Looking for some route recommendations! Some friends (indoor-only climbers) are visiting me in Bristol soon and have asked to have a go climbing outdoors. The situation:
My initial thoughts: Drip Dry Wall, Partygoers Wall or Entrance Slabs in Quarry 2; Elephant Rock or Lover's Leap in Blaise castle; or Left Sector in Quarry 3.
Frome valley. There is a buttress near the old Frenchay bridge that has been used by groups for years. Also the cave crag just up from Snuff mills, before you cross the river is good.
Drip dry is easy to set up top ropes but there are no easy routes on it and they tend to follow gurty dirty cracks so would be tough for indoor climbers.
If you could travel to the Wye you would open up a lot more (and nicer) options.
Its tricky to get to the bolted belays from the top. I did it when I was adding rings to the staples and did an ab from the top of Brink with several re-directs. I think you could top-rope to the BB with a 60 maybe, so in theory it could work but you wouldn't want to come down from the top if the crag was busy with climbers.
Should go without saying but please use your own krabs if top-roping to the BBs