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Blacknor North Rock Climbing 

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Location: 50.54444, -2.45383 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Russell on Oct 19, 2012
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Some brilliant flowstone climbing in the vicinity of Reptile Smile is the signature of Blacknor North. As with the rest of Portland, most routes are bolted, up to a height of about 25m. Routes not to miss include Sling Shot (5, 5.7), Reptile Smile (6a+, 5.10c) and England's Dreaming (7a+, 5.12a).

Getting There 

Park in the "Climbers' and Walkers' car park", signposted from the road South through Weston. Head out towards the coast and walk right (North) along the coast path for about 10 minutes. You will pass an enclosed compound on the right then go through a small quarried area. Shortly after the quarry, a small path leads steeply down left and then back South along the base of the cliffs. This is the far North end of the area.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Blacknor North
Rock Climbing Photo: H Morrison leading

Reptile Smile 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Blacknor North
Climb the steep pocketed, congealed glass slab to the tufa's above. Stem, lieback and pinch through the last 20ft crux. Bullet hard rock with great views....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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