Last Rose of Summer** 7a
[Freezing Portland!, 2 kb]28m.

Rockfax Description
Pleasant climbing punctuated by some fairly tough moves. Start below a semi-circular cut-out above the first break. Climb to below the upper wall. Sustained climbing gains a small ledge from where one last blind move reaches easier ground and the top wall. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 21/Aug/1988

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic Portland 7as (2* +), Jurassic 7a.

Photo: Freezing Portland! © Neil Foster
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This climb is in 131 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Aug/15

should have sent this but faffed around too long below the blind crux move and then teh nubbin hold blew off. Worth coming back to another day though, really good varied climbing throughout
Nick Sherring - Lead dog - 30/Aug/15 with Paul Borland

psborland - Lead - 30/Aug/15 with Nick

end of a long, hot day.
RosePearson - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Harry Fogg

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

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

AlexD - Lead RP - 21/Jul/15 with Aarron, Steve

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/15

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/15

Love this route. First 7a at Portland.
JackMac - Lead RP - 09/Apr/15 with Camwa, Jamie

JackMac - Lead dog - 06/Apr/15 with Gavin Alner, Adam Kent

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Will I Am

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Mar/15

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

AlexD - Lead dog - 24/Jan/15 with Sue

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/14 with Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Eve

nacnud - Lead - 09/Aug/14 with Ed Ratcliffe

Gem Minihan - TR dnf - 14/Jul/14 with Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Phil Haigh

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

I should of onsighted this but panicked after the crux and fell off the mantel move.
RKirke - Lead dog - 30/Mar/14 with Ben Lloyd

BenL - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Angus Webb

Tommyads - 2014

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Nov/13

After a week of cold and rain, a beautiful sunny day, just before we leave for Spain for the winter.. First 7a onsight: a perfect last rose of summer :) (Hurt my injured foot in the process. Totally worth it!)
philhaigh - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Natalie Haigh

I'm lying. I didn't onsight as a good lookin foothold exploded. But I'm bitter as I pulled back on and continue to cruise to the top :/
lewiz - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

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

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with dan

Happy not to blow this high up, enjoyable climbing.
DJ Nelson - Lead β - 25/May/13 with Jonathan Emett

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 18/May/13 with Alice

Alex More - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Mick Ward, trev

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

Previously went up the first half of this and accidently linked into the 7a+ to the right, so onsighted the meat of this route once i had read the guidebook again!
Ed morris - Lead β - 24/Feb/13 with Ian

RadekNowak - Lead β - 2013

Jobbo - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Matt Carwardine

3rd try / first proper redpoint. Burningly hot = not good for small holds!
Ian Bell - Lead RP - 19/Aug/12 with Leah

Linc - Lead dog - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12

Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

First 7a flash. Suprised myself! Really good techinical, crimpy climbing and a hands off rest! climbed it well up to and through the crux, then fumbled my way to the top a little over excited and shakey!
catblack - Lead β - 06/Apr/12 with Andy Barker

Good climbing with a tough crux.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Cat Black

La Mont - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12 with Lisa Paling

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

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

Retroflash. Good but no near as good and hard as Portland heights
Tomar - Lead β - 11/Mar/12 with Ross Davidson

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Lyndsay Hilton

first 7a red point!!! awesome climb... tho that old bolt by the crux need to be removed... too tempting not to use it!!! bugger...
tania - Lead dog - 03/Sep/11 with andrea

Hidden - 03/Sep/11

With the top of through the barricades. One for RP this winter. Eva put the clips in thinking it was 'Return to Roissy' - good effort!
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 20/Aug/11 with Eva

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Aug/11

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jul/11

fildac - Lead RP - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jun/11

Unexpected success on first RP attempt after barely being able to do or link moves bolt to bolt. Very hot and windless day.
Owen W-G - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with Gav

Oli - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Fred

tobydunford - Lead β - 03/Apr/11 with Phil Belcher

Last route of this long day. Tried to flash it before getting dark. Did the crux ok then fell off at the ledge above, didn't see the good hold. Soooo close. Awesome climbing!
Tomar - Lead dog - 19/Mar/11 with Oliver Beesley

matthewjames - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11 with Katie Keeley

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 12/Feb/11 with Ivan M

Hawkscry - 2011

jacobjlloyd - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/10 with Dougie

the crux felt really difficult until i found the right hold, easy from then.. really good route!
mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Justin T - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Sep/10

mlg678 - Lead RP - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Aug/10

willbatho - Lead dog - 20/Aug/10

pie_eater_pete - Lead - Aug/10

brices - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10

jh123 - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

natalietanzer - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Duncan

nacnud - Lead β - 17/Apr/10 with Natalie Tanzer

First 7a onsight! Classy route.
vertigo - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Harry Boden

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jan/10

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

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/Aug/09

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Jake

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

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/09

eddieclimb - Lead O/S - 22/May/09 with Rebecca Edwards

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/May/09

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

irenemil - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Akin

first 7a onsight : )
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Mike Hawkins

nealh - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

feilx - Lead rpt - 06/Dec/08 with Rich Dagner

schof - Lead RP - 06/Dec/08 with mike hawkins

Dave Rumney - 12/Oct/08 with Sean Roberts

steve taylor - Lead dog - 11/Oct/08 with Jon Howell

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 28/Jun/08

Some great bouldery moves at the crux.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with David S

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 28/May/08

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

Kevster - 2008

La Mont - 2008

sam_cox - Lead β - Dec/07

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 21/Oct/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/06 with Rin

a_radiohead_fan - Lead O/S - Oct/06

Jus - Lead O/S - May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

lx - Lead - Apr/06 with ben

Billg - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Paul Bowen

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

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05

Jane Weir - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/04

Hidden - Lead β - 07/May/04

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2004

just one more - Lead - 06/Jul/03 with Svenn G

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/02

Southern Mark Smith - 2000

Robmwatt - 2000

kp64zl - TR - Jul/97

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/95

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