Climbs 87
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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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.
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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
1Tarzan the Magnificent
E5 6a  
2Forty-five Degrees in the Shade
E4 6a  
3The BlucherE6 6b  
4Fickle Finger of Fate
E5 6b *6
5Gammer Gurton's NeedleE3 5c *7
6Hodge's PinVS 4c 58
7A Sticht In Time
E3 5b 7
8Red ThreadE2 5c 40
9Blue Jay Way
E3 5c 11
10Botanist's DilemmaD 20
11Sweat ShopHVS 5a 12
12Rocket Man
HVS 4c  
13The Weed
E2 5b  
14Herbsman Shotgun
E3 5c 15
E2 5a 1
16StrandedS 119
17Liverbird Buttress
S 105
18Study Leave
E3 5b 6
19Study Eliminate E4 5c 2
E3 6a 15
E3 5b *15
22Little Red Rodney
E2 5b *35
23Iron Curtain
E4 6a 6
24Crimson and Clover
E4 6a 1
25Feelin' Stronger Every Day
E3 6a 1
26Vermillion Vagabond
E4 6b  
27Rockers' Revenge
VS 4c *125
VD 15
29Magnetic Grey
E5 6a  
30Red Alert
E5 6b * 
31All Systems
E4 6a *4
E3 5c *9
33Gut Rot
HVS 5a 15
34FossibleHS 4c *67
35Spiny Proboscis Nematodes
E1 5b 27
36Black and TansE1 4c 13
37Pressure Cooker Head
E3 5b 5
38Absent Valentino
E4 5c 4
39Emerald Equanimity
E2 5b 3
40What's this B***E4 5b 1
41White Wedding Cars
E3 5c 6
42In Search of a Fair LadyE4 5c 10
43Lay in Wait
HVS 5a 16
E6 6a/b 2
45I'm an Egon
VS 4b 24
E3 5b 12
47Too Late, Crusty
E3 5c 7
E1 5b 9
49The Gangway
S 7
50Brain Not Brawn
E4 5c  
51Better than Working
E3 5c  
52Behind Bars
E4 6b  
53Exercise Early KnightE1 5b *2
54Giant's Cave ButtressVS 4c ***779
55The Dug Out
VS 4b  
56Bring on the Dancing Girls
E1 5a 2
HVS 5a 7
58The Enormous Dwarf
HVS 5a 4
59Pocketed WallVS 4c 18
60In through the Out doorVS 4b 27
HVS 5b 2
62Cave Left
VS 4b *30
63Dream Sequence
E3 6a 1
64A Dream of Brown Trousers
E2 5b *16
65Costa Brava
E4 5c  
66Arete de la DegenerationE3 6a *16
E5 6a 1
68MynewtE5 6a *1
69PasschendaeleE3 5c *6
70The Expanding Snake
E3 5c 2
71Two Ton of Fun
E4 6b  
72Stitch Me Up Doc
HVS 4c 2
73Giant's Jewel Box
HVS 5a  
74Nardleflue Wall
VS 4a 2
75Yaw Kuzzi
HVS 4c 3
76Back in the BRIHVS 5a 7
77I Wanna Be Your Dawg...(Woof Woof)
HVS 4c 11
78Blushing Zebra
79Mambo JamboHVS 1
80Harvey's Wall Traverse
none 5b 10
81Bomber thread (unnamed 2)none 5b 4
82Unnamed 1none 5c 4
83PortholeS 4a 7
84Phantom JockeyVS 4c 2
85A1 FunkE1 5a 1
86Fossible Direct *E1 5b(4c) *1
87Giant *E2 5b 1
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