Altitude 4m a.s.l
Bridget Collier climbing Tombstone (3+) Godnor © Mark Glaister
The connected cliffs of Godnor South and North are both congenial spots to climb, having plenty of low and mid-grade sport climbs in seaside surroundings. Godnor South is tidal and less developed than its northern neighbour and as a result far less frequented. Godnor North is a fine non-tidal crag and perfect for climbers looking to get plenty of mileage in on routes in the 4s, 5s and 6s, although at times it can get busy. There are a considerable number of trad lines at Godnor South that have seen no ascents in recent times and only brief details and approximate lines are recorded here. Only a couple of minutes walk away and passed on the approach is the Neddyfields crag that also has many similarly graded lines. Both the north and south cliffs get sun from first thing in the morning and this is often the best time to get the rock at its best.
The two main parking areas for this crag lie on the main road between Easton and Southwell. The first is the main Cheyne Weares car park which is clearly marked. The second limited spot (2-3 cars) is in a short track, on the seaward side of the road, 300m south of Cheyne Weares car park. From the limited parking spot, walk 200m down the coastpath to where a long, low bouldering wall appears on the right (2 mins from the road). The Neddyfields Main Cliff lies directly below the bouldering wall. Opposite the far end of the bouldering wall, use a good steep path which cuts back left (looking out) along the cliff base. At the bottom of the cliff, descend to the beach boulders then head right (looking out) for 150m along the boulder beach, past a large outfall pipe, to where the main crag of Godnor Far North starts. The boulders can be greasy and eventually they become tidal. At around 1 or 2 hours either side of low spring tides you can continue under the cliff (Godnor North) to quickly access a large tank-shaped boulder. The route Euphemism starts from the top of the tank-shaped boulder.
The cliff passed on the approach with a huge pipe running diagonally across it is banned, due to rare plants growing above it.
The Dorset Rockfax covers the superb sport and trad climbing in Portland, Swanage and Lulworth on the Dorset coast. This amazing area is one of the most popular sport climbing areas in the country with a huge number of routes across the grades and great appeal to climbers of all abilities. Thousands of brilliant routes and a relatively friendly climate mean that the area is always busy with climbers.
The 2021 edition of the Dorset Rockfax is the biggest Rockfax to date with 2700 routes on over 600 pages. It is a complete update of previous guides and released in print and digital at the same time. All the crags have been re-photographed using aerial photography and a new set of detailed maps created to make finding and choosing your chosen route even easier than ever.
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