/ lower grade sport climbing in south England
Preferably in the lower grades as I'm a fairly new climber, can anyone suggest a good crag or area? im happy to travel further afield if it means a good venue.
Looked at a few places in the south (cheddar and dartmoor) but a lot of them seem to have only high grades. Somewhere with a good amount of climbs in the 5 - 6b range would be great.
Have you tried the UKC map? http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/map/
Also, at the bottom of that page is a plugin for Google Earth which will show all crags in the UK and abroad. Great for planning holidays.
Hope that helps.
I'd seriously consider getting on the boat and going to somewhere like Clecy in Normandy.
The Wye Valley has some lower grade climbing. Tinten Quarry, Wyndcliff Quarry, Ban-y-Gor, and Woodcroft Quarry at Wintours Leap all have stuff.
Will have to check out Wales though, and thanks for the link to the map its helping me out a lot.
Dartmoor has no sport climbing.
Cheddar Gorge has quite a few in the 4-6c range.
Take a helmet (for belayer too!) as it can be a little loose there. You should also have insurance (BMC membership).
There are a couple of ticklists here that include the best low/mid grade Sport routes at Cheddar and in the Wye Valley.
There are a few low grade Sport routes at the Holcombe quarries in Somerset, but not really worth a specific trip.
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