WHITE HOLE


This area of relatively short cliffs near Portland Bill has a set of good little routes with an atmosphere which belies their size. The rock is solid but also extremely rough and it can be a bit tough on the fingers. The recent development of Memories Zawn has added another dimension to the area with some committing routes and solos requiring blind approach abseils into tight zawns. Overall White Hole is a small but worthwhile area with a lot of variety and grade spread.

Routes

12 trad routes (VS...E5)
40 sport routes (4...8a)
6 dws routes (E1...E3)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Mirthmaid Area
The west wall of Mirthmaid Zawn gives some fine deep water solos above an undercut through cave....
11
DWS
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

Abseil
Tidal
124
Memories Zawn Area
The northern-most section of White Hole is very atmospheric, consisting of a complex series of...
13
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

5 mins

Abseil
Tidal

No climbing north of here.

180
Faceache Area
These walls are peppered with a number of quality harder lines. The routes on the inside walls need...
6
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

5 mins

Abseil
Tidal
181
Mirthmaid Zawn Area
The south wall of Mirthmaid Zawn gives some challenging climbing above an undercut through-cave.
10
DWS
Sun and shade
Level

5 mins

Abseil
Tidal
182
South Cliff
This short wall of tough routes lies underneath the approach path. Most of the routes don't have...
18
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

5 mins

183
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  • Latest Comments

    For WHITE HOLE

    Mirthmaid
    "Is the lower band of rock here dry very often any time of the year? Yet to find..." 24/Jul

    Staple Diet
    "Great route! Broke a hold yesterday, but there is still enough of it left to ..." 15/Oct

    The Cruel Sea
    "Only one awkward move." 09/Oct

    Balance of Power
    "Oh, yes they have... Gav Symonds - solo!" 04/Jul

    Balance of Power
    "As far as I'm aware - no." 07/Nov

    Balance of Power
    "Has anyone repeated?" 06/Nov

    Chalk-hill Blue
    "This route has a lot of great moves packed in one after another. It took a lot o..." 06/Sep

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