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George belaying the higher traverse pitch of Gronk.
© squicky, 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
1Suspension Bridge AreteHVS 5a **483?Avon Gorge...
2Hell GatesHVS 5a ***42071m• 3Avon Gorge...
3LimboE1 5b ***303?Avon Gorge...
4Giant's Cave ButtressVS 4c **462?Avon Gorge...
5Unknown WallVS 4c **267?Avon Gorge (Sea...
6GronkVS 4c **538?• 5Avon Gorge (Sea...
7SinisterHS 4b **392?Avon Gorge (Main...
8SimianHVS 5a 23024mAvon Gorge (Sea...
9JasperHVS 5a 206?Avon Gorge (Sea...
10The AreteD 4a *573?• 3Avon Gorge (Main...
1 e, 17 stars3,87495m• 18
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