/ Dry Tooling Venues in England/Wales
Looking for dry tooling crags in England/Wales, including chalk climbing.
Any suggestions? I've seen there is somewhere in the Peak District and a chalk quarry in Cambridgeshire. For the other chalk venues it's hard to find up to date details on the access rights.
Stuff that can be top roped is preferable.
Some stuff in the llanberis slate quarries
East Kent chalk cliffs are still generally acceptable, but only in winter, to avoid raining rock onto beachgoers. Don't forget to call the coastguard just before you start, and just after you finish.
The works at Hodge close, The lakes
Masson Lees in Matlock
The works ( Hodge close, not the bouldering wall in Sheffield!!)
Clogwyn y mannodd
There is something in North East , Newcastle way but not sure where
Just seen this at Winspit, Dorset:
You rig it with a rope and use a tether like a via ferrata!
The chalk at Saltdean in Sussex. Referring to the above post, the stuff in Kent isn't suited to dry tooling (it's closer to an ice climbing style, using warthog protection primarily). Never seen any beach goers at Saltdean, but the idea is to use the pre-existing placements anyway, so there shouldn't be blocks raining down.
This week's Friday Night Video takes us to Bohuslän in south-west Sweden. Hazel Findlay and climbing partner Maddy Cope had heard about the perfect granite cracks in the area for years and recently made the trip over. Hazel manages to find...