Mendip Climb and Abseil Challenge Picture 1
Mendip Climb and Abseil Challenge Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  200m

Dist:  -

Min age:  16

Duration:  1

Mendip Climb Abseil Adventure Event

Climb Adventure

Get ready for a fantastic day out and a big adrenaline rush! Meeting in the Mendips near Wells we have an excellent selection of climbs with possibilities for everyone. 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. We finish the day with a ferw bold steps out and over the edge of a 100 feet towering descent into the gorge below. This will be a challenge to remember, and to be proud of! We shall equip you properly, and make sure you are briefed and trained in how to safely make the descent to the bottom of the rock face. Come and join us in stunning Somerset for this fantastic adventure!

Meeting in the morning near Wookey Hole, we shall conduct a thorough briefing, get you equipped and suited in your safety harness and helmet. We shall teach you the ropes, everything you need to know to help you climb together keeping each other safe. Then there will be time for a drink/snack break, before we set off to take on some bigger climbs to really challenge you and get used to some height. After lunch its then time for the big abseil! It's a long way down from here - and the abseil will take you can take quite a while to complete - with time to soak in your vertical surroundings. Make sure someone has got the camera ready for this one. Down on the ground you're going to have quite a smile on your face, as the happy adrenaline feel takes over!



Once you have been met by your instructor, you will be briefed on the climbing and abseil. All equipment will be fitted and checked. We will then head onto some practice climbs and build things up as you build confidence. We will practice on a short abseil, have a brief rest and then walk up to the top of the Quarry at just over 100ft. Then its time for the Mega Abseil. 

Once all have completed the Mega Abseil, de-kit and debrief. Finish.

Typical meet time = 11.00


Route Map


Accommodation is readily available within a short Distance of the venue itself. Also close at hand is a café for topping up those all important calories or a celebratory ice cream. Wookey Hole itself is perfect for a celebratory lunch or dinner afterwards.


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.


Medical Issues

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.

Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.


Included In Trip

Joining Instruction briefing document.

Qualified Climbing / Abseiling Instructor.

Safety Equipment.


Excluded From Trip

This session covers solely the abseiling itself, not accommodation or transport - although it may be possible to collect from the nearest train station if you ask us early enough! Please arrive in a ensible number of cars. Thats good for the environment - but also very helpful in terms of parking - which is available in limited quantity nearby to the crag.


Equipment Required

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
Sunglasses, Suncream

Provided by Adventure Café
Helmets, Harness, Belay Device, Ropes, Guidebooks


Safety Information

Your leader for the event is a qualified Rock Climbing and Abseiling Instructor. Adventure Café have risk assessed this event, and have taken industry best practice precautions to ensure that you are safe on this event. All equipment is regularly inspected and is well within its recommended life span.

You should be reasonably happy with heights, or at least happy to be assisted and encouraged by our leaders. We are well used to assisting people in completion of this amazing challenge, and we will give you every opportunity to complete it.



This event can take place in the full range of weathers, and takes place outdoors - hence you need to be prepared for all possibilities! This event can be run from mid March through until end of October.



Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

Price on Application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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