3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Enjoyable, clean climbing on a strong line make this the area's best route at the grade and an Avon favourite, though now well-glossed. Start at the base of the arete.
1) 13m. Take the arete to a tree belay.
2) 13m. Continue up the groove and arete to a ledge.
3) 4a, 14m. The ledge above is very awkward and slippery to stand on! Thankfully the rest of the pitch to gain Lunchtime Ledge is far easier. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Weird polished mantelshelf move on pitch 3. Goes from right edge of morning slab up to lunchtime ledge.An absolute breeze of a climb. The 4a mantleshelf makes you think but do not succumb to the temptation to use your partners shoulder!

Ticklists: Avon Gorge non-Extremes, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon sub-VSes, South West Climbs for a Northerner, Avon gorge road to ruins HVS.

Hidden 27/Dec/17 Lead O/S
callum brown 22/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

Very wet...

with Jack
Rp20 15/Dec/17 2nd O/S

On second with Marianne guiding me up!

with Marianne Heikkala
alasdaircavaye 15/Dec/17 2nd rpt

Again, done in timberlands

with Will Pettitt
alasdaircavaye 13/Nov/17 2nd O/S

Climbed it in me timberlands mate

with Joseph Camfield
Hidden 12/Nov/17 AltLd
Hidden 12/Nov/17 AltLd rpt
Jayden 24/Oct/17 Solo
routrax 22/Oct/17 Lead O/S

A fun climb, very easy until the damp mantleshelf, which is not that hard, but requires a little thought! Nowhere near as polished as the guidebook states. This gets a Severe in the CC guide. I'd agree with that (although low in the grade), but only due to the unprotected mantle.

with Rosa
Oscar Popels 10/Oct/17 2nd

I seconded it in the rain waiting for other things to dry out.

Dom Goodwin 03/Oct/17 Lead

The mantel isn't even vaguely close to 4a. Not uninteresting, but extremely soft for the grade. An abseil retreat from lunchtime ledge wasn't too traumatic.

with Frances
Hidden 03/Oct/17 2nd dnf
JGriffiths 30/Sep/17 AltLd rpt
with Gravy
thompsonjr21 30/Sep/17 2nd rpt
rgd1977 19/Sep/17 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 17/Sep/17 2nd rpt

In trainers

FloWallace 07/Sep/17 AltLd
BrizzleChris 07/Sep/17 AltLd rpt

Flo lead up to below the mantle and I finished up to Lunchtime Ledge

with Flo
alexbarry 02/Sep/17 AltLd


BrizzleChris 02/Sep/17 Lead β

Fun, combined first 2 pitches, start of third is a surprisingly tricky 'mantle' slab

PastyBoy84 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
jameslomax 15/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Very easy climb, only gets Vdiff because of one mantle move on the second pitch. Not really sure why the guidebook gives it three pitches.

with Dom
Hidden 15/Aug/17 AltLd
lcullum7 15/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
BDoc 12/Aug/17 Solo O/S

Quick run up and down to check out the view, only intended to climb as far as I could easily down climb, ended up at the ledge!

Hidden 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
JoeCoxson 10/Aug/17 Solo rpt
crag_monster ?/Aug/17 Lead

MIA day - Luke and Helen

Burleyg 29/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Daniella, Paul Sheridan
Hidden 29/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/17 Lead O/S
alexm198 12/Jul/17 Solo O/S

One slippery move, rest of it is about Diff.

robert.b.s 06/Jul/17 Lead rpt

Lead the whole thing in two pitches, then finished with direct route.

sadlerbrett 06/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Alex Roberts
Hidden 05/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/17 Lead rpt
brittarudner 04/Jul/17 2nd dnf
Jonesoc 30/Jun/17 Lead
Westy 29/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Led first two pitches as one

jayuk0 14/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Will AKA Dave 14/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Jay
DanJennings 07/Jun/17 2nd
with Hazel
Hazel Morgan 07/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Led the whole route in one go on 60m rope- really not a problem as long as you've extended where you need to! The crux was indeed very polished and gave pause for thought on an otherwise straightforward route.

Hidden 31/May/17 Solo dnf
Gracieclimbs 28/May/17 AltLd O/S
TrevorCruse 24/May/17 Lead rpt
with Malcolm
edjenkins 23/May/17 Lead O/S
Lottie Green 21/May/17 Lead O/S

Cruxy crux (polished), rest doesn't really merit VD. Strung p1+2 together easily.

steve-grigg 21/May/17 2nd
wilsers 14/May/17 Lead rpt

She did it this time! And only one nut to recover; fair play though it was not easy to retrieve. Finished via Original Route as that was enough type 2 fun for Julie.

with poops
rosso 14/May/17 Lead O/S

Moving together, almost no need to belay her on the crux. Got to the top in nearly 10'

with Faye
faye 14/May/17 AltLd
Hidden 13/May/17 Lead
Jack Luke 11/May/17 Lead
with Me Da'
TommyKips 10/May/17 Lead O/S
badgerjockey 10/May/17 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
badgerjockey 10/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/17 AltLd O/S
jayyaj 02/May/17 2nd

Climbed with packs on way to a night out on lunchtime ledge. Polished ledge is as awkward as I can remember.

Hidden 24/Apr/17 2nd
cpoad 21/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Did 1st & 3rd pitches

with John S
jessie 19/Apr/17 Lead rpt

Lead all 3 pitches in one to lunch time ledge. Great introduction to multipitch trad. Gear is run out in parts.

with Ciaran
Hidden 19/Apr/17 2nd rpt
helehan 18/Apr/17 2nd
climbing son 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
That Dude With The Beanie 18/Apr/17 Solo O/S

Easy, but polished and greasy enough on a warm day to make a solo more exciting. :D

with The-Fall-King
stevethomas 15/Apr/17 Lead
with Sean
AlexPaterson 11/Apr/17 2nd
with Sam Smithers
Hidden 08/Apr/17 2nd
MaximusP 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Rhys
Digga 04/Apr/17 AltLd rpt
Euan Todd 04/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
with Digga
jameslomax 03/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
with Robbie
Hidden 23/Mar/17 Lead
bljp 12/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Jack Luke 12/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Steve Clegg 11/Mar/17 AltLd
with Zoe
Hidden 11/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
jammy4536 10/Mar/17 Solo rpt
ewanhenesy 10/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/17 Lead O/S
clarkeadventure 10/Mar/17 2nd O/S

Fantastic experience of first multi-pitch climb. Focus on securing anchor points between pitches. 5 anchors for 3 people.

with Ewan, Joe
dan_waterston 08/Mar/17 Lead
netboy 26/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

I lead 1st and 3rd pitches. The already polished 4a crux pitch was very damp & slippery but a great climb.

with PaulC
rosso 14/Feb/17 Lead
with Faye
faye 14/Feb/17 2nd O/S
Drummerboy444 08/Feb/17 Lead O/S
willpettitt12 08/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
Ashley King 21/Jan/17 Lead

Fun route, good for peoples first outdoor climb. There is a route just below the first belay that the rope can get caught around so be careful when flaking the rope for the next pitch

with Megan Clark
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
DAL 21/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 21/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

Strange crux move which is slightly bold!

