Dorset > Battleship Back Cliff >
Nihil** 7b

Adjacent Climbs
<< Dreams Burn Down
No Man is an Island >>
[Steve Hau climbing Nihil (F7b), Portland, 3 kb]27m. The well-defined rib in the upper wall has good climbing and plenty of exposure. Climb the lower wall past a bulge to a rest below the upper wall. Make difficult moves through a larger bulge above, then climb the arete on its right-hand side. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 16.4.93 16/Apr/1993

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

Photo: Steve Hau climbing Nihil (F7b), Portland © sam.sam.sam.ferguson
Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

redjerry - TR O/S - 06/Sep/13

Tricky to work out the beta. Second go...
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 31/Aug/13

Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Gav Symonds

Completely blind if not chalked. Tried up left of arÍte, straight for next bolt and took several falls. I'm missing something?
innes - Lead - 25/May/13 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/May/13

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13

Tommyads - 2013

Awesome climbing up the arete. Placed draws from NMIAI but tried not too look... too much.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12 with Laura Perry

Well I came looking in the logbook hoping others had found this hard but apparently not... got onsight up to the upper arete but couldn't figure out how to get started on it. Seemed to be chalk on holds right and left but nothing that really worked. Eventually committed up left but holds seemed to run out (or off left to the other route). After hanging on the rope I still couldn't figure out how to do the move which was a bit disappointing as the climbing above looked good.
Justin T - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/12

Previously with Harry 06Nov10
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 23/Jun/12 with Eddie Young, Iain Moodie

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jun/12

first 7b o/s in UK
Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Ian Fidd - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Zoe

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

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR dog - 01/Mar/12 with Steve Hau, Marti Hallett

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Mar/12

Marti999 - Lead dog - 01/Mar/12 with Sam Ferguson

tom106 - Lead RP - 06/Nov/11

Tophe - 06/Nov/11 with tom maidwell

Could quite execute crux moves off the ledge
givemetea - TR dog - 15/Sep/11 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead RP - 15/Sep/11 with roslyn mckendry

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 13/Aug/11

La Mont - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/11 with Rich Horn

Gus - 07/Aug/11

feilx - Lead dog - 29/Jun/11 with Dan Barbour

Kevster - Lead dog - 11/Jun/11

Kevster - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11

Got to the top but couldn't do a significant number of the moves pulling on to, and up, the arete. Conditions pretty terrible which I don't think was helping. +1 go on TR with no better results.
Quiddity - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/10 with Tony

Rob Kennard - 20/Apr/10 with Jane Weir

Cowflinger - TR dog - 18/Apr/10 with Pete Lewis

schof - Lead RP - 15/Apr/10 with rob kennard

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09 with Sion

way too hard for me, especially in the sun. got up to the arrete. got stumped. hit the ledge a few times then deicided to try something else.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/09 with sporty simon

nealh - Lead - 2009

robyn1 - 2008

Hidden - TR RP - 06/Oct/07

Martin Krasnansky - Lead RP - 20/May/07

bigie bob - Lead RP - 18/Feb/07

feeko - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/May/96 with jon

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
lewiz, Hidden, Hidden

Total votes cast 33
hard 7b+0 of 16
7b+0 of 16
easy 7b+1 of 16
hard 7b2 of 16
7b9 of 16
easy 7b4 of 16
hard 7a+0 of 16
7a+0 of 16
easy 7a+0 of 16
3 Stars3 of 17
2 Stars9 of 17
1 Star5 of 17
0 Stars0 of 17
Bag of .....0 of 17
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Lead30 of 41 (73.2%)
Toproped5 of 41 (12.2%)
Unknown6 of 41 (14.6%)

'Climbed'8 of 41 (19.5%)
clean O/S9 of 41 (22.0%)
clean β1 of 41 (2.4%)
clean rpt1 of 41 (2.4%)
clean RP12 of 41 (29.3%)
dogged7 of 41 (17.1%)
dnf3 of 41 (7.3%)