Sea Walls

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The Sea Walls are the most popular section of The Avon Gorge and have a line-up of easily-accessed routes to please most tastes, these range from the super serious to the amenable ramble. The most popular climbs are polished, although in cool conditions it isn't a problem.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gronk Top 50
A fascinating outing that takes in plenty of exciting situations and has some surprisingly difficult moves. The first pitch is...
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
2
Morpheus Top 50
A long and popular trip that has masses of interesting climbing punctuated with good belay ledges. The climbing is fairly tough...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVD
3
Sleepwalk Top 50
A Sea Walls classic that sees plenty of action. The climbing is bold on the third pitch but is fairly straightforward and not...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
S 4a
4
Ffoeg's Folly
A great combination of pitches taking the left-hand of two parallel grooves in the centre of the walls - the visually striking...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
5
Last Slip
A superb bold and memorable climb taking the blank wall and soaring groove right of Ffoeg's Folly. Start right of the...
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
6
Nightmare Top 50
An Avon trade route that, although polished, is still a very classy piece of climbing. It is worth noting that the long runout...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
S 4a
7
Edgemaster Top 50
A stunning line and very hard climbing combine to yield a memorable testpiece. Start below a steep wall with a narrow, white...
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
8
Padansac Top 50
A popular little climb that follows the tapering open groove right of the steep white-stained wall. Start below the open...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
9
Simian
A butch exercise. Start below a recess 3m above the ground with a borehole strike at its back. 30m. Move up to the borehole,...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
HVS 5a
10
Daydream
One of the best single-pitch climbs on this section of the cliff, high in the grade. Start below a thin crack-line just right...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 5a
11
Idleburger Buttress
A popular line that, although well-travelled, is still worthwhile. It is endowed with good gear on its hardest moves at...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VD
12
Floating Voter
A snaking line that possesses a couple of testing moves. Start at a rightward-leading narrow ramp, left of a brown-stained...
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
13
Jasper
A very polished local classic that is high in the grade, but does involve some fine climbing. Start at the corner right of the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Yellow Edge
    "An exercise in head-climbing. Never very hard technically, but the height & ..." 10/Sep top50

    M1
    "unless it has changed - and i've done it three times in the last twenty five yea..." 14/Apr top50

    Nightmare
    "route is tricky and the last section this not very good protection. still worth ..." 17/Feb top50

    Mirage
    "Did this straight after Arms Race, but even so, the crux felt HARD. You get a se..." 03/Nov top50

    New Horizons
    "The second pitch is probably more 5b than 5c." 13/Oct

    Great Central Route
    "A very good varied route. But why the sustained symbol?" 22/Aug top50

    Hell Gates
    "Great route...better to combine 1st two pitches into one long lead imho. Exiting..." 10/Apr top50

    Limbo
    "Can be done in one pitch, but surely it's better to finish left towards the bela..." 21/Aug top50

    Sleepwalk
    "I love this route, but not sure why you have a pumpy symbol - a flutter would be..." 28/Jul top50

    Malbogies
    "Spooky at HVS!" 14/Jul

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