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

FA Historical, cleaned and equiped by John Leonard 2007

dansimkin 20/Sep Lead O/S
CraigPerl 29/Aug Lead O/S
with Corinne Shaw
Hidden 01/Aug Lead O/S
alijam42 01/Aug TR
Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May Lead O/S
BenG32 26/Apr Lead dnf
dereke12000 08/Apr Lead dnf

Too pumped

with Aidan
Theeni 15/Mar Lead
with Joseph
jrccrosby 15/Mar Lead

dogged, bit too tough for a 5, suspect a broken hold, still doable but very bouldery.

AdenCox 01/Mar TR
greenerd 01/Mar TR
arandall 07/Dec/14 Lead RP
Wendy Watthews 07/Dec/14 Lead dnf
JoeCoxson 07/Dec/14 Lead G/U

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.

with Charlie Bore
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Steph
TiffTiff 14/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Tom
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead dnf
Joe W-O 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
HendrikTBB 14/Jun/14 Lead dog

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!'.

with John W
johnl 07/Jun/14 -

Most of a crucial left hand crimp has gone from this since it was first done, more of a F6b now.

Fishmate 19/Apr/14 TR
with Bogdan & Emelia
annak 26/Oct/13 Lead dnf
dobby 200 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt

Definitely more of a reachy 6a

with lucy
mattc 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jackwd 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Scott
meltdown34 12/Aug/13 Lead dnf

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.

with Chris
amyrosemason 08/Aug/13 TR dog
with Howett
Hidden 08/Aug/13 TR
Hidden 08/Aug/13 TR O/S
Sam Moss ?/Aug/13 TR
with Misha, Jill Eccles
RKirke 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Sam B
Albachoss 07/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Spanking Number 2

Hidden 02/Jun/13 TR rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 TR rpt
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
SamStokes 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
air 26/Mar/13 Lead RP

scariest 5 in the world!

with Lloyd
Hidden 30/Aug/12 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead
pdhammond 26/May/12 Lead dnf
Radical-G 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 20/May/12 Lead rpt


oodie72 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Evan
musgravet 14/Apr/12 TR
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 25/Mar/12 Lead
Sebastien Gastaud 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Dave Tulloch
climbingrev 08/Jan/12 TR dnf

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, but never tied them together in clean ascent

with Shunt
Doug Wilkie ??/2012 -
reece.robinson 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Matt250 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 TR
GeorgeA 02/May/11 TR

Good climb. Possibly loose block at top.

MontyH 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Lee Lander
Linc ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
dmaldonado 12/Sep/10 2nd β
climbingrev 07/Sep/10 TR RP

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!)

with Shunt
Alex More ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Ed morris 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Dickon
nmwr 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with John, Nik
DrJon 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden ??/2009 Lead rpt
el_Claudio ??/2009 Lead RP

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

vertigo 12/Jul/08 Lead β
MarkRyder 12/Jul/08 Lead RP


with Rich
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead β
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/08 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/08 Solo
jl 17/Feb/08 Lead RP
with Penny
pennyb 17/Feb/08 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 10/Feb/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/07 -
Lloyders 16/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 16/Dec/07 Lead RP
with Matt, Tom
Marti999 16/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
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Style of ascent
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