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Goblin Combe

Avon, ENGLAND

Climbs 160 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Quality steep and sound limestone. Very quick drying. Climbing is strenuous, but generally well protected, with quite a few real gems.

Very under starred in the current guide.

Watch out for ticks in the summer.

Access notes
Situated about eight miles SW of Bristol, just beyond the village of Cleeve on the A370. From Bristol, turn east along Cleeve Hill Road just before the Lord Nelson Inn. Carry on for about

400 metres until you reach a small car park by a quarried wall. A small track leads into the Combe itself from a small building to the left of the quarry.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Guidebooks
South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012), Avon and Cheddar (2004), Avon and Cheddar (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 CAR-PARK BAY  
2LeberkaseVD 4a 10
3Fix The SqueakE3 5c *29
4Strong Arm TacticsE3 6a 3
5The Goblin's TeasmadeE2 5b *53
6Give us a BreakE4 6a 7
7PeapodHVS 5a 34
8Edge of MirkwoodHVS 5c 26
9The Forest GateVS 4c 14
10The GurnjugsE4 6a 1
11Relief MassageE1 5b 5
 TOOT ROCK  
13BilboVS 4b 5
14Gurt SuperbVS 4c 2
15Toot SweetHVS 5a 2
16Blah Blah BlahE2 5c 1
17Cleve Toot and the MaytalsE3 6a 1
18African DoctorE3 6a 1
19Peroxide BlondeE5 6b 1
20That's my NumberE4 6a 1
21Bungo DirectVS 4c 3
 OWL ROCK  
23BomburD 3
24OwletVD 10
25The GimbliesS 4a 10
26Gremlin GrooveHS 4b *13
27Bowser's CastleHVS 5a 6
28Bard the BowmanHS 4b *380
29GirionHVS 5b *5
30Girion DirectE2 5c 9
31Girion Direct Superdirect StartE3 6a 2
32RadagastVS 4c 40
33The Naked RamblerVS 4c *5
34Moments in SpaceE2 5c 31
35ElrondVS 4c *339
36The Shadow of MordorE4 5c 2
37NazgulE5 6a *12
38ShagratE2 5b 48
39PreciousE2 5c 11
40GollumE1 5b *211
41The Goblin QueenE3 6a 20
42Smaug The DragonE1 5c **162
43Cloak and DaggerE3 5c *6
44The Goblin KingE2 5c **121
45BullroarerE1 5b 49
46MithrilE4 6a *34
47Mithril Direct FinishE5 6a **8
48Mithril / The WargsE4 6a **3
49The 'Oh No!' ZoneE6 6b 7
50The WargsE4 6b **24
51Modern TimesE5 6b *2
52GondolinVS 4b *315
53The Moves! The Moves!E3 6a 14
54GundabadE1 5b *287
55GanjagoodHVS 4c *4
56NecromancerVS 4b *201
57NecrophiliaE2 5b 3
58LongbeardHVS 5b 22
59Treebeard DirectE1 5c *9
60TreebeardVS 4c *186
61Greybeard (Treebeard variation)VS 4b 53
62Open KnightlyHVS 5a *25
63Greybeard (original)HS 4a 4
64Hordes of the ThingsE2 5c  
65Jive TolkienE5 6b  
 THE OBELISK  
67Trolls' ChimneyHD 3
68Michael MulletE3 5c 3
69NobalicksE2 6b 2
70Obelisk CrackS 4a 155
71Crocker's Office RockerE1 5c 1
72PebblesVS 4c 25
73BolgS 4a 310
74Betwixt and BetweenVS 4b 8
75LegolasHVS 5a 153
76BrandybuckHVS 5a 31
77Brandybuck Direct.E3 5c 4
78Legless on BrandyVS 4c 30
79A Parcel of ChildrenVS 5a 1
80PearlVD *45
81NecklaceS 4a 3
 Climb nameGradex
 QUEER LODGINGS  
83Saving Brian's PrivatesS 4a 3
84Your Very Good ElfHS 4a 13
85Galadriel's GashD 1
86Queer LodgingsE1 5b 6
 THE ARKENSTONE  
88Pippin VariationsE1 5c 12
89PippinVS 5a 147
90Skwozed inE3 5c 16
91OutlandsVS 4b 3
92Disaster AreaHVS 5a *334
93Disaster Area VariationE2 5c *20
94Deo volenteE2 5c 18
95EsgarothHS 4b *470
96Idee FixeE4 5c 11
97Too Much TolkienVD 48
 ORTHANC  
99Sometimes HiddenS 4a 10
100Hidden Strength, Visible WeaknessHVS 5b 1
101DainS 4a 133
102SarumanHS 4b 131
103GandalfHVS 5a *144
104The Clockwork FingerflakeE1 5b 38
105The Clockwork Fingerflake VariationE2 5c 2
106DurinVD 118
107Elf-likeHVS 5a 3
 EAGLE ROCK  
109Trim The FringeVS 4b 4
110The Hive QueenE2 5b 7
111ThorinVD 76
112Quality Of SacrificeE5 6c **2
113AtonementE7 6c ***3
114Old School Walln9+ 7b+ **1
115Killer AntE3 6a 5
116HawkwordE4 6a 1
117OrcristVS 4c 52
118The Black RidersE1 5b *102
119The Israel BluesE3 5c *21
120Hollow RingE4 6a  
121GlamdringVS 4c *101
122Route MarchVS 4c 5
123Hitler's BunkerVD 2
124GloinHS 4b 9
125Battle With the BulgeE1 5c 4
126JampolsHVS 4c 6
127BifurVS 4b *268
128Scrambling RemainsE1 5b 44
129Kick the hobbitE2 5b 11
130The HobbitS 165
131The White TowerE4 6a *25
132Gift TolkienS 4a 119
133The Holly and the EddieE2 5c 1
134The Gnome KingHS 4b *298
135Shots of the AlmightyE4 6a 5
136Bilbo's RevengeHVS 5a 65
137GolfinbulS 4a *17
138The Route with No GnomeVS 4c 4
139Wielding the Mystical Sword of Owld BulchytVS 4c 3
140Everything is AwesomeHS 4a 1
 THE CARROCK  
142Wild Thyme and Woodlice (left hand)HS 4b 2
143Thyme LordHS 4b *8
144Cry Your Eyes OutHS 4a 3
145RoalHS 4a 1
146Sky LarkingVS 4c *12
147Air ChoirE1 5b 3
148Central LineE3 6a *2
149GanderflankingVS 4c *7
150KoriVS 4c *5
151CarlHS 4b 6
152Shake OffVS 4c 2
153Shake, Rattle and RollVS 4c *4
 CLEEVE COMBE  
155The OrdinaryHS 5b 1
156Settlement CrackVD 2
157HaustVS 4b 1
158Fall Of The LeafS 4a 2
159UrglesD 2
160Iron Age SexE1 5c 1
161An Inevitable OutcomeHVS 5b 1
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Got a tick from there yesterday but it only surfaced today bleeeurrrgghhh. Did a good two routes on Eagle Rock though!
miriamclaire - 18/May/14

