/ Current state of Pregnant Pause - Portland
I read on here a little while back that Pregnant Pause had suffered some rockfall, I was just wondering about the current state as I thought it would be perfect for my friend (as long as it is still 6a(ish) and not going to fall apart!)
Any up-to-date info would be much appreciated, also any recommendations for decent onsightable 7a's is cool too!
The route is a fair walk from either end of Blacknor and the paths at the moment are likely to be horrendous. A 50m rope is not long enough to belay Pregnant Pause from the path, although you can scramble up to a raised ledge to the right of the route with a belay staple.
Like most of Portland the rock needs to be treated with a degree of caution, particularly after the wet winter, but it is a well travelled route, so not a tottering pile of choss.
Sacred Angel at Blacknor South looks from logbook comments like a soft touch at the grade, if you want to boost your ego ;-)
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