Hall of Mirrors*** 7c
[Jonny Aylwin in The Cuttings, 3 kb]18m. An impressive route that needs crisp conditions and features some unusual moves to gain and climb the shallow groove. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 3.11.90 03/Nov/1990

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic UK F7s.

Photo: Jonny Aylwin in The Cuttings © Nick Beckett
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This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

5th go. Should have gone quicker but I was using a bad sequence! Went OK in the end.
Graham Westbrook - Lead RP - 04/Nov/14 with Gibbon

thomasmouse - Lead RP - 05/Oct/14 with Camilla Barnard, Richard Hughes

Note to self: easy starting movements leading up to first roof, heel hook to get over the edge followed by a double pinch, tip toe to RH pinch then ballet dance across the blank sheet.
Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 30/Aug/14 with Aaron Clifford

Awesome moves, really long crux. One to come back for.
Aaron.Clifford - Lead dog - 17/Aug/14 with Qisheng Xie

Had to skip the clip along the arÍte.
rjf106 - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14 with D. Angland

BenL - Lead RP - 02/Aug/14 with Ryu

mop449 - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/14 with Simon Crook

3 Names - Lead dog - 30/May/14 with Hazel Rowson

Tried to OS got into second groove and spooned it by not seeing a hold gutted. Then to greasy and hot on second go.
brices - Lead dog - 26/May/14 with Llinos, Gav

Did it from the jug before the crux to the top clean, but for reason couldn't link it from the bottom. One to come back for.
thedoctorisin - Lead dog - 25/May/14 with anthony, chris scutt

Got all the moves, need to link them next time.
LJC - TR dog - 18/May/14 with Phill, Little Ben, Tom

Nice climbing, second red point
chrisscutt - Lead RP - 11/May/14 with chris, oly

Nice to know what impossible feels like.
sarpedon - TR dnf - 09/May/14

First 7c. Took a while to figure out my beta, I think there are at least five ways of doing the crux. The send went smoothly in the end. Loved it.
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 15/Mar/14 with Micaela Langellotti

UnkArl - Lead dog - 23/Feb/14 with James Long

James_L88 - TR dnf - 21/Feb/14 with Karl Gregory

2014 project. No clue.
lewiz - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/14 with Kamil Winczek

Superb climb, one of the best 7c's I've done in Britain I think. Long sustained crux section. Probably needs pretty good conditions, but not essential. Fairly soft but would be tough to onsight
Ged Desforges - 2014

Excellent route. Short but sustained
Ged Desforges - Lead RP - 2014

Adam Booth - Lead RP - 29/Dec/13 with Angus Kille, Ed Booth

tricky clip! a cold day but good send
anguskille - Lead RP - 29/Dec/13 with Adam Booth, Ed Booth

2nd go
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 28/Dec/13 with Angus Kille, Adam Booth

jonleighton - Lead RP - 01/Dec/13

Hidden - Nov/13

3rd go
natalietanzer - Lead RP - 25/Aug/13 with marcus

Kevster - Lead dog - 10/May/13 with Tony Johnson

Hidden - Lead - May/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Mar/13

3 Names - TR dog - 08/Dec/12

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Sep/12

michael00693 - Lead dog - 26/Aug/12 with Witold

2nd go. Would've been a hard on-sight so pretty pleased to get it so quick. Avoided much fridge hugging & skipped the hard clip for added excitement.
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 05/Aug/12 with Joe

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 23/Jul/12

Account open!
Adam Booth - TR RP - 23/Jun/12 with Ellen Cobby

Kevster - Lead dog - 19/May/12

Kevster - Lead dog - 15/May/12

Hidden - TR dog - 13/May/12

Kevster - Lead dog - 13/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12

Perryman - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Mar/12

This is turning into the greatest siege since the Trojan war.
Ed Babs - Lead dog - 22/Jan/12 with Mark Ryder, Sam Ferguson, Iain Moodie, Mike Hawkins, Trevor, Lee Mercer

First 7c well phyched. Did it at the end of the day as it was getting dark. Climbed first go today using a slightly different sequence. Amazing!
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead RP - 10/Jan/12 with Steph

