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Cave HoleDorset, ENGLAND
Climbs 80 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces E
Climbs at this crag
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
The series of caves lies below the fields 1 km up the east coast from Portland Bill. It can be spotted from the road by conspicuous jib cranes on the cliff edge. Parking is not easy for these areas since it is illegal to park on the main road. You may find a spot in Southwell but be careful not to block anyone in and be aware that tickets are regularly given here. The best parking, albeit with a longer walk-in, is in the Coastguard layby before the Pulpit Inn. From the Pulpit layby, walk about 1km back up the road to a gated track (opposite a public footpath sign). Go down here to the jib cranes which can be seen from the road. Alternatively gain the coast path from the layby and continue for 300m beyond Sector Pom Pom to reach the jib cranes.
From Southwell reach the cliff-top by the first quarry track then walk south for 500m to reach the jib cranes which mark the top of the area.
The Octopus Weed Area is directly below one of the jib cranes and the other areas are gained via the first or second stepped rock amphitheatres immediately right (looking out) of the jibs.
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