Climbs 160
Rocktype Limestone

Faces S

Atonement © Urgles

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.

Approach notes

Restrictions apply from 25 February - 30 May. Reason - Nesting Birds

There is a ravens' nest at Eagle Rock on the route 'Orcrist'. Routes on the left side of the crag from 'Hive Queen' to 'Route March' should be avoided until the nest has been vacated - likely at towards the end of May.

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.

Climbed here for the first time yesterday; excellent little crag with good routes across a wide spectrum of grades. Good gear and superb rock. Will be back soon!
Gabe Oliver - 04/Oct/15
The peg on Moments in Space has now gone. Snapped during a short fall yesterday in wet slippery conditions. It was a rusty old knife blade. Not sure if the placement will take another. Route still protectable but a bit bolder maybe?
Didymus - 31/Jul/15
Currently restoring the overgrown routes. Gremlin Groove and Radagast both now in tip top condition.
Urgles - 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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Car-Park Bay 
2LeberkaseVD 4a 15
3Fix The Squeak
E3 5c *30
4Strong Arm Tactics
E3 6a 3
5The Goblin's TeasmadeE2 5b *57
6Give us a Break
E4 6a 7
HVS 5a 35
8Edge of Mirkwood
HVS 5c 26
9The Forest GateVS 4c 16
10The Gurnjugs
E4 6a 1
11Relief MassageE1 5b 5
VS 4b 5
14Gurt SuperbVS 4c 2
15Toot Sweet
HVS 5a 2
16Blah Blah Blah
E2 5c 1
17Cleve Toot and the Maytals
E3 6a 1
18African Doctor
E3 6a 1
19Peroxide Blonde
E5 6b 1
20That's my Number
E4 6a 1
21Bungo Direct
VS 4c 3
 Owl Rock 
23BomburD 2
24OwletVD 17
25The GimbliesS 4a 13
26Gremlin GrooveHS 4b *22
27Bowser's CastleHVS 5a 6
28Bard the BowmanHS 4b *460
29GirionHVS 5b *8
30Girion DirectE2 5c 10
31Girion Direct Superdirect Start
E3 6a 2
32RadagastVS 4c 46
33The Naked Rambler
VS 4c *5
34Moments in SpaceE2 5c 35
35ElrondVS 4c *412
36The Shadow of MordorE4 5c 2
37NazgulE5 6a *13
38ShagratE2 5b 54
E2 5c 12
40GollumE1 5b *254
41The Goblin QueenE3 6a 24
42Smaug The DragonE1 5c **196
43Cloak and DaggerE3 5c *8
44The Goblin KingE2 5c **138
45BullroarerE1 5b 60
46MithrilE4 6a *39
47Mithril Direct FinishE5 6a **8
48Mithril / The WargsE4 6a **6
49The 'Oh No!' ZoneE6 6b 7
50The Wargs
E4 6b **31
51Modern TimesE5 6b *8
VS 4b *379
53The Moves! The Moves!
E3 6a 17
54GundabadE1 5b *342
55GanjagoodHVS 4c *6
VS 4b *221
57NecrophiliaE2 5b 8
58LongbeardHVS 5b 30
59Treebeard Direct
E1 5c *13
60TreebeardVS 4c *236
61Greybeard (Treebeard variation)VS 4b 62
62Open KnightlyHVS 5a *26
63Greybeard (original)HS 4a 11
64Hordes of the Things
E2 5c  
65Jive Tolkien
E5 6b  
 The Obelisk Area 
67Trolls' ChimneyHD 5
68Michael MulletE3 5c 3
69NobalicksE2 6b 4
70Obelisk Crack
S 4a 174
71Crocker's Office RockerE1 5c 1
72PebblesVS 4c 26
73BolgS 4a 359
74Betwixt and BetweenVS 4b 9
HVS 5a 175
HVS 5a 38
77Brandybuck Direct.E3 5c 4
78Legless on BrandyVS 4c 44
79A Parcel of Small ChildrenVS 5a 1
80PearlVD *54
81NecklaceS 4a 3
82Saving Brian's PrivatesS 4a 3
83Your Very Good ElfHS 4a 13
84Galadriel's GashD 1
85Queer LodgingsE1 5b 6
 The Arkenstone 
87Horology Horror
VS 4c 2
88Pippin VariationsE1 5c 13
VS 5a 177
90Skwozed inE3 5c 19
91OutlandsVS 4b 4
92Disaster Area
HVS 5a *398
93Disaster Area VariationE2 5c *23
94Deo volenteE2 5c 21
HS 4b *576
96Idee FixeE4 5c 13
97Too Much Tolkien
VD 57
99Sometimes Forgotten
S 2
100Sometimes Lost
VS 5a 2
101Sometimes HiddenS 4a 12
102Hidden Strength, Visible WeaknessHVS 5b 3
VS 5a 1
VS 4c 1
105DainS 4a 146
HS 4b 158
107GandalfHVS 5a *161
108The Clockwork FingerflakeE1 5b 45
109The Clockwork Fingerflake VariationE2 5c 2
110DurinVD 138
111Elf-likeHVS 5a 3
 Eagle Rock 
113Trim The FringeVS 4b 5
114The Hive QueenE2 5b 7
115ThorinVD 82
VS 4b 1
117Sales Rep
VS 4c 1
118Quality Of Sacrifice
E5 6c **2
119AtonementE7 6c ***4
120Project WallE10 7b?? ***1
121Killer AntE3 6a 5
122HawkwordE4 6a 1
VS 4c 54
124The Black Riders
E1 5b *110
125The Israel Blues
E3 5c *21
126Hollow Ring
E4 6a  
127GlamdringVS 4c *110
128Route March
VS 4c 6
129GolfinbulVD 2
130Hitler's BunkerVD 2
HS 4b 12
132Battle With the BulgeE1 5c 4
133JampolsHVS 4c 6
VS 4b *332
135Scrambling RemainsE1 5b 51
136Kick the hobbitE2 5b 13
137The HobbitS 178
138The White Tower
E4 6a *30
139Gift TolkienS 4a 131
140The Holly and the EddieE2 5c 2
141The Gnome KingHS 4b *354
142Shots of the AlmightyE4 6a 5
143Bilbo's RevengeHVS 5a 86
144Not GolfinbulS 4a *18
145The Route with No GnomeVS 4c 4
146Wielding the Mystical Sword of Owld BulchytVS 4c 3
147Everything is Awesome
HS 4a 1
149Wild Thyme and Woodlice (left hand)HS 4b 2
150Thyme Lord
HS 4b *12
151Cry Your Eyes Out
HS 4a 2
HS 4a 4
153Sky Larking
VS 4c *20
154Air Choir
E1 5b 4
155Central Line
E3 6a *2
VS 4c *8
VS 4c *15
HS 4b 12
159Shake Off
VS 4c 3
160Shake, Rattle and Roll
VS 4c *8
 Cleeve Combe 
162The Ordinary
HS 5b 1
163Settlement Crack
VD 4
VS 4b 3
165Fall Of The Leaf
S 4a 4
D 4
167Iron Age Sex
E1 5c 1
168An Inevitable Outcome
HVS 5b 1

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