Suspension Bridge Buttress

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Afternoon sun
Downhill
12 mins

Located under the Suspension Bridge, this fine crag is home to some Avon Gorge classics. The rock is un-quarried, solid and the lines are peppered with a multitude of pockets and threads. Protection is generally good. Due to the tunnel that extends over the road below the crag it is not as noisy as might be anticipated. Guidebook page 68.

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1
Suspension Bridge Arete Top 50
One of the Avon Gorge's most famous pitches that usually pulls in a crowd of viewers on the suspension bridge. Start on a good...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
2
Suspense Top 50
Brilliant climbing on the wall just right of the arete. Start as for Suspension Bridge Arete at a pocketed crystal...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
3
Baby Duck
Fine wall-climbing that requires some care with route finding. Start just right of the crystal crack of Suspension Bridge...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1 5b
4
Limbo Top 50
Immaculate and intricate face climbing up the pockets and grey wall left of the steep black bulges in the middle of the wall....
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E1 5b
5
GT Special Top 50
A challenging pitch that makes a direct assault on the black bulges. Start as for Limbo beneath the black bulges.41m. Climb...
 
2 Stars
Strong
E4 6a
6
The Earl of Perth Top 50
A great route giving steep climbing on an uncompromising lineStart on the ledge at the base of the wall just right of...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E1 5b
7
Hell Gates Top 50
Fun and intriguing climbing that gives a memorable outingStart at a ledge just to the left of a slim curving crack on the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
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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
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