Rockfax Description
A superb sustained line with a stiff finish if taken direct. © Rockfax

FA. Helen Heanes Apr/1998

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

onlyfoddington 10/Jan TR dog

I found it quite scary even on a top rope, and the top very sustained.

with Ian
ian d f 10/Jan Lead rpt
AJM 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Michael Aylen 15/Sep/15 Lead G/U

Fell first go clipping lower off

with Macca
Hidden 15/Sep/15 Lead O/S
ConstaBern 04/Jul/15 Lead β
samparsons 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Takacs 24/Jun/15 2nd
royle883 19/Jun/15 Lead dog

tricky last move took a few tries, great climbing though

Hidden 23/May/15 Lead dog
BenL 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb
Hidden 03/Apr/15 Lead
Marti999 23/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Debbie
jamie ward 21/Mar/15 2nd O/S

One rest at top - Superb route

with Marcus Harvey
Julie Carroll 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Gibson
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Sep/14 -
with martin broadhurst
bobstones 23/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Couldn't figure out the last move, everything else was clean. Traversed on to Fear's Younger Brother to clip the chains.

Shane Willis 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
GrahamGiles 01/Aug/14 Lead O/S
thomasmouse 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tash 06/Jul/14 2nd
with ali k
samparsons 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
ConstaBern 06/Jul/14 Lead
pymn nice but dim 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
lewiz 05/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Pete Dangerous 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
lewiz 22/Sep/13 Lead dog


with Marek Pietrasz
dbrooks 29/Aug/13 Lead dog

rest before last move

Ali 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Alain, Curious Yellow
3 Names 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jackwd 18/Aug/13 TR O/S

Remove the clips.

DorsetGareth 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 18/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Jack D, Chris Daly-Roy, Justin Reid
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead dog
Clee 24/Jul/13 2nd
with Chris
redjerry 01/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead β
rubben 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Marcus O'Leary, Roland O'Leary
Rosyk 21/Jun/13 2nd dog
Jay-Ast 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rosyk
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Jonathan Emett ?/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with barry, tomski, rupe
Phil Murray 27/May/13 Lead dnf

couldnt make finish moves, lobbed off & DNFed... ewcellent to that point....

with Steve Wright
tomB 25/May/13 Lead dog
with Andy Gardiner
Hidden 13/May/13 Lead O/S
mjeffery 07/May/13 Lead O/S
with Ando
Doughnut 05/May/13 TR dog

Great climb!

philhaigh 03/May/13 Lead rpt
with Vicki Hau, Rob Kennard, Natalie Haigh
brices 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Lisa, Gav
Nick Russell 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Nice climbing, I really enjoyed the flowstone bit in the middle. I went left at the tip for a rest before making the last moves. It would be at least a grade harder to go direct.

SJS 01/Apr/13 2nd
with Nick
Dandan82 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Tommyads ??/2013 -
virgil 06/Oct/12 Lead dog

desperate at the top. not helped by my weakness though.

with the gimp
mattgrange 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
LardClimber 16/Sep/12 Lead
DannyK 12/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
ian caton 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Abi
Graham Westbrook 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
tobydunford 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Kirsty Kerr
RyMole 23/Jun/12 -
with Martin Howson, John Puddephatt
philhaigh 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
freddy25 06/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Simone, Luke, michael
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead rpt
francois 13/May/12 2nd RP

Too tired after a month long lay-off to complete it on lead. Went ok on second.

with Chawn
Matt250 08/May/12 Lead dog
james.pilbeam 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
jonleighton 07/Apr/12 Lead dnf
E30Adam 06/Apr/12 Lead dnf
Marti999 02/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Feb/12 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 03/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
andrew549 19/Nov/11 Lead dog
Toby Dunn 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie Nunn
Sophie Nunn 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Toby
Jonathan Emett 22/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with toby
will black 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/11 Lead β
dan gibson 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with sam read
patrickc 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tscoobydoo 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead dnf
JPGR 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
jbulger 21/Aug/11 Lead dog

completely missed the hold to clip from and grabbed hold of the draw at the anchor :(

Hidden 21/Aug/11 TR
MarkRyder 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
Kopinski 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Tim M 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Phil T
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead RP
fildac 01/Jun/11 Lead dog
mlg678 27/May/11 Lead O/S

polished bag of shit!

Hidden 27/May/11 Lead O/S
tom106 19/May/11 Lead β
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/11 Lead
ekaterina sigida 20/Apr/11 2nd

can't remember it....

with rob daughtery
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
Sophie Nunn 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JonBrown 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JPGR 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Daniel ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jackappleby 27/Mar/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
kenyajc 12/Mar/11 TR
davidliu 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Paul
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 10/Nov/10 Lead β
with Dougie
dswansonlow 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead RP
hippo99 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with rache
Jonathan Emett 09/Oct/10 Lead dog


with simon
jon_gill1 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JWB 25/Sep/10 Lead

Made the lower off and fell when trying to clip.

