I was going to make a summary of all the local crags around bristol, but to be honest, UKClimbing have already got a good database, so this is links to the UKClimbing pages for the Bristol area crags.
The BMC also have a good database covering access information and news. Click here to go to it.
The Avon Gorge is characterised by run out, polished limestone! Don’t let that put you off, there are some great routes in a fantastic setting, and access could not be any easier, just be prepared to be creative in avoiding polish!
|Sea Walls||One of the easier areas in the gorge, has a range of lower (V Diff) -mid (HVS) grade routes, some with bolt belays on the RHS of the crag|
|Main Wall||An intimidating sweep of limestone with routes in the mid (HVS) to upper (E+) grades. 80m high. Protection is sparse|
|Suspension Bridge Buttress||One of the best (in my opinion) walls in the gorge. Has several 3* HVS classics on pocketed limestone. Atmospherically directly below the bridge.|
There are a variety of quarries in the Mendips south of Bristol
|Fairy Cave||A variety of slab routes from VDiff up to E?. Can get very slippery when damp, but also quick drying. Predominantly north facing. Has some great routes.|
|Holcombe Quarries||Access is officially banned. See the BMC for more info. This is an impressive looking quarry with a variety of sport routes.|