Best Destiny** 4c
[Kevin on Best Destiny, 2 kb]20m. The right-hand arete of the great flake is a popular line with some excellent positions on the arete. Start up some awkward ledges. © ROCKFAX
FA. Mick Ward 2002

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland for the beginner (lead climbs).

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 268 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Steph

AaronBosley - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 24/Aug/14

robbo99 - Lead β - 16/Aug/14 with Bertrand Liger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14

rustyfishhook - Lead - 15/Jul/14

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

Philoosh - Lead O/S - 16/May/14

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

VFR Tom - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/14 with Alex Skelton

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

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

we both couldn't work out the next move after the fourth bolt
Chris dyer - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/14 with Jack Hunter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

danimal88 - 2nd - Nov/13 with charlie

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13 with alley

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

Phil_Hall_97 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/13 with Phil Jones, Chris Haines

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

alan.phobos - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Dave, Dan

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

Amazing! Crux to get to the arete, then the best climb ever. Feels exposed at the top but amazing leanbacks.
DanTT - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Dave Clayton, Alan Campbell

Legs - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/13

armand_dude - Lead O/S - Aug/13

NickSayers - Lead - Aug/13

lukerathmell - Lead - 22/Jul/13 with Anthony Rathmell, Niki Rathmell, Rachel Bennett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

minstrel nips,sean - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/13 with rustyfishhook

rustyfishhook - Lead β - 04/Jul/13 with sean

kate tarrant - Lead O/S - Jul/13

DaveMo - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Simon Woodcock

jwpil - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Ben

Good up on the arete
dereke12000 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Rich

Dan_F - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Ben jones

dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Gyles, Jo

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with martina

matt_read - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Chris Ashford

trannumrahim - Lead - 18/May/13 with Ewan Panter

Good fun easy climbing..
Dan_F - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Markmclimby

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

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

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Sarah Flint

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/12

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

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

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

tomB - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Juliette

tobydunford - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/12 with Kirsty Kerr

candicegallab - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with Marc Biles

marcthebeat - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/12 with Candice Gallab

Leiko Miura - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/12 with Peter Dickinson

Love it!!
Steve954 - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Richard

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/12

David Staples - Jul/12

Really nice warm up route. Harder than 4+ though
Ali.B - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12

Very nice, varied route. Felt exposed but safe, excellent at the grade.
James Gomez - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Seema Desai, Andy Levitt

SenorVivo - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with James Gomez

TiffTiff - Lead rpt - 31/May/12 with Sam Leach

joshchalke - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

tomshanti - Lead β - 27/May/12 with Becky, Brad Fry, Josh Chalke

Lead this climb after a number of others in our party had tried (some succeeded). Excellent and varied climbing. Only the bottom ledges that are slightly grassy stop this being a 3 star route.
surfer38 - Lead β - 26/May/12

Got half way then got scared !! I should have top roped first..
RichardDavidson69 - Lead dnf - 26/May/12 with Chloe Davidson

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 05/May/12

mishtu - Lead - 05/May/12

bradfry - Lead O/S - May/12

philhaigh - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Natalie Haigh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/12

Gem Minihan - Lead dog - 04/Apr/12 with Tobbe Hellsing

Tobbsie - Lead dog - 04/Apr/12

samfayers - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

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

Partner abandoned the route and I web up to retrieve the gear then came back off.
ElBarto - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/12 with Caroline Priston

martin one - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with jeremy

Trippinjester - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Jamie Knight

Fucking Epic! Excellent for its grade, whoever bolted this knows what climbers want. Will return with more virgins!
rustyfishhook - Lead β - 18/Mar/12 with Simon Fowler

Hidden - Mar/12

Semtex - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 28/Jan/12

petecox84 - 2012

Duncan Turner - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with stu

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/11

risby - Lead β - 16/Oct/11 with Darrell Gibson

missxandrabee - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Dave

gibsond - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/11 with Ris Wright

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Ben Harper - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Gideon Mordecai

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

If I've got the right route, book says 15m but I'd estimate 22m from what was left after descent. Has the lower off been raised since the the 2005 Rockfax?
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Lucy Evans

KLucy - 2nd - 19/Aug/11 with Chris Peka aka BF

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

Great route
Steve954 - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Nigel, Andy

Leiko Miura - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Majid

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Grace

m.alexander - 26/Jun/11

absolutely love this route
lawsy_boy1 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

Great climb. Felt very exposed with wind and water from nearby "water fall".
pedro.silva - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Caz & Fred

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

gidmord - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Tom Horton

Hidden - 26/Apr/11

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

grimpeuse - AltLd dnf - 24/Apr/11

banks - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Max Granger

paulnc - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Flic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

ali macphee - Lead - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

natalio - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Matt

Jim Gaffney - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with George Swadling

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

lukerathmell - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/11 with Dave Fenwick

Hidden - Lead - Mar/11

drysori - Lead - 22/Jan/11 with Jesamine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Nov/10

DrJon - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Dan

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

benscarter - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/10 with Simon Forman

Rupey - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/10

Jonathan Emett - Lead - 13/Aug/10 with ben

can't believe the guise gave this no stars! scrabbly start but the arete is magic!
benscarter - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10

First arete climb, tended to use face only but adapted towards the end. Still not used to exposure, especially spray from waterfall and wind.
erbridger - Lead dog - 02/Aug/10

pdhammond - Lead - 25/Jul/10

erbridger - Lead - 15/Jul/10

A cheeky little start but once on the actual face then real fun. Great little (more like tiny)/slightly overhanging middle section which you just need to commit to! Once through have a good shake out and enjoy the schweet arete to the right creating fantastic holds all the way up - The harder end of F4 indeed...
Saurus - Lead dog - 20/Jun/10 with Barfani Chita

philgriffiths - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Adrian Jones

A very dubious "warm up".
Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Liz

