Pregnant Pause*** 6a+
[Pregnant Pause, Dorset., 2 kb]26m.

Rockfax Description
The biggest arete on the island is a wonderful climb in an eye-catching situation. Start up cracks, then climb the right wall of the arete to some technical moves above a hand ledge to gain the arete itself. Climb to a ledge, then the final section above to a lower-off. © ROCKFAX

FA. J.Robertson, Mark Courtier 1993

Ticklists: A Guide for Progress in Dorset, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Natalie's Challenges, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, 3 Star Portland, ICAS Climbing Club, Orange Spot Portland, Kit Perry's 2013 Mission Statement, ULMC Classics.

Photo: Pregnant Pause, Dorset. © Joe Burton
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This climb is in 550 logbooks, and on 88 wishlists.

s1362083 - TR dog - 26/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Sep/15

Steve27 - Lead - 06/Sep/15 with Luke Rathmell

tom_lewis89 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/15 with Katie Arnold

great position, a bit run out but no hard moves really. Made a good change from face climbing
Nick Sherring - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Paul Borland

psborland - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/15

GLad to get the "flash" 10 years after last doing it with 1 point of aid & 1 rest. Fab!!!!!!!!!
Phil Murray - Lead β - 28/Aug/15 with Steve Wright

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/15

hervenuttall - Lead O/S - Aug/15 with Doug

Was supposed to be a quick easy tick but had a mare! Felt dirty and not sure if I was climbing the right bits... great views not 3* climbing IMO!
tash - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15 with ali k

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/15

Rope got stuck after coming round arete. Had to bail. Use a long sling on the bolt before arete next time.
AlexBush - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/15 with Carl S T

Special again
Gloria - Lead - 04/Jul/15 with BarnDawg

breathtaking situation, just beautiful
BarnDawg - Lead - 04/Jul/15 with Gloria Lin

sam_craddock - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Phil Belcher

mossrug - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Rob

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15 with Ben M

Raisinbake - Lead dog - 19/Jun/15

Benzo - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/15 with Ric

Great exposure, awesome views. No moves are hard, it's just long..
GeneralFifi - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Jack Evans

Retro flash - climbed it last year aswell.
evans859 - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/15 with David Miko

Scary run-out between bolts. Ended up clipping round side to avoid big whipper, made the climb quite a drag (excuse the pun). Wonder if one of the bolts is hard to spot? Still onsighted though, so no worries!
John_Beesley - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15 with James 'pyjamas'

second lead in 12 months on this beauty
Gloria - Lead β - 13/Jun/15 with Kirsten

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Jun/15

Gorgeous climb, well worthy of its star rating. About a third of the way up you'll lose sight/sound of your belayer. Then it's just you, the sharp grippy arete, and the sea :)
Edward Kwong - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Gloria Lin

JoshT - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Jack Peate

samparsons - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Emmie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Apr/15

JUSTADUDE - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/15 with Shane

Done a second time for an abseil finish to the day =]
JUSTADUDE - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/15 with Shane

torsok - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

tiffanykate12 - 2nd β - 11/Apr/15

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with christianbreeze

emwarren - TR - 04/Apr/15

lukerathmell - Lead - Apr/15 with Dom

chakrit - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Gary

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/15

jrccrosby - Lead β - 15/Mar/15 with Henry Crosby

Theeni - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with Joseph

garywong - Lead dog - 08/Mar/15 with Nick

sensational position on the arete. Found it very technical and balancey though. Maybe I read it wrong and had poor body positioning as it felt more F6b! None the less, great fun. Psyched again.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Andy G

Brilliant route (everyone should try it!), but the bolts are set so deep it's all too easy to climb past them! Had to downclimb a few times to clip the bolts (Nick just thought I was being bold)
mariannekhoo - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Nick Pike

Rgswarren - Lead O/S - Mar/15

lobbed from top first go
poeter210 - Lead RP - 15/Feb/15 with adrian voss

Got hands and feet all wrong on the technical crux. Came off a couple of times sorting it out.
druss - Lead dog - 15/Feb/15 with Peter Ocampo

Second attempt and got foot wrong and lost balance and ended up on the rope. A lot easier second time round when you know what to do.
druss - Lead dog - 15/Feb/15 with Peter Ocampo

brian watson - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/15 with Sophie Nunn, anne marie sheppard

