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Nicodemus Knob


Climbs 5 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 103m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A 10 metre high pinnacle left by quarrymen in memory of the legendary prowess of Nick O'Demus. The SW face is generally sound and it can be climbed at about Mod. up its South Ridge. The chert in the top break can be crumbly and should be treated with care until the routes have had more traffic.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
10 °C
22 kph

11.3mm rain
13 °C
37 kph

2.1mm rain
10 °C
28 kph

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
18 kph

0.9mm rain
Sunny periods
11 °C
24 kph
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Dorset (2012),
Out of print: Dorset 2005 - Fax19 (2005)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Wild Rover6a 57
2Nick O'Demus6a 45
 Climb nameGradex
3Big Wall Dreams6a+ 32
4Nick's Bulge6b 26
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Access notes
Follow the road to the top of the hill on Portland. Nicodemus Knob is best accessed by taking the left turn at the roundabout and follow the road past the side of The Heights hotel and the view point car parks, until a right turn, just before it goes down hill leads to The Verne prison. Go past this and follow the track to a rusty gate, park here. Follow the fence eastwards until the pinnacle comes into view and an obvious footpath leads down towards it (5 mins).

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These climbs are not getting much traffic so it would be well worth scrambling to the top, clipping the loweroffs and abseiling down to give them a dust off and a check for any lose stuff in the top break first. It is a better summer crag as it catches the breeze when elsewhere is too hot, very exposed to the wind in winter.
johnl - 24/Jul/10