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/ closest bouldering to Swindon

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Murcantile - on 11 Jun 2018

Im thinking Hunstham closest, and other wye valley stuff

Dinas though thats nearly 2 hours away.

Cheddar the cave 

Golems cave and assorted Brizzl rubbish

So can anyone recommend something better than Huntsham?? coming from Swindon

Murcantile - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to Murcantile:

Bump

RobertHepburn - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to Murcantile:

I guess ogmore by sea/porthcawl is another option. Tidal and takes a while to get to know the problems, but there is some really nice stuff there depending on your grade level.

TMM on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to Murcantile:

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/map/#main

I'm sure you must have used this feature on the logbook page.

17 minor crags within 50km of Swindon.

Murcantile - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to TMM:

I do use it and many others, but people can tell you more about quality etc

 

petegunn on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to Murcantile:

Longleat Boulders are good but low profile is needed.

Longleat Boulders

Pursued by a bear - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to Murcantile:

It depends how desperate you are.  Thirty years ago, back when I lived in Swindon, I used to use a wall round the back of the Wheatsheaf pub in Old Town.  It wasn't anything special, but it had holds enough to allow you to be creative about things and get a decent forearm pump going.  Not too far out of town, some of the bridges on disused railway tracks used to offer something similar; buy a map and see if you can find any likely candidates.  And I always thought the retaining wall that runs directly west from the railway station in the middle of Swindon had potential, though other factors such as traffic, accumulated dirt from traffic and the potential for a member of the railway staff saying the equivalent of 'Get orrff my laaand' always put me off trying it.  Still, if you've got the itch and can't get out of town...

T.


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