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 map 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.

Retrobolted. Start up a steep rib to reach a resting place. Make technical moves left of the bolts into the top groove with good finger pockets, and to the lower off (7b). Or move right and slap up a rib on the right (7a), poor, off route, bolts hard to clip.


Cheddar Sevens , Sadact’s Cheddar Legacy , Soft Touches , Brizzle goalz , 7Bs with stars near Bristol , Hard Sport Ticks


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RickBr 9 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: First 7b!
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βeta: First 7b!
plant_based_tommo 2 Jun, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Actually quite god once you get the beta sorted.
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βeta: Actually quite god once you get the beta sorted.

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Grade: 7b ***
(Cheddar Gorge South)

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