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The Bolt Factory* 4+

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[Sarah on 'The Bolt Factory' at Portland, 3 kb]9m. The right-hand bolt line is just a touch harder. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Taylor 26.8.93 26/Aug/1993

Photo: Sarah on 'The Bolt Factory' at Portland © Tom Beaumont
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 218 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

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

JJunoir - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/13

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

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

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

Dafydd Stephenson - 2013

David Staples - Lead O/S - 2013

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/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

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

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

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

tubbsy1 - 2nd - 20/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

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

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

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

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

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

sarahhh - 13/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 - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - May/11

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

padawan_learner - 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

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

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

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

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/10

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

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

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

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

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

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

absurdly easy
omniscient_penguin - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Steve

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 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

Hidden - 07/Jun/07

nmwr - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 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

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

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

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

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

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

brew_guru - Lead - 2000 with jamie knight

Stone Muppet - 2000

Nick Smith - UKC - Lead - Aug/99

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 1994

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Shev, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Dassie

Voting
Total votes cast 54
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easy 50 of 28
hard 4+1 of 28
4+12 of 28
easy 4+7 of 28
hard 48 of 28
40 of 28
easy 40 of 28
3 Stars0 of 26
2 Stars3 of 26
1 Star20 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 218 (3.7%)
Lead171 of 218 (78.4%)
Followed13 of 218 (6.0%)
Toproped6 of 218 (2.8%)
Unknown20 of 218 (9.2%)

'Climbed'64 of 218 (29.4%)
clean O/S141 of 218 (64.7%)
clean β4 of 218 (1.8%)
clean rpt7 of 218 (3.2%)
dogged2 of 218 (0.9%)