The Arete* D 4a
[The Arete, Avon Gorge. dot by dot, 2 kb]3 pitches. Enjoyable, clean climbing on a strong line make this the area's best route at the grade and an Avon favourite, though now well-glossed. Start at the base of the arete. Photo on page 46.. 1) 13m. Take the arete to a tree belay.. 2) 13m. Continue up the groove and arete to a ledge.. 3) 4a, 14m. The ledge above is very awkward and slippery to stand on! Thankfully the rest of the pitch to gain Lunchtime Ledge is far easier. © ROCKFAX
(-,-,4a) Weird polished mantelshelf move on pitch 3. Goes from right edge of morning slab up to lunchtime ledge.An absolute breeze of a climb. The 4a mantleshelf makes you think but do not succumb to the temptation to use your partners shoulder!

Ticklists: Avon Gorge non-Extremes, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, South West Climbs for a Northerner, Avon sub-VSes.

Photo: The Arete, Avon Gorge. dot by dot © philkerswell
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Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/14

Felix Ottey - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/14

jammy4536 - Lead rpt - 09/Nov/14 with Sascha Gnriss

gregclarke - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Ben

Alessandro Tentori - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Kirsten Donovan

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/14

mjcostain - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/14

robburgundy - 2nd - 21/Sep/14 with Pete

hutchay - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/14 with Dave Clover

4 person multipitch
Pete Scott - 2nd - 20/Sep/14 with Jimbo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Tom Seccombe - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/14 with max goodman

marcb - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Joe Schenk

Done in 1 pitch, a nice route for wet weather!
BStar - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/14 with Will McLay

JamesRich - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/14 with Adam Vaslet

lead P2. lololol at the step off the belay
wjcdean - AltLd β - 22/Aug/14 with Jack Ottaway

BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Eleanor Jones

Leleanor93 - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Benedict Powrie

Greg Pittam - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/14

LucasHarazin - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/14

MLH0288 - 2nd - 07/Aug/14

My first real climb above 10 m and outside. Direct climb to the 2nd pitch, then a lowered descent.
BrownP6672 - 2nd - 06/Aug/14

Bobling - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with David Smith

Took Nige up it during the Climbing Festival. Ran the first 2 pitches together and belayed just below the glass mantleshelf.
JamieAyres - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/14 with Nigel Evans

Rob Morgan - 2nd - 17/Jul/14

youwillfindjimbo - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/14 with Dan Ely

Jamie Skelton - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/14

CallumSmith - AltLd - 02/Jul/14

In 4 pitches, moving together for the first and last. Interesting introduction to climbing in boots!
Rebs - 13/Jun/14 with Thom Jenkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/14

nickwhimster - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/14

Taking Tim up his first route
Stanners - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/14 with Tim Shurlock

nicknicely - AltLd - 05/Jun/14

danieleaston - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Ruth

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/14

Night time climb up to Lunchtime ledge
hp.hunt - 30/May/14 with Harry Kingston, Will Bourne

Night ascent in approach shoes before bivvying on lunchtime ledge.
Ragingpossum - 2nd rpt - 29/May/14 with Hugo Hunt, harry kingston

Matt CS - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - Solo dnf - 23/May/14

Lead P1&2 (ran together).
wjcdean - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Trevers

Led the last pitch, Will ran the first two together
Trevers - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with wjcdean

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/14

alexwolf47 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Dave C

Sophie led with Matt second as the first group. I then led close by Matt to guide him at the tricky bit. Had forgot my climbing shoes and Tristan's spare pair were very painful so did this in walking shoes. Hmmm, interesting on the crux. Tristan came up as my second. Did the whole thing as one pitch.
wilsers - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Tristan Stricker, Matt Hughes, Sophie Rolls

Easy climbing a little polished, Leon got his foot stuck between 2 rocks.
Footiemadhannah - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Leon Troake

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/14

P2. With John H
mikedevcole - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14

