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
Superb. The line of cracks, sloping ledges, grooves and corners on the far right side of the buttress prove to be quite tricky but can be well-protected. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Follows the obvious finger crack .
There is an abseil point which descends a dirty gully and then joins the VD line at the far right of the buttress.

Ticklists

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Colin Knowles 7 Jan Show βeta
βeta: The previously mentioned block 3/4 of the way up has been removed.
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βeta: The previously mentioned block 3/4 of the way up has been removed.
Greigseavill 10 Sep, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Esgaroth has two old fashioned TV sized blocks that are visibly moving when touched. One near the bottom and one near the top.
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βeta: Esgaroth has two old fashioned TV sized blocks that are visibly moving when touched. One near the bottom and one near the top.
Reath.Hobinson 8 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Loose block about 75% of the way through that is a very handy foot and or hand. I pulled and it rotated about 5 degrees but then climbed without touching it (I think approx 4c). Partner couldn't get it to move but is significantly lighter.
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βeta: Loose block about 75% of the way through that is a very handy foot and or hand. I pulled and it rotated about 5 degrees but then climbed without touching it (I think approx 4c). Partner couldn't get it to move but is significantly lighter.
Reath.Hobinson 8 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Abseil tat currently in good condition
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βeta: Abseil tat currently in good condition
Lykul 25 Apr, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Great climb on great gear, if you happen to touch one of the loose holds you are off route.
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βeta: Great climb on great gear, if you happen to touch one of the loose holds you are off route.
Webster 17 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: very wobbly obvious foothold near the bottom, and plenty of loose bits and pieces near the top. I wouldnt put too much faith in the absail tree either!
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βeta: very wobbly obvious foothold near the bottom, and plenty of loose bits and pieces near the top. I wouldnt put too much faith in the absail tree either!
darren hudson 26 May, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Possible to climb up crack or round to right at start. Bigger nuts useful.
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βeta: Possible to climb up crack or round to right at start. Bigger nuts useful.
Summit Sense 3 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Replaced missing ab tat around rock bollard. Leave the Yew tree alone.
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βeta: Replaced missing ab tat around rock bollard. Leave the Yew tree alone.
smile youve won 28 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Ab tat has seen better days
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βeta: Ab tat has seen better days

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