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Cattle Troughs


Climbs 94 – 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.

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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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)

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2HazhardHVS 5a  
3Blast SuburbiaE1  
4Fuel My Fire (de-bolted 2013)8a+ ***1
5Jesus and Mary ChainE3 6a *5
6The God SlotHVS 5a **10
7NoddyVS 4c 4
8Squeeze ChimneyHS 4b 5
9Doppler ShiftHVS 5a 1
10Joe Joe's RouteHVS 5a 1
11SwingtimeHVS 4c 3
12Swingtime DirectE2 6a 1
13DamsonHVS 5a **16
14Unknown Ledge TraverseS 4a *4
16The Coral PrisonVS 4c 31
17PoofHS 4a 40
18Hell's TeethVS 4c *20
19MoonstoneHVS 5a *13
20MyriotissaE1 5b 3
21Aguas VerdesE1 5b *5
22GloveVD 34
23GrottleVD 82
24ClovVD 37
25Mary RoseVS 4b 22
26LobsterHVS 5b *16
27ThermidorE2 5b 4
28ChalkfreeE1 5b  
29EavesdropperHVS 5b 1
30Make Like a BirdHVS 5a 3
31Wessex HangoverVS 4b *35
33Wessex WayHS 4b 9
34Curving CornerD 23
35MutationVD 8
36Blow Hole RouteD 17
37TemptationVD 16
38Vee-ChimneyS 24
39FingerripHVS 5c 9
40FingertipVS 5a 20
41Crazy FingersE1 6a 1
42CheatE2 6a 1
43SynergyE3 5c  
44The Beastly StepVD 14
46Form a QueueVS 4c 20
47The Beastly TraverseVD 25
48Scrambler's WallVD 5
49InspirationS 4a 460
50Lost In TranslationVS 4c *21
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51ConsolationS 4a 395
52ChockneyVD 4a *637
53The ChimneyVD *342
54The Chimney (Direct Finish)S 4a 153
55HangoverVS 5a **301
56ResurrectionHS 4b *387
57PerfectionS 4a 185
58Old Lag's CornerVS 4c *246
59Bunneys wall lefthandHVS 5b *5
60Bunney's WallVS 5a *400
61Fallen Block ClimbVD *246
62Pulpit RouteD **318
63IomaVS 4c 4
64KariateE1 5b *2
65Pearly GateHVS 5a 85
66Eskimo NellE1 5b **116
67TenuicollisE1 5a *10
68IsisVS 4c **242
69TekneequeE1 5b 2
70ArchangelE3 6a 6
71PeacemakerE1 5b *45
72HobbitVS 4b 6
73Only ThisbigHVS 5b 6
74ThisbeS 4b 19
75FrisbeeVS 4c 6
76Midsummer CrackHS 4c 12
77TinaHS 4a 8
78PyramusS 3
79Little Red Watering CanHS 4a 2
81ValentinoVD 2
82VarinaHS 4a 14
83Follow The WayE1 5b 5
84Come-on Head Do Your StuffE1 5b *5
85Uncry These TearsE2 5c *11
86SolitudeVS 4b 6
87Atomic Road HeroE5 6b * 
88Theory of EverythingE5 6b **4
89ZoolookologieE5 6a **9
90ShelobHVS 4c 1
91In a Big SkyE2 5c *5
92Land of the LeaningE2 5b *4
93World in ActionE5 6b **1
94Arapiles SyndromeE3 5b *1
95Mr. RuckleE1 5a *9
96PogorE1 5b 1
97GastonVS 4b 1
98DragonE1 5a 1
99Old Father ClymeHVS 4c 2
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