Sophie Nunn - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/15 with annmarie, Brian

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Feb/15

First ever outdoor lead,shitting myself but lovely climbing,ace route
dynoseb - Lead O/S - 2015

Good fun! The team before us left the crag, leaving behind their rock shoes. Get in touch and I will post them to you.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/14 with Sophie

After finding a very big loose flake half way up, I used the quickdraw to pass it. All the loose rock has been removed. Im pretty sure this was the hand ledge from the description. I dont know if this has affected the grade
dobby 200 - Lead dog - 27/Oct/14 with Joe Doherty

Forced to come down to have knee fixed, losing the onsight :(
Gem Minihan - Lead RP - 28/Sep/14 with Barry Kerslake

Beautiful climb, but where was the crux?
Gloria - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Lorène

JackMac - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/14 with Dave

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Sep/14

rustyfishhook - TR dog - 02/Sep/14

Great positions and exposure on the arete, pure quality.
Luke Owens - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Danielle Louise Hilton

mistakenly finished on the adjacent anchor for 6b+ Paws for Thought. Great climb and worth revisiting
robbo99 - Lead β - 16/Aug/14 with Bertrand Liger

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

sideshow84 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/14

Pete Scott - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with John kay

Went a bit off route and found it tricky in parts. There's a big loose flake that needs to be treated with care!
TomRiddelsdell - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Matt Beals

Jeromecooper - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/14 with matt king

Awesome climb!!! Must do! The crux face section gets you thinking.
Sdentzel - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Beau

royle883 - Lead dog - 19/Jun/14

This route just feels nice to climb =]
JUSTADUDE - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

shane4747 - Lead dog - 18/Jun/14

evans859 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14

what an amazing route!!
Ella7 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Jack Peate

One of the most awesome lines I have done. Fell a few times working out the crux, but pulled the ropes and completed it on the second attempts. So cool sitting at the top!
peaterpan - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14 with Ellie Fuller

skippington - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

ClemB - Lead dog - 25/May/14

Albachoss - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Andrea

TimKnight - Lead dog - 18/May/14 with Dave Marshall, Owen Daniel

martin one - TR rpt - 17/May/14 with Markus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

chris_woodsy - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Lewis201 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Lorène - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

dom94 - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/14 with Leo Hawthorne

richy85 - Lead dog - 14/Apr/14 with Paul

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with steve read

E30Adam - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Adam Cook

BenL - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Ben Corbey

E30Adam - TR O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Roberto Isasa, Miles Gillespie

neitsroth - Lead O/S - Feb/14

Aaron Lines - 2014

Aaron Lines - 2014

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 2014

think i had a rest?
louby - Lead dog - 23/Nov/13 with Chris Burn

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Nov/13

anthonyjc - Lead β - 16/Nov/13

didn't think rock fall has effected route or grade. The arête is where it's at!
Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/13 with Sam

magsb - 2nd - 04/Oct/13 with John Roberts

dom94 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Sam Huguet

crux is harder since recent rockfall. Now not soft in grade
CurlyStevo - Lead - Sep/13 with Rob

Rafal Malczyk - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Michael Jenei

armand_dude - Lead dog - Aug/13

Henry.Todman - Lead O/S - Aug/13

ConstaBern - TR - 26/Jul/13

skunky456 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13

Ronan72 - Lead RP - 15/Jul/13

cathymiller - Lead dog - 13/Jul/13 with Philippa

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/13

Carodashes - TR - 11/Jul/13

stepped on a bolt near the top
max_dickens - Lead dog - 11/Jul/13

Maxim2023 - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Kate Tarrant

fantastic route, stunning position!
Alex Norman - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13

jwpil - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Ben

Jay-Ast - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Rosyk

Rosyk - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jay astbury

I pulled a flake at the back of the rock scar out where the big flake used to be so you have no choice but to use the arete now. I was climbing with someone who's done it before and he reckoned it made it harder now
Jack93 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Chris Redding

Harder now the big flake has gone.
spidermonkey09 - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Brad Staniforth

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Natalie Treadgold

lewiz - Lead rpt - 27/May/13 with Pete Gagie

Pete Dangerous - Lead RP - 27/May/13 with Kamil

artmal - Lead rpt - 27/May/13

JackMac - Lead RP - 26/May/13 with Ro as in Rose

Rowena Clare - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Airy ! gives you a great exposed feeling for a 6a
Tom Brierley Gore - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Shijing Hu

