Appleturnoverload** 7a+

Rockfax Description
An exciting pitch that is steady at the grade. Follow the gently leaning lower wall to a small ledge below the steep upper section. Pull through a bulge and up the wall with difficulty to a flowstone shelf and the top just above. © ROCKFAX

FA. Joff Cook 11/Oct/1992

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 116 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

All going well until the overhang, need a better sequence- remember the gaston into the first big hold above the roof next time...
Rockmonkey1977 - TR dog - 06/Sep/15

Had good beta. Soft.
lewiz - Lead β - 30/Aug/15

Fell off going over the roof. Close!
R2B - Lead dog - 30/Aug/15 with Climb

Bottom section very loose. Steady first half to rest point. Crux over the roof requires hands in the correct sequence, nearly blew the on-sight because of this. Holds are very chalked up and much better than expected though, move through confidently. First on-sight 7a+ :D
Edward Kwong - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Matti Puckridge

Aaron.Clifford - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Renna Clifford

BenL - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/15 with Chris Woods

Cannot wait to get back on this, found the top fine once you spot the holds, awesome finish too. A little too tired to get straight back on and then it tipped it down.
Laurence Everitt - Lead dog - 26/Jun/15 with Toph, Rachel Takacs, Tessa Baston

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/15 with Ed Babs

rjf106 - Lead RP - Jun/15

Nick Clement - AltLd rpt - 14/Apr/15 with mandy clement

Really great route
chakrit - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Gary

Javis - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15

TomJ - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15 with Jon_Warner

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15

1st RP - A good trade route with positive holds most of the way. Low in the grade.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15 with Tom Jordan, Jenni, Tom, Jonny

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Mar/15

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 13/Dec/14 with Peter Dickinson

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/14 with julie carroll

Nick Clement - Lead RP - 07/Aug/14 with mandy clement

xiangoh - Lead O/S - Aug/14

thomasmouse - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14

1st rp
tskelhon - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/14

TomJ - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/14 with TomS

valecoastclimber - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14

afrosam - Lead dog - 25/May/14 with Trisha Murphy

Rupey - Lead dog - 03/May/14

Barry Kerslake - Lead RP - 03/May/14 with Vic Hau

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14

philhaigh - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14 with Aarron Schofield, Mike Gubbins, Shamina Kapadia, Mel Dodge, Natalie Haigh

Hidden - 2nd RP - 15/Apr/14

philhaigh - Lead dog - 15/Apr/14 with Aarron Schofield, Vicki Hau, Mel Dodge

Jay81 - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14 with Tomar

2nd go. Would have been able to flash this if I didn't decide to sketch out at the roof
Tomar - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14 with "Brosky"

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/14

Tommyads - 2014

sarpedon - Lead dog - 07/Dec/13

First Portland 7a+, 2 sessions. Seems fairly soft. Bottom is very friable but good top moves.
RFWilkie - Lead RP - 21/Sep/13

On someone elses rope. Tough finish through the roof, rest OK ish.
Ian Bell - TR dog - 21/Sep/13

philhaigh - 2nd RP - 08/Aug/13 with Trev Ford

maybe_si - Lead RP - 14/Jun/13

Hardest climb I've attempted - worked the moves, just need more fitness to stop and read the route.
tiffanykate12 - TR dog - 14/Jun/13

Jonesy_A - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/13 with Chevis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Jun/13

ASchwirtz - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with Russ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/13

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 27/May/13

Fantastic route. 1st RP
BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 30/Jul/12 with Mike

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/12 with Mike Hawkins, Natalie Haigh

Thought I was doing 'Very Sleepy River', got 75% and was pretty convinced this wasn't 6b, then I fell. Then I tried the top part and was almost certain it wasn't 6b. Lowered to the floor and had a nice shock to find it was 7a+. Went back up and dogged to the top. I think it could go now I got the top sequence figured.
marcb - Lead dog - 30/Jun/12 with Sarah Barr, Matt Marshall

Great climb. Screwed up the last move of the crux on the first rp. Will be back to do it again!
matthewjames - Lead dog - 30/Jun/12 with Marc Baldwin

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jun/12

Evie - Lead RP - 17/Jun/12

Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

alek - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/12 with Martin Cleaver

Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Mar/12

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Feb/12

SMc - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Anne

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Sep/11

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 14/Aug/11 with Jon Freeman

Clean first time after trying it last year, roof felt much easier this time!
natalietanzer - Lead RP - 06/Aug/11 with will

Hold broke
wi11 - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/11 with Nat

mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

Sami Mandeel - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11 with Mark Wellin, Maryanne Garon, Spence

tom106 - Lead β - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 14/Apr/11 with Magnus

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Apr/11

Billg - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Will Calvert

wi11 - Lead dog - 27/Mar/11 with Carlos, Nat

Bit crumbly low down but nice moves to finish. Rp1.
tedj234 - Lead RP - Mar/11 with Kate, davidliu, Harry

dav - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Gill B

Very dusty but easy bottom bit, full rest and then an absolutely wicked bit of climbing through and above the roof! If not for the start it would be 3* no doubt
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Laura Perry, alex mason

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

billb - Lead - Apr/10 with Lee

feilx - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Heather

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Sep/09

Jane Weir - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Sue Hazel

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Sep/09

Jus - Lead β - 19/Sep/09

Pete Scott - Lead - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

second go
schof - Lead RP - 02/Aug/09 with joel perry

trev_f - Lead β - 13/Jul/09 with Jon

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/09

riddle - Lead dog - 24/May/09 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

nealh - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 2009

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Dave Moir

dmoir - Lead RP - 29/Jun/08 with Dan Barbour

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Jun/08

1st redpoint
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 2008 with Rebecca Edwards

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/07

LC - Lead O/S - Mar/07

bigie bob - Lead RP - 23/Feb/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

keefe - Lead - 17/Sep/06 with Tansy

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jul/05

lx - Lead - Feb/04 with ros

John Southworth - Lead RP - 02/Jun/01

Hidden - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ArrMcC, lewiz, givemetea, Pete Scott

Total votes cast 91
hard 7b0 of 47
7b0 of 47
easy 7b0 of 47
hard 7a+1 of 47
7a+23 of 47
easy 7a+13 of 47
hard 7a8 of 47
7a2 of 47
easy 7a0 of 47
3 Stars4 of 44
2 Stars26 of 44
1 Star13 of 44
0 Stars1 of 44
Bag of .....0 of 44
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP