Climbs 160
Rocktype Limestone

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.

 

RAVENS NESTING AGAIN ON OCRIST - EAGLE ROCK. PLEASE AVOID CLIMBING THE LEFT SIDE OF EAGLE ROCK ( Trim The Fringe to Route March) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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.
Mark Davies PK - 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 23
3Fix The Squeak
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E3 5c *31
4Strong Arm Tactics
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E3 6a 3
5The Goblin's TeasmadeE2 5b *58
6Give us a Break
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E4 6a 7
7Peapod
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HVS 5a 35
8Edge of Mirkwood
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HVS 5c 26
9The Forest GateVS 4c 16
10The Gurnjugs
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E4 6a 1
11Relief MassageE1 5b 5
 TOOT ROCK 
13Bilbo
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VS 4b 5
14Gurt SuperbVS 4c 2
15Toot Sweet
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HVS 5a 2
16Blah Blah Blah
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E2 5c 1
17Cleve Toot and the Maytals
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E3 6a 1
18African Doctor
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E3 6a 1
19Peroxide Blonde
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E5 6b 1
20That's my Number
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E4 6a 1
21Bungo Direct
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VS 4c 3
 Owl Rock 
23BomburD 2
24OwletVD 21
25The GimbliesS 4a 19
26Gremlin GrooveHS 4b *31
27Bowser's CastleHVS 5a 6
28Bard the BowmanHS 4b *528
29GirionHVS 5b *10
30Girion DirectE2 5c 12
31Girion Direct Superdirect Start
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E3 6a 2
32RadagastVS 4c 60
33The Naked Rambler
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VS 4c *8
34Moments in SpaceE2 5c 36
35ElrondVS 4c *472
36The Shadow of MordorE4 5c 2
37NazgulE5 6a *18
38ShagratE2 5b 59
39Precious
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E2 5c 13
40GollumE1 5b *278
41The Goblin QueenE3 6a 24
42Smaug The DragonE1 5c **236
43Cloak and DaggerE3 5c *8
44The Goblin KingE2 5c **164
45BullroarerE1 5b 68
46MithrilE4 6a *49
47Mithril Direct FinishE5 6a **8
48Mithril / The WargsE4 6a **9
49The 'Oh No!' ZoneE6 6b 7
50The Wargs
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E4 6b **32
51Modern TimesE5 6b *9
52Gondolin
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VS 4b *411
53The Moves! The Moves!
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E3 6a 19
54GundabadE1 5b *390
55GanjagoodHVS 4c *8
56Necromancer
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VS 4b *253
57NecrophiliaE2 5b 9
58LongbeardHVS 5b 32
59Treebeard Direct
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E1 5c *14
60TreebeardVS 4c *270
61Greybeard (Treebeard variation)VS 4b 70
62Open KnightlyHVS 5a *34
63Greybeard (original)HS 4a 15
64Hordes of the Things
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E2 5c  
65Jive Tolkien
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E5 6b  
 The Obelisk Area 
67Trolls' ChimneyHD 6
68Michael MulletE3 5c 4
69NobalicksE2 6b 5
70Obelisk Crack
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S 4a 193
71Crocker's Office RockerE1 5c 2
72PebblesVS 4c 28
73BolgS 4a 395
74Betwixt and BetweenVS 4b 11
75Legolas
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HVS 5a 200
76Brandybuck
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HVS 5a 39
77Brandybuck Direct.E3 5c 5
78Legless on BrandyVS 4c 49
79A Parcel of Small ChildrenVS 5a 1
80PearlVD *66
81NecklaceS 4a 7
 Magic Rock 
83Saving Brian's PrivatesS 4a 3
84Your Very Good ElfHS 4a 15
85Galadriel's GashD 2
86Queer LodgingsE1 5b 6
 The Arkenstone 
88Horology Horror
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VS 4c 2
89Pippin VariationsE1 5c 16
90Pippin
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VS 5a 206
91Skwozed inE3 5c 21
92OutlandsVS 4b 4
93Disaster Area
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HVS 5a *482
94Disaster Area VariationE2 5c *26
95Deo volenteE2 5c 23
96Esgaroth
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HS 4b *646
97Idee FixeE4 5c 14
98Too Much Tolkien
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VD 62
 Orthanc 
100Sometimes Forgotten
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S 2
101Sometimes Lost
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VS 5a 2
102Sometimes HiddenS 4a 12
103Hidden Strength, Visible WeaknessHVS 5b 3
104Balin
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VS 5a 2
105Dwarfin
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VS 4c 1
106DainS 4a 154
107Saruman
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HS 4b 175
108GandalfHVS 5a *186
109The Clockwork FingerflakeE1 5b 48
110The Clockwork Fingerflake VariationE2 5c 2
111DurinVD 156
112Elf-likeHVS 5a 3
 Eagle Rock 
114Trim The FringeVS 4b 6
115The Hive QueenE2 5b 8
116ThorinVD 90
117Sales Rep
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VS 4c 1
118Quality Of Sacrifice
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E5 6c **2
119AtonementE7 6c ***4
120Project WallE12 7c ***1
121Killer AntE3 6a 5
122HawkwordE4 6a 1
123Orcrist
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VS 4c 58
124The Black Riders
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E1 5b *131
125The Israel Blues
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E3 5c *24
126Hollow Ring
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E4 6a  
127GlamdringVS 4c *136
128Route March
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VS 4c 7
129GolfinbulVD 2
130Hitler's BunkerVD 6
131Gloin
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HS 4b 18
132Battle With the BulgeE1 5c 4
133JampolsHVS 4c 8
134Bifur
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VS 4b *373
135Scrambling RemainsE1 5b 57
136Kick the hobbitE2 5b 13
137The HobbitS 206
138The White Tower
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E4 6a *38
139Dead WoodE6 6b 1
140Gift TolkienS 4a 153
141The Holly and the EddieE2 5c 3
142The Gnome KingHS 4b *391
143Shots of the AlmightyE4 6a 6
144Bilbo's Revenge
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HVS 5a 91
145Not GolfinbulS 4a *23
146The Route with No GnomeVS 4c 4
147Wielding the Mystical Sword of Owld BulchytVS 4c 5
148Everything is Awesome
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HS 4a 1
 THE CARROCK 
150Wild Thyme and Woodlice (left hand)HS 4b 2
151Thyme Lord
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HS 4b *16
152Cry Your Eyes Out
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HS 4a 2
153Roal
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HS 4a 4
154Sky Larking
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VS 4c *23
155Air Choir
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E1 5b 4
156Central Line
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E3 6a *2
157Ganderflanking
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VS 4c *10
158Kori
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VS 4c *19
159Carl
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HS 4b 12
160Shake Off
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VS 4c 3
161Shake, Rattle and Roll
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VS 4c *10
 Cleeve Combe 
163The Ordinary
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HS 5b 1
164Settlement Crack
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VD 4
165Haust
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VS 4b 3
166Fall Of The Leaf
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S 4a 4
167Urgles
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D 4
168Iron Age Sex
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E1 5c 1
169An Inevitable Outcome
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HVS 5b 1

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