The Cuttings


A trio of inland crags on the eastern edge of Portland. Mostly sport routes but the occasional trad line can be found between the bolts.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 130
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1985
Grid Reference: SY702714

Concerns have been raised by local residents about climbers using the areas adjacent to the crag as a toilet. Please remember that the crag is visited by a wide variety of recreational users (of all ages) apart from climbers and be considerate to them. If at all possible, avoid using these areas as a toilet – ideally go before you leave the house in the morning or there is a public toilet in Easton. However, as we all know you can sometimes get caught out. If you do, please either pack out or shallow bury (to cover it but still allow decomposition in the active topsoil) any solid waste.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

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