Through the Barricades** 7a+
[Freezing Portland!, 2 kb]27m.

Rockfax Description
Fine climbing with the crux in the final groove giving a sustained section of thin climbing. Low in the grade. Start below a cave at 3m and climb up passing it on its left. © ROCKFAX

FA. Mike Robertson 19/Apr/1998

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

Photo: Freezing Portland! © Neil Foster
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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Very easy climbing apart from the short crux on very small holds. Felt easier than Portland heights to me. I imagine with the right crux beta it would RP easily.
JackMac - Lead dog - 09/May/15 with Ben Russell

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

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15 with andy elliot

Wasted energy clipping a pointless bolt near the top. Nice route though :-)
lewiz - Lead dog - 29/Nov/14 with Pete Gagie

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

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

Pete Scott - Lead RP - 13/Jun/14

Sharp and lacking a definite line. Crux felt more like a 6c+.
stp - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Alan

philhaigh - Lead RP - 05/May/14 with Shamina Kapadia

philhaigh - 2nd RP - 19/Apr/14 with Aarron Schofield, Vicki Hau, Mike Gubbins, Mike Hawkins, Mel Dodge, Eddy Young

BenL - Lead RP - 30/Mar/14 with Roger Kirke

Got to love the crux holds
Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Charles Dawson

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Nov/13

One fall at the crux passing the bulge. very thin and sharp, not very pleasant.
Ian Bell - TR dog - 31/Aug/13 with Andrea

Fell at crux on O/S attempt, top roped cleanly but muffed it on the RP. Small sharp holds on the crux.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 13/Jul/13

adamjeffs - Lead dog - 05/Jul/13

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

2nd go, cornflakes!
Kevster - Lead RP - 29/Mar/13 with Tony Johnson

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

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Aug/12

Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

Steve27 - TR dnf - 05/May/12 with Luke Rathmell

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

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

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

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Dougie

stupidly fell at last clip, way too hot to give it a redpoint, really good route though.
tom106 - Lead dog - 06/May/11 with laura

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 01/May/11 with Ivan M

Flash. Clips in and a bit of beta from Ollie. Epic climbing
Tomar - Lead β - 19/Mar/11 with Oliver Beesley

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

Pretty much onsight - I think I had a play on toprope 1.5 yrs ago, but don't think I even got to the top. This time it felt pretty easy, certainly easy for the grade.
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 13/Mar/11 with Pino

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 03/Mar/11 with Harry Massey

Hawkscry - 2011

First route at the grade and very tough going towards the top - small sharp crimps on the crux section.
clipskipper - TR dog - 10/Oct/10 with Dave (Robins?)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

dan gibson - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10 with michael porter

felt easier than last rose, probably because i wasnt putting clips in, the top of this is awesome, technical, delicate on tiny holds
mark_wellin - Lead β - 25/Sep/10

Got on this by mistake thinking it was Last Rose ... felt pretty thin toward the top.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/10

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

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

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

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

Hidden - 2010

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 31/Oct/09 with Mike Hawkins

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

irenemil - Lead rpt - 02/May/09 with Pino

Jane Weir - Lead - 15/Mar/09

Billg - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Sean Cullens

SeanyC - Lead dog - Feb/09

nealh - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 2009

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

schof - Lead RP - 17/Aug/08 with joel perry

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/May/08

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

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/06

Jus - Lead O/S - May/06

LC - Lead O/S - Mar/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/03

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/03 with Jason Parker

AlexD - 2nd O/S - 2003

Richard White - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ben Russell, lewiz, Owen W-G, tobydunford

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