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No Man is an Island*** 6c

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[becca having one last try, 2 kb]27m. 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.

Photo: becca having one last try © mwatson
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 162 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14

I am so unfit.
Alex Norman - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with James and Ami

Yes! After massive failure last year basically onsighted the rest after the second bolt. Chuffed.
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 06/Jun/14 with Ellie Fuller

lewiz - Lead dog - 01/Jun/14

lewiz - Lead rpt - 31/May/14

Pete Dangerous - Lead RP - 26/May/14 with lewiz

lower boulder section. had to work out the move. rest is much easier
RadekNowak - Lead RP - 25/May/14

stp - Lead O/S - 23/May/14 with Alan

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/14

philhaigh - Lead dog - 21/Apr/14 with Aarron Schofield, Mike Gubbins, Mel Dodge, Natalie Haigh

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Sep/13

lewiz - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13

Hardest moves were getting off the ground...
chris j - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

Pathological_Climber - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/13

Hard start then fairly non-eventful. Didn't think it was as good as Dorset Rockfax suggests. Wobbly flake is amusing...
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

philhaigh - Lead dog - 20/Aug/13 with Mimi

RdC - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Mikey

paultaylor - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/13 with Will I Am

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Jun/13

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/13 with Pete Clark

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Grant

Took a few attempts, I am not on form at the moment.
thedoctorisin - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13 with chris scutt

chrisscutt - Lead β - 08/Jun/13 with ant, ro, oly

anthony henry - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/13

Lucas H - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13

start super-greasy!
Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - Jun/13

Brilliant long climb, took some composure and plenty of shaking out through the powerful moves lower down.
Tom Brierley Gore - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Shijing Hu

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

not that good.
PeterDawson - Lead β - 18/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/13

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 06/May/13 with Mike Dawes

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

adam 24 - Lead O/S - May/13

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

brices - Lead β - 29/Mar/13 with Joe Innes

Tommyads - 2013

dobby 200 - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/12

jonleighton - Lead RP - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

The start is quite hard and I was tired. Will redpoint this another day.
jonleighton - Lead dog - 09/Sep/12

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with pep

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Daph Brown

GPN - Lead - 22/Aug/12 with Annette

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12

climbhannahclimb - TR - 19/Aug/12 with Iain Adams

Fun juggy climbing :P first ever sport dyno
Jake Young - Lead β - 27/Jul/12 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hard start, juggy as balls for the rest of it.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12 with Laura Perry

tedj234 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Kate

cracking
misterb - Lead RP - 01/Jul/12 with justin

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Kirsty Kerr

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 24/May/12 with Ed

Just classic !
Alex More - Lead - 17/May/12 with Ed babs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

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

Hard start to the trip
derico - Lead RP - 07/Apr/12 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/12

Peter Dickinson - Lead RP - 10/Mar/12 with Matt Welsh

Hidden - 2012

burto - Lead dog - 23/Oct/11 with steve, hertha

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Oct/11

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Lisa Marsh

BicepAndrews - Lead RP - 25/Sep/11 with Keith Peck

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with roslyn mckendry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Brian H - Lead RP - 28/Aug/11 with Rik

Worked the bouldery start, led the rest clean. RP next time.
lewiz - Lead dog - 21/Aug/11 with Mishtu Tiwary

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Jasmine Taplin

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Aug/11

Kopinski - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

Sparky!!!3 - Lead dog - 25/Jul/11 with Kyle F

Warmup. One or two tricky moves through the initial bulges, after that pretty easy.
jgustafsson - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Jen

brian watson - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/11

couldn't get start clean, so decided to leave it for later.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 04/Jul/11 with john kay, rupe

brian watson - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/11 with neil weymouth

brian watson - TR rpt - 11/Jun/11 with neil weymouth

Kevster - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Apr/11

Billg - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Will Calvert

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 17/Mar/11 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Messed up the start first time round but got it on the second go. After that it's just cruising - enjoy the view!
Sami Mandeel - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/10 with Spence

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

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

Will_Maxwell - Lead RP - 22/Jul/10 with Miles Whitehead, Rafael Pena

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

need to go to the wall a few more times before returning!
AlexD - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/10

luke1986 - Lead - 11/Jul/10 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

jan.prostrednik - Lead dog - 31/May/10 with Lukas Marcin

Hidden - Lead β - 29/May/10

sparkass - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Mel Jarret

Cowflinger - Lead RP - 18/Apr/10 with Pete Lewis

Jane Weir - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

mark_wellin - Lead dog - 25/Sep/09 with candice gallab

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Salomon Fernandez

Wet and greesey low down. The rest is fine.
chris sm - Lead dog - 02/Aug/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09

very nice up top, pretty crap low down. dusty and greasy and steep. slipped off jugs twice.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dog - 14/Jun/09 with claire jane carter

trev_f - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Joel

nealh - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08

tricky bouldery start but after very steady and enjoyable
ksjs - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with goosebump

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/08

Fell off several times at the first two bolts.
Mark Kemball - Lead dog - 27/Mar/08 with Stu Bradbury, Lee Bartrop

La Mont - 2008

Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 27/Nov/07

rubben - 2nd β - 21/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/07

tumbling wizard - Lead - May/07

Stephen Roberts - TR O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Les Jennings and Pete Trewin

feilx - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Steve P

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

ecowaller - Lead O/S - 2007 with Paula

Hidden - 2007

guyblackwood - Lead dog - 05/Aug/06 with David, Ricardo, Olga

Hidden - 23/Jul/06

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 14/May/06

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - May/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 27/Apr/04 with Ben Merryfield

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/02

Richard White - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/01

CrashMat Rob - Lead dog - 10/Jun/00 with Martin Smith, Brian, Nicky

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Still find the crux really hard and the top really airy!
Ben Thorne - Lead RP - 1998 with John Pullin

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead RP - 1997

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/96

Pumpy Start!
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 17/Jul/95 with Lyn

Mike Owen - 28/May/95 with Elaine Owen

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

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/95

shark - Lead O/S - 1995 with John Codling

kristian - Lead O/S - 1995

Roget - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/94 with jon

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Style of ascent

Lead141 of 162 (87.0%)
Followed3 of 162 (1.9%)
Toproped5 of 162 (3.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 162 (0.6%)
Unknown12 of 162 (7.4%)

'Climbed'29 of 162 (17.9%)
clean O/S64 of 162 (39.5%)
clean β7 of 162 (4.3%)
clean rpt13 of 162 (8.0%)
clean RP26 of 162 (16.0%)
dogged19 of 162 (11.7%)
dnf4 of 162 (2.5%)