Sport climbing course in Portland.

Dagmar and Thomas drove to Portland with me for a great weekend of clipping bolts in the sun. We stayed at my mother’s place in Weymouth, really handy for Portland and close to Swanage, she charges £30 a night for a comfortable double room with use of her kitchen and bathroom. 

After lead climbing indoors for a few months, now was the time for Dagmar and Thomas to venture out onto the rock.

Saturday was a scorcher! We began with some easy routes at The Cuttings and moved to Fallen Slab on Blacknor Beach in the afternoon. The Fallen Slab is in a great location right by the sea and offers some wonderful routes for climbers at the beginning of their sport climbing journey.

On Sunday we returned to The Cuttings in the morning before moving to some quality lines on Blacknor South in the afternoon.

“I have to admit it was a bit of a struggle to get up this morning, but was definitely worth it! We really enjoyed the weekend.” – Dagmar
Dagmar climbing Fallen Slab.

Dagmar climbing Fallen Slab.

Thomas on the photogenic Fallen Slab Arete.

Thomas on the photogenic Fallen Slab Arete.

Thomas on the steep and sharp Six Good Biceps.

Thomas on the steep and sharp Six Good Biceps.

The view from The Cuttings.

The view from The Cuttings.

Paul on Jam at The Cuttings.

Paul on Jam at The Cuttings.

Thomas on It's My Life at Blacknor South.

Thomas on It's My Life at Blacknor South.

Paul climbing Lifeline at Blacknor South.

Paul climbing Lifeline at Blacknor South.

Posted: August 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Portland, Sport Climbing | No Comments »

Sport climbing on Portland.

Andy, Jim, Jin and I drove down to Weymouth and stayed at Mum’s place for the weekend.

The Saturday morning rain dissappeared to leave us with a wild and windy day in the sunshine at Cheyne Wears:

A windy day at Cheyne.

A windy day at Cheyne.

After a good buffeting we walked along to Wanderlust, a brilliant overhanging route with huge holds and a cruxy finish. No photo of this one but it was easily my route of the weekend.

We finished the afternoon at Battleship with Don’t Drive A Car When You’re Dead:

Jim

Jim

Paul on Don't Drive A Car When You're Dead

Paul on Don't Drive A Car When You're Dead

Jin

Jin

Jim on Don't Drive A Car When You're Dead

Jim on Don't Drive A Car When You're Dead

The Sunday brought more rain but we pushed on regardless and were rewarded with a fine sunny afternoon at Blacknor. Andy put his camera down and focussed on enjoying some great climbing. Thanks Andy for some great photos! You can see his Parcours photography at www.kiell.com

Posted: June 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Portland, Sport Climbing | No Comments »
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