Rockfax Description
A Portland gem. Start at a boulder on the path. Climb the lower wall to below a long crack-line. Move up the crack until a line leads out left onto the wall and small ledge. Climb the slabby wall above the ledge until a tricky mantel move gains the lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 14/Sep/1991

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Red Spot Portland 2016.

Dandan82 23/Apr Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 23/Apr 2nd dog
with Dan Verge
Sophie Nunn 16/Apr Lead O/S
with Brian
brian watson 16/Apr Lead rpt
lewiz 20/Mar Lead O/S
with Artur Malczuk
FlavioL1989 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/15 -
Parker550 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Pete Cahill, jim hewson
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
JackMac 16/Aug/15 Lead G/U

I felt I had to repeat it after weighting the rope first attempt after some confusion over the correct line. Not a bad route but the others are better at this grade.

Ian Bell 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Finally got round to doing it, didn't dissapoint

Tru 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/15 Lead O/S
JUSTADUDE 26/May/15 Lead O/S

Just as good as its neighbour, although more fingery

Hidden 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Alex the Alex 02/May/15 Lead dog

Backed off the mantle off the top... Got it easy after. Annoying. Lovely delicate climbing once past the crack.

with Mofire Crewdem
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead
chakrit 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
emwarren 05/Apr/15 TR
Luxulyan 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Abi
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Skorchio 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Amazing! Can't believe its not polished!

Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
bigdrew 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Eve
Graham Westbrook 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dbrooks 25/May/14 Lead dog

fell at the top, tough move

with John
AlexD 05/May/14 Lead rpt
with Ed
Rupey 13/Apr/14 Lead
with mel arran phil
philhaigh 13/Apr/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/14 Lead β
RKirke 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
BenL 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb
Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Ben J 03/Aug/13 Lead dog

1 stupid fall, really annoyed I didn't get the onsight! Stunning route though, very tasty.

brices 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/13 Lead β
Jobbo 10/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Skullfire 29/Sep/12 Lead RP
with Ian Ash
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead dog
philhaigh 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins, Mel Dodge, Eddy Young, Rob Kennard
dannyboy83 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tommy T
Hidden 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ben Aldersey
Jordon Fleming 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with matt
rustaldo 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S

worthwhile, semi-decent route.

catblack 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

A wandering line with only a couple of good moves. Not really a mantel at the top if you spend some time looking around for holds. A bit over rated

Andrew Barker 06/Apr/12 Lead β

A wandering and massively overrated route.

Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead rpt
burto 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with steve
Nick Russell 03/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Emily
John Southworth 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Jakubowski
mark schramm 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/11 TR dog
Hidden 28/Oct/11 2nd
Kevster 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

lovely route!

with simon, ben
benscarter 26/Jun/11 TR dog
with Simon Forman
Alex More 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Ed babs
John Lewis 02/Apr/11 TR dog
with Maureen
Billg 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Will Calvert
JasTaplin 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Julia Chatterton 12/Feb/11 Lead

Amazing route - my first 6b+ and loved it. Fab technical slab, followed by an interesting blank wall jut before the belay. Superb sunny February day too

with Will
MarkRyder 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
mlg678 ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
PeterDawson ??/2011 TR O/S
Hawkscry ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
davewsargent ?/Aug/10 TR
Barry Kerslake 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Strayed onto the shells, then started again

with Steve H
SMc 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anne
AlexD 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Peterjuliandawson 15/May/10 TR β
natalietanzer 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Duncan
nacnud 17/Apr/10 Lead β
Owen W-G 04/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Finished on final (double) bolts thinking it was the belay. Fancied the tick since the day out was otherwise terrible but a cheat to do so. I'll be back to finish it properly. Good route but first half is well easy.

with David Coley
brian watson 07/Mar/10 Lead dog

rested/fell at end of traverse

with scott titt
SuseH 21/Feb/10 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
timharrison 06/Feb/10 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2010 -
davewsargent ??/2010 TR
drysori ??/2010 Lead
mattcyp88 24/Oct/09 Lead β
with Grace Chuchla, Ian Faulkner
ian d f 24/Oct/09 Lead dog

Really nice climb, perhaps a little economically bolted in the lower section. Quite hard to read

with Grace Chuchla, Matt
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
vertigo 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Grace Bird
chris sm 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
dan gibson 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Phil79 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

With the draws in.

with Pete & Henry
Ed Babs 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
trev_f 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jon
givemetea 21/Mar/09 Lead dog

it all came apart at that tricky move just after the last bolt - went up with the wrong hand, couldn't reverse it and got pumped silly -- argh!

with Mark Shale
tobydunford 14/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
feilx 06/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Rich Dagner
Dave Rumney 12/Oct/08 -
with Sean Roberts
Ian Broome 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tanya
nawface ??/2008 Lead
La Mont ??/2008 -
tobydunford 03/Nov/07 TR β
with Harry Martin
Rob Kennard 24/Mar/07 -
feeko ?/Mar/07 -
bigie bob 21/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Morgan Woods 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Gareth
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 -
Jus ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
Derek Furze ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 22/Mar/03 Lead β
with dean howard
Hidden 19/May/01 Lead O/S
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
Robmwatt ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
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