Climbs 168
Rocktype Limestone

Faces S

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Crag features

A sport climbing quarry with many great technical wall climbs. Sheltered from the wind and with easy access.

Approach notes

Winspit Quarry is situated 1.5km south of Worth Matravers and is reached by a pleasant stroll down a picturesque valley. Park in the main car park, which is situated on the right as you enter the village. The approach path starts down a lane below the village pond.

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The latest edition of the Dorset Rockfax features the now widely acclaimed full-page colour topos, and includes all the new lines in the areas previously covered, as well as many entirely new sectors. The crags are illustrated using bigger topos and there is a complete new set of action photos. This new Rockfax guide will concentrate on Portland, Swanage and Lulworth, covering all the sport routes in these areas, and also the bulk of the quality trad climbing at Swanage and Lulworth. Coverage of bouldering and deep water soloing, along with all the routes in Devon have migrated from this book.
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More Guidebooks:
South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012)
The cave on quarryman’s wall at Winspit has been turned into a toilet, complete with in-situ bog roll. THIS IS NOT ON. Climbers are the main users of this part of the quarry. There is a toilet in the car park at Worth Maltravers and plenty of countryside very close by where you could bury your shit if you really can't wait.
duncan - 28/Oct/13
We climbed here as a fallback venue as the sea was too rough to climb on the cliffs. I wouldn't describe it as "a superb venue" - the rock was of dubious quality and the routes were good but not fantastic.
Andrew Barker - 14/Sep/10
We climbed here as a fallback venue as the sea was too rough to climb on the cliffs. I'm not sure I'd describe it as a "superb venue" - the rock is of dubious quality and the routes we did were good but not fantastic.
Andrew Barker - 14/Sep/10
A superb venue, with a good variety of routes, Quarrymans Wall is a good spot to catch the sun early in the day then move round to the east facing side later in the day to catch the sun. Post Coital Snooze has a lovely crux move. There is also lots of rocks to jump off into the sea and cool off during the summer sun. Highly recommended. Fact: The original Doctor Who was filmed there.
mammal - 02/Mar/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 West Quarry 
2Warm Love6a *206
3The Skin Room7a+ 6
4Think About It6a+ *250
5Things That Make You Go Hmmmm...6c *70
6Restless Heart6b+ **123
7Any Old Time6b *151
8Bread Knife4a *529
9Post-coital Snooze6a+ *322
10Iron Bar5a *584
11A Different GameM10 **7
12The Chestnut Mare7b+ *15
13SmackdownM7+ **1
14Mini Line6a 167
15Book 36c+ 14
16The Fantastic Mr Faz6a+ 83
17Idiot Village6a+ *233
18Autumn Leaves5c *287
19Flux Capacitor5c *228
20Eromon6c 10
 West Quarry - Bouldering 
22Inner Sanctumf6B+ *2
23Piss Flakef4+ 2
24Piss Mantelf5+ 2
25Piss Crackf4+ 2
26Inner Aretef6A+ *2
27Steve's Traversef6B+ *2
28Layback No Flakef5+ *2
29Sloping Ledgef6A *2
30Flake and Ledgef5 *2
31Outer Aretef5 *2
32Anthill Mobf6B+ **2
33Bulletproof Bombf6B+ *1
 Quarryman's Wall 
35Free Entre-prises5c 107
36The Genius of S.K.6a 69
37Solstice7a+ **35
38Avenging the Halsewell7b ***126
39Ancient Order of Freemarblers7a **133
40Billy Winspit7b **59
41Peppercorn Rate7a **176
42Smiling Assassin7a+ 17
43So Naughty5a *594
44Insanely Yours6c+ *47
45Jargon Eater6b+ *189
46Unseen Ripples of the Pebble6a+ **454
47I Thought You Had It!7a **59
48Gallows' Gore7a **73
49Red Rain6c+ ***217
50Queen Anne's Men6c **256
51Exuberance7a *176
52Stone Mason6a+ **688
53Hitachi and Girls6a+ 127
547a+ Took Me Lung4c 506
55Resin Devotion6a *547
56Insect Graveyard6b *350
57Know What I Mean Pal6a *686
58Playtime with Playtex6c+ *12
117Dingle Dell
VD 7
HS 4b 10
VS 4c 9
120Camberwick Green
VS 4c *14
S 9
122Echo CornerS 9
123Echo ChimneyVD 14
124Echo Groove
S 12
125Bread and Pickle
VS 4c 5
126Flying Phoebe
VD 5
VS 4c 3
VD 3
129Boxing Day Diet Plan
VS 4c 4
HVS 5a 3
131Spring Hill
HVS 5a 2
132Turkey Wing
HS 4b 4
133Saturday Stroll
VD 4
S 4a 9
135The Magus
HVS 5a 3
HS 4b 6
137Corner, Traverse, and Crack
S *6
138Immaculate Arete
XS 5c 1
S 3
VD 3
HVS 5a *3
142Mark's Route
S 4a 6
143Cup Final Day
E1 5b 1
144East of Eden
E2 5c 1
145Cosmic Swing
VS 4c 1
146Sunday Joint
HS 4b 1
147Uncertain Smile
HVS 5b 2
148Beginner's Luck
VD 5
149SandstormS 4a 10
150Ceri's Route
HS 5a 18
E1 5b 2
HVS 5a 2
VS 5a 5
154Can't Touch This
HS 4b 23
155One Move Wonder
HVS 5b 6
E1 6a  
157Alternative EducationVS 4c 5
S 12
159Exit Route
D 2
S 8
161Grit Your Teeth
S 4b 1
162Dream Topping
HS 4
163Emmy's Roof
VS 5
164Praying MantleHS 11
165InsectitudeS 15
166Who Needs Friends?S 12
167mike's route
S 4a 2
168The Gullible Armadillo's TailHVS 5a *2
169Pete's KnobHVD 7
170China in your Hands
E1 5b 1
171TetrisS 1
172StrathcarronHS 4b 1
173Orange Groove
4a 1

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