Rockfax Description
An fantastic route that features a lot of varied and tough climbing. The start is a powerful boulder problem at V2. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley, Barry Clarke 2.10.96 02/Oct/1996

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

tobydunford 22/Nov Lead rpt
with Oli
Hidden 15/Nov Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Oct Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd O/S
beakerburgess 25/Jul Lead
Hidden 09/Jul Lead O/S
dswansonlow 08/Jul Lead rpt
with Alex Banks
Hidden 20/Jun Lead dog
RichyBOYY 16/Jun Lead O/S
with Ben M
JackMac 29/May Lead β
Ben Russell 29/May Lead O/S

Nice route.

with Tom Coras, JackMac, Jacob Straw
ChristyCole 24/May Lead O/S
merlin138 16/May Lead rpt

Would have been flashed, but slipped foot on the start move on the bouldery start. Nice route otherwise, a little bit of everything.

Sophie Nunn 09/May Lead dog
with Brian
brian watson 09/May Lead rpt
Hidden 03/May Lead dnf
leglesslizard ?/May Lead RP
Ed Houghton 23/Apr Lead dnf

Awesome climb with a bouldery overhang start then a bit of everything to follow. Made it to the last clip then fell and knocked my ankle in the fall. I will be back soon to finish.

Hidden 12/Apr Lead RP
lewiz 05/Apr Lead rpt
islandlynx 08/Mar Lead β
Matt77 08/Mar Lead O/S

Tricky start. Had to lower myself off the first moves a couple of times. Tough for 6b!

with Tom Riddelsdell, Shane
Hidden 25/Jan Lead O/S
jas128 11/Jan TR rpt
with Mum
Hidden 11/Jan Lead O/S
5210Hill 11/Jan Lead O/S
with Kenny Brewster
kennythescot 11/Jan Lead O/S
Albachoss ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Dougie
Hidden 07/Dec/14 Lead
jamie ward 26/Oct/14 -
with Marcus Harvey
Stanners 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Really nice moves. Faffed a bit pulling over the final overhang. Very very good as sport goes - shame about the tricky start which is a bit dodgy without a stick clip,

with Andy G
Graham Westbrook 10/Sep/14 Lead β
RadekNowak 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
GrahamGiles 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Seems a bit harsh for 6b, especially if you have no upper body strength...

with Renna Clifford
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead
Neil_M_L 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
bigdrew 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Eve
ian d f 11/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Paul K
Phil1587 ?/Aug/14 -
Phil1587 ?/Aug/14 Lead
Tom Seccombe 25/Jul/14 Lead RP

stepped off a couple of time at the start, hard!

with Ben Woods
Hidden 25/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 22/Jun/14 -
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead O/S
chrisscutt 11/May/14 Lead O/S
with chris, oly
Bristoldave 11/May/14 Lead O/S
with LukeW, Caroline
holister 11/May/14 Lead O/S
with oly, chris
ollie_e 11/May/14 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with Marcus & The Ellis Brigham Crew
Rupey 26/Apr/14 TR
Hidden 22/Mar/14 Lead RP
lewiz 16/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Artur Malczuk
ian caton 14/Mar/14 Lead β
with Abi
Abi Chard 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
bonelessivar 13/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Claiming the onsight, but feel a bit cheeky as I jumped off a couple of times before managing to clip the first bolt.

with Alan
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead dog
Ed Booth 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 28/Dec/13 Lead rpt
anguskille 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Murrell
Somerset swede basher 31/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Katharine
dom94 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Huguet
dprctr 01/Sep/13 Lead dog

Clip sticked and dogged past first bolt. Nails start V5+. Block to the right of the lower off felt a bit loose.

with Robbie Jenkins
spacecadetjake ?/Sep/13 Lead dog

Actually had to aid the 4th bolt and had many falls, not sure I can say I climbed the route but I got to the anchor so????

with tom ireson, Robbie, Henry, Jay
tomB 31/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Jody
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ian d f 22/Aug/13 Lead dog

didn't spot hold 3 or 4th bolt

with Pete H
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Clark
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
alice_loudon 14/Jun/13 2nd dog
with Geoff
Graham Booth 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Bit of a beast for 6b but it is Portland'!

Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead dog
Warren Earle 27/May/13 Lead dog
with Nev
AlexD 12/May/13 Lead RP
with Ed
tonevert 10/May/13 Lead O/S
with Kevin Faux
nath_casper 05/May/13 Lead O/S
Montse Shelbourne 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with Nathan
littleluke 04/May/13 Lead
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd
BenL 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
budchawla 20/Apr/13 Lead dog

No major problems flashing the start even though I did pop off when my foot cut loose. Face climbing is delicate & super. Couldn't see the sequence going from the thin layback to the big jug and foot popped off the smear. Loved the route, need to RP clean.

with Stefan Ghinescu
Rockwarrior ?/Apr/13 -
with JRennie
tom169 28/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Amy
paultaylor 02/Feb/13 Lead
RKirke 02/Feb/13 Lead dog
with Tiff
TiffTiff 02/Feb/13 Lead RP
with Roger
will moy 02/Feb/13 Lead RP
with paul taylor
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Lead
Anthony Dixon 04/Jan/13 -
with Edd
Hidden 01/Dec/12 TR dog
el_monty 28/Nov/12 Lead RP
with Sami
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
edmitchell 20/Oct/12 Lead dog
nigel pearson 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S

brutal start and tricky upper section. typical tough cuttings route

with Yoko
Jobbo 29/Sep/12 Lead RP
Dan Jenkin 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with James Witty, Emma, John, Rebecca Partridge, Rich Jenkin
Curly Rich 12/Aug/12 TR dog
with Gary Craggy, Darren
redjerry 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Danny
Nathanie1 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

The start is surprisingly awkward, but the rest was enjoyable.

al99 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jen Crook
mountain_jay 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 20/Jun/12 Lead rpt

wow, felt hard today! harder than europe endless last week anyway...

with oli
afrosam 15/May/12 Lead O/S
philhaigh 12/May/12 Lead RP
with Tobbe Helsing, Murray Freestone, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh
rxmac 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Jenn Porter ?/Apr/12 Lead

Awesome route, mixture of everything - bouldering moves, juggy overhang, crimps and cracks!! ;)

with Ross Tomsen
philhaigh 28/Feb/12 Lead dog
_m.cox_ 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
lewiz 08/Jan/12 Lead RP

Six or seven attempts to get to the first bolt. Otherwise it would have been OS

with Kirsten Donovan, Owen John
kirsten 08/Jan/12 2nd dnf
with Owen, lewis thompson
pezzerrr 24/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Alex More 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with trev
Hidden ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie Nunn
Sophie Nunn 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Toby
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 16/Oct/11 Lead RP
philhaigh 09/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Lora Townsend, Matt Ridgway, Natalie Haigh
dan gibson 05/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with julie carroll
ASchwirtz 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ben Harper
shoulders 25/Sep/11 Lead
wild_nomad 07/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Outstanding! Has everything and really should be 3 stars!

with Paul Day, Kevin
Sami Mandeel 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Si
Linc 26/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Kopinski 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Linc 29/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Luke90 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/11 TR rpt
clipskipper 20/Mar/11 Lead RP

Tough for the grade, and hard to read

with Sue Hazel
Laurence Everitt 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Tough start, very enjoyable afterwards

Wendy 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Ball
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
thomasmouse 05/Mar/11 Lead β
Dan_Carroll 19/Feb/11 Lead O/S


with Dan Hancock
Danhan 19/Feb/11 2nd dog
Siderunner 17/Feb/11 Lead dog

Great route, very varied climbing. One fall at the midway crux - hard to read onsight - though had flailed up it on a toprope years ago. One to come back for.

with Kirsten
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
jgustafsson 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

"warmup" - I got perhaps a little warmer than I wanted, even!

with Ivan
MarkRyder 16/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
patsaunders ??/2011 Lead
clukins 21/Nov/10 Lead RP
feilx 20/Nov/10 Lead rpt

hard start

with Andy L
La Mont 31/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Angus Edwards
Hidden 27/Oct/10 Lead dog
jas128 27/Oct/10 TR dog
ian d f 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with M Erwin
Jonathan Emett 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with stuart
clukins 19/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Fell from first bolt. Hard start.

Steve13 19/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Cool bouldery start but fell afterwards, one to work on.

