Giant's Cave Buttress Rock Climbing
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.
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.
Climbing Season For the South West area.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Giant's Cave Buttress
Giant's Cave Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Europe
: United Kingdom
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An excellent route, combining quality rock, interesting moves and good views of the Suspension Bridge - without doubt a classic climb! The third pitch is the highlight, with exposure right off the belay and smooth climbing to the top-out. Make sure you wave at the tourists in the Giant's Cave and the Suspension Bridge - climbers can attract quite an audience at busy times!P1: Scramble up from the base of the buttress until you get to steeper ground and a good belay ledge. This is where you start...[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Sean Maher
From: Bristol, England
Oct 16, 2016
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).