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Climb the crack. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The right hand corner of "The Bower", starting up the cracked wall on its right.

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs).


ClimberDateStyle
bazthomas 10/Apr Lead O/S

Led in approach shoes last minute climb during the rain

Alicia Barnett 10/Apr TR
with baz, georgia
Georgia Barnett 10/Apr 2nd O/S

In trainers!

with Alicia, Baz
ryan RM 23/Mar Lead O/S
PatrickEnglish 13/Mar Lead O/S
Aidanrobinson1995 12/Mar Lead O/S
with will
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 19/Feb Lead O/S
with Jerome
Olly-tech 29/Dec/15 TR
Lizard Ollie 05/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/15 Lead O/S
tim.rose2 22/Nov/15 Lead
Hidden 22/Nov/15 TR
Hidden 15/Nov/15 Lead rpt
WilliamD 24/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Did with no shoes

WilliamD 24/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Did with trad gear

Hidden 27/Sep/15 TR O/S
PhillS 05/Sep/15 Lead
with Clare, Mich, Jamie
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead
DampRice 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
tomdawson4 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S

used to put a top rope on 'Six finger exercise'. Good nonetheless

oscaig 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
kim.mulji 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
jh305 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Dani Parker ?/Jul/15 -
Giles Eperon 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Charlie Eperon 21/Jun/15 2nd
martin one 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
s1362083 06/Jun/15 Lead β
sajrf123 25/May/15 Lead O/S
with Derek
Dpelliott 24/May/15 TR
alicec 23/May/15 Lead O/S
ewanjp 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with alicec
Cheet 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Very pleasant, especially the bit when you get of the chimney

with David
dansimkin 09/May/15 Lead O/S
with Kira Roberts
PatrickP ?/May/15 Lead
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead
Bob M 28/Apr/15 Lead
with Nick Foot, Carolyn Lyness
Hidden 24/Apr/15 TR
Hidden 12/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Tim Harper 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Jlewis01 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S
ThomasDunn 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/15 2nd
Ana Broad 27/Mar/15 Lead
with Emma
Hidden 08/Mar/15 TR O/S
madguernseyboy 08/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Wildstyle 08/Mar/15 Lead
Patrick Clissold 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Cameron Porteous
Pike 28/Feb/15 Lead rpt
with Jen Booys, Nina
Hidden 28/Feb/15 Lead O/S
wurzelinzummerset 01/Feb/15 Lead rpt
with Tom C
shaunstannard ?/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Brian H 11/Jan/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Dec/14 TR
WilliamD 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
richardp2 25/Oct/14 TR O/S
with Mark Batsford
Abrockalypse 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Matt Bryant
welshnicci 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Mattimeo 05/Oct/14 TR O/S
Paulio 18/Sep/14 Lead dog

Great climb, but possibly a bit too challenging for my first day of lead climbing! Got sewing machine leg whilst struggling with 2nd quick draw and had to rest before completing. Tough but satisfying!

Hidden 18/Sep/14 TR
Harvdog 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Hannah Evans
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Jenni L, Jack M
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead dog
Jenni Lees 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Jack McMullin, Paul Hyland
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
hlburns ?/Aug/14 AltLd
with Maike
samparsons 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Emmie
dmetcalfe 16/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Paulus122 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Kap 03/Jul/14 2nd O/S
magicmartin 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Perry Adams, Zane Butcher
Abrockalypse 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah Gore, Stef Maynard, Claire Powell
Laramadness 26/May/14 Lead β
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd O/S
WillRobertson 11/Apr/14 Lead β
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead
EmilyElouise 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jlewis01 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead
Nick205228 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Retro Rowan 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
shane4747 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/14 Lead
tennantbell 01/Feb/14 Lead
with Pedro
oli25 01/Feb/14 Lead
Trippinjester 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
emmafizzle 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Big Lee 27/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Philoosh 27/Oct/13 Lead O/S
annak 27/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
magsb 28/Sep/13 2nd
Jenben 28/Sep/13 -
sammycolon 02/Sep/13 Lead
ejellard 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
alcrosby 09/Aug/13 TR
amyrosemason 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Howett
Hidden 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Mrframpton 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
meltdown34 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
ChrisPaines 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Bob Black 11/Jul/13 Lead
with Hilary
Hidden 10/Jul/13 Lead
enrogue 29/Jun/13 Lead
with Mark Delaney
jason smeeth 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
derryclimbs 20/Jun/13 Solo O/S

