Blackers Hole

Blackers Hole contains some of the greatest challenges available to climbers along Britain\'s south coast, and for most the view of the Great Cave\'s twenty five metre roof comes as a shock to the system on first acquaintance. This vast cavern provides the setting for cutting edge routes such as Infinite Gravity and Endeavour. Further east the cave gives way to slightly less-steep territory on its left-hand side, but the base changes from boulders to sea, making access difficult and the climbs even more adventurous. It is here that a number of long and difficult trad adventures wend their way, with the likes of Polaris and The Aquatic Ape being amongst Swanage\'s most serious undertakings. However, there is more on offer here, in the shape of roof-based sport routes in the quarry, and some secluded (though accessible) trad routes on the shorter walls to the east of the Great Cave.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Frank's Little Secret Polaris Area 1 E1 5b
2
Polaris Polaris Area 3 E5 6a
3
Exchange of Fire Polaris Area 1 E5 6a
4
Nuke Polaris Area 1 E4 6a
5
Bolt the Blue Sea Polaris Area 1 E5 6b
6
Weapons of Sound Polaris Area E5 6a
7
Enter the Void Polaris Area 2 E6 6b
8
The Aquatic Ape Polaris Area 3 E6 6b
9
The Schwarzechild Radius Polaris Area 3 8a+
1
Laughing Arthur The Great Cave 3 E8 6b
2
Coma 2 The Great Cave E5 6b
3
Forever Laughing The Great Cave 3 7c+
4
Endeavour The Great Cave 3 8c
5
Infinite Gravity The Great Cave 3 8a+
6
Naked and Savage The Great Cave 3 E7 6b
7
Procrastinating Giant The Great Cave 3 E6 6a
8
Monsters of Rock The Great Cave 3 E7 6b
9
Giantslayer The Great Cave 2 E5 6a
10
Cold Empty Gun The Great Cave 1 E6 6a
11
Coercri The Great Cave 1 E4 6a
12
Cosa Nostra The Great Cave 1 E2 5c
1
Freedom Fighter The Quarry 1 7a
2
Crack Gang Killing The Quarry 1 7b
3
Roof Supreme The Quarry 2 7b+
4
Sunyata The Quarry 2 7b
5
The Energy, the Faith, the Devotion The Quarry 2 7c+
6
Plasma Stream The Quarry 2 7c
7
The Nolans Meet Impulse Manslaughter The Quarry 1 7a+
8
Swimming in Jugs The Quarry 1 E3 5c
9
Les Hommes en Noir The Quarry E3 5c
1
Zig-Zag Zig-Zag Area VS 4c
2
Parallel Lines Zig-Zag Area 1 HVS 5a
3
Straight Lines Zig-Zag Area 1 E1 5b
4
Credit in the Straight World Zig-Zag Area 1 E4 6a
5
Absence Makes the Heart... Zig-Zag Area 2 E3 6a
6
Street Fighting Years Zig-Zag Area 3 E7 6c
7
Full Circle Zig-Zag Area 2 E7 6c
8
A Dose of the Malhams Zig-Zag Area 1 E6 6b
9
Sport Free World! Zig-Zag Area 1 E3 5c
10
Mr Fantastic Totally Stroptastic Zig-Zag Area 1 E1 5b
11
Rufty's Roll Up Zig-Zag Area 1 E1 5b
12
Tobacco Road Zig-Zag Area 1 VS 4c
13
Snout Zig-Zag Area 1 E1 5b
14
The Vapour Edge Zig-Zag Area 2 E1 5b
15
Parsons Pleasure Zig-Zag Area 1 VS 4c
16
Havana Zig-Zag Area 2 E4 6b
17
The Equalizer Zig-Zag Area 2 E6 6b
18
Centrepiece Zig-Zag Area 2 E5 6c
19
Not Forgotten, No Fade Away Zig-Zag Area 2 E5 6b

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