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Portal S 4b

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[Second pitch of 'Portal', Dewerstone., 3 kb]located on needle butress approx 15 feet left of needle arete. pitch 1, 40' the short wall leads to a mossy slab & a belay on a sloping ledge (best done on a dry day. pitch 2, 80' climb the wall left of the arete by bearing l to an overhung recess, move out of this on the right, then take the diagonal line leftwise over the slab, finishing via twin cracks.

Photo: Second pitch of 'Portal', Dewerstone. © graham knott
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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

rockferret - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Richard

Just needs a good clean up and traffic
mike hooper - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with jobey martin

skipped the bottom of the slab as it was a tad wet
Joby - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Mike Hooper

LDJ - AltLd - 30/Jun/13 with Oscar, Alfie

Grabtheslab - Apr/13

Only did the second pitch (missed the first pitch by accident without realising). Jonathan Bennett leading.
andrewmcleod - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Ed Stanford-Clark, Jonathan Bennett

Grabtheslab - 2013

Started up Needle Arete p1 as the wet mossy slabs had no obvious line. Easy for grade I thought.
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Vienna

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Kevin Colclough

uhhmmm, got lost route finding needle arÍte and I guess this is what I ended on.
GrendeI - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Rosie Hutchins

thought it was needle arete... whoops!
Rosie Hutchins - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Gareth Lord

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/10

Oliver Houston - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Mar/10

first climb in 6 mates 1st successfull lead after a fall last summer and glad to say he enjoyed it.
minexplorer - 2nd - 08/Feb/10 with grant newcombe

urbanmonkey - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Frances

2nd time ive led top pitch.miss the 1st pitch its a mossy nightmare,but the 2nd pitch has a few fun moves needing a litte thought on gear placement
minexplorer - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/09 with grant newcombe

Paragonthewise - 2nd - 20/Aug/09 with minexplorer

Second pitch
graham knott - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Phil Webber

Second pitch only
Phil79 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Graham

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Mickdenali - 2009 with Tony Rudal

RobSteere - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with John Axeworthy

better than it looks
JonHarvey - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/08 with Jayne-o

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/08

matthoey - Lead - 13/Apr/07 with Chris Cope

Jon Evans - Lead - 14/Mar/07

I'd recommend not bothering with the first pitch, it's ridiculously green and more akin to gardening than to climbing. You can reach the stance by walking in from the left.
francois - Lead - 10/Mar/07 with Lorna

First pitch so green as to be unclimable. Done in the wet, with inexperienced partner, 2nd pitch up.
Robfromcornwall - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/07 with Oliver Young

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

clashmando - AltLd O/S - Nov/06 with Tom

The first pitch needs a bit of cleaning
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/06 with Steve Moody, Steve Cox

Zoomer - Lead - 03/Aug/06 with Glenn Pengelly

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/06

tom_1985 - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/06 with Alek

alek - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/06 with Tom Murray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/05

SPA Training Course
angleseykayaker - Lead - 25/Mar/05 with Chris Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

JonHarvey - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Jay Jackson

hdog76 - 1998

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/97

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/96

Windy Dean
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96

Over cast Lynne
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/96

Raining hard and in big boots Top pitch
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/94

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/94

colin milton - Lead - 15/Aug/93 with eric milton

I slipped on slime and fell on first pitch, taking a nasty blow to the helmet.
jim_randell - Lead dog - 12/Sep/92 with MS, WW

daviesdan - Lead - 1989

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/86

Mike C - Lead - 19/Jun/81 with Ian Purcell

Mike C - Lead - 07/Oct/79 with Dave Bennett, Will Fitzpatrick, Paula Cocherton, Tim Foreman

Mike C - Lead - 13/Jan/79 with Richard Oxlade

Mike C - Lead - 28/Oct/78 with Mark Cadman

mark-abz - 2nd - 28/Oct/78 with Mike C

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 59 (1.7%)
Lead33 of 59 (55.9%)
Followed13 of 59 (22.0%)
Toproped1 of 59 (1.7%)
Alt Leads6 of 59 (10.2%)
Unknown5 of 59 (8.5%)

'Climbed'25 of 59 (42.4%)
clean O/S30 of 59 (50.8%)
clean rpt3 of 59 (5.1%)
dogged1 of 59 (1.7%)