Sector Pom Pom

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Sport
Sun and Shade
5 mins
Level
Tidal

A pleasant bay with some short, hard routes that are very bouldery, including the fabulous traverse of The Waveband. There are a number of very short bouldery routes bolted around the cove that are not recorded here. Good conditions are needed and are at their best in winter. The beach level varies.
Tides - Only come here at very low tide. Dog Rock can be approached at mid-tide.
Approach - The area is best approached from the Portland Bill car park (fee). Walk along the coast path in front of the beach huts to a cliff-top crane. Sector Pom Pom is 70m further along the coast path.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
El Scorchio
Start just right of a big cave and climb the short bulging wall slightly leftwards. There are two ways of climbing the crux.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
2
Maximum Grrr...
Make fierce moves up the blank wall, starting from a slot near the corner and finishing via a short layback.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
3
L'eau Profile
Make contorted moves directly over the roof on the front of the undercut buttress.
 
1 Stars
Strong
7c
4
Private Dancer
The short and technical groove on the right of the buttress. Top-out or lower off the last bolt.
 6b
5
Jug City
Climb to a juggy headwall. There is a staple belay on block.
2 user comments
 4a
6
Jugalicious
Break right at Jug City ledge. There is a staple belay on block.
 3
7
Matt's Dilemma
The left-hand line on the seaward face. The left side of the arete has been climbed using the same bolts at 6a.
 3
8
Games Without Frontiers
A faint groove. Climb left of the bolts and then back right to the lower-off.
2 user comments
 4a
9
The Dog's Bollocks
Intricate moves up the wall to the left of the arete.
 6a
10
Tide and Time
The surprisingly awkward groove.
2 user comments
 4c
11
Thirty Years Young
7m. A short solo up the right-hand side of the left-hand arete with a desperate start to gain the pocket and a committing move...
 
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3 6b
12
Burbage Belle
Pure bouldering. Jump to the break to start then tackle the Fontainebleau-like bulge.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
7c
13
The Big Blue Top 50
A tremendous test-piece that blasts up the central hanging groove by some very hard moves. Probably 8a for the short. Jump to...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7c+
14
Ninth Wave
A very aesthetic problem taking the hanging crack right of the prow. Jump to the break to start. It has been soloed, but it...
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a+
15
Zimmerframe with Attitude
A desperate V8 boulder-problem start leads to the awkward corner. Used to be 6c, but a rockfall altered the start.
 7c
16
The O'lympets
A pleasant climb taking the vague crack in the side-wall after a hard start.
 
Technical
6c+
17
The Waveband
14m. The best boulder traverse on the Isle - more of a journey than a boulder problem. Start from a hand ledge below...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Rounded
V9
18
Honorary Froggatt
A hard bulging start then teeter up an 'Artless-style' ramp.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
19
Pocketful of Shells
A strenuous start then technical stuff up the corner.
1 user comment
 
Technical
7b
20
A Girl of the Limberlost
Start at a short crack to the right of an arete. Move left around the arete and finish directly.
 6b
21
The Huts Have Eyes
Further right from A Girl of the Limberlost another wall rises from a low ledge. Climb the crimpy wall before the arete.
 6a+
22
Somewhere West of Laramie
Right of The Huts Have Eyes. Climb the left-hand side of the arete above a ledge.
 6a+
23
Not in Kansas Anymore
The wall just right of the right-hand side of the arete.
 6a+