Rockfax Description
Move out right and then back left to the lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Top bolts taped off as quite wobbly, traverse easily left to lower off on previous route.

FA. Steve Taylor 2005

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs).

Feast 17/Oct Lead
GrimpeurJim 27/Sep Lead O/S
with C
Charleston 27/Sep Lead
with Jim
Hidden 08/Sep Lead O/S
daviesp2 16/Aug Lead
mattjson 22/Jul -
with Maria
mackem9 22/Jul -
Philoosh 13/Jun 2nd O/S
Meinertzhagen 23/May TR
with Christopher Lyus
CLyus 23/May Lead
with Robin, Meinertzhagen
Hidden 17/May Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May 2nd
PatrickP ?/May Lead
Nick_Merriman 13/Apr Lead
with Chris Beloe
purplemonkeyelephant 06/Apr TR O/S

Technical footwork required but good handholds do come eventually!

Hidden 06/Apr Lead rpt
sam_craddock 06/Apr Lead O/S
Aidan13791 05/Apr Lead O/S
tomaca12 04/Apr Lead O/S
alexcollins123 04/Apr Lead O/S
with Anna Robson
Tim Harper 04/Apr Lead O/S
with James Lewis, NTU
OliWoolland ?/Apr 2nd O/S
with Steph
AdenCox 01/Mar TR
greenerd 01/Mar TR
Hidden 28/Feb -
Hidden 31/Dec/14 Lead
sajrf123 13/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Rose
Hidden 29/Nov/14 TR
Kate Hallam 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Chris Huntington 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Gompertz 15/Aug/14 -
James Charatan 15/Aug/14 -
Hidden 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Ross.Cooper 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Matt Southgate
francesfromedinburgh 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
youwillfindjimbo 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jess
teafairyjess 16/Jun/14 TR
with Jimbo
the ant hill mob 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
royle883 15/Jun/14 Lead β
Chris Redding 09/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Bethan Knott, Katie Proctor, David Redshaw
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
silviac 25/May/14 Lead O/S
londonoring 04/May/14 Lead O/S
ldgarrison 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
mishabruml 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jenben 16/Mar/14 -
rustyfishhook 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
mky77 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/13 -
JP78 21/Sep/13 Lead
Phil_Hall_97 12/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Phil Jones, Chris Haines
herrettscott 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with lisa, Emily Taylor
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead
RioVista23 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Vaitehi
leagump 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with bittenoffmore
Matt Smyth 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
stranter 06/Jul/13 2nd β

2nd in order to retrieve draws easily

with Neil, Rich Perrin
Will O' T'' North 06/Jul/13 Lead
with D Staff
David Staples ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
dodders 30/Jun/13 Lead
with Abi
Dritz186 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Si Warren
Alister123 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tomasz Kawka 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Pawel
andrewmcleod 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
derryclimbs 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
meltdown34 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
meltdown34 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Had to re-climb the route to recover all my quickdraws, due to it not being possible to recover them on the way down

with Chris
timmyhobby 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hairbear75 25/May/13 2nd
with Andy Hope
the ant hill mob 24/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/13 Lead O/S
AndrewHeaton 06/Apr/13 TR O/S
daniel heaton 06/Apr/13 Lead
with Dad
UnkArl 30/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Debbie
Debs 30/Mar/13 2nd
with Karl
Motown ??/2013 -
mattjson ??/2013 Lead G/U
combatrock ?/Sep/12 Lead
buzzball101 ?/Sep/12 Lead
chubbyclimber 26/Aug/12 Lead
with Lottie
Simon_Freeman 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with James
lottiec 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tim
marsden.d.paul 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
homing-penguin 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jwhereat 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
alan.phobos 11/Aug/12 -
tom parsons 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Jacob White
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
dereke12000 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Really nice varied climb

with Rich
stonemikey 18/Jun/12 Lead
with Phil Dimech, John Horton
runwildjohn 18/Jun/12 Lead
with Phil Dimech, Mike Silver
Giles Eperon 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with jena meinecke
Jamescdykes 16/Jun/12 Lead O/S
LilPhant25 04/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Dave Cummings
davemcummings 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Nice slab with movement out to right. Slightly tricky descending.

