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Climbs 92 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Two contrasting walls near a couple of rock amphitheatres. One is a great beginners area the other has some steep hard routes. Escape is easy and routes mostly start from a non-tidal ledge. Abseil approach.

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South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012), Dorset (2012), Dorset Route Database (2000), Swanage and Portland (1995),
Out of print: Dorset 2005 - Fax19 (2005), Dorset 2000 - Fax11 (2000)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2HazhardHVS 5a  
3Blast SuburbiaE1  
4Fuel My Fire (de-bolted 2013)8a+ ***1
5Jesus and Mary ChainE3 6a *4
6The God SlotHVS 5a **10
7NoddyVS 4c 4
8Squeeze ChimneyHS 4b 5
9Doppler ShiftHVS 5a 1
10SwingtimeHVS 4c 2
11Swingtime DirectE2 6a  
12DamsonHVS 5a **12
13Unknown Ledge TraverseS 4a *3
15The Coral PrisonVS 4c 28
16PoofHS 4a 39
17Hell's TeethVS 4c *19
18MoonstoneHVS 5a *11
19MyriotissaE1 5b 1
20Aguas VerdesE1 5b *3
21GloveVD 33
22GrottleVD 79
23ClovVD 34
24Mary RoseVS 4b 22
25LobsterHVS 5b *13
26ThermidorE2 5b 4
27ChalkfreeE1 5b  
28EavesdropperHVS 5b 1
29Make Like a BirdHVS 5a 3
30Wessex HangoverVS 4b *33
32Wessex WayHS 4b 9
33Curving CornerD 23
34MutationVD 8
35Blow Hole RouteD 17
36TemptationVD 16
37Vee-ChimneyS 24
38FingerripHVS 5c 9
39FingertipVS 5a 20
40Crazy FingersE1 6a 1
41CheatE2 6a 1
42SynergyE3 5c  
43The Beastly StepVD 14
45Form a QueueVS 4c 19
46The Beastly TraverseVD 24
47Scrambler's WallVD 2
48InspirationS 4a 430
49Lost In TranslationVS 4c *21
 Climb nameGradex
50ConsolationS 4a 368
51ChockneyVD 4a *603
52The ChimneyVD *315
53The Chimney (Direct Finish)S 4a 146
54HangoverVS 5a **285
55ResurrectionHS 4b *369
56PerfectionS 4a 170
57Old Lag's CornerVS 4c *229
58Bunneys wall lefthandHVS 5b *5
59Bunney's WallVS 5a *382
60Fallen Block ClimbVD *235
61Pulpit RouteD **290
62IomaVS 4c 2
63KariateE1 5b *2
64Pearly GateHVS 5a 76
65Eskimo NellE1 5b **108
66TenuicollisE1 5a *10
67IsisVS 4c **221
68TekneequeE1 5b 2
69ArchangelE3 6a 6
70PeacemakerE1 5b *41
71HobbitVS 4b 6
72Only ThisbigHVS 5b 6
73ThisbeS 4b 18
74FrisbeeVS 4c 6
75Midsummer CrackHS 4c 11
76TinaHS 4a 8
77PyramusS 3
78Little Red Watering CanHS 4a 2
80ValentinoVD 2
81VarinaHS 4a 14
82Follow The WayE1 5b 5
83Come-on Head Do Your StuffE1 5b *5
84Uncry These TearsE2 5c *11
85SolitudeVS 4b 6
86Atomic Road HeroE5 6b * 
87Theory of EverythingE5 6b **4
88ZoolookologieE5 6a **9
89ShelobHVS 4c 1
90In a Big SkyE2 5c *5
91Land of the LeaningE2 5b *4
92World in ActionE5 6b **1
93Arapiles SyndromeE3 5b *1
94Mr. RuckleE1 5a *9
95PogorE1 5b 1
96GastonVS 4b 1
97Done Before *VD 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
From Durlston Car Park follow the road towards the lighthouse then turn west (right - looking out) along the coast path. Continue along here and 150m beyond the 4th stone wall from the lighthouse (the western limit of Durlston Country park) the cliff-top path dips into a small valley above a slabby cove. Cross the fence here at a small stile. This is Amphitheatre Ledge. For the Isis and Hangover Areas either follow an exposed narrow path along the cliff-top, contouring right (looking out). Pass several belay stakes until you come to a large gearing-up ledge after 200m (just beyond another large amphitheatre known as the Lecture Theatre). Alternatively continue along the main coast path, cross a stile and follow a steep path leading down through nettle beds, and past a tall post, to the cliff-top gearing up ledge.

Additional details - July 2010: There appears to have been some land slippage a couple of feet in length half way along the narrow cliff top path, it was still passable but very suspect. Probably now best to take the alternative approach path mentioned above and make your own assessment of the situation from there.

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