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.

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 16
3Fix The Squeak
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E3 5c *30
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 17
25The GimbliesS 4a 13
26Gremlin GrooveHS 4b *22
27Bowser's CastleHVS 5a 6
28Bard the BowmanHS 4b *461
29GirionHVS 5b *8
30Girion DirectE2 5c 11
31Girion Direct Superdirect Start
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E3 6a 2
32RadagastVS 4c 46
33The Naked Rambler
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VS 4c *5
34Moments in SpaceE2 5c 35
35ElrondVS 4c *414
36The Shadow of MordorE4 5c 2
37NazgulE5 6a *13
38ShagratE2 5b 54
39Precious
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E2 5c 12
40GollumE1 5b *244
41The Goblin QueenE3 6a 24
42Smaug The DragonE1 5c **207
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
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E4 6b **31
51Modern TimesE5 6b *8
52Gondolin
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VS 4b *372
53The Moves! The Moves!
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E3 6a 17
54GundabadE1 5b *358
55GanjagoodHVS 4c *6
56Necromancer
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VS 4b *224
57NecrophiliaE2 5b 8
58LongbeardHVS 5b 30
59Treebeard Direct
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E1 5c *13
60TreebeardVS 4c *250
61Greybeard (Treebeard variation)VS 4b 62
62Open KnightlyHVS 5a *26
63Greybeard (original)HS 4a 11
64Hordes of the Things
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E2 5c  
65Jive Tolkien
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E5 6b  
 The Obelisk Area 
67Trolls' ChimneyHD 5
68Michael MulletE3 5c 3
69NobalicksE2 6b 4
70Obelisk Crack
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S 4a 176
71Crocker's Office RockerE1 5c 1
72PebblesVS 4c 26
73BolgS 4a 362
74Betwixt and BetweenVS 4b 9
75Legolas
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HVS 5a 175
76Brandybuck
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HVS 5a 38
77Brandybuck Direct.E3 5c 4
78Legless on BrandyVS 4c 44
79A Parcel of Small ChildrenVS 5a 1
80PearlVD *55
81NecklaceS 4a 3
 Magic Rock 
83Saving Brian's PrivatesS 4a 3
84Your Very Good ElfHS 4a 13
85Galadriel's GashD 1
86Queer LodgingsE1 5b 6
 The Arkenstone 
88Horology Horror
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VS 4c 2
89Pippin VariationsE1 5c 13
90Pippin
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VS 5a 177
91Skwozed inE3 5c 22
92OutlandsVS 4b 4
93Disaster Area
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HVS 5a *412
94Disaster Area VariationE2 5c *23
95Deo volenteE2 5c 21
96Esgaroth
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HS 4b *580
97Idee FixeE4 5c 13
98Too Much Tolkien
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VD 57
 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 1
105Dwarfin
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VS 4c 1
106DainS 4a 146
107Saruman
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HS 4b 158
108GandalfHVS 5a *170
109The Clockwork FingerflakeE1 5b 50
110The Clockwork Fingerflake VariationE2 5c 2
111DurinVD 138
112Elf-likeHVS 5a 3
 Eagle Rock 
114Trim The FringeVS 4b 5
115The Hive QueenE2 5b 7
116ThorinVD 79
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 54
124The Black Riders
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E1 5b *112
125The Israel Blues
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E3 5c *21
126Hollow Ring
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E4 6a  
127GlamdringVS 4c *110
128Route March
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VS 4c 6
129GolfinbulVD 2
130Hitler's BunkerVD 2
131Gloin
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HS 4b 12
132Battle With the BulgeE1 5c 4
133JampolsHVS 4c 6
134Bifur
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VS 4b *334
135Scrambling RemainsE1 5b 51
136Kick the hobbitE2 5b 13
137The HobbitS 178
138The White Tower
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E4 6a *30
139Gift TolkienS 4a 131
140The Holly and the EddieE2 5c 2
141The Gnome KingHS 4b *342
142Shots of the AlmightyE4 6a 5
143Bilbo's Revenge
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HVS 5a 93
144Not GolfinbulS 4a *18
145The Route with No GnomeVS 4c 4
146Wielding the Mystical Sword of Owld BulchytVS 4c 3
147Everything is Awesome
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HS 4a 1
 THE CARROCK 
149Wild Thyme and Woodlice (left hand)HS 4b 2
150Thyme Lord
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HS 4b *12
151Cry Your Eyes Out
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HS 4a 2
152Roal
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HS 4a 4
153Sky Larking
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VS 4c *20
154Air Choir
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E1 5b 4
155Central Line
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E3 6a *2
156Ganderflanking
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VS 4c *8
157Kori
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VS 4c *15
158Carl
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HS 4b 12
159Shake Off
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VS 4c 3
160Shake, Rattle and Roll
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VS 4c *8
 Cleeve Combe 
162The Ordinary
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HS 5b 1
163Settlement Crack
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VD 4
164Haust
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VS 4b 3
165Fall Of The Leaf
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S 4a 4
166Urgles
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D 4
167Iron Age Sex
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E1 5c 1
168An Inevitable Outcome
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HVS 5b 1
169Dead Wood *E6 6b 1
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