srowlandx11 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
hotfeet 05/May/12 -
with David Hammond
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
musgravet 14/Apr/12 TR
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead
Jordan.round 01/Apr/12 TR O/S
ElBarto 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Bit hard for a 4 I thought, bit of a steep start but a good climb.

davepotter2011 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 TR rpt
popov86 18/Mar/12 Lead
Trippinjester 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
brew_guru 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Laurence Everitt 03/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Fiona McFarlane ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Monica
tom parsons 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Vincent
Doug Wilkie ??/2012 -
petecox84 ??/2012 -
thomaspomfrett 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
cdpuk 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
KLucy 01/Oct/11 2nd
UnkArl 17/Aug/11 Lead β

Nice route.

flatcap 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Big move to start, straightforward climb. Very grippy rock.

with Karl
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Boogs 08/Aug/11 -
Steve27 05/Aug/11 Lead
Dave Page 01/Aug/11 -
dan23584 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Higher Primate 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Oliver Cartwright, Aaron Ritchie, Matt Milsom
Matt250 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt
TomBaker 19/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
j.hubbard 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with John Andrews, Richard Vaughan, Sarah Pentelow
Jonathan Emett 30/Apr/11 Solo O/S
MariaT 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
David Walker 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Maria
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Bangs 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

It's longer than the guidebook says.

with Ruth
tex.ryan 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with jib jib
TomBaker ?/Apr/11 -
chrisrogers 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Another nice route done with Unclie jim on a hot March day - didn't necessarily use the outside edge of the slab which added a little more interest.

with Uncle Jim
Jayne Jackson 27/Mar/11 2nd
with Fiona
Rhys Jones 17/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with bonita
Hidden 14/Mar/11 2nd
j miller 27/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with adal rohrich, dean merchant, luke johnson
luckyluke ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S


brian watson 09/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with anne marie sheppard
Louise Hall ??/2011 Lead
thepeganator ??/2011 Lead O/S
David Staples ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
joshchalke 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
fizzychewitt 28/Sep/10 Lead
with Mike Doyle
michael burrows 28/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Lallylandslider 28/Sep/10 2nd
ali macphee 26/Sep/10 Lead
Brian Dalrymple 26/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
enrogue 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Alan Matthew
DreadyCraig 07/Aug/10 Lead β
with James Saunders, Mike Hicks
michael.burgess 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Will
davewsargent ?/Aug/10 Lead
johnl 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett
Luke Dawson 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
flatcap 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

A bit weird and twisty-turny, but not too hard. Keep to the arete and it's not bad.

with Charles
Bisteris 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jono
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
j.hubbard 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Adam
jaxxman 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Niko Matikes
Matt Smith 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Wheeldon
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
goddamm7 27/May/10 Lead
with karen hallam
WBroughton 23/May/10 Lead O/S
minus273degrees 23/May/10 Lead
Michael Aylen 17/May/10 Lead
theandthem 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Big Lee 03/May/10 Lead O/S

Probably the least interesting route on the Diamond Slab but still worthwhile

with Polly Gardiner
tomjh 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Powell
dale1968 16/Apr/10 Lead
with johnny graham
Hidden 13/Apr/10 TR
Hidden 10/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
dale1968 09/Apr/10 Lead
with gorden benn
Matty 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Rachel Urban
IAmAStone ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Ramsden
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
uncontrollable 28/Feb/10 Lead β

Quickdraws in place

with Sue
Hidden 28/Feb/10 Lead O/S
LukeyG ??/2010 Lead
TRFrost ??/2010 Lead O/S
michael burrows 13/Sep/09 2nd
Lallylandslider 13/Sep/09 Lead
DafSWMC 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Stu, Toby
najki_2000 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

pre-placed quickdraws

with Chris Rose
trevor macalonan 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ricky
jack99 08/Aug/09 -
Takacs 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Despite mixed views, A fun climb with some interesting moves, compensated by a good ledge in the middle for rest

with Katy Madden
AlexDexter 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with rachel tackas
scottjowett 08/Aug/09 -

