Xavier's Wall*** 6a
[Xavier's wall area on Portland last weekend, 2 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
Superb climbing. Follow a crack and groove left of an arete. There is a tricky move near the top. © ROCKFAX


FA. Pete Oxley 21.9.94. Named after a young American boy whose father started ROCKFAX many years ago. 21/Sep/1994

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, Orange Spot Portland.

Photo: Xavier's wall area on Portland last weekend © tony4433
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 168 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Gloria - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Bekah Ryder, Tim Beeston

Steve27 - Lead - 21/Aug/15 with Luke Rathmell

Awesome
Ed Houghton - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Jen Jones

martin one - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Chris day

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/15

philhaigh - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/15 with Rafa Kites, Jon Casado, Natalie Haigh

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Andrew

Hidden - 04/Jul/15

Benzo - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/15 with Ric

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Ben M

philhaigh - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/15 with Vicki Hau, Mike Gubbins, Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Jane Weir, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh

Struggled, panicked, got flash pumped and generally dragged myself up this climb one clip at a time using all the strength of will I had. Pretty much hated every second. I always seem to struggle on my first climb of a session and this was no exception, was proud of myself for battling through the fear and going on to climb the next three 6as to the right of this line. Will be back....
simonsnake77 - 2nd dog - 28/May/15

JUSTADUDE - Lead rpt - 25/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/15

Qisheng Xie - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with Aaron Clifford

Not sure why its Top50 but still good.
drewish - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/15

tash - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with ali k

David Staples - TR O/S - 12/May/15 with Glorious, Matt Saunders

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/15

Really cool place, big waves crashing at our backs!! Eek
hankyc - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Apr/15

Nick_Merriman - Lead - 14/Apr/15 with Bill Spittall

Hidden - TR - 25/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15

AJ007 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Michael P

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Mar/15

chris_woodsy - Lead O/S - Mar/15

Not a true onsight as i'd seen the photo in Rockfax but i'm taking it anyway! Awesome climbing, I found it the easiest of the 4 but i thats mainly as it suits my style...
Rockmonkey1977 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

philhaigh - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Fi Marlow, Mike Gubbins, Natalie Haigh

Sam4242 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Simon Mayes

Jackwd - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Tom Robertson, Stuart Webster, Scott

herrettscott - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14

Montecore - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Matt Ray

Nick Clement - Lead - 09/Aug/14 with mandy clement

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

BIgYeti86 - Lead - 03/Aug/14

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Ed Green

Dizz - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Mick cook

Gem Minihan - TR O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Phil Haigh

Sustained and varied, overall a pretty good route. Shame the first clip is hard, and it's a bit sandy in places.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Emily

Good climbing but definitely not a warm-up for me. Fell off a lot, started to manage to string a few moves together somewhere near the top!
Emily - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/14 with Nick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/14

great route, worth the walk
robbo99 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with James Bisset, Bertrand Liger

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Not as good as i'd hoped
pymn nice but dim - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Connie Lampka

ConstaBern - Lead - 17/Jun/14

Nice 6a.
JUSTADUDE - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14

shane4747 - TR dog - 17/Jun/14 with JUSTADUDE

skippington - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/May/14

First bolt seems rather high - perhaps some of the ledge had fallen away? First half of route nothing special - second half is lovely.
jopayne1988 - Lead dog - 18/May/14

Bottom half really greasy, but top section shows why this is a top50 in the Dorset Rockfax!
Tom Penrose - Lead dog - 18/May/14 with jopayne1988

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

dbrooks - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with John

Slipped right at the top mantling on bird crap.
Matt Smith - Lead dog - 23/Nov/13 with Derwood Brooks, John Tanner

John Tanner - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Derwood Brooks, Matt Smith

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/13

richardashe - Lead β - 17/Oct/13

dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Gyles, Jo

tiffanykate12 - 2nd - 06/Oct/13

jopayne1988 - 06/Oct/13

Steve27 - TR - 07/Sep/13 with Ian Handscomb

tomB - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Juliette

BenL - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Angus Webb

bobstones - TR dog - 20/Aug/13 with Lydia Farley-Hulse

Bern - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Andy, Kev

Ian MK - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Wayne Murphy

chancer - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

farley-hulse89 - Lead dog - 20/Jul/13 with bob stone

philhaigh - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Mat Affourtit, Trev Ford, Rob Gates, Vicki Hau, Murray Freestone, Gem Minihan, Matt Ridgway, Natalie Haigh

trev_f - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Dorset gang

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Ellen Cobby - 2nd dog - 25/May/13 with Adam Booth

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

Hands were so cold I had to come down and warmup before finishing! A nice climb but nothing special IMO.
JackMac - Lead - 27/Oct/12 with andy south devon

Not that impressed
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with simon fowler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with dan

Rupey - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with alan

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

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/12

AlexD - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/12 with Ed

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Dan Gibson

Anastasia - TR O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

RadekNowak - Lead - 2012

Marti999 - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/11 with Fiona Marlow

plilley - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Ian Rao

tom106 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11 with rupe

dogged
Ducks Rock - TR - 10/Jul/11 with Harry

Tim M - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Phil T

el_monty - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Harry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Iain Moodie

The Ivanator - TR - 10/Apr/11 with Sean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with john beardmore

Fantastic.
JWB - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Jon Gill

ripper - Lead - 26/Sep/10 with Chris Warby

Hidden - Lead - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Spanked by the warm up!
Jon Didymus - Lead dog - 08/Aug/10 with Marcus

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/10

feilx - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with jon biddle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

really interesting, varied route - start was a bit spicy though
ripper - Lead - 2010 with Chris Warby

LiLaMont - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Toby Dunford

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Ivan

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with jacquie robinson

AlexD - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with joeurwin

nice line.don't think these are 'the best midgrade climbs on portland' or whatever rockfax say though.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 08/Aug/09

vertigo - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Andy Lamont

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Chris

Jus - Lead O/S - 11/May/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/May/09

steve taylor - 09/May/09 with Steve Williams

davewing - TR - 11/Apr/09 with Lee

Lovely climb, even though I missed the massive RH hold!
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Dave Wing

Jane Weir - Lead - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

Alex More - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/08

trev_f - Lead O/S - 30/May/08 with Alex M

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/08

Hidden - 18/Sep/07

Scott N - Lead O/S - May/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06

shoulders - Lead - 14/Jul/06 with mart

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

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 07/May/06 with Tony Seale

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

Wilbur - Lead RP - 30/Apr/06 with Morgan

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Bux - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Rupert Bassadone

timharrison - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05

MikeC59 - Lead - 28/May/05

Bargate_Champ - Lead O/S - 2005

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Rob B

jl - Lead RP - 07/Apr/04 with Rachel

rob.grafton - Lead - 17/Aug/03 with Bruce

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/03 with Adam Mulholland

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Mar/03

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/03 with dean howard

furry - TR - 05/Oct/02 with Phil B

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Aug/02

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

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Jun/02 with david

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

phardman - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/02

Hidden - 2002

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/01 with Nic Dill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/00

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

Approx date
Nigel Coe - Lead - 1995

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
AshleyLong, James Yearsley, Ed Houghton, georgel, chris_woodsy, joshchalke, Daniel Wrightson, Warren Earle

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