BLACKNOR NORTH


Blacknor North is justifiably one of the most popular areas on the Isle with towering lines in abundance on some of the most amazing flowstone formations you will see anywhere. It is home to the classic Reptile Smile and Slings Shot. Often busy at weekends and bank holidays.

Routes

67 sport routes (2...8a+)
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
Far North
A small, isolated block north of the main Blacknor cliffs.
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

No climbing north of here.

62
Death of Cool Area
The first walls feature a number of large blocky roofs and some excellent long pitches on good...
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

12 mins

Restricted Access
62
Seattle Be the Day Area
The first walls have some large blocky roofs and a number of excellent, long routes on good rock....
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

12 mins

Restricted Access

Bird Ban 01/03-30/06 (Rts 1-5).

65
Captain Klutz Area
This section of the cliff has some excellent long routes on good rock. The conglomerate at the...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

66
Wolfgang Forever Area
A long and sparsely featured wall that has a good selection of wall pitches in the 7s. The rock...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

69
Reptile Smile Area
A wall of absolutely stunning flowstone and one of Portland's finest sections of crag. The...
20
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

70
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  • Latest Comments

    For BLACKNOR NORTH

    The Tea-Cake Path
    "Flowstone veneer feels hollow in places, do the route before it falls down! Good..." 18/Aug

    England's Dreaming
    "Had a look at this yesterday- the entire top section of tufa is detached- climb ..." 25/Jul top50

    Skin Flick
    "A challenging thin bouldery upper section. Upper bolt spacing wider than averag..." 03/Sep

    Spanner Eyes
    "some beta please?! tried this saturday - but where's the mantel? is it the grey..." 21/Mar

    Wolfgang Forever
    "That's how you spelt it in your email to me!!!" 09/Nov top50

    Wolfgang Forever
    "Please note that the route to the left of Wolfgang is called SANFTE KUSS, not as..." 20/Sep top50

    Toes Curl
    "A really good route which deserves more recognition. The start is a bit close to..." 10/Aug

    Cinema Paradiso
    "As per 2009, one large fluffy chick and parent in situ yesterday: best avoided f..." 02/Aug

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