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
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
Found the grove really awkward and not very enjoyable to climb.
Pumpy, used some chimney technique mid crux to get an okayish rest. Had a standoff with a seagull before the loweroff. First sport 7.
An unexpected slip of the hand on greasy rock in the grove and the on-sight was gone!
Great natural line & one of the best pitches I've done on Portland, despite being filthy & wet! Must be 4* when clean & dry.
Quite damp, felt hard. 12a/b.
|3 Names||11/Aug/13||Lead O/S|
|Ian Bell||29/Jun/13||TR dog||
Crux holds wet so cheated past this. Rest was OK. Would be do-able with a fair few practises. Nice.
|Luke Dawson||26/May/13||Lead O/S|
2nd RP attempt
|dan gibson||23/Aug/12||Lead O/S||
julie carroll, helen gibson
groove is wellllll hard!
|Adam Booth||22/Jun/12||TR β||
Would be great to lead this one when the conditions aren't quite do epic!
Not my style, so pleased to flash, really nice though and not too pumpy.
Mark Tomlinson, Alex Barrows
|Ed Babs||18/Sep/10||Lead RP||
2nd go today. clean to the roof 04/Jun/10 with Al
|dominic lee||14/May/10||Lead O/S||
Pumpy and magnificent.
after flinty layers, the upper groove had a thick skin of mouldy slime. one to come back for in better conditions
josh and steve
|Martin Krasnansky||13/May/08||Lead O/S|
Dave Moir, Felix Coxwell
|bigie bob||24/Sep/06||Lead O/S|
|Southern Mark Smith||??/2004||-|
|Kev Little||??/2004||Lead RP|
|Southern Mark Smith||??/2001||-|
|Ben Thorne||??/1998||Lead dnf||
Fine up to the hanging groove, but was wet and minging. Backed off.