Sweet Smell of Success*** 7b

Rockfax Description
An outstanding route that overhangs gently all the way. One of the best lines on Portland. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 11.5.90 11/May/1990

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, South coast sport/DWS ticklist.

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This climb is in 58 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

great line
hankyc - Lead dog - 01/Aug/15

AlexD - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15 with Monkey Alan, Sophie

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15 with Alan, Alex

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jun/15

3 Names - Lead dog - 22/Sep/13 with David Proctor

Did all the moves, sort of.
dprctr - Lead dog - 22/Sep/13 with Vince McNally

2nd try
redjerry - TR - 28/Aug/13

Awesome route. The move at the top is one of my favourites so far!
philhaigh - Lead RP - 15/Aug/13 with Vicki Hau

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/13 with Vicki Hau

Great line - and great stamina training!
philhaigh - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/13 with Natalie Haigh

trev_f - Lead dog - 05/Jul/13 with vic, Ed

In two bits
DorsetGareth - TR dog - 30/Jun/13 with Pip

Arms fairly boxed.
DorsetGareth - Lead dnf - 27/Oct/12 with Tom B

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/12 with Matt Ridgway

La Mont - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Steve Gay

brices - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with james marshal, rupert, ash fennel, Tris

Had to fight. Great route, maybe portland does have some good lines?
Tris.w - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with James marshall

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12

1st RP. Superb line!
Tomar - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12 with "Brosky"

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12

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

bad day, not a bad flash attempt. I will return
Martin Cleaver - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/12

3rd go, very good climb
davidliu - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12 with Martin Cleaver, Alek Kumar

LJC - TR dog - 15/Feb/12 with Jack, Tom

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Dec/11

Tophe - 23/Oct/11 with Dan

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Little Chris

tom106 - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11 with chris s, dan

Went a little too far left by last bolt and had a hell of a pumpy time getting back on route. Great climbing.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 13/Sep/11 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/11 with alex mason

A lovely route with no hard moves,just sustained sweet climbing to the top
Billg - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Alan Rosier

3rd go, sweet indeed!
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 21/May/11 with Dr Steve, Magnus

Lovely route!
Bern - Lead RP - 15/May/11 with Richard White

quiffhanger - Lead RP - Mar/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 2011

can climb the route except the move (a third up) into the large undercut at the bottom of the groove
givemetea - TR dog - 01/Aug/10 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Jun/10

steve_biczyk - Lead β - 28/May/10 with Emma, Huw, Marc

second go
marcpontin - Lead RP - May/10 with huw

Rob Kennard - 11/May/09 with Jon Howell

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/09

Rob Kennard - May/09 with Trevor Ford

schof - Lead RP - 25/Apr/09 with harry massey

trev_f - Lead dog - 22/Apr/09 with Harry

Marti999 - Lead RP - 22/Apr/09

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09

nealh - Lead - 2009

5th attempt
Matt Bennett - Lead RP - 15/Aug/08

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jun/08

dominic lee - Lead - Jun/08 with andy elliot

4th attempt
feilx - Lead RP - 13/Apr/08 with Andy L

nawface - Lead - 2008

Took two visits, went on first redpoint on return :) Excellent rout and the best of the trio of 7b's but only just!!! - hence the area name
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 08/Aug/07 with Jason Parker, Tom Harrison

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

Hidden - 2005

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Style of ascent
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Clean β
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Clean RP