Led 1st and 3rd pitch. First lead in a long long time (5yrs+)
John Cornish - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14 with Mike Devereux-Cole

jack.williams1 - AltLd - 07/May/14

masmith - AltLd - 07/May/14 with Jack Williams

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/14

First big multipitch route, had a moment on second belay - then manned up and enjoyed the climb.
shaunleonard - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Ian

philmcf - May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/14

Quite an easy climb, ran P1 and P2 together, mantle shelf was slightly awkward but generally I agree with the diff 4a grade.
BStar - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Rachael

Rachael88 - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Adam

ross brinson - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14

Led 2nd and 3rd pitch. Finished at big tree on right didn't do final pitch.
Footiemadhannah - AltLd - 21/Apr/14 with Leon Troake

alexporter - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Naomi Dalton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14

P3, instead of taking the polished section direct climbed the right hand side of it for a change.
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 05/Apr/14 with dbm

emilyjhunt - Lead - 04/Apr/14 with Thom Jenkinson

Top effort by Emily! Nailed it.
thom_jenkinson - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/14 with Emily Hunt

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Claudia

laurashaw - 2nd - 17/Mar/14 with Jacob Brandon

robertcollier - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Emily Collier

Led pitch 2/3 in one pitch to lunchtime ledge. Very satisfying to repeat my first outdoor climb on lead!
thom_jenkinson - AltLd rpt - 12/Mar/14 with Jonathan Walsh, Laurence Falconer

Jonathan lead the first pitch, Thom the second.
laurence_falconer - 2nd - 12/Mar/14 with Jonathn Walsh, Thom Jenkinson

Matt's first lead!
laurashaw - 2nd β - 12/Mar/14 with Matthew Hill, Duncan Edgley

Hidden - Lead - 12/Mar/14

duncanedgley - 2nd - 12/Mar/14 with Laura Shaw, Matthew Hill

Cheese Monkey - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Randal, Vienna

purpledistorsion - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/14

Patrickmartin99 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with libby

Led 1st and 3rd pitches
hp.hunt - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/14 with Sam Hooper

Repeat to access Lunchtime Ledge, led in two pitches with two seconds.
purpledistorsion - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14

Psych - Lead O/S - Mar/14

David Staples - Lead O/S - Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Feb/14

Ian led p 1, I led p 2 and 3 together.
AndyRogers - AltLd rpt - 18/Feb/14 with ianlaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/14

Rained off p1
Cheese Monkey - 2nd dnf - 25/Jan/14 with Ian M

James Jackson - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13

beached whale mantleshelf move.......
AndyRogers - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with ianlaw

thom_jenkinson - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Ben Caley, Rebs

bencaley - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Rebs

Rebs - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Thom Jenkinson, Ben Caley

Ragingpossum - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/13 with Emily Hunt, laura shaw

emilyjhunt - 2nd - 30/Nov/13 with William Bourne, Laura Shaw

Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/13 with Sttevei Atalla

jammy4536 - Lead - 17/Nov/13

Linked and lead first 2 pitches
George.Rowland - AltLd - 13/Nov/13 with sam coppard

RamblingRyan - AltLd - 13/Nov/13 with Col

purpledistorsion - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

PebbleWrestler - 2nd O/S - Oct/13

avictimoftheDrpsycho - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/13

Lead in one pitch.
ali macphee - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

in one pitch
sheelba - 2nd - 04/Sep/13

Jonners - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Cameron Porteous

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/13

solo'd first pitch to set up bottom rope for son.
Bluebird - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/13

Neil Gay - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/13 with Pete Church

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/13

Richardlake - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with William Lake

steve_gibbs - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/13

mkonca - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Mihalis

lead 2nd and 3rd committing and high in the grade, poished!
Matthew Martin Wsm - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with marc fenton

paul1234 - Lead - 25/Jul/13 with Saffers

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

Swsloper - 12/Jul/13

Deary65 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13

Lead all with two seconds, mantelshelf very polished, sneaked round on the blanker looking, less polished left.
sjbrook - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Alasdair O'Neil, Ashley James

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/13

Mayaculpa - Lead - 27/Jun/13 with Alan Thorne

norris.dan - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Sam Sloper

Swsloper - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/13

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Sophie C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13

