The Breathing Method*** 8a
[Working The Breathing Method - 8a, The Cuttings, Portland, 4 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
A sequency power-problem through the mid-height overhang. Originally the second crux was done as a layback all the way up the groove, harder. Many now use a small crimp to rock up and leftwards to overcome this section. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 24.4.94 24/Apr/1994

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship, West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

Photo: Working The Breathing Method - 8a, The Cuttings, Portland © Brian H
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Feb/15

Couldn't even do the first hard move on the dog but then somehow did it 1st redpoint!
JM - Lead RP - 31/Jan/15 with Anna Reiners

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 08/Dec/14 with Phil Belcher

3.5 redpoints today. High point going for the last crux move. The .5 redpoint ended with a trip to A and E for my head to be glued back together, thanks to the guys climbing nearby.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 26/Oct/14 with Angela, Steph, Sam Tucker

This time it's serious. Got from ground to move going for the pinch and whole crux sequence sorted. Just need to come back with power.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR - 22/Oct/14 with Steph

nuggetcp - Lead dog - Aug/14

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14 with Si Lincoln

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Jun/14

pezzerrr - Lead RP - 26/Dec/13

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Oct/13

Made some progress, got a sequence for the crux. Made it to half way through the crux before peeling off.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 08/Oct/13 with Steph

No idea how to do the crux. Wet holds provided an excuse but suspect that wasn't my only problem.
quiffhanger - Lead dnf - 27/May/13 with Kate

Top wet and 2 moves in groove i need to figure out
brices - Lead dnf - 06/Jan/13 with Tomar, Sash

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/12

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 17/Feb/12 with Steve Hau, Rich Fox

Started the 8a proj. Easy climbing before and after crux, just and insanely hard few moves - 7 in total...another 4 to dial for me! And so it begins...
rubben - Lead dog - 12/Nov/11 with Marcus O'Leary

dale1968 - 14/Oct/11 with Tom

Hidden - TR dog - 14/Oct/11

bigie bob - Lead RP - 23/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jan/98

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
_m.cox_, Alice.001, huffy, angryufo, nuggetcp, joe1joe1joe2, Spacetourist, fezzi, ashknot, Goonie, A Longleat Boulderer

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