The Veranda

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Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill
14 mins

The Veranda is one of the wave of smaller crags that are now being developed all over Portland. Many of these smaller venues are remarkably close to some of the more popular areas and cater for climbers looking for routes in the lower-to-mid grades. The rock is often good and, although the routes have taken some unearthing, the lines will clean up quickly as the cliff becomes more popular. The Veranda has a great location with an expansive grass base. Guidebook page 130.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Dr. Sole and Mr. Sole
The left-hand route of the crag finishes with a delicate layaway up its top groove.
 3
2
Never Lead a Numb Existence
Climb the wall to finish up the top flake of Phil's Route.
 4
3
Phil's Route
Climb the crack, trending leftwards before making some big moves up the flake above to finish.
 4
4
Days of Heaven
Pleasant climbing up the wall.
 4+
5
Love on the Rocks ;)
Straight up over the grey band to a scoop.
 
Technical
5
6
Absent Friends, Here's to Them
Climb the wall trending right at the grey band of rock. A hidden pocket may help to access the ledge above.
 5+
7
Limestone Cowboy
Follows the crack-line. Named after a local entrepreneur.
 4+
8
One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest
Technical moves up the slight groove.
 
Technical
5+
9
When You Were Little You Dreamed You Were Big
Climb the brown flowstone stain between One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest and Hanging Out with Halo Jones. The finishing hold...
 6b+
10
Hanging Out with Halo Jones
Good moves on the lower wall lead to a surprisingly tricky groove.
 
Technical
6a
11
I Get High With A Little Help From My Friends
Climb the wall from the ledge. The finish may be awkward for the short. Care needed with the rock.
 
Technical
5
12
Cat Juggling
Climb from the right hand side of the ledge. The finish is height-dependant and maybe 6a for the short.
 4+
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    The Racing Line
    "Hard crux but easier and steady climbing either side. Overall difficulty is the ..." 24/Jun

    Nihil
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    A Dream of White Porsches
    "Its easy at the end. If you have a clipstick!" 13/Apr

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