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Cheddar Gorge(OS)

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About Cheddar Gorge(OS):

Sadly, this cliff is closed to climbing from Easter till October because the cliff is directly above the road and unsuspecting tourists. Climbing at the top end of the gorge is usually tolerated, but on hot, crowded days, the police will usually act to prevent climbing. Over 400 routes up to 400 feet long on mostly sound rock. Some vegetation exists because of the long stretches between climbing seasons. Lots of Extremes, with an ample supply of V Diffs, and many classic VS and HVS lines. Descents can take a while, and is difficult in the dark. Be aware, Cheddar is a major tourist area with it's caves, cliffs, and of course it's cheese.
Nearest town or city: Cheddar
Directions: OS 182 GR ST 473 543 Alt. 155m
About three-fourths of a mile NE of Cheddar. Follow the signs to Cheddar Gorge.
Latitude, Longitude: 51.28489, -2.75577
Access Issues: Access In 2008 will be similar to 2007 a calender of which can be found here... http://www.thebmc.co.uk/bmcNews/media/u_content/File/access_conservation/cheddar/cheddar_access_calendar2007.pdf Keep eyes on the BMC to know when to climb there for '08 (mostly unrestricted in winter)
Camping:
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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No Replies Cheddar Gorge ChrisPritchard 0 Oct 03 2008, 2:33 AM