Hidden 22/Sep/10 Lead dnf
Joe Grondowski 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
JHC 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
bigie bob 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/10 Lead
mikeconway 09/Aug/10 Lead β
mikeconway 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Stefan Kruger 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
becster 11/Jul/10 Lead dog

Ran out of steam - not a suprise, boot camp yeaterday!

RFWilkie 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Kap 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
matthewjames 16/Jun/10 Lead dog
with James Chapman, Fabian Pilgram
JKay 15/Jun/10 Lead

no hands rest knee bar

timharrison 13/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Tom, Iain Moodie, Suse
SMc 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
decs 05/Jun/10 AltLd
with Dave Potter
Hidden 05/Jun/10 TR dnf
Chubbard 30/May/10 Lead dog

Pinged off the last move.

with Derek, J Robinson
Don Jebus 19/May/10 Lead O/S
joese7en 19/May/10 Lead O/S
jan.prostrednik 15/May/10 Lead dog
with Runkasova Jana
Will Homoky 09/May/10 Lead dog
with Werenfrid Wimmer
ThomasB ?/May/10 Lead O/S
mark_wellin 24/Apr/10 Lead β
Bob 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with G. Macauley
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
ian d f 14/Feb/10 Lead dog
clipskipper 17/Oct/09 Lead β
with Mel
tomB 20/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Jody
embob 18/Sep/09 Lead dnf

Arrgh! Still pumped from FYB! Fell at the moves trying to go direct over the roof - my first big lead fall :-) Al finished the route for me.

with Alex
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd β
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead β
michael burrows 12/Sep/09 2nd
tedj234 03/Sep/09 Lead
with Kate Campbell
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Tim M 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Steve W
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
mynameisjen 17/Aug/09 Lead β
JonBrown 26/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Tiff
TiffTiff 26/Jul/09 Lead dog
Oli 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Pattinson
Hidden 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 08/Jun/09 Lead dog

Nearly clean, used aid to reach the lower off.

with Clare
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Gingerdarren 23/May/09 Lead O/S

Nice climing until the top, took to the left as the direct looked stupid.

with Wendy Coles
Jus 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead rpt
danm 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Vince 06/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Gareth Chapman
sam_cox 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
robandian ?/Apr/09 2nd
chris sm 29/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
Jon_Warner 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Go left at finish for 6a+, harder otherwise

with Mark Glaister
Vince 21/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Nic Hellyer
trev_f 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt

Direct finish this time, better and harder

with Ed
Ed Babs 15/Mar/09 Lead RP
with Trevor
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
jl 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S

got to the lower off but couldn't clip it

with Penny
Hidden 15/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Ben Harper 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
TiffTiff 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 02/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with Harry Martin
dmoir 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S
vertigo 18/Oct/08 Lead RP

A certain lack of smarts at the lower off... Nice route.

rhino_bill 18/Oct/08 Lead β
Jonathan Emett 07/Sep/08 Lead dnf
with Mike
al99 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
martinazando 23/Aug/08 TR
Andrew Barker 14/Aug/08 Lead β
with Matt Booth
Hidden 27/Jul/08 TR RP
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead rpt
whiting.jp 29/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Fine up until the final, direct finish, very not fine for that!

with Dom
Vince 28/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Sonia
Matt Bennett 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/08 Lead rpt
onlytovey 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Hannah Williams
HannahW 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Robin Tovey
steve taylor 04/Jun/08 Lead rpt
steve taylor 01/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Trev Ford
trev_f 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Taylor
just one more 05/May/08 Lead
richardr ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
nawface ??/2008 -
jw231 27/Oct/07 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
ecowaller 11/Aug/07 -
with Paula
ecowaller 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Paula
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead dog
jl 07/Jul/07 Lead dog
with Penny
pennyb 07/Jul/07 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 20/Jun/07 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Jun/07 Lead RP
chris sm 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
steve taylor 14/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Stephen Roberts 06/Apr/07 -
with Les Jennings and Pete Trewin
JPGR 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Andy
AlexD 11/Mar/07 Lead rpt
thomb ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Harry
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
La Mont ??/2007 -
Hidden 19/Nov/06 2nd
Wilbur 05/Aug/06 Lead RP

fell off the top move earlier this year..

with Caine
viking ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with gareth
dannyboy83 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Morgan Woods 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Caine
tobydunford 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Ben Smith, Lisa Paling
Marq 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Marq 30/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
Owen W-G 18/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Leo & Tony
Hidden ?/Apr/05 -
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead
Bruce Kerr 14/Feb/04 Lead
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 15/Sep/03 2nd dog
with Tim Dunsby
goi.ashmore 22/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Alice Howe
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/02 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 24/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with dean howard
phardman 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 23/Mar/02 -
Hidden 23/Jan/02 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Aug/01 Lead
with david
shoulders 31/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden 26/May/01 -
AlexD 27/Aug/00 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
John Southworth ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/99 Lead
sadams 18/Jun/98 Lead
with Andy Long
Hidden 08/May/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Ben Thorne ??/1998 Lead O/S

Hard last move/clip.

with John Pullin
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
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