/ Climbing around Ross on wye
So my questions are:
What could be the best guide for a guy in my position? Is there a selected routes guide of the whole area?
It looks like Symonds Yat and Wintours Leap are both good venues, but would you recommend one being a no-no for soloing?
Also, are there any venues which could be nice for families to just hang out or walk etc?
Thanks for responses
Climber's Club South West Climbs Vol 1 will sort you out.
That's the book sorted, thank you
Then another day you can send them off to Clearwell Caves in the morning, and the Puzzlewood in the afternoon (and there's something across the road from the Puzzlewood for very small kiddies, I think); and there's a sculpture trail too I think somewhere in the woods. If they are a bit bigger you can send them (or you can all go) canoeing or horse-riding.
Have a lovely time!
(veteran of many family holidays round there)
I wouldn't really recommend the Yat for soloing - some looseness, soil in holds and polish on easier stuff - but for a bit of bouldering you could sample the wierd sandstone bouldering at Huntshams and other outcrops.
There's a guidebook:http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/guidebooks/ci-sw-forestofdean.html
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