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.

Approach 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.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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 nameGrade
2Frank's Little SecretE1 5b *2
3PolarisE5 6a ***12
4Exchange of FireE5 6a * 
5NukeE4 6a * 
6Bolt the Blue SeaE5 6b * 
7Weapons of SoundE5 6a  
8Enter the VoidE6 6b ** 
9The Aquatic ApeE6 6b ***1
11The Schwarzechild Radius7c+ *** 
12Laughing ArthurE8 6b ***1
13Forever Laughing7c+ ***2
14Coma 2E5 6b  
15Endeavour8c ***1
16Infinite Gravity8a+ ***13
17Naked and SavageE7 6b *** 
18Procrastinating GiantE6 6a ***1
19Monsters of RockE7 6b *** 
20GiantslayerE5 6a **7
21Cold Empty GunE6 6a *1
22CoercriE4 6a *5
23FrontiersmanE3 5b *1
24Forn wallE1 3
25Cosa NostraE2 5c *4
27Freedom Fighter7a * 
28Crack Gang Killing7b * 
29Roof Supreme7b+ ** 
30Sunyata7b **1
31The Energy, the Faith, the Devotion7c+ ** 
32Plasma Stream7c **1
33The Nolans Meet Impulse Manslaughter7a+ *4
34Swimming in JugsE3 5c *6
35Les Hommes en NoirE3 5c  
37Black SeptemberE2 5b 1
38Zig-ZagVS 4c 72
39Straight LinesHVS 5b **6
40Parallel LinesHVS 5a *9
41Credit in the Straight WorldE4 6a *1
42Absence Makes the Heart...E3 6a *3
43Street Fighting YearsE7 6c *** 
44Full CircleE7 6c ** 
45A Dose of the MalhamsE6 6b * 
46Sport Free World!E3 5c *2
47Rufty's Roll UpE1 5b **30
48Mr Fantastic Totally StroptasticHVS 5b *9
49Tobacco RoadVS 4c **63
50The Vapour EdgeE1 5b **13
51Parsons PleasureVS 4c *16
52SnoutE1 5b *1
53HavanaE4 6b **1
54The EqualizerE6 6b ** 
55CentrepieceE5 6c ** 
56Not Forgotten, No Fade AwayE5 6b ** 
57Triaxiality *E1 5b 1
58Flyover *HVS 4c 1
59Bill's Route *HS 4b 2
60Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown *E2 5b 1
61It Sank the Ship, Now Eat the Lettuce *E1 5b 1
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