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[A new F4 at Blacknor Beach, 3 kb]Start at the large flake under the overhanging left edge of the slab. Use this to gain the slab and climb direct to a lower-off.
FA. John Leonard 18/Apr/2008

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs).

Photo: A new F4 at Blacknor Beach © johnl
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 158 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Ramsey Villanueva

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14

shaunleonard - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Kerri, Ian

hlburns - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Matt Southgate

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/14

Kap - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

silviac - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Steve Price

londonoring - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Hannah Johnson

A significant rock fall has removed the roof and raised the ground level making the start much easier. Unfortunately the second bolt has gone and the first is only a few feet above the ground.
perrinr - Lead β - 20/Apr/14

Patrick Clissold - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Eleri Clissold

Jenben - 16/Mar/14

Steve Woollard - Lead - 11/Jan/14 with Samantha Roach

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

mky77 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - 21/Sep/13

JP78 - Lead - 21/Sep/13

RioVista23 - 03/Aug/13 with Vaitehi

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/13

Tough start and middle
leagump - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with bittenoffmore

ivebittenoffmorethanicanstu - Lead β - 20/Jul/13

JJunoir - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/13

Matt Smyth - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

garethm - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

stranter - Lead dog - 06/Jul/13 with Neil, Rich Perrin

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/13

JenDurden - Lead - 29/Jun/13

andrewmcleod - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Paul Wilson, David Amundsen

meltdown34 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Chris

timmyhobby - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

magik_bob - Lead - 25/May/13

the ant hill mob - Lead O/S - 24/May/13

Christina Douka - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Steve Turton

bsparky - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Ralph Ranford

UnkArl - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/13 with Debbie

HairyBean - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/13

My first lead!!!
*girl - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/13 with Rick Simper

Motown - 2013

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Sarah Flint

gb05 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Ian Brading

IanVB - TR O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Gareth Brading

combatrock - Lead - Sep/12

buzzball101 - Lead - Sep/12

chubbyclimber - Lead - 26/Aug/12 with Lottie

Had a close look and a little test of it, but top-roping caused the rope to run over some rock. Would like to go back.
lottiec - TR dnf - 26/Aug/12 with Tim

jwhereat - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

homing-penguin - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

marsden.d.paul - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

First 4 QDs in place.
dereke12000 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Rich

stonemikey - Lead - 18/Jun/12 with Phil Dimech, John Horton

runwildjohn - Lead - 18/Jun/12 with Phil Dimech, Mike Silver

Jamescdykes - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/12

Alister123 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12

spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Chris Redding

Chris Redding - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Jim Hulbert

joshchalke - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

tomshanti - Lead rpt - 27/May/12 with Becky, Brad Fry, Josh Chalke

bradfry - Lead O/S - May/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/12

musgravet - TR - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/12

Lead for the group top rope. They all enjoyed it because it's easy but feel steep at the start.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

eblackie21 - TR O/S - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12

rustyfishhook - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/12

tom parsons - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Alex Vincent

Top roped due to time constraints. Gonna lead it next time
DreadyCraig - TR O/S - 07/Jan/12 with James Saunders

jamesleesaunders - 07/Jan/12 with Craig Hicks

Doug Wilkie - 2012

petecox84 - 2012

David Staples - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/11

Mongoose - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Good and fairly committing moves off the ground then just romp to the top.
UnkArl - Lead β - 17/Aug/11 with Rich Russon

After a strenuous first move, the rest of the climb's straightforward.
flatcap - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Karl

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Boogs - 08/Aug/11

nick hawkins - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with steve

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Jul/11

Matt250 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

j.hubbard - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Dave Wheeler

Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Bradley Staniforth

cpt_crunch - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Chris Redding

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with John Andrews, Richard Vaughan, Sarah Pentelow

Jonathan Emett - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/11

MariaT - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with David Walker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 09/Apr/11

hels86 - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/11

Takacs - 2nd - 13/Mar/11 with James Woodman

josh_smith_90 - Lead - 12/Mar/11

rumc. Big pull up at beginning.
luckyluke - Lead O/S - Feb/11

brian watson - Lead rpt - 09/Jan/11 with anne marie sheppard

David Staples - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10

ilch - Lead β - 08/Nov/10

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/10

enrogue - TR O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Kate Gardner

Alex More - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Josh

goddamm7 - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with karen hallam

davewsargent - Lead - Aug/10

robandian - Lead O/S - Aug/10

johnl - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/10 with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett

Neil_Tristram - Lead dog - 17/Jul/10

Exciting start, ok middle, blank top. Was too tired to think. Hard start for a grade 4.
flatcap - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Charles

Bisteris - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Jules Hargreaves

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Jun/10

Hidden - TR - 30/May/10

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

MikeB1 - Lead - 14/May/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Apr/10

dale1968 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with gorden benn, Tom

best climb on the slab
Dawlish - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Son Aaron

Aaron Phillips - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with my dad

quickdraws in place
uncontrollable - Lead β - 28/Feb/10 with Sue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/10

LukeyG - 2010

Marti999 - Lead - 18/Oct/09

briar4012 - TR O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Marti

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with margaret

Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with michael burrows

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Stu, Toby

jack99 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

julian allen - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09

lovely!
gaz_jones - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with paul southgate

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/09

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/09 with liv

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Alan

krikoman - Lead rpt - 23/May/09 with Rick Gibbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

3 Names - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Sumee Holloway

Jeremy Wilton - Lead - May/09 with Phil Leonardi

Tried to follow the line for diamond geezer but couldn't see the bolts, but this line looked far more interesting. The first few moves onto the slab are excellent. Despite the good holds i thought the start deserves more than F4.
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Bex Leigh

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 04/Apr/09 with Paul Davies

daviesp2 - TR - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - 21/Mar/09

krikoman - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Rick Gibbs

brian watson - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with scott and alan

mattshort - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Elly Pryce

ellypryce - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with matttshort

Durbs - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2006

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2005 with Ed Heslam

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 2003

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 158 (1.9%)
Lead121 of 158 (76.6%)
Followed12 of 158 (7.6%)
Toproped10 of 158 (6.3%)
Unknown12 of 158 (7.6%)

'Climbed'46 of 158 (29.1%)
clean O/S93 of 158 (58.9%)
clean β6 of 158 (3.8%)
clean rpt9 of 158 (5.7%)
dogged3 of 158 (1.9%)
dnf1 of 158 (0.6%)