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The four main sections, North, Central, South and Far South have a continuous under cliff path lining them all. But it is better to access each section from either end. After the 2014 landslide destroyed the southern approach, Far South and south are best accessed from the wall quarry a top South section. Sections of the Path can be quick tricky, especially in the wet and the paths to the beach blocks tend to move around over time. Take a moment to look where you are heading to before heading straight to your chosen climbing area.

The classic Pregnant Pause a contender for Portlands longest route, is a full 30m and take a least 16 Draws. A full 60m rope will make it be always tie a knot in the end just in case!   



Rockfax Description
The right-hand line of 6mm P-bolts to a chain lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The right-hand line of 6mm P bolts on the slab face to a chain lower-off.


CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock , Portland , No Hand Climbs


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High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
High 3b
Mid 3b
Low 3b
High 3a
Mid 3a
Low 3a
High 2c
Mid 2c
Low 2c
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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Flashed (β)
Not Set
Route of Interest
Intermediate Route

Grade: 3a ***
(Blacknor Beach)

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