Christian Reynish 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Gareth
gejones 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tommytuffa 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Felix
felixthelion 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Spence22 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Kyle Rance 31/Aug/10 Lead rpt
steve taylor 29/Aug/10 TR dog

Shocking display of inability to climb

with Mick Cooke
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Aug/10 Lead dog
Bates 01/Aug/10 Lead RP
chiverstom 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Alice
brices 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 2nd dog
ilikemonkys 03/Jul/10 Lead dog
matthewjames 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Took a few goes to get off the ground.

with Fabian Pilgram
dominic lee 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with andy elliot
Dandan82 08/May/10 Lead O/S
benwhit ?/May/10 Lead
natalietanzer 04/Apr/10 Lead β
with Ed
JPGR 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Duncan O'Sullivan
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead RP
mattcyp88 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Bouldery start but very good after that.

with Jacob Cook
jacobjacob 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
trev_f 14/Feb/10 Lead rpt
with Jon, Ben
London Luke ?/Feb/10 Lead
dswansonlow 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Johnny Pearson
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Lead rpt
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead β
w.pettet-smith 20/Dec/09 Lead rpt

bouldery start, short crimpy bit, lay back bit, steep bit, arm bar. varied indeed. very nice, top bit a tad awkward though.

with jo
jbulger 20/Dec/09 Lead RP
with Will Pettet Smith
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Mowglee 25/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Mark
dale1968 23/Oct/09 TR
with Tom
Kyle Rance 03/Oct/09 Lead dog

1 rest after doing crux :(

tomB 19/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Jody
Jack R-N 12/Sep/09 Lead dog

Start took it out of me so ended up dogging the rest. Not one i want to try again

daveagilesold 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Brad Reed
Matt Bennett 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Luke d 10/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/09 Lead
w.pettet-smith 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S

tough start, a bit reachy above. nice route though.

trev_f 06/May/09 Lead rpt
with Chris L
clgladiator 06/May/09 TR dog

Many falls on start.

with trev_f
Justin T 04/May/09 Lead
sam_cox 03/May/09 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
matt green(uni) ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
vertigo 21/Feb/09 Lead β
Ben Harper 21/Feb/09 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/09 Lead dog
Tim W 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Ben Merrifield, Dave Ripley
schof ?/Feb/09 -
chris sm 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
tobydunford 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Angus
JimR 17/Jan/09 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 25/Oct/08 2nd
TiffTiff 04/Oct/08 TR dog
Jonathan Emett 26/Sep/08 Lead dog
CosmosKey 20/Sep/08 TR dog
with Fabrizio
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
FrostyWebb 10/Aug/08 Lead RP

Very hard move mid way up! Fell 3-4 times on this bit, nice crowd motivated me and i eventually made it, Recommend the route to friends!

with Steve T
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Aston mountaineers ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
trev_f 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Joel
Ed Babs 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
clipskipper 14/Jun/08 Lead RP

Had some trouble with the start, and took far too long to work out the sequence on the crux, but cleaned it in the end.

with Ed Babington
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Brian Rodgers 02/Mar/08 Lead
with Ian Bruce
dannyboy83 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
dmoir 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
OliBoyes ??/2008 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 27/Oct/07 TR dnf
lost.arrow 21/Oct/07 -
timo.t 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

nice climbing, hard sequence for onsight.

with julius
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead
feeko 02/Jul/07 Lead O/S
hippo99 ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

mm mmmmmm

Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead dog
Vince 08/Apr/07 Lead RP
with John Percy
DrGav 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Packed a punch! I cursed my way through the 4 different sections. Then loved it afterwards, obviously.

with Loic
Hidden 17/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 21/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
onlytovey ??/2007 -
chrisbevins ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Jus ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Morgan Woods 07/Oct/06 Lead RP
with Steve G
JPGR 24/Aug/06 Lead
with Yvette
bigie bob 21/Aug/06 Lead O/S
a_radiohead_fan ?/Aug/06 -
mrblue ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with James
chris j 20/Jun/06 Lead RP
with Nick Strange
Owen W-G 07/May/06 Lead O/S

Only just!

with Tony Seale
givemetea 16/Apr/06 2nd dog
with Damien Sanfillipo
timharrison 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 15/Apr/06 TR dog
with Tim
Hidden 01/Apr/06 Lead dog
Billg 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Paul Bowen
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Richard Horn ??/2006 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Lloyders ??/2006 Lead β
feilx ??/2006 Lead
lukea 28/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with Olaf
Greg Pittam ?/Nov/05 2nd
with James Byrne
Hidden 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
givemetea ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Tony Yates
lost.arrow 18/Jun/05 -
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/03 -
goi.ashmore 15/May/02 Lead O/S
with Duncan Powell
Hidden 23/Apr/02 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 23/Feb/02 -
lost.arrow 28/May/01 Lead
with Paul Palfreyman
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead O/S
FrankW 04/Nov/00 Lead O/S
with Rob K
Hidden 29/May/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Kevster ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
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