Zinc Oxide Mountain*** 7b+
[Top of Zinc Oxide Mountain - 7b+, 3 kb]28m.

Rockfax Description
One of Portland's very best routes, ascending the white headwall via some exquisite moves. Low in the grade. Start at a bolt-line just to the right of a low corner. Climb the lower wall and then make a rising traverse left to a thin crack and tiny corner. Climb the thin crack and finish up the right-hand bolt-line. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 25/Jul/1990

Ticklists: A Guide for Progress in Dorset, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic UK F7s.

Photo: Top of Zinc Oxide Mountain - 7b+ © Brian H
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This climb is in 154 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

All the moves climbed, new project!
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 27/Sep/15

2nd go, super close to the flash, feeling pretty good :)
BRoe - Lead G/U - 30/Aug/15 with Pimnalishous

Great route
brices - Lead RP - 28/Aug/15 with Llinos

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Aug/15

Dogged up to put clips in and then 1 work on tr. tough but not impossible.
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 18/Jul/15 with Tania T

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/15

Lived up to the hype. Hard 7b+
anthony henry - Lead RP - 03/Jul/15 with Andy

Andy Smallwood - Lead dog - 03/Jul/15

JCAshman - Lead RP - Jul/15

On the list!
samparsons - Lead dog - 15/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/15

Andy Smallwood - Lead dog - 13/Jun/15

Awesome climb
chrisscutt - Lead RP - 13/Jun/15 with ant, oly

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/15

Just superb, coming back for this soon. Should probably try and get some sleep the night before this time!!
ollie_e - Lead dog - 13/Jun/15 with anthony, chris scutt

littleluke - Lead dog - 07/Jun/15

Linc - Lead RP - 25/May/15 with Dan verge

Finally! My longest seige by quite a margin, probably 5 years from the first time I pulled on the route. I probably only had 10 redpoint attempts in all that time, but it's such a great route that it has always been in the back of my mind. Definitely one to return to again just for the joy of climbing it.
Dandan82 - Lead RP - 25/May/15

Southern Mark Smith - Lead rpt - 17/May/15 with Xav

Linc - Lead dog - 10/May/15 with louis

jonleighton - Lead RP - 03/May/15

Linc - Lead dog - 02/May/15 with louis

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/May/15

Hidden - May/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/15

philhaigh - 2nd dnf - 05/Apr/15 with Aarron Schofield, Vicki Hau, Eddy Young, Matt Ridgway

Dandan82 - Lead dog - 21/Mar/15 with si lincoln

afrosam - Lead dog - 21/Mar/15 with Trisha Murphy

2nd go. Very cold.
dominic lee - Lead RP - 14/Mar/15 with andy elliot

2nd go. Very cold.
dominic lee - Lead RP - 14/Mar/15 with andy elliot

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/15

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Feb/15

Beefy Bert - Lead RP - 2015

LJC - TR dog - 20/Nov/14 with Lou, Jamie, George

Hidden - TR dog - 27/Sep/14

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with neil furness, mark rankine, liam Postlethwaite, nathan lee

Fantastic route! Shame connies wearnt better.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 08/Sep/14 with DWS Crew

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Aug/14

marek.pietrasz - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jun/14

Love this climb. Amazing moves on beautiful rock.
philhaigh - Lead RP - 23/Jun/14 with Natalie Haigh

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14

philhaigh - Lead dog - 19/Jun/14 with Ed Babs, Mike Gubbins, Rob Kennard

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/14 with Mike Gubbins, Jane Weir, Murray Freestone

Retroflash. There is no good mono
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 15/Jun/14

philhaigh - Lead dog - 11/Jun/14 with Lee Mercer, Alex Dennis, Ed Babs, Shamina Kapadia

Second go today. Easy all the way to the final hard move which was still a struggle. Chuffed.
lewiz - Lead RP - 31/May/14

5 RP attempts over two days. Feels like I've made a lot of progress but last two attempts fell at the sidepully section before the final hard move. Skin very sore... next visit?
lewiz - Lead dog - 26/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Oct/13

Incredible moves, none too difficult but reasonably sustained. Project!
lewiz - Lead dog - 14/Sep/13

trev_f - Lead RP - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - TR dog - 31/Aug/13

2nd go. V close to the flash. Dropped on the final hard move :(
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 31/Aug/13

Joe Innes - Lead RP - 26/Aug/13 with Max Lowry

philhaigh - Lead dog - 26/Aug/13 with Mat Affourtit, Trev Ford, Ed Babs, Mike Gubbins, Mel Dodge, Natalie Haigh

philhaigh - Lead dog - 24/Aug/13 with Trev Ford, Mike Gubbins

philhaigh - Lead dog - 22/Aug/13 with Vicki Hau, Mike Gubbins

Half an attempt!
philhaigh - 2nd dog - 20/Aug/13 with Trev Ford

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/13 with Trev Ford, Natalie Haigh

Hard to hold the crux pinch and sloping crimp
Wayne.Gaudin - TR dog - 10/Aug/13 with Marcus

