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Climbs 36
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 72m a.s.l
Faces N

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Evening Session © JayK

Crag features

The quarried walls under Blacknor Fort are one of the old-school Portland bouldering venues and provide some fine low-to-mid grade problems on immaculate rock. The climbing style is very similar to the sport routes the island is famous for. It is an ideal venue for an after-work bouldering session owing to quick access. Mercury and Solace is one of the best low-grade Portland ticks.

Approach notes

Blacknor North is approached from the designated Climbers' and Walkers' car park (fee) at the far south west corner of the housing estate in Weston. Do not park anywhere else in the housing estate. If the car park is full, please park on the main street in Weston, and walk through the estate to the car park. It is also possible to park in Reap Lane.

From the car park, walk towards the cliff-top path, and turn right (looking out). Continue for about 500m, past an old concrete-wall on the cliff edge, before the path drops down slightly into a quarried area.

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Guidebooks

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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Portland (2008)

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