/ Deep Water Solo routes on Portland - what route is this!?
I think you're talking about Deep Zawn area which has a few routes,all S0. The traverse rightwards (cranewards) is Red Crane Traverse 5 S0, traverse all the way round to a square cut out. Other routes go upwards at between 6a and 7a+
Just going by my guidebook mind. You're keen taking the dip in this weather
I researched it and they're all s0 so I can have a bit of a play.
On reflecton I'd like to retract everything I said about the weather - 25 degrees here today B)
Me and a buddy (iamchris) were there on Sat, so I think that was our chalk!
It was our first time to the sector and we had an absolute blast, really high quality problems.
We also checked out cave hole for the first time as well - also very good(Temporary Lifestyle has to be one of the best HS's in the country)
Get yourself a Dorset rockfax - its all in there!
I've done all the routes up to F5 at the Aquanaut Buttress in Swanage and they are certainly worthwhile and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Codfish (F5) is a little more nervy than the other routes (S1 or 2) as there is a ledge at the bottom that would mean any fall would need to be under control to clear it.
Bar Codfish all the other DWS routes at Aquanaut Buttress are safe S0 routes, the rock there is good quality high friction Limestone. Having a little jump off the top is fun too!
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