Sacred Angel** 7a
[Sacred Angel 7a, 3 kb]15m.

Rockfax Description
Another quality line that is at the bottom of the grade. © ROCKFAX

FA. H.Venables. FFA. Steve Taylor 3.10.93 15/Apr/1989

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic Portland 7as (2* +).

Photo: Sacred Angel 7a © zuzka
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This climb is in 233 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/15 with Rob Gates, Steph

Nearly onsighted the bastard, but went up wrong handed towards the top. 2nd go and first clean 7a (though easy for the grade).
Martin Bagshaw - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/15 with Tom Hudson, Catherine Smith

tommccluskey - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Jess

Clean until final clip. Many attempts at the two finger ledge crux on my first 7a lead
Gloria - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/15 with Bekah Ryder, Tim Beeston

Ok up to the crux section, but small crimps were way to greasy in the humid conditions. Would be better in dry conditions.
Nick Sherring - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/15 with Paul Borland

Got stuck at the crux - couldn't figure out how to use such tiny crimps!
katiep - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/15 with Matt Smith

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Aug/15

Sam4242 - Lead G/U - 18/Jul/15 with Billy Davies

Tops nails.
marcduhig - Lead dog - 18/Jul/15 with Alex Pond, Iain Grey

Very nice climbing. Bolts didn't seem too spaced in response to previous comments, especially not compared with some of the other routes on the island.
Robheirene - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with NikkiClimbaCrag

too short for one move!!
clarekissane - Lead - Jul/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/15

SDM - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/15 with Michael

Went for the onsight and fell off between the last bolt and chain. Didn't go for the RP as too sharp!
TonyB - Lead dog - 07/Jun/15 with Anni

Toooo hot to climb hard. Nice route and cool moves. If slightly spaced bolts. How hard is it to just bolt routes properly?
ArrMcC - Lead dog - 07/Jun/15

Very difficult in the heat. Bolts too spaced!
Chloe - Lead dog - 07/Jun/15 with Arran

Hidden - Lead β - 25/May/15

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

the sea mist rolled in and the upper crimps became to greasy
tsyrett - Lead dog - 24/May/15

tsyrett - TR RP - 24/May/15

leglesslizard - Lead RP - 16/May/15

Hidden - TR - May/15

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/15

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

Rupey - Lead RP - 07/Mar/15 with Barry, alan

marcb - Lead dog - 16/Feb/15 with Ben

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Feb/15

sam_craddock - Lead RP - 06/Dec/14 with Phil Belcher

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Nov/14

AlexD - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/14 with Marti

Marti999 - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/14 with Alex Dennis

RKirke - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Ryu

dobby 200 - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14

La Mont - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Rich Horn

Chloe - TR dog - 31/Aug/14

2nd go, got wrong handed on the onsight. Quality crimping!
Luke Owens - Lead RP - 24/Aug/14 with Danielle Louise Hilton

Shane Willis - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - Aug/14

nacnud - 27/Jul/14 with Richard Price, Laura Grifith, Ewan Panter

3 Names - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Jon Leighton

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

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

Douglas - Lead dog - Jul/14 with Martin Smith

samparsons - Lead RP - 03/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jun/14

samparsons - Lead dnf - 03/May/14

Henry.Todman - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14

Fell right at the top on first RP attempt. Sun beat down and sweated up the crucial crimps. Nice moves
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 08/Apr/14 with Patrick Hill

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

Missed the onsight with one sloppy fall then did worse trying to redpoint.
sarpedon - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14

Justin T - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Nancy

Woking on
Leiko Miura - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with Julie Carroll

goddamm7 - TR β - 30/Aug/13 with sarah batson

lewiz - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Pete Gagie

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Aug/13

trannumrahim - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/13 with Rich

Rokmunky - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/13 with Trannum

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

Slipped off the crimp of the last crimp! ARRGGHHH! found new beta for the top
phardy - Lead dog - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Jun/13

