Climbs 25
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 6m a.s.l
Faces all

Crag features

An isolated area on a beach to the north of The Cuttings Boulderfield. Only 15 problems have been described, but the quality and variety is generally good, and there is opportunity for more problems on some of the other boulders. A good location for a relaxed morning session and an option if The Cuttings Boulderfield is busy, or you fancy a change. The outlook and environment is pleasant, particularly since the sewerage outflow was decommissioned.

Approach notes

Drive through Easton towards Southwell to the Church Ope car park. Walk back up the road for 50m, and at the tiny Portland Museum, turn right onto Church Ope Road. Follow the road under an arch to a viewpoint - a flat area with some benches directly under Rufus Castle. From here, take the coast path (not the path down steps to Church Ope Cove) to a wide track which leads past the New Cuttings and The Cuttings cliff. Continue along the track for 1km past the end of The Cuttings cliff. Opposite a disused pumping station a small path descends the bank to the right of the track. A path leads leftward through thick vegetation then down an open slope to a beach. The bouldering is found near the promontory to the left (looking out).

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Dorset Bouldering

Dorset has emerged as a major bouldering area in recent years thanks to the hard work of a bunch of diligent locals who have combed the coastline seeking out every block, problem and traverse. In addition to the well known areas of the Cuttings, the Boulderfield and the Neddyfields, the book has extensive information on the West Coast of Portland, many more areas on the East Coast, plus Swanage and Lulworth. It describes over 1500 boulder problems on over 350 pages.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Rubble Rock
2 There May Be Rubble Ahead f5+ ** 1
3 Rubbled Waters f4+ * 3
4 Rubble on My Mind f6A * 3
5 Grove Point Arête f6C ** 3
6 The Grove f5+ * 3
7 Rubble and Strife f4+ * 3
8 Rubbleshooter f3 * 3
9 Big Rubble in Little China f3 4
10 Rubblemaker f4 4
Climb name Grade
  Conglomerate Rock
12 Conglomeration f5 * 1
13 Step Left f4+ 1
14 The Same f6B * 2
15 The Same but Different f6C * 2
  Excavated Roof
17 Roof 66 f6B+ ** 1
18 Hueco Fantasies f7A ** 1
19 Proper Job f6B+ * 1
Climb name Grade
  Triangle Slab
21 Left Arête of the Slab f4 * 5
22 Triangle Slab f4+ * 5
23 Right Arête of the Slab f3 4
  Flowstone Block
25 Final Destination f6A+ ** 4
26 Limestone Ladyboy f7A ** 2
27 Saddle Sore f6B ** 1
28 Final Destination II f6C ** 4
29 Limestone Cowboy f7A ** 3
30 Side Saddle f6A 2

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