Restricted Access

The north side of the Gorge is predominantly owned by the National Trust and mapped as Open Access land under the CRoW Act which give a right of access for climbers to use these crags all year. The Cheddar Gorge Access Map gives full details of climbing access throughout the Gorge.

The mapo references the latest guide to the Gorge - 'Cheddar Gorge Climbs' (M. Crocker, 2015), which has details of the popular crags on the north side and definitive details of restored routes on the south side. It is available from The Gorge Outdoors shop in Cheddar village, as well as other climbing and outdoor shops in the area.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

Dogs should be kept under control on a lead at any crags on the north side of the Gorge.

The National Trust require any new bolting to be cleared with them first - please contact the BMC Access Team if you are considering any bolting work and so we can help in any approach to the Trust.

Smash up to the roof of Shadow Walker on big undercuts and small crimps, move right and shake out as best you can on a couple of greasy undercut pockets. Clip the peg and pull around a small arete to reach positive holds and udge up into the groove. Crap your pants at the run out above and lower off the rusty peg to return the next day with a trad rack. Sew up said groove only to discover it's barely even a scramble and top out. Lovely jubbly.


Classic UK F7s , Bill's 2016 Sweepstake 20 , 7Cs with stars near Bristol


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