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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
The shallow square-cut chimney is a popular traditional mission that can be protected with large gear. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Tolkien route names , Dances with Goblins , Somerset Sufferfest

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Bruce Rawlinson 21 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Lower section was polished but not to challenging due to the polished rock. The mid to up section was clean well protected with a lot of large gear. Cams and hexs. The crux at the top only took looking around
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βeta: Lower section was polished but not to challenging due to the polished rock. The mid to up section was clean well protected with a lot of large gear. Cams and hexs. The crux at the top only took looking around
fammer 30 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Birds nest at top, avoid for a while.
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βeta: Birds nest at top, avoid for a while.
Euan Todd 12 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Dodgy rock on the right as you top out, loose foot block. Careful what you stand on, or get your belayer to stand well right (facing in).
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βeta: Dodgy rock on the right as you top out, loose foot block. Careful what you stand on, or get your belayer to stand well right (facing in).

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Grade: VS 4c ***
(Avon Gorge (Sea Walls Area))

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