Walking the King*** 6b+
[Fatboy Tom on the Jugtastic 'Walking The King' (6b+) Coastguard South, Portland, 4 kb]25m.

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.

Photo: Fatboy Tom on the Jugtastic 'Walking The King' (6b+) Coastguard South, Portland © Phil M
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This climb is in 85 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/15

Brilliant climb and the location adds so much atmosphere.
samparsons - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Emmie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/15

Bit damp so didn't fancy leading but wow, what an amazing climb!!! Flowstone, jugs and flakes :-)
tash - 2nd - 17/May/15 with ali k

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/15

chris_woodsy - Lead O/S - Apr/15

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

Wicked jug fest! Quality line on awesome rock.
AJ007 - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15 with Michael P

BenL - Lead O/S - 2015

Got to be one of the best 6th grade climbs in the country.
Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14

Awesome route. best 6b on portland
westyb3 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Ben Norman, Cailean Harker, Gav Symonds

One of the best 6b+ ive done
brices - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Cailean

Top class!
BenNorman - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14

philhaigh - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Aarron Schofield, Steve Hau, Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh

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

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!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

louby - Lead dog - 05/Oct/13 with Chris Burn

dmoir - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Dan Barbour

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Richard

AlexD - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Dave, Richard, Dan, Sophie

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 26/Jul/13 with Steve Gorton

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

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.
JackMac - Lead dog - 07/Jul/13 with Ro as in Rose

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!!!
rubben - Lead β - 26/May/13 with Gav Symonds

Alex More - Lead - 23/Aug/12 with Ed babs

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

Wow, can't think of any other grade 6 route in the country I've enjoyed more
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

matt perks - 2012

Pete Scott - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with John kay

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Ben Harper - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Felix

feilx - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Ben Harper

1 rest
EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 09/Apr/11

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Rich

Wow. What more could you ask for on a 6b+?! Jugs all the way.
vertigo - Lead β - 17/Jun/10 with Mark Ryder

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

Clips already in.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Will the northern southerner, Chunk

Dripping wet, got stupidly pumped and fell on final move
Matt Bennett - Lead dog - 08/Sep/09

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

steap but still low in the grade. jugs aplenty
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with josh

Glyn - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09

JPGR - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Paul

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 23/May/09 with Lee Mercer

Great route - should have cleaned it.
clipskipper - Lead dog - 23/May/09 with Ed Babington

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/09

Jane Weir - Lead - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

Steerpike - Lead dog - 08/Jun/08 with Bruce

feilx - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Mike Soldner

dominic lee - Lead - Jun/08 with andy elliot

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

Hidden - 18/Sep/07

Hidden - 15/Sep/07

Darren_R - 2nd dog - Sep/07 with Tom Beaumont

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

shoulders - Lead - 14/Jul/06 with mart

Hidden - Lead β - 14/May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

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

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Mar/03

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

Hidden - 2002

John Southworth - Sep/01

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/95

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 1995

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