Climbs 60
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 7m a.s.l
Faces E

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Crag features

Beeston is a fine series of interesting bays with some short, quality routes on excellent rock. It is a quiet area that is often ignored which may be worth considering on bank holidays. It is comprised of three sectors with very contrasting climbs. The Limekiln Cave has some good technical sport routes, and the Bay of Rainbows is great for soloing or easy routes on fantastic flowstone. The Great Escape Walls are a totally different ball game with an atmospheric stapled traverse and some very serious solos.

Approach notes

Use the limited parking spot near the Southwell pumping station. Follow a path past the pumping station to the coast. If the limited parking is already taken, reach this point by parking near Cheyne House and walking past the Neddyfields Bouldering Wall. 

Walk along the coast path for 15mins above Godnor, until a dome-shaped spoil heap is reached above a promontory. Beeston cliffs are accessed from here.

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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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Deep Water

Mike Robertson's award winning Deep Water guide, covering DWS on the English South Coast, Pembroke, Scotland and throughout the world.
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More Guidebooks:
Portland (2008)
Swanage and Portland (1995)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Golden Pants Wall
2 Online 3c 12
3 Always a Little Further 6b 17
4 Social Lepers 7a+ 6
5 Suits you Sir! 7a 6
6 Winterset 6c 10
7 Skin Up 6a+ 25
8 Sea Pink 7a 7
9 Eva Luna 7a+ * 7
10 Fight the Good Fight 7a+ 5
11 Strategem 6b+ 12
12 Burnt Sienna 6b 22
  Limekiln Cave Area
14 Flake Break 6c * 1
15 Lardman 6a+ 3
16 East Coast Epic 6b * 3
17 Return to Form 6a * 7
18 Rusty Wall 6b * 3
19 Dirty Dog 6c * 2
20 Pavane 6a * 2
21 Aquaserene 7a *  
22 Te Taniwha 6b *  
Climb name Grade
23 Silence of the Deep 6b *  
24 Lucky Day in Hell 7b+  
25 Heart Full of Nails 7a+ *  
26 Konked Out 7a *  
27 Rags to Rags, Rust to Rust 5a 2
28 The League of Gurus 7a  
  The Great Escape Wall
30 Sea of Tears 6c *  
31 The Underhill Mob 6a+  
32 Depth Gauge
E4 6a *  
33 Esperanto
E1 6a  
34 Bastinado
E4 6a **  
35 The Machine
E5 6b **  
36 Deep Water Drug Bust
E4 6a **  
37 Nutters' Way
E5 6b *  
38 The 6.03
E3 6a *  
39 Scrubs
E4 6a *  
40 Borstal Brake-in
E3 6a *  
41 The Great Escape 6c * 6
42 Beach Madness 6c 3
43 Esmeralda's Monkey 7b 1
Climb name Grade
  Bay of Rainbows Area
45 Extreme Lives
E7 6b * 2
46 Staplebite
E4 5c 1
47 The Portland Screw
E1 5a 7
48 Ethical Vacuum
E4 6a 3
49 The Purple Pirate 3a 25
50 Mr Krabs' New Sunglasses 3a 20
51 This Ledge 'ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us 3c 13
52 Stromboli 6a * 19
53 Krakatoa 4a * 111
54 Etna 3a * 152
55 Popacatapetl 6a * 53
56 Fifteen Minutes to Fame 6a * 43
57 Bay of Rainbows 6c+ ** 10
58 Belly Button Traverse 6a+ ** 45
59 Bay of Peegs 7a+ **  
60 Cornflake Girl 6b+ * 18
61 Bungle, Zippy and George 4c * 25
62 Gyonyuru 6c *  
63 Gyttja 6c  
64 Portland Exclusion Zone
6c 1

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