Casting at the Sun 5a
[New routing in the block quarry area above Blacknor South., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Climb to the large conglomerate crimps on the upper wall. © ROCKFAX

FA Historical, cleaned and equiped by John Leonard 2007

Photo: New routing in the block quarry area above Blacknor South. © johnl
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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

BenG32 - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/15

Too pumped
dereke12000 - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/15 with Aidan

Theeni - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with Joseph

dogged, bit too tough for a 5, suspect a broken hold, still doable but very bouldery.
jrccrosby - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with Henry Crosby

AdenCox - TR - 01/Mar/15

greenerd - TR - 01/Mar/15 with Tom Musgrave

arandall - Lead RP - 07/Dec/14 with Joe Coxson

Wendy Watthews - Lead dnf - 07/Dec/14

Came off a couple of times before working out the moves, so I left the gear up for everyone to have a play, then climbed it clean at the end. Hard for the grade for sure.
JoeCoxson - Lead G/U - 07/Dec/14 with Charlie Bore

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/14 with Steph

TiffTiff - Lead RP - 14/Jul/14 with Tom

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/14

Definitely does not feel like a 5. Does look suspiciously like an important hold has gone awol. Managed it as quite a strenuous and delicate rock over after a bit of floundering around thinking 'there must be a better option if this is only a 5!'.
HendrikTBB - Lead dog - 14/Jun/14 with John W

Most of a crucial left hand crimp has gone from this since it was first done, more of a F6b now.
johnl - 07/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 19/Apr/14

annak - Lead dnf - 26/Oct/13 with Lee Harrison

Definitely more of a reachy 6a
dobby 200 - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13 with lucy

mattc - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Jackwd - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Scott

Difficult climb for its grade, seems to be a hold missing at crucial point coming over ledge but unsure due to never climbing this route before. to be tried again when fresher.
meltdown34 - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/13 with Chris

amyrosemason - TR dog - 08/Aug/13 with Howett

Hidden - TR - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Aug/13

Sam Moss - TR - Aug/13 with Misha, Jill Eccles

RKirke - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Sam B

Spanking Number 2
Albachoss - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/13

Hidden - TR rpt - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Hidden - TR rpt - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Emily Stokes

scariest 5 in the world!
air - Lead RP - 26/Mar/13 with Lloyd

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/12

pdhammond - Lead dnf - 26/May/12

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Jonathan Emett

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 20/May/12 with rich-subj

oodie72 - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Paul Evan

musgravet - TR - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

Stefan_Morris - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with AndrewJamesCherry

Sebastien Gastaud - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Dave Tulloch

Still not a F5! cf to other Portland 5's I'd say about 6a. Maybe if you were taller you could reach the crimp out right. Worked all the moves on shunt, but never tied them together in clean ascent
climbingrev - TR dnf - 08/Jan/12

Doug Wilkie - 2012

reece.robinson - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/11

Matt250 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - TR - 02/May/11

Good climb. Possibly loose block at top.
GeorgeA - TR - 02/May/11

MontyH - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Lee Lander

Linc - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10

dmaldonado - 2nd β - 12/Sep/10 with Nick Blackbeard

Shunt - Hard crux - I think some of the crimps must have pulled off over time. The Johnl 2007 photo gives some weight to this wimp-out! (whatever his left hand was on, isn't there anymore!)
climbingrev - TR RP - 07/Sep/10

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/09

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Dickon

nmwr - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with John, Nik

DrJon - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Pete

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2009

on the quarry at the top.... where the stone block are
el_Claudio - Lead RP - 2009 with Andy Richmond

vertigo - Lead β - 12/Jul/08 with Mark Ryder

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 12/Jul/08 with Rich

Hidden - Lead β - 03/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/08

jl - Lead RP - 17/Feb/08 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Jon

Hidden - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 22/Dec/07

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/07

Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 16/Dec/07 with Matt, Tom

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 16/Nov/07

Hidden - 2007

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
lukepearce, MichaelAzzopardi

Total votes cast 20
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