Climbs 19
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 550m a.s.l
Faces NW

Escaping the rat hole. © davidbeynon

Crag features

Opposite Raven Crag, Doves Nest was formed by a great rock face slipping downwards which now leans back against the rock face behind. The result is a crag that has a number of passages and cavities running throughout it! These passages have made Doves Nest well known.

There are 17 climbs in total ranging from D to E1, some of which take you through the cavities behind the rock slab.

Approach notes

Climb into Combe Gill but stay on the left hand side of the beck. The crag is the obvious clean outcrop of rock just to the left of the head of the combe. An hour from the road.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Outside Route (Face Route)
D **102
2The Inside Route *VD 65
3Adam's Rib
VD *8
4Doves Nest - The Attic Cave
2 ***42
5Adam's Slab
HS **13
6Meet Your Maker
HVS 4c *2
HVS 5a *1
8No Overtaking
E1 5c *2
9Horizontal Pleasure
HVS 4c **8
MVS 4a **19
11Clubfoot Variation
HVS 5a *4
12South Chimney
D 1
13Being Done Good To
E1 5b *2
14Crackerjack Groove
MVS 4b *6
15Bon Temps
HVS 5a  
16Doves Nest Crags
3 ***24
17Westmerian Conquest *III **2
18Ab-Badinage *IV 2
19Dogs Can't Look Up *VS 4c * 
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