Avon and Cheddar

Avon and Cheddar, 4 kb
Author Martin Crocker
Published Climbers' Club (2004)
ISBN 0-901601-75-6

Website www.climbers-club.co.uk

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.

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

Crags covered by this Guide
Avon crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Avon Gorge (Amphitheatre)82LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Area)90LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Wall)117Limestone?
Avon Gorge (New Quarry)63LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (North Butress)12LimestoneNW
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls)267LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Buttress)43LimestoneW
Bourton Combe39Limestone?
Charlcombe Cornice10Sandstone (hard)NW
Goblin Combe160LimestoneS
High Slab0UNKNOWN?
Ladye Bay (Clevedon)61LimestoneW
Merchant Venturers Compost Corner19Sandstone (soft)SW
Portishead Quarry44LimestoneSE
Snuff Mills Park64Sandstone (hard)SE
Trym Valley Gorge105LimestoneW
Winterbourne Down42Sandstone (hard)N
Somerset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
The Holcombe Quarries (Cooks Wood Quarry)35Limestone?
Ashwick Grove12LimestoneSE
Bector Wood (The Holcombe Quarries)37Limestone?
Black Rocks Quarry38LimestoneS
Brean Down71LimestoneS
Brean Down (Fort Crags)69LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge North366LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge South559LimestoneN
Churchill Rocks27LimestoneS
Croscombe Valley Cliffs47LimestoneW
Curious Holes Quarry7LimestoneN
Dinder Wood72LimestoneSE
Ham Hill Quarry40LimestoneS
Horrington Hill Quarry14LimestoneS
Leigh Quarry31Limestone?
Nancy Camel's Hump.6LimestoneSW
North Quarry23LimestoneNE
Rock of Ages (Burrington Combe)5LimestoneS
Sand Point149LimestoneN
Sandford Quarry92Limestone?
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)30LimestoneNW
Toll Road Crags44LimestoneNW
Uphill Quarry32LimestoneW
Vallis Vale21LimestoneSW
Westdown Quarry27LimestoneE
Woodlane Quarry13UNKNOWN?
Writhlington Sports Centre35Artificial?