Rockfax Description
The grooved arete. There is a belay bolt at waist height. This is the upper section of the full version of the route Voices in the Bower which starts on the Bottom Deckio. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The righthand arete of The Bower (right of Godbeams). Clip the first staple and swing right on to the face above the void. Climb the grooved arete above. A very exposed F3 with 10 metres of air below your heels from the start. There is a separate clip at waist height on the left wall for your belayer.

Mick Ward 24/Mar/2009

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs), Portland.

DJM 13/Sep Lead
with Charlie
Ozzman136 23/Aug Lead O/S
Ellis20 24/Jun Lead O/S
with Harriet
tobiasae3 17/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun TR
Ajhippo 06/May Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr Lead O/S
derryclimbs 21/Apr Lead
AshleyLong 17/Apr Lead
with Joris
mark harrap 09/Apr Lead
Hidden 02/Apr Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr Lead O/S
summerse 01/Apr Lead
Hidden 01/Apr Lead
DreadyCraig 11/Mar Lead rpt
Matt Smith 25/Feb Lead O/S

Combined with Voices in the Bower

bbenwatts 25/Feb Lead
climbingrev 15/Feb Lead

... As end to 'voices' ... Would be amazing to have another 5 pitches like these!

Rod Pullen 29/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Fentonio 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Brady
nathan2day 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S

santoshr 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
martinthemountain 04/Sep/16 Lead
with Alicia
Alicia Barnett 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Natalie C ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Natalie C ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Jon Thorne 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Eddietheed 15/Jul/16 Lead O/S
SamSkulls 15/Jul/16 2nd
dohart 03/May/16 Lead O/S
with Toby
trevor macalonan 14/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Jamie H
Hidden 10/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Alicia Barnett 10/Apr/16 TR
with georgia, baz
Jraven 03/Mar/16 Lead O/S
BethanPalfrey ??/2016 Lead
with Jon
TashaZ 18/Oct/15 Lead O/S

First part of Voices in the Bower, some loose rock, but a really nice traverse to the left at the top.

cescofry 18/Oct/15 2nd
with TashaZ
Juan S 13/Sep/15 Lead
with Wei
climbingrev 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Nice top pitch of "Voices". Exposed climbing for the grade

TomWeeks 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S

First lead connected to Voices on the bower.

josefft 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
mrmoe17 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead
dansimkin 09/May/15 Lead O/S
with Kira Roberts
Juan S 09/May/15 Lead O/S

Climbed to set up absail for our group. With hindsight, it might have been faster to walk around and down... Lovely climb with an airy section.

with Wei
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead
zacloftus 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Patrick Clissold 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Cameron Porteous
wurzelinzummerset 01/Feb/15 Lead O/S

As extension to Voices in the Bower

with Tom C
shaunstannard ?/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Brian H 11/Jan/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Paulio 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Great route, a little exposed on a slightly tricky start but very straight forward after that.

Hidden 18/Sep/14 TR
Fatclimber 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S

As a continuation of voices in the bower

with Kelwyn
Shaky Dog 10/Sep/14 Lead
with Steve
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
SAF 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S

As a continuation of voices in the bower

with Phil
Hidden 17/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Chunk 05/Jul/14 -
David Walker 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with Stefan
MariaT 25/May/14 Lead O/S

As a continuation of Voices in the Bower

David Staples 11/May/14 Lead O/S
Simon Gompertz 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
James Charatan 05/May/14 AltLd
Philoosh 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Laurenmacca ??/2014 -
Gentleman Joe 14/Dec/13 Lead O/S

First sport lead

RichardN 14/Dec/13 2nd
Jenben 01/Nov/13 -
Mrframpton 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hicks 18/Jul/13 TR
with John Leonard
jason smeeth 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
derryclimbs 13/Jun/13 Solo rpt

topped out over the loose debris.

Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
diamond rib 01/Jun/13 TR
with Dan Sanderson, Adam Wheeler
The Jazz Butcher ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cpoad 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Clare F
Hairbear75 26/May/13 2nd

Continued up from Voices in the Bower

with Andy Hope
Harvdog 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Hannah Evans, Elliot Clark
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
montymoo 27/Apr/13 Lead
with christian, Gareth
Gareth 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Chris, Mark
andrewmc 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Julien Thibault
The Nic Monk 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
chubbyclimber 21/Apr/13 Lead
Wildman 05/Apr/13 2nd β

Lead by Dan

with Dan
johnl 11/Feb/13 Lead
with Tom, Mark
Paul Hicks ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
lottiec 02/Dec/12 Lead
with Mikey P
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
chubbyclimber 25/Aug/12 Lead

Good fun, very exposed!

with Lottie
The Nic Monk 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Vaughan
lottiec 25/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Tim
el_monty 23/Aug/12 Lead rpt
GF ?/Aug/12 -
Dave Page 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Lenaya Page
AndrewHeaton 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
daniel heaton 01/Jul/12 Lead
with Dad
Mpaynter 18/Jun/12 -
dmetcalfe 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Continued from Voices in the Bower

with Mike P
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
jamiemcdonald 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Continued from Voices in the Bower.

with Michelle Taylor
Hidden 25/Mar/12 TR rpt
Ralphus 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with David Fuller, Rich Fox
Paul_southgate68 16/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Only took rope up to lower off!!

Trippinjester 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
rustyfishhook 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S

easy easy easy! but feels epic as its over a large void.

sarahlizzy 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Terrifying start - step out into space above a ten metre drop round a buttress. Have faith that the foothold is there!

with Syv
Max Streeton 07/Jan/12 2nd
Monkey_Alan 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S

As an extension to Voices in the Bower.

tommytom ??/2012 -
popov86 ?/Dec/11 Lead
philhaigh 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/11 TR O/S
edordead ?/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
dereke12000 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Continued up the arete from Voices in the Bower.

with Rich
Doey ?/Aug/11 -
risby 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
laura wilson 30/May/11 -
diamond rib 29/May/11 2nd
with Dan Sanderson, Adam Wheeler
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Wildman 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Beanie
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead RP
LaMentalist 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andy 'Arf Scargill" Caldswell
LaMentalist 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Andy 'Arf Scargill" Caldswell
Jonathan Emett 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with mike pinney
MarkyMark_7 ??/2011 Lead β
Boogs ??/2011 Lead β
mike.rigby ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/10 Lead β
Sparky!!!3 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 20/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Blackgoby 14/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Nick, Tracey
Danh89 ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead β
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Ben Sidsaph 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Megan Belcher
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead
mattparratt 01/May/10 Lead
Sami Mandeel 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Amy Kilpin 22/Apr/10 Lead
Ade7 22/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Amy
Hidden 14/Apr/10 TR
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
duncan 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/10 TR
trev_f 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Bungle
Pete Sanger 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with ben
DreadyCraig 02/Jan/10 Lead β
with James Saunders, Mike Hicks
benwhit ??/2010 Lead
with ducky
LukeyG ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Ed Babs 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Marti
Marti999 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/09 TR O/S
el_Claudio 10/Oct/09 TR O/S

over the wall but going down to the bottom

Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
bazzag 26/Sep/09 Lead
with alison,reece,ollie,ryan & ashley
Ade7 11/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Liz
Hidden 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
waterbaby 31/Aug/09 Lead
with Gemma
Ade7 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Karl
Zygoticgema 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ade
climber smurf 30/Aug/09 2nd
with Ade
KarlH 30/Aug/09 Lead

Tricky step around the arete.

with Portland Party Group
Bob M 12/Aug/09 Lead
with Mike Giddens
julian allen 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
jamesleesaunders 28/Jun/09 -
with Mike Hicks, Craig Hicks
DreadyCraig 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Climbed with Jim and Mike

Luke d 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
katsharp 09/May/09 2nd
with Gav
gav 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Kat
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
leemaybr05 14/Apr/09 Lead β
with Beckie Bale
DerwentDiluted 12/Apr/09 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Adam Perrett ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Mick Ward, Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
Hidden ??/2009 -
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
aged_ape ?/Sep/03 Lead β
with Ian G
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