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

Missing the flake, nice climb but beyond me on the day. (Completed but not clean)
Rockmonkey1977 - Lead dog - 25/May/13

gonggashan - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13

Brilliant climb!
BrionyMartin - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Richy

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Apr/13

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

Stunning position! Climbs nicely too. I don't know where the recent rockfall was but it didn't seem to affect the climb
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Emily

A refreshing change.
DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Mike Wigglesworth

tsyrett - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/13

Curly Rich - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Mar/13

The small flake is very loose, needs a crowbar job.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/13

Ianhansen - 2013

Tommyads - 2013

Jobbo - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/12 with Matt Carwardine

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Oct/12

Be very careful, a huge flake has come off leaving a ton of dirt over all the hold plus another smaller flake which moves about
LukeyG - Lead - 07/Oct/12

Justin T - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

JuneBob - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12 with Rich

JackMac - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/12 with Andy H

Great climb!
JackMac - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/12 with Andy H

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

98%monkey - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12 with Lewis Wilson, Nicki

Mistee - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Lewis Wilson, Phil

tradguy - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/12 with Mark Hazell, philippa wiffen

ranga - Lead - 26/Aug/12

GPN - Lead - 20/Aug/12 with Annette

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/12

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

Had backed off 3 years ago. Scary!
BeccaSnowden - Lead β - 30/Jul/12 with Caroline

popov86 - 28/Jul/12

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Mike

mop449 - TR β - 17/Jul/12

amazing route for the grade. best 6a+ ever.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Mo, John Salmon

Clear and sunny. Got halfway up.
jpksalmon - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/12 with Matt Rust

Hidden - TR - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Jul/12

Adamwillclimb - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/12

Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Daniel

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

beautiful, long (for Portland) and nicely exposed arrete
Daniel - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Jasmina Saric

Matt77 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

Great route, good climbing and amazing positions, soft in the grade.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Jul/12 with Rob

TomLanc - Lead O/S - Jul/12

misterb - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12 with nick

Probably the best route I've ever done at Portland. Great climbing in an amazing position.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with James Pilgrim

Done in a gale making the arrete rather interesting
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/12 with rich

Incredible climb that never seems to end. Easier than Reptile Smile but much longer and more exposed.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Chris Redding

Well worth the years wait to onsight. Incresdible climb that just never seems to stop. Quite exposed and just epic in general :)
Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Jim Hulbert

DJ Nelson - Lead β - 04/Jun/12 with Paul Jackson

colkurtz - Lead - 28/May/12 with Karin

Sami Mandeel - Lead rpt - 23/May/12 with Mike Davies

philhaigh - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Rob Kennard

virgil - Lead - 20/May/12 with james, dylan

therat - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

lukerathmell - Lead - 20/May/12 with Rachel Bennett

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 19/May/12 with rich-subj

Oli - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Fergus

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Jonathan Emett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 13/May/12 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Jaime Mitchell - Lead dog - 12/May/12

Hidden - TR dog - 12/May/12

oodie72 - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Paul Evan, Alan Mountford

hotfeet - 04/May/12 with Iain Gray

Hidden - Lead dog - May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

GilesV - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Skrapes

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Fabulous route. Very easy compared to all the other (sandbag?) 6a+ routes I did this week
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12 with Paul Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - TR - 31/Mar/12

Great route
gibsond - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Viorel Chicu, James Bisset

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Perryman - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12

Good project and a great climb, will try again next time
surfer38 - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/12

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

martin one - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with jeremy, Tim

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/12

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

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

So pleased to get this route. Wanted to climb in for ages and it didn't disappoint! Great climbing with rich and a super sunny day to boot!
matty g - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Perfect weather, gorgeous scenery and a stunning climb. I highly recommend it. had 11 quick draws and ran out 1 bolt from the top, however I was feeling fearless at that point. Probably a little too clipper happy on the first stretch to the ledge (I think I used 5). Also, we managed it with a 50m rope but literally had an inch left when I got to the floor, so not recommended.
Nathanie1 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Good Looking Will

