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Avon and Cheddar, 4 kb

Avon and Cheddar

ENGLAND

Author Martin Crocker – Published Climbers' Club (2004)ISBN 0-901601-75-6

Website
www.climbers-club.co.uk

Review
Seasoned guidebook author Martin Crocker's second Avon and Cheddar guide, which, as well as reappraising existing routes, describes over 500 new ones. These include, for example, The Quiet Mind (E7 6a/b), with its blind and reachy crux, and the sport route Academic (F8a), both at Avon. Holcombe Quarry in the Mendips has provided over 50 sport routes, Brean Down nearly twice that number of mainly trad offerings. Cheddar is the scene for three F8a+ testpieces: Homegrown, The Empire Strikes Back, and Bristol Weed, as well as the E8 free version of Fornicator Simulator. Not all the additions are at cutting-edge grades however; Cheddar has a host of sub-E1 additions.

Crags covered by this Guide

Avon crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Avon Gorge (Amphitheatre)82LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Area)89LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Wall)117Limestone?
Avon Gorge (New Quarry)59LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (North Butress)12LimestoneNW
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls)266LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (sea Walls) (avon)1UNKNOWNSW
Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Buttress)42LimestoneW
Bourton Combe37Limestone?
Charlcombe Cornice10Sandstone (hard)W
Goblin Combe160LimestoneS
High Slab0UNKNOWN?
Ladye Bay (Clevedon)59LimestoneW
Merchant Venturers Compost Corner16Sandstone (soft)SW
Portishead Quarry43LimestoneSE
Snuff Mills Park10Sandstone (hard)?
Trym Valley Gorge97LimestoneW
Winterbourne Down21Sandstone (soft)?
Somerset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
The Holcombe Quarries (Cooks Wood Quarry)35Limestone?
Ashwick Grove12LimestoneSE
Bector Wood (The Holcombe Quarries)37Limestone?
Black Rocks Quarry38LimestoneS
Brean Down70LimestoneS
Brean Down (Fort Crags)53LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge North363LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge South557LimestoneN
Churchill Rocks26LimestoneS
Croscombe Valley Cliffs47LimestoneW
Curious Holes Quarry7LimestoneN
Dinder Wood72LimestoneSE
Ebbor Gorge,Somerset8LimestoneSE
Ham Hill Quarry20LimestoneS
Horrington Hill Quarry14LimestoneS
Leigh Quarry31Limestone?
Mells30Limestone?
Nancy Camel's Hump.4LimestoneSW
North Quarry20LimestoneN
Rock of Ages (Burrington Combe)5LimestoneS
Sand Point91LimestoneN
Sandford Quarry89Limestone?
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)27LimestoneNW
Toll Road Crags36LimestoneNW
Uphill Quarry32LimestoneW
Vallis Vale19LimestoneSW
Westdown Quarry27LimestoneE
Woodlane Quarry13UNKNOWN?
Writhlington Sports Centre35Artificial?
Total climbs2939

Other editions of this guidebook
Avon and Cheddar Climbers' Club (1992)