Outbound Collective logo

Rock Climb at Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar, United Kingdom



1 miles

Elevation Gain

50 ft

Route Type



Added by Jack Henstridge

Rock Climb at one of the most accessible crags in the south of England, on some excellent limestone rock. This Gorge, the UKs Largest, offers great climbing for beginners on various difficulty sport routes and for advanced climbers on some serious trad routes and multi pitch routes.

The gorge is split into 2 sections, the north side and south side of the road – the north side is accessible year round, but the south side is subject to periodic closures and is worth checking with the entrance station if it is open (a general rule is that it is closed between march and June due to high tourism activity).

Access to your chosen crag is super easy. There are many parking spots alongside the road that are free to park, so you can almost just pull right up to the crag you want to climb and hop out. The difficulty seems to average around 6a/5.11 with many climbs above and below that grade.

The rock is in great condition and is good solid limestone, but always be sure to test a few holds and anchors as you go as standard practice for a well-used crag.

Beware of tourists and traffic on the road too. It can get a little busy and loud during the summer months. Other than that it’s time to climb! You can work your way up and down the various crags or do a multi-pitch to the top and hike back down. Enjoy! 

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app


Rock Climbing
Easy Parking

Rock Climb at Cheddar Gorge Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Bath Skyline Loop

Explore the Avebury Stones

Hike Brecon Beacons Horseshoe

Hike to Durdle Door

Hike the Southwest Coast Path from Lulworth Cove to Weymouth

Hike the Southwest Coast Path: Kimmeridge to Lulworth Cove