Reverence*** 7a+

Rockfax Description
When in condition, the central depression and upper cracks offer a brilliant experience that is low in the grade. Start at the left-hand end of a high ledge, below a shallow corner.
Climb the technical central groove to a more defined section of the depression, where the difficulties build before the final impending headwall is reached and climbed on more-positive holds. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 5.7.89 05/Jul/1989

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Aug/15

Found the grove really awkward and not very enjoyable to climb.
JackMac - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15 with Dan 85

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/15

Next time
samparsons - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15 with Emmie

Pumpy, used some chimney technique mid crux to get an okayish rest. Had a standoff with a seagull before the loweroff. First sport 7.
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Rob Edwards

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

Dean177 - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/15 with Alan Dibben

An unexpected slip of the hand on greasy rock in the grove and the on-sight was gone!
Dibdawg - Lead dog - 18/Apr/15 with Dean Merchant

dbrooks - Lead dnf - 18/Jan/15 with Dr Dave

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14

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

Great natural line & one of the best pitches I've done on Portland, despite being filthy & wet! Must be 4* when clean & dry.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Antoine

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13

Quite damp, felt hard. 12a/b.
redjerry - TR O/S - 22/Aug/13

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13

3 Names - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Sumee Holloway

Crux holds wet so cheated past this. Rest was OK. Would be do-able with a fair few practises. Nice.
Ian Bell - TR dog - 29/Jun/13

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

2nd RP attempt
lewiz - Lead RP - 18/May/13 with Pete Gagie

littleluke - 05/May/13

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Sep/12

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with julie carroll, helen gibson

groove is wellllll hard!
CRiddiford - TR dog - 29/Jul/12 with Jake Young

Would be great to lead this one when the conditions aren't quite do epic!
Adam Booth - TR β - 22/Jun/12 with Ellen Cobby

Linc - Lead dog - 31/Aug/11

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Ben Hargreaves, Ed Babington

Billg - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Alan Rosier

Not my style, so pleased to flash, really nice though and not too pumpy.
Oli - Lead β - 25/Sep/10 with Mark Tomlinson, Alex Barrows

2nd go today. clean to the roof 04/Jun/10 with Al
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 18/Sep/10 with Mike Hawkins

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with andy elliot

marcpontin - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with huw

Pumpy and magnificent.
jacobjlloyd - Lead dog - 04/Jul/09 with Ivan

nealh - Lead - 2009

after flinty layers, the upper groove had a thick skin of mouldy slime. one to come back for in better conditions
w.pettet-smith - Lead dnf - 2009 with josh and steve

La Mont - 2009

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 13/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Neil Foster

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Dave Moir, Felix Coxwell

feilx - Lead β - 26/May/07 with Rin

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2004

shark - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Chris Sowden

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Fine up to the hanging groove, but was wet and minging. Backed off.
Ben Thorne - Lead dnf - 1998 with John Pullin

Pedro50 - Lead O/S - 1996 with A. Belayer

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
chris_woodsy, Alice.001, RFWilkie, Monkeyboy, samparsons, stp, joe1joe1joe2, Dan_Carroll, Ezy Ryder

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