Nothing but the Groove*** 6c+

Rockfax Description
The soaring groove on the left-hand side of the wall is a fine line, although the groove itself is relatively easy. Move up with difficulty to the groove proper and continue up it more easily. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 8.8.88. The first ‘modern' route on Portland. 08/Aug/1988

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

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This climb is in 110 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

really hard start, probably because it was super greasy, unbalanced route
hankyc - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15

First few moves felt harder than anything on Super fly guy to me but lots of the holds were very greasey which probably explains why...
Rockmonkey1977 - Lead dog - 05/Jul/15

Kevster - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Tony Johnson

Hidden - 13/Jun/15

afrosam - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - 2nd - 30/May/15 with Sam Robinson

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Richard Ashe

Dean177 - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/15

Fraser hill-casey - Apr/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Feb/15

Fraser hill-casey - Lead - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14

tash - 2nd - 09/Aug/14 with ali k

Rested on 2nd and 3rd clip. Did not feel like risking swinging into Ed on his first outdoor trip.
Martin Bagshaw - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14 with Ed Green

Greased off the crux first time. Climbed through it and to the top from bolt 2. Probably fair for the grade, but hard to onsight.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 12/Jul/14

drewish - Lead RP - 29/Jun/14 with Phil Belcher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

Working this route, as it looks so great.
samparsons - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/14

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - TR RP - 13/Jun/14

AlexD - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Ed

Bern - Lead RP - May/14 with Richard White

Beefy Bert - Lead RP - 2014

Graham Westbrook - Lead RP - 17/Oct/13

Was too tired to do clean. Hard enough little sequence to it especially on slightly greasy holds but will definitely return to get it clean!
richardashe - Lead dog - 17/Oct/13 with graham westbrook

Got through the crux and then slipped off a greasy hold before the massive jug... annoying. Great climbing in the groove though.
jonleighton - Lead dog - 10/Aug/13

philhaigh - Lead RP - 02/Aug/13 with Tom Adams, Shamina Kapadia

nath_casper - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 15/Jun/13 with Jules McKim

Billg - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Rob Mcallister, Alan Rosier

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Ellen Cobby

littleluke - Lead - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead - May/13

Had a few goes at the low crux. I think l I figured it out now, but was too tired to continue
Nick Russell - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/13 with Steve Shenton, Emily

Seemed really hard to on-site. A couple of goes gets the beta but so pumped afterwards that there was no point having another bash...
Thinker01 - Lead dog - 11/Nov/12 with Kev Stott

Sparky!!!3 - TR dog - 26/Aug/12 with alex more

6c in condition much harder if greasey
Alex More - Lead RP - 25/Aug/12 with Ed babs, Sparky

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Aug/12

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12

Evie - Lead β - 21/Jul/12

jiggerypokery - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Joe Day

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/12 with julie carroll

John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/12 with tom rainbow

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Prajak

V nice after but was somewhat lucky to lank the start a little (if this is the route I think it is).
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Martyn

katiep - TR dnf - 14/Mar/12 with Tom Taylor

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Mar/12

matt perks - 2012

Sophie Nunn - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/11 with Alex

Toby Dunn - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with Jon Emmet

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

Misread the crux and fell off. Got the right sequence second go but fell off because when I got a good handhold it turned out to be damp. Got it third go by using a different handhold. The jug was damp, as were the crimps above - plenty of chalk was used. At least the beautiful groove above was dry. Ian and Mike opted not to do it and we decamped to Battleship in search of drier rock.
Misha - Lead dog - 10/Jul/11 with Mike T, Ian W

Too hot.
Brian H - Lead dnf - 03/Jul/11

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with Charles Dawson, Peter Dawson

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Ivan M

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/Apr/11

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Rosea

2nd go after working out not to blindly follow chalk. very very good
mark_wellin - Lead RP - 31/Jul/10

Ceridwen - 2nd dog - 18/Jul/10 with Andy

trev_f - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Martin Krasnansky, Andy

feilx - Lead dog - 2010 with jon biddle

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with sam read

1st redpoint after trying to dyno the lower section on the onsight! upper groove sustained and immaculate.
w.pettet-smith - 08/Aug/09 with josh and steve

gejones - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/09 with DafSWMC

Really good!
Glyn - Lead β - 07/Jun/09 with Dave Pattinson

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jun/09

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Andy Long

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 24/May/09 with Mike Hawkins

Jane Weir - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

hand popped of damp lower hold on onsight attempt
Matt Bennett - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/08

dominic lee - Lead - Jun/08 with andy elliot

feilx - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Heather

JPGR - Lead - 10/May/08 with Steve

robyn1 - 2008

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Jus - Lead O/S - 2007

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Boy - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Jun/02

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Jun/02 with david

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/02 with Duncan Powell

John Southworth - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/00

Hidden - 2000

Onsight. Absolute walk.
Ben Thorne - Lead O/S - 2000 with James Dunlop, Jimbo, John Pullin

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/98 with Jason Lloyd

phardman - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/97

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/96

Mike Owen - 01/Jun/95 with Elaine Owen

Roget - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/95 with jon

shark - Lead O/S - 1995 with John Codling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

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