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

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.

Restricted Access

In Nov 2014 the BMC was contacted by Groundworks South who own the main crag, following a helicopter rescue of a climber nearby. Groundworks have advised that they do not formally allow climbing at the site however after several attempts to arrange a meeting to discuss climbing access, nothing has been forthcoming so far. Climbing at Goblin Coombe is not allowed by the landowner, but if climbers do decide to visit the crag and are asked to leave by Groundworks staff, they should do so politely.
As with any crag, climbing here is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.

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 18
3Fix The Squeak
E3 5c *31
4Strong Arm Tactics
E3 6a 3
5The Goblin's TeasmadeE2 5b *58
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 16
26Gremlin GrooveHS 4b *23
27Bowser's CastleHVS 5a 6
28Bard the BowmanHS 4b *504
29GirionHVS 5b *8
30Girion DirectE2 5c 11
31Girion Direct Superdirect Start
E3 6a 2
32RadagastVS 4c 52
33The Naked Rambler
VS 4c *6
34Moments in SpaceE2 5c 35
35ElrondVS 4c *452
36The Shadow of MordorE4 5c 2
37NazgulE5 6a *17
38ShagratE2 5b 54
E2 5c 12
40GollumE1 5b *250
41The Goblin QueenE3 6a 24
42Smaug The DragonE1 5c **220
43Cloak and DaggerE3 5c *8
44The Goblin KingE2 5c **148
45BullroarerE1 5b 65
46MithrilE4 6a *43
47Mithril Direct FinishE5 6a **8
48Mithril / The WargsE4 6a **6
49The 'Oh No!' ZoneE6 6b 7
50The Wargs
E4 6b **32
51Modern TimesE5 6b *9
VS 4b *398
53The Moves! The Moves!
E3 6a 17
54GundabadE1 5b *359
55GanjagoodHVS 4c *7
VS 4b *229
57NecrophiliaE2 5b 8
58LongbeardHVS 5b 31
59Treebeard Direct
E1 5c *13
60TreebeardVS 4c *250
61Greybeard (Treebeard variation)VS 4b 64
62Open KnightlyHVS 5a *28
63Greybeard (original)HS 4a 12
64Hordes of the Things
E2 5c  
65Jive Tolkien
E5 6b  
 The Obelisk Area 
67Trolls' ChimneyHD 6
68Michael MulletE3 5c 3
69NobalicksE2 6b 4
70Obelisk Crack
S 4a 183
71Crocker's Office RockerE1 5c 2
72PebblesVS 4c 26
73BolgS 4a 377
74Betwixt and BetweenVS 4b 9
HVS 5a 184
HVS 5a 38
77Brandybuck Direct.E3 5c 4
78Legless on BrandyVS 4c 47
79A Parcel of Small ChildrenVS 5a 1
80PearlVD *57
81NecklaceS 4a 4
 Magic Rock 
83Saving Brian's PrivatesS 4a 3
84Your Very Good ElfHS 4a 13
85Galadriel's GashD 2
86Queer LodgingsE1 5b 6
 The Arkenstone 
88Horology Horror
VS 4c 2
89Pippin VariationsE1 5c 15
VS 5a 191
91Skwozed inE3 5c 20
92OutlandsVS 4b 4
93Disaster Area
HVS 5a *440
94Disaster Area VariationE2 5c *25
95Deo volenteE2 5c 22
HS 4b *625
97Idee FixeE4 5c 13
98Too Much Tolkien
VD 60
100Sometimes Forgotten
S 2
101Sometimes Lost
VS 5a 2
102Sometimes HiddenS 4a 12
103Hidden Strength, Visible WeaknessHVS 5b 3
VS 5a 2
VS 4c 1
106DainS 4a 150
HS 4b 164
108GandalfHVS 5a *170
109The Clockwork FingerflakeE1 5b 46
110The Clockwork Fingerflake VariationE2 5c 2
111DurinVD 141
112Elf-likeHVS 5a 3
 Eagle Rock 
114Trim The FringeVS 4b 5
115The Hive QueenE2 5b 7
116ThorinVD 80
117Sales Rep
VS 4c 1
118Quality Of Sacrifice
E5 6c **2
119AtonementE7 6c ***4
120Project WallE12 7c ***1
121Killer AntE3 6a 5
122HawkwordE4 6a 1
VS 4c 57
124The Black Riders
E1 5b *126
125The Israel Blues
E3 5c *22
126Hollow Ring
E4 6a  
127GlamdringVS 4c *132
128Route March
VS 4c 6
129GolfinbulVD 2
130Hitler's BunkerVD 3
HS 4b 14
132Battle With the BulgeE1 5c 4
133JampolsHVS 4c 8
VS 4b *354
135Scrambling RemainsE1 5b 53
136Kick the hobbitE2 5b 13
137The HobbitS 183
138The White Tower
E4 6a *32
139Gift TolkienS 4a 140
140The Holly and the EddieE2 5c 3
141The Gnome KingHS 4b *377
142Shots of the AlmightyE4 6a 6
143Bilbo's Revenge
HVS 5a 90
144Not GolfinbulS 4a *19
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 *13
151Cry Your Eyes Out
HS 4a 2
HS 4a 4
153Sky Larking
VS 4c *21
154Air Choir
E1 5b 4
155Central Line
E3 6a *2
VS 4c *9
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
169Dead Wood *E6 6b 1
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