Goblin Combe

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2LeberkaseVD 4a
3Fix The SqueakE3 5c *
4Strong Arm TacticsE3 6a
5The Goblin's TeasmadeE2 5b *
6Give us a BreakE4 6a
7PeapodHVS 5a
8Edge of MirkwoodHVS 5c
9The Forest GateVS 4c
10The GurnjugsE4 6a
11Relief MassageE1 5b
13BilboVS 4b
14Gurt SuperbVS 4c
15Toot SweetHVS 5a
16Blah Blah BlahE2 5c
17Cleve Toot and the MaytalsE3 6a
18African DoctorE3 6a
19Peroxide BlondeE5 6b
20That's my NumberE4 6a
21Bungo DirectVS 4c
25The GimbliesS 4a
26Gremlin GrooveHS 4b *
27Bowser's CastleHVS 5a
28Bard the BowmanHS 4b *
29GirionHVS 5b *
30Girion DirectE2 5c
31Girion Direct Superdirect StartE3 6a
32RadagastVS 4c
33The Naked RamblerVS 4c *
34Moments in SpaceE2 5c
35ElrondVS 4c *
36The Shadow of MordorE4 5c
37NazgulE5 6a *
38ShagratE2 5b
39PreciousE2 5c
40GollumE1 5b *
41The Goblin QueenE3 6a
42Smaug The DragonE1 5c **
43Cloak and DaggerE3 5c *
44The Goblin KingE2 5c **
45BullroarerE1 5b
46MithrilE4 6a *
47Mithril Direct FinishE5 6a **
48Mithril / The WargsE4 6a **
49The 'Oh No!' ZoneE6 6b
50The WargsE4 6b **
51Modern TimesE5 6b *
52GondolinVS 4b *
53The Moves! The Moves!E3 6a
54GundabadE1 5b *
55GanjagoodHVS 4c *
56NecromancerVS 4b *
57NecrophiliaE2 5b
58LongbeardHVS 5b
59Treebeard DirectE1 5c *
60TreebeardVS 4c *
61Greybeard (Treebeard variation)VS 4b
62Open KnightlyHVS 5a *
63Greybeard (original)HS 4a
64Hordes of the ThingsE2 5c
65Jive TolkienE5 6b
67Trolls' ChimneyHD
68Michael MulletE3 5c
69NobalicksE2 6b
70Obelisk CrackS 4a
71Crocker's Office RockerE1 5c
72PebblesVS 4c
73BolgS 4a
74Betwixt and BetweenVS 4b
75LegolasHVS 5a
76BrandybuckHVS 5a
77Brandybuck Direct.E3 5c
78Legless on BrandyVS 4c
79A Parcel of ChildrenVS 5a
80PearlVD *
81NecklaceS 4a
83Saving Brian's PrivatesS 4a
84Your Very Good ElfHS 4a
85Galadriel's GashD
86Queer LodgingsE1 5b
88Pippin VariationsE1 5c
89PippinVS 5a
90Skwozed inE3 5c
91OutlandsVS 4b
92Disaster AreaHVS 5a *
93Disaster Area VariationE2 5c *
94Deo volenteE2 5c
95EsgarothHS 4b *
96Idee FixeE4 5c
97Too Much TolkienVD
99Sometimes HiddenS 4a
100Hidden Strength, Visible WeaknessHVS 5b
101DainS 4a
102SarumanHS 4b
103GandalfHVS 5a *
104The Clockwork FingerflakeE1 5b
105The Clockwork Fingerflake VariationE2 5c
107Elf-likeHVS 5a
109Trim The FringeVS 4b
110The Hive QueenE2 5b
112Quality Of SacrificeE5 6c **
113AtonementE7 6c ***
114Old School Walln9+ 7b+ **
115Killer AntE3 6a
116HawkwordE4 6a
117OrcristVS 4c
118The Black RidersE1 5b *
119The Israel BluesE3 5c *
120Hollow RingE4 6a
121GlamdringVS 4c *
122Route MarchVS 4c
123Hitler's BunkerVD
124GloinHS 4b
125Battle With the BulgeE1 5c
126JampolsHVS 4c
127BifurVS 4b *
128Scrambling RemainsE1 5b
129Kick the hobbitE2 5b
130The HobbitS
131The White TowerE4 6a *
132Gift TolkienS 4a
133The Holly and the EddieE2 5c
134The Gnome KingHS 4b *
135Shots of the AlmightyE4 6a
136Bilbo's RevengeHVS 5a
137GolfinbulS 4a *
138The Route with No GnomeVS 4c
139Wielding the Mystical Sword of Owld BulchytVS 4c
140Everything is AwesomeHS 4a
142Wild Thyme and Woodlice (left hand)HS 4b
143Thyme LordHS 4b *
144Cry Your Eyes OutHS 4a
145RoalHS 4a
146Sky LarkingVS 4c *
147Air ChoirE1 5b
148Central LineE3 6a *
149GanderflankingVS 4c *
150KoriVS 4c *
151CarlHS 4b
152Shake OffVS 4c
153Shake, Rattle and RollVS 4c *
155The OrdinaryHS 5b
156Settlement CrackVD
157HaustVS 4b
158Fall Of The LeafS 4a
160Iron Age SexE1 5c
161An Inevitable OutcomeHVS 5b
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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
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These details were last updated on 26/Mar/2014

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