Altitude 6m a.s.l
Crux on Polaris - Davey H © clipskipper
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.
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.
Note: Part of the large flake at the top of Zig Zag (Severe) has collapsed and is reported to be in an unstable condition - please take care.
Dates: 1 March to 31 July
Reason: Nesting Birds
The restriction includes all routes west of Frontiersman (including the sea caves).
|This crag around Tobacco Road is an accident waiting to happen. The top out is dangerously loose. Belayers beware.|
Pero - 15/Oct/17