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

steve taylor - 30/May/10 with Steve Williams

Guidebook says generous bolting, I think that may be a hint of Rockfax sarcasm as it didn't feel generous. Climbing was fun though, slightly hard for a 4+ in some places.
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with John Tanner

The middle section is a bit of a challenge, but just loved the arete at the top! Enjoy!
barfani chita - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Saurus

barfani chita - 2nd dog - 15/May/10 with Saurus

MikeB1 - Lead - 14/May/10

martin one - Lead O/S - 08/May/10 with Eric

Good adventurous route, don't forget to use the right hand!
Snowboy - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 13/Mar/10

montymoo - Lead - 13/Mar/10 with Gareth

dale1968 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10

LukeyG - Lead - 2010

Jane Weir - 2010

luke2442 - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Oct/09

dmaldonado - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/09 with Tom Withers

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

Pete Scott - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/09

drewclimber - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with gordon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/09

sonic46 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Danny Harrow

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09

AnniH - Lead - 02/Aug/09 with Tony B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

KDhruev - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Alex More

lukewilliams - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

Great route, a few interesting moves and great views. due to the height.
Steve954 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Andy

rd20 - Lead β - 21/Mar/09 with Brandon

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/09

bottom bit not so nice, but it got better and better as it went along. Steep, varied, juggy when needed, and a fantastic feeling of exposure on the flake arete at the top.
Al Davidson - Lead dog - 28/Feb/09 with Lisa Woo

found it hard, but amazing climb!
kim.mulji - Lead β - 16/Nov/08 with Jayne

rd20 - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Martin

jayne-bravo - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Kim (nst)

TomWebber - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Tom Dudley

tdudley - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Tom Webber

My first climb on Portland. Ledges at the beginning tiresome, but from then on a pleasure. Becomes a nice thin flake at the top, delicate footwork in places. Reasonable bolt spacing.
overexposure - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with OL

trev_f - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Mick Ward

leigh - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Ed

KarlH - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08

Zygoticgema - 2nd - 30/Aug/08 with KarlH

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/08

Chubster - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08 with Yvette Breacher

FrostyWebb - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with Hannes

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/08

Ant Mace - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Lloyd Cowdry

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

nevostevo - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with andy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/08

jl - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Penny

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

Steep and a bit spaced on the bolts. Superb!
Zoomer - Lead - 25/Apr/08 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 25/Apr/08 with glenn bloomer

Neil Tucker - Lead - Apr/08 with Andras Pinter

roc n run - TR - 23/Mar/08 with H

breed - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/08

AlexD - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with Joe

joeurwin - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with alex

breed - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

cayteye - TR - 10/Feb/08

tradguy - Lead rpt - 10/Feb/08 with katy dartford

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Alex More - Lead - 2008 with KDhruev

Moodo - Lead - 23/Dec/07 with Mart rich

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/07 with topsy turvy

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with Toby Dunford

Getting on the route was an uncomfortable squirm onto a dirty ledge, followed by a scramble onto foliage, but from then on pure joy. Gaining the outside of the arete was amazing. Glance around the back; it's thin like a knife blade, providing the best hand holds ever encountered and a straightforward, if sustained final third. The fact that this route doesn't merit any stars in the guidebook speaks volumes for the quality of the climbing here at Portland, because this route is better than many with stars elsewhere.
Humpty Dangler - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Luke

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Nikki

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/07

partner clipped bolts 2 - 3 past the shitty grassy shelf - there on an excellent climb
rrrock! - Lead - Sep/07

Lovely climb, bolts seemed generous to me, the fantastic exposure makes it feel less protected. Careful on the low ledge though, bits can come off in your hands.
jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/07 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/07

Jack R-N - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/07

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/07

Eoinparker - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with iain ward, james easterbrook

Hidden - Jul/07

Very crumbly low down but solid high up. Nice finishing ledge for a sandwhich before you sort out your belay.
vertigo - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Matt Cryer

My First experience of sport climbing,, had a good weekend, thanks to Roger
markju - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Roger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Enjoyble climbing up the arete. Must be worth a star or two.
alexrp - Lead - 26/May/07 with Lee R

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Alex

jw231 - 2nd rpt - May/07 with gfoster

nice arete, but if anything seemed a tiny bit more run out than any of the other routes done today - not "generously bolted"! Found the upper section fiddly for my feet.
eppa - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with silhouette

Final climb of the trip a nice, relatively easy 22m 4+ lead, with what seems like a small field just after the start.
dougross - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Simon W

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/07

jw231 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with nblackbeard

108bez108 - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Steve

backed off at 5th bolt - foot hurt stopping balance! Cracking route though
kevinknights - Lead dnf - 03/Feb/07 with Lee

Richard White - 2007

My first ever lead climb!!!
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/06

sam coward - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/06 with Tom

Pleasant and interesting 4+. Not that generously bolted, despite what the book says. Definately worth the trip. Don't underestimate the start.
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with armchair climbing

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

camillaclifford - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with mrtom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

vet - TR O/S - 19/Aug/06 with Nick

JPGR - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Scott

tradguy - Lead O/S - 28/May/06

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/06

timharrison - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/06 with Tim

sam coward - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/06 with Helen

django - Lead - Jan/06 with Rob Snell

Peter Swift - TR O/S - 2006 with sue

Peter Swift - TR dog - 2006 with sue

Hidden - 2006

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/05 with mike doyle

one fall
Rebecca Buckenham - Lead dog - Oct/05 with Andre

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

viking - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/04

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

jasper11 - 2000

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