Rockfax Description
Climb the flowstone groove and pillar. © Rockfax

FA Historical, cleaned and equiped by Josh Leonard 2007

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs).

Kevin Wood 02/Nov Lead rpt
with Alex Gower-Jackson
RuthJ 26/Sep TR β
dansimkin 20/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep Lead dnf
Olly-tech 12/Sep TR
Fionawhite 12/Sep TR dnf
Hidden 07/Sep Lead O/S
Abrockalypse 01/Sep Lead O/S
with Claire Powell
Hidden 28/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug 2nd
cookie002 21/Aug Lead O/S
Adam Perrett 30/Jul Lead rpt
with Simon Fowler, Paulus122, Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
Paulus122 30/Jul Lead O/S
with Sarah Perret
Hidden 06/Jul Lead O/S
Steve27 02/Jul Lead
Fatclimber 22/Jun Lead rpt
with Self Belayed
mossrug 21/Jun Lead O/S
with Rob
jennysknight 14/Jun Lead
with Gemma
Hidden 08/Jun Lead rpt
mocoso 30/May Lead RP
Cheet 09/May Lead O/S

Lovely flowstone, polished but good holds. Caught up eating sandwich during belay by David's camera...

with David
kate tarrant ?/May Lead
with Matt Smith
sajrf123 08/Apr Lead O/S
with Derek, Andy
Hidden 08/Apr Lead O/S
James Urmston 04/Apr Lead O/S
with Theo
Theeni 15/Mar Lead O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby 15/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb Lead dog
klo1981 21/Feb 2nd O/S
with Chris Billington
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Aaron.D 08/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Reptile Oli
arandall 07/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 07/Dec/14 Lead O/S
JoeCoxson 07/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Short and sweet.

Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Steph
Kingsjester 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/14 TR O/S
kieranbowen 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Jimmy Xie 31/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Qisheng Xie, Graham Giles
el_monty 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Rachel
TiffTiff 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
firebuoy ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Dad
tomdawson4 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
the ant hill mob 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ajack 25/May/14 -
with guy127917, Andrew Bannister
jayyaj 04/May/14 Lead
dereke12000 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
SimonMarcYoung 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
guy127917 ?/Apr/14 -
AndrewHeaton 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Charlotteking 20/Nov/13 Lead dog
with Tom
Steve27 29/Sep/13 Lead
MoWalker3 22/Sep/13 TR
raymondlinklater 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ethan Linklater
mattc 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Philoosh 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
meltdown34 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
ChrisPaines 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Milne 09/Aug/13 Lead β

Stiff for a 3!

with sarah.
Sarah Brookes 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with milne
Paul Hy 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
alcrosby 08/Aug/13 TR
amyrosemason 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Howett
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
RioVista23 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Vaitehi
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead
magicmartin 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rob
ElBarto 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Tough on the arms for the grade, good route though.

martin one 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Lucy
garethm 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Solo
JenDurden 30/Jun/13 Lead
Christina Douka 28/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Alyssa
Jenben 16/Jun/13 -
Albachoss 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mike's friend John
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
the ant hill mob 24/May/13 Lead O/S
trannumrahim 06/May/13 Lead
with Ewan Panter
pdhammond 05/May/13 Lead O/S
swmackey 01/May/13 Lead
AndySL 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Deano
dale1968 03/Apr/13 2nd dog
with leon
escostar 03/Apr/13 Lead β
with Peter Isebor, Jonathan Ezeolizah
pisebor 03/Apr/13 Lead rpt
pisebor ?/Apr/13 Lead dog
SamStokes 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
rlsilver 27/Mar/13 Lead
air 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Lloyd
hannahmmt 25/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Han Burt
JDG2428 ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
callans 18/Nov/12 TR O/S
katiep 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Callan
joe hallam 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew Duncan
CurlyStevo ?/Sep/12 Lead

Done in trainers

with Rob
alooker ?/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead
ranga 25/Aug/12 Lead
Ejminee 14/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Alex Parker 22/Jul/12 2nd

quite hard!

Laura Parker 22/Jul/12 Lead
Iron Face 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
Qisheng Xie 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Gary Duke
Jock Strap 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Radical-G 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 20/May/12 Lead O/S

harder than the mighty bush.

oodie72 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with James Lee
Martyn Trev 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 02/Apr/12 Lead
with Lee Renshaw
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead dog
Westcorkman 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
chers 18/Mar/12 Lead
Cullio G 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Zoe
Ducks Rock 11/Mar/12 TR β
with The Stu
rustyfishhook 13/Feb/12 Lead

Dogged, fecking cold. Flowstone.

Doug Wilkie ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
reece.robinson 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
philhaigh 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
callans 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Matt250 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
j.hubbard 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
adambettiss 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Helen Alborough
GeorgeA 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Good fun F3+

Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
TomBaker 24/Apr/11 Lead
MontyH 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Lee Lander
Hidden 23/Apr/11 TR
Ducks Rock 16/Apr/11 TR

F3 my arse

dale1968 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead
Linc ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
katherinesydney 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S

tricky start for a 3!

Marq 20/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
tom parsons ??/2011 Lead O/S
with James Barry
Rokmunky 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Matt
mattshort 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Rich Price
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
dmaldonado 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
climbingrev 07/Sep/10 TR rpt

Yeah right!!!! Either a whole chunk of Tuffa has detached, pushing to 4ish, or I'm older and stiffer than I thought

with Shunt
armand_dude 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Phippsy 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Got up directly on the smooth bit. one of the most fun routes of the day.

KDhruev 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Blackgoby 11/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Tried to start this directly beneath first bolt on "smooth bulge". Struggled to get on it.

with Nick, Tracey
Matty 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ben Thorne 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with John Pullin
johnl 02/Oct/09 Lead
with Monika
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jack99 23/Aug/09 Lead
with Rita Lead
Fatclimber 05/Jul/09 Lead
with London Meet up Group
fordie77 02/Jul/09 2nd
AlastairB 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
nmwr 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with John, Nik
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead
DrJon 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
DerwentDiluted 15/Apr/09 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
leemaybr05 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Beckie Bale
climbingrev 15/Feb/09 Lead rpt

Still think this is harder than 3.

Hidden ??/2009 TR
Hidden ??/2009 -
el_Claudio ??/2009 Lead O/S

on the quarry at the top.... where the stone block are

homing-penguin ??/2009 Lead O/S
adambettiss 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Lizzy Boston
chiragshah5001 ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
climbingrev 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S

By far the best F3, the length is probably all that keeps the grade down though - on a longer route - F4 maybe

wonderwoman 12/Jul/08 2nd
with climbingrev
Darren_R 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Tony keith and roger
Bex Atkinson 06/Jun/08 TR O/S

Good flowstone fun at the end of a hot dehydrated day!

with Wil Hooke
sce8 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead β
Hidden 10/Apr/08 Lead
Norman_P_W 10/Apr/08 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden 05/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
MontyH 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Lee Lander
Hidden 20/Feb/08 Solo
jl 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Jon
Hidden 10/Feb/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 30/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Graham Burton
Hidden 22/Dec/07 -
Lloyders 16/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Nov/07 -
MarkRyder 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Lee
Marti999 16/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Alex More ??/2006 Lead O/S
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