NEDDYFIELDS AREA


Five minutes south of the Cheyne Weares car park are the flowstone-encrusted walls of the Neddyfields Bouldering Wall and Cheyne House Quarry. These two venues provide a high concentration of good quality, predominantly vertical, technical challenges on good rock. Steely fingers and precise footwork are required for success, particularly at the higher grades. The problems are more like the route climbing on Portland than many of the other bouldering areas, and have been a favourite training venue of locals for decades. Some of the flowstone features are truly remarkable and worth climbing for aesthetic reasons alone.
Though the base of the Neddyfields is wide and flat, it is not a child-friendly venue, because it is close to the cliff edge. Cheyne House Quarry is a bit scruffy.
The area was mainly developed by Pete Oxley in the early-to-mid 1990s with Jimbo Kimber ticking off the harder problems at the turn of the new millennium.

Routes

95 boulder problems (f3...f7B)
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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Neddyfields Bouldering Wall
A short accessible wall of superb rock. All the problems are vertical, fingery and technical. The...
70
Bouldering
Sun and shade
Level

2 mins

sheltered
Cheyne House Quarry
The scruffy-looking quarry passed on the approach to the Neddyfields Bouldering Wall is, at first...
24
Bouldering
Sun and shade
Level

1 min

sheltered
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    Fountain of Youth
    "getting slightly polished" 04/Aug top50

    Jimbo's Right-hand
    "A huge section was pulled off the top right of the problem. Luckily it's still ..." 07/Sep

    Pock Mark
    "can anyone shed some light as to where this goes? is the good edge in the break ..." 30/Jun top50

    Diversion
    "I don't think this can be V3 from a sitter. It's felt reasonable at V3 from stan..." 05/Apr

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