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Porky*** VS 4c

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[Resting after the crux of Porky, 1 kb]17m. Roche Rock's finest climb. Start at a wide crack which curves to the left at mid-height. 20m. Climb the crack to a corner where the rock steepens. Bridge up the corner and pull steeply up right, using good holds into a niche. Move up the crack on the right to easier ground and finish leftwards. © ROCKFAX
The direct variation of Moping Owl. Start as for Moping Owl, and climb the crack directly for 15ft, then the short corner and overhang above by pulling directly into the groove. Follow this and the short slab to the top of the buttress.
R Lambourne & M Dunning 27/Jun/1974

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Resting after the crux of Porky © Just Tintin
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 291 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

chasingthelotus - TR O/S - 14/Apr/14 with looloo

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14

C Good - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/14 with Sam

froggs88 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14

Mpaynter - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14

sam0000 - Solo rpt - Feb/14

Wendy Watthews - 2nd rpt - 19/Jan/14 with joe c

Been on the list for a while. Toproped it a year and a bit ago when just learning to lead. Enjoyable moves that feel quite exposed.
JoeCoxson - Lead rpt - 19/Jan/14 with Wendy Matthews

ChrisGard - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Kyle Maywood

Ribbit - Lead - 10/Jan/14 with Tom

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/14 with Dave Piper

Hidden - Lead - Jan/14

Jen_George - 2014

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 30/Dec/13 with Nick Cox

Quite a stiff set of moves getting into the niche and then pulling up the steep wall on rounded holds.....or it just might be the impact of Christmas
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Joel Perkin

Joel Perkin - Lead dnf - 29/Dec/13 with Dad

awkward for grade
nickdonohue - Lead - 29/Dec/13 with Jim Barritt

stephen ashworth - Lead - 30/Nov/13 with caroline blackmore

Great climb. Crux good once my hand was high enough - made more fun by my 2nd holding a DIY conversation with me.
tracyclimber - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/13 with Graham Sullivan

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with mark

omaskrey - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Jonny Dry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/13

BethanWhite - 2nd - 31/Aug/13 with Aeron

Merlin - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Polly Withers

Hellflame - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Connor McNulty

timreynolds - Lead - 25/Aug/13

Desi Gillespie - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Andy Mackay

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

Great line. One of the best of the day for sure.
snook - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with mark edwards

A Walker - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13

chrisweight - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Jackislav

angie - 2nd - 30/Jul/13 with Paul turner

Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

Marktrin - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Phil

phil456 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Mark G

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/13

Kevster - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Lizzie, Gavin Dee

C Good - Lead β - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - TR - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13

BelayBunney - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Catherine

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Beth Frampton

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 21/May/13

Hidden - 21/May/13

About 40 mph winds made it interesting!
mark sharples - Lead O/S - 09/May/13

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Lottie Thorne

great climbing, beautiful rock. first time being at roche and some the holds and great. all in all great climb.
stuieb123 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

Lottie Thorne - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Jack J Keogan

Binder - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Dave J, JT

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Merrick796 - Lead - May/13

M_Payne - 2nd - 02/Apr/13

Jackislav - 26/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/13

Fletch - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/13 with Matthew Robinson

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 17/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

willc91 - 2013

Maywood96 - TR O/S - 30/Nov/12

Hidden - TR - 19/Nov/12

Josh Hadley - 2nd - 21/Oct/12

Skip - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/12 with Cheese Monkey

Lovely lovely and tricky moves into the niche. Fun!
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/12 with Skip

Done on a very wet and blustery day, but a really nice climb none the less
Maywood96 - TR β - 15/Oct/12

arandall - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/12 with CUC Climbing Club

arandall - TR rpt - 06/Oct/12 with CUC Climbing Club

gingerking - Lead rpt - Oct/12

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Oct/12 with Kev Brown

Teaching Treve to climb (and belay me!)
neilstubbs - TR O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Treve Hosken

s.scott - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with michelle.sangan

Knackered from the wild camp and night nav on Dartmoor so mentally wasn't up for it and struggled. Cadets found it tough.
en7edh - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12

JamesGibson - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/12 with ToddB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/12

