Avon and Cheddar

Avon and Cheddar, 223 kb
Author Martin Crocker
Published Climbers' Club (2004)
ISBN 0-901601-75-6

Website www.climbers-club.co.uk

Seasoned guidebook author Martin Crocker's second Avon and Cheddar guide, which, as well as reappraising existing routes, describes over 500 new ones. These include, for example, The Quiet Mind (E7 6a/b), with its blind and reachy crux, and the sport route Academic (F8a), both at Avon. Holcombe Quarry in the Mendips has provided over 50 sport routes, Brean Down nearly twice that number of mainly trad offerings. Cheddar is the scene for three F8a+ testpieces: Homegrown, The Empire Strikes Back, and Bristol Weed, as well as the E8 free version of Fornicator Simulator. Not all the additions are at cutting-edge grades however; Cheddar has a host of sub-E1 additions.

Other editions of this guidebook
Avon and Cheddar Climbers' Club (1992)

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Crags covered by this Guide
Avon crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Avon Gorge (Amphitheatre)86LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Area)92LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Wall)117Limestone?
Avon Gorge (New Quarry)66LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (North Butress)12LimestoneNW
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls)269LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Buttress)46LimestoneW
Bourton Combe39Limestone?
Charlcombe Cornice10Sandstone (hard)NW
Goblin Combe160LimestoneS
High Slab0UNKNOWN?
Ladye Bay (Clevedon)64LimestoneW
Merchant Venturers Compost Corner19Sandstone (soft)SW
Portishead Quarry47LimestoneSE
Snuff Mills Park110Sandstone (hard)SE
Trym Valley Gorge105LimestoneW
Winterbourne Down50Sandstone (hard)N
Somerset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Ashwick Grove12LimestoneSE
Axe Quarry10LimestoneNE
Bector Wood (The Holcombe Quarries)37Limestone?
Black Rocks Quarry38LimestoneS
Brean Down74LimestoneS
Brean Down (Fort Crags)73LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge North378LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge South579LimestoneN
Churchill Rocks27LimestoneS
Croscombe Valley Cliffs47LimestoneW
Curious Holes Quarry7LimestoneN
Dinder Wood72LimestoneSE
Ham Hill Quarry40LimestoneS
Horrington Hill Quarry14LimestoneS
Leigh Quarry31Limestone?
Nancy Camel's Hump.6LimestoneSW
North Quarry23LimestoneNE
Rock of Ages (Burrington Combe)5LimestoneS
Sand Point151LimestoneN
Sandford Quarry110Limestone?
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)30LimestoneNW
The Holcombe Quarries (Cooks Wood Quarry)35Limestone?
Toll Road Crags46LimestoneNW
Uphill Quarry41LimestoneW
Vallis Vale29LimestoneSW
Westdown Quarry28LimestoneE
Woodlane Quarry13UNKNOWN?
Writhlington Sports Centre35Artificial?