First day out

Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd
gaz_jones 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
carl_123 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with snape
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead
bisc0 19/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Tanya Gabriel
Trisha Murphy 17/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with liv
Fatclimber 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Self Belayed
Hidden 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
dpe 30/May/09 Lead
with Rob M, Barny D
canis cibo 04/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
3 Names 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
tigertim 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Polly Withers
Jeremy Wilton ?/May/09 Lead
with Phil Leonardi
Hidden ?/May/09 TR
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jamesleesaunders 05/Apr/09 -
DreadyCraig 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
rd20 21/Mar/09 Lead
with Brandon
Emma-Louise Anderson 21/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Chris Bienemann, Andrew Craig, Darren Roper
lukewilliams 11/Mar/09 Lead O/S
existing debt ?/Mar/09 Lead
with Sam
thompson1000 ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
nikinko 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S

started as for Diamond Boulder

with Maggie
NewLeaf 16/Nov/08 Lead
with nikki
DerwentDiluted 31/Oct/08 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
homing-penguin 27/Oct/08 -
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Durbs 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Using the spine to reach the penultimate bolt made it much easier...

Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Sleeping Cat 13/Sep/08 2nd
with Bryan
andy jennings ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Momber
jamespilgrim ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Luke d 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dan
c.gawthorpe ?/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead
nevostevo 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with andy
Hidden 16/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/08 2nd
Zoomer 25/Apr/08 2nd
Jules 210681 25/Apr/08 Lead
Marq 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Ruth Creamer
canis cibo 05/Apr/08 Lead O/S
chadrads 21/Mar/08 Lead O/S
sean72 21/Mar/08 TR
with Chadrads
leemaybr05 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Carlos
jw231 09/Feb/08 Solo O/S
nblackbeard 09/Feb/08 Solo
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
joshwales ??/2008 Lead O/S
ttam ??/2008 -
intersection996 15/Sep/07 Lead
with Jo
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead
julian allen 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
phil stubbs 15/Aug/07 Lead
with Dave Short
Hidden 05/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 -
Hidden 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
sce8 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Livy
fivestar 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
PeteLoveless ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard 18/May/07 -
with Rich White, James Orlebar
PhilWragg 21/Apr/07 Lead
daviesp2 21/Apr/07 Lead
Emma-Louise Anderson 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Mark Titchener, Laura Titchener, Phil Wragg, Chris Bailey, Hannah Westwood
jl 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jon
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
toasted 24/Mar/07 Lead
with Ian Atkins
alexrp 03/Mar/07 Lead

Slightly more scary than the adjacent route due to the proximity to the edge of the slab.

with Lee R
NickD 31/Jan/07 Lead
with Scott Collier
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Scott N ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
scoops 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Geoff
jifwally ?/Oct/06 -
with scoops
KarlH 21/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Neil Williams
bazzag 08/Jul/06 -
with reece
hallex 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Steve and Dom
annakyn ?/Jun/06 Lead
adambettiss 28/May/06 Lead O/S
with Pete Alborough
MagnusL 28/May/06 2nd O/S
with My mate Paul
Hidden 23/May/06 Lead
D Berry 16/May/06 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
magnus hussey 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Ian Baker, Dave Gage
TRNovice 05/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Jenn
mart rich 02/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Unusual route for Portland

with Steve Moody, Steve Cox
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
sam coward ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Helen
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
Alex More ??/2006 Lead O/S
michael burrows 04/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with geoff halliwell
aged_ape ?/Sep/05 Lead
davewing 16/Aug/05 Lead
Somerset swede basher 15/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Toby Dunford
tobydunford 15/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Dom Sellers
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 06/May/05 Lead
steve taylor 27/Feb/05 Lead β

First ascent

Hidden 27/Feb/05 -
Peter Swift ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Rebeun
Spacetourist ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
dannyboy83 ??/2003 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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