Climbs 72
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SE

A quiet spot in the trees. © deepstar

Approach notes

Take an OS map. Park carefully on Sleight Lane (northof Crosscombe).

Went with friend mid Sep 09. Take v seriously the Guidebook's notes on the nettles. They were about 10ft tall and after 30mins of hacking through with a stick, we gave up. You need gardening equipment and long sleeves/trousers to get access during spring/summer/autumn!

Guidebooks

Lots of loose rock on the face and at the top but the crag bottom is in good condition and worth a visit before those nettles come back!
Chris Rondel - 09/Mar/14
Some great climbs. Muddy on the deck and still overgrown towards the top, but rock is in good condition.
accordion_to_who - 09/Mar/14
Yeah they are I got stung twice on the route and took my first fall on gear
Tom Harper - 11/Oct/13
Some local lads plus Deepstar and myself have been doing the 'restoration'. The last time i was there ( Sept) i sat on a wasps nest at the top and got excessively stung :( Maybe theyre still pissed off!!
Mark Davis - 08/Oct/13
Great job to whom ever tidied up the area, great climbs. however be careful as there is a wasp nest 4/5 of the way up the rock face. I would recommend a bee hive suit to climb at the moment; they are vicious!
magicalgearbrains - 08/Oct/13
A couple of locals have been tidying up. Access to the crag is pretty decent at the moment and a lot of loose crap has been removed from the top. A few lovely little climbs here :-)
goatboy76 - 29/Jul/13
In relatively good nick at the moment. Everything left of P45 is reachable with no nettle bashing necessary.
remus - 26/Jul/13
At the top of the crag is a tumbled down dry stone wall and barbed wire fence.One of the fence posts is an old railway sleeper with some waymarking signs on it,the best place to abseil in is from a tree just back from a flat topped rock 10m`s right of the sleeper.
deepstar - 16/Aug/12
Excessively vegetated as of June 2008, with no obvious approach to the cliffs.
nic42 - 15/Jun/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Main Buttresses 
2Spooky Spoon
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VS 4c 1
3Dindergarten
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HVS 4c 3
4Fingernail HellE3 6b *5
5ChoppersE2 5c 2
6Butcombe ButtressHS 10
7Butcombe Buttress DirectHVS 5b 3
8Cull the Population, Not the Badgers
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VD 4a 2
9Brewery Brake
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S 7
10Pewter Pitcher
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S 13
11From the Otherworld
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VS 4b 2
12Fuel Crisis
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E2 5c *2
13The Pill Box of Furzy Sleight
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HS 4a 1
14Big Al's Silver Jubilee
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S 4
15Elderburied
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E4 6a *1
16Glory Awaits
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E1 5b *1
17The Plight of the Ordinary Working Man
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E1 5b 3
18Careering
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VS 4b 2
19Forcible Retirement
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E2 5b 4
20Being Dead, for Tax ReasonsVD *11
21Some Oars
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VS 4c 1
22For CerberusVS 5a *18
23P45E2 6a 9
24Humble Origins
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E6 6b **3
25Dripfed
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E4 6a 2
26Ivy Falls
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E2 5c *6
27Move All Mountains
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E4 6a *1
28Escape from the Lost Wall
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E4 6a 2
29Bowl of NettlesHVS 5a *23
30Tumbling Concrete DiceE1 5c 8
31Mash Up
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VS 4b *2
32Scoop of the Day
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VS 4c 18
33Cross Combe
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E4 6a *2
34Eerily Quiet
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VS 4c 2
35Jo Jo
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VS 4b 17
36Ellie
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S 4a 29
37Easy squeezyVS 4c 5
38Walking with Crinoids
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HVS 5b 13
39Another Imposing AreteE1 5b *4
40Neu!
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E1 5b *9
41Forgotten Crack
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HS 4b *4
42Solar Fields
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VS 4c 1
43Rattle Crack
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HS 11
44Swift Response
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E1 5c 1
45Cave Crack
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VD 5
46Mirror Image
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E1 5c 1
47Rob's Layback
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HS 5
48How To Avoid Everything
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VS 4b 2
49Jamslip
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VS 5a *3
50Rigor Mortis
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S 8
51The Reaper's Embrace
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E5 5c 10
52Down in Dingley Dell
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HVS 5a 9
53Rosethorn
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VS 4c 3
54Yellowstone
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E5 6a *6
55Easy Route
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D 12
56Spring HazeHVS 4c **12
57Slash and Burn DirectE1 5b *1
58Slash and Burn
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HVS 5b 3
 WASP WALL 
60Jamming with a Woodpecker
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VS 5a 4
61Wasp Nest CrackS 4a 2
62Owl and Primroses
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S 4a 1
63Wasp Wall Arete
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VS 4c 2
 The Other Side 
65MadibaE3 6a 1
66Cap ComforterE1 5a 3
67The Competitve SpiritE1 5b 2
68The DownpourHVS 5a 1
69Gift WitheldVS 5a 3
70From This Day OnHS 4a 2
71The Cult of The Clitoris
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HS 4b 2
72Zumerville's Chimney.D 3
73Your Promise
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E1 5b 2
74Laughing Soul
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VS 4c 1
75The Three Legged TreeHS 4b 3
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