Owl Rock is the main buttress towering above the path on the left 15 mins walk from the carpark.
The Pylon King - 12/Mar/14

Guys where is owls rock in the combe
sammy17 - 12/Mar/14

Currently restoring the overgrown routes. Gremlin Groove and Radagast both now in tip top condition.
The Pylon King - 11/Mar/14

Pulled a hold of Mithril a few days ago, it's marginally harder but not enough to change the grade.
remus - 08/Sep/12

Really excellent crag and a much higher quality of climbing than the star distribution would suggest. Though the tick infestation is severe!
Kemics - 21/Jul/12

A reminder to watch out for ticks, I have picked up at least one on three out of four trips here in the last couple of years. Do do a thorough check when you get home!
Bobling - 12/Aug/11

Don't leave anything of value in your car as it has been known for the local scumbags to break in to them for a rummage!
maresia - 29/May/09

Beware of ticks. Nasty little baggers which can quickly turn a day of climbing into chimpanzee level and style of grooming. Make sure you have long sleeves and trousers or a decent repellent. (if they work on ticks!?!)
Piers - 23/Jun/08

Gift Tolkien has a roosting barn owl at the top in cracks in the wall. Maybe think twice about disturbing!!
liz j - 03/Sep/07

the climbing on sarauman is good if you like loose rocks! beaware on these climbs, especially towards the top.
Monkey Grrrl - 13/Sep/05