Sign of the Vulcan** 7b+
[Tim Hutchinson pulling through the crux on the Vulcan, 7b+, Cuttings., 3 kb]10m. A thin crux with a split pocket gives a terrific test-piece. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 4.9.94 04/Sep/1994

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, South coast sport/DWS ticklist.

Photo: Tim Hutchinson pulling through the crux on the Vulcan, 7b+, Cuttings. © Ben Thorne
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This climb is in 77 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Dandan82 - Lead dog - 16/Aug/14 with Rich

Dandan82 - Lead dog - 08/Mar/14 with si lincoln

Dandan82 - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14 with Lisa Marsh

Phil Belcher - Lead β - 23/Nov/13 with james

excellent route 3 stars
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 23/Apr/13 with ben harding

3rd red point
3 Names - Lead RP - 21/Apr/13 with Nick

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Mar/13

Sami Mandeel - Lead RP - 07/Dec/12 with Sam Ferguson

Sami Mandeel - Lead dog - 04/Dec/12 with el_monty

Sami Mandeel - Lead dog - 22/Nov/12 with el_monty

Sopping wet today. Hopped on it anyway.
Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 21/Nov/12 with el_monty

Sami Mandeel - Lead dog - 15/Nov/12 with el_monty

Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 13/Nov/12 with el_monty

Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 07/Nov/12 with el_monty

Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 21/Sep/12

Got all the moves, need to return when fresh and send it!
Alex Norman - Lead dog - 17/Jul/12

Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 05/Jul/12 with Si

Took 7 redpoints, great route, climbed in dedication to Sami Mandeel
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead RP - 01/Jul/12 with Steph, Sami Mandeel, Si Lincoln

Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 01/Jul/12 with Sam Ferguson, Si

Need to sort one move
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 13/Jun/12 with Steph, Marti Hallett, Rich Fox

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12

YYFY did it the next go after having had it pointed out that my sequence to get the jug was totally duff - Thanks Vinnie! Feels 7b+ now. (Also tried on 28/01/11 - bunch o rp attempts. Getting to the slap for the jug reliably. feel solid now on the move to the vulcan pocket. 3/12/11 - feeling surprisingly good on it, esp. move to vulcan hold. easier in cold conditions. 2/7/11 & 3/7/11 - about a dozen redpoint attempts. Dropped it from 3 moves off the top on Sat. Then unable to get that far again. Frustrating. 25/6/11 - 6? redpoints. new high point - fell off 3 times going for the jug/sidepull at the end of the lower crux. 11/06/11 - got the moves dialled. done in two overlapping sections. 04/06/11 - couple of working goes 29/05/11 - Intense. Two goes. Did all the moves. ??/05/11 - 2 goes
Quiddity - Lead RP - 19/Feb/12 with Mac and Ally, Curious Yellow

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Feb/12

tom106 - Lead RP - 21/Jan/12 with tom taylor, chris

Tophe - Lead RP - 21/Jan/12 with tom maidwell

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - TR dog - 04/Dec/11

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Dec/11

dan gibson - Lead RP - 05/Oct/11 with julie carroll

mikeshewring - TR dog - 25/Sep/11

JPGR - Lead - 23/Jul/11

Bisset - TR dnf - 03/Jun/11 with Shunt

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 31/May/11

I tried a couple of methods on the crux but with some beta from a friend the route became very easy
Martin Cleaver - Lead RP - 17/Apr/11

J.Wells - Lead RP - 15/Apr/11 with Jasmine Taplin

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Mar/11

Dull miserable damp day on Portland, but new tick :)
La Mont - Lead RP - 31/Oct/10 with Angus Edwards

pezzerrr - Lead RP - Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 16/Jul/10

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/10 with Rich Fox

I can do all the moves its just extremly hard for the under 1.55
Luke d - Lead dog - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead dog - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Oct/09

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Aug/09

matt green(uni) - Lead RP - 21/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/May/09

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR dog - 03/May/09 with Matt Green

hippo99 - Lead RP - 04/Jan/09 with sam cox, louis bosence

rubben - Lead RP - 2009

sam_cox - Lead - Dec/08

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 23/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Aug/08

Hidden - TR dog - 04/Aug/08

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 06/Jun/08 with Dan Wicks

Martin Krasnansky - Lead RP - 31/Jul/07

very tough- need to train much harder for this one
guyblackwood - TR dnf - 09/Apr/07 with Ricardo and Jim

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jan/07

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - Jan/07 with Sion

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/06

bigie bob - Lead RP - 23/Jul/06

Paz - Lead dog - 05/Mar/06 with FM

lx - Lead - Feb/06

Come on people, seriously, who are you kidding when you give this hard 7b+ or 7c ... it is bogstandard 7b. Go and try Bogus Roof. That is proper 7b and defo harder than this.
A Longleat Boulderer - Lead RP - 2006 with James Cook

noooooo way!
brew_guru - TR dnf - 2003 with pj

Hidden - Lead RP - 2002

Richard White - 2000

Paul Clarke - Lead - 2000 with Various

Spent a month working this and went from finding it desperate to throwing laps on it in two halves. Never did link it through the crux (snapped tendons on the crux) and never returned to fitness.
Ben Thorne - Lead dnf - Apr/99 with Rob Seall

kristian - Lead RP - 18/Feb/96

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lewiz, theloringharvey, joe1joe1joe2, Bisset, Quiddity, mynameisjen, Pete Scott, Ezy Ryder, BennyBoy, Goonie, J/mie

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