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Trym Valley Gorge


Climbs 97 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 50m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Several natural limestone outcrops with some outstanding harder trad lines and a few bolted test pieces. Some of the outcrops in danger of being lost to the ivy. Single pitch routes to 30 metres.

Many lines were restored and new routes added in 2002/3.

As of May 2009, Goram's Chair seems inaccessible without a machete, and Elephant Rock is badly vegetated in places.

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South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012), Avon and Cheddar (2004), Avon and Cheddar (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Nazi HaircutVS 5a 1
3Brighten UpE3 6b *1
4Dumbing DownE2 6a 2
5So SoE3 5c  
6PsocidE3 6a 1
7The Albino FleaVS 4c 7
8SheilaHS 4a 9
9Albert SpanswickHVS 5a 5
10Cupid's ScoopVS 4c 1
11GulliverHVS 5a 3
12If You Can't Be With The One You Love, Love The One You're WithE1 5b 2
13Goram's ChimneyVD 22
14Goram's CrackHVS 5b *23
15The ConformistE6 6b **4
16A38E6 6b ***11
17Efflux VelocityE4 6b  
18The FlueVS 4b 3
19The Chinese HatHVS 5b 1
21World At War7a 7
22War on Words7c *1
23The Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash7a+ *12
24Wave No White Flag7c **10
25Remembrance7b+ **3
26Burnt OfferingsE6 6b **2
27Terrorist7b+ *4
28U N Resolution7a+ 10
30Supersod's LawHVS 5b  
31Thrown into DarknessHVS 5a  
32Rubble SurpriseVS 4b 5
33Blott on the LandscapeE1 5c 6
34With EyebrowsHVS 5a *21
35Love at On-sightE4 6a *1
36ShaftE1 5c *12
37Jolly RogererE5 6a *4
38Body TalkE2 5c 1
39MindwarpE4 6a  
40LongbowHVS 5b *15
41StrongbowE3 6a 2
42LegoverE4 6a  
43Lovers' SpliffE6 6b 1
44IncestE4 5c 1
45Lover's GrooveE3 5c *4
46ForeplayE3 5c  
47Blow Your Own CrumpetHVS 5a 8
48Blue SkiesE1 5b *6
49Smiling at MeVS 4c *1
50ShiteVD 2
51Rule of LoreE2 5c 1
52Irish Bank ManagerE1 5c 1
 Climb nameGradex
53A No SexE4 6a *1
54October StormE3 6a  
55Gimpel the FoolHVS 5a  
56No IdeaHVS 5a  
57Top DropHVS 4c 1
58Stan Ogden's Beer GutVS 4c 3
59The BoyfriendHS 4b 2
61WendyE1 5c 4
62BrokeVS 5a 4
63RIPHVS 5a 5
64Sacrificing ParentsE2 5b 5
65Perky PythonVS 5b 1
66TruantHVS 5b 6
67Acrobatic AnacondaVS 4b 4
68Bristols in BloomHS 4b 4
69Ding Dong The Witch Is DeadVS 4c 4
70The White WormS 4a 1
72Scorpio AfricanusHS 4b 2
73Blackthorn BlossomHS 4a 1
74Percy ThrowerVS 4b 7
75Mummy's BoyHS 4a 5
76Leon, Mouth of the SouthHVS 5a 3
77Leon, Mouth of the South (sit start)V1 5b 2
78WinterschlafV2 5c *1
79Blue Dreamsf6A 5c *1
80Clothes for HeroesVS 4b 1
81Frank FrenzyHVS 4c 6
82The Only Authority is YourselfVS 4b 4
83The Only Authority is Yourself (Direkt Action)E1 5c 2
84Elephant's ipodVS 4c 2
85Elephant's EyeVS 4c *53
86GestapoHVS 5a 7
87Ve Haf Veys of Making you TalkE2 5c 17
88KGBE1 5b 40
89SecuricorVS 4b *55
90Flake CrackS *53
91Three 'F'in' LoutsE1 6a 6
92Elephant's TraverseV1 5a 5
93Valley of NoiseE4 6a 2
95St Jude ComethS 4a 2
96Barking MadE1 5b 2
97Too Many DogsHVS 5a 1
98Writing on theWallE2 5b 3
99Screaming Dog-owners' DoomE3 5c * 
100Vivoque Sedilia SaxoE4 6a **10
101Nympharum DomusE4 6b *5
102Write OffE6 6b *9
103The GreengrocerE2 5b 2
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Access notes
From Bristol, follow the A4 past the Avon Gorge towards Avonmouth. At the first set of traffic lights, turn right onto Sylvan Way. Carry on util a left turn takes you onto Westbury Lane, and then immediately right onto The Dingle -- a descending lane with a car park at the bottom to the left. A path leads northwards along the valley floor. The cliffs are owned by the Bristol City Council who apparently discourage climbing, but no access problems reported.

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Removed some brambles and ivy at the base of Lover's Leap today, which should make a couple of the climbs accessible again. Hopefully more cleaning to follow soon...
pheotleyr - 27/Feb/13

A really nice place to climb, spoilt by the c*nting chavs and their arsewipe dogs.
The Pylon King - 23/Mar/12

As of today the Lover's Leap is clean from Rubble Surprise to Smiling at Me and most of the routes have been climbed recently. Elephant rock is clean as well (I think the wardens may be keeping it clean, at least the path at the bottom). Butcher's cave is also clean, any beta on Nypharium Domus would be appreciated!
thomasadixon - 04/Jul/10