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Porthole Buttress* S 4a

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24m. A bit of an expedition, best saved for quiet days. Climb the chimney to a cave and gain the ledge on the right. Follow this to its end then make tricky moves to access the slab further right again. Cross this to its right-hand edge then finish easily. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 257 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

MPSBunny - 2nd - 27/Aug/14 with Achatzs

Nigel Bond - Solo - 09/Aug/14

si_pro_83 - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Tubs

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/14

Gary K Duke - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Nick Low

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

andyclimber - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

joe hallam - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/14 with will lord, chelsey robinson

FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 23/May/14 with Melanie Parkin

Melanie Parkin - 2nd O/S - 23/May/14 with Flavio

Teappleby - Solo - 17/May/14 with Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth, Alex McCann, Matt Ferrier

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

peterhubbard - Lead - 27/Apr/14 with Alastair

charley - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - TR - 17/Apr/14

Hidden - TR - 17/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

Don't like e3s - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Terri

Hidden - Lead - Apr/14

paul79 - Lead - 15/Mar/14

reece.robinson - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Gavin Dee

Retro Rowan - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14

Climbingdrummer - 2nd - 16/Feb/14 with NTU

Hidden - TR - 12/Jan/14

Don't like e3s - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Terri

MikeDowsett - Lead - 2014 with Dave Bankart, Kris Scheinkonig

DaveB61 - 2nd - 10/Dec/13 with Mike Dowsett

With Pete Kendrick as well. Glad of twin ropes. Fun climb.
simonscubadiver - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/13 with Dave Kendrick

Kendrick - 2nd - 10/Oct/13 with Si

Lots of belly wiggling!
jpksalmon - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Paul

Hilarious mini-stomach traverse...until you have to work out how to stand up again...and then work out how to get round the arete on to the slab. Good fun.
PieMan - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Jim

mitch - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Dave Hollins

Really nice route, although the tree in the way does make for a slightly awkward move.
spenser - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

Curlyhelen - 10/Jul/13 with Hugh

Benn A - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/13

matt.stevenson - 2nd O/S - Jul/13

rohai545 - 2nd - 10/Jun/13 with Ross Morton, Helen

ht543 - 2nd - 10/Jun/13 with Ross Morton, Krish

nation1 - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13 with Dom

ajc - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Mel

NickyC - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Alex Newman

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

rohai545 - Lead - 19/Feb/13 with Jonny Holmes, Chris Cope

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Helen Tsai

Hidden - 2013

Enjoyed letting Dan take his first lead of the day, and some novel moves on the way out of the back corner, bridging with back and feet.
Eagertom - 2nd - Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/12

Hidden - Solo - 23/Nov/12

harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/12

Great climb. Really nice and varied.
Steven Andrews - 2nd - 03/Nov/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with John

Lovely climb. Took a while to man up and do the crux move after the ledge. Found it Amusing that Tom also struggled on it after trash talking me from the ground.
RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/12 with Tom Atherton

Charley17 - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/12

Pstryk - Lead - 09/Sep/12

peterbeaumont - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/12

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Kat Polyakova

Kat4kgb - 2nd - 03/Sep/12 with Nick Smith

rohai545 - Lead - 10/Aug/12 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd - 09/Aug/12 with Krish

arandall - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/12

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

LivinITlarge - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Chris Baggy

atom - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Richard Sharpe, Lee Parker

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Roget - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12 with robin

bwestwood - Solo - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - Apr/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 16/Mar/12

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/12 with -

augustus trout - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Mark A

cathymiller - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with pete archer

fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Fraser hill-casey - Jan/12

Did the start from the VS that goes straight up.
Neil D - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Beth Hodgett

Betha. - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Neil D

Finished up early on the traverse to avoid traffic
adam carless - Solo rpt - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/11

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

adam carless - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/11

Mark Dennison - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Dawn

Alex Munnery - 2nd - 15/Jun/11 with Jake Shreeve

ukx - Lead O/S - Jun/11

wolverine - Solo - 17/May/11

It helped to solo this given the large traverse. Nice diverting route.
papalazarou - Solo O/S - 01/May/11

hmm...major faffing, Half ropes would have worked well except the set up. I wasn't happy setting up where I topped out, so set up above the start. This meant my seconder having to traverse across the route as normal whilst moving her knot across to remain safe, then return along the traverse taking out gear, before topping out directly above the start. Long winded, and although a good route, I'd debate whether it was worth it! Possibly cheated by going slightly higher rather than stepping across a huge gap. Placed mainly cams.
samappears - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Gen Sayer

robal - 09/Apr/11

Tamati - Solo - Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/11

P1 steve, P2 me. nice route
gb83 - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/11 with Steve Palmer

got scared as I climbed up the VS(porthole direct) before traversing, the corner crack felt pretty scary(and hard) without gear!
catblack - Solo - 08/Feb/11 with Tom Lyons, Andy Barker

