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.

Rockfax Description
Physical climbing. Much better than first impressions suggest. From the ledge in an overhung recess take the crack that rises steeply out over the overhang on the right. Once above it move up and left to another wider crack and take this to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A crack climb which emerges from a scoop at the base of the cliff and then struggles via a hanging corner to the tree at the top.


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alasdaircavaye 12 Jan, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: 70m single got us down fine.
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βeta: 70m single got us down fine.

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Route of Interest
Giant's Cave Buttress

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

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