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.

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

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 *4
5Gammer Gurton's NeedleE3 5c *6
6Hodge's PinVS 4c 39
7A Sticht In TimeE3 5b 5
8Red ThreadE2 5c 34
9Blue Jay WayE3 5c 9
10Botanist's DilemmaD 17
11Sweat ShopHVS 5a 10
12Rocket ManHVS 4c  
13The WeedE2 5b  
14Herbsman ShotgunE3 5c 10
15ConvexityE2 5a 1
16StrandedS 107
17Liverbird ButtressS 92
18Study LeaveE3 5b 4
19ObscurataE3 6a 13
20MemoriesE3 5b *10
21Little Red RodneyE2 5b *25
22Iron CurtainE4 6a 4
23Crimson and CloverE4 6a  
24Feelin' Stronger Every DayE3 6a 1
25Vermillion VagabondE4 6b  
26Rockers' RevengeVS 4c *82
27ToothpasteVD 12
28Magnetic GreyE5 6a  
29Red AlertE5 6b * 
30All SystemsE4 6a *3
31SpinorE3 5c *5
32Gut RotHVS 5a 11
33FossibleHS 4c *50
34Spiny Proboscis NematodesE1 5b 22
35Black and TansE1 4c 11
36Pressure Cooker HeadE3 5b 4
37Absent ValentinoE4 5c 2
38Emerald EquanimityE2 5b 1
39White Wedding CarsE3 5c 3
40In Search of a Fair LadyE4 5c 7
41Lay in WaitHVS 5a 11
42PennywishE6 6a/b 1
43I'm an EgonVS 4b 19
44RU12?E3 5b 10
45Too Late, CrustyE3 5c 5
46BureaupratE1 5b 7
47The GangwayS 6
48Brain Not BrawnE4 5c  
49Better than WorkingE3 5c  
50Behind BarsE4 6b  
51Exercise Early KnightE1 5b *1
52Giant's Cave ButtressVS 4c ***557
53The Dug OutVS 4b  
54Bring on the Dancing GirlsE1 5a 2
55IncisorHVS 5a 7
56The Enormous DwarfHVS 5a 3
57Pocketed WallVS 4c 17
58In through the Out doorVS 4b 15
59CarouselambraHVS 5b 2
60Cave LeftVS 4b *24
61Dream SequenceE3 6a 1
62A Dream of Brown TrousersE2 5b *16
63Costa BravaE4 5c  
64Arete de la DegenerationE3 6a *15
65DazE5 6a 1
66MynewtE5 6a *1
67PasschendaeleE3 5c *6
68The Expanding SnakeE3 5c 2
69Two Ton of FunE4 6b  
70Stitch Me Up DocHVS 4c 2
71Giant's Jewel BoxHVS 5a  
72Nardleflue WallVS 4a 2
73Yaw KuzziHVS 4c 3
74Back in the BRIHVS 5a 7
75I Wanna Be Your Dawg...(Woof Woof)HVS 4c 11
76Blushing ZebraVS  
77Mambo JamboHVS 1
78Harvey's Wall Traversenone 5b 10
79Bomber thread (unnamed 2)none 5b 4
80Unnamed 1none 5c 4
81PortholeS 4a 6
82Phantom JockeyVS 4c 2
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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