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 07/Jan/12 with Ed Babington

tom russell - Lead RP - 2012

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Dec/11

Marti999 - Lead dog - 12/Dec/11 with Dr Steve

Such a fun sequence through the crux! If you've not tryed this climb, go do it, it's amazing!
Tophe - Lead RP - 10/Dec/11 with tom maidwell

2nd redpoint
tom106 - Lead RP - 02/Dec/11 with dan

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Nov/11

Did it with one rest. Next time maybe?
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 20/Nov/11 with Steve Hau

dale1968 - 14/Oct/11 with Tom

TommityP - Lead dog - 14/Oct/11

2nd go; hard to OS. Much more memorable, interesting climbing than many Portland routes.
Toby Dunn - Lead - 08/Oct/11 with Jon Emmet

An exciting project
TommityP - Lead dog - 07/Oct/11

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 02/Aug/11 with Rich Fox

Linc - Lead dog - 02/Aug/11

Linc - Lead RP - 30/Jul/11 with Dan verge

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Jul/11

Linc - Lead dog - 17/Jul/11 with Dan verge

Linc - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/11

Linc - Lead dog - 29/May/11

crisp conditions my ar$e, i nearly sent this in 25deg sun and finally ticked it while it's grimy and damp! Amazing route though, a real must-do
Dandan82 - Lead RP - 07/May/11 with si lincoln

Linc - Lead dog - May/11

Trying James's project, it's pretty hard!
Harry Thorpe - TR dnf - 14/Mar/11 with JimmyKay

Spacetourist - Lead rpt - Mar/11 with Rosea

7c, oh yeah baby!!! 2nd redpoint this trip, after a session or so previously... not that I'm qualified to say, but I can't imagine that this is particularly hard for the grade...
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 22/Jan/11 with Ivan

Hawkscry - Lead RP - 2011

Oh yes! Really cool route that everyone does wrong. 4rp and it went... I have spent more time doing want out!! unedited video for anyone wanting beta -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWyo1Mxw8DI
mark_wellin - Lead RP - 26/Nov/10

Great route, eliminated some moves on the crux. Felt solid on the Red point. Baking hot in the middle of winter!
sam_cox - Lead RP - 26/Nov/10

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Oct/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 07/Sep/10 with Jacob

JPGR - Lead - 29/Aug/10

skipped the clip on the arete, epic runout, amazing climb.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 31/Jul/10

Sick
Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 30/May/10

trev_f - Lead RP - 03/May/10 with Marti, Andy

awesome, unfinished business from many years ago
marcpontin - Lead RP - May/10 with huw

marcpontin - Lead dog - May/10 with huw

Perfect route and quite sustained i thought will do when i get back from spain
Luke d - Lead dog - 04/Apr/10

billb - Lead - Apr/10 with Lee

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Mar/10

In a session
blaza1 - Mar/10 with andy schofield

Dogged to the top twice and did all the moves okish(surprisingly).
mattcyp88 - Lead dog - 27/Feb/10 with Jacob Cook

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Feb/10

hippo99 - Lead RP - 19/Feb/10 with rache

schof - Lead RP - 30/Jan/10 with arron schofield

pezzerrr - Lead RP - 24/Jan/10

Marti999 - Lead dog - 03/Jan/10 with Andy Scoffield

Marti999 - Lead dog - 27/Dec/09 with Ed Babington

dan gibson - Lead RP - 06/May/09 with jacquie robinson

awesome climb, 2nd last bolt was scary :)
Seb1uk - Lead dog - 19/Apr/09 with Scott Soithongsuk

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/09

angusaussie - Lead RP - 14/Feb/09 with John Hogan

feilx - Lead dog - 10/Jan/09 with Tiff

feilx - Lead dog - 09/Nov/08 with Crazy Tom

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 10/Sep/08

half flash ,half 0S. Have got beta only for first move of crux.
Martin Krasnansky - Lead β - 06/May/08

JPGR - Lead dog - 04/Mar/08 with Daniel

Jake Shaw - Lead dog - 2008

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - Jul/07 with Sion

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jan/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 19/Aug/06

feeko - 2006

Paz - Lead dog - 12/Nov/05 with FM

>~ 6 attempts now.
Paz - Lead dog - 27/Oct/05 with FM, AS

Richard White - 2000

Paul Clarke - Lead - 2000 with Various

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