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Hannah Renshall

Mike Nolan - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Mike Clayton

callum brown - Lead β - 09/Aug/12

TimBrazier - TR O/S - 04/Aug/12

martin clarke - Lead - 01/Jul/12 with john frost

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/12

Dilwat - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Dave P, Tony P

georgedunton - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Sam Fayers

samfayers - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Dunton

sce8 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Niall McGarrigle, Helen Savage

aljezurusrf08 - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/12 with Willow

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Tom Monday

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with SurferStan

Westcorkman - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Bob Dawson

1906johns - Lead - 05/Apr/12

rustaldo - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Kit Perry

orangejames - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12

Lovely climbing. Needed a bit of talking to myself to pull around the crux.
Chris Perry - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Matt Rust

Hidden - Lead - Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

JamesGibson - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Jordon

JoeMortimer_Trad - Lead - 13/Mar/12 with Alex Steele

Alex Steele - 2nd - 13/Mar/12 with Joe Mortimer

Fear2482 - TR - Mar/12

Brilliant Route, bomber gear, felt good
ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Steve Salisbury

SteveoS - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/12 with ewanthomson

Spearos - 2nd rpt - 07/Feb/12 with Mike

arandall - Lead rpt - 05/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 05/Feb/12 with arandall

gingerking - 2nd O/S - Feb/12 with Tom Simpson

gingerking - Lead O/S - Feb/12 with Amber Thornton

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/12

Jordon Fleming - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12

first climb of the year for joby. Not bad for a warm up route..
mike hooper - 2nd β - 07/Jan/12 with jobey martin

made a right mess of this, head in completely the wrong place!
Joby - Lead dog - 07/Jan/12 with Mike Hooper

1st lead in wet wind and hail hows that!!!
sam0000 - Lead rpt - 01/Jan/12

thedoctorisin - 2nd - Jan/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

scmertes - Lead O/S - 2012 with Matt Barns

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Nov/11

Geoboy - TR O/S - 21/Nov/11

ripoffthemonkey - TR O/S - 08/Nov/11

paco - TR β - 07/Nov/11

oowhey000 - TR - 07/Nov/11

m296mux - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

tom parsons - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Paco

paco - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/11

J.Hine - 2nd - 25/Oct/11

arandall - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Emma Wilson

ajsproson - Lead - 08/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/11

migs493 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11

ollieben - 31/Aug/11 with harry henson

lmacey - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

Nice!
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Catherine

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Kirsty Kerr

hazza - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11

jac.c123 - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with andyc123

SamChessell - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/11 with Dave Grant

jacko1485 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Greg

Higher Primate - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Pete Briggs

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Jun/11

Stepanek - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

zard - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Chris Stepanek

JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/11

Montecore - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11 with Ben Larby

BenLarby - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/11

interesting slippage!
Duncan Turner - Lead - 14/May/11 with stu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11

SamChessell - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Tom Mather

tmather - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11 with Samuel Chessell

climbhannahclimb - Lead - 11/May/11

amyb - 2nd - 10/May/11 with Jon Smith, Rubber boy Kev

david morse - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/11

TommityP - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

dale1968 - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Tom

klimmer - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with adrian

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

dave dean up for a good lead
mike hooper - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with dave dean

SurfingRock - 2nd O/S - Apr/11

DOVEY - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Fran Cavanil & Sam Maker

tom parsons - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Mike Govier

M govier - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with tom parsons

cmars89 - Lead - 23/Mar/11

josh88 - Lead - 23/Mar/11 with Craig marsden

Stan011 - 2nd - 23/Mar/11 with josh beresford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

M govier - 2nd - 07/Mar/11 with James Forbes

Barbie - TR - 01/Mar/11 with Midge

Matt Cane - TR O/S - 28/Feb/11

titch133 - TR O/S - 28/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/11

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/11 with Darren

Spearos - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/11 with Kenny

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with tj murry

Tj murray - Lead - 12/Feb/11 with Tom Seccombe

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

mackem - Lead - 21/Jan/11

Had worke previously with top rope
chris687 - Lead RP - 08/Jan/11

Pricey06 - Lead O/S - Jan/11

Tj murray - 2011

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

mark_jee - TR - 2011 with Vicky

vickytee - TR dnf - 2011 with Mark

Adam_Jones - TR O/S - 22/Nov/10

Laura_S_C - TR - 21/Nov/10 with Jo Le Moine

mbradberry2008 - TR O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Simon Allan

