Rockfax Description
An incredible conglomerate formation at the start gains more conventional rock and climbing on the upper wall. Take care at the start, as the rock is less than perfect. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Taylor 20/Mar/1993

Ticklists: Portland.

Joe Mathers 18/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Paul Hicks 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
birks3746 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Does feel like your climbing a car crash/house of cards. Once the fear of impending doom subsides, turns into a cool route with some challenges for the short

with Alice Browne
LukePrime85 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/16 Lead dog
Tom courtiour 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Philoosh 02/Jul/16 Lead dog

The wind in this area was HOWLING. Had to take a rest 3/4 up as the wind would have pulled me off anyways. Persevered however so this goes down as a tick !

Hidden 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
cdpuk 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
saraguti 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Superb climb

Hidden 11/Jun/16 2nd
garda006 29/May/16 Lead β
MrJoshua 29/May/16 Lead dog
with Andy Gardiner
Kayface42 28/May/16 Lead RP
with Si
Linc 28/May/16 Lead rpt
with Kay
Matt Smith 28/May/16 Lead O/S
katiep 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Roger, Matt Smith
RKirke 28/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/16 TR dog
Kayface42 14/May/16 Lead dog
with Si
Smeagol 14/May/16 Lead
with nick244
nick244 14/May/16 2nd
with Smeagol
mop449 07/Apr/16 Lead rpt
John_Beesley 07/Apr/16 Lead β
with mop449
Hidden ??/2016 -
ihugrocks ??/2016 -
ihugrocks ??/2016 -
Martin Bagshaw 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Katsmiff 01/Nov/15 2nd
Katsmiff 01/Nov/15 2nd
Katsmiff 01/Nov/15 2nd
martin one 31/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Adam C
littleluke 18/Oct/15 Lead β
rachelvlc 18/Oct/15 Lead

Take care, we dislodged a large rock at about mid height, luckily it hit the wall and broke into smaller pieces before landing.

Hidden 08/Oct/15 Lead dog
leonr23 ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Phil Davidson 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Pete Cahill, jim hewson
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
How easy 08/Jul/15 Lead
The Ivanator 05/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
LaraKate224 05/Jul/15 TR
DanielGyi 04/Jul/15 Lead
mdjb 27/Jun/15 -
royle883 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S
simonhammond1966 07/Jun/15 Lead

Climbing with Paul with Keiran at guest Photographer!

leglesslizard 09/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/15 Lead O/S
David Staples 07/May/15 Lead dnf
Sophie Nunn 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Brian
pezzerrr 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
brian watson 22/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Lead β
sideshow84 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
leigh 25/Jan/15 Lead rpt
with James
Dandan82 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Curly Rich 26/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with gmc
Rupey 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Al and Gaz
Giles Davis 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 -
Curly Rich 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with gmc
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Sep/14 -
with martin broadhurst
CurlyStevo 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Mick Ward
RadekNowak 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Nick Clement 03/Aug/14 Lead
with mandy clement
Joe W-O 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Ollie_Hindlaugh 25/May/14 TR O/S
AlexD 30/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Ed
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead dog
philhaigh 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Aarron Schofield, Vicki Hau, Mel Dodge
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Simon cook ??/2014 -
Luis SD 07/Sep/13 Solo O/S
L.miura 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Julie Carroll
trev_f 09/Aug/13 Lead rpt
philhaigh 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland ?/Aug/13 Lead dog

1 rest near top

lewiz 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Endre Joachim Mossige
trannumrahim 21/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Ewan Panter
ewanjp 21/Jul/13 2nd
JackMac 20/Jul/13 Lead β

Nice climb

dh4096 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt
jh123 28/Apr/13 Lead β
with Don Hernik
patrickc 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sue
Julie Carroll 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sol Fernandez
Skullfire 06/Apr/13 Lead β
with Pino Ferro
timharrison 04/Mar/13 Lead dnf
with Matt Carwardine
MartyJ 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
cameron_hall 16/Feb/13 Lead dog

A good climb. Fell off once near the top after getting a bit lost amongst the flowstone holds.

will_benfold 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Jenny Southern, Cameron
DaveTrain 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
gibsond 06/Oct/12 Lead rpt
paultaylor 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Grant
Paul_southgate68 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dan_F 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

not a bad route at all, tho some of the early flowstone rang a little hollow, wouldn use it as a warm up too often tbh..but worth climbing if only once

Trippinjester 22/Sep/12 TR O/S
with dan, Jennie Fowler, paul southgate
Trippinjester 22/Sep/12 TR O/S
with dan, Jennie Fowler, paul southgate
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
redjerry 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Danny
mop449 ?/Jun/12 -
Jonathan Emett 19/May/12 Lead rpt
Radical-G 19/May/12 Lead O/S
oodie72 04/May/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Evan, Alan Mountford
hotfeet 04/May/12 -
with Paul Evans, Iain Gray
Hidden ?/May/12 -
rd20 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Sonya
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
robajob 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
popov86 18/Mar/12 Lead
halfwaythere 22/Feb/12 TR RP
with pete
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ?/Nov/11 -
martin one 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Montse Shelbourne 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Good climb; has a little of different styles eg. has overhangs, flowstone and crimps, bit of a runner from clip 2 to 3.

with Nathan
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
SMc 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Anne
Ben Harper 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Keough, Nic Dill
bobtheclimber 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
KarolinaKlos 25/Sep/11 Lead β
Duncan Turner 20/Aug/11 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
iantoday 20/Aug/11 TR dog
with Duncan Turner, Simon Kitchen, Lewis Richardson, Gil Wood, Darren LeMarquand
timharrison 10/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Matt Carwardine
mattc 10/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Legs 30/Jul/11 Lead β

