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The Adventures of Portland Bill** E2 5b

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[Matt; The Adventures of Portland Bill, Boulder Ruckle., 3 kb]72m, 4 pitches. An unusual low-level traverse that provides a long and interesting tour of some of the very best rock and positions on this section of cliff. Well protected and easily combined with the excellent pitch of White Dwarf to give a better ending. Start as for Elysium (see page 391). 1) 5b, 25m. Climb the large crack on Elysium to a ledge, then move right along a twin horizontal break until a step down gains a ledge and belay. 2) 5b, 17m. Follow the breaks rightwards to a spike belay at the edge of the wall, on Acapulco. 3) 5b, 10m. Climb the flake-crack on the right to the fault-line - strenuous - then belay on the right in the fault-line. 4) 4c, 20m. Ascend flakes on the right, then move leftwards steeply to a roof. Cross this and continue up the exit corner. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley, Jon Biddle 9.8.86 09/Aug/1986

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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Led P2&4. Spent 4 - 5 hours on the route dripping with sweat in the mid day sun. Looked at finishing up White Dwarf, but didn't have the energy.
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Paul K

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 02/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13

brilliant, especially with the rough sea added a bit more spice! Led p.2 and 4.
Helen Gibson - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Alice

Excellent fun!
Kevster - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with Kevin Faux

Led P1 and 4 after backing off Singing Winds.
ellis - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Tom Holdsworth, Tom Bridgeland

P1, P3 - me; P2, P4 - Ann
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Ann Chong

pep lead p 1+2 in one pitch then i did 3+4 in one pitch, got a nut stuck oh well crag booty for the lucky person that gets it out!
Haydn Jones - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with pep

paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Gareth Hall

Led 2nd and 4th pitches. Great route - would be even better if the last pitch wasn't so loose.
GarethHall - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Patrick Goodwin

We both struggled (and rested on gear) on P1, so abbed off at the first belay, totally pumped.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd dnf - 31/Mar/12 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/12

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 17/Sep/11

P2&4
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Ed Ratcliff

feilx - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 12/Feb/11 with Felix

did white dwarf to finish a 3 star Combination.
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Mark Glaister

P1 and 3 - quality
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Lee Mercer

3 excellent pitches at 5b. Pumpy and not for the faint-hearted. Final pitch loose under the roof. Well worth the trip
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ed Babington

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/09 with jacquie robinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

led 2nd and 4th pitches rad
beanfingers - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/06 with felix

Bern - 2006

feilx - 2005

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 05/Nov/04 with Tim Dunsby

Richard White - AltLd O/S - 1996

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 07/Feb/88 with Tim Dunsby

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
nigel pearson, JonmapDL, Alan100

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hard E30 of 12
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E27 of 12
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5c0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead3 of 32 (9.4%)
Followed2 of 32 (6.2%)
Alt Leads24 of 32 (75.0%)
Unknown3 of 32 (9.4%)

'Climbed'8 of 32 (25.0%)
clean O/S21 of 32 (65.6%)
clean rpt1 of 32 (3.1%)
dnf2 of 32 (6.2%)