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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)248LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls Area)373LimestoneSW
Blaise Castle Gorge163LimestoneW
Goblin Combe191LimestoneS
Portishead Quarry60LimestoneSE
Dorset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Battleship Edge81LimestoneW
Blacknor North91LimestoneW
Blacknor South70LimestoneW
Boulder Ruckle287LimestoneS
Cattle Troughs106LimestoneS
Cheyne Weares Area328LimestoneE
Coastguard North54LimestoneW
Coastguard South89LimestoneW
Cormorant Ledge45LimestoneS
Fisherman's Ledge131LimestoneS
Guillemot Ledge72LimestoneS
Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff135LimestoneS
The Promenade147LimestoneS
Wallsend North146LimestoneW
Wallsend South133LimestoneW
Gloucestershire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Cleeve Hill62Limestoneall
Huntsham Crags337Sandstone (hard)E
Shakemantle Quarry (Ruspidge Slab Quarry)35Limestoneall
Shorn Cliff176LimestoneW
Staple Edge Quarry (Ruspidge West Quarry)46Sandstone (hard)E
Symonds Yat541LimestoneNW
Tintern Quarry145LimestoneW
Wintour's Leap433LimestoneW
Isle of Wight crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
The Needles11Chalkall
Monmouthshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Wynd Cliff75LimestoneS
Wyndcliff Quarry187LimestoneSW
Somerset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Brean Down86LimestoneS
Brean Down (Fort Crags)131LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge North390LimestoneS
Cheddar Gorge South594LimestoneN
Fairy Cave Quarry167Limestoneall
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)36LimestoneNW
Uphill Quarry53LimestoneW