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Burning Skies*** 6b+

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[Pete above the crux on Burning Skies, 2 kb]28m. A first class climb that features some great climbing on very good rock. Start at a horizontally-placed staple, just to the right of a crack. Climb up to a steep groove and continue with difficulty to a less steep, but still high-quality finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 18/Jun/1995

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, South coast sport/DWS ticklist.

Photo: Pete above the crux on Burning Skies © Brian H
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 138 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14

lewiz - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/14

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

stp - 25/May/14 with Alan

felt quite tough for the grade
dbrooks - Lead dog - 25/May/14 with John

joe1joe1joe2 - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Apr/14

BenL - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Roger Kirke

Roger Kirke - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Ben Lloyd

Excellent route. Scaredy cat after too much trad.
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 31/Aug/13 with Andrea

Ian Bell - TR RP - 31/Aug/13 with Andrea

redjerry - TR O/S - 23/Aug/13

shaun.yandell - TR O/S - Aug/13

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 19/Jul/13 with Trev Ford, Shamina Kapadia

trev_f - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/13

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

mop449 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with John Beesley

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

tomB - Lead dog - 25/May/13 with Jody

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with ben harding

Dogged it 6 years ago and I am really happy to of come back to it! awesome route!!!!!
el_monty - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13 with alex more

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/13

Definitely worth the 3*. Just at the limit of my on sight grade, I think. Finished as the sun went in and it started to rain.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Emily

John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with tom rainbow

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 24/Oct/12 with Dan Gibson

Linc - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

DannyK - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Katie

tomB - Lead dog - 26/Aug/12 with Juliette

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12

worthy of it's reputation as a classic, fell high up on the onsight, 2nd go went easy, hard to read pockets moves if not chalked but easy when they are
Alex More - Lead RP - 06/Jun/12 with Steve Hau

alek - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Martin Cleaver

Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Alek

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/12

philhaigh - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12 with Natalie Haigh

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

1 fall
metal arms - Lead dog - 08/Apr/12

Marti999 - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Neal H, Mark Glaister

wasn't as pumpy as expected, but more technical!
AlexD - Lead - 29/Mar/12 with Ed

Hard but soooo good
Tomar - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Ross Davidson

burto - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12 with steve

matt perks - 2012

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/11 with toby

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/11 with Jon Emmet

Just keep going :-)
Ali.B - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11

Been wanting to do this for a while.Classic route 6b+ is correct grade as it's technically straightforward but a bit pumpy :)
andybirtwistle - Lead - 27/Sep/11 with Ian Birtwistle

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

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with John Tanner

Very good once above the initial indifferent section but not quite 3 stars for me. Did a more direct start a couple of metres to the left of the original start, which made it easier to take the clips out.
Misha - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Mike T, Ian W

1st go
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 07/Jul/11 with cheese ben

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jun/11

John Tanner - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Tom Taylor, Joe Premier

still awesome
Quiddity - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Neils, Curious Yellow

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11

Barry Kerslake - Lead RP - 06/Jun/11 with Steve H

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/11

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Rosea

Rosea Day - Lead β - Apr/11

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Andrew

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

like an easier version of portland heights. very nice. shame I screwed it up.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 15/Mar/11 with CC meet

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

Kopinski - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/11

probably worth 6c
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Dan Hancock

Danhan - 2nd dog - 20/Feb/11 with Dan Carroll

Brian H - Lead - 09/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Jan/11

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 2011

easy for the grade
Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/10

slipped on crux for the onsight, lead clean 2nd go. great route
mlg678 - Lead RP - 17/Oct/10

Kopinski - Lead dog - 08/Oct/10

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

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 05/Sep/10 with Andy Grondowski

tomB - Lead dog - 04/Sep/10 with Juliette

Quiddity - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Mac and Ally, Hannah

3 Names - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with jason darke

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/10

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

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

feilx - Lead rpt - 17/Jan/10 with Heather

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09 with Alex B

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Aug/09

Given 6c in the new guide. Really straightforward.
chris sm - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Pippa Froggatt

trev_f - Lead RP - 07/Jun/09 with Tash

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

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/May/09

danm - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Sion

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

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/09

2nd redpoint, I have no stamina!
chris j - Lead RP - 05/Apr/09 with Josh

Rested after the crux.
garywong - Lead dog - 21/Mar/09 with Gareth Hall

GarethHall - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/09 with Gary Wong

hippo99 - Lead O/S - Feb/09

Jane Weir - Lead - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

vertigo - Lead RP - 06/Dec/08 with Felix

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Lisa Paling

got rather dark, couldn't see where to go, or holds!!
Matt Bennett - Lead dog - 26/Jun/08

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 26/Apr/08

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Dave Moir

La Mont - 2008

Rest at crux
gfoster - 2nd - 12/Oct/07 with James Witlock

jw231 - Lead β - 12/Oct/07 with gfoster

Took one fall
nblackbeard - Lead dog - Oct/07 with Gemma Foster

Rob Kennard - 24/Jul/07 with Jon Howell

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

jw231 - 2nd dog - May/07 with gfoster

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Jus - Lead O/S - May/06

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

feilx - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/03

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/02

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Aug/01 with david

Billg - Lead O/S - Feb/01

Richard White - 2000

jasper11 - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

kp64zl - Lead - Jul/97

Kevster - Lead - 1996

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Voting
Total votes cast 98
hard 6c0 of 44
6c2 of 44
easy 6c21 of 44
hard 6b+17 of 44
6b+3 of 44
easy 6b+0 of 44
hard 6b1 of 44
6b0 of 44
easy 6b0 of 44
3 Stars42 of 54
2 Stars12 of 54
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Style of ascent

Lead121 of 138 (87.7%)
Followed6 of 138 (4.3%)
Toproped4 of 138 (2.9%)
Unknown7 of 138 (5.1%)

'Climbed'27 of 138 (19.6%)
clean O/S64 of 138 (46.4%)
clean β3 of 138 (2.2%)
clean rpt10 of 138 (7.2%)
clean RP13 of 138 (9.4%)
dogged20 of 138 (14.5%)
dnf1 of 138 (0.7%)