Climbs 85
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 *7
6Hodge's PinVS 4c 54
7A Sticht In Time
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E3 5b 5
8Red ThreadE2 5c 38
9Blue Jay Way
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E3 5c 11
10Botanist's DilemmaD 19
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 14
15Convexity
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E2 5a 1
16StrandedS 110
17Liverbird Buttress
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S 95
18Study Leave
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E3 5b 6
19Study Eliminate E4 5c 2
20Obscurata
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E3 6a 15
21Memories
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E3 5b *15
22Little Red Rodney
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E2 5b *33
23Iron Curtain
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E4 6a 6
24Crimson and Clover
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E4 6a 1
25Feelin' Stronger Every Day
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E3 6a 1
26Vermillion Vagabond
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E4 6b  
27Rockers' Revenge
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VS 4c *119
28Toothpaste
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VD 13
29Magnetic Grey
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E5 6a  
30Red Alert
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E5 6b * 
31All Systems
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E4 6a *3
32Spinor
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E3 5c *8
33Gut Rot
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HVS 5a 15
34FossibleHS 4c *64
35Spiny Proboscis Nematodes
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E1 5b 24
36Black and TansE1 4c 13
37Pressure Cooker Head
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E3 5b 5
38Absent Valentino
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E4 5c 4
39Emerald Equanimity
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E2 5b 3
40What's this B***E4 5b 1
41White Wedding Cars
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E3 5c 6
42In Search of a Fair LadyE4 5c 10
43Lay in Wait
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HVS 5a 16
44Pennywish
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E6 6a/b 2
45I'm an Egon
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VS 4b 22
46RU12?
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E3 5b 12
47Too Late, Crusty
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E3 5c 7
48Bureauprat
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E1 5b 9
49The Gangway
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S 7
50Brain Not Brawn
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E4 5c  
51Better than Working
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E3 5c  
52Behind Bars
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E4 6b  
53Exercise Early KnightE1 5b *2
54Giant's Cave ButtressVS 4c ***723
55The Dug Out
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VS 4b  
56Bring on the Dancing Girls
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E1 5a 2
57Incisor
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HVS 5a 7
58The Enormous Dwarf
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HVS 5a 4
59Pocketed WallVS 4c 18
60In through the Out doorVS 4b 17
61Carouselambra
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HVS 5b 2
62Cave Left
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VS 4b *24
63Dream Sequence
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E3 6a 1
64A Dream of Brown Trousers
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E2 5b *16
65Costa Brava
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E4 5c  
66Arete de la DegenerationE3 6a *16
67Daz
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E5 6a 1
68MynewtE5 6a *1
69PasschendaeleE3 5c *6
70The Expanding Snake
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E3 5c 2
71Two Ton of Fun
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E4 6b  
72Stitch Me Up Doc
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HVS 4c 2
73Giant's Jewel Box
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HVS 5a  
74Nardleflue Wall
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VS 4a 2
75Yaw Kuzzi
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HVS 4c 3
76Back in the BRIHVS 5a 7
77I Wanna Be Your Dawg...(Woof Woof)
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HVS 4c 11
78Blushing Zebra
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VS  
79Mambo JamboHVS 1
80Harvey's Wall Traverse
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none 5b 10
81Bomber thread (unnamed 2)none 5b 4
82Unnamed 1none 5c 4
83PortholeS 4a 7
84Phantom JockeyVS 4c 2
85A1 FunkE1 5a 1
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