Me pitches 1 and 3, Bob pitch 2. Guidebook says VDiff.
nbterry - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Bob

laurence_falconer - Solo - 17/Jun/13 with Laura Shaw

laurashaw - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/13 with laurence falconer

stujamac - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Mitchell Kane, Stephen Downward

R_W_M - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Steve C

Great route, a bit polished in one spot
Steve954 - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Richard, Andy

Lead alternate pitches with Tess
seanprendiville - Lead - 16/May/13 with Tessa

Ant Mace - Lead O/S - 13/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/13

Deary65 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/13

tfraser09 - Lead O/S - May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13

davidbeynon - AltLd - 29/Apr/13 with Shona Mackie

Did in 2 pitches, I led 1st pitch.
pftom - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Rosie Hawker

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/13

short roped, Laura lead
laurence_falconer - 24/Apr/13 with Laura Shaw

laurashaw - 24/Apr/13 with laurence falconer

Neil Gay - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Ben Bird

BenBird - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Neil Gay

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/13

Polished on mantle crux.
anthonylewis - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Richard Cope

Polished ledge not so polished on the RHS. It's a Vdiff.
dmowens44 - AltLd - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13

James S - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/13

Moved together in 11 minutes
laurence_falconer - 20/Mar/13 with Chris Stafford

Hawkgirl - Lead O/S - Mar/13

Old times, lovely bottom to top solo on a great day.
Rick hard Rock - Solo rpt - 19/Feb/13

Took Chloe on her first outdoor climbing day. A nice route to lead in boat shoes.
Eagertom - Lead - 18/Feb/13 with Chloe Smale

Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Vienna

Racing the setting sun to access the ledge to ab down for gear left in Sinister. Placed about 3 runners and thoroughly enjoyed it. Why old CC guide says split into 3 pitches I have no idea!
Bobling - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with James

laurence_falconer - Lead β - 15/Feb/13 with Rebbeca Millington

Stanners - Solo rpt - 15/Feb/13 with Jack Bradbrook

Couldn't be arsed to rope up for this since we just wanted to get started on pink wall traverse.
Quarryboy - Solo rpt - 15/Feb/13 with Rob Stanfield

Rebs - 2nd - 15/Feb/13 with Laurence

HarryB - Solo rpt - 07/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Feb/13

Lead both pitches, strung last two togtether. First belay was dodgy as there was a very large loose rock, so backed up tree with hex in crack, but not ideal possitioning. Second pitch was enjoyable with the crux being very polished but still satisfying!
laurence_falconer - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Jacob Brandon

riff156 - AltLd rpt - 02/Feb/13 with Hannah Carter, Jo Smith

MagnusL - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/13 with My mate Paul

Psych - Feb/13

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Caitlin

Pleb - AltLd - 13/Jan/13 with 2PointO

Alex: P1 & P3 Me: P2
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Pleb

steve_gibbs - Solo O/S - 2013

norris.dan - 2nd rpt - 2013 with Stephanie Wallis, Sam Sloper

jcw - 2013

robh14 - Lead - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/12

Led P1 and P2, Jose P2.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/12 with Chris Jose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12

becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/12 with Beth Mc

beth_may - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/12 with Will Pope

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Oct/12

pheotleyr - AltLd rpt - 04/Oct/12 with Jana

pffft - Solo rpt - 29/Sep/12

Dan0Me - Lead - 28/Sep/12 with Sophie C

davenev - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Mr Badger

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12

ron244 - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/12 with Mike Connor, Peter Bird

Again had problems on the second pitch; step up required on a very very polished section - fine before and after though
mpc - 2nd dog - 06/Sep/12 with Ron Thomas

mattshort - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Elly Pryce

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/12

ran all 3 pitches together
arandall - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with arandall

TCA IS CLOSED TODAY!!!! :(
Stanners - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/12 with Andy G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Jojo lead, seconded barefoot. Then after reclaiming gear from clarion soloed to rejoin JoJo. Polished crux easier with barefeet.
pffft - Solo rpt - 09/Aug/12 with Jojo Mills

camerons first multipitch
James S - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with cameron

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Dan

wurzelinzummerset - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Chris

Good route, not nearly as polished as expected apart from on the mantleshelf move.
SianR - AltLd - 15/Jul/12 with Ruari