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Sadaat, Jake Lodge

Gambit - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Barney

Hidden - Mar/12

Aban - Lead O/S - Mar/12

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

matt perks - 2012

PauI360 - Lead dog - 2012

Hidden - 2012

60 metre rope advisable... 50 m only just covers it!
Duncan Turner - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with stu

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Nov/11

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

Izzy Brinsden - 2nd - 02/Nov/11 with Eddie Church, Jim McPetrie

KarolinaKlos - Lead rpt - 29/Oct/11 with Michael Herrington-Green

lukerathmell - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Ali Macphee

ali macphee - Lead dnf - 24/Oct/11

Danny Crump - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with Sarah Pentelow

good but not 3 stars for me
mlg678 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Deniz Sumengen

brilliant route
scottski - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/11 with A. Baguley

Hidden - TR - Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

SMc - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Andy G

Stunning arete worth every star :)
andybirtwistle - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with Ian Birtwistle

PowerPigtails - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Lorraine Pope

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Aug/11

Awesome route, just keeps going and going but with some good rest ledges. Don't veer too far from the arete! The approach up from Diamond Slabs was very sketchy!
UnkArl - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Rich Russon, Claire, Stefano

Wow, what a climb. A very exposed climb (not for the faint-hearted), and at 26m (not for the weak). Warm, sunny, still day. Just perfect. Had it been windy my nerves wouldn't have held out. Two rests (plus the two ledges) and a lot of leg wobbling. Finally made it to the top.
flatcap - Lead dog - 17/Aug/11 with Karl

dmaldonado - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/11 with Sam Jones

Just a brilliant route!
tom.ireson - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Paul Ackland

leowestland - Lead - Aug/11

Kopinski - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

One of the best sport routes I've done. Brilliant flowing moves, great exposure. EA.
embob - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/11

Carnie Lisa - 2nd RP - 28/Jul/11 with Dan Verge

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

kingborris - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

Bottled the moves to the last bolt. I'm such a wuss!
James Moyle - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/11 with Gareth Bowen

Gareth Bowen - Lead β - 14/Jul/11 with James Moyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/11 with cheese ben

Stunning climb, can't think of a single thing I'd change
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Jonathan E

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Marcus

dh4096 - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jun/11

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/11 with simon, ben

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Lisa Marsh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

RachaelB - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Justin de Deney

Lovely climb, really enjoyed using the sharp arete, felt like quite a journey by the time i'd finished it, definately worth 3 stars
ian-rad - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

plilley - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Ian Rao

benscarter - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Simon Forman

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with N. Price

np134 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with T. Frost

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Chris Hines

Best 6A+ i have ever done by far
Jack R-N - Lead β - 04/Jun/11

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Ben

Ben Harper - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Soph Nunn

fildac - Lead O/S - May/11

MarkyMark_7 - Lead dnf - May/11

1st 6a+ onsite..yey!
Lyndsay Superclimber - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Kamikaze Hobbit, Jonathan

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/11 with dave, Lyndsay

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

Wil.Hooke - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Olly

hotfeet - 23/Apr/11 with Alex Pond

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with jimbo

el_Claudio - TR dog - 09/Apr/11

Mike Green - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

stuck on the most difficult part of the climb.
KarolinaKlos - TR dnf - 03/Apr/11

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

tradguy - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Mark Hazell

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/11

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Dan Hancock

Danhan - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Dan Carroll

Jes flashed this on second.
drysori - Lead - 22/Jan/11 with Jesamine

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/11

PeterDawson - TR O/S - 2011

james.pilbeam - Lead O/S - 2011

Hawkscry - 2011

patsaunders - Lead - 2011

Climbed the right side of the arete before moving round onto its other side briefly near the top.
clukins - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Phil Davies

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

wi11 - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with Chris Gee

lewiz - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

dmaldonado - Lead dog - 17/Oct/10 with Laurent Moseley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Ceridwen - Lead dog - 10/Oct/10 with Sue, Andy

alzheimer's onsight
Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with simon

ElBarto - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/10 with Daithí O'hAngluinn

Best route yet for me. Phenomenal sense of exposure and exitement on stepping out to the long, sharp arete. Loved every second.
benscarter - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Simon Forman

