WALLSEND NORTH


Wallsend is the largest and arguably best cliff on Portland. Wallsend North consists of a series of small bays and walls perched above the sea. Some of the approaches are awkward since the bank below the faces is slowly slipping into the sea.

Routes

127 sport routes (2+...8a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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So Hardcore Area
Before the main cliffs start at Wallsend, there are a couple of isolated walls. Although very...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

137
Unsung Area
A friendly bay with some short and intense test-pieces on high quality rock. It is situated high...
24
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

138
Acid Jazz Area
Afine, open face that, rather alarmingly, is gaining height due to slippage of the earth and ledges...
16
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

12 mins

140
Teenage Lust Area
Some well-positioned routes above an elevated ledge.
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

16 mins

141
Seaside Slab
Under the main cliff-line is a large slab of good rock above the boulder beach. This has been...
4
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

18 mins

142
The Rampart
A strip of excellent rock perched high above the beach which provides superbly-positioned and...
15
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

18 mins

142
Sweet Smell of Success Area
A really good section of cliff with a handful of classic pitches. The base of the crag is grassy,...
19
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

18 mins

145
Bladerunner Area
This section of cliff occasionally suffers mudslides in the winter and as a result the routes can...
10
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

20 mins

146
Downhill Spiral Area
The Downhill Spiral Area routes start from a raised grass bank beneath heavily-stained black walls...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

20 mins

148
Laid Black Area
This section of wall is the continuation rightwards from the Downhill Spiral Area and is just...
6
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

20 mins

149
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  • Latest Comments

    For WALLSEND NORTH

    Poop Scoop
    "There is a large loose block just above and left of the first bolt, beware!!" 09/Sep

    The Right Mix
    "Probably climbed this more times than any other route in Wallsend, never get bor..." 27/Jun

    They Walked in Line
    "Quality climbing, fierce but fun. Best done on a thick skin day." 03/Jun

    Eight-Bar Blues
    "I'm not sure how it could possibly be easier for the short, though I didn't thin..." 31/Jul

    Cosa Nostra
    "Seems to have reverted back to its previous dirty condition. The upper flake/cra..." 05/Jul

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "paul you should also do 'Fun factory' on the back cliff at battleship! very good..." 19/Jun top50

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "You are right Andy, definitely a contender for best at grade :) Try 'Stone Cold..." 15/Jun top50

    Topsy Turvy Land
    "Now re-bolted." 20/Jun

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "amazing! second of the three on this wall, right of 'stay golden' similar in dif..." 25/Apr top50

    Acid Jazz Disco
    "The flash is there for the taking but does require some commitment as can feel a..." 09/Mar

    Acid Jazz Disco
    "i thought this was nails for 7a! but then again im not an arette man! really goo..." 05/Mar

    Wonderful
    "Wonderful moves through the crux!" 11/Aug

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