Hidden 17/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
Ashley King 19/Nov/16 Lead

Very wet at the time and polished but a good first outsdoor climb.

rosso 19/Nov/16 2nd O/S

Quite wet day. First day out for Zoe in the gorge.

with Zoe, Ash
robert.b.s 15/Nov/16 Lead rpt

Climbed pitches I didn't the first time

Hidden 04/Nov/16 Lead O/S
anthony.mayne 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Easy, nice way to finish off the day.

with Anne
lucyvass 22/Oct/16 Lead

A great climb for first-timers because the first pitch is so short. Strung together the last 2 pitches. Enjoyable even the 3rd time!

with Dan
robert.b.s 22/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Really nice as a beginner doing my first route in the area

Hidden 16/Oct/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/16 Lead
Jim blackford 14/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/16 Lead
piersg 10/Oct/16 Lead
FernandoHidalgo 06/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Bringing up a friend

Dan Wilcox 05/Oct/16 Lead
owen gibson 02/Oct/16 AltLd
ShaneHartley 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Doug miller 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Steph Lead P1

Big_T 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Neil
ElBarto 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Megan.richardson1 11/Sep/16 2nd
with Larey
Larey 11/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Megan
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead G/U
AlexPaterson 30/Aug/16 2nd
with Lucy
lucyvass 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Aug/16 Solo
edgar_spaten 24/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Adamfraczek 11/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with David chatterton
Davidchatterton 11/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Fraz
67hours 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Adam Bennett
Rob Moorcroft 07/Aug/16 Lead
with Tansy Billingham
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Joe Mathers 28/Jul/16 AltLd
AlexPaterson 19/Jul/16 2nd
with Emily Ford
Steve Bartle 18/Jul/16 Lead O/S

My first time on the arete. Romped up it in one long pitch to access the start of Pink Wall Traverse. Honestly didn't find the mantel a problem, despite 30deg heat

danieleaston 18/Jul/16 2nd rpt

To access Pink Wall Traverse. Has this always been VDiff?

with Steve
Hidden 17/Jul/16 AltLd
lottiec 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Mikey P
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
andy dunn 11/Jul/16 AltLd
with Claire
Claireybloomers 11/Jul/16 AltLd
with Andy
Hidden 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
nathanjmasters 05/Jul/16 Solo rpt
lucyvass 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S

1st trad lead!

with nathan
jessie ?/Jul/16 2nd
with Ciaran
Hidden 12/Jun/16 2nd
Sverre Aarseth Tunstad 07/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Anna Ogier, Sam de Belder
Hidden 06/Jun/16 2nd β
Hidden 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Ashley King 02/Jun/16 Lead

Moving together in practice for the alps, good fun but polished

Tom Brierley Gore 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Hadfield
adawson 02/Jun/16 2nd

Seconded moving together

Peter1980ad 30/May/16 AltLd

Led the first two sections as one pitch. Comfortable climbing, well protected. Gave up leading on the slippery mantle shelf at the start of pitch three due to excessive rope drag and lack of trust in foot placement on the polished rock. Seconded third pitch no problem.. Must try again to lead that next time!

with Robert
Bobling 30/May/16 AltLd

Got to the crag at the same times as about half the county's paramedics/ambos : ( Decided to do something fun and easy.

with Peter B
clipskipper 29/May/16 Solo O/S

Steady stuff at the grade, crux at about 2/3 height

Hidden 25/May/16 2nd dnf
wilsers 25/May/16 Lead rpt

To get to lunchtime ledge. Climbed in 2 pitches again. Julie got vertigo after pitch 1 and decided to climb back down. James and I finished but then I had to ab back in to retrieve a nut he couldn't recover at the stance.

mharris 15/May/16 Lead rpt

First full lead climb

with Ian
Hidden 14/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/May/16 2nd O/S
Thwaites 12/May/16 Lead rpt
with Grant
mharris 08/May/16 2nd rpt
with Ian
glilje 07/May/16 2nd rpt
with Dan
Hidden 04/May/16 Lead
steve_gibbs 04/May/16 Solo rpt
Richezzz 01/May/16 -
mharris 01/May/16 2nd dog
with Ian
Digga 29/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Alice
Mike Hood 26/Apr/16 Lead
with Cora
KatOstrich 24/Apr/16 Lead
Geogirl 23/Apr/16 AltLd
with clutzoc
clutzoc 23/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Pie
Claireybloomers 18/Apr/16 Lead
with Andy
andy dunn 18/Apr/16 2nd
with Claire
dpiddock 17/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

I led P1+P2. Didn't fancy the polished crux with rope drag. Bad rope work from lack of practice :(

with James C
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead
wilsers 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Did it in 2 pitches this time as we were queuing behind another pair. Definitely better this time as I remembered my climbing shoes!

mattonthesea 17/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/16 AltLd
glilje 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S

first on the gorge!

with Dan
Claire Noble 16/Apr/16 2nd

Went up in the dark with heavy packs and headtorches to bivvy on lunchtime ledge. Made it slightly more interesting but still a very easy climb :D

with Duncan
DavidWilby 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Anna
duncanedgley 16/Apr/16 Lead
leobold 16/Apr/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/16 2nd
JonoDHawkins 13/Apr/16 2nd
with Claire
Bristol_Quornstar 13/Apr/16 Solo rpt
Claire Noble 13/Apr/16 Lead
with Jono
leobold 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Jonesoc 03/Apr/16 Lead
Hotcake ?/Apr/16 Lead


with Jim H
wjcdean 31/Mar/16 2nd rpt

In 1 long pitch so we could ab and retrieve gear from dexter. Just about got to the floor with rope stretch

BStar 31/Mar/16 Lead

Ran up in one pitch in the dark to retrieve gear from Trevs failed attempt at Dexter

Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Mar/16 2nd
nathanjmasters 12/Mar/16 Lead
s.thursz ?/Mar/16 2nd
with johnny steller
Claire Noble 26/Feb/16 2nd
with Jono
JonoDHawkins 26/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Claire
Hidden 10/Feb/16 Lead
Bristol_Quornstar 05/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Great start to the day, leading for my uni friend on his first ever trad route!

with Sverre Aarseth Tunstad
Sverre Aarseth Tunstad 05/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Gerben Neven ?/Feb/16 2nd
with Simon
s.thursz ?/Feb/16 Lead
with Gerban
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Pohil 07/Nov/15 -

Coaching Mark and Paul

Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd
MGrock 25/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd
91dave 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
catty_9 22/Oct/15 Lead O/S
callummackay 20/Oct/15 2nd
with The Climber
Laurence20 20/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Callum Mackay
Angrypenguin 14/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Jaynie 27/Sep/15 2nd
with Will
will484 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with jaynie blake
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Lead
JoeCoxson 18/Sep/15 Solo O/S

Warm up waiting for Oli and Luke to arrive

jez.morrish 12/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
harry.morrish 12/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
DavidWilby 07/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Ran pitches 1 & 2 together.

m_andersson 07/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Solid first lead in the gorge by Dave!

Rob Moorcroft 06/Sep/15 AltLd
with Richard Ive
Hidden 26/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Stanners 31/Jul/15 Solo O/S

A lovely morning solo enjoying being by myself

Hidden 28/Jul/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Jul/15 Solo
riff156 18/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Tim Gill
sheelba 01/Jul/15 Solo
with Nick
WillAndrew 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S
vicky_cairns 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


with James King
jamesk93 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
gj13787 16/Jun/15 -
Hidden 14/Jun/15 2nd O/S
mattshort 09/Jun/15 AltLd
John Cornish 09/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

lead very easy first pitch, matt ran pitches 2 and 3 together. Nice easy route in the sun but did not enjoy the very polished mantelshelf on pitch 3

Alex Winter 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Quick morning pootle. Ed had to resort to his socks.

with Ed Lucas
duncanedgley 06/Jun/15 2nd
Ashley King 06/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/15 Lead
KatOstrich 04/Jun/15 AltLd
with Chris
David Maddison 03/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Mango 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
daveb84 01/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
jammy4536 23/May/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd rpt
anthonylewis 23/May/15 AltLd β
mrdaniel 20/May/15 Lead O/S
Roch 11/May/15 Lead O/S
with Scot Hedley
malina 10/May/15 2nd O/S
JoeE 07/May/15 Lead O/S

Lead P3 (1+2 ran together)

with Ashley Barnes
AshBarnes 07/May/15 Lead O/S

Clean with no troubles

Hidden ?/May/15 AltLd
ian.ross.bnc ?/May/15 Lead
gobbledigook ?/May/15 2nd O/S

Wondered what all the fuss was about, until I reached the polished bit.....

Hidden 30/Apr/15 2nd
masmith 28/Apr/15 Lead
with John Harrison
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/15 AltLd rpt 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Paul Sheridan
Hidden 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
PEccleston 22/Apr/15 2nd
Annabel Tall 22/Apr/15 2nd
with Dave Beynon
Hidden 22/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Footiemadhannah 21/Apr/15 AltLd

Today myself and Leon took Heidi to Avon, Leon lead the first pitch on The Arete, I seconded and Heidi then come up to join us. I then lead the 2nd and 3rd pitch in a oner and Leon and Heidi came up. We then set up a retrievable abseil (50m) at the anchor point on 'Lunchtime Ledge' and made it safely to the ground. Lovely weather - sun was shining around 17degrees.

hoggy90 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Thwaites 18/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Very polished near the top. Roadside location meant that communication was difficult with my inexperienced belayer - not ideal for beginners who are nervous! Fab weather and area - lots of potential for future visits.

Legs 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 15/Apr/15 2nd
anthonylewis 15/Apr/15 Lead β
with pete ross
thompsonjr21 07/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
colinkeb 06/Apr/15 Lead

why has it got a star?????

with john presley
Hidden 31/Mar/15 2nd
ali.scott 31/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Soph
Hidden 27/Mar/15 Lead
FernandoHidalgo 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
AndrewCollins 22/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

I did first two pitches to lunchtime ledge

duncanedgley 20/Mar/15 2nd
with Alasdair
67hours 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Erinna's first gorge multipitch

with Erinna
Larey 25/Feb/15 Lead O/S

As one pitch. Easily done on a 60m single if you this about the length of your runners. Mantle made me think a bit as it was actually running with water

with Emily dawes
Joshthomas 17/Feb/15 Lead O/S
ema 17/Feb/15 AltLd
Patrick Clissold 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Eleri Clissold
Dino Dave 24/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Liam Jones
chris taylor 23/Jan/15 AltLd

P1 and P2 combined together

Hidden ??/2015 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 29/Dec/14 AltLd
BStar 13/Dec/14 2nd rpt

In trainers

wjcdean 13/Dec/14 Lead rpt

lead as one pitch with lovely adam

s1362083 12/Dec/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Nov/14 Lead rpt
jammy4536 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Sascha Gnriss
Hidden 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Alessandro Tentori 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
gregclarke 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden ?/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/14 2nd
mjcostain 25/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
NickNixon 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S
robburgundy 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Bumbum, Pete
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
hutchay 20/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Pete Scott 20/Sep/14 2nd

4 person multipitch

Richard L 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

led as one pitch (Pete Wallam 2nd). Then linked to Bob's climb

Tom Seccombe 09/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with max goodman
marcb 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Joe Schenk
BStar 29/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Done in 1 pitch, a nice route for wet weather!

JamesRich 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Adam Vaslet
wjcdean 22/Aug/14 AltLd β

lead P2. lololol at the step off the belay

Leleanor93 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
BenedictIEP 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 16/Aug/14 Solo O/S
LucasHarazin 14/Aug/14 Solo O/S
dbm 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Kim Minshall
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead
MLH0288 07/Aug/14 2nd
BrownP6672 06/Aug/14 2nd

My first real climb above 10 m and outside. Direct climb to the 2nd pitch, then a lowered descent.

BushwackerBritz 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Joe Whitty
BushwackerBritz 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
edmundro 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Great first multipitch. Did it the previous week with our instructor and came back to repeat. Great climb ruined by a party of 4 lead by a complete bully following us then having a go at us about our choice of abseil location. Really horrible bloke!

Bobling 26/Jul/14 2nd
with David Smith
JamieAyres 26/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Took Nige up it during the Climbing Festival. Ran the first 2 pitches together and belayed just below the glass mantleshelf.

