During the South West stretch, Anna is travelling 350 miles, tackling seven classic climbs along the way.
She’ll kick off her tour at sea-climbers’ favourite Chair Ladder, Porthgwarra, full of big climbs and big exposure to the seas beyond. She’ll then head north through Cornwall to the iconic Sennen Cove and its impeccable granite, where she will take on Demo Route, a HS 4b grade climb that is great for a workout and even better for photos!
From there, Anna will cycle to one of the region’s best known sea cliffs, Bosigran, to scale its classic Doorpost route, before cycling inland to Dartmoor and the tree-clad crag known as The Dewerstone, steeped in legend and named after Satan! Anna will tackle Climbers’ Club Ordinary, a route that earned its place in Classic Rock thanks to its position, variety of climbing, and exposure. Graded VS 4b, the poor protection makes it a serious proposition.
From Cornwall, Anna will cycle to North Devon and take a short ferry trip to the Isle of Lundy to seek out more granite. The island itself is only three miles long, but is packed with a huge range of grades and countless routes to enjoy. Lundy is an incredible experience for climbers; its remote-feel and huge tidal range are quite unlike anything on the mainland.
Returning on the ferry, Anna’s final stop in the South West will involve her cycling roughly 110 miles through Exeter, Bridgewater and Bristol, and on to the limestone cliffs of the Avon Gorge, home of the world-famous Victorian engineering masterpiece that is the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Anna will tackle the VS 4c graded Piton Route, a sustained traverse along a right to left diagonal line.
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