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Talking Smack* 5c

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[Rob climbing the new route on the left. On the right is Talking Smack., 3 kb]22m. Although only a linking section of climbing it provides a surprisingly good and quite long section of independent moves. From the second bolt on Reptile Smile, climb up and right to join Slings Shot. © ROCKFAX
FA. Will Jones May/1996

Photo: Rob climbing the new route on the left. On the right is Talking Smack. © blu
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 250 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - 13/Jul/14

montymoo - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Gareth

Gareth - Lead β - 05/Jul/14 with Mark

Bertbee - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Amy

steveprice.exmouth - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Silvia

clean but only just.. thought it was reptile smile.. little did i know...
EvLeYe - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Rosie

Skullfire - Lead rpt - 31/May/14 with Pino Ferro

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/14

Rich153 - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with andy braithwaite

jshields - Lead - 03/May/14 with Ed James

Meant to do Reptile Smile!
JUSTADUDE - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

rwestcott - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/14

sarpedon - Lead rpt - 07/Dec/13

kenneM - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13

goddamm7 - TR O/S - 01/Sep/13 with sarah batson

Rhi Rhi - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/13 with Michelle

Rhi Rhi - TR β - 28/Aug/13 with Michelle

angie - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Peter Lovell

eckleysam - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Robert

rd20 - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Sam

Flippy - Lead - 22/Jul/13

stephen ashworth - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with caroline blackmore

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

JHC - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

martin one - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/13 with Neil Nand

ElBarto - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Martin Lennon

Nice climb, good for a warm up before taking on Reptile Smile
JUSTADUDE - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with longol

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Steph, Sami Mandeel

Steph Roberts - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/13 with Sami, Sam

Awesome night with sun setting behind!
ali macphee - 2nd - 05/Jun/13

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

Rupey - Lead O/S - 21/May/13

Way to wet to make some mid height moves.
jwhereat - Lead dnf - 05/Jan/13

samparsons - Lead - 2013

Matt Groom - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/12

Peter Lovell - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12

Meant to do Slingshot, nice warm up though.
JackMac - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Andy H

andy south devon - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

jonbwoy - 16/Sep/12

I went all the way to the last bolt independent of slings shot (level with the last steep move on that and traversed in right) I'd say this way was harder than many of the F6as I've done.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Sep/12 with Rob

3 Names - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/12 with Richy Churcher

Climbed in error, meant to do Reptile Smile. Although this appears now to be a fully bolted independent route rather than a link-up?
mattgrange - Lead - 19/Aug/12

jamboyle - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with luke

gibsond - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/12 with Phil Belcher

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/12

langirl - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12

DannyK - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Katie

RossT - Lead - 14/Jul/12

Nice flow stone. All juggy holds.
Chris Perry - TR O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Matt Rust

David Staples - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Adamwillclimb - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Dad

Brilliant flowstone! Tricky move 2/3rd's of the way up. Get leg into hole. First 20+ m climb.
davemcummings - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12

Rjukan - Lead - Jun/12 with Callum

matt_read - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Rose Boyce

DJ Nelson - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Adam Clegg

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/May/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 12/May/12

waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Bob Stones, Alkesh

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/12

popov86 - Lead - 03/Apr/12

High first bolt, but on fairly easy moves, then onto the flowstone to join the line of slings shot which is great fun.
Robin Brooke - Lead - Apr/12 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - 2nd - Apr/12 with Robin Brooke

rd20 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Martin

meh
drewish - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12

ian d f - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Mark

markfromstoke - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Ian

A lovely climb, especially on the flowstone mid-section. The first bolt is a long way off the floor!
wibb20 - Lead O/S - Jan/12

andyob - Lead O/S - 2012 with jonny

slugger5uk - Lead - 2012

Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 2012

martin one - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with jeremy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

much better than slings shot
scottski - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with A. Baguley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

gidmord - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Ben Harper

Hidden - Lead - Oct/11

Started up Reptile Smile, got scared of the slabby section in the rain and moved across!
Mongoose - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Lyndsay Superclimber - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Kamikaze Hobbit, Claudio

Had problem at the next to last bolt on the slingshot bit that I'd cruised before - tired I guess? First bit was really nice though, long way to the first staple - how cool was I?
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Sean Corbett

leowestland - Lead - Aug/11

GilesV - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Skrapes

laurence orchard - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11

Matt Smith - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11 with Jen Durden

JenDurden - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Matt Smith

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

wolverine - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Sarah Marks

Much better than Slings Shot, 3* for sure. Think a lot of people mistake this for Slings Shot.
philhilo - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Helen E

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/11

Pretty cool moves.
Chris Perry - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Rob Gillman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Alpinehero - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Luke VDB

Bex Atkinson - TR - 04/Jun/11 with Keir Teasdale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/11

Brannock - Lead O/S - 23/May/11

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Claudia Ferro

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Sami Mandeel - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Spence

jw231 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Alex Skew

hotfeet - 23/Apr/11 with Alex Pond

Danh89 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with LukeyG

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Mike Hawkins, Harry

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Taff W

Linc - Lead O/S - Apr/11

marcb - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Sophie Skellern, Kyle Goslan, Michael Moore

marcb - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/11 with Sophie Skellern, Kyle Goslan, Michael Moore

