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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
Start right of Necromancer at two cracks. Follow the cracks and then the right thinner one up the wall past a technical tiny overlap and on below an overhang. Pull past its right-hand end and climb the wall above leftwards to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Great route! Climb via steep face and grooves to a ledge at half height. Step up left into groove and then pull through the roof!

Ticklists

Tolkien route names , Dances with Goblins , Middle Earth Climbs , Bristol Area Easy Trad Ticklist , Somerset Sufferfest

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alasdaircavaye 3 Jul, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Large tree to the climbers right is dead and is making a loud creaking noise. well off the route but maybe belayers should be aware. No abb tat at the top, there are better trees to abb off in the sector so we walked to smaug to abb.
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βeta: Large tree to the climbers right is dead and is making a loud creaking noise. well off the route but maybe belayers should be aware. No abb tat at the top, there are better trees to abb off in the sector so we walked to smaug to abb.
Webster 22 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: there is a big loose block on your right at the point where you step left into the hanging groove, has an x marked on it with chalk for now...
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βeta: there is a big loose block on your right at the point where you step left into the hanging groove, has an x marked on it with chalk for now...
smile youve won 28 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Small wires help
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βeta: Small wires help

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

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