Restricted Access

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.

20m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

M Davies/A Wade 14/Jan/2014.


Stanners Mendip mischief ultimate experience ticklist of glory (and surrounding areas) , Dances with Goblins , Goblin coombe VS - HVS All dayer


User Date Notes
badgerjockey 4 Sep, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Tons of choss to deal with in the top half. Tree belays far back.
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βeta: Tons of choss to deal with in the top half. Tree belays far back.
PaulJepson 19 Oct, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Probably worse to second.
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βeta: Probably worse to second.

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Route of Interest
Great Central Route

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Avon Gorge (Main Area))

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