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Avon Gorge Climbing Sessions
Climbing in beautiful and exciting Avon Gorge in Bristol. The Gorge cuts a swathe through the heart of Bristol beside the River Avon - but some of the routes here are anything but tranquil!!! Be ready for a tough and challenging undertaking - pushing yourself as far as you are willing to go! This session is modular - from 2 hours to a full weekend - just let us know what you'd like to do. Pricing is according to the duration.
This activity will see you exploring the range of vertical faces of the Gorge. There are many crags here and a range of climbing possibilities - as well as some other interesting locations close by. We shall be rotating climbing - as none of us will be able to climb solidly all day - and you will need to belay for a climbing partner during the day. There will also be time for lunch, and time for a tea break here and there - in one of the Clifton's well known coffee hang outs! Routes range from around 10 metres up to 30 or even more - for the adventurous - so get ready for challenge and adventure!
Day1 - Meet at 09:00 (or according to your timeslot) in Avon Gorge, assemble, initial briefing and get out onto crags. Start with some warm up exercises - and briefings on putting on harness, helmet, tying in and general safety information. Then progress on to climbing easy routes, and hopefully progress as day proceeds. Some routes will be short and technical, other traditional with top ropes set. Your leader will discuss mechanics of climbing with you during the session.
This session is completely modular - and is designed to accommodate up to 8 persons at a time. You may book in for any length of session from 2 hours to the whole weekend. The instructor will move locations during the day - meaning that you get to try different routes if you are spending the whole day at the crag.
Accommodation is readily available within a short Distance of the Gorge itself. Also close at hand will be restaurants and cafés for topping up those all important calories.
What is a Level 1.5 Climbing Challenge Like?
These activities tend to be higher adrenaline challenges - but with lower specific fitness. Examples might be introductory abseils or simple caving outings, or an easy canoeing itinerary. Equally a very easy going introductory multi activity itinerary could be found here. These activities would be suitable for challengers with basic fitness levels, or returning to challenges after some time away.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 1.5 ‘Climbing Challenge’?
You need to active, mobile, and in good health. You should be used to going out for walks of 2-4 hours on level or gently undulating terrain. Walking should be a regular activity for you - although you only need an introductory level of fitness. You should be doing some physical activity at least once per week.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Travel insurance is required for all overseas adventures and can be purchased through Ventureguard using the link on the left hand toolbar of the website.
Travel insurance is not compulsory for UK adventures but it is advised. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
Joining Instruction briefing document.
Excluded From Trip
This session covers solely the climbing itself, not accommodation or transport - although it may be possible to collect from the nearest train station if you ask us early enough!
Tracksuit Bottoms / Cotton Trousers
Fleece Jacket, Windproof Outer Jacket
Long Sleeved T-Shirt
Trainers / Walking Shoes or Walking Boots/Climbing Shoes
Personal Equipment (Harness/Belay Device/Helmet)
Waterproof Clothing in case of poor weather
Provided by Adventure Café
Helmets, Harness, Belay Device, Ropes, Guidebooks
By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions. Please note - this activity is Risk Assessed, and is run by Qualified Rock Climbing Instructors - accredited by the British Mountaineering Council. All insurances, qualifications and Risk Assessments are freely available for inspection.
Expect all kinds of weather - but we hope for dry weather - and will attempt to find suitable climbing whatever the conditions. In case of poor weather we will either re-arrange, or move to an indoor climbing venue - so check with us on the weather the evening before the event for final confirmation.
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