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Climbs 93
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 25m a.s.l
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Crag features

West Weares is one of the least known bouldering venues on Portland but it is amongst the best and most accessible. The area consists of three contrasting sectors: a rocky beach, the more gentle Hallelujah Bay and the boulderfield of The Green Hump. There is much variety and the mid-grade boulderer is particularly well catered for.

Despite being on the west coat, West Weares receives sun from late morning. It is a great venue for an evening session when you can boulder until sunset. Some of the problems on the rocky beach and Hallelujah Bay are tidal.

Approach notes

Approach Portland along the A354. Instead of heading up the island, follow brown road signs to West Weares. Drive through Chiswell and use the West Weares car park. Parking is fairly limited and you will have to be there early to beat the divers. There is a larger car park back up the road near the big roundabout. This increases the length of the walk-in by 3 minutes (and perhaps longer on the walk-out as you pass the temptations of The Cove House Inn).

The various sectors are approached by following the path from the southern end of the Chesil Cove Esplanade.

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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.
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