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12

jayyaj - Jul/12 with Matt Bamber

stafford101 - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/12

jwhereat - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/12

Eike - AltLd - 17/Jun/12 with James Whereat

First lead. One very polished harder move on second pitch but had good gear below.
George Frisby - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/12 with Chris

riff156 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Ali Cann

stafford101 - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/12 with George Frisby

efrance24234 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/12

squicky - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/12

In big boots up the polished crux and then down climbed, later moved together in big boots up to the top.
Ragingpossum - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/12

wurzelinzummerset - AltLd - 28/May/12 with Mike

Started on Dexter and bottled it, Ran P1 and P2 together
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 28/May/12 with wurzelinzummerset

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/12

philkerswell - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Elinor

philkerswell - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Elinor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/12

TDSvejstrup - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12

HarryB - Solo rpt - 12/May/12

mchandy - AltLd - 12/May/12 with Tom

stafford101 - Solo rpt - 12/May/12

Adams first leads, well done matey. 3rd pitch has a tricky little crux for a Diff...
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 11/May/12 with Annie, Adam

J1PEF - Lead - 06/May/12

arb89 - TR - May/12 with Adam Parslow, Mike Goldthorp

Dean177 - AltLd rpt - 21/Apr/12 with Brett McElwaine

Felt every bit a VDiff. I ran P1 and P2 together leaving P3 and the mantleshelf for Stewie
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with Stewart Webb

Lead all three pitches as one. Pretty polished and very vegetated. Very Meh.
Voltemands - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Carlene HIll

done in boots
kyle - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

With Jim and Martin. Thought we had enough time for a cheeky climb. Didn't. Was late for work, bailed off the tree, was a bit nervous about the rope getting stuck but fortunately a friendly soloist chucked them down for us.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12

basically soloing since I was belayed by Andy. Much better the maths lesson we should have been at.
Stanners - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/12 with Andy G

First route of what was initially a very wet day. Came over from TCA. Great laugh doing this and original route in very windy conditions.
Stanners - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/12 with JENSAN!

Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/12

Moved together to the gallery.
HarryB - AltLd rpt - 29/Feb/12 with Al

Katie's first outdoor route
mullermn - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Katie Arbon, Kylie Richards

First outdoor climb. Mantel was challenging but the rest straightforward.
smof - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Kylie Richards, Andy Arbon

Ross B - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12

scrambled round the side to just above P1 to get ahead of other parties, led to the end in 1 pitch
HarryB - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Al

Ran the first two pitches together then up the third. Polished move was quite frankly horrible but well protected and the rest is very easy climbing.
Ragingpossum - Lead - 15/Feb/12 with Sam Coppard

LouiseP - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Clay

Clay C - AltLd rpt - 03/Feb/12 with Louise

lukerathmell - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/12 with Kyle

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/12 with Mick Ward

panda70 - 2nd - 14/Jan/12 with Alastair Blanshard

pffft - Lead rpt - 11/Jan/12 with Jojo Mills

CreepingExcellence. - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Rob Stanfield

David Qualtrough - 2012

DanMc - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Dec/11

aipattison - Solo rpt - 10/Dec/11 with George Evans

georgeevans88 - Solo O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Alex P

stafford101 - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/11

petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with David Coley

alexrankine30 - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Roscoe

stoneback - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Dean

Deano100 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/11

pffft - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Ruth White

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11

Becky linked P1 and P2; I led P3. The poorly protected slabby bit on P3 is very polished! A nice climb, though.
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Becky Hampshire

Becky H - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Katherine Ross

mullermn - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/11 with Kylie Richards

Lead as one pitch, ran out of rope about 2m from the tree(50m rope)! Mantle move was fun.
Kylie - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/11 with mullermn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/11

djking1983 - Solo - 02/Sep/11

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - Sep/11 with Carl

Kyle87 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

Nick Russell - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/11

mad.moo - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Dean Merchant, Ruth White

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with Les Deakin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

hairy51 - AltLd β - Aug/11 with Ben Axford

ali newman ukc - Lead - 28/Jul/11

Lead second pitch and cheeky polished moves on the last pitch and I would say more vdiff than diff
Sparrowmonkey - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Bootcamp Broadman