Aaron.Clifford - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Qisheng Xie

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13

Amazing climbing, must go back and try to get it clean
phardy - Lead dog - Jun/13

2nd go - this is onsightable, never mind.
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 25/May/13 with Jonathan Emett

Sharp but worthwhile.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Kate

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/May/13

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 16/May/13 with paulj

2nd go.
Sami Mandeel - Lead RP - 25/Apr/13 with Shamina

bouldermonkey - TR - Apr/13

Alex More - Lead RP - 29/Mar/13 with trev

trev_f - Lead RP - 29/Mar/13 with Si, Alex M

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Mike Wigglesworth

mikewiggs - Lead β - 2013

Tommyads - 2013

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

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Claire Duffield

i've barely climbed this year and still manage to retro flash this. Not a 7a, 6c+ max!
mlg678 - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/12

skhill - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12

Nice climb, easy to read, no too demanding. Puzzled thoroughly with variability of grades in portland.
andyman666999 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

andrew hammond - Lead RP - 26/Aug/12

Brian H - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Andrew Hammond

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Aug/12

2nd go RP. Tried it once 2 years ago and felt hard. Felt easy this time.
Ian Bell - Lead RP - 15/Jul/12 with Leah

hard to read, long move off the underclings and a crappy crimp. need a steady head.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Mo, John Salmon

Tim M - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with cheesesarnie

Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 30/Jun/12 with Gary Duke

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/12

Ben Wolstenholme - 2nd - 17/Jun/12 with John Roberts (JR)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

EllaRus - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with john

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

patrickc - TR dog - 15/Apr/12

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

quick look then first rp
efrance24234 - Lead RP - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/12

Felt very steady on this. Super
drewish - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 31/Mar/12 with Harry Yarrow, Jake Lodge

yarrow - TR O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Laurence Everitt

Just as the sun set :-)
philhaigh - Lead RP - 28/Mar/12 with Natalie Haigh

philhaigh - Lead dog - 27/Mar/12 with Murray Freestone

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Mar/12

Ducks Rock - TR dog - 10/Mar/12 with Si

Linc - Lead RP - 10/Mar/12 with zoe brodie-james

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Mar/12

thetradlad - Lead dog - 03/Mar/12 with Laurence Everitt

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

Brian H - Lead rpt - 15/Jan/12 with Martin Slater

crimps hurting.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 23/Nov/11 with toby

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

nataliehaigh - TR dnf - 05/Nov/11 with Phil Haigh

philhaigh - Lead dog - 05/Nov/11 with Natalie Haigh

j miller - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Sep/11

allydonald - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - TR RP - 13/Aug/11

clean 2nd go. On the first attempt I reached too high for the top break, even though I knew this was a mistake as I was doing it. move your feet up. do'h.
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 28/Jun/11 with rupe, Lyndsay

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/May/11

Hidden - Lead β - 14/May/11

Pippa - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/11

tom106 - Lead O/S - 06/May/11 with laura

loz901 - Lead O/S - 06/May/11

Bonkers Dog - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Apr/11

EmilyElouise - 2nd RP - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Apr/11

wi11 - Lead RP - 27/Mar/11 with Nat

tobydunford - Lead RP - 26/Mar/11 with Charlie

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Mar/11

Flash. Clips in. Nice rock!
Tomar - Lead β - 19/Mar/11 with Oliver Beesley

wi11 - Lead dnf - 17/Mar/11 with Nat

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

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jan/11

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 2011

james.pilbeam - Lead RP - 2011

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Oct/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/10

fingertips on the top on my 2nd attempt - but then gravity looked up sharply, and demanded to know exactly what the hell I thought I was doing up there with no visible means of support.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 10/Oct/10 with Lyndsay

mlg678 - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Oct/10

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/10 with anna barnes

i think too easy for 7a, 6c+ probably fairer. really tiny holds at the top, basically just wish yourself up
mark_wellin - Lead β - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - TR - 28/Aug/10

