Climbs 90
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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Avon Gorge (2017)
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
1 Tarzan the Magnificent
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E5 6a  
2 Forty-five Degrees in the Shade
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E4 6a  
3 The Blucher E6 6b  
4 Fickle Finger of Fate
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E5 6b * 6
5 Gammer Gurton's Needle E3 5c * 9
6 Hodge's Pin VS 4c 61
7 A Sticht In Time
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E3 5b 7
8 Red Thread E2 5c 39
9 Blue Jay Way
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E3 5c 11
10 Botanist's Dilemma D 20
11 Sweat Shop HVS 5a 12
12 Rocket Man
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HVS 4c  
13 The Weed
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E2 5b  
14 Herbsman Shotgun
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E3 5c 23
15 Convexity
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E2 5a 1
16 Stranded S 116
17 Liverbird Buttress
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S 106
18 Study Leave
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E3 5b 6
19 Study Eliminate E4 5c 2
20 Obscurata
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E3 6a 15
21 Memories
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E3 5b * 14
22 Little Red Rodney
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E2 5b * 34
23 Iron Curtain
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E4 6a 6
24 Crimson and Clover
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E4 6a 1
25 Feelin' Stronger Every Day
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E3 6a 1
26 Vermillion Vagabond
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E4 6b  
27 Rockers' Revenge
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VS 4c * 134
28 Toothpaste
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VD 15
29 Magnetic Grey
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E5 6a  
30 Red Alert
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E5 6b *  
31 All Systems
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E4 6a * 4
32 Spinor
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E3 5c * 9
33 Gut Rot
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HVS 5a 14
34 Fossible HS 4c * 71
35 Spiny Proboscis Nematodes
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E1 5b 27
36 Black and Tans E1 4c 13
37 Pressure Cooker Head
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E3 5b 5
38 Absent Valentino
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E4 5c 4
39 Emerald Equanimity
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E2 5b 3
40 What's this B*** E4 5b 1
41 White Wedding Cars
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E3 5c 6
42 In Search of a Fair Lady E4 5c 10
43 Lay in Wait
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HVS 5a 19
44 Pennywish
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E6 6a/b 2
45 I'm an Egon
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VS 4b 23
46 RU12?
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E3 5b 12
47 Too Late, Crusty
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E3 5c 7
48 Bureauprat
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E1 5b 9
49 The Gangway
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S 8
50 Brain Not Brawn
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E4 5c  
51 Better than Working
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E3 5c  
52 Behind Bars
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E4 6b  
53 Exercise Early Knight E1 5b * 2
54 Giant's Cave Buttress VS 4c *** 818
55 The Dug Out
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VS 4b  
56 Bring on the Dancing Girls
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E1 5a 2
57 Incisor
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HVS 5a 7
58 The Enormous Dwarf
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HVS 5a 4
59 Pocketed Wall VS 4c 18
60 In through the Out door VS 4b 33
61 Carouselambra
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HVS 5b 2
62 Cave Left
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VS 4b * 34
63 Dream Sequence
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E3 6a 1
64 A Dream of Brown Trousers
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E2 5b * 16
65 Costa Brava
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E4 5c  
66 Arete de la Degeneration E3 6a * 16
67 Daz
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E5 6a 1
68 Mynewt E5 6a * 1
69 Passchendaele E3 5c * 6
70 The Expanding Snake
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E3 5c 2
71 Two Ton of Fun
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E4 6b  
72 Stitch Me Up Doc
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HVS 4c 2
73 Giant's Jewel Box
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HVS 5a  
74 Nardleflue Wall
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VS 4a 2
75 Yaw Kuzzi
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HVS 4c 3
76 Back in the BRI HVS 5a 7
77 I Wanna Be Your Dawg...(Woof Woof)
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HVS 4c 11
78 Blushing Zebra
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VS  
79 Mambo Jambo HVS 1
80 Harvey's Wall Traverse
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none 5b 10
81 Bomber thread (unnamed 2) none 5b 4
82 Unnamed 1 none 5c 4
83 Porthole S 4a 7
84 Phantom Jockey VS 4c 3
85 A1 Funk E1 5a 1
86 Fossible Direct * E1 5b(4c) * 4
87 Giant * E2 5b 1
88 Twenties From Heaven * E4 6a  
89 Mike Harvey * E1 5a 1
90 Fred Bennett * E1 6a  
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