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Ownership of the combe is divided between Avon Wildlife Trust (who own the eastern section) and the charitable trust Groundworks South (who own the western section where the majority of the crags are located). The Landowner does not allow climbing on the crags. If climbers do decide to visit and are asked to leave by Groundworks staff, they should do so politely and as quickly as is safely possible.

Be aware that there are frequently loose blocks at the top of the smaller buttresses - a cautious approach is advised. As with any crag, climbing here is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.  

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 February to 15 May

Reason: Nesting Birds

Ravens are nesting on Eagle Rock - the buttress should be avoided until the signs are removed.

Rockfax Description
A popular route that takes on the dominating line of the buttress up the left-facing corner crack, passing a large sticking out tree. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Classic laybacking up a short steep crack.

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Andrea-24 14 Apr Show βeta
βeta: the sticking out tree now appears to be mostly on the ground covering the belay legdes with some of the trunk resting on the route. Didn't investigate too closely, just decided to do another route...
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βeta: the sticking out tree now appears to be mostly on the ground covering the belay legdes with some of the trunk resting on the route. Didn't investigate too closely, just decided to do another route...
Chaman 23 Oct, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: The tree below the main crack has now fallen and is resting on another tree - beware. It might be good if someone can cut it down as if it falls it may pull out the whole block where the root is...
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βeta: The tree below the main crack has now fallen and is resting on another tree - beware. It might be good if someone can cut it down as if it falls it may pull out the whole block where the root is...
Webster 17 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: one of the blocks about half way up the main layback is wobbly, and the tree on the left has clearly moved recently so dont trust your life on it!
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βeta: one of the blocks about half way up the main layback is wobbly, and the tree on the left has clearly moved recently so dont trust your life on it!
Camel789 29 Nov, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Nice easy lay back climb
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βeta: Nice easy lay back climb
rjmac13 31 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Tree half way up looks good from below but it's barely hanging on when you look at it from above.
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βeta: Tree half way up looks good from below but it's barely hanging on when you look at it from above.
ben_st 27 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Very loose block at top of flake.
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βeta: Very loose block at top of flake.

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Route of Interest
Madiba

Grade: S 3b ***
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