Hard to hold the crux pinch and sloping crimp
Wayne.Gaudin - TR dog - 10/Aug/13 with Marcus

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Aug/13

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Jul/13

7 days, 10 falls off the last hard move and lots of beta and belaying. Thanks all. Counting the moves through the crux did it in the end. : )
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 14/Jun/13 with Phil Haigh

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 22/May/13 with Ed Babs

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

PeterDawson - Lead β - 18/May/13

far too many Eds
trev_f - Lead dog - 04/May/13 with Eddie, Ed

3 tiries, os got no where, 2nd go fell of the move to the jugs at top, 3rd climbed like crap
brices - Lead dog - 21/Apr/13 with Lisa, Gav

3 Names - TR dog - 17/Apr/13 with Hazel Rowson, Roslyn Mckendry

givemetea - TR dog - 17/Apr/13 with Vince, Hazel

Hidden - TR dog - 17/Apr/13

Kopinski - Lead RP - Mar/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 2013

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Nov/12

Finally. One of the best route i have done in Portland. Does not give in easily
Tomar - Lead RP - 29/Sep/12 with laurent

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Sep/12

Dan_Carroll - Lead dog - 20/Aug/12

2 attempts lead. go stuck at the top going into the left hand crack. Awesome route, will be back!
Ian Bell - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/12 with Daniel

Linc - 2nd dnf - 17/Jun/12 with Dan verge

2nd go. Reasonably close to o/s, quite pleased.
Jeronimo - Lead RP - 27/May/12

Blew the onsite on the last move! Great route
Cailean Harker - Lead RP - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Apr/12

2nd go, great route
EllaRus - Lead RP - 08/Apr/12 with john

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Ed Heslam

matt perks - 2012

drysori - Lead dog - 2012

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 15/Oct/11 with Sophie Nunn

Most moves sussed except the final hard move at the top.
catt - TR dog - 01/Oct/11 with Hazel

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead RP - Oct/11

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Sep/11

dan gibson - Lead RP - 21/Sep/11 with julie carroll

Tried first yesterday and got stuck at 4 different places. Had a second go today and did much better. Now just having a problem going up and right from the good in cut scoops to the side-pull undercut, and the moves around the penultimate bolt. definitely one to come back for.
givemetea - TR dog - 16/Sep/11 with Dan Gibson

Linc - 2nd dog - 03/Sep/11 with Dan verge

Linc - 2nd dog - 03/Sep/11 with Dan verge

Second go.
jfreeman - Lead RP - 12/Aug/11 with Simon Robinson

More stamina needed
simonr - Lead dog - 12/Aug/11 with Jon Freeman

Awesome, but very sore fingers afterwards. Will return.
drysori - TR dog - 30/Jul/11

The top move kicked me off too many times! an excellent route, so happy to crack it:-)
Bern - Lead RP - 31/May/11 with Derek

Hidden - TR dnf - May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11

Billg - Lead RP - 03/Apr/11 with Will Calvert

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Apr/11

Good! Bottoms harder and the rest is more sustained than racing line, but the crux isn't as hard... Well it might be if you haven't got as long arms as I have.
mark_wellin - Lead dog - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Aug/10

Well chuffed to get the O/S. Some good moves keeping body close to the wall. Mostly good edges. Brill route.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Laura Perry, Duncan Campbell, Mikey G

A lot of effort, this one. Think fourth day on it, fell off the last hard move, I don't know, 6 times on redpoint?
jgustafsson - Lead RP - Aug/10 with Dave

Close to O/S, fell once on the crux,didn't have time for another go.
steve_biczyk - Lead dog - 20/Sep/09 with Huw, Marc, Emma Curry

marcpontin - Lead RP - Sep/09 with huw

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jun/09

schof - Lead RP - 15/Jun/09 with joel perry

Marti999 - Lead β - 01/Jun/09 with Andy Scoffield

got the last crimp too far to the right and popped off. So close
SiW - Lead dog - Jun/09

Great route, tough for grade but about right with a few fighting rests... really pleasing tick :)
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 23/May/09 with Rebecca Edwards

lukea - Lead dog - 05/May/09 with Olaf

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Apr/09

hippo99 - Lead RP - 12/Apr/09 with andy em zoe

Second go! Thanks Schof for the Beta.
sam_cox - Lead - 12/Apr/09

trev_f - TR dog - 20/Mar/09 with Harry

dont climb when its dump:)
Martin Krasnansky - Lead RP - 20/Mar/09

feilx - Lead RP - 16/Nov/08 with Matt Perks

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 02/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jun/08

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 18/May/08 with Dave Moir

robyn1 - 2008

La Mont - 2008

marky - Lead RP - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 15/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Apr/06

feeko - 2006

Paz - Lead dog - 19/Nov/05 with FM

Kev Little - Lead RP - 2004

John Southworth - Lead RP - 08/Jun/02

Southern Mark Smith - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2000

sadams - Lead RP - 01/Aug/98 with Pete Bukowski

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