nothing like a bit of onsight soloing, surrounded by fog to get the heart going

chrispypar 15/Jun/13 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
diamond rib 01/Jun/13 TR
with Dan Sanderson, Adam Wheeler
Kitesurfer.alex1990 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
The Jazz Butcher ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Xav
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead O/S
tomdadom 27/May/13 Lead
dpiddock 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with James C
Hairbear75 26/May/13 2nd
with Andy Hope
alan.phobos 25/May/13 Lead O/S
DanTT 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Col Silcock, Alan Campbell
rustyfishhook 18/May/13 Lead O/S
rustyfishhook 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 12/May/13 Lead
with Mark
andrewmcleod 10/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/May/13 Lead
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
Gareth 27/Apr/13 Lead β
with Chris, Mark
montymoo 27/Apr/13 Lead
with christian, Gareth
andrewmcleod 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Julien Thibault
chubbyclimber 21/Apr/13 Lead
The Nic Monk 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Rafal Malczyk 21/Apr/13 Lead
with Efe Tunc
minstrel nips,sean 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Yhhh

Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
wurzelinzummerset 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
riff156 09/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Hannahc
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
lottiec 02/Dec/12 Lead
with Mikey P
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Nov/12 -
Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Craggyman 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
gb05 12/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dave Page 01/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Lenaya Page
chubbyclimber 25/Aug/12 Lead
with Lottie
GrahamHP 25/Aug/12 Lead dog

Lovely route

lottiec 25/Aug/12 TR dog
with Tim
Hidden 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
el_monty 23/Aug/12 Lead rpt
jwhereat 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/12 TR
Trippinjester 04/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with dan
Dave Page 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Lenaya Page
cathymiller 15/Jul/12 Lead dog
PeteArcher 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Cathy
AndrewHeaton 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Daniel
daniel heaton 01/Jul/12 Lead
with Dad
leeds_belle 30/Jun/12 Lead dog

Good route but too tired. Last route of the day.

sammycolon 30/Jun/12 -
SarahSumner 28/Jun/12 Lead
jennifers87 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S

No issues with this route, nice to relax

Pike 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Good craic and good crack. Easy if you follow the crack, not so easy if you don't.

with Lou
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
dmetcalfe 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Mike P
Mpaynter 18/Jun/12 -
wibb20 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead rpt
pete_naylor 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Humm1985 03/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead
olivi0 21/Apr/12 TR
with Jakub
Hidden 21/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead
Matt Smith 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
lewisea 07/Apr/12 TR RP

can feel very exposed in places, especially starting from a ledge

saz_b 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Cool moves, but it's all over too soon

with ian gambon
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead
steven24584 ?/Apr/12 Lead
Fraser hill-casey 29/Mar/12 -
musgravet 25/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 25/Mar/12 TR rpt
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
brew_guru 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Trippinjester 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
rustyfishhook 01/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Biggest shoulder jam of my life

el_monty 16/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Ashley, Ali, Zo
Ducks Rock 16/Jan/12 TR β
with Ali M
Monkey_Alan 07/Jan/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/12 2nd
thin bob ??/2012 2nd
with Leon
Doug Wilkie ??/2012 -
tommytom ??/2012 -
David Staples ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Neil Watson 07/Dec/11 Lead β

Beautiful day, sheltered from the wind and a warm sun

philhaigh 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
nataliehaigh 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
laura wilson 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
matthewpwilson 29/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Laura
Ducks Rock 20/Oct/11 Lead

Mucky, awkward, irritating!

