Victims of Fashion*** 7a+
[Victims of Fashion 7a+, Battleship Main, 2 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
A finger-stamina test of the highest calibre. Move up the pocketed lower wall. Then, from a small finger-ledge, make some tricky moves up to a shallow groove in the final section of the rib. Make a couple of blind moves to reach the horizontal break. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 10/May/1989

Ticklists: Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic UK F7s.

Photo: Victims of Fashion 7a+, Battleship Main © Brian H
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Lost a load of skin
Gloria - TR dnf - 29/Aug/15 with Tim Beeston

AlexD - Lead dog - 22/Aug/15 with Jane Weir, Mike

Found it hard (ish) today just got it by the skin of my teeth. It's a really good route this.
Ben Russell - Lead RP - 16/Aug/15 with JackMac

Tried to warmup on this (ha..ha..ha) and it felt considerably harder than last time. Oh well - looks like I need to find some "finger-stamina" before the next attempt. For me personally, this feels very hard for 7a+.
JackMac - 2nd dnf - 16/Aug/15 with Ben Russell

Wasn't particularly inspired by this route and it ate my skin... Maybe i'm missing something but the moves didn't seem that great, far preferred England's Dreaming at Blacknor North. Think i'd just about put it together but won't be rushing back to get it clean.
Rockmonkey1977 - Lead dog - 08/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/15

Jumped on between Merlin's attempts and managed to do in a oners. First hard route since shoulder injury.
slippyale - 2nd RP - 01/Aug/15

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

etrillaud - Lead dog - 11/Jul/15

artmal - Lead RP - Jun/15 with Lewis

No memory of this! Sent first try, very happy.
lewiz - 30/May/15 with Radek

Lost all finger strength working out the moves. A great route - will hopefully go another day when fresh.
JackMac - Lead dog - 28/May/15 with Ben Russell

Got it in two halves, really gutted, should've got it on first redpoint. Will go next time.
Ben Russell - Lead dog - 28/May/15 with Tom Coras, JackMac, Jacob Straw

A decent flash attempt ended in a slump onto bolt 4 and left me pretty ruined. Got higher on the second RP but not enough juice.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 10/May/15

tobydunford - TR rpt - 22/Mar/15 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Oct/14

AlexD - Lead dog - 20/Sep/14 with Mike, Phil, Nat, Ed, Ian

Think I fell off this a couple of years ago
mark20 - Lead β - 08/Sep/14

Not that great!
nathanlee - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with DWS Crew

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Jul/14

Nice moves but then it rained.
lewiz - Lead dog - 08/Jun/14

Artur's project which he led, I tried on second for a laugh, couldn't get the move to the third clip. One for the future.
Robin Brooke - TR - Jun/14 with Artur

Great rout!!!
RadekNowak - Lead RP - 31/May/14

Sweet route, need to come back and dispatch
tskelhon - Lead dog - 2014 with Charlotte

clmacdonald - 2nd - 2014 with tskelhon

xiangoh - Lead RP - 2014

Graham Westbrook - Lead RP - 25/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Sep/13

Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with mandy clement

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/13

Marcus - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Roland O'Leary

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jul/13

2nd go
wi11 - Lead RP - 21/Jun/13 with Tom Hall, Nat

natalietanzer - Lead β - 21/Jun/13 with tom, will

thomasmouse - Lead RP - 21/Jun/13 with Nat

It was very windy, but had beta wired after previous recce. Placed clips and then nailed it first redpoint. A quality route, solid 7a+.
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13 with Adam Ryan

adam 24 - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13

tobydunford - Lead dog - 08/Jun/13 with Kirsty Kerr

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 05/Jun/13 with Rachel Takacs, Jay Kay

Hidden - TR dog - 18/May/13

philhaigh - Lead RP - 18/May/13 with Mike Gubbins, Mel Dodge

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

philhaigh - Lead dog - 16/May/13 with Mike Gubbins, Shamina Kapadia, Natalie Haigh

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 06/May/13 with Vicki Hau, Rob Kennard, Natalie Haigh

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 05/May/13 with Vicki Hau, Natalie Haigh

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Apr/13

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13 with Tess Lyons

Claudia Harvey - Lead RP - 07/Apr/13 with Rachel Keys

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/Mar/13

Kopinski - Lead RP - Mar/13

Jobbo - Lead RP - 22/Feb/13 with Alex

Danny_boulders - TR - Feb/13 with Robin O'Leary

Tommyads - 2013

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 30/Oct/12 with Natalie Haigh

1st RP. Amazing little pitch!
Adam Booth - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/12 with Ed Mitchell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/12

2nd try
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 09/Sep/12 with pep

2nd redpoint attempt. Nice sequency route. Missed small pocket intermediate pocket out right at low down crux. This allows you to get your feet up and ready for the larger pockets.
Twisty - Lead RP - 08/Sep/12 with Greg Slee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/12

burto - Lead RP - 17/Jun/12 with steve

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/12 with Natalie Haigh

Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 25/May/12

yarrow - Lead dog - 20/May/12 with Mark C

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/May/12

Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with ed

Garrouli - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12 with Ioanna

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Si Brice

2nd go. Tough
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead RP - 27/Mar/12 with Rob

Tophe - Lead rpt - 15/Jan/12

Worked over 2days, didn't manage a clean RP. A bit too hard and a bit too tired on the second day. Good route, found it hard to read at first. One stiff pull/crimp on the edge of a pocket quite low down around 2nd bolt, then very sustained to the top with some blind-ish moves.
rustaldo - Lead dog - 14/Jan/12 with Jimmy, Hannah