Rob Morgan 17/Jul/14 2nd
youwillfindjimbo 14/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Dan Ely
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Callum Smith 02/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jun/14 -
Rebs 13/Jun/14 -

In 4 pitches, moving together for the first and last. Interesting introduction to climbing in boots!

Hidden 10/Jun/14 AltLd
nickwhimster 09/Jun/14 Solo O/S
nicknicely 05/Jun/14 AltLd
Stanners 05/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

Taking Tim up his first route

with Tim Shurlock
danieleaston 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
monkeyru 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Dan
Hidden ?/Jun/14 2nd
hp.hunt 30/May/14 -

Night time climb up to Lunchtime ledge

Ragingpossum 29/May/14 2nd rpt

Night ascent in approach shoes before bivvying on lunchtime ledge.

with Hugo Hunt, harry kingston
Matt CS 26/May/14 AltLd O/S
wjcdean 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1&2 (ran together).

with Trevers
Trevers 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led the last pitch, Will ran the first two together

with wjcdean
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead
alexwolf47 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Dave C
mutly 17/May/14 Lead
mattonthesea 16/May/14 2nd
Footiemadhannah 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

Easy climbing a little polished, Leon got his foot stuck between 2 rocks.

Hidden 16/May/14 AltLd
wilsers 16/May/14 Lead O/S

Sophie led with Matt second as the first group. I then led close by Matt to guide him at the tricky bit. Had forgot my climbing shoes and Tristan's spare pair were very painful so did this in walking shoes. Hmmm, interesting on the crux. Tristan came up as my second. Did the whole thing as one pitch.

with Matt Hughes, Sophie Rolls
mikedevcole 14/May/14 AltLd O/S

P2. With John H

John Cornish 14/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitch. First lead in a long long time (5yrs+)

jack.williams1 07/May/14 AltLd
masmith 07/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead rpt
shaunleonard 05/May/14 2nd O/S

First big multipitch route, had a moment on second belay - then manned up and enjoyed the climb.

with Ian
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden 30/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Rachael88 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Adam
BStar 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Quite an easy climb, ran P1 and P2 together, mantle shelf was slightly awkward but generally I agree with the diff 4a grade.

with Rachael
ross brinson 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Footiemadhannah 21/Apr/14 AltLd

Led 2nd and 3rd pitch. Finished at big tree on right didn't do final pitch.

alexporter 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Naomi Dalton
dbm 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/14 2nd rpt
emilyjhunt 04/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Alex Winter 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Claudia
laurashaw 17/Mar/14 2nd
with Jacob Brandon
robertcollier 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Collier
duncanedgley 12/Mar/14 2nd
with Laura Shaw, Matthew Hill
laurashaw 12/Mar/14 2nd β

Matt's first lead!

with Matthew Hill, Duncan Edgley
Hidden 12/Mar/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Lead
laurence_falconer 12/Mar/14 2nd

Jonathan lead the first pitch, Thom the second.

with Jonathn Walsh, Thom Jenkinson
Cheese Monkey 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Randal, Vienna
Patrickmartin99 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with libby
purpledistorsion 08/Mar/14 Lead rpt
hp.hunt 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitches

with Sam Hooper
purpledistorsion 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Repeat to access Lunchtime Ledge, led in two pitches with two seconds.

Psych ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
David Staples ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/14 AltLd rpt
AndyRogers 18/Feb/14 AltLd rpt

Ian led p 1, I led p 2 and 3 together.

with ianlaw
Cheese Monkey 25/Jan/14 2nd dnf

Rained off p1

with Ian M
James Jackson ??/2014 -
Hugobristol ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Liam
Hidden 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
AndyRogers 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

beached whale mantleshelf move.......

with ianlaw
Rebs 11/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/13 2nd O/S
bencaley 11/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Rebs
emilyjhunt 30/Nov/13 2nd
with William Bourne, Laura Shaw
Ragingpossum 30/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with Emily Hunt, laura shaw
Jon Pilling 18/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Sttevei Atalla
jammy4536 17/Nov/13 Lead
George.Rowland 13/Nov/13 AltLd

Linked and lead first 2 pitches

with sam coppard
RamblingRyan 13/Nov/13 AltLd
with Col
purpledistorsion 13/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
PebbleWrestler ?/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
ali macphee 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Lead in one pitch.

sheelba 04/Sep/13 2nd

in one pitch

Jonners 02/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Cameron Porteous
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Bluebird 25/Aug/13 Solo O/S

solo'd first pitch to set up bottom rope for son.

Neil Gay 22/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Pete Church
Mlongman 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Davis
steve_gibbs 16/Aug/13 Solo rpt
Harry Ellis 13/Aug/13 Lead
with Ric de Mowbray, Simon Rogerson
Richardlake 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
will_lake 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
steve_gibbs 10/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Matthew Martin Wsm 01/Aug/13 Lead

lead 2nd and 3rd committing and high in the grade, poished!

with marc fenton
paul1234 25/Jul/13 Lead
with Saffers
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
Garyearl616 20/Jul/13 Lead
with Danny Adams
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Swsloper 12/Jul/13 -
Deary65 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
sjbrook 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Lead all with two seconds, mantelshelf very polished, sneaked round on the blanker looking, less polished left.

with Alasdair O'Neil, Ashley James
Didymus 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/13 Lead
norris.dan 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Swsloper 24/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Dan0Me 23/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sophie C
nbterry 18/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Me pitches 1 and 3, Bob pitch 2. Guidebook says VDiff.

with Bob
Hidden 18/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
laurashaw 17/Jun/13 Solo O/S
laurence_falconer 17/Jun/13 Solo
stujamac 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mitchell Kane, Stephen Downward
R_W_M 01/Jun/13 AltLd
with Steve C
Steve954 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Great route, a bit polished in one spot

with Richard, Andy
seanprendiville 16/May/13 Lead

Lead alternate pitches with Tess

with Tessa
Hidden 13/May/13 2nd
Ant Mace 13/May/13 Lead O/S
Deary65 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/May/13 2nd
tfraser09 ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
pftom 26/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Did in 2 pitches, I led 1st pitch.

laurence_falconer 24/Apr/13 -

short roped, Laura lead

Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead
laurashaw 24/Apr/13 -
BenBird 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Neil Gay 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead rpt
anthonylewis 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Polished on mantle crux.

dmowens44 03/Apr/13 AltLd

Polished ledge not so polished on the RHS. It's a Vdiff.

