Climbs 82
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 35m a.s.l
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Steve Hau on Test Pilot (6a) at The Lost Valley. © Rob Kennard

Crag features

Only minutes from the parking the Lost Valley is an extremely sheltered crag set within a deep inland ravine. The crag has now been extensively developed and contains a large number of routes, often of the technical variety, that will be of interest to teams looking for climbing in the low to mid-grades. A reliable spot with regard to conditions it is also perhaps the best place to head for if a full-on gale is blowing when all can be still in the depths of the trench that the crag lies in.

Approach notes

Park in the main Cheyne Weares car park which is clearly marked. From the car park, walk north for 150m (left when looking out), until a rocky ravine on the left is reached - this is the Lost Valley. Drop down a steep chute at the far end to gain the right-hand side of the cliff.

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The latest edition of the Dorset Rockfax features the now widely acclaimed full-page colour topos, and includes all the new lines in the areas previously covered, as well as many entirely new sectors. The crags are illustrated using bigger topos and there is a complete new set of action photos. This new Rockfax guide will concentrate on Portland, Swanage and Lulworth, covering all the sport routes in these areas, and also the bulk of the quality trad climbing at Swanage and Lulworth. Coverage of bouldering and deep water soloing, along with all the routes in Devon have migrated from this book.
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