Rockfax Description
The direct line up the black wall has fine climbing throughout and a blind crux move. High in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Jan Rostron 5.97 May/1997

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Orange Spot Portland.

JackMac 25/Oct Lead β
with James
dansimkin 17/Oct Lead rpt
with Rebecca Knill
dansimkin 19/Sep Lead O/S
with Matt Malkin
Hidden 11/Sep Lead
tom_lewis89 03/Sep Lead O/S
with Katie Arnold
Steve27 21/Aug Lead
Ekoby 18/Aug TR dog
with Nataliehaigh, Phil Haigh
Ed Houghton 08/Aug Lead O/S


martin one 01/Aug Lead RP
with Chris day
La Mont 19/Jul Lead rpt
with Will
Hidden 18/Jul Lead β
philhaigh 17/Jul Lead rpt
with Quiti Kites, Jon Casado, Natalie Haigh
Hidden 04/Jul -
The Ivanator 06/Jun Lead rpt
with Stewart
simonsnake77 28/May Lead β

Really enjoyable a little harder than 'coming of age'

JUSTADUDE 25/May Lead rpt
professorcobra 24/May Lead RP
SJS 24/May Lead dnf
with Emily, Claire
drewish 23/May Lead O/S

Had to finish up last two clips of Xavier Zoo as I didnt notice it shared a lower off with a route someone else was on.

with Chris
Emily 23/May Lead O/S

I did have a bit of information about this from Steve, but not quite substantial enough to call it a flash. It was really fun - nice climbing up the wall, and then some interesting harder stuff to the last bolt. Brilliant end to a really good day for me.

with Nick
Hidden 16/May Lead O/S
tash 16/May Lead O/S
with ali k
David Staples 12/May Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May Lead O/S
Monkeyboy 19/Apr Lead dog

1 rest; No trouble, just missed the crux hold. Nice lesson in routefinding. Will send clean next time, tide came in.

with Sam Gill
Hidden 16/Apr Lead dnf
Nick_Merriman 14/Apr Lead
with Bill Spittall
Hidden 25/Mar TR
Hidden 22/Mar Lead O/S
AJ007 22/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar Lead O/S
chris_woodsy ?/Mar Lead O/S
Lorčne 21/Feb Lead rpt
Tommyads ??/2015 -
Rockmonkey1977 14/Sep/14 Lead β

Glad i'd seen somebody else do it first.

philhaigh 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Fi Marlow, Mike Gubbins, Natalie Haigh
Sam4242 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jackwd 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Robertson, Stuart Webster, Scott
herrettscott 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Montecore 16/Aug/14 Lead dog

Should have gone left at the thin cracks

with Matt Ray
Nick Clement 09/Aug/14 Lead
with mandy clement
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
BIgYeti86 03/Aug/14 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Dizz 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Mick cook
samparsons 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Emmie
Danstephens 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with lola, remi richards, maddie sweetman
Maddie 25/Jun/14 Lead dog

Grabbed the drawer at the top as it rained and the foothold was soaked but felt easy for 6a

with Lola, Remi Richards, Dan S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
robbo99 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

best route on the wall in my view. better finish too vs Coming of Age, smear required

drcorbasisgod 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
grahamelliott 21/Jun/14 TR dnf
JUSTADUDE 17/Jun/14 Lead β

Tricky crux, found going left worked for me...

Pathological_Climber 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
louby 01/Jun/14 Lead dog

slippery and not following the obvious line

Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
skippington 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/14 Lead β
jopayne1988 18/May/14 Lead β

Beautiful all the way

Tom Penrose 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Beautiful pitch, probably one of my favorite on the island at this grade.

Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
dbrooks 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with John
John Tanner 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
richardashe 17/Oct/13 Lead β
tiffanykate12 06/Oct/13 2nd
mattc 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Steve27 07/Sep/13 TR
tomB 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Juliette
BenL 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb
bobstones 20/Aug/13 TR dog
Hidden 01/Aug/13 Lead β
Julie Carroll 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Gorton
Ian MK 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Wayne Murphy
chancer 20/Jul/13 TR dog
farley-hulse89 20/Jul/13 Lead dog
trev_f 07/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Dorset gang
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
3 Names 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead dog
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 01/Apr/13 TR rpt

Plastered in mud after winter, needs traffic ...take a trowel!

with Jez
The Ivanator 07/Oct/12 TR O/S
with Alan, Sue
wurzelinzummerset 07/Oct/12 TR dog
with Sue, Ivan
Hidden 07/Oct/12 TR rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Rupey 26/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with alan
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead
AlexD 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ed
philhaigh 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins, Mel Dodge, Rob Kennard
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead β
Rupey 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with sheds
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt
dan gibson 05/Jul/12 Lead β
with julie carroll
Ian MK 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Martyn
katiep 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Taylor
Hidden 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
RadekNowak ??/2012 Lead
Danny Crump 15/Oct/11 TR
julesmckim 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with dave lewis, Mickie Streule
Pete Scott 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Marti999 01/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Fiona Marlow
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 14/Jul/11 Lead β
Sami Mandeel 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Ducks Rock 10/Jul/11 TR
with Harry
el_monty 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JWB 26/Sep/10 Lead β

Crux felt hard for 6a.

Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
nath_casper 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Duncan
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt
RandomHero 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Malin
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead rpt
dominic lee 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with andy elliot
tobydunford 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Matt
Matt Bennett 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead dnf
dan gibson 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
Mr Tickle 28/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with davenev
davenev 28/Jul/09 TR dog

peeled off at crux

with luke
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
JPGR ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Ed Babs 23/May/09 Lead O/S
trev_f 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with John S
AndyM-LVB 29/Mar/09 Lead RP
with Nicolas Tardy
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Kyle F ?/Sep/08 TR
Richard Horn 11/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/07 -
Vince 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John Percy
pennyb 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Jon
Scott N ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
bigie bob 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead β
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Wilbur 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Morgan
viking ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
jl 02/Sep/05 Lead RP
with Rachel
timharrison ?/Aug/05 Lead rpt

Got benighted on a ledge for several hours by the tide. (With Abi)

Hidden 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
MikeC59 28/May/05 Lead
aged_ape ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Rob B
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 17/Aug/03 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ 17/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Adam Mulholland
Hidden 21/Mar/03 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 21/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with dean howard
furry 05/Oct/02 TR
with Phil B
John Southworth ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Jun/02 2nd
with david
goi.ashmore 25/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Duncan Powell
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 07/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
dsefton1403, AshleyLong, Gloria, suffolknick, James Yearsley, Ed Houghton, Hidden, Hidden, georgel, chris_woodsy, joshchalke, Hidden, Warren Earle
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Style of ascent
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