Great climbing
DrGav - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dave

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Nik G, Alys

nice view!
Claire S-J - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/10

tomB - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Juliette

Too pumped had to rest twice..
dashitboarder - Lead dog - 11/Aug/10 with Jess

mikeconway - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

Very dusty and not very confidence inspiring. Ended up getting tired and backing off
Rob Laird - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/10

excellent and varied
mutt - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with adam devine

excellent and varied
mutt - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with adam devine

Daniel - Lead O/S - Aug/10

cameron_hall - Lead β - 18/Jul/10 with Ian Cooper, Will Benfold

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Ian C, Cameron

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

Kap - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

3 Names - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10

givemetea - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/10 with Vince

bastian - Lead - 03/Jul/10

Superfocus.. loved the height and exposure
bercolano - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - Jul/10

Brilliant route. Although the bolts on the left face of the arete caused a mess as it's not clear if they're they route or not..
Alaina - Lead - 21/Jun/10 with Josh Daymond

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/10

lottiec - TR dnf - 13/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10

Amazing line, finished off a perfect week!
Singleton_Alex - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Alice Rutter

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/10

Hidden - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

steve taylor - 30/May/10 with Steve Williams

John Tanner - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Matt Smith

Lovely climbing, and spectacular exposure for an easy sportsroute.
Ztephan - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

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

Just brilliant. Last route of our trip, and an amazing send off. 26 metres of solid, steady 6a climbing all the way, with some really nice arete moves. Sat at the lower off I felt like a falcon in an eyrie, watching the sun on the water and listening to the soft crash of waves on the boulders. Awesome.
AsleepOnBelay - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with Sarah Davis

Long approach? Bless! Good route - feels more like E1!
Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - May/10 with Ian C

koalapie - Lead O/S - May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10

Bob - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/10 with G. Macauley

Pulled block off arete where right-hand crack occurs. Magnificent climb and line.
eroica64 - TR - 17/Apr/10 with Dave Thompson, Lawrence King

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/10

nacnud - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Marcus Boal

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/10

Jack_F - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Apr/10

tomsmartacus - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/10 with Ollie Lister

Atmospheric, nice positions, steady climbing.
The Ivanator - TR - 04/Apr/10 with Stewart, Sean

IAmAStone - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Tom Ramsden

robandian - 2nd - Apr/10

g1m147 - Lead - 23/Mar/10 with Bob

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

SuseH - TR O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Iain

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/10

Gareth - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Mark

clipskipper - Lead dog - 13/Mar/10 with Sue Hazel

Harphead - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Spicerman

My first Sports Second
TomBailey - 2nd β - 30/Jan/10

Uthikoloshe - 2010

mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - TR dog - 2010

One of the best sport routes I have ever done
Matt Smith - TR dog - 11/Nov/09 with Nick Evens, Stuart Grieve

nickevens - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/09 with stuart grieves

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/09

green_bhind_da_ears - Lead dog - 25/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09

Amazing. Stunning line, exposure, wish it kept on going for longer. Had the whole of blacknor and battleship to ourselves, tops-off weather in mid October
Mowglee - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/09 with Jonathan Emett

To get the clips back. Just as good second go.
Mowglee - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/09 with Jonathan Emett

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Alex More

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with margaret

Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/09 with michael burrows

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

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

matthewjames - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Alex Ghee

TonyB - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Anni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/09

mjeffery - Lead - 14/Jul/09

thomb - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Jo

garburn - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09 with Ben Harper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

Excellent route.
Phil79 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Pete & Henry

Awesome Route - done in the afternoon shade. Enjoyed the variety of climbing on offer from a big juggy start, through to more technical balancy stuff, laybacks on the flake (right next to the arete) and some arete climbing with a mantle to finish
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Alan

Stunning climb with nice exposure.
Max2559 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Rod Burden

Luke d - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09

Ali.B - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/09

tigertim - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Polly Withers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

chris j - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/09 with Josh

Hidden - TR β - 04/Apr/09

jbulger - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Andrew Bitmead

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Mar/09

LiLaMont - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Mar/09

tobydunford - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/09 with Lisa Paling

