South West Climbs - Volume 1

Author Edited by Paul Robertson
Published The Climbers Club (2012)
ISBN 978-0-901601-94-0



VOLUME I - Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset

• Martin Crocker, Mark Davies, Gordon Jenkin, Brian Mullan, James Parrott, Guy Percival, Paul Robertson, Rick Sewards, Steve Taylor, Scott Titt, John Willson

• Artwork by Mark Davies and Don Sargeant

• 464 pages of text, maps and photodiagrams (double-volume guide)

• £25.00

South West Climbs Volume 1 is intended to showcase the area of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset and act as an introduction to the area covered by several Climbers' Club definitive guides of the area. It covers areas close to the centres of population such as the Avon Gorge, Wye Valley and Dorset. It has been written by a talented team of local activists.

Crags covered by this Guide
Avon crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Avon Gorge (Main Area)245LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls Area)373LimestoneSW
Goblin Combe190LimestoneS
Portishead Quarry56LimestoneSE
Trym Valley Gorge107LimestoneW
Dorset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Battleship Edge78LimestoneW
Blacknor North78LimestoneW
Blacknor South67LimestoneW
Boulder Ruckle286LimestoneS
Cattle Troughs106LimestoneS
Cheyne Weares Area331LimestoneE
Coastguard North48LimestoneW
Coastguard South88LimestoneW
Cormorant Ledge45LimestoneS
Fisherman's Ledge129LimestoneS
Guillemot Ledge72LimestoneS
Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff135LimestoneS
The Promenade145LimestoneS
Wallsend North139LimestoneW
Wallsend South130LimestoneW
Gloucestershire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Cleeve Hill37Limestoneall
Huntsham Crags301Sandstone (hard)E
Shakemantle Quarry (Ruspidge Slab Quarry)31Limestoneall
Shorn Cliff176LimestoneW
Staple Edge Quarry (Ruspidge West Quarry)44Sandstone (hard)E
Symonds Yat532LimestoneNW
Tintern Quarry145LimestoneW
Wintour's Leap429LimestoneW
Isle of Wight crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
The Needles11Chalkall
Monmouthshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Wynd Cliff75LimestoneS
Wyndcliff Quarry185LimestoneSW
Somerset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Brean Down80LimestoneS
Brean Down (Fort Crags)128LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge North383LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge South593LimestoneN
Fairy Cave Quarry164Limestoneall
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)36LimestoneNW
Uphill Quarry52LimestoneW