A quick route after a good weekend in Brizzle with Aaron and Helen
Ander - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Bad Toro

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/11

scorpia97 - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/11

Gregthebadger - AltLd - 19/Jun/11

With James P after work. Lead second pitch
Deano100 - AltLd - 14/Jun/11

Relaxing after work climb. Dean led P2, his first pitch in the gorge.
Poco Loco - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/11 with Dean

Dave Ing - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11

mandy - Lead - Jun/11 with rick

3 short pitches and abbed off lunchtime ledge. This is a really pleasant climb which ends brilliantly. Would like to do again with Bob's climb.
Deano100 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

BB1 - 2nd - 12/May/11 with P Ross

Tarquin - 06/May/11 with Sarah

stvredmond - Solo - 01/May/11 with Darren Ross, Helen Norris

Very straight forward 3 pitches. Great fun.
Helnorris - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Darren Ross, Steve Redmond

climbed as one pitch, final part was interesting.
Run_Ross_Run - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Steve

jameslam - Lead O/S - May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

mikeydee135 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

chrislamming - 23/Apr/11

As one pitch on 60m single rope.
Poco Loco - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11 with James Gray

Did in one pitch. Nothing to think about until final move. Where the polish makes it a little more sketchy.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Climbed really quickly before dad picked us up. Met Martin Crocker.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Rob Stanfield

ruaidh - 10/Apr/11 with Abigail

Aaron Stephens - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Rachel Lewis

HarryB - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/11

stafford101 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Jimmy

Andrew Bangs - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Monkey

Gibbo - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Ollie Keynes

crossdressingrodney - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/11 with Sarah A

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11

mutly - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11

kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Mikey1988 - 08/Feb/11 with j miller

nice warm up, lots of veg and mud.....brilliant!
Mikey1988 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11

j miller - Solo O/S - 2011

31770 - 2011

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/10

kenneM - AltLd - 16/Oct/10 with Steve Marner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/10

andy dunn - Solo - 10/Oct/10

andy dunn - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Big Ben

benjaminevans - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Wall Monkey

Done as one pitch
Fatclimber - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Dan

ali newman ukc - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/10

Fairly easy route, a bit polished in places. Getting down is interesting.
Kingsjester - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Simon Palmer

simeclimb68 - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Adele Greenway

Stan011 - Lead - 07/Aug/10 with Mike Coles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Jason Williams

TDembrey - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/10 with Jana

Loubylou - 2nd - 27/Jul/10 with Ben Ashley

brew_guru - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/10 with super gav

byatt2002 - AltLd - 09/Jul/10

crossdressingrodney - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/10 with Julian

maresia - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/10 with Phil Harris

Practicing moving together
wildrover220 - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Ali Dixon

JamesRich - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10

The mantle shelf really is polished now.
AndySL - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/10 with Deano

ron244 - Solo rpt - 25/May/10

My first lead at Avon Gorge - good place to take my first fall also! My excuse - very polished. Next time will be clean though :)
mpc - Lead dog - 25/May/10 with Ron Thomas

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/May/10

TDembrey - 2nd O/S - 05/May/10 with Rob

R_W_M - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with Todd

An absolute breeze of a climb. The 4a mantleshelf makes you think but do not succumb to the temptation to use your partners shoulder! Stacked ab from a tree on the ledge, 50m rope reaches the ground - just. Tree could do with tat.
dean cooke - Lead O/S - 05/May/10

Pete Rigby - Solo rpt - May/10

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with mike kann

bsavage - 2nd - 22/Apr/10 with Felicia Line

Climbed from the 2nd pitch to lunchtime ledge. Mantleshelf move is interesting!
jcg_100 - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/10

Led in one pitch =P
hfac - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Jonny F

Clay C - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Nick

grp - AltLd - 11/Apr/10

Ian Led
Darrell Read - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Jacob Gaudoin, Ian Johnson

Nice. 4a move on 3rd pitch
MJP - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Sarah Mallon