Vince - Lead dog - 08/Aug/10 with John Percy

Vince - Lead RP - 08/Aug/10 with John Percy

Ran out of steam and courage at the last move... big girls blouse.
riddle - Lead dog - 17/Jul/10 with Yasmina

brices - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

1ST RP, fingery little number!!!
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 09/May/10 with Rebecca Edwards

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10

natalietanzer - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10 with Duncan

nacnud - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Natalie Tanzer

Gingerdarren - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with kate Boys

Billg - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Susanne Richards

Second go. Onsight attempt was a protracted affair. I was silly enough to finish up the 6b, then had to downclimb it, unclipping as I went, to get back on the line, only to follow chalk off to the right of the undercling and run out of holds. Muppet. If I had any route finding skills (see bolts, follow bolts..) it would probably have gone onsight. Felt pretty soft for the grade.
jacobjlloyd - Lead RP - 21/Mar/10 with Katie Preston

katiep - TR dog - 21/Mar/10 with Jacob Lloyd

realy cool and slightly to easy for the grade i think but good climbing on it just walked up to it with no beta at all and sent it but needs another bolt at the top
Luke d - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

My hardest route yet really cool did it when I was eleven
Peterjuliandawson - Lead RP - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/10

For the first time 7a feels possible! A bit more training and I'll have it.....
Ceridwen - TR dog - 17/Jan/10 with Jon Brown

Frustratingly good, last minute feet faff denied me
JonBrown - Lead dnf - 17/Jan/10 with Ceridwen

willbatho - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/09

only one bolt at the lower off
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Mike Hawkins

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 18/Jun/09 with Lee

Ben Harper - Lead RP - 14/Jun/09 with Andy Webster

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Dave Moir

dmoir - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Dan Barbour

Seb1uk - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Scott Soithongsuk

BenNorman - Lead RP - Mar/09 with kev norman

tobydunford - Lead dog - 14/Feb/09 with Lisa Paling

Jane Weir - Lead - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 2009

grabbed the quick draw on the undercuts like a big pussy, then got through the thin, delicate crux without too much grief on first attempt. then took some falls, then sent it.
w.pettet-smith - Lead RP - 30/Dec/08 with josh

feilx - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Rich Dagner

Cracking moves from the undercut upwards. 1st RP.
vertigo - Lead RP - 18/Oct/08 with Robin Hill

rhino_bill - TR dog - 18/Oct/08 with Richard Dagnan

DrGav - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/08 with Wendy

Great climbing, really had to look around for the holds but they appear just when you need them.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/08 with Chunk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Jul/08

1st rp
Matt Bennett - Lead RP - 10/Jul/08

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08

schof - Lead RP - 29/Jun/08 with joel perry

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jun/08

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 25/Apr/08 with John Marsland

Excellent route....slightly more fingery than the 7a to the right.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Wilbur

2nd go - chuffed with the quick redpoint
Wilbur - Lead RP - 23/Mar/08 with Iain

Bolt to bolt. Should go next time on it.
catt - Lead dog - 23/Mar/08 with George

marky - Lead O/S - Mar/08 with Sharon

Hidden - TR RP - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Dec/07

Hidden - TR - 22/Sep/07

Hard to spot the crimp on the crux, then more hunting around. Lovely once i spotted the holds.
DrGav - Lead RP - 15/Sep/07 with Chris

andy jennings - 2nd O/S - Jul/07

chris sm - Lead rpt - 05/May/07 with Pippa Froggatt

chris sm - TR β - 15/Apr/07 with Pippa Froggatt

JPGR - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Steve

Matt Shepherd - Lead RP - 20/Mar/07

feeko - Lead O/S - Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

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

givemetea - Lead RP - Oct/06 with Tony Yates

Hidden - Lead - May/06

bigie bob - Lead RP - 30/Jan/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Richard Horn - Lead RP - Aug/05

bobboulderer - TR dog - Jul/05 with Rob Shoosmith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/05

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/03

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/01

Southern Mark Smith - 2000

Kevster - Lead - 1996

Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/89 with Harry Venables, Tim Dunsby

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