The Bolt Factory* 4c
[Robyn Hughes on The Bolt Factory (F4+), Triple Slabs, Portland, 3 kb]9m. The right-hand bolt line is just a touch harder. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Taylor 26/Aug/1993

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs).

Photo: Robyn Hughes on The Bolt Factory (F4+), Triple Slabs, Portland © Steve Taylor
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This climb is in 305 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14

shaunleonard - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Kerri, Ian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/14

pdhammond - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/14

GeneralFifi - Lead - 15/Jun/14 with Darren Burns

Lower off is storm damaged, we ignored it and belayed on an older anchor on the top.
jshields - 2nd - 04/May/14 with Ed James

DaveB61 - Lead - 04/May/14 with Greg Jennings, John Harrison

JUSTADUDE - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/14

mky77 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

homing-penguin - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - 24/Jul/13

goatboy76 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Scott Moffat, Jake Leach

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

JJunoir - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/13

Dan_Staff - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Will Brown

Will O' T'' North - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with D Staff

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/13

jonnyblindsign - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with oldbastard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

akhutton88 - Lead - 26/May/13 with CLAIRE K

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/13

j4kub - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with claire gibson

KDW - Lead O/S - 10/May/13 with Mike

Loved it - easy 4 in a cracking location. The approach down to the boulders is far more difficult than the routes, especially in poor footwear with a bagful of kit - ooops.
db79 - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Christian_S85 - Lead - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13

Lauren Davies - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Max langham-lopez

Anthonybevis - Lead - 24/Apr/13 with James

ColinVern - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/13

the ant hill mob - Lead O/S - 2013

Dafydd Stephenson - 2013

David Staples - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

(Pretty sure this is the right one)
missxandrabee - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Aileen

gb05 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Craig Taylor, Zoe Taylor

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/12

razzorbuzz - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Alex.H, Andy Elliot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

David Staples - Lead O/S - Sep/12

chubbyclimber - Lead - 26/Aug/12 with Lottie

Scotty2690 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Steve

Steve954 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Richard

popov86 - Lead - 30/May/12

Nice proximity to the sea so gets a star
Neil Watson - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Chrissie Baylis - 2nd - 13/May/12 with neil watson

hotfeet - 05/May/12 with David Hammond

Happy Haggis - 2nd - May/12 with Hugh Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/12

MariaT - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Dan Piddock, David Walker

David Walker - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Dan Piddock, Maria

dpiddock - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Dave Walker, Maria Walker

ElBarto - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Dave Potter

davepotter2011 - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Martin Lennon

martin one - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with HMA

steve hughes - Lead - 20/Mar/12

tubbsy1 - 2nd - 20/Mar/12

Thinker01 - 11/Mar/12

beckybutcher91 - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Tom

marcb - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with James Ryan

stranter - Lead β - 27/Sep/11 with EddInaBox

g1m147 - Lead - 30/Aug/11 with Diane, Samuel

matthewpwilson - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Eddy Young, Laura

laura wilson - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with matthewpwilson

Mongoose - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/11

mad.moo - Lead - 13/Aug/11 with Sarah Hawkins

sarahhh - 13/Aug/11

nick hawkins - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with steve

Steve27 - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with Nick Hawkins

Dean177 - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

Step from the boulder onto good golds. Nice climbing, wish the routes were longer.
wishicud climbHVS - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Big Fat Dan

bigdan050 - Lead - 11/Jul/11 with Tosh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11

Splashy belay at high tidy. Not very suitable if the leader is very heavy as there is a gap between wall and the boulder you belay from. A sharp pull towards the wall may cause an unwanted dip in the sea
pedro.silva - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Caz & Fred

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11

Dawlish - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Son Aaron

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with John Andrews, Richard Vaughan, Sarah Pentelow

Hidden - Lead dog - May/11

MariaT - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with David Walker

David Walker - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Maria

first outdoor belayed abseil
Dave Page - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Lenaya Page

Alison2 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with matthew154

Adam Law - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 09/Apr/11

lecko - TR O/S - Apr/11 with Nick Desnos

Rhys Jones - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/11 with bonita

padawan_learner - 2011

Psych - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10

Large fish were swimming around the bottom of the boulder. They would have nibbled me if I'd taken a tumble.
syv_k - Lead β - 15/Oct/10

sarahlizzy - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10 with Syv

goddamm7 - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with karen hallam

riddle - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/10

robandian - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Tracey

A few patches that seem to have no handholds, but it's a slab so that doesn't matter. If the tide's high, you might get splashed.
flatcap - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Charles

Bisteris - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Jules Hargreaves

Robin Head - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Olly M

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with tj murry

razzorbuzz - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Darren Tracey

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/10

Tj murray - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Tom Seccombe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/10

ElBarto - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Mike Kean, Sonia Marsh

laithwaited - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/10

pffft - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Tom Perrin

PerrinT - Lead - 31/May/10 with Luke Vincent

martin one - Lead O/S - 08/May/10 with Eric

Straightforward climbing in a cool setting
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Polly Gardiner

Danh89 - TR O/S - 23/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10

jack36987 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Alex Saunders, Samantha Simons

first climb wth my day bag on my back. walk out involves climbing along the ridge of the first tripple boulder stone when the tide has turned. The belay bolt on the top of the crag is becomming rusty and may soon need changing
spamcan29 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Alex Saunders, jack stone

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/10 with ryan cassidy

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Momber

DCIGadget - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Roger, Si

LukeyG - Lead - 2010

danieleaston - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead - Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Liz

