Perihelion* 6b
[Unknown climber, Perihelion 6b - The Cuttings, Portland, 3 kb]The overhanging flake-crack provides a stiff obstacle. © ROCKFAX
George Hounsome 07/May/1979

Photo: Unknown climber, Perihelion 6b - The Cuttings, Portland © jhw
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This climb is in 177 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

RKirke - Lead RP - 16/Sep/14 with Phil

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14

Peter Lovell - Lead RP - 29/Aug/14

elyben - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/14

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Richard Ashe

Did as warm down climb and just didn't have enough to pull through the bulge.
richardashe - Lead dog - 29/Jun/14 with ASchwirtz

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Lisa Marsh

GeneralFifi - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Phill Wright, Danny Gottschalk

strudles - Lead β - 08/Jun/14 with Leo choi

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Jun/14

dpiddock - TR dnf - 25/May/14 with Chris P

lewiz - Lead rpt - 24/May/14

Pete Dangerous - Lead RP - 24/May/14 with lewiz

Charlie Evans - 2nd dog - 17/May/14 with Jime Gu

philhaigh - Lead RP - 09/May/14 with Aarron Schofield, Shamina Kapadia

elyben - Lead dog - 04/May/14

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - May/14 with Marcus & The Ellis Brigham Crew

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 09/Mar/14 with Tim

yarrow - Lead dog - 08/Mar/14 with Becky P

Gibbo - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14 with Jimbo Latimer

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/14

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/14 with Will I Am

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Feb/14

One fall, warm-up fluke. Then did it clean from the ledge, but no ground-up.
sarpedon - Lead dog - 14/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Dec/13

Monkey_Alan - TR dog - 02/Nov/13 with Lawrence Dudley

Phil1587 - 2nd - Nov/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Sep/13

got a bit stuck on the overhang entering the crack, eventually did a big layback
strudles - Lead dog - 31/Aug/13 with Leo choi

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/13

benoneill13 - Lead dog - 22/Jul/13

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13

Skullfire - TR dog - 15/Jun/13 with Pino Ferro

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13

BenL - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

one too many flapjacks!
Stanners - Lead dog - 06/Jun/13 with Alex Rhodes

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Gavdee1 - Lead dog - 10/May/13

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

tonevert - Lead O/S - 10/May/13 with Kevin Faux

lewiz - Lead rpt - 04/May/13

Well chuffed to get the on sight of this on a cold morning! A real fight to get over the bulge.
Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Tania

Wish I'd lead it, hardest part was unclipping just above the roof:-(
fraserbarrett - TR dog - 28/Apr/13

Very wet :( although can't blame that for coming off it unfortunately, just wimped out a bit pulling through the overhang.
Stroppy - Lead dog - 18/Mar/13 with Tom Bushell

dh7892 - Lead dnf - 17/Feb/13 with Matt Williams

chris j - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Nick Saunders

Insert Excuse here....
TommityP - Lead dog - 04/Jan/13

salix - Lead dog - 01/Jan/13 with Phil

Sami Mandeel - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/12 with el_monty

torsok - Lead dog - 21/Oct/12 with Tim

edmitchell - Lead dog - 20/Oct/12 with adam booth, Steve Hillier

matiamallia - Lead dog - 16/Sep/12

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Ellen Cobby

jonbwoy - Lead - 14/Sep/12

Climbing with taz n becky wills. 1st attempt with andy in the wet winter before
pymn nice but dim - Lead rpt - Aug/12

jiggerypokery - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Joe Day, Rosea Day

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/12

Took four attempts, but a change of feet position finally gave me the extra high to reach the better hand holds. Still feels hard for the grade.
gibsond - Lead RP - 21/Jul/12 with James Bisset

After several attempts falling off poor finger jams I realised that's not the approacth to take :-)
clipskipper - Lead β - 16/Jun/12 with Sue Hazel

2nd go. I had to try really hard on the crux of this 6b!
Bisset - Lead RP - 09/Jun/12 with Darrel

The crack is slippery and I just can't reach the more positive bit. Finally worked out that a hand jam will work, but was too spent to get it clean. New project. Feels very hard for the grade.
gibsond - Lead dog - 09/Jun/12 with James Bisset

One move wonder but quite a tough move.
Ian Bell - TR β - 21/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Mar/12

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 17/Mar/12 with Tom thorne, Toby

Brian H - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/12

tonevert - Lead dog - 06/Jan/12

the whole route was soaked with condensation! Made it a toughie over the bulge
Billg - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/11 with Ollie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11

lewiz - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/11 with Mishtu Tiwary

mishtu - 2nd - 19/Nov/11 with lewiz

Warm up..Or not!
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11

cruxy. too much of a one move wonder want to try it again clean
jiggerypokery - Lead dog - 29/Oct/11

Completely destroyed me for the rest of the day! I thought it was going to be a gentle 6a/+ warm-up.. but found it very tough. Didn't help that I went right under the roof to start with (distracted by chalky looking slots).
philhaigh - Lead dog - 20/Oct/11 with Lora Townsend, Matt Ridgway

Very stiff, probably f6b+.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 16/Oct/11

lewiz - Lead dog - 08/Oct/11 with Vlad Vishnyakov

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/11 with toby

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Sep/11

PowerPigtails - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Lorraine Pope

