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Climbs 45
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 50m a.s.l

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James on the AD Into DA traverse (font 7c) at Bourton Combe, Bristol. © Beastly Squirrel

Crag features

A tiny outcrop of compact rock, featuring some good sport routes including an excellent 6c

Many bouldering problems have now been added to this crag.

Topo can be found here: https://bit.ly/2XXUTT3

Approach notes

Turn off the main road in Flax Bourton onto Bourton Combe Road, park at the end. Follow a track on the right, down into the combe for about half a mile. The crag is on the left above the path, but quite well hidden by trees.

No topo, but you can download a PDF of the problems with descriptions here : https://www.theclimbingacademy.com/esoteric-bouldering/bristol-region/bourton-coombe/ (Although the access description in the PDF is a bit misleading, better to use the one here on UKC)
Jim Brooke - 04/Jun/15
Is there a topo for the bouldering?
josh baldwin - 03/Jun/15
Nice enough for a quick trip out from Bristol. Directions are also bit off, stay on the main path to the right from car parking, past the stone wall, past the crossroads with another path, underneath a big dead tree which has fallen across the path, then up a rubble slope on the left. Beware snapping holds and loose stuff up top.
DaveX - 04/May/14
Neat little crag.
Jon_Warner - 16/Aug/12
great little place, like a mini goblin coombe. Definitely want to come back with a rope for the E1 and sport routes. Too damn cold/snowy for anything other than the Severe today though.
Stanners - 04/Feb/12
Great little crag. There is an endless amount of link-ups being made.
Beastly Squirrel - 05/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 End of It All E3 6a 10
2 When Will It All End E3 6a 13
3 Gone for a Bourton 7a 28
4 Soloist 7a+ 29
5 Cut-throat 7a+ * 35
6 Flax Factor 6c * 71
7 Forty-one Today 6b 46
8 What Goes Up / Up Means Up S 8
9 Bourton Line VD 1
10 Dew Drop HS 4c 3
11 Mask Off E1 5c 18
12 Mask On HS 4b 2
13 Vines S 1
14 The Full BC Traverse f7A+ 6b ** 18
15 The BC Half Traverse f7A ** 12
Climb name Grade
16 End of it All S/S f6A+ 24
17 Clockwork Orange f6A * 19
18 The AD Traverse f7B ** 8
19 Gone for a Bourton (sit start) f6C ** 20
20 The AD Bourton Link f7B *** 5
21 The Full AD Traverse f7B+ ** 6
22 The DA Traverse f7B+ ** 2
23 Andys wall s/s f7A 12
24 A.D into Andy's Wall f7B+ ** 2
25 James's Traverse f7B+ ** 1
26 Bourton Direct f7A * 12
27 A.D.B f7B+ *** 2
28 Tom's Traverse f7B+ * 2
29 The Daddy (Right Start) f7C *** 3
30 The DA Reverse (real grade) f7B ** 3
Climb name Grade
31 D.A into B.C f7B+ ** 3
32 AD into DA V9 ** 2
33 Soloist sit start f6A 18
34 Big L f7C ** 2
35 A.D Superlow f7B+ * 1
36 D.A Superlow f7B+ * 1
37 Wizard Strikes Again * f7A+ 1
38 Spitfire f7B+ *** 3
39 Flying Fortress f7C+ * 1
40 Bourton Bonanza f7A+ * 4
41 Gone for a bourton (standing start) f6B+ * 9
42 Flax Factor Start * f6A 6
43 Cut Throat Sit Start * f6B * 3
44 A.D. low into Andy's Wall * f7C * 1
45 Taking Liberties * HVS 5b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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