Rockfax Description
A long-established Portland favourite. Climb to the narrow roof and pass it on the right before making some fingery moves back left above it to an easing. Continue to the base of the upper corner and follow cracks up this, exiting leftwards. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 10/Jul/1990

Ticklists: Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, South coast sport/DWS ticklist, Portland 3 stars grades 6 and below.

samparsons 22/May Lead β
with Emmie
Gloria 08/May Lead
with Eric Pieuchot
afterthesend 08/May Lead O/S
Bern 16/Apr Lead rpt
with Andy T
Hidden 03/Apr Lead
Graham Westbrook 14/Mar Lead O/S
jonsey1995 28/Feb Lead
blaza1 28/Feb Lead RP

Slipped on the onsight, bouldery start

Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 13/Dec/15 TR dnf
Albachoss ?/Oct/15 Lead β
with Andrea
chancer 19/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Marc Duhig
marcduhig 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Great route

Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
etrillaud 11/Jul/15 Lead dog
Sam4242 10/Jul/15 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Jul/15 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 06/Jul/15 2nd dog
Robheirene 05/Jul/15 Lead dog

Start was super greasy, onsighted the rest. Some big run outs but on good holds

chrisscutt 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Kelly
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead β
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead
Andy Smallwood 04/Jul/15 Lead β
Matti Puckridge 27/Jun/15 Lead G/U

This was awesome! Slightly hard start with a little spooge.

Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead RP
David Staples 18/Jun/15 AltLd dog
David Staples 18/Jun/15 2nd dog
Owen W-G 18/Jun/15 Lead RP

Dogged to third bolt, lowered and led. Hard start then a nice sustained 6a+ above, not really 3*

with Tomisi
RichyBOYY 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ben M
Hidden 15/Jun/15 TR dog
David Staples 15/Jun/15 TR dnf

Worked the start. Back for the lead in a few days.

Rockmonkey1977 06/Jun/15 Lead β

Nice route, personally I found the slab the trickiest bit!

Hugobristol 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S


with Liam
Qisheng Xie 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Linc 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Dandan82 25/May/15 Lead rpt

Due to Si's terrible sense of direction, we actually ended up doing a link with the top half of 'Always have the edge', creating the completely pointless 'No man has the edge'...

Aaron.Clifford 24/May/15 Lead RP
Skorchio 24/May/15 Lead dog

Tough start, dream (and clean) after the first 2 bolts.

jamesb101 23/May/15 Lead dog

hot and greasy so fell off the bottom section - will have to come back to this

Hidden 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Mar/15 TR rpt
afrosam 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 21/Mar/15 TR
TomRiddelsdell 07/Mar/15 Lead RP
islandlynx 07/Mar/15 TR dnf
Toby Dunn ??/2015 -
Beefy Bert ??/2015 Lead RP
LJC 20/Nov/14 Lead
with Lou, Jamie, George
Julie Carroll 20/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Cristiano Costa
Hidden 13/Sep/14 -
philhaigh 29/Aug/14 Lead RP
Gem Minihan 29/Aug/14 TR dnf
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Alex Norman 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S

I am so unfit.

with James and Ami
spidermonkey09 06/Jun/14 Lead RP

Yes! After massive failure last year basically onsighted the rest after the second bolt. Chuffed.

lewiz 01/Jun/14 Lead dog
lewiz 31/May/14 Lead rpt
Pete Dangerous 26/May/14 Lead RP
with lewiz
RadekNowak 25/May/14 Lead RP

lower boulder section. had to work out the move. rest is much easier

stp 23/May/14 Lead O/S
with Alan
tobydunford 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead rpt
philhaigh 21/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Aarron Schofield, Mike Gubbins, Mel Dodge, Natalie Haigh
LouisJones ??/2014 Lead RP

First bit is hard

Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead RP
lewiz 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Luis SD 06/Sep/13 Lead O/S
chris j 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Hardest moves were getting off the ground...

Pathological_Climber 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 2nd
quiffhanger 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Hard start then fairly non-eventful. Didn't think it was as good as Dorset Rockfax suggests. Wobbly flake is amusing...

philhaigh 20/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Mimi
RdC 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mikey
paultaylor 12/Jul/13 Lead rpt
adamjeffs 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead β
Dibdawg 28/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Clark
paultaylor 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Grant
ollie_e 08/Jun/13 Lead RP

Took a few attempts, I am not on form at the moment.

chrisscutt 08/Jun/13 Lead β
with ant, ro, oly
anthony henry 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Lead rpt
LucasHarazin 02/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Jonathan Emett ?/Jun/13 Lead rpt

start super-greasy!

Tom Brierley Gore 27/May/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant long climb, took some composure and plenty of shaking out through the powerful moves lower down.

Luke Dawson 18/May/13 Lead O/S
PeterDawson 18/May/13 Lead β

not that good.

Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/13 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 06/May/13 Lead
maybe_si 06/May/13 Lead O/S
adam 24 ?/May/13 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
brices 29/Mar/13 Lead β
Tommyads ??/2013 -
dobby 200 14/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Sep/12 TR dog
jonleighton 29/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jonleighton 09/Sep/12 Lead dog

The start is quite hard and I was tired. Will redpoint this another day.

Haydn Jones 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with pep
Luxulyan ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Daph Brown
GPN 22/Aug/12 Lead
with Annette
Dan_Carroll 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 19/Aug/12 TR
with Iain Adams
Jake Young 27/Jul/12 Lead β

Fun juggy climbing :P first ever sport dyno

with Mike
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Hard start, juggy as balls for the rest of it.

with Laura Perry
tedj234 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kate
misterb 01/Jul/12 Lead RP


with justin
tobydunford 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
MarkRyder 24/May/12 Lead RP
with Ed
Alex More 17/May/12 Lead

Just classic !

with Ed babs
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Spacetourist 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Si Brice
derico 07/Apr/12 Lead RP

Hard start to the trip

with Jonny
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2012 -
phillipwright ??/2012 Lead dog
with James Kingswood
burto 23/Oct/11 Lead dog
with steve, hertha
Hidden 09/Oct/11 Lead RP
Dandan82 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
BicepAndrews 25/Sep/11 Lead RP
pezzerrr 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
dan gibson 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with roslyn mckendry
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Brian H 28/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Rik
lewiz 21/Aug/11 Lead dog

Worked the bouldery start, led the rest clean. RP next time.

J.Wells 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead RP
Kopinski 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Sparky!!!3 25/Jul/11 Lead dog
with Kyle F
jgustafsson 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Warmup. One or two tricky moves through the initial bulges, after that pretty easy.

with Jen
brian watson 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Jonathan Emett 04/Jul/11 Lead dog

couldn't get start clean, so decided to leave it for later.

brian watson 11/Jun/11 Lead dnf
with neil weymouth
brian watson 11/Jun/11 TR rpt
with neil weymouth
Kevster 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Apr/11 TR dog
Billg 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Will Calvert
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead RP
Ed Babs 17/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Mar/11 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2011 -
drysori ??/2011 Lead
Sami Mandeel 10/Oct/10 Lead rpt

Messed up the start first time round but got it on the second go. After that it's just cruising - enjoy the view!

with Spence
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JPGR 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Will_Maxwell 22/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Miles Whitehead, Rafael Pena
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
AlexD 11/Jul/10 Lead dnf

need to go to the wall a few more times before returning!

London Luke 11/Jul/10 Lead
with Si
ThomasB ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jan.prostrednik 31/May/10 Lead dog
with Lukas Marcin
Hidden 29/May/10 Lead β
sparkass 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mel Jarret
Jon Rabey 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Steve
Cowflinger 18/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Pete Lewis
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead RP
mark_wellin 25/Sep/09 Lead dog
Ramon Marin 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Salomon Fernandez
chris sm 02/Aug/09 Lead dog

Wet and greesey low down. The rest is fine.

with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 19/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/09 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 14/Jun/09 Lead dog

very nice up top, pretty crap low down. dusty and greasy and steep. slipped off jugs twice.

with claire jane carter
trev_f 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Joel
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ksjs 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S

tricky bouldery start but after very steady and enjoyable

Hidden 16/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Mark Kemball 27/Mar/08 Lead dog

Fell off several times at the first two bolts.

with Stu Bradbury, Lee Bartrop
La Mont ??/2008 -
Sophie Nunn 27/Nov/07 2nd
rubben 21/Oct/07 2nd β
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead rpt
tumbling wizard ?/May/07 Lead
Stephen Roberts 05/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Les Jennings and Pete Trewin
feilx 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Steve P
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
ecowaller ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Paula
Hidden ??/2007 -
guyblackwood 05/Aug/06 Lead dog
with David, Ricardo, Olga
Hidden 23/Jul/06 -
bigie bob 14/May/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Richard Horn ??/2006 Lead RP
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
goi.ashmore 27/Apr/04 Lead RP
with Ben Merryfield
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
John Southworth 08/Sep/02 Lead O/S
steveb2006 07/Sep/02 Lead

Also Grez - all lead

with Paul Eastwood
Hidden 08/May/02 Lead O/S
The Jazz Butcher ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 10/Jun/00 Lead dog
with Martin Smith, Brian, Nicky
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Ben Thorne ??/1998 Lead RP

Still find the crux really hard and the top really airy!

with John Pullin
buzby78 10/Apr/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Apr/96 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 17/Jul/95 Lead

Pumpy Start!

with Lyn
Mike Owen 28/May/95 -
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 15/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/95 Lead
shark ??/1995 Lead O/S
with John Codling
kristian ??/1995 Lead O/S
Roget 31/Mar/94 Lead O/S
with jon
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