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Biblins Cave

Gloucestershire, ENGLAND

Climbs 30 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 107m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A beautiful south facing limestone cave in the heart of a nature conservation area in the Forest of Dean, that has only recently become unbanned.

Natural England have been great to work with in unbanning the cave for bouldering here, however there are many RULES THAT MUST BE STUCK TO, or the cave will be banned again almost instantly.


1.Bouldering only! No gear, no routes, no bolts, no top roping.

2. No removal of any vegetation no matter how minimal, with no exceptions what so ever. This is a nature conservation site and an SSSI (site of special scientific interest) so although a plant or tree may look ordinary, some of them are the only know locations in the country.

3.Only allowed to climb from May - September each year because of possible hibernating bats. There are no bats currently present in the cave but if you see any please report to crag moderator immediately.

4. Stick to the paths (see access details), no cutting corners or walking off on tangents. Try and avoid stepping on plants or ferns, or snapping twigs off trees.

5. Stick to the cave area and walls either side, as this is the only area unbanned, do not climb in Arthurs Cave which is a tourist attraction about 500m from this cave.

6.General bouldering rules e.g. don't drop litter etc.

Access notes
Only from May - September.

Park as for Doward Campsite car park. Walk downhill past a low barrier and then straight into the woods. Go down past the quarry on the right, keep going down in till the main path goes off right, and you will see a slightly rocky path in front of you, follow this down until you reach some limestone "steps", scramble down and you will be there.


Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Freshly Squeezedf7B+ ***1
3School of Burlf7B *3
4New School Old Schoolf6C+ 9
5School's Out for Summerf7B+ *1
6Pop for the Topf7A+ ***18
7Rock the Kasbahf7B ***5
8Pop for Gaskinsf7B *2
9Rock for Gaskinsf7B+ **1
10Pop for the Bulgef7A+ 6
12Bulging Topf6C 1
13The Bulgef7A **23
14The Bulge RH Startf7A+ ***8
15Peckitt's Traversef7C ***11
 Climb nameGradex
16Tears of the Angelsf7C+ *3
17Angels Extension (project)f8A *1
18Godzilla Sit (project)f8B *** 
19Godzillaf8A+ *** 
20Godzilla Highf8A ***1
21From Bristol With Lovef8A+ ***3
22The Arch (project)f8A **1
23Bat Bites Backf7C+ ***4
24Slippery Jem and the Hyenas Denf6A 1
26Dusty Wallf6A+ 4
27Warm Up Wallf5+ *3
28The Giant's Spinef6A **13
29Jet Stream Projectf8B ?  
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Agree with Joyce, nice one James, can't have been easy getting access sorted, great location with plenty of potential for more! If only I could boulder 8b that line looks amazing!
tombeasley - 19/May/14

James, thanks for sorting the access to this crag and bringing it to our attention. I visited for the first time today and loved it. Very excited about going back!
Joyce - 18/May/14

I'm gunna try and get one made soon but a bit busy atm.
Beastly Squirrel - 08/May/14

Any one have a topo?
EliC - 08/May/14

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