LC - Lead O/S - Mar/09

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 22/Feb/09 with John Morgan

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09

eugeneth - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Seb

amazing climbing, especially pulling onto the arete for the first time with air beneath the feet
breed - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/09 with Edward Waters

adrianjenner - Lead - Jan/09

Jane Weir - Lead - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

Thinker01 - 2009

Alex More - Lead - 2009

candicegallab - 2nd - 2009 with mark_wellin

jominator - Lead O/S - 2009

rubben - Lead O/S - 2009

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 2009 with Claire

vertigo - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Mark Ryder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/08

uncontrollable - TR - 18/Oct/08 with Neil H

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Oct/08

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 28/Sep/08 with Matt Taylerson

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/08

Disappointed to have needed a rest but what a fantastic climb.
leigh - Lead dog - 27/Sep/08 with Ed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Aug/08

al99 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Martina Zandonella

Lovely climb!
martinazando - TR - 23/Aug/08 with Al Benson

An amazing arete climb, scary at the mid section but extremly fun however exposed top section. One word for this climb would be WINDY
FrostyWebb - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/08 with Hannes

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08

danfitz - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08

Steerpike - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Bruce

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

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

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

trev_f - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Bungle

jl - Lead rpt - 11/May/08 with Penny

pennyb - TR O/S - 11/May/08 with Jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with John Vet

Excellent climb, glad I nailed it 1st time. Saw a gull gliding the thermals 2 or 3 metres away from me when I was admiring the view at the top - MAGIC !!
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Katerina

Neil Tucker - Lead - Apr/08 with Andras Pinter

feilx - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Tiff

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08

nicktr - 2008

Kevster - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

nawface - Lead - 2008

Ducks Rock - Lead dog - 2008

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ed Heslam

tobydunford - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/07 with Harry Martin

One rest just below second ledge (one clip to go) Very frustrating but was last climb of a long and pumpy day... next time!
gfoster - Lead - 20/Oct/07 with James Witlock

AlexD - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Joe

what a great route with plenty of atmosphere, one of the best sport routes I have climbed.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Paul Milton

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/07

Merlin - TR O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Alex Elliot

richardr - Lead O/S - Sep/07

gfoster - Lead dog - Aug/07 with Nick Blackbeard

Hidden - TR - Aug/07

just one more - Lead - 28/Jul/07 with jason, tim b, john smith

david morse - Lead - 21/Jul/07 with rampant and general

nblackbeard - Lead - Jul/07 with Gemma Foster

general - 2nd - 18/Jun/07 with Rampant

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

Danos - Lead - 05/May/07 with Paul

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/07

jw231 - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with nblackbeard

Hidden - TR dnf - 24/Mar/07

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/07

trevor macalonan - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/07 with Richy

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Feb/07

Paz - Lead β - 14/Jan/07 with TS

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

onlytovey - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06

Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 07/Oct/06 with Will

Frustrated about the dogged ascent, but what a climb, simply wonderful, what a position. Next time now i know just to go for it, ill get it clean.
tobydunford - Lead dog - 07/Oct/06 with Lisa Paling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06

JPGR - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/06 with Steve

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06

Best bolted route I've ever done. Almost as good as trad climbing :-)
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Jill

Bry - Lead - Aug/06 with Tom Brittain

a_radiohead_fan - Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06

first route of portland not bad, well sustained and stuff.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with alex barrows

Alex Been - Lead β - Jul/06

Dorset - 2nd - Jul/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/06

chris j - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/06 with Nick Strange

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Steve Elliff

dycotiles - Lead RP - Jun/06 with Patrik

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

best arete climb i've ever done. ali got it clean on second
beanfingers - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with ali

EG - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Kristy

Wilbur - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Morgan

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/06

timharrison - Lead O/S - Jan/06 with Abi Marchent

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

theloringharvey - Lead O/S - 2006 with Jon Partridge

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 2006

lukea - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/05 with Olaf

Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Stef

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/05 with Dan & Leo

jl - Lead dog - 25/Jul/05 with Rachel

Superb arete climbing!
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/05 with Shona D'arcy

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 2005

chrisbevins - 2005

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Dec/04

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 28/Aug/04 with Simon Wyvill, Brian Wyvill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Apr/04

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - Apr/04 with Nigel Baker

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

phardman - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Feb/02

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/02 with dean howard

Hidden - Lead - May/01

Hidden - 2000

Robmwatt - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

adriandesouza - Lead O/S - Aug/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/98

Kevster - 1998

Simon cook - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/95 with Matt Vigg

kristian - Lead O/S - 1995

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 1994

MoWalker3 - 30/Oct/93

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