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Blackers Hole


Climbs 57 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces S

Crag features
Another varied area with a huge and spectacular cave home to the most impressive routes in Dorset. Also a sport quarry (in need of re-gearing) and trad wall with some good hard routes. Long walk in. No climbing 1 March to 31 July because of nesting birds on Polaris Area and the Great Cave.

Weather forecast

 Today  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 

3.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
22 kph

11.4mm rain
11 °C
26 kph

0.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
11 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
14 °C
13 kph

14.1mm rain
13 °C
31 kph
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Dorset (2012), West Country Climbs (2010), Dorset Route Database (2000), Swanage and Portland (1995),
Out of print: Dorset 2005 - Fax19 (2005), Dorset 2000 - Fax11 (2000), Dorset 1994 - Fax05 (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Frank's Little SecretHVS 4c *2
2PolarisE5 6a ***6
3Exchange of FireE5 6a * 
4NukeE4 6a * 
5Bolt the Blue SeaE5 6b * 
6Weapons of SoundE5 6a  
7Enter the VoidE6 6b ** 
8The Aquatic ApeE6 6b ***1
9The Schwarzechild Radius7c+ *** 
10Laughing ArthurE8 6b ***1
11Forever Laughing8a **2
12Coma 2E5 6b  
13Endeavour8c ***1
14Infinite Gravity8a+ ***11
15Naked and SavageE7 6b *** 
16Procrastinating GiantE6 6a ***1
17Monsters of RockE7 6b *** 
18GiantslayerE5 6a **7
19Cold Empty GunE6 6a *1
20CoercriE4 6a *5
21FrontiersmanE3 5b *1
22Forn wallE1 3
23Cosa NostraE2 5c *4
24Freedom Fighter7a * 
25Crack Gang Killing7b * 
26Roof Supreme7b+ ** 
27Sunyata7b **1
28The Energy, the Faith, the Devotion7c+ ** 
29Plasma Stream7c+ *1
 Climb nameGradex
30The Nolans Meet Impulse Manslaughter7a+ 2
31Swimming in Jugs6b+ *6
32Les Hommes en Noir6b+  
33Black SeptemberE2 5b 1
34Zig-ZagVS 4c **67
35Parallel LinesHVS 5a 7
36Credit in the Straight WorldE4 6a *1
37Absence Makes the Heart...E3 6a *3
38Street Fighting YearsE7 6c *** 
39Full CircleE7 6c ** 
40A Dose of the MalhamsE6 6b * 
41Sport Free World!E3 5c * 
42Rufty's Roll UpE1 5b **27
43Mr Fantastic Totally StroptasticHVS 5b *8
44Tobacco RoadVS 4c **58
45The Vapour EdgeE1 5b *11
46Parsons PleasureMVS *13
47SnoutE1 5b *1
48HavanaE4 6b **1
49The EqualizerE5 6b ** 
50CentrepieceE5 6c ** 
51Not Forgotten, No Fade AwayE5 6b ** 
52Straight Lines *HVS 5b **3
53Triaxiality *E1 5b 1
54Flyover *HVS 4c 1
55Bill's Route *HS 4b 1
56Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown *E2 5b 1
57It Sank the Ship, Now Eat the Lettuce *E1 5b 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
The quickest approach is from the Durlston Country Park parking. Walk down past the lighthouse and turn right (looking out) along the coast path, past the mile pylons and around a wide bay crossing over two stone walls. 200m past the second stone wall locate a hidden descent ramp leading down to the left (looking out) side of the quarry.
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