LIGHTHOUSE AREA


On the east coast of the southern tip of the Isle are four small areas nestling under the lighthouse. Barrel and Hidden Zawns are pleasant little bouldering areas above pebble and shingle beaches. They offer some intense and powerful problems on slopers and tiny crimps or pockets. The beach level can vary in height and the problems are at their best when the beach is low. Sector Pom Pom offers a similar style of extended boulder problems and short power-packed routes situated in another delightful little bay with a frozen wave of grit-like stone pitted with infrequent pockets. Sadly neither place holds anything for beginners but both are great for a spot of sunbathing or a picnic and are only 200m from the car park.

Routes

3 trad routes (HVS...E3)
21 sport routes (3...7c+)
22 boulder problems (f3+...f7C)
15 dws routes (4c...f5+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Pulpit Rock
The much-photographed Pulpit Rock now has several lines on it plus one illegal bolt route that is...
10
DWS
Afternoon sun
Level

3 mins

Tidal
Hidden Zawn
This attractive little zawn has a small number of good but high-ball boulder problems. A mat is...
7
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Level

5 mins

Tidal
Barrel Zawn
This is a neat clean-cut wave of rock in an isolated and reccessed zawn. Good conditions and a...
13
Boulder
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

Tidal
Deep Zawn
The best swiming and diving spot on the east coast of Portland is the narrow inlet under the red...
8
DWS
Morning sun
 
Tidal
Sector Pom Pom
A pleasant bay with some short, hard routes that are very bouldery, including the fabulous traverse...
23
Sport
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

Tidal
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