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Porthole Super Super Direct VS 5a

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14m. Sure it's been done before, but this is the first claim (at least here)! Climb Porthole Direct to the ledge before the "crucial leaning and narrowing crack just to the left" and then step right to tackle the overhang direct (as per Captain Birdseye). The overhang is a hardcore slopey 5a roll over move; especially hard without the hidden hold!
Stewart Boutcher 24/Oct/2010

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Wayne S - Lead - 10/Jul/14 with Richard W

I found the hidden hold on the third grab. Otherwise fine.
johnjb - 2nd dog - 18/May/14 with Ray Sharples

Wasn't paying attention to the description of Porthole Direct so did this by mistake.
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Jen Harrison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/12

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Apr/12

charley - Lead β - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

Done all the bits before as part of other routes, so not sure 'onsight' is the right term
adam carless - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/11

missed out the crux at the top I think
Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Gustav - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Swiss Lukas

ebf - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Paul Stephenson

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Marc Blackband

mikej - Lead - 15/Nov/05 with Rick Naylor

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04

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