Hidden 03/Apr/13 Lead O/S
James Smith 01/Apr/13 Solo rpt
laurence_falconer 20/Mar/13 -

Moved together in 11 minutes

with Chris Stafford
GeorgT ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Ricky Rocks 19/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Old times, lovely bottom to top solo on a great day.

Eagertom 18/Feb/13 Lead

Took Chloe on her first outdoor climbing day. A nice route to lead in boat shoes.

with Chloe Smale
Cheese Monkey 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Vienna
Bobling 16/Feb/13 Lead

Racing the setting sun to access the ledge to ab down for gear left in Sinister. Placed about 3 runners and thoroughly enjoyed it. Why old CC guide says split into 3 pitches I have no idea!

with James
Stanners 15/Feb/13 Solo rpt
laurence_falconer 15/Feb/13 Lead β
Quarryboy 15/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Couldn't be arsed to rope up for this since we just wanted to get started on pink wall traverse.

Rebs 15/Feb/13 2nd
HarryB 07/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/13 AltLd dnf
MagnusL 02/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with My mate Paul
laurence_falconer 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, strung last two togtether. First belay was dodgy as there was a very large loose rock, so backed up tree with hex in crack, but not ideal possitioning. Second pitch was enjoyable with the crux being very polished but still satisfying!

with Jacob Brandon
riff156 02/Feb/13 AltLd rpt
with Hannahc, Jo Smith
Psych ?/Feb/13 -
georgeevans88 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Caitlin
Stuart William 13/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Alex: P1 & P3 Me: P2

with Pleb
Pleb 13/Jan/13 AltLd
with 2PointO
Swsloper ?/Jan/13 Lead
Swsloper ?/Jan/13 Lead
norris.dan ??/2013 2nd rpt
with Stephanie Wallis, Sam Sloper
Robertspd2 ??/2013 2nd
robh14 ??/2013 Lead
jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/12 AltLd
Will Gordon 12/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P2, Jose P2.

AndyMcCoy 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
becoming-stranger 17/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Beth Mc
beth_may 17/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/12 AltLd rpt
pheotleyr 04/Oct/12 AltLd rpt
with Jana
pffft 29/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Dan0Me 28/Sep/12 Lead
with Sophie C
davenev 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mr Badger
Hidden 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
ron244 06/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Mike Connor, Peter Bird
mpc 06/Sep/12 2nd dog

Again had problems on the second pitch; step up required on a very very polished section - fine before and after though

mattshort 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Wendy Watthews 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S
arandall 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

ran all 3 pitches together

Stanners 13/Aug/12 Solo rpt


with Andy G
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
pffft 09/Aug/12 Solo rpt

Jojo lead, seconded barefoot. Then after reclaiming gear from clarion soloed to rejoin JoJo. Polished crux easier with barefeet.

with Jojo Mills
James Smith 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S

camerons first multipitch

with cameron
steve-grigg 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
pheotleyr 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
wurzelinzummerset 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
with Chris
SianR 15/Jul/12 AltLd

Good route, not nearly as polished as expected apart from on the mantleshelf move.

with Ruari
jayyaj ?/Jul/12 -
with Matt Bamber
OC24 ?/Jul/12 2nd
stafford101 25/Jun/12 Lead rpt
jwhereat 17/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Eike 17/Jun/12 AltLd
George Frisby 14/Jun/12 Lead rpt

First lead. One very polished harder move on second pitch but had good gear below.

with Chris
riff156 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Ali Cann
stafford101 12/Jun/12 2nd rpt
efrance24234 09/Jun/12 2nd O/S
squicky 09/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/12 Lead
Ragingpossum 04/Jun/12 Solo rpt

In big boots up the polished crux and then down climbed, later moved together in big boots up to the top.

Hidden 28/May/12 AltLd
wurzelinzummerset 28/May/12 AltLd
with Mike
Hidden 24/May/12 Lead
philkerswell 21/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Elinor
philkerswell 21/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Elinor
Hidden 17/May/12 Lead O/S
stafford101 12/May/12 Solo rpt
TDSvejstrup 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
HarryB 12/May/12 Solo rpt
mchandy 12/May/12 AltLd
with Tom
Garyearl616 12/May/12 AltLd
with tom Gilbert and Lisa Reilly
Mike Goldthorp 11/May/12 AltLd O/S

Adams first leads, well done matey. 3rd pitch has a tricky little crux for a Diff...

with Annie, Adam
J1PEF 06/May/12 Lead
arb89 ?/May/12 TR
with Adam Parslow, Mike Goldthorp
Dean177 21/Apr/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/12 AltLd
Voltemands 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Lead all three pitches as one. Pretty polished and very vegetated. Very Meh.

kyle 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

done in boots

Kemics 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

With Jim and Martin. Thought we had enough time for a cheeky climb. Didn't. Was late for work, bailed off the tree, was a bit nervous about the rope getting stuck but fortunately a friendly soloist chucked them down for us.

Hidden 30/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Stanners 06/Mar/12 Lead rpt

basically soloing since I was belayed by Andy. Much better the maths lesson we should have been at.

with Andy G
Stanners 04/Mar/12 Lead rpt

First route of what was initially a very wet day. Came over from TCA. Great laugh doing this and original route in very windy conditions.

with JENSAN!
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
HarryB 29/Feb/12 AltLd rpt

Moved together to the gallery.

with Al
Ali D 29/Feb/12 AltLd
with Harry B
mullermn 26/Feb/12 AltLd rpt

Katie's first outdoor route

smof 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S

First outdoor climb. Mantel was challenging but the rest straightforward.

HarryB 26/Feb/12 Lead rpt

scrambled round the side to just above P1 to get ahead of other parties, led to the end in 1 pitch

with Al
Ross B 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Ragingpossum 15/Feb/12 Lead

Ran the first two pitches together then up the third. Polished move was quite frankly horrible but well protected and the rest is very easy climbing.

with Sam Coppard
LouiseP 03/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Clay
Clay C 03/Feb/12 AltLd rpt
with Louise
lukerathmell 02/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Kyle
Marti999 25/Jan/12 Lead O/S
panda70 14/Jan/12 2nd
with Alastair Blanshard
pffft 11/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with Jojo Mills
CreepingExcellence. ??/2012 2nd O/S
DanMc ??/2012 Lead O/S
David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
Hidden 26/Dec/11 2nd β
aipattison 10/Dec/11 Solo rpt
georgeevans88 10/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Alex P
stafford101 22/Nov/11 Lead rpt
petecallaghan 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
alexrankine30 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Roscoe
stoneback 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Dean
Deano100 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Hidden 18/Oct/11 Lead
pffft 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ruth White
carl_123 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Becky H 24/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Katherine Ross 24/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Becky linked P1 and P2; I led P3. The poorly protected slabby bit on P3 is very polished! A nice climb, though.

mullermn 11/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Kylie 11/Sep/11 Lead rpt

Lead as one pitch, ran out of rope about 2m from the tree(50m rope)! Mantle move was fun.

