Climbs 72
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SE

A quiet spot in the trees. © deepstar

Approach notes

Take an OS map. Park carefully on Sleight Lane (northof Crosscombe).

Went with friend mid Sep 09. Take v seriously the Guidebook's notes on the nettles. They were about 10ft tall and after 30mins of hacking through with a stick, we gave up. You need gardening equipment and long sleeves/trousers to get access during spring/summer/autumn!

Guidebooks

Lots of loose rock on the face and at the top but the crag bottom is in good condition and worth a visit before those nettles come back!
Chris Rondel - 09/Mar/14
Some great climbs. Muddy on the deck and still overgrown towards the top, but rock is in good condition.
accordion_to_who - 09/Mar/14
Yeah they are I got stung twice on the route and took my first fall on gear
Tom Harper - 11/Oct/13
Some local lads plus Deepstar and myself have been doing the 'restoration'. The last time i was there ( Sept) i sat on a wasps nest at the top and got excessively stung :( Maybe theyre still pissed off!!
Mark Davies PK - 08/Oct/13
Great job to whom ever tidied up the area, great climbs. however be careful as there is a wasp nest 4/5 of the way up the rock face. I would recommend a bee hive suit to climb at the moment; they are vicious!
magicalgearbrains - 08/Oct/13
A couple of locals have been tidying up. Access to the crag is pretty decent at the moment and a lot of loose crap has been removed from the top. A few lovely little climbs here :-)
goatboy76 - 29/Jul/13
In relatively good nick at the moment. Everything left of P45 is reachable with no nettle bashing necessary.
remus - 26/Jul/13
At the top of the crag is a tumbled down dry stone wall and barbed wire fence.One of the fence posts is an old railway sleeper with some waymarking signs on it,the best place to abseil in is from a tree just back from a flat topped rock 10m`s right of the sleeper.
deepstar - 16/Aug/12
Excessively vegetated as of June 2008, with no obvious approach to the cliffs.
nic42 - 15/Jun/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Main Buttresses
2 Spooky Spoon
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VS 4c 1
3 Dindergarten
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HVS 4c 3
4 Fingernail Hell E3 6b * 5
5 Choppers E2 5c 2
6 Butcombe Buttress HS 10
7 Butcombe Buttress Direct HVS 5b 3
8 Cull the Population, Not the Badgers
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VD 4a 2
9 Brewery Brake
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S 7
10 Pewter Pitcher
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S 13
11 From the Otherworld
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VS 4b 2
12 Fuel Crisis
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E2 5c * 2
13 The Pill Box of Furzy Sleight
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HS 4a 1
14 Big Al's Silver Jubilee
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S 4
15 Elderburied
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E4 6a * 1
16 Glory Awaits
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E1 5b * 1
17 The Plight of the Ordinary Working Man
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E1 5b 3
18 Careering
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VS 4b 2
19 Forcible Retirement
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E2 5b 4
20 Being Dead, for Tax Reasons VD * 13
21 Some Oars
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VS 4c 1
22 For Cerberus VS 5a * 18
23 P45 E2 6a 9
24 Humble Origins
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E6 6b ** 3
25 Dripfed
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E4 6a 3
26 Ivy Falls
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E2 5c * 7
27 Move All Mountains
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E4 6a * 1
28 Escape from the Lost Wall
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E4 6a 2
29 Bowl of Nettles HVS 5a * 24
30 Tumbling Concrete Dice E1 5c 8
31 Mash Up
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VS 4b * 2
32 Scoop of the Day
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VS 4c 18
33 Cross Combe
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E4 6a * 2
34 Eerily Quiet
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VS 4c 2
35 Jo Jo
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VS 4b 18
36 Ellie
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S 4a 31
37 Easy squeezy VS 4c 5
38 Walking with Crinoids
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HVS 5b 13
39 Another Imposing Arete E1 5b * 4
40 Neu!
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E1 5b * 9
41 Forgotten Crack
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HS 4b * 4
42 Solar Fields
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VS 4c 1
43 Rattle Crack
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HS 14
44 Swift Response
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E1 5c 1
45 Cave Crack
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VD 5
46 Mirror Image
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E1 5c 1
47 Rob's Layback
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HS 7
48 How To Avoid Everything
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VS 4b 2
49 Jamslip
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VS 5a * 3
50 Rigor Mortis
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S 8
51 The Reaper's Embrace
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E5 5c 10
52 Down in Dingley Dell
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HVS 5a 9
53 Rosethorn
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VS 4c 3
54 Yellowstone
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E5 6a * 6
55 Easy Route
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D 14
56 Spring Haze HVS 4c ** 12
57 Slash and Burn Direct E1 5b * 1
58 Slash and Burn
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HVS 5b 3
  WASP WALL
60 Jamming with a Woodpecker
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VS 5a 4
61 Wasp Nest Crack S 4a 2
62 Owl and Primroses
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S 4a 1
63 Wasp Wall Arete
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VS 4c 2
  The Other Side
65 Madiba E3 6a 1
66 Cap Comforter E1 5a 3
67 The Competitve Spirit E1 5b 2
68 The Downpour HVS 5a 1
69 Gift Witheld VS 5a 3
70 From This Day On HS 4a 2
71 The Cult of The Clitoris
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HS 4b 2
72 Zumerville's Chimney. D 3
73 Your Promise
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E1 5b 2
74 Laughing Soul
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VS 4c 1
75 The Three Legged Tree HS 4b 3

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