Exciting new course for climbing event

AN EXCITING new course and a special guest star have been unveiled for this year s Crag AttaK.

AN EXCITING new course and a special guest star have been unveiled for this year's Crag AttaK.

The free climbing festival will be held in Cheddar Gorge on June 21 and 22 after a successful launch last year.

Organiser Cheddar Caves & Gorge has promised plenty of thrills for spectators at the two-day event.

Special guest, famous professional British climber Steve McClure, will be paying a visit and many competitors from last year have already signed up.


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The improved 2008 marathon course includes an abseil down Acid Rock, a 45-metre traverse across the gorge and an ascent up High Rock. The gruelling traverse will see competitors shimmy across the gorge on a rope suspended high above the gorge road.

Spectators can watch the event or take part in beginner climbs to try out the sport.

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On the Sunday, climber Jon Ritson will attempt to 'Skywalk the Pinnacles' by walking along a narrow tape.

Money raised from this year's event will be donated to Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue Team, a volunteer group which started out 30 years ago as the Cheddar Gorge Cliff Rescue Team. To enter the event call 01934 742343.

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