Hidden 09/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S
djking1983 02/Sep/11 Solo
wurzelinzummerset ?/Sep/11 2nd
with Carl
Kyle87 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/11 AltLd
Nick Russell 30/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Maddi O'Brien 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Dean Merchant, Ruth White
DerwentDiluted 20/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
hairy51 ?/Aug/11 AltLd β
ali newman ukc 28/Jul/11 Lead
Sparrowmonkey 24/Jul/11 AltLd

Lead second pitch and cheeky polished moves on the last pitch and I would say more vdiff than diff

Ander 24/Jul/11 AltLd

A quick route after a good weekend in Brizzle with Aaron and Helen

Hidden 06/Jul/11 Solo O/S
scorpia97 04/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Gregthebadger 19/Jun/11 AltLd
Deano100 14/Jun/11 AltLd

With James P after work. Lead second pitch

Poco Loco 14/Jun/11 AltLd rpt

Relaxing after work climb. Dean led P2, his first pitch in the gorge.

with Dean
Dave Ing 06/Jun/11 Solo O/S
mandy ?/Jun/11 Lead
with rick
Deano100 21/May/11 2nd O/S

3 short pitches and abbed off lunchtime ledge. This is a really pleasant climb which ends brilliantly. Would like to do again with Bob's climb.

BridgetteB 12/May/11 2nd
with P Ross
Tarquin 06/May/11 -
with Sarah
Run_Ross_Run 01/May/11 Lead O/S

climbed as one pitch, final part was interesting.

with Steve
stvredmond 01/May/11 Solo
Helnorris 01/May/11 2nd

Very straight forward 3 pitches. Great fun.

jameslam ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
mikeydee135 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
chrislamming 23/Apr/11 -
Stanners 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Did in one pitch. Nothing to think about until final move. Where the polish makes it a little more sketchy.

Quarryboy 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Climbed really quickly before dad picked us up. Met Martin Crocker.

Poco Loco 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt

As one pitch on 60m single rope.

with James Gray
ruaidh 10/Apr/11 -
with Abigail
Aaron Stephens 27/Mar/11 Lead
HarryB 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
stafford101 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jimmy
Andrew Bangs 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Monkey
Gibbo 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie Keynes
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead dnf
crossdressingrodney 13/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Sarah A
mutly 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S
kelliroberts3 ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Mikey1988 08/Feb/11 -
Mikey1988 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S

nice warm up, lots of veg and mud.....brilliant!

31770 ??/2011 -
j miller ??/2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
tobydunford 03/Dec/10 Solo O/S
kenneM 16/Oct/10 AltLd
with Steve Marner
Hidden 15/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
andy dunn 10/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Bloater 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
andy dunn 30/Aug/10 2nd
with Big Ben
ali newman ukc 30/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Fatclimber 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Done as one pitch

with Dan
Kingsjester 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Fairly easy route, a bit polished in places. Getting down is interesting.

simeclimb68 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Stan011 07/Aug/10 Lead
with Mike Coles
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jason Williams
TDembrey 28/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Jana
Loubylou 27/Jul/10 2nd
with Ben Ashley
Paul_southgate68 15/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with super gav
byatt2002 09/Jul/10 AltLd
crossdressingrodney 28/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Julian
maresia 21/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
with Phil Harris
wildrover220 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Practicing moving together

JamesRich 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
AndySL 12/Jun/10 Lead rpt

The mantle shelf really is polished now.

with Deano
Bobby Pearson 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Sarah's 1st Multipitch

with Sarah Pearson
mpc 25/May/10 Lead dog

My first lead at Avon Gorge - good place to take my first fall also! My excuse - very polished. Next time will be clean though :)

ron244 25/May/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
Macca_7 07/May/10 Solo O/S

Wanted to do this since first time we went not really sure why? Nice interesting wander up the feature!

R_W_M 05/May/10 Lead O/S
with Todd
TDembrey 05/May/10 2nd O/S
with Rob
dean cooke 05/May/10 Lead O/S

An absolute breeze of a climb. The 4a mantleshelf makes you think but do not succumb to the temptation to use your partners shoulder! Stacked ab from a tree on the ledge, 50m rope reaches the ground - just. Tree could do with tat.

Pete Rigby ?/May/10 Solo rpt
katherinesydney 25/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Worzel Japseye 24/Apr/10 -
with D. Hannam, Kris Davies
bsavage 22/Apr/10 2nd
with Felicia Line
jcg_100 19/Apr/10 AltLd rpt

Climbed from the 2nd pitch to lunchtime ledge. Mantleshelf move is interesting!

Hidden 13/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Darrell Read 11/Apr/10 2nd

Ian Led

with Jacob Gaudoin, Ian Johnson
Clay C 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Nick
hfac 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Led in one pitch =P

with Jonny F
grp 11/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd
MJP 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Nice. 4a move on 3rd pitch

with Sarah Mallon
Jo 2483 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Started in the dry, finished on soaked rock!

Chris Sansum 03/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Started spitting with rain just after we had geared up. Climbed all 3 'pitches' as 1 (possible with 50m rope). By about the halfway point the rain was torrential, and the rock was running with water! Good fun nevertheless. Rather than continue up another climb, lowered Jo off then abbed down.

with Jo 2483
cmnm104 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

lead 1st and 3rd pitch. Crux in 3rd pitch. First try at multipitching

sbc 26/Feb/10 2nd
with Dunx
Dunx 26/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Shell
Andy White 23/Jan/10 Lead rpt
with Jo Bareham
scorpia97 ?/Jan/10 Lead rpt
with Caspian
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
TR909 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Aaron Lines ??/2010 -
scorpia97 ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Paul, Caspian
Number Two 20/Dec/09 Lead β
with Melanie McDowell
kingborris 12/Dec/09 2nd O/S

First Trad climb!

sam_owen41 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

ab down in the dark!!

Ed morris 30/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

ok but over rated.

with Dickon
pembrokeshirecaver 30/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

led the first two pitches ,run together, trailed a rope but didn't actually put in any gear

Shonkhor 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jim, James
Poco Loco 18/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with james gray and billy
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Dunx 22/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with George
Ellen Cobby 31/Aug/09 2nd
Adam Booth 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S

First time at Avon Gorge. Bit of a shit hole unfortunately. Nice to be out climbing though.