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

Started in the dry, finished on soaked rock!
Jo 2483 - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with chris sansum

Started spitting with rain just after we had geared up. Climbed all 3 'pitches' as 1 (possible with 50m rope). By about the halfway point the rain was torrential, and the rock was running with water! Good fun nevertheless. Rather than continue up another climb, lowered Jo off then abbed down.
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/10 with Jo 2483

lead 1st and 3rd pitch. Crux in 3rd pitch. First try at multipitching
cmnm104 - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10

sbc - 2nd - 26/Feb/10 with Dunx

Dunx - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/10 with Shell

Andy White - Lead rpt - 23/Jan/10 with Jo Bareham

TR909 - Lead O/S - 2010

scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Paul, Caspian

Aaron Lines - 2010

Number Two - Lead β - 20/Dec/09 with Melanie McDowell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09

First Trad climb!
kingborris - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/09

led the first two pitches ,run together, trailed a rope but didn't actually put in any gear
pembrokeshirecaver - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/09 with Edmund Morris

ok but over rated.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/09 with Dickon

Poco Loco - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/09 with james gray and billy

Shonkhor - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Jim, James

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Dunx - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/09 with George

First time at Avon Gorge. Bit of a shit hole unfortunately. Nice to be out climbing though.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd - 31/Aug/09 with Adam Booth

Tony Mustow - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/09

Shona H - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/09 with Emma Anderson

Felt more like S
willworkforfoodjnr - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with grubes

lead 2nd pitch - first multipitch lead
Claire Taylor - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Dan Waters

mullermn - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with Tom Perrin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09

Climbed route as a single pitch, with rucksack
Andy White - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Anna Rothwell

A sunny evening in the gorge. Simon's first rock climb and a good route for it.
Poco Loco - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/09 with Simon Porter

lukewilliams - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09

mullermn - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Kylie Richards

Lead the first pitch, Andy then lead the next two as one
Kylie - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with mullermn

Meatballs - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Andy G

Tony Mustow - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Paula Worth

amandaking - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/09 with Jim Wright

JamieAyres - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/09 with Nigel Evans

trigger118 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Ian Gunn

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Jonathan Gunn

Led P1&3 after being rained off at 2nd belay earlier in the week.
aipattison - AltLd rpt - 14/Mar/09 with Cate Muir

Alex lead the 1st and 3rd pitches, with me leading the 2nd pitch
catemuir - AltLd - 14/Mar/09 with Alex Pattison

Rained off after P2.
aipattison - AltLd dnf - 11/Mar/09 with Cate Muir

Ran 1st and 2nd pitches together.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Matt Hartgrove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

PerrinT - AltLd - 2009 with Andy Arbon

One Giant Pitch, easy but polished.
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2009 with Rosea

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Dec/08

Seeping Rock - but easy route - except one minor move - cold too today - freezing hands... warmed up after first pitch... climbed in two pitches.
richardadventurecafe - Lead - 14/Dec/08 with Gwilym Starks

James' first rock climb.
Poco Loco - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/08 with James Gray

Attempted in very cold wet and slightly dark conditions - partner fumbled and dropped his belay plate on pitch 2 so backed off
springything - Lead dnf - 01/Nov/08 with Ross Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/08

pretty nice, done in one pitch, the mantle is not really a mantle like the guide says but it is polished
EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Simon

First climb at Avon Gorge and ended up climbing in the dark! Pete came over from Bath to make sure we were OK as when he called Neil we were only at lunchtime ledge and the light was fading fast!!!
sawarner - 2nd - 03/Oct/08 with Neil Sperrings

MagnusL - Oct/08 with Andy

Interesting polished mantle shelf on 3rd pitch.
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Gernot Riedel

A nice climb if your in the area, I linked all 3 pitch's with a single 50m rope. This was my partners first multi pitch climb and a good choice for it.
cheeky - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Cat Payne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08

Nxt time for P3, I would consider the tree below shelf as a better stance and out of line of a leader fall. Not that he did.
Feeling bold - 2nd - 20/Jul/08 with Ian Blanks

Dazzer led most of way, Elinor & me did a little too.. my first o/d of the year... darn rain
philkerswell - AltLd - Jul/08 with elinor & darren

