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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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View of Owl Rock from the end of the approach. The...


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: Elrond

Elrond 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Owl Rock
Layback the most distinctive feature at the crag. A fun excurion.Step off the right side of a small boulder on the ground and proceed up a pocketed face to a short overhanging section. Past this, climb flakes/blocks to the wide crack. There isn't pro at the base of this (unless you brought your Big Bros??) but you can get a medium cam in way off to the left at the top. Above this climb an offwidth and fist crack to a gear belay above.Ab from the burly tat on the tree above Sh...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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