Pumpy
Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Lawrence Bird

phildavies84 - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Craig

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/10

mikeconway - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - Sep/10

Jonathan Emett - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Lyndsay

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

shafiq lalloo - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/10

this and slings shot were my favourite routes on portland. dont understand why this only gets one star and slingshot three - shome mishake shurely?
pebbles - Lead - 03/Aug/10 with rachel, ali

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Peri Stracchino, Ali Wood

dan23584 - Lead β - 01/Aug/10 with Tris west

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

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

toby2000 - Lead - Jul/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/10

petebale2000 - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with Daniel Virgin

koalapie - Lead O/S - May/10

brices - Lead O/S - May/10

sammycolon - Lead β - 17/Apr/10

est1985 - 2nd dog - 17/Feb/10 with Chris Malin

nice flow stone
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 13/Feb/10 with Pete

Hidden - 2010

Singleton_Alex - Lead O/S - 2010

richardadventurecafe - Lead - 19/Oct/09 with Jon Gupta

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/09

mark4344 - Lead - 30/Sep/09 with andreas and matt

alice fuller - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Sep/09

KarlH - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Gemma

Big moves to big holds. A great climb.
Zygoticgema - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with KarlH

keithpeck - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Dimitris Perdikou

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

sophie291188 - Lead - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/09

richardadventurecafe - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Richard Maxwell

mjeffery - Lead - 27/Jul/09

JimR - 12/Jul/09

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Gary Lewin

Loved it, very nice moves high up.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Dad

Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/09 with Fran, Chris Bailey, Riaz Shaik

philhaigh - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Natalie Haigh

olmo - 05/Jun/09 with Johannes

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/May/09

Ade7 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Andrew

LeahJamie - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Kwan

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Andrew Livingstone

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Mar/09

Jane Weir - Lead - 17/Mar/09

Jane Weir - Lead - 17/Mar/09

Tightsgirl - Lead - Mar/09

jez_palmer - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/09

thompson1000 - Lead - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

Thinker01 - 2009

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2009

jominator - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 25/Oct/08 with Jon Freeman

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Noel Walker

Straight up the direct line gives a good steep 5+
Rollo - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/08

AndyM-LVB - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Richard Hopton

poey50 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Rowan15

Rowan15 - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/08 with DP

LOVELY... even though i thought i was on slings shot... dont think theres that much difference in difficulty between the two... both nice 5s... from a woman who doesnt like most 5s. :)
gfoster - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Nick Blackbeard

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Rich

vertigo - Lead β - 27/Jul/08 with Mark Ryder

98%monkey - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/08 with Annabel

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Brady Morris

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - Jun/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/May/08

Julian Mowbray - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Richard

Castleclimber - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Julian Mowbray

givemetea - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Hannah Heywood

rd20 - Lead - 10/May/08 with Adam

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/08

jbulger - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Chris Mock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

omniscient_penguin - TR β - 04/May/08 with Jimbo

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Gemma

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jan/08

98%monkey - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/07 with Katerina

givemetea - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/07

daveyji - Lead - 10/Sep/07 with dd

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

the juicy dangler - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with chris lycett

Matt Bennett - Lead - Aug/07

Luke Marsden - Lead O/S - May/07 with Jonathan Plumridge

Darragh - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

onlytovey - 2007

givemetea - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Gill Dibben

givemetea - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Tony Yates

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Floris

5 +
vet - 2nd - 19/Aug/06 with Nick

Dorset - Lead - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06

jonathan watt - Lead - 15/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/06

maddogmac - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/06 with munky

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Noodles - Lead - Jun/06 with James Andrews, Simon Downing

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

django - Lead O/S - Jan/06 with Rob Snell

lukea - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Joe WM

Wilbur - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Caine

viking - Lead O/S - Aug/05

timharrison - Lead O/S - 2005

Peter Swift - Lead RP - 2005 with Rebeun

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 2005

Haglington - Lead O/S - Aug/04

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2004 with Ed Heslam

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/02 with Andy Howe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/02

Hidden - 29/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Aug/01

Mark A Humphries - Lead β - 06/Aug/01 with dean howard

Richard White - 2000

Kevster - 1996

MoWalker3 - 01/Jan/93 with Joe

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Voting
Total votes cast 84
hard 6a0 of 45
6a0 of 45
easy 6a3 of 45
hard 5c11 of 45
5c30 of 45
easy 5c0 of 45
hard 5a0 of 45
5a1 of 45
easy 5a0 of 45
3 Stars6 of 39
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 250 (0.4%)
Lead212 of 250 (84.8%)
Followed12 of 250 (4.8%)
Toproped8 of 250 (3.2%)
Unknown17 of 250 (6.8%)

'Climbed'73 of 250 (29.2%)
clean O/S143 of 250 (57.2%)
clean β10 of 250 (4.0%)
clean rpt12 of 250 (4.8%)
clean RP1 of 250 (0.4%)
dogged7 of 250 (2.8%)
dnf4 of 250 (1.6%)