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Owl Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 51.385, -2.7661 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Russell on May 8, 2013
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The first area you encounter on the footpath from the car park and the biggest crag in the area. The rock quality is also probably the best. A lot of the climbs (especially in the middle section) are steep, having to surpass a large bulge and/or roofs at the top. Routes at a more amenable angle can be found at either end.

Must-do routes are the HS (5.6) "Bard the Bowman", VS (5.7) "Gondolin", E1 (5.9) "Smaug The Dragon", E2 (mid 5.10) "The Goblin King" and E4 (mid 5.11) "The Wargs". Don't expect anything here to be a pushover at the grade, but they are generally well protected by nuts and threads.

Getting There 

This is the first crag that you encounter as you follow the footpath from the Goblin Combe car park

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shagrat

Shagrat 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Owl Rock
Fun climbing with good movement and a distinctive crux, though mostly quite easy. Probably an easy grab for a new E2 leader though the E probably comes from the pro situation, which looks sparse/sketch in the first half.Start up the left side of a large flake/block 2 m off the ground and climb an easy calcified crack to a bulge with a questionable piton on the left and an unquestionably terrible thread on the right. Move up to an overlap/small roof (small gear) and pass this on the right (crux)....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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