with Gemma
Hidden 14/Oct/11 Lead rpt
climbingchica 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with leon
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
garth paterson 26/Sep/11 Lead
simon.roberts 26/Sep/11 Lead
dereke12000 25/Sep/11 Lead
with Rich
Steve27 17/Sep/11 Lead
gilmourheid 17/Sep/11 Lead
with Steve27
Hidden 13/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/11 TR O/S
edordead ?/Sep/11 Lead
thepeganator 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Linc 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Dandan82 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
cdpuk 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
KLucy 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Doey ?/Aug/11 -
risby 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mike Parks 16/Jul/11 TR O/S
pdhammond 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
manosand 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

With Duncan.

nathan2day 19/Jun/11 2nd
Nevil 09/Jun/11 -
Mr Tumness 13/May/11 Lead rpt
Richard Horn 08/May/11 Lead O/S
combatrock ?/May/11 Lead
DrJon 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dan
Wildman 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Beanie
dale1968 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with fo
Jonathan Emett 11/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with dave
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead
LaMentalist 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Andy 'Arf Scargill" Caldswell
Jonathan Emett 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with mike pinney
Hidden 18/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Steve27 23/Jan/11 Lead
nick hawkins 23/Jan/11 Lead
with steve
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Boogs ??/2011 Lead β
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
mike.rigby ??/2011 Lead O/S
MarkyMark_7 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 TR dnf
Rupey 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with sam and helen
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Lead rpt
sam coward 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rupe, Helen
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead β
Luke Dawson 20/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead
ilch 17/Jul/10 Lead β
Blackgoby 14/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Nick, Tracey
sarahkate ?/Jul/10 Lead
with Matt Whitely
jaxxman 20/Jun/10 Lead β
with Niko Matikes
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Bob M 19/May/10 Lead
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead
mattparratt 01/May/10 Lead
ChrisBrooke 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Barratt
Sami Mandeel 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Michael Aylen 23/Apr/10 Lead
Ade7 22/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Amy
Amy Kilpin 22/Apr/10 Lead
AlexD 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/10 TR
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
MontyH 14/Mar/10 Lead
with lee
pirate9 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
johnl 19/Feb/10 Lead rpt
with Andy Dunford
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead β
Hidden 10/Feb/10 TR
trev_f 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Bungle
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
timharrison 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Sue Hazel
Pete Sanger 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
brian watson 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with scott titt
Hidden ??/2010 -
benwhit ??/2010 Lead
with ducky
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Ed Babs 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Marti
Marti999 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Bob M 11/Dec/09 Lead
Bob M 08/Nov/09 Lead
with Chris Bristow
ukphil 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Geraldine
KDhruev 11/Oct/09 Lead β
LeahJamie 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Aidan Taub
bazzag 26/Sep/09 Lead
with alison,reece,ollie,ryan & ashley
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ade7 11/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Liz
waterbaby 31/Aug/09 2nd
Ade7 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Karl
Zygoticgema 30/Aug/09 Lead dog
with KarlH
KarlH 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Portland Party Group
climber smurf 30/Aug/09 2nd
with Vik (Waterbaby)
Bob M 12/Aug/09 Lead
with Mike Giddens
nick hawkins 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead
DreadyCraig 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Climbed with Jim and Mike

jamesleesaunders 28/Jun/09 -
with Mike Hicks, Craig Hicks
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Luke d 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
clgladiator 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ducky
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/May/09 TR O/S
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead dog
julian allen 06/May/09 Lead O/S
mark_wellin 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

just pulled out a massive block at the top of the crack after initial bulge, doesnt adversely affect the route, might make it slightly easier

Matty 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
MaddieT 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Matt
leemaybr05 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Beckie Bale
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 12/Apr/09 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
alexrp 21/Mar/09 Lead

I think I made a completely blind clip from a cubbyhole under a roof.

with Lee R
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Adam Perrett ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Mick Ward, Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 31/Jan/09 Lead β
with Richy
Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
candicegallab ??/2009 Lead
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
aged_ape ?/Sep/03 Lead β
with Ian G
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
steveliput, ryan RM, Kevin Wood, MichaelAzzopardi
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Style of ascent
Lead
Toproped
Followed
Alt Leads
Soloed
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Flashed (β)
Dogged
DNF
Redpoint
Not Set