Portland Heights*** 7a

Rockfax Description
A popular and sustained face climb. Start right of a low overhang below a difficult-to-see bolt. Climb up broken ground, then head up right. Sustained climbing up the bolt-line, past a fingery and technical section at mid-height, gains a fine finish. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 14/May/1989

Ticklists: Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic UK F7s, South coast sport/DWS ticklist, Classic Portland 7as (2* +), Jurassic 7a.

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RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15

Took a big whipper, hit a ledge, didn't fancy continuing. Awesome steady climbing between decent pockets.
DanielGyi - Lead dog - 05/Jul/15 with Lara Debenham

I found this a hard 7a but a great climb can't wait to get it clean without those huge falls haha
samparsons - Lead dog - 25/Jun/15

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 29/May/15 with Helen

BenL - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Chris Woods

Maybe I'm just not commiting! Feel I could've onsighted if I wasn't as neavous. The climbing isn't that hard really. Classic climb! RP next time.
Ben Russell - Lead dog - 09/May/15 with JackMac

Hard for the grade! Pumpy all the way up to the thin crux.
JackMac - Lead RP - 09/May/15 with Ben Russell

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/May/15

A little disappointed with the route. Hopefully RP next time.
JackMac - Lead dog - 19/Apr/15 with Gavin Alner

Soft for the grade
chakrit - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15

Luxulyan - Lead RP - 21/Mar/15 with Abi

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Penny Orr

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

Bristoldave - Lead β - 14/Nov/14 with Luke

Close to the onsight but got it fine next go.
Graham Westbrook - Lead RP - 31/Jul/14

Decent climbing in the upper section, but horribly loose at the start, including around the third bolt - big chunks of handholds falling off, and the rock around the bolt itself sounds very hollow.
philhaigh - Lead RP - 16/Jul/14 with Shamina Kapadia, Mike Hawkins

AlexD - Lead RP - 07/Jul/14 with Shamina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/May/14

3 attempts!
AlexD - Lead dog - 05/May/14 with Ed

philhaigh - Lead dog - 17/Apr/14 with Aarron Schofield, Shamina Kapadia, Mel Dodge

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/14 with Mel Dodge

xiangoh - Lead RP - 2014

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Oct/13

Linc - Lead dog - 08/Sep/13

mitch2 - 02/Aug/13

nigel pearson - Lead dog - 07/Jul/13 with Robin

lewiz - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Pete Gagie

1st go :)
Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/13

good route, horrible start and confusing where to go
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with ben harding

drcorbasisgod - Lead RP - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Apr/13

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13

brices - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Joe Innes

burto - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/13 with steve

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Nov/12

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Aug/12

Great route, felt harder than England's Dreaming. Great holds/pockets through the steep section, spent ages figuring out the crux going back and forth, its tricky but obvious when you know! Really happy to work through it and get the onsight.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Jordon Fleming

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

Excellent route. moves hard but do-able. long and a bit scary at the bottom. one to RP.
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 19/May/12 with Jasmina

With oli
patrickc - TR dog - 15/Apr/12

Jay81 - Lead β - 08/Apr/12 with Tomar

A gem.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12 with Cat Black

Hidden - TR RP - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - TR RP - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Mar/12

1st redpoint. Just awesome climbing and lots of it
Tomar - Lead RP - 11/Mar/12 with Ross Davidson

rubben - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Marcus O'Leary

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Jan/12

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Mateusz

Tried about a year ago and fail a couple of times and found it hard but found it much easier today, did it after 'i walk the line'. Just got to survive the pumpy first half!
mlg678 - Lead β - 29/Oct/11

Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 16/Oct/11 with toby

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Jon Emmet, Toby

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Sophie Nunn

So close to the onsight. 2nd go fine. Pleasant route with more holds than it looks.
Kevster - Lead RP - 09/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead RP - Oct/11

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - Oct/11

John Tanner - Lead dog - 02/Aug/11 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Lead dog - 01/Aug/11 with John Tanner

too tired.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 10/Jul/11 with Lyndsay

misremembered the overhang as the crux, and so inevitably fell off afterwards, on the real crux :(
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 09/Jul/11 with claudio

Great climbing with an unexpected crux. The steep section on decent holds is about 6c+, then you get a rest and think that you've done it but the balancy crux awaits! Third 7a onsight.
Misha - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Mike T, Ian W

Hard to read, but only a (hard!) 7a if you get it right!
Jus - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Kopinski - Lead dog - 22/Jun/11

tobydunford - Lead dog - 01/May/11 with Phil Belcher

tobydunford - Lead rpt - 01/May/11 with Phil Belcher

What a great route. Rare to find something so sustained at this level; felt at least as hard as Through the Barricades.
jgustafsson - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Pino

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Mar/11

Hawkscry - 2011

Luke Dawson - Lead β - 21/Oct/10

great climb! will get it next time.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 09/Oct/10 with simon

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Jul/10

3 Names - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10

can do the crux but tweaked rotator cuff on the gaston move third time up
givemetea - TR dog - 03/Jul/10 with Hazel

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/10

givemetea - Lead dog - 15/May/10 with Patrick

Dandan82 - Lead β - 09/May/10 with jason darke

natalietanzer - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Sabrina

Rob Kennard - 11/Apr/10 with Mel

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 07/Nov/09 with Mike Hawkins

Luke d - TR RP - 05/Jun/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/May/09

irenemil - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Pino

eddieclimb - Lead RP - 02/May/09 with Rebecca Edwards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/09

nealh - Lead - 2009

feilx - Lead RP - 17/Aug/08 with Mark T

schof - Lead RP - 10/Aug/08 with bryn

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/08

Great route....quite fierce and fingery.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with David S

nawface - Lead - 2008

La Mont - 2008

sam_cox - Lead β - Dec/07

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/07

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07

Paz - Lead dog - 14/Jan/07 with TS

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 14/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

lx - Lead - Apr/06 with ben

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Billg - Lead O/S - Mar/02

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 05/May/01 with Rich White

Hidden - 2000

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