Report of a lose bolt June 2023 - “One of the staples wobbles. As looking out at the sea it is the top left staple on the flat top of rock. This is directly above the iron ladder which gives access from Sharbutts Quarry to Sacred Angel Area”
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!
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A gorgeous yet challenging proposition. Full of Beautiful, Powerful, and Intricate movement often requiring thoughtful and careful negotiation.
Start as for 'Is Vic there' break hard left after the crux from the third clip position, move under the flowstone hood into a second dynamic crux sequence to gain the underside of the stuck on block, once mounted move left and up to gain full access to the immaculate and unrelenting flowstone features above.
βeta:After the stuck-on block it seems possible to go quite far left to some underclings but these lead to nothing? Interested to know if anyone has gone direct from here as I ended up further right, but quite close to Vic.
Show beta βeta:After the stuck-on block it seems possible to go quite far left to some underclings but these lead to nothing? Interested to know if anyone has gone direct from here as I ended up further right, but quite close to Vic.