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12

matt perks - 2012

second attempt with finger injury- great climb.
Perryman - Lead - 20/Nov/11 with Ivan Bicknell

retro flash
tom106 - Lead rpt - 06/Nov/11

A couple of lead / TR attempts to figure out the RP. Hard and very hot. Only one sequence left to figure out.
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 01/Oct/11 with Noah Haber

One go on top rope and got all the moves. No energy to finish the red point. Great route.
givemetea - TR dog - 16/Sep/11 with Dan Gibson

Awesome route, sustained cranking to a slight ease in angle then a crux leading to a juggy romp.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11 with Dan Gibson

Toby Dunn - Lead - 03/Sep/11 with Lyndsay Hilton

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/11 with Simon Robinson

Stupidly missed the good pocket at the crux
simonr - Lead dog - 12/Aug/11 with Jon Freeman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

11th attempt overall.
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 30/Jun/11 with darryl, bern

Bern - Lead RP - 30/Jun/11 with Jonathan, Darrell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/11

3 gos. failing earlier; windy?
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 18/Jun/11 with bongo

JKay - Lead RP - 16/Jun/11 with Jonathan Emett

1st lead attempt, failed with my hands on the top break(?!) 2nd attempt, everything went wrong, so packed up and went home. :-(
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 16/Jun/11 with john kay

3 TR attempts, 3rd time clean.
Jonathan Emett - TR RP - 14/Jun/11 with john kay, Lyndsay

1 go, several rests, got all the moves.
Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 11/Jun/11 with dave

Hidden - Lead β - 14/May/11

Pippa - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 01/May/11

Had a quick go at this as rope was already on the lower-off after doing evening falls.
RFWilkie - TR dnf - 25/Apr/11

brilliant climb, sustained
tom106 - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11 with ben, robin

Robin Head - TR dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Tom Maidwell

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11

torsok - TR dnf - 19/Mar/11 with Tania

tania - TR dnf - 19/Mar/11 with rich morgan

2nd try
Kevster - Lead RP - 13/Mar/11

A tough(ish) move at the bottom then just go go go. Will train for power endurance and come back for it.
Tomar - Lead dog - 06/Mar/11 with Phil the climbing goat

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 2011

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Oct/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 10/Oct/10 with Mark, Jacob

kinda flash today, tried it ages ago when the heat made it impossible. this climb isnt polished, but if there is any sun/ heat the rock sweats loads. awesome when its right tho!
mark_wellin - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

JPGR - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Yvette

dav - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Gill B

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Aug/10

Peterjuliandawson - Lead RP - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 05/May/10 with Harry

sweet climb, 2 topped rope assents then the lead. didnt feel too pumped.
Pete Scott - Lead RP - 20/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Ian Ash - Lead RP - 31/Oct/09

with Cat. Top climb.
ben hargreaves - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09

ilikemonkys - TR RP - 06/Sep/09

2nd 7a+. pumpy, but in a good way. found move at the 2nd clip particularly hard. maybe had the sequence wrong... both hands on crimpy rail to this left hand hold made from a fossil. crux is at the 5th clip on the bulge, but fine when you get the sequence.
mynameisjen - Lead RP - 26/Aug/09 with Jonny Aylwin

chris sm - Lead RP - 22/Aug/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Dogged first time, but ok once you know where the hold are. Polished 7a climbs, unthinkable when I were a lad...
Tim M - Lead RP - 22/Aug/09 with Chris Sims

dan gibson - Lead RP - 12/Aug/09 with jacquie robinson

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/09

Excellent power endurance route. No real rests and some quite intricate sequences. Tough first crux clipping 3rd bolt then a mini crux after the 4th followed by a long move to finish.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 05/Jul/09 with Vinnie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09

sparkass - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

trev_f - Lead RP - 14/Apr/09 with Harry

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/09

dogged first time to put clips in, cleaned second. 5/5
mattcyp88 - Lead RP - 28/Feb/09 with Mark Tomlinson

nealh - Lead - 2009

1 fall
ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 02/Aug/08 with Scott Swalling

tedj234 - Lead RP - 19/Jul/08 with Nicolas Rabb

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jul/08

schof - Lead RP - 24/Jun/08 with joel perry

dont know if it was the sun or level of difficulty but this felt hard at grade. sustained and quit thin. a tricky onsight unless youre climbing well above the grade? great climbing though, recommended
ksjs - Lead dog - 23/Jun/08 with goosebump

dominic lee - Lead - Jun/08 with andy elliot

dmoir - Lead RP - 18/May/08 with Ivan M

feilx - Lead RP - 17/May/08 with Heather

hardest climb to date
hippo99 - Lead RP - 24/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/07

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 21/May/07

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - May/07 with Jo Stadden

david potts - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Nat

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Mar/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 07/Oct/06

bigie bob - Lead RP - 01/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Jul/06

Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 18/Jul/06 with Alex Barrows

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - May/06 with Floris

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Boy - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Nathan Kemp - Oct/05

Kev Little - Lead RP - 2004

Repeated 2009 with Beccy, Good steady crimping with an important blind pocket around arete...
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 26/Oct/02 with Jason Parker, Rebecca Edwards

lx - Lead - Jun/02 with james

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2001

Robmwatt - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

John Southworth - Lead RP - Jun/99

Been on it multiple times over the decades. When it's not greasy on the crux I've come close but been spat off by lack of endurance. Really class climbing though.
Ben Thorne - Lead dnf - 1999 with John Pullin

innes - Lead O/S - 1999

sadams - 2nd - 24/Jul/98 with Andy Long

buzby78 - Lead RP - 15/May/97

phardman - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/97

sadams - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/97 with Team Midlands

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/95 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/95

shark - Lead O/S - 1995 with John Codling

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