Feels like the beginning jugs are going to fall off the crag. Ace patches of flow stone at the top.

with Simon O'Hara
gibsond 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Halfway up realised gulls were nesting on the right of route. They then dive-bombed my for the remainder of the route.

with Bob, James Bisset
Coops_13 24/Jun/11 Lead dog

Would have been clean if it weren't for seagulls surprising and scaring the shit out of me :(

with Tom Sturgeon
fildac 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pawelx 21/May/11 Lead dog

tricky top half

Jonathan Emett 10/May/11 Lead rpt
with rupe
Dave Reeve 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Steve Cousins
Spacetourist ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rosea
Linc ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rosea Day ?/Apr/11 Lead β
robandian ?/Apr/11 Lead
mlg678 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Mr Tickle 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
tscoobydoo 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Kieron Belcher, phillip belcher
mutt 06/Mar/11 -
bpmclimb 03/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Strong wind chill factor: numb fingers made the crux feel very hard. The first runner is an in-situ thread that is in urgent need of replacement.

with Pete D
Pete 03/Feb/11 2nd
tbs105 ??/2011 -
Ian Bell ??/2011 Lead RP
gfoster 26/Sep/10 2nd β

hard :s

Gibbo 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison
Steve13 18/Sep/10 Lead β
clukins 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 08/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Lyndsay
tania 04/Sep/10 TR
with mike
3 Names 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
givemetea 21/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Dyrla
dashitboarder 12/Aug/10 Lead
with Jess
Daniel ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Not a nice piece of climbing...

La benya 24/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Got to the ledge then a very angry seagull swooped out and was trying to poo on me. There is a nest of about 4 seagulls. BE WARNED. downclimbed to save the onsight!

ThomasB ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 30/May/10 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 15/May/10 Lead dog

1 rest. An improvement on last year when both of us abandoned this climb half way!

with Gary Lewin
jbulger 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd O/S
thomb 15/May/10 2nd
with Jo
brices ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Apr/10 TR rpt
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
will9911 ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Ian JL 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
feilx 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Heather
Macca_7 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

First climb of the day nice warm up!

LeahJamie 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Hathaway
alan rosier 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
sara n 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Karl Blanchet
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JimR 12/Jul/09 -
Julesthe1st 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Stana
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead dog
sparkass 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Lovatt
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead
Jus 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
embob 11/Apr/09 2nd

First route at Portland.

with Alex
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead
jamessandels 11/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Chris Sandels
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead
Rokmunky 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Hannah
chris sm 21/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
Jane Weir 17/Mar/09 Lead
Jane Weir 17/Mar/09 Lead
cayteye 15/Mar/09 TR dog
with Paul Highams
cmsg 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Matthieu Gaudat
tradguy 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Ed Babs 26/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Trevor
trev_f 26/Feb/09 Lead rpt
with Ed
thompson1000 ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
GarethHall 03/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with John Bissel
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Matt, Paul
Marq 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Alan (Craggy)
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead dog
bigie bob 06/Aug/08 Lead O/S
nevostevo 02/Aug/08 Lead β
with andy
MarkRyder 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rich
vertigo 27/Jul/08 Lead β
eugeneth 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with James, Ian
trev_f 14/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Austrian Ray
timharrison 16/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Jo Chia
Morgan Woods 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Great route....excellent conglomerate and flowstone features....easily worth 2 stars.

with David S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 -
Ugly Kid Jo 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Skinny
Hidden 12/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 10/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Sue Hazel
Andy Nicholson ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Marilyn
AlexD 10/Feb/08 Lead rpt

3 Stars ***

with Joe
nicktr ??/2008 -
nawface ??/2008 Lead
givemetea 07/Oct/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd
givemetea 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 20/May/07 TR dog
Dorset ?/May/07 2nd
Graham Westbrook ?/May/07 Lead O/S
JPGR 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Westy
timharrison 07/Apr/07 Lead
trevor macalonan 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
Stephen Roberts 04/Apr/07 -
with Les Jennings and Pete Trewin
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
onlytovey ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
timharrison 21/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with Pete
keefe 17/Sep/06 Lead
with Tansy
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead
timharrison 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/06 Lead O/S
rhino_bill 12/Jun/06 Lead dog
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead O/S
just one more 15/Apr/06 Lead
with rich h
LC ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
tobydunford 05/Mar/06 Lead dog
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
2shortplanks 08/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
jl 25/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Rachel
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/05 Lead rpt
dannyboy83 ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
timharrison ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
Katex ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Lucy Bland
Owen W-G 19/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Wilbur
goi.ashmore 13/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Andy Howe
EllieWoods ?/May/03 TR O/S
with Ian Denton
aged_ape ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/02 Lead O/S
furry 28/Aug/02 TR
with Phil B
Hidden 16/Aug/02 Lead O/S
phardman 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/02 -
Rock Fairy ??/2002 2nd
with david
Hidden 03/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 03/Sep/01 Lead β
with dean howard
Hidden 03/Sep/01 2nd
Hidden ?/May/01 -
shoulders 08/Oct/00 Lead
with pete lewis
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/00 Lead O/S
AlexD 30/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 13/Mar/99 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/98 2nd
Hidden 04/Jul/98 Lead O/S
tapley ?/Jun/98 2nd
with Simon Tapley
Simon cook ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Neil R 28/Mar/97 2nd
with Richard W
Simon cook ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/96 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 14/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Steve Lucas
rob.grafton 09/Jun/96 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 15/Mar/96 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/96 Lead O/S
Kevster ??/1996 -
Hidden 13/Apr/95 Lead
Nigel