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Routes in Giant's Cave Buttress

Giant's Cave Buttress T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rocker's Revenge T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
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Elevation: 174 ft
GPS: 51.456, -2.627 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Russell on Sep 5, 2011
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron
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Description

This is the large buttress just to the right of the suspension bridge, named after the cave 250 feet up the cliffs (now a tourist outlook surrounded by railings). The most popular route up here is "Giant's Cave Buttress", which stays close to the blunt arete, and is well worth a visit.

Getting There

The nearest descent from the top of the cliff is the zig zag path, the other side of the suspension bridge. From the base of the path it is a short walk along the pavement on the other side of the road to get to the base of the buttress. Alternatively, you can walk along the road from any of the small parking areas off the A4, or any of the other descent paths.

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Sean Maher
Santa Barbara, CA
Sean Maher   Santa Barbara, CA
The ~40 m wall below and left of Giant's Cave Buttress is called "The Amphitheater" and is not well covered in the South West overview guides. Nonetheless, decent climbing is found there and is well worth a gander. Most climbs top out on a remarkable slab formed on a bedding plane- the "Glacis." Descent is made by scrambling down this (and other ledges) or abseiling from a small tree (not recommended). Oct 16, 2016

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