contributed by Stefan Kruger Aug/10 - This public ticklist has been seen 5,005 times
As the original 'inner city crag', Avon Gorge has a lot to offer despite its less than scenic position. The rock is almost invariably sound and carries with it an ever-present feeling of commitment - be warned, protection is often sparse at best.
Grades are stiffer than in many other nearby areas, so first-timers are advised to step down a grade or two.
The main bulk of the lines lie in the upper echelons of the grade spectrum, which has resulted in the easier lines receiving a lot of traffic, with the inevitable glass polish as a consequence. Here are ten routes, ranging from all-time favourites, to some hi-gloss super-polished, urr, test pieces.
|Add||Climb name||Grade||Ticks?||Height||Crag name|
|Suspension Bridge Arete||HVS 5a **||799||?||Avon Gorge...|
|Hell Gates||HVS 5a ***||620||71m||• 3||Avon Gorge...|
|Limbo||E1 5b ***||505||?||Avon Gorge...|
|Giant's Cave Buttress||VS 4c ***||852||?||Avon Gorge...|
|Unknown Wall||VS 4c **||365||?||Avon Gorge (Sea...|
|Gronk||VS 4c **||906||?||• 5||Avon Gorge (Sea...|
|Sinister||HS 4b **||706||?||Avon Gorge (Main...|
|Simian||HVS 5a *||368||24m||Avon Gorge (Sea...|
|Jasper||HVS 5b *||312||?||Avon Gorge (Sea...|
|The Arete||VD 4a **||994||?||• 3||Avon Gorge (Main...|
|1 e, 21 stars||6,427||95m||• 18|