Portland Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Nick Russell on Mar 18, 2013|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron|
Each of the crags has its own character, with prominent bands of chert on the Neddyfields and Godnor cliffs, compact fossil-endowed limestone at Battleship and the South sections of Blacknor and flowstone at Coastguard and Blacknor North. Even more wild are the huge stacked roofs of Cave Hole, while tamer, more sheltered climbing can be found on inland crags such as the Cuttings.
Development is still rapid, especially in the lower (sub-5.10) grades, owing to the liberal bolting policy and continuing popularity of the area
Another consideration is the wind, the East-facing crags giving shelter from the prevailing South-Westerlies
Weymouth is approached by car from London on the M3, then A roads past Bournemouth and Dorchester. From the North, the M5 followed by A37 is probably the best bet. By rail, there are direct trains to Weymouth from London Waterloo and Bristol Temple Meads.
Classic Climbing Routes at Portland
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