Tony Mustow 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 2nd
Shona H 13/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Emma Anderson
willworkforfoodjnr 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Felt more like S

with grubes
Claire Taylor 21/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch - first multipitch lead

mullermn 12/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
Andy White 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Climbed route as a single pitch, with rucksack

with Anna Rothwell
Poco Loco 21/Apr/09 Lead rpt

A sunny evening in the gorge. Simon's first rock climb and a good route for it.

with Simon Porter
lukewilliams 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mullermn 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Kylie 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch, Andy then lead the next two as one

Meatballs 16/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Andy G
Tony Mustow 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Paula Worth
amandaking 24/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Jim Wright
JamieAyres 18/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Adderbury Climber 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
trigger118 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
aipattison 14/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

Led P1&3 after being rained off at 2nd belay earlier in the week.

catemuir 14/Mar/09 AltLd

Alex lead the 1st and 3rd pitches, with me leading the 2nd pitch

aipattison 11/Mar/09 AltLd dnf

Rained off after P2.

Monk 31/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Ran 1st and 2nd pitches together.

with Matt Hartgrove
Hidden 10/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
Tom Heslam ??/2009 Lead O/S

One Giant Pitch, easy but polished.

with Rosea
PerrinT ??/2009 AltLd
Hidden 14/Dec/08 2nd O/S
richardadventurecafe 14/Dec/08 Lead

Seeping Rock - but easy route - except one minor move - cold too today - freezing hands... warmed up after first pitch... climbed in two pitches.

with Gwilym Starks
Poco Loco 22/Nov/08 Lead rpt

James' first rock climb.

with James Gray
springything 01/Nov/08 Lead dnf

Attempted in very cold wet and slightly dark conditions - partner fumbled and dropped his belay plate on pitch 2 so backed off

with Ross Smith
Hidden ?/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
EmmanuelF 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S

pretty nice, done in one pitch, the mantle is not really a mantle like the guide says but it is polished

with Simon
sawarner 03/Oct/08 2nd

First climb at Avon Gorge and ended up climbing in the dark! Pete came over from Bath to make sure we were OK as when he called Neil we were only at lunchtime ledge and the light was fading fast!!!

with Neil Sperrings
MagnusL ?/Oct/08 -
with Andy
Bobby Pearson 27/Sep/08 AltLd
nicksdavies17 27/Sep/08 AltLd
Poco Loco 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Interesting polished mantle shelf on 3rd pitch.

with Gernot Riedel
cheeky 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

A nice climb if your in the area, I linked all 3 pitch's with a single 50m rope. This was my partners first multi pitch climb and a good choice for it.

with Cat Payne
Hidden 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Feeling bold 20/Jul/08 2nd

Nxt time for P3, I would consider the tree below shelf as a better stance and out of line of a leader fall. Not that he did.

with Ian Blanks
philkerswell ?/Jul/08 AltLd

Dazzer led most of way, Elinor & me did a little too.. my first o/d of the year... darn rain

with elinor & darren
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
amy S 14/Jun/08 2nd
with douglas
Protheroe 13/Jun/08 AltLd O/S


with Eleri and Laurence
Hidden 13/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/08 Lead
Francis Lister 03/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead β
Hidden 11/May/08 AltLd
Prez 11/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Kevin
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead β
bsavage 07/May/08 2nd O/S
with Felicia Line
georgeevans88 03/May/08 Solo O/S
with Francis
Francis Lister 03/May/08 Solo
Hidden 01/May/08 Lead O/S
maresia 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
beardy mike 26/Apr/08 Solo rpt
with maresia
Theeni 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S

RMAS with novice

martinazando 08/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Suvi Simonen
rh5980 29/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Piers
Robfromcornwall 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Shep's first lead.

with Shep
Hidden 06/Feb/08 AltLd rpt
georgeevans88 ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Dr Caterpillar 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S


with Adam
Al Franks 12/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

RagingPuffin 12/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Led the middle pitch

with Sam Howell
Hidden 26/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/07 Lead
Mark Walter 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Nick and Sue
Hidden 30/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
philkerswell 29/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

If you're looking for an easy first outdoor on rock...this is it. Nice climb... could almost scramble first pitch. The book says it's 3x 12m pitches. We did it in two to save mucking about. Pitch One - to the first sturdy tree Pitch Two - rest of the way. At the top of this climb (Lunchtime Ledge, a huge safe area with loads of trees) we went on to Original Route

with Elinor
WRMusall 19/Aug/07 AltLd
with Troy
pishmishy 10/Aug/07 2nd O/S

First climb in gorge, on the way up to the orignal route.

with Bernard
Richard Fox 01/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Jane Goodwin
markshobbrook 22/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Soloed a random line at the beginning to reach some friends who were on the route and thinking about backing off. Dropped them a rope to get them past the move they were having difficulty with (the polished one).

with Weilin Wang
flytzen 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
rachellegoff 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Frans Lytzen
Hidden 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
jayne-bravo 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Nick
Jen79 29/May/07 2nd
with Donovan
thomasadixon 16/May/07 Solo O/S
with Christian
flytzen 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Oakes
oooaaah 21/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

lots of mud. grrrr

with Mix Mill
tom.e 04/Feb/07 Lead rpt
with Claire
Hidden 14/Jan/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Circus ??/2007 Lead O/S

Know I did this at some point. Poss more than once. Year is a guess.

Hidden ??/2007 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/06 AltLd rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/06 AltLd rpt
ISavage ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Soloed the first pitch. Yes the pitch 3 mantelshelf is incrediably polished!

with AndyR
crossdressingrodney 29/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/06 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 29/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
JonT 28/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Helen Edwards
Oddjob 27/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Michael
Hidden 25/Jul/06 Lead
gareth r 11/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Steve
brady 11/Jun/06 AltLd
with Gareth Roberts
deanster01 08/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Mantle shelf is all that is of interest on this climb.

with Laurie Neale
Dunks ?/Jun/06 AltLd β

First ever lead!

with Tom
sims 13/May/06 Lead O/S
with Nick
timstyles ?/May/06 Lead O/S

The obvious footholds were extremely polished, but there were less obvious alternatives that were still good. Communication from the top was difficult due to traffic, so Jon soloed half way up and relayed messages!

