Avon Gorge (Amphitheatre)

Climbs 82 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces W

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.

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

Guidebooks
West Country Climbs (2010), Avon and Cheddar (2004), Avon and Cheddar (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Tarzan the MagnificentE5 6a
2Forty-five Degrees in the ShadeE4 6a
3The BlucherE6 6b
4Fickle Finger of FateE5 6b *
5Gammer Gurton's NeedleE3 5c *
6Hodge's PinVS 4c
7A Sticht In TimeE3 5b
8Red ThreadE2 5c
9Blue Jay WayE3 5c
10Botanist's DilemmaD
11Sweat ShopHVS 5a
12Rocket ManHVS 4c
13The WeedE2 5b
14Herbsman ShotgunE3 5c
15ConvexityE2 5a
16StrandedS
17Liverbird ButtressS
18Study LeaveE3 5b
19ObscurataE3 6a
20MemoriesE3 5b *
21Little Red RodneyE2 5b *
22Iron CurtainE4 6a
23Crimson and CloverE4 6a
24Feelin' Stronger Every DayE3 6a
25Vermillion VagabondE4 6b
26Rockers' RevengeVS 4c *
27ToothpasteVD
28Magnetic GreyE5 6a
29Red AlertE5 6b *
30All SystemsE4 6a *
31SpinorE3 5c *
32Gut RotHVS 5a
33FossibleHS 4c *
34Spiny Proboscis NematodesE1 5b
35Black and TansE1 4c
36Pressure Cooker HeadE3 5b
37Absent ValentinoE4 5c
38Emerald EquanimityE2 5b
39White Wedding CarsE3 5c
40In Search of a Fair LadyE4 5c
41Lay in WaitHVS 5a
42PennywishE6 6a/b
43I'm an EgonVS 4b
44RU12?E3 5b
45Too Late, CrustyE3 5c
46BureaupratE1 5b
47The GangwayS
48Brain Not BrawnE4 5c
49Better than WorkingE3 5c
50Behind BarsE4 6b
51Exercise Early KnightE1 5b *
52Giant's Cave ButtressVS 4c **
53The Dug OutVS 4b
54Bring on the Dancing GirlsE1 5a
55IncisorHVS 5a
56The Enormous DwarfHVS 5a
57Pocketed WallVS 4c
58In through the Out doorVS 4b
59CarouselambraHVS 5b
60Cave LeftVS 4b *
61Dream SequenceE3 6a
62A Dream of Brown TrousersE2 5b *
63Costa BravaE4 5c
64Arete de la DegenerationE3 6a *
65DazE5 6a
66MynewtE5 6a *
67PasschendaeleE3 5c *
68The Expanding SnakeE3 5c
69Two Ton of FunE4 6b
70Stitch Me Up DocHVS 4c
71Giant's Jewel BoxHVS 5a
72Nardleflue WallVS 4a
73Yaw KuzziHVS 4c
74Back in the BRIHVS 5a
75I Wanna Be Your Dawg...(Woof Woof)HVS 4c
76Blushing ZebraVS
77Mambo JamboHVS
78Harvey's Wall Traversenone 5b
79Bomber thread (unnamed 2)none 5b
80Unnamed 1none 5c
81PortholeS 4a
82Phantom JockeyVS 4c
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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