/ 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
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more
As a long-standing name in the UK rockshoe market, Scarpa have a loyal following and many much-loved models. As a fan... Read more
If asked to name a British female climber who stood out at a time when British women's climbing wasn't... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more