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/08

amy S - 2nd - 14/Jun/08 with douglas

Finally
Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/08 with Eleri and Laurence

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/08

It was actually easier not to look for footholds as the existing ones were too polished to use.
Caspar - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/08

Francis Lister - Solo - 03/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead β - 15/May/08

Prez - AltLd O/S - 11/May/08 with Kevin

Hidden - Lead β - 11/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/08

bsavage - 2nd O/S - 07/May/08 with Felicia Line

georgeevans88 - Solo O/S - 03/May/08 with Francis

Francis Lister - Solo - 03/May/08 with george evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/08

maresia - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Mike Kann

mike kann - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/08 with maresia

RMAS with novice
Theeni - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08

martinazando - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/08 with Suvi Simonen

rh5980 - AltLd O/S - 29/Feb/08 with Piers

Shep's first lead.
Robfromcornwall - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Shep

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Feb/08

georgeevans88 - Solo O/S - Jan/08

cool!
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Adam

Led 2nd pitch
Al Franks - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/07 with Sam Howell

Led the middle pitch
Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/07 with Sam Howell

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/07

Mark Walter - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07 with Nick and Sue

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/07

If you're looking for an easy first outdoor on rock...this is it. Nice climb... could almost scramble first pitch. The book says it's 3x 12m pitches. We did it in two to save mucking about. Pitch One - to the first sturdy tree Pitch Two - rest of the way. At the top of this climb (Lunchtime Ledge, a huge safe area with loads of trees) we went on to Original Route
philkerswell - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Elinor

WRMusall - AltLd - 19/Aug/07 with Troy

First climb in gorge, on the way up to the orignal route.
pishmishy - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Bernard

Richard Fox - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/07 with Jane Goodwin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07

markshobbrook - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07 with gwilymstarks

Soloed a random line at the beginning to reach some friends who were on the route and thinking about backing off. Dropped them a rope to get them past the move they were having difficulty with (the polished one).
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Weilin Wang

flytzen - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Rachelle Goff

rachellegoff - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Frans Lytzen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07

jayne-bravo - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07 with Nick

Jen79 - 2nd - 29/May/07 with Donovan

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 16/May/07 with Christian

flytzen - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Jon Oakes

lots of mud. grrrr
oooaaah - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/07 with Mix Mill

tom.e - Lead rpt - 04/Feb/07 with Claire

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Solo rpt - 2007

Know I did this at some point. Poss more than once. Year is a guess.
Circus - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Aug/06

Soloed the first pitch. Yes the pitch 3 mantelshelf is incrediably polished!
Tempest - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with AndyR

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/06 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/06

JonT - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/06 with Helen Edwards

Oddjob - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/06 with Michael

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/06

gareth r - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Steve

brady - AltLd - 11/Jun/06 with Gareth Roberts

Mantle shelf is all that is of interest on this climb.
deanster01 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Laurie Neale

First ever lead!
Dunks - AltLd β - Jun/06 with Tom

sims - Lead O/S - 13/May/06 with Nick

The obvious footholds were extremely polished, but there were less obvious alternatives that were still good. Communication from the top was difficult due to traffic, so Jon soloed half way up and relayed messages!
timstyles - Lead O/S - May/06 with Huw Howells, Jon Bradley

tom.e - Solo rpt - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd β - 13/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/06

cragdan - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/06 with jamie

robgilchrist - Lead - Apr/06

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/06 with Aaron Ledbury

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/06

Lev - Solo rpt - 07/Feb/06 with Emma Ross, Greg Pittam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/06

Hidden - 29/Jan/06

Hidden - 29/Jan/06

Jethro - AltLd - Jan/06 with Tom Bouquet

mike kann - Solo - 2006 with Many

Tamlyn - Lead O/S - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 2006

Marcus - 2006

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006

Vertically Inclined - Lead O/S - 2006 with Richard Heard

Slick - 2006

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Oct/05

Mantel move on pitch 3 is entertaining!
MagnusL - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/05 with My mate Mike

mwh - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/05 with MagnusL

Tamlyn - Solo rpt - Aug/05

pattisonr - Jul/05 with Matt

BALD EAGLE - Solo - 25/May/05

ron244 - Lead O/S - 18/May/05 with Peter Bird

andy mcc - 2nd - May/05 with Graham Coff

jon thompson27 - Lead O/S - May/05 with greg leach

Epic Ebdon - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/05 with Jesse Dufton

