Rockfax Description
A classic pumpy wall of steep cracks and flowstone with the crux at the top. The best 6b+ on Portland. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 20.4.93 20/Apr/1993

Ticklists: Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
AlexD 01/Oct Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug Lead
samparsons 20/Jun Lead O/S

Brilliant climb and the location adds so much atmosphere.

Hidden 17/May Lead O/S
tash 17/May 2nd

Bit damp so didn't fancy leading but wow, what an amazing climb!!! Flowstone, jugs and flakes :-)

Hidden 19/Apr Lead RP
Hidden 04/Apr Lead rpt
chris_woodsy ?/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar Lead O/S
AJ007 22/Mar Lead RP

Wicked jug fest! Quality line on awesome rock.

BenL ??/2015 Lead O/S
Cailean Harker 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Got to be one of the best 6th grade climbs in the country.

westyb3 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route. best 6b on portland

Ben Norman, Cailean Harker, Gav Symonds
brices 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

One of the best 6b+ ive done

BenNorman 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Top class!

philhaigh 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Aarron Schofield, Steve Hau, Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh
Gem Minihan 17/Jul/14 TR dog
Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Phil Haigh
Nick Russell 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Low in the grade but very good! I suspect the underclings never really dry out properly. Is the 'tidal trench' ever above the surface? Spring low this weekend and we were paddling to get across!

RFWilkie 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
louby 05/Oct/13 Lead dog
dmoir 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
AlexD 26/Aug/13 2nd
adamjeffs 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll 26/Jul/13 Lead RP
Steve Gorton
Bern 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Andy, Kev
JackMac 07/Jul/13 Lead dog

Got over pumped underneath the roof trying to cling to wet, slimy under clings and failed to make the moves up over the flowstone. Great route though, stand outs as something different.

rubben 26/May/13 Lead β

Gav told us about "the best 6b+ on Portland"...he wasn't wrong! A bit wet in places, but what a route - on par with Duke in Mallorca!!!

Gav Symonds
Alex More 23/Aug/12 Lead
Ed babs
Rupey 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S


dannyboy83 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Wow, can't think of any other grade 6 route in the country I've enjoyed more

Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
matt perks ??/2012 -
Pete Scott 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Tim M 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Phil T
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ben Harper 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
feilx 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Ben Harper
EmilyElouise 09/Apr/11 2nd dog

1 rest

Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
vertigo 17/Jun/10 Lead β

Wow. What more could you ask for on a 6b+?! Jugs all the way.

bigie bob 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Clips already in.

Will the northern southerner, Chunk
Matt Bennett 08/Sep/09 Lead dog

Dripping wet, got stupidly pumped and fell on final move

dan gibson 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
jacquie robinson
w.pettet-smith 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

steap but still low in the grade. jugs aplenty

Glyn 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
JPGR ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Ed Babs 23/May/09 Lead RP
clipskipper 23/May/09 Lead dog

Great route - should have cleaned it.

Ed Babington
Jus 11/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Steerpike 08/Jun/08 Lead dog
feilx 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
dominic lee ?/Jun/08 Lead
andy elliot
Richard Horn 11/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/07 -
Hidden 15/Sep/07 -
Darren_R ?/Sep/07 2nd dog
Tom Beaumont
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
shoulders 14/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead β
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/03 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 21/Mar/03 Lead RP
dean howard
Southern Mark Smith ??/2002 -
John Southworth ?/Sep/01 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/95 Lead
Nigel Coe ??/1995 2nd

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Votes cast 24
Votes cast 24
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set