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Climbs 5
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 175m a.s.l
Faces S

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A new sport climbing addition to the Somerset area, this crag host's 5 new routes graded between 6a+ - 8a. Equiped back in spring 2018 the routes have only recently been finally cleaned up and climbed. The access agreement has been long in the making so please do read up on it and adhere to their requests. Information can be found following the BMC RAD link. The harder routes to the right of the arete face SE therefore are a perfect late afternoon / evening location on sunny days. The routes here range from 10 - 12m and are of similar style to its larger nearby crag Cheddar Gorge. DO remember to take a brush or two as they will still be dusty. 

Approach notes

Follow the trail that begins at the top of the car park, over a stone style. Take the first obvious left turn in the trail down into a slight valley. Following a small stream and past the wiker bear you will spot a small post pointing the way to the gorge. Follow this up the steepening path until an area dubbed The Narrows apears. The routes are situated on the left wall.

Restricted Access

This site is particularly important for its nesting bird and botanical interests.  As a result climbing is limited to bolted routes on the cliff faces indicated.  Current access to the cliffs is for a trial period of 12 months.  Any activity outside of the bolted routes could lead to closure of climbing access during this period or in subsequent years.

  • No new routes are permitted unless first agreed by Natural England. 
  • Follow any safety guidance provided on site.
  • The routes are close to the public access route through the Gorge - THINK PUBLIC SAFETY AS A PRIORITY AT ALL TIMES.  Climbing has the potential to harm innocent bystanders particularly by dislodging rocks or dropping kit.  It is vital that climbers are sensitive to the potential public safety implications of climbing here. Loose rock is always a possibility - be careful and alert when standing below those climbing, and always be aware, alerting walkers and others using the Gorge of your presence. If safe to do so, pause climbing activity until walkers and others are a safe distance from the base of the routes.  
  • Access to and use of the vegetated ledges above the routes is strictly forbidden for nature conservation and safety reasons. 
  • All climbers using the site must have public liability insurance cover of at least £10million.  This comes standard with BMC or MCofS membership or can be organised separately.  BMC/MCofS membership cards or details of your individual policy must be carried as proof of insurance cover whilst climbing on these cliffs.
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