Jesse Dufton - 2nd - 20/Apr/05 with Epic Ebdon

al99 - Lead - Jan/05 with Jeremy king

tom.e - Solo O/S - 2005

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2005

phsharpy - Solo O/S - 2005 with Bethan Davies

RedFox - Lead - 2005 with Eddie Hung

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Will S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

JamesColeman - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Andy

Lev - Solo rpt - 23/Nov/04 with Andrew Bitmead

first lead, enjoyable
joe_alexander - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/04 with Steve Pickette

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/04

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/04

Soloed as a way out of the Gorge many times. This time took my 5 year old Son up who managed a clean 2nd.
KRB - Lead rpt - 22/May/04 with Oliver Bridges

KarlH - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/04 with Tom Hales & Hayley Bevans

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/04 with James Wright

Outdoorfun37 - AltLd - 15/Aug/03

Zoomer - AltLd - 31/May/03 with Ian Lyons

evhall - Solo - 27/May/03

Lizard - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Moose

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Probably led it first. Maybe with IH. Have soled many times since and taken loads of others up it.
Richard Hall - Solo - 2003

7ames - Lead - 2003

Lev - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/02 with Timmy

Stone Muppet - 2002

James Moyle - AltLd - 07/May/01 with D. Murphy

Paz - Solo O/S - 2001

gimmer - 2001

IceMonkey1982 - 2001

Andrew1 - 2nd - 08/Oct/00 with Martin Carter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/00

jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/00 with DG

John Southworth - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/00 with Vicky Munn

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

AndySL - Solo O/S - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1999 with Cath

Hidden - Lead - Jul/98

jim_randell - Solo rpt - 15/Mar/98

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Sep/97 with Steve J

kp64zl - Lead - Jul/97 with Kirsten

jim_randell - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/97 with SR

Rampikino - Lead - 16/Nov/96

Jim Brooke - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/96 with James Latham

colin milton - AltLd - 05/Apr/96 with eric milton

mikej - 2nd - 21/Oct/95 with Nick Salmon

kp64zl - Lead - Oct/95 with Katherine S

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

tombeasley - AltLd O/S - 1995

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 1995

jim_randell - Solo rpt - 06/Nov/94

chris sm - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/94 with Martin Sime

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/94 with BS

First proper climb I think!
ferret newman - 2nd - 01/Jul/89 with Moley

AndyB123 - AltLd - 1989 with Andy E

We were soloing it to get to our climb but I needed a rope for the mantel.
Nigel Coe - 20/Sep/87 with Gordon Jenkin

bullybones - Lead - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jun/86

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/86

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/84

Richard Weller - Solo - 19/May/84

andy tetsill - Lead - May/84 with Manchester Poly, Joy

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/83

climbhigher0 - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/83

lost count how many times... with Jude, Phil, etc
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - 1983 with Nigel Evans

AlanLittle - AltLd - 1982

My very first lead climb and first of many routes at Avon. Soloed 11 months later.
stp - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/81

Paul Clarke - 1981

Mike C - Solo - 22/Jun/80

mark-abz - Solo - 22/Jun/80

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/80

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/80

Polished
leland stamper - Solo rpt - 1980

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 1979

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/78

Mark Kemball - Solo - 11/Apr/76

alpboy57 - 1976 with Si Pryce

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/75

Nigel Bond - Lead - 16/Nov/74 with Donald Workman, Pete Dainty

tapley - Lead - 24/Oct/73 with Alison Tapley

Bolt Phobia - 24/Jun/72

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 1972 with Phil Jardine

Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1972

Hidden - 2nd - 1968

Hidden - AltLd - 1965

Done many times but Ron and I soloed it in near darkness to rescue a party stuck on the top wall before total darkness.
oldmanofmow - 1958

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