Rockfax Description
Similar to Sacred Angel, but slightly better and tougher. © Rockfax

FA. H.Venables 08/Jul/1989

Ticklists: Classic Portland 7as (2* +).

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
tommccluskey 05/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug Lead dog
Hidden 29/Aug Lead RP
RFWilkie 25/Jul Lead RP
Nick Clement 16/Apr AltLd O/S
mandy clement
TonyB 11/Apr Lead O/S

Only just...... I genuinely thought I was going to fall off the top of this one.

maybe_si 10/Apr TR RP
paultaylor 22/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb Lead dnf
sam_craddock 29/Dec/14 Lead RP
Phil Belcher
Hidden 25/Oct/14 2nd dog
AlexD 20/Oct/14 Lead RP

Fluffed a clip first time round, then nearly got blown off on the redpoint! Not particularly pleasant climbing I didn't think. Preferred Sacred Angel.

vertigo 31/Aug/14 Lead RP

Excellent climbing. Two tricky sections, with the second being right at the top!

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
nacnud 27/Jul/14 -
Richard Price, Laura Grifith, Ewan Panter
Vince 26/Jul/14 TR dog
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
philhaigh 17/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Shamina Kapadia
Ian Bell 07/Jun/14 Lead dog

3 goes. Good but quite hard for 7a and sharp. Tough crux

Tania T
philhaigh 17/Apr/14 Lead dog
Mike Gubbins, Shamina Kapadia, Mel Dodge
funsized 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

psyched to get the onsight!

Ed Hastrop, Ben lloyd, Sarpoon, Fi
BenL 16/Feb/14 Lead RP
slowmotion 16/Feb/14 Lead β
Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Justin T 23/Nov/13 Lead dog

Came off right at the top, level with the lower-off!

Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
Hidden 29/Oct/13 Lead dnf
goddamm7 30/Aug/13 TR RP
lewiz 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 29/Jun/13 Lead RP

Thumb catch by the ledge followed with sustained finger climbing and a throw to the end.

Henry Francis, Joe Taylor
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead β
Hidden 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
philhaigh 29/May/13 Lead RP
Shamina Kapadia, Natalie Haigh
quiffhanger 25/May/13 Lead O/S

Good with some hard to spot holds to get you pumped whilst you search.

Sami Mandeel 25/Apr/13 Lead dog

Blew it trying to clip the 4th from the wrong place then out of time. Next time fo sho. Preferred it to Sacred Angel.

Alex More 06/Apr/13 Lead RP

punchy for the grade but great line

Mick Ward, sam ferguson, trev
trev_f 06/Apr/13 Lead β

? Pulled a block off along the juggy break...

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 01/Apr/13 Lead β
Sami Mandeel 01/Apr/13 TR dog
Linc 20/Oct/12 Lead RP
ASchwirtz 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead dog
Ali.B 15/Jul/12 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
chrisgee45 24/May/12 Lead dog
natalietanzer 13/May/12 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Linc 15/Feb/12 Lead dog
Ducks Rock 11/Feb/12 TR dog
Dandan82 11/Feb/12 Lead RP
Brian H 15/Jan/12 Lead rpt
Martin Slater
Compo 25/Sep/11 Lead dog

Fell on last move

Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead RP
Kevster 25/Sep/11 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead RP
wi11 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Chris Gee
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Tomar 19/Mar/11 Lead RP

1st redpoint try after nearly getting it on the flash attempt. More sustained and better than the other 7a to the left. Great route! No way it's only 15m long, it must be about 20m.

natalietanzer 17/Mar/11 Lead dog
MarkRyder 30/Jan/11 Lead RP
Brian H 23/Jan/11 Lead RP
PeterDawson ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
mlg678 07/Nov/10 Lead RP

2nd go, should of done it 1st

Jonathan Emett 09/Oct/10 Lead RP

2nd go - 1st 7a redpoint!

Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JPGR 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
3 Names 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
brices 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 16/May/10 Lead O/S
Peterjuliandawson 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Billg 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Susanne Richards
Ben Harper 21/Mar/10 Lead RP
andy jennings 21/Mar/10 Lead RP
Ed Babs 13/Feb/10 Lead RP
Mike Hawkins
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
feilx 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Dan 85 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Alex B
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead dog
dannyboy83 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
sam8oy 19/Apr/09 TR dnf

err pretty tough for the grade. found it really difficult to read the rock as well which didn't help.

nealh ??/2009 Lead
w.pettet-smith 30/Dec/08 -

awsome- sustained and thin. learned the difference between 7a and 7a+

Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead RP
Andrew Barker 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S

I didn't think this was as good as Sacred Angel, lacked a strong line near the top.

Martin Krasnansky 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Morgan Woods 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Great route and my first 7a os for a while. Thin moves leading to a slightly blind crux throw at the top.

Richard Horn 17/Feb/08 Lead RP
chris sm 26/Jan/08 Lead RP

grabbed lower off

Pippa Froggatt
Hidden ??/2008 TR dog
Hidden ??/2008 -
irenemil ??/2008 Lead β
Scott N ?/Oct/07 Lead dog
DrGav 15/Sep/07 Lead dog

sustained, sharp and crimpy

Hidden ??/2007 -
dan gibson 15/Nov/06 Lead O/S
bigie bob 20/Oct/06 Lead RP
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Ben Thorne ??/2005 TR O/S

Flashed top-rope. Arse! Should've got on the sharp end.

Chris Parker, Jimbo, John Pullin
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
John Southworth 08/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Southern Mark Smith ??/2000 -
Nigel Coe 08/Jul/89 2nd dog


Harry Venables, Tim Dunsby
High 7a+
Mid 7a+
Low 7a+
High 7a
Mid 7a
Low 7a
High 6c+
Mid 6c+
Low 6c+
Votes cast 39
Votes cast 36
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set