/ Gollums cave
I had my first trip to gollums cave in the clifton gorge today. Ticked a few problems and generally had a good session on the rock. Also tried out Thumb Wars, which was my first taste of a solid f8a, just to give me an idea of how far I am from the grade... turns out I still have alot of work to do but it was interesting nontheless.
Anyway, the nature of Gollums cave is that it is a mess of numerous eliminates (with a few resin holds unusually cemented on... like it needs more holds), so I wanted to know what you guys think of this highly eliminate style of bouldering. Personally I found it highly contrived and basically like a big polished limestone woody (so so polished), great for training but very unnatural.
I thought somebody tried to burn it down recently. I support this action! More seriously, I didn't rate it at all the one time I went. I'd rather go indoors for eliminate climbing on manufactured holds... It's not as dirty.
Yes it's horrible. I live about ten minutes cycle away and have been there once.
Please, someone burn it down once and for all!, or use acid or holy water, or dynamite. Even the hardcore Bristol Jakeys give Gollums a swerve, and i should Know, i am one.
On a constructive note, try sea walls and new quarry for high end bouldering. Connoisseurs Choice area the Prince etc for high Grade bouldering. Sure theres the Traffic but the ambience is much Better. At Least it doesnt stink of human waste and corpses.
Theres also some Nice bouldering Under donkey slide south of River
Ps excuse bad capitalisati. New Phone havent quite got it yet.
Give em a go. Theyre more crimpy than overhanging.
If you want someone to show you the areas, hit me up, no worries.
Underwhelmed? You were lucky you didnt come away with Typhoid 7;^)
Do you Mean blood stained Mattress? Did you dare Look Under it?
It's heavily soiled. I think the previous occupant might have had a Tennent's Super too many one evening.
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