Death of Cool Area

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Sport
Sun and Shade
12 mins
Up and Down

The first walls feature a number of large blocky roofs and some excellent long pitches on good rock. This area is often less busy than the sections further to the right.
Approach - Walk towards the cliff-top path, and turn right (looking out). Continue for about 500m, past an old concrete-wall on the cliff edge, before the path drops down slightly into a quarried area. Locate a small path that drops steeply at a break in the cliff-line, and doubles back leftwards (facing out) down the hill. The first climbs are reached after walking 150m along the path from the base of the approach descent.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Absolute Beginners
The first bolted line on the approach to Blacknor North. Climb the arete of the gully with a square capstone wedged at the top.
2 user comments
 
Loose
2
2
No Name Corner
The bolted line to the right of Absolute Beginners.
 
Loose
3+
3
Chin Reaction
The loose wall and rib to an exposed finish over the roof.
 6c
4
Meltdown
Good climbing with a fine bulge and upper crack. Don't walk by this one, it is well worth doing.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
7a
5
Quakin' in My Bones
Worth a look with rock as good as anything else on Portland. The upper groove is height dependant, however this does not...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7a+
6
Sellerfield
A good pitch with a long reach to gain the upper break.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
7b
7
The Taylor Show
The crack and groove right of Sellerfield. An initially dirty section gives way to excellent climbing up the flowstone groove.
 6a+
8
Living the Dream
Some nice positions.
 
Loose
6b+
9
Death of Cool
Good climbing with an entertaining crux move. No lower-off in place, reverse and lower from the last bolt.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7a+
10
Drag Racing Underground
A fine pitch that passes a cave entrance at mid height. A tough finishing move and a holdless flowstone groove are the main...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
11
San Andreas
The wide twisting crack.
 
Loose
E1
12
Speleo Joy Toy
The chimney.
 
Loose
VS
13
Poppadom
The corner.
 
Loose
E1