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A beautiful Oct morning - taken whist belaying at the 4th pitch (the traverse)
© Gary S, Oct 2011

'Avon Gorge non-Extremes' ticklist

contributed by Stefan Kruger Aug/10
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As the original 'inner city crag', Avon Gorge has a lot to offer despite its less than scenic position. The rock is almost invariably sound and carries with it an ever-present feeling of commitment - be warned, protection is often sparse at best. Grades are stiffer than in many other nearby areas, so first-timers are advised to step down a grade or two. The main bulk of the lines lie in the upper echelons of the grade spectrum, which has resulted in the easier lines receiving a lot of traffic, with the inevitable glass polish as a consequence. Here are ten routes, ranging from all-time favourites, to some hi-gloss super-polished, urr, test pieces.

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AddClimb nameGradeTicks?HeightCrag name
Suspension Bridge AreteHVS 5a **542?Avon Gorge...
Hell GatesHVS 5a ***45471m• 3Avon Gorge...
LimboE1 5b ***345?Avon Gorge...
Giant's Cave ButtressVS 4c **507?Avon Gorge...
Unknown WallVS 4c **280?Avon Gorge (Sea...
GronkVS 4c **579?• 5Avon Gorge (Sea...
SinisterHS 4b **439?Avon Gorge (Main...
SimianHVS 5a 24424mAvon Gorge (Sea...
JasperHVS 5a 219?Avon Gorge (Sea...
The AreteD 4a *633?• 3Avon Gorge (Main...
1 e, 17 stars4,24295m• 18
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