Climbs 83
Rocktype Limestone

Faces W

Enjoying the final pitch of Giants Cave Buttress © Dave Bradbrook

Crag features

Solid limestone, sparsely protected, multi-pitch routes to 85 metres. Try the atmospheric and photogenic "Giant's Cave Buttress ***VS", stiff and exposed for the grade, but totally outstanding. Just don't veer too far to the right at the top, unless you're happy on E3 6b.

Approach notes

Scramble up directly from the A4 just after the tunnel by the suspension bridge, or walk from the main wall car park.

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Guidebooks

West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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More Guidebooks:
Avon and Cheddar (2004)

Out of print:
Seems to be a number of people living under Harveys Wall. Thought at first they were alternatives to mats, but then the duvets started to move. Don't appear to be climbers!
leland stamper - 30/Jul/13
Approach is full of nettles & brambles. Long trousers would be a good idea. I wore shorts & open sandles! Giants Cave Buttress is awesome. First pitch is excellent, middle pitch is a bit scrappy & the final pitch is extremely good with awesome exposure from the belay all the way to the top.
SC - 27/Aug/07
If anybody is looking for Gollums Cave, it is there!!! Look around at the top in the woodland and you will find it. I looked for ages on the net and there are no descriptions - probally because its small, smells and generally a pretty poor bouldering spot but it does have a few steep fun problems. A small urban boulder spot in the Avon George left of the Clifton Suspension Brige.
Ralph - 21/Mar/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Tarzan the Magnificent
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E5 6a  
2Forty-five Degrees in the Shade
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E4 6a  
3The BlucherE6 6b  
4Fickle Finger of Fate
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E5 6b *6
5Gammer Gurton's NeedleE3 5c *6
6Hodge's PinVS 4c 48
7A Sticht In Time
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E3 5b 5
8Red ThreadE2 5c 36
9Blue Jay Way
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E3 5c 10
10Botanist's DilemmaD 17
11Sweat ShopHVS 5a 11
12Rocket Man
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HVS 4c  
13The Weed
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E2 5b  
14Herbsman Shotgun
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E3 5c 11
15Convexity
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E2 5a 1
16StrandedS 110
17Liverbird Buttress
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S 94
18Study Leave
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E3 5b 4
19Obscurata
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E3 6a 14
20Memories
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E3 5b *10
21Little Red Rodney
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E2 5b *27
22Iron Curtain
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E4 6a 4
23Crimson and Clover
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E4 6a  
24Feelin' Stronger Every Day
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E3 6a 1
25Vermillion Vagabond
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E4 6b  
26Rockers' Revenge
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VS 4c *98
27Toothpaste
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VD 12
28Magnetic Grey
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E5 6a  
29Red Alert
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E5 6b * 
30All Systems
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E4 6a *3
31Spinor
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E3 5c *5
32Gut Rot
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HVS 5a 13
33FossibleHS 4c *59
34Spiny Proboscis Nematodes
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E1 5b 23
35Black and TansE1 4c 12
36Pressure Cooker Head
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E3 5b 4
37Absent Valentino
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E4 5c 2
38Emerald Equanimity
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E2 5b 2
39White Wedding Cars
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E3 5c 3
40In Search of a Fair LadyE4 5c 7
41Lay in Wait
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HVS 5a 13
42Pennywish
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E6 6a/b 1
43I'm an Egon
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VS 4b 19
44RU12?
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E3 5b 10
45Too Late, Crusty
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E3 5c 5
46Bureauprat
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E1 5b 7
47The Gangway
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S 7
48Brain Not Brawn
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E4 5c  
49Better than Working
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E3 5c  
50Behind Bars
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E4 6b  
51Exercise Early KnightE1 5b *2
52Giant's Cave ButtressVS 4c ***625
53The Dug Out
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VS 4b  
54Bring on the Dancing Girls
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E1 5a 2
55Incisor
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HVS 5a 7
56The Enormous Dwarf
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HVS 5a 3
57Pocketed WallVS 4c 18
58In through the Out doorVS 4b 17
59Carouselambra
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HVS 5b 2
60Cave Left
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VS 4b *24
61Dream Sequence
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E3 6a 1
62A Dream of Brown Trousers
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E2 5b *16
63Costa Brava
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E4 5c  
64Arete de la DegenerationE3 6a *15
65Daz
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E5 6a 1
66MynewtE5 6a *1
67PasschendaeleE3 5c *6
68The Expanding Snake
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E3 5c 2
69Two Ton of Fun
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E4 6b  
70Stitch Me Up Doc
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HVS 4c 2
71Giant's Jewel Box
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HVS 5a  
72Nardleflue Wall
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VS 4a 2
73Yaw Kuzzi
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HVS 4c 3
74Back in the BRIHVS 5a 7
75I Wanna Be Your Dawg...(Woof Woof)
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HVS 4c 11
76Blushing Zebra
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VS  
77Mambo JamboHVS 1
78Harvey's Wall Traverse
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none 5b 10
79Bomber thread (unnamed 2)none 5b 4
80Unnamed 1none 5c 4
81PortholeS 4a 7
82Phantom JockeyVS 4c 2
83A1 Funk *E1 5a 1
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