Altitude 25m a.s.l
Nearing the upper half of the fabulous thin crack-line of The Brink of Solarity (HVS) on the High Slab at Portishead Quarry. © Mark Glaister
Slabby climbing on variable quality rock. Single pitch routes to 50 metres. Protection generally reasonable; some pegs and bolts.
Quarry situated approx one mile west of Portishead. Follow B3124 westwards to some houses on a right hand bend in the road. The Quarry entrance is up a path on the right oppisite the houses.
Do NOT park in the layby next to the houses or at the head of the gated entrance lane opposite; there is a layby 250m further up the road on the LHS. Keep the noise down as to not annoy the locals.
Update (27/03/07) - Avon Wildlife Trust have now reopened the quarry following the scaling of loose rock in partnership with the BMC. The project involved removing a significant amount of loose rock around the large slab, resulting in some superficial marking to the slab - this should decrease in time.
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