Rockfax Description
Climb from the right hand side of the ledge. The finish is height-dependant and maybe 6a for the short. © Rockfax

FA. Andy Dunford 19/Nov/2010

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs), Tea On The Veranda.

katiep 20/Oct Lead O/S
with Adal Mirza, Joe Premier
Hidden 20/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct Lead
twill 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Lucy Harold
Hidden 09/Sep Lead O/S
two_tapirs 06/Sep Lead O/S

The start might prove a little tricky for some as it's not as nice to climb as the rest of this route

with m00
RebekkaB 08/Aug Lead O/S
josefft 08/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug Lead rpt
BenG32 19/Jul Lead O/S
with Nat
bobstones 19/Jul Lead O/S
ewanjp 04/Jul Lead O/S

Gets 4+ in the book. Guess the last move is quite hard tho, semi lanked the last move but had to do some intermediate moves to finish.

with alicec
mrmoe17 04/Jul Lead O/S

6a finish for the short!

Hidden 02/Jul Lead
derryclimbs 11/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun -
Hidden 07/Jun Lead
sbattams 24/May Lead
Hidden 07/May Lead dog
Hidden 18/Apr -
Hidden 04/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr Lead rpt
nottommo 22/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb Lead O/S
BenG32 ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Nat
andrewmcleod 01/Nov/14 Lead β

My 6' 4" partner could reach the anchors from the ledge; I had to do the layback.

martin one 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Sharon
sam_craddock 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 TR
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead
hlburns ?/Sep/14 -
with mjc1010, Jon Lawrence
rustyfishhook 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jenni L, Jack M
Jenni Lees 06/Aug/14 2nd
with Jack McMullin, Paul Hyland
Hidden 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Richy
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead O/S
radams2000 25/May/14 Lead β
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Echna 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
pc1983 04/May/14 Lead O/S

A nice easy climb, but a little disheartening for some of the shorter members of our group with the high finishing move.

kieranbowen 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Serena Lambre 03/May/14 Lead dnf

Really, really needs re-grading here and in guidebook. Last move is definitely 6a+, if not 6b. I'm 5'8" and couldn't get anywhere near the ledge since the large flake has fallen off. Very concerned that the guidebook recommends this as a 'great beginner climb.' Could be rather soul destroying for anyone thinking they're on a 4.

DerwentDiluted 21/Apr/14 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Fatclimber 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Russell
Retro Rowan 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jlewis01 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Fjsinclair 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tomaca12 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Nick_Merriman 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Beloe
Jenben 11/Jan/14 -
risesir ??/2014 Lead O/S
the ant hill mob 21/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead O/S
mattc 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
homing-penguin 24/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Rich153 15/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Benjumin Tyekiff
E30Adam 09/Aug/13 Lead β

This climb has lost a large flake at the very top of the ascent making it significantly more difficult to reach the belay loops. Needs re-grading.

Dave138 ?/Aug/13 Lead
meltdown34 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
ChrisPaines 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Marcin78 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
kate tarrant ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
dereke12000 29/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Top move harder than the 6a to the left. Just how tall do you need to be to make it a 4+ ??

with Fin
jesstx 20/Jun/13 TR
gringo1804 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
dhavenhand 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Giles Eperon 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with tim king
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
ali macphee 06/Jun/13 TR
carl_123 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jennifers87 03/Jun/13 Lead dnf

There is a big bit missing from the top. Very smooth now

with Louise Duncan
David Walker 26/May/13 TR O/S
MariaT 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Kerry Williamson
Harvdog 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Hannah Evans, Elliot Clark
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
tomdadom 26/May/13 2nd
dpiddock 26/May/13 Lead dog

Horrid last move.

with James C
whiting.jp 26/May/13 TR
DanTT 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Katie Coffield, Mel Silcock (nee Madgin), Col Silcock, Sarah Tattersall, Alan Campbell
philhaigh 21/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Anastasia 02/May/13 Lead dog

The flake isn't there any more. Nowhere near 4+. Last move makes it at least 6a.

the ant hill mob 30/Apr/13 TR O/S
ColinVern 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ali macphee 06/Apr/13 Lead
Fraser hill-casey 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
el_monty 20/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Phillip opprmman
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 14/Oct/12 Lead dnf

Not 4+ anymore

with Mikael
torsok 30/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Tim
Kathryn.Edwards ?/Sep/12 TR RP
shaws 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
dereke12000 22/Jul/12 Lead dog

Not very elegant, last move took 5 mins, involved long left reach (with bad shoulder) to left of anchors ... return another day.

with Rich
homing-penguin 22/Jul/12 Lead RP
AndySL 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Deano
ElBarto 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Wildstyle 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 01/Jul/12 Lead
with Steve Webster
Trippinjester 29/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Jennie Fowler
Jensoir 29/Jun/12 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/12 Lead
Mr Tumness 04/Jun/12 Lead
with Rob Judd
Humm1985 04/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
LiniebarClimb 12/May/12 TR

The top is a stretch...

laura wilson 12/May/12 Lead O/S
matthewpwilson 12/May/12 -
with Laura
Debs 12/May/12 2nd
with Lisa
TomBaker 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Jessica Jackson, Tim Culmer
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
rustyfishhook 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 08/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rob
SteWatkins ?/Mar/12 -
steven24584 ?/Mar/12 Lead
David Staples ??/2012 AltLd β
mattjson ??/2012 Lead G/U
with DomCR
johnl 26/Oct/11 -

Loose flake removed - with difficulty, might need another clean when it's dried off. Climb probably F6a now unless you are very tall.

mlg678 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S

flake at top is very loose/dangerous

Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Pete Scott 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Jimbo
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
Dan_F 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
ilch 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ben
Shona H 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jane Weir
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
risby 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Tony Adshead 10/Jul/11 TR O/S
rev01ver 10/Jul/11 -
Elvis Nipples Ells 10/Jul/11 TR β
Nathan Adshead 10/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
Norman_P_W 07/Apr/11 2nd
with Bob M
drewclimber 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with paul
Ducks Rock 20/Mar/11 TR β
with Gemma
Dandan82 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 20/Mar/11 Lead β
Jonathan Emett 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with mike pinney
Marti999 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Marti999 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Zoe
nick hawkins 02/Jan/11 Lead
with steve
Steve27 02/Jan/11 Lead
Alex More 22/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Richie B
Adam Perrett 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Mick Ward, Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
johnl ?/Nov/10 Lead β
with Adam Perrett
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