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The life of an everyday climber

The Cuttings Diary: Part 3

The Cuttings Diary: Part 3 Three years ago, I wrote a post about The Cuttings Boulderfield and how although I had lived minutes away, I had never really given it much time. From that came ‘The Cuttings Diary: Part 1 and Part 2’ so why not part 3!? This day at The Cuttings started as…
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A few from The Cuttings Boulderfield

The Cuttings Boulderfield This place can be a maze! When we first started After The Send, I spent a couple of weeks finding my way around The Cuttings and wrote a little diary about it. Part 1 and Part 2.  Now I know where all the main boulders are I can relax and enjoy the problems.…
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Portland Heights Boulders

Portland Heights Boulders Here at After The Send we are all about climbing whether it’s trying to smash out a new grade, climbing a classic or just trying something new. We had heard these boulders a little while back and with a spare afternoon in hand, we decided to go and have a look. We weren’t the first…
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Dorset Bolt Fund

Dorset Bolt Fund Click this link to donate to the Dorset Bolt Fund. Portland’s climbing history started in 1967 when Reverend Bob Stepton recorded the first routes- loose trad lines. The first 20 years of Portland climbing history were recorded to be climbed on horrible, stainless steel pegs accompanied by massive run outs. It wasn’t…
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Young’s Adventure Solutions

  Young’s Adventure Solutions ‘Young’s Adventure Solutions specialise in training for individuals and groups in Climbing and Coasteering, on the Isle of Portland and in Swanage.’ Eddy Young invited me along to take some new photos for his website and social media. Although the day was pretty cold and grey at times, the training was fun…
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Coastguard cliffs, Portland, Dorset

Coastguard cliffs, Portland, Dorset This is my home and the place I grew up. It is awesome to see it from a whole new perspective. I hope to bring lots of footage from my new drone from all across Spain on my up ad coming trip. Subscribe to the After The Send Youtube for all latest.

The Heat, Portland

Here is our latest video of a great problem in ‘The Green Hump’ area of West Weares. The problem is called ‘The Heat’ but unfortunately there was very little heat while climbing it in 5 degrees. Let us know what you think of our videos on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Sam

Introducing Lunar Beach

Hey Guys- if you haven’t visited our Vimeo page yet, make sure you do! I have started making videos to show the beauty of Portland and also the quality of the rock. The videos I have made so far are: Roaches Traverse: This was the first video I shot and edited. Roaches Traverse is a…
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‘Superfly Guy’ What a project!!!

A ‘project’ is a climb that you haven’t yet competed clean yet.  Completing a climb clean means no falls and make it all the way to the top like there is no rope on you.  There are tons of climbs I haven’t done clean and I don’t care about that but completing a ‘project’ is…
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The Cuttings Diary Snaps.

Here are a few photos from my adventures down ‘The Cuttings’. I have also wrote my adventures in a few write ups which you can find here. The Cuttings Diary: Part 1 The Cuttings Diary: Part 2 For more pictures, videos and bits join us on Facebook and Instagram. Sam

The Cuttings Diary: Part 1

I have always wanted to climb more at The Cuttings Boulderfield, Portland. I live on the island but have always climbed either at Neddyfields – a small bouldering crag where all the climbs are like cruxes of sport climbs – or the many sport routes around the island. Any time we ventured down to the…
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