Amy Kilpin - 2nd - 12/Dec/10

mattshort - 2nd - 07/Nov/10 with Chris K

Becky C - 2nd - 07/Nov/10 with Gabbro, Notsi

CharlieC - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Tarryn

Tarryn - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Charlie Cooper

ckms - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Matt Short

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

jaxxman - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Dave Wheeler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

littlerubberninja - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10

cj1970 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

MPSBunny - 2nd - 03/Jun/10 with Stu Coxon

bjlsmith - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Tino, Adam and ODL

Adam Mark Harvey - Lead - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/10

stefie c - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with John Powell

Matt Fry - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Apr/10

Matthew Edwards - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Dave Sperring

davesperring - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with Matthew Edwards

tjhare1 - 2010

stephenhartley - 2nd - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

somehow, I ended up on my stomach, grovelling under the roof
Big Steve - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Karen

igneouscarl - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/09 with Robert Jones

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09

marclloyd77 - 2nd - 31/Aug/09 with Dean Bucknall

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09

emlynroberts - Solo - 10/Jul/09 with Toby Vye

cooper leek - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/09 with water rat

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09

whiting.jp - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with jamesca

WillBroad - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09

Pilch - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Pilch

robal - 2009

daveyji - Lead - 2009 with Bridget O'Brien

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

DaveFidler - Solo - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/08

Alfredo - Solo - 29/Oct/08

LittleJoe - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Skinner

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Helen Odwell

Had to set this up for three seconds - bit of a tricky one as such a long traverse. Pretty nice climb though. Is it possible without grovelling through the cave on your belly?
climbingrev - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Tim Angell

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/08

Ed Throp - Lead O/S - May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/08

benman - Lead - 24/Feb/08 with roger m

edd rab - TR O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ben H

hollylaura - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/07

Hidden - Lead - 25/Nov/07

Horrendous rope drag. Finshed on the left hand side of the slab.
PondLife - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/07 with John Power

john power - 2nd - 02/Nov/07 with Jay Power

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/07

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Sarah and Abi

kwickfit - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Brian

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/07

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/07

Hidden - Solo - 15/Mar/07

Multipitched on a single rope!
Twisty - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/07 with Paul Dewey

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 14/Mar/07

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Alan

tallsop - Lead - 07/Feb/07 with andy

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Dec/06

anyes varenne - 13/Aug/06 with suzanne

First Severe! Wandered abit, don't think I got the right way in the end. Went up the bridging section on the first bit (harder I think? poor gear) Then crawled under the roof, and didnt move far enough right, still quite tricky. I claim the tick anyway.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Reaver2k

CJE - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Simon Clarkson

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

John Lisle - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/05 with solo

Dave Mason - Solo - Aug/05

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/05 with Andy (stowmarket)

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Jun/05

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 28/May/05 with Jaimie

AngelaC - Lead - 01/May/05 with Dieter Cole

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/05

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 25/Mar/05 with Nicola Pettit

cem - Lead rpt - 21/Nov/04 with Natasha Geere, Graham Dolman

Brown - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/04

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04

Tom Stoddart - AltLd - Apr/04 with Tom Slade

Reds - Solo - 06/Mar/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Binder - TR - 30/Oct/03 with JBM

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/03

jonathan watt - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/03

cem - 2nd - 10/Aug/03 with Richard T, Liam Mark, Dan Muldoon

Katie Weston - 2nd - Aug/03

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/03

JohnHutch - 09/Jun/03

SteveM - Solo - 21/Apr/03

peteetheridge - 2003 with Tom Weston

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/02

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/02

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2001 with Clare

sixties - Lead - 19/Nov/00 with hrd

Hidden - 07/Aug/00

Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/98

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jul/98

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/98

Hidden - 1996

BruceW - Solo O/S - 1995

jmr - Lead - Oct/94 with Shane Adams

daprince - 1994

Rampikino - Solo - 15/Jun/93

Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

Ian_Whitfield - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/91 with Simon Boulton

babymoac - Solo - 27/Jan/91

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/90

Jelly Mould Surfer - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

steve prior - Lead - Jun/87 with Paul L

Iain Thow - Solo - 20/May/87

stewart murray - Lead - 1987

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/83

mark-abz - TR - 19/Nov/81

Hidden - Solo - 02/Nov/80

tapley - Lead - 26/Jan/80 with Alison Tapley

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Steve Lenartowicz - 1980

andy tetsill - Lead - Sep/79 with Martin

JohnHutch - Lead - 09/Jul/78 with DT

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1978

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 21/May/77

Nigel Bond - Solo - 20/Apr/76

RichardMc - Solo - 11/Apr/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

Andy Say - Lead - 1969

mikej - Lead - 14/Feb/65 with Paul Richardson

Moderate? You must be joking.
mikej - Solo - 28/Nov/64 with David Short

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Style of ascent

Soloed69 of 257 (26.8%)
Lead100 of 257 (38.9%)
Followed54 of 257 (21.0%)
Toproped7 of 257 (2.7%)
Alt Leads4 of 257 (1.6%)
Unknown23 of 257 (8.9%)

'Climbed'129 of 257 (50.2%)
clean O/S121 of 257 (47.1%)
clean β1 of 257 (0.4%)
clean rpt6 of 257 (2.3%)