with Huw Howells, Jon Bradley
jon bradley ?/May/06 2nd
greedo ?/May/06 Lead rpt


with Becca
tom.e 22/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/06 2nd β
Hidden 13/Apr/06 Lead O/S
cragdan 09/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with jamie
robgilchrist ?/Apr/06 Lead
chiverstom 16/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Aaron Ledbury
dpmUK 10/Mar/06 Lead O/S

Combined Pitch 2 and 3

with Dunks
Hidden 07/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Lev 07/Feb/06 Solo rpt
with Emma Ross, Greg Pittam
Bob M 29/Jan/06 -
Norman_P_W 29/Jan/06 -
with Bob M
Jethro ?/Jan/06 AltLd
with Tom Bouquet
beardy mike ??/2006 Solo
with Many
Hidden ??/2006 Solo O/S
Marcus ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Slick ??/2006 -
Tamlyn ??/2006 Lead O/S
Vertically Inclined ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Richard Heard
Bristoldave ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/05 Lead rpt
MagnusL 07/Aug/05 2nd O/S

Mantel move on pitch 3 is entertaining!

mwh 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with MagnusL
Tamlyn ?/Aug/05 Solo rpt
pattisonr ?/Jul/05 -
with Matt
BALD EAGLE 25/May/05 Solo
ron244 18/May/05 Lead O/S
with Peter Bird
andy mcc ?/May/05 2nd
with Graham Coff
jon thompson27 ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with greg leach
Jesse Dufton 20/Apr/05 2nd
Epic Ebdon 20/Apr/05 Lead O/S
al99 ?/Jan/05 Lead
with Jeremy king
sdi ??/2005 Lead
with Eddie Hung
JamesColeman ??/2005 2nd O/S
with Andy
cat22 ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Will S
Hidden ??/2005 Solo O/S
tom.e ??/2005 Solo O/S
phsharpy ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Bethan Davies
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Lev 23/Nov/04 Solo rpt
with Andrew Bitmead
joe_alexander 27/Oct/04 Lead O/S

first lead, enjoyable

with Steve Pickette
Hidden 22/Sep/04 Lead
Kev Webster 02/Aug/04 AltLd
Hidden 25/May/04 2nd
KRB 22/May/04 Lead rpt

Soloed as a way out of the Gorge many times. This time took my 5 year old Son up who managed a clean 2nd.

with Oliver Bridges
KarlH 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Tom Hales & Hayley Bevans
Fat Tim 12/Mar/04 Lead O/S
greedo ??/2004 Solo
Outdoorfun37 15/Aug/03 AltLd
Zoomer 31/May/03 AltLd
with Ian Lyons
evhall 27/May/03 Solo
Lizard ?/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Moose
Richard Hall ??/2003 Solo

Probably led it first. Maybe with IH. Have soled many times since and taken loads of others up it.

Hidden ??/2003 Lead
fellgazelle ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Kath Haigh, Charles French
greedo ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Various red rope chaps
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
7ames ??/2003 Lead
Lev 24/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with Timmy
Stone Muppet ??/2002 -
James Moyle 07/May/01 AltLd
with D. Murphy
Paz ??/2001 Solo O/S
IceMonkey1982 ??/2001 -
gimmer ??/2001 -
EllieWoods 15/Nov/00 Lead O/S
with Kath Rosedale
Andrew1 08/Oct/00 2nd
with Martin Carter
Hidden ?/May/00 AltLd O/S
jim_randell 29/Apr/00 AltLd rpt
with DG
John Southworth 23/Jan/00 AltLd O/S
with Vicky Munn
Ally Smith ??/2000 -
AndySL ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
migs493 05/Sep/99 Lead rpt
richsmithinbristol 16/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/99 AltLd
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
rocktigger ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Cath
Hidden ?/Jul/98 Lead
jim_randell 15/Mar/98 Solo rpt
chrisrogers ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Steve J
kp64zl ?/Jul/97 Lead
with Kirsten
jim_randell 16/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with SR
Rampikino 16/Nov/96 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/96 AltLd
Jim Brooke 12/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
with James Latham
colin milton 05/Apr/96 AltLd
with eric milton
mikej 21/Oct/95 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
kp64zl ?/Oct/95 Lead
with Katherine S
mike fenwick 10/May/95 Lead
with Lucy
lundyman 01/May/95 AltLd O/S

Can't remember exactly when - sometime in 95 (May ?). Shared lead. Can't remember which I did, but climb was rather easy.

with Brian Milthorp
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
tombeasley ??/1995 AltLd O/S
pezzerrr ??/1995 Lead O/S
jim_randell 06/Nov/94 Solo rpt
chris sm 12/Oct/94 Solo O/S
with Martin Sime
jim_randell 17/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with BS
ferret newman 01/Jul/89 2nd

First proper climb I think!

with Moley
AndyB123 ??/1989 AltLd
with Andy E
Nigel Coe 20/Sep/87 -

We were soloing it to get to our climb but I needed a rope for the mantel.

Bullybones ??/1987 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/86 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/86 Solo O/S
pete johnson ??/1985 -
Hidden 08/Sep/84 Lead
Richard Weller 19/May/84 Solo
andy tetsill ?/May/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly, Joy
Hidden ?/Jan/84 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/83 Lead
climbhigher0 05/Mar/83 Solo O/S
JamieAyres ??/1983 Lead O/S

lost count how many times... with Jude, Phil, etc

Hidden 23/Feb/82 Solo
AlanLittle ??/1982 AltLd
stp 05/Apr/81 Lead O/S

My very first lead climb and first of many routes at Avon. Soloed 11 months later.

Paul Clarke ??/1981 -
Mike C 22/Jun/80 Solo
mark-abz 22/Jun/80 Solo
Hidden 19/May/80 AltLd
Hidden 19/May/80 AltLd
leland stamper ??/1980 Solo rpt


charlesmfrench ??/1979 Solo O/S
duncan ?/Aug/78 2nd
Mark Kemball 11/Apr/76 Solo
alpboy57 ??/1976 -
with Si Pryce
Hidden 08/Mar/75 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 16/Nov/74 Lead
with Donald Workman, Pete Dainty
Rob Davies 16/Mar/74 Lead
with Mike Papworth
tapley 24/Oct/73 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Bolt Phobia 24/Jun/72 -
Steve Woollard ??/1972 Lead O/S
Andy Chubb ??/1972 AltLd
with Phil Jardine
Hidden ??/1968 2nd
Hidden ??/1965 AltLd
uphillnow 11/Oct/59 AltLd

First outing with the Gloucester Mountaineering Club

with Ted Hollis
oldmanofmow ??/1958 -

Done many times but Ron and I soloed it in near darkness to rescue a party stuck on the top wall before total darkness.

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