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58m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A 'Classic Rock' tick taking on the well defined right-to-left diagonal line that slants up the left side of the crest of the buttress. Start at a peg and nut belay at the top of Exhibition Slab.
1) 4c, 20m. Move left 6m to a wide corner. Climb the corner to a peg and the make a precarious sequence of moves left across the wall to an easing. Continue traversing left beneath the overhangs and then step down to a sloping niche and peg and nut belays.
2) 4a, 14m. Step back right and move up and then left to pass the overhang. Climb a slab on the left to a small tree and then continue up a short steep crack to a larger tree and belay.
3) 4b, 24m. Behind and left of the tree is a wall with a borehole. Take the wall via diagonal cracks, steep at first, to an easing up and left. Continue up ledges past a vertical iron spike and then via easier ground to the top and a substantial twin tree belay. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Classic Rock, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon VSes, The Original 'Classic Rock' List, Avon VS challenge, CC GUIDE (2016): Avon Gorge - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock, South West Classic VS's, 2020 Trips, Best of Avon Gorge VD - HVS

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Dickie91 18 Jan Show βeta
βeta: The traverse is character building!!
 
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βeta: The traverse is character building!!
simoncov 19 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Peg for starting belay is hidden above a small ledge (with a crack on the left) where the wall steepens just before the traverse left. I didn't find it until I started climbing.
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βeta: Peg for starting belay is hidden above a small ledge (with a crack on the left) where the wall steepens just before the traverse left. I didn't find it until I started climbing.
Steve Neads 12 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Led pitches 1 and 3 - many years since I last climbed it, but still a great route
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βeta: Led pitches 1 and 3 - many years since I last climbed it, but still a great route
ElBarto 25 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: It's getting quite polished now, especially on the hard move of the first pitch. Second pitch slab is very run out although Terry thinks there's a nut placement to be had in one of the slabs handholds that I didn't see.
 
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βeta: It's getting quite polished now, especially on the hard move of the first pitch. Second pitch slab is very run out although Terry thinks there's a nut placement to be had in one of the slabs handholds that I didn't see.

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Giant's Cave Buttress

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Area))