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Avon and Cheddar

Avon and Cheddar, 222 kb
Author Martin Crocker
Published Climbers' Club (2004)
ISBN 0-901601-75-6

Website www.climbers-club.co.uk

Review

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)90LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Area)93LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Main Wall)118Limestone?
Avon Gorge (New Quarry)70LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (North Butress)12LimestoneNW
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls)276LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Buttress)50LimestoneW
Bourton Combe40Limestone?
Charlcombe Cornice10Sandstone (hard)NW
Goblin Combe164LimestoneS
Ladye Bay (Clevedon)64LimestoneW
Merchant Venturers Compost Corner19Sandstone (soft)SW
Portishead Quarry52LimestoneSE
Snuff Mills Park146Sandstone (hard)SE
Trym Valley Gorge105LimestoneW
Winterbourne Down66Sandstone (hard)N
Somerset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Ashwick Grove12LimestoneSE
Axe Quarry10LimestoneNE
Bector Wood (The Holcombe Quarries)37Limestone?
Black Rocks Quarry38LimestoneS
Brean Down80LimestoneS
Brean Down (Fort Crags)115LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge North382LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge South584LimestoneN
Churchill Rocks27LimestoneS
Cooks Wood Quarry (The Holcombe Quarries)35Limestone?
Croscombe Valley Cliffs47LimestoneW
Curious Holes Quarry7LimestoneN
Dinder Wood74LimestoneSE
Ham Hill Quarry40LimestoneS
Horrington Hill Quarry14LimestoneS
Leigh Quarry31Limestone?
Mells30LimestoneSW
Nancy Camel's Hump.7LimestoneSW
North Quarry23LimestoneNE
Rock of Ages (Burrington Combe)5LimestoneS
Sand Point169LimestoneN
Sandford Quarry119Limestone?
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)35LimestoneNW
Toll Road Crags46LimestoneNW
Uphill Quarry43LimestoneW
Vallis Vale29LimestoneSW
Westdown Quarry31LimestoneE
Woodlane Quarry13UNKNOWN?
Writhlington Sports Centre35Artificial?