IggyLiz - 2nd β - 26/Sep/09 with Chris

Mark Batey - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alys Rook

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with margaret

Lallylandslider - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with michael burrows

sonic46 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Danny Harrow

Peterose - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Susan

Andy White - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Sarah Everitt

Sarah Everitt - TR O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Andy White

jacoob81 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

pre-placed quickdraws
najki_2000 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Chris Rose

jeanjacquescarnages - TR O/S - 15/Aug/09

Theguyp - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09

jack99 - 09/Aug/09

Enjoyable route with good holds and great surroundings
Takacs - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Katy Madden

AlexDexter - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with sophie heavey

benparratt - Lead rpt - Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09

PerrinT - Lead - Jun/09 with Ben Oliver

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/09

More easy tomfoolery....
loonyclimber - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Jen Poz & Trish

chili-d - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Poz/Rob Lonsdale

D Berry - Solo O/S - 22/May/09

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 04/Apr/09 with Paul Davies

daviesp2 - Lead - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - 21/Mar/09

Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/09 with Chris Bienemann, Andrew Craig, Darren Roper

Bandage - 21/Mar/09

brian watson - Solo - 15/Mar/09

existing debt - Lead - Mar/09 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/09

rdi1v07 - Lead - 07/Jan/09

thompson1000 - Lead - 2009

jominator - Lead - 2009

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/08 with stefan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/08

leigh - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Ed

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/08

LeighAdams - Lead - 16/Sep/08 with Eddie Banks

jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - Aug/08

gravity - TR - 23/Jul/08 with Joff

Andy_OM - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/08 with Barnsey + Kris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with d_meacher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

Didn't feel like F4+ to me. An easy wander up the slab. Nice spot. Mark, Jordan and myself swam off the belay rock.
Humpty Dangler - 08/Jun/08 with Jordan Lane

The Mountain Goat - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Laurence Davis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08

Kyle F - Lead - Jun/08

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Emily Stokes

emilyj - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Samuel Stokes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/08

nevostevo - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

krikoman - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/08 with 1_Rick Gibbs, Sally Strawberry

Spicerman - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/08

canis cibo - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/08

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 22/Mar/08 with Nicola Pettit

Darren_R - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Tom Hobbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Dave Searle - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

On afterthought, should have led this one but the rope was already up.
pishmishy - TR O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Winnie W.

joeurwin - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with alex

El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Duchy College Session

worklessclimbmore - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with tom bunn, duchy

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Peter Weston

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead dog - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Aug/07

jonathannewth - Lead - 26/Aug/07 with Chris W

Rob Kennard - Aug/07

These slabs on Blacknor Beach are great. Shame I don't feel this comfortable on anything approaching vertical though.
alexrp - Lead - 30/Jul/07 with Mark R

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Alex

daviesp2 - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07

Merlin - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - 07/Jun/07

nmwr - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - Jun/07

PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - Jun/07

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Lisa Paling

poey50 - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Rowan15

lisapaling - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Toby Dunford

Jeremy Wilton - Lead O/S - May/07 with Phil Leonardi

Neil Tucker - Lead - May/07 with Javier Ruiz, Andras Pinter

NickD - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Eva Glasrud

PhilWragg - Lead - 21/Apr/07

Damon482 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Joel

Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Mark Titchener, Laura Titchener, Phil Wragg, Chris Bailey, Hannah Westwood

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with James Ackroyd

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Chris Wall

Rjukan - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Tom P

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/07

pete.hutchings - Lead - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/07

phil stubbs - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/07 with Neil Williams

jw231 - Solo O/S - Mar/07 with gfoster

NickD - Lead - 31/Jan/07 with Scott Collier

Hidden - 2007

Richard White - 2007

Phil Belcher - 2007

Bit splashy sometimes. Steer clear in rough seas.
homing-penguin - Lead - 27/Dec/06

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

sam coward - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/06 with Helen

alexsharp - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with Steve Beckwith

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/06

oooaaah - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with James Allen

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Tim

Hedley - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Peter Swift

bazzag - 08/Jul/06 with reece

JDSwain - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Ben Candlin

broc - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with John

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Jun/06

MontyH - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Paul Milton

Hidden - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Steve Elliff

hallex - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Steve and Dom

sce8 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06

Cardi - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Matt Moss

MagnusL - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with My mate Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

magnus hussey - Solo O/S - 2006 with Damien Turner, Keath Gould

Garyx - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2006

Derek Furze - Lead - 2006

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Simon Oliver

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/05

Seconded this one to save having to squeeze back through the greasy tunnel
davewing - Lead - 18/May/05

krikoman - Lead O/S - 01/May/05

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 2005

DonkeyKong - Lead O/S - 2005

TRNovice - 2nd - 22/Aug/04 with Jenn

Jenn - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/04 with TRNovice

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2004 with Ed Heslam

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2004 with Ed Heslam

jl - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/03 with Simon Jones

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/03

Marq - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/03 with Daniel Dennehy

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/03 with Dan & Juan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/03

Rob Oram - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/03 with Richard Frewin

PWEI_fan - 2003

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2003 with Helen

furry - TR - 28/Aug/02 with Phil B

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Apr/02

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/02 with dean howard

Gareth - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/02 with Andrew

FrankW - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/02 with Laura

jonberry791 - Lead - 2001

brew_guru - Lead - 2000 with jamie knight

Stone Muppet - 2000

Hidden - Lead - Aug/99

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 1994

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 1994

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Shev, collywob, tom parsons, Ash85, peterbrett, Dassie

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