Perihelion** 6b
[Unknown climber, Perihelion 6b - The Cuttings, Portland, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
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 194 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Michael Aylen - Lead dog - 11/Jul/15 with Ben Fleming

just too weak to pull through the bulge
royle883 - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/15

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Ben M

hard climb with very commiting moves with no feet! one of my favorite climbs of the trip
garda006 - Lead β - 08/Jun/15

MrJoshua - 2nd β - 08/Jun/15 with Andy Gardiner

andyclimber - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/15

TonyB - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Bowline Climbing Club

Finally worked out the crux this time, after a few falls. Will attempt it again in November.
WilliamD - Lead dog - 26/May/15 with Alex Haddon

Owen Diba - Lead dog - 21/Mar/15

not great conditions, the first part of the crack was pretty greasy. Definite crux section, the rest is pretty simple bit fun!
tsyrett - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/15

rashwell - TR - Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/15

Painful jams above the roof
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/15

Beefy Bert - Lead O/S - 2015

Didn't have enough strength for the overhanging flake/crack move.
WilliamD - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/14

martin one - TR dog - 19/Oct/14 with Markus

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

Leo Choi - Lead dog - 08/Jun/14 with Stephen Strudwick

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

hervenuttall - 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

tim.fairhall - Lead dog - 09/Mar/14 with Richard

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

Leo Choi - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/13 with Stephen Strudwick

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

leglesslizard - Lead RP - 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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/12

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.
AsleepOnBelay - 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

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Aug/09

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/08

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
chillymonkey, Ed Houghton, WilliamD, rodge, Leo Choi, Dave89

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