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.

18m.

Rockfax Description
An intricate pitch up the central section of the buttress. Climb the tricky thin crack to some small ledges. Make more hard moves up and left towards a tree prior to stepping back right above the overhangs and finishing up the wall on sloping holds. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The central crack line up the buttess is one of the best routes here.
Very well protected until some commiting moves up final headwall.

M Ward, J Chapman 14/Jul/1983.

Ticklists

Dances with Goblins , Goblin coombe VS - HVS All dayer

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Lykul 25 Apr, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic climb, top out felt solid but is optional to abseil down to the left instead.
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βeta: Fantastic climb, top out felt solid but is optional to abseil down to the left instead.
Mthr 26 Feb, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Would not ab off the yew tree, only partly alive and the whole block moves significantly when pushed. Tat should probably be cut away.
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βeta: Would not ab off the yew tree, only partly alive and the whole block moves significantly when pushed. Tat should probably be cut away.
Charlie Low 16 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: The ab station at the top on the block by the tree was absolute death - someone abbed off it and halfway down the block started pulling out. When they got down we removed both the block and the tat. There is some tat on a further back tree which you can ab off down a gully which is much safer.
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βeta: The ab station at the top on the block by the tree was absolute death - someone abbed off it and halfway down the block started pulling out. When they got down we removed both the block and the tat. There is some tat on a further back tree which you can ab off down a gully which is much safer.
Charlie Low 7 Jun, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: The ab station at the top on the block by the tree was absolute death - someone abbed off it and halfway down the block started pulling out. When they got down we removed both the block and the tat. There is some tat on a further back tree which you can ab off down a gully which is much safer.
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βeta: The ab station at the top on the block by the tree was absolute death - someone abbed off it and halfway down the block started pulling out. When they got down we removed both the block and the tat. There is some tat on a further back tree which you can ab off down a gully which is much safer.

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Route of Interest
Hell Gates

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Area))

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