's yet...
Thanks all for the advice, looks like I have a few spots to try out before the nice weather ends!
...and Cheddar gets the same treatment here:
(the routes on the South side are off limits at present).
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