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Peter Dawson

sportsten - Lead RP - 07/Aug/11 with TF

Linc - Lead dog - 02/Aug/11

phil.cheeseman - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11

fildac - Lead dog - 04/Jun/11

Crikey Moses! This was bledy 'ard - really battled with the pull over the overhang and it didn't seem to relent for a while there after! The climbing above the overhang is schweet...
Saurus - Lead dog - Jun/11 with Barfani Chita

Another CC sandbag.
DafSWMC - Lead dog - 29/May/11 with Tomasz, Siwan

I'm beginning to think I will never nail this one.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 07/May/11 with stevolan

Pete Sanger - Lead RP - 27/Apr/11

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with kyle rance

littleluke - Mar/11

elbeanio - Lead dnf - 06/Feb/11

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 2011

patsaunders - Lead - 2011

Marti999 - Lead rpt - 04/Nov/10 with Harry Massey

GarethHall - Lead dog - 16/Oct/10 with Patrick Goodwin

CC said F6a+. main crack super hard
lewiz - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10

Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/10 with crispin

tobydunford - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/10 with Jon Emmett

Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 24/Aug/10 with toby dunford

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead β - 18/Jul/10 with Rich Fox

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Jul/10

3 Names - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/10

Wendy - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Mike Coles

It's all about one move, but it's a toughie. Would have been a good trad tick.
jeffsheard - Lead dog - 14/May/10 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10

Bad burly warm up.
mattcyp88 - Lead dog - 27/Feb/10 with Jacob Cook

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/10

celoisa - Lead dog - 21/Feb/10 with Nic

Early morning onsight, very cold. Thinking it was the 6a.. Nvm.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Elaine Budden

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 02/Jan/10 with Mike Hawkins

Hawkscry - 2010

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 31/Oct/09 with Par

timharrison - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Oct/09

a bit tired cant wait to try again fresh. a fantastic climb . portland guide book gives it 6a+
drewclimber - Lead dog - 23/Sep/09 with gordon

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Sep/09

littleluke - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

DaveaGiles - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Brad Reed

nadeem - Lead dog - 10/Sep/09 with Tom Foote

Plan to get this on lead on my next trip. The crux can be really hard and butch or get your feet high for a funky lay-back.
natzim - TR dog - 31/Aug/09 with Jacqui Middleton

Justin T - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

Got it 1st time this go. Really cool to finally tick this after being hauled up on top rope 3 years ago on first visit to portland and feeling like it would be impossible. Brick hard for 6b and not 6a+ in a million years. Lead dog on 2/5/08 (Getting closer. The moves on the crux still feel really hard work, though do-able on the lead this time. Strenuous scary clip on the overhang - extra long draw would be useful on this to avoid having to yank up so much rope and risk hitting the ledge in case of falling when clipping.) TR Dog on 2nd on 29th May 2006 (love to lead this clean... beautiful line, but hard work)
Quiddity - Lead RP - 30/Aug/09 with Curious Yellow

Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 29/Aug/09

timharrison - Lead dog - 14/Aug/09 with Trevor Macalonan

Luke d - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09

olmo - 07/Jun/09 with Johannes

clgladiator - Lead rpt - 31/May/09 with Ducky

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

JimR - 08/Mar/09

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/09 with J Robinson

Had to have a few goes at the crux through the overhang.
LardClimber - Lead dog - 28/Feb/09 with Al Pease

vertigo - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Mark Ryder

tobydunford - Lead dog - 29/Oct/08 with Lisa Paling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

CosmosKey - Lead dog - 20/Sep/08 with Fabrizio

Hard head wall but very fun route after that!
FrostyWebb - Lead dog - 12/Aug/08 with Steve T

trev_f - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08 with random canadian chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/08

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/08 with Jon Stoker

took a bit of a lob trying the crux minus the crux bolt(didn't hit the ledge, just.) had a rethink, clipped the bolt strenuosly mid move and powered to glory. grand stuff.
w.pettet-smith - Jun/08

davidgent - May/08

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Mar/08

Nice to tidy this one off after falling of it a few years back.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 22/Mar/08 with David S

Rob Kennard - 01/Mar/08 with Rich White, Harry Massey

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/08 with Dave Moir

sharmawho? - Lead - 2008

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ed Heslam

Matt Bennett - Lead - Dec/07

jw231 - Lead dnf - Aug/07 with nblackbeard

Tired, end of day, got feet wrong, gutted.
timharrison - Lead dog - 22/Apr/07 with Johan Aukerstrom

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 21/Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

Scott N - 2007

jimjimmyjimjim - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06

trevor macalonan - Lead RP - 12/Jun/06 with pete swift

Hidden - TR dog - 29/May/06

timharrison - Lead β - 05/Mar/06 with Matt Burrows

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Lloyders - 2006

JonS - Lead RP - 2006

Butch climbing past the bulge and a fine jamming finish
steve taylor - Lead β - 12/Nov/05 with Joff Cook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/05

Kevster - Lead - 1996

We thought it was a new route and called it Pullman, but we'd been beaten to it!
Nigel Coe - 16/Oct/83 with Russell Lovett, Pete Oxley, Tim Dunsby

Hidden - 07/May/79

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