Gibbo - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Andy Strachan

Dave Heaton - Lead - 06/Nov/10

Kim Middlebrook - 01/Nov/10

gingerking - TR O/S - Nov/10

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/10

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Kris

paddymitton - Lead - Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/10

Very good climb. Had to take time to place protection around crux.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Pete

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

Rock Lizard - Lead - Sep/10

Alex T (RAFMA) - Lead - Sep/10 with Rimon

edpd1b - 2nd - 31/Aug/10 with Kelly Hillyer

crag_monster - Lead - 31/Aug/10 with murphydave

crag_monster - Lead - 31/Aug/10 with murphydave

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Barry

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with jim

katiep - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Alice

great climb!
Tom Downes - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Adam Leveridge

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Matt

Freddie 1 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Andyh83

jonnyridleylogan - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Ali.B - Solo O/S - Jul/10

erinbastian - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Ken Mayo

Aided by guidance from Cornish Rock Tors Another interesting move - wedged in corner, put left hand upright, but turned back first, up into crack and used as lever to turn round to face rock and get right arm round the buttress rock. Then grab the big overhang and haul up and round to left.
TerribleToll - TR β - 01/Jun/10

questionable line
ParkFace - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Ben Mayo

pielander - Lead - 24/May/10 with nigel kerr

jakenichol - Lead - 23/May/10

haylow - 2nd - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/10

Tj murray - 04/Mar/10

gg4419 - Lead O/S - Feb/10

Ice Axe Arrest - Lead O/S - 2010 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Oct/09

FayeG - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/09 with Rory

Great climb, crux is tricky for the grade I thought.
crobinson - Lead - 03/Oct/09 with Queequeg

Tom Last - 2nd - 03/Oct/09 with Chester

Scarier than lord falmouth going round the lava groove!
El3ctroFuzz - Solo rpt - 03/Oct/09 with Louise Street

pielander - TR - 20/Sep/09

berry - TR - 20/Sep/09

harvie - Solo - 28/Aug/09

Rusty2406 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Timmy

Dilwat - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/09 with dready

dready - 2nd - Jun/09 with dillwat

tom.e - 21/May/09 with Charlie Everett

TheLegoMan - TR O/S - 16/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09

bodhi.evans - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Jame58rown

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/09

mike hooper - 2nd - 20/Mar/09 with dave dean

Ed morris - TR β - 31/Oct/08 with stefan

TheLegoMan - 2nd RP - 20/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/08

teaching lu how to belay while trying to climb...
El3ctroFuzz - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/08 with Louise Street

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/08

noelj - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Jane

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08 with dready, surferstan

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Joe Coeburn, Dilwat

Master Chief - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/08 with Jeremy and Moe

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/08

My first ever lead climb!
ashskett - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/08 with Craig

Hidden - Lead - 09/Feb/08

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Moe

El3ctroFuzz - TR O/S - Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/07

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/07

ccrowle - Lead O/S - Aug/07

bigbadandyb - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with tom shaw

hapymike - Lead - 04/Jun/07

JackMountains - 2nd RP - 28/Jan/07 with David Hakes

pmoody - Lead - 2007 with Jacob Phillips

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

dickjonesocp - 2007 with al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/06

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

evileye - 2nd RP - 2006 with paul

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with Lucy Filce

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/01

nickdonohue - Lead - 08/Apr/00 with Kath Donohue

Mark Kemball - Solo - 16/Jun/99 with Lee Bartrop

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1999 with Katharine Pemberton

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VS28 of 39
easy VS2 of 39
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HS0 of 39
easy HS0 of 39
hard 5a0 of 35
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easy 5a0 of 35
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 291 (3.4%)
Lead158 of 291 (54.3%)
Followed82 of 291 (28.2%)
Toproped29 of 291 (10.0%)
Unknown12 of 291 (4.1%)

'Climbed'93 of 291 (32.0%)
clean O/S155 of 291 (53.3%)
clean β7 of 291 (2.4%)
clean rpt24 of 291 (8.2%)
clean RP4 of 291 (1.4%)
dogged5 of 291 (1.7%)
dnf3 of 291 (1.0%)