The Rampart

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Sport
Sun and Shade
18 mins
Downhill

A strip of excellent rock perched high above the beach which provides superbly-positioned and exhilarating climbing. The cliff is tricky to access but has a number of worthwhile climbs that are well bolted and on good rock.
Approach - Drive through Weston and, at a roundabout, turn right into Reap Lane and park after the first traffic-calming installation. From here go past the second traffic-calming installation, and pick up a footpath/track on the right (opposite Rip Croft) that heads towards the huge Southwell Business Park complex. At the massive fence, turn right and follow it to the coast path. From the coast path, drop down a path that cuts back right and then left to the small walls. Continue to the Sweet Smell of Success Area and walk left (facing in) to where the ledge narrows and continue past a very narrow and exposed section - fixed rope - to below The Rampart.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Miss Jones
The obvious cleft - very exposed.FA Mick Ward, 17.6.2011
 3+
2
Ledge Shuffler's Delight
The fine pocketed wall with a tricky start. FA Mick Ward 12.7.2011
 
1 Stars
6c
3
Guardians of Fate
The centre of the flake, trending left at its top to the lower-off.
2 user comments
 5c
4
The Highwayman
The right-hand side of the flake and the bulge above.
 6b
5
Winter is the New Summer
Start at a double staple bolt-belay in a bay. Climb past the right side of a narrow ledge at 3m. At the second break above move...
 6b+
6
Band of Pain
The central blunt arete. Start from double belay to the left.
 7a+
7
Excerpt from a Teenage Opera
The groove right of Band of Pain. Climb the groove and wall to finish by a monster hole.
 6a
8
Like Tears in Rain
The elegant twisting groove, slab and overhang.
 6c
9
A Whiter Shade of Pale
The stylish groove, wall and overlap.
 6c
10
Love Street
Wall left of corner starting as for The Crystal Ship.
 7a
11
The Crystal Ship
The flake-crack.
 
1 Stars
6a
12
Waiting for the Sun
Follow the open groove.
 
1 Stars
6a
13
Black Slab
Technical black slab right of the groove of Waiting for the Sun.
 6b+
14
Justin Credible
The low slab and breaks in the upper wall.
 6a
15
The Devil Came Down to Portland
The groove and breaks.
 6b+