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Under Duress** 7c+

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<< Fighting Torque
 
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[Lovely winters evening at portland, 3 kb]15m. A tight, but inescapable line. Start up Fighting Torque and continue direct with some hard moves over the bulge and up the arete. © ROCKFAX
The blunt arete to the right of "Fighting Torque". Start up "Fighting.." then continue straight up with some hard moves over the bulge and then the arete using the broken flowstone for your left hand and crimps and pinches for the right. Finish at the belay of "Shiver me Timbers". A tight line but inescapable, one of the best hard routes at the Cuttings.
Bob Hickish 14/Sep/2010

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

Photo: Lovely winters evening at portland © tscoobydoo
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

3 Names - Lead dog - 22/Mar/14 with Sumee Holloway

07/08 Dec. Think I might have a complete sequence now...
Quiddity - Lead dog - 08/Dec/13 with Jon

Felt really very hard, I can't even do all the moves although I can just about see how it can be climbed. Certainly a hell of a lot harder than any 7c I've tried.
jonleighton - Lead dog - 08/Dec/13 with Nick

still stumped by the crux. After spending a few more days on it, I think not being able to stand on the crimp has made the crux quite a lot harder.
Quiddity - Lead dnf - 30/Nov/13 with Jon, Mac and Ally, Curious Yellow

Quiddity - Lead dog - 02/Mar/13 with Mac and Ally, Curious Yellow

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 07/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Dec/12

4 goes. now done all the moves individually bar a problematic blind foot move. linked from after the foot move to the top.
Quiddity - Lead dog - 01/Dec/12 with Alain, Curious Yellow

3 Names - Lead dog - 27/Sep/12 with Dan Craig

Progress - all moves done except two. What a difference a few degrees makes.
Quiddity - Lead dog - 20/Sep/12 with Dan C, Mac and Ally

3 Names - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/12 with Nick

Linc - Lead dog - 19/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Jun/12

did all the moves but one, cool route ive only done two 7c's but this is maybe only 7c+, worked out the moves quickly
Phil Belcher - TR dog - 05/Apr/12 with tommy

quite a few moves on the crux not done. thin, bouldery. need to be stronger.
Quiddity - Lead dog - 11/Mar/12 with Curious Yellow

Stoked! Took too many sessions but got it quick today. Much harder than the others I've done of this grade... One of which was an 8a till recently. Probably borderline.
mark_wellin - Lead RP - 22/Jan/12 with sam_cox

sam_cox - Lead RP - 25/Sep/11 with Mark

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 17/Aug/11 with Si Lincoln

Linc - Lead dog - 17/Aug/11 with sam.sam.sam.ferguson

This climb needs more attention! simply stunning, 3 star all the way, and hard as nails! Hardest climb i've done yet so i'm not sure how qualified I am to comment but i think this is hard 7c+ or higher, took me considerably longer than any 7c. It has lost a hold while I have been working it (wasn't me!) which could explain the difficulty. awesome.
Dandan82 - Lead RP - 14/Aug/11 with si lincoln

Linc - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/11 with Dan verge

Linc - Lead dog - 31/Jul/11 with Dan verge

Linc - 2nd dnf - 17/Jul/11 with Dan verge

bigie bob - Lead RP - 14/Sep/10

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent

Lead21 of 25 (84.0%)
Followed2 of 25 (8.0%)
Toproped2 of 25 (8.0%)

clean RP5 of 25 (20.0%)
dogged17 of 25 (68.0%)
dnf3 of 25 (12.0%)