/ Lower Wye Valley bouldering spots
Are there any good bouldering spots for a bit of traversing at any of the main lower Wye Valley crags? Or any other secret spots from Chepstow up to Monmouth (I wont tell!)
The two Escarpments at Ban-y-gor
There's a traverse possible of the lower tier at wyndcliff quarry. And there is a bunch of bouldering and traversing at Huntsham.
1) Steep and pumpy traversing along the base of several of the escarpment buttresses at Ban y Gor. Generally wet in the winter and gets some evening sun in the summer.
2) Less steep, technical and fingery traversing along the lower tier at Wyndcliffe Quarry. Gets any sun going and you can often climb there in a T-shirt mid-winter. Dries quickly. Like an oven on a sunny summer's day.
I had a quick look at the quarry lower tier on the way home from work yesterday and it looks perfect for a quick fix. Bit wet at the moment though :-(
A few local good caves on limestone under development too.
For sandstone the "sandstone outcrops of the forest of dean" gives details of lots of bouldering spots -ingnor the E grades many are boulder problems.
For limestone caves find a local and ask some searching questions :-)
There are rumours of a new limestone bouldering crag found near Tintern too.
A good few years back I had a go at the place, about Y2K as have plenty of other over the years. There are some fun lines there. Interesting to see which bits of the top have come down when I wander up there occasionally. I only live down the bank.
You know where it can be found or anymore info?
> You know where it can be found or anymore info?
Sorry - no idea. Just a rumour I heard!
Chepstow to monmouth?
Check out the highMeadow woods complex. Hearkening rocks, suckstone, etc.
As a bonus, if you havent got the sandstone outcrops guide yet, highmeadow woods section can be downloaded Free From Climbers club website.
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