Avon Gorge (Main Wall)

Avon and Somerset

The broad, sheer cliff of grey limestone that sits at the centre of the gorge. Slabby, easy angled limestone, lots of excellent routes in the easier grades, but protection tends to be sparse, and many of the plum lines suffer from polish. Some of the best bouldering in the area can be had here. Multi-pitch routes to 90 metres.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 102
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1955
Grid Reference: ST563740

The birds have not nested on Main Wall this year and have moved to Quarry 5 in Leigh Woods - the restriction is lifted on Main Wall and has been moved to the new nest site.

Parking and Approach

Limited parking is available under Main Wall, alternatively there is ample parking above the crag on Circular Road with paths leading down to the bottom of the Gorge.

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1) Anonymous User
08/04/2018
The entry for Leigh Woods states tgst the peregrines that were nesting here have relocated to quarry 4. If this is the case, does ghe redtruction on Main Wall need to continue?