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Climbs 47
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude Tidal
Faces SE

Crag features

Broad Ope is a stretch of coastline northeast of Portland Bill. The bouldering is concentrated on two pebble beaches, but one of these is currently out of action due to the imminent collapse of a large cave. The bouldering is generally on rounded sea-washed limestone with good friction.

The venues are climable year-round but it may get too hot in summer. The beaches are todal and sunshine is usually required to dry the rock after high tide.

Approach notes

Drive to the southern end of the Isle and park at the Portland Bill car park (fee).

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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 Guidebooks:
Portland (2008)

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