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Offline Michael

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Climbing 4th-5th June
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:27:43 PM »
Going climbing this weekend, somewhere.. Most likely Avon as I haven't been there before. All are welcome!!!


So far we have:


Me - Traveling from Pontypridd, day trip or weekend
Joe E - Being picked up from Bristol
Alex - Traveling from Guildford, weekend trip
Jo P - Traveling from Guildford, day trip
Claire - Traveling from Guildford
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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 02:40:58 PM »
What about Goblin Combe, not far from Bristol and looks pretty sweet?

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=44

It's got a reasonable mix of grades. I'm just aware that a reasonable amount of stuff in Avon is pretty 'ard

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 02:41:38 PM »
And the climbs have Lord of the Rings themed names, what more could you want!!?  :P

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 04:20:41 PM »
And the climbs have Lord of the Rings themed names, what more could you want!!?  :P


Scree? Everyone loves Scree.


Me, Ali and Dave W went there once and it is a nice crag with a good walk in but it has tons of scree everywhere and you get the odd plane flying low into Bristol Airport above you.
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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 05:29:57 PM »
What about Goblin Combe, not far from Bristol and looks pretty sweet?

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=44

It's got a reasonable mix of grades. I'm just aware that a reasonable amount of stuff in Avon is pretty 'ard


Sounds good!

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 09:47:56 PM »
I fancy this if anyone is passing through reading on the way?

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 10:46:47 PM »
Yeah we'd most likely pass that way, it'll be rather crowded in my corsa with 4 though but I'm sure it's possible if we pack light. Whereabouts in Reading?

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2015, 12:26:39 PM »
I can try get myself anywhere :) probably town centre or Calcot if youre using the M4 (its just off the junction)

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2015, 02:51:28 PM »
Alex, do you want me to wander to Joe's in the morning? Do you know what sort of time you want to leave?  :D

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2015, 03:04:33 PM »
Yeah, good idea Claire, it'd be less faff that way.


I'm not sure how early we want to leave. We could say 7:30 and be there at around 10ish? I'm happy to leave earlier though.


Jonny, Calcot looks a good shout, should be easy to get to. Can you link a google map of the exact place you'll be please. We'll take around 45 mins to get there once we leave Guildford.

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2015, 03:52:18 PM »
7.30 is fine ( :shock: ) by me


Will try keep an eye on the weather in case the promised thunder storms appear but it's looking ok at the moment  :dwarf:

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2015, 05:48:31 PM »
Sounds good :) I haven't been to Goblins cove but my rockfax guidebook covers some of it, should be good

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2015, 05:54:43 PM »
Nope my guidebook doesnt cover it :(

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2015, 07:04:59 PM »
I have the two Avon books the club has, they cover it but don't have a topo. Not the end of the world though, just have to do it the old fashioned way! :P

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2015, 07:57:17 PM »
I have the two Avon books the club has, they cover it but don't have a topo. Not the end of the world though, just have to do it the old fashioned way! :P


The best way ;)

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2015, 02:23:06 PM »
i quite like goblin coombe - i don't remember having trouble finding routes there either
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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2015, 03:45:56 PM »
ticks, all the ticks.

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Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2015, 03:46:48 PM »
i quite like goblin coombe - i don't remember having trouble finding routes there either

Yeah routes were easy to find, very chossy in places though. All limestone with scree paths between crags.
Highlight of the trip was climbing Gandolf - a pillar of rock that tops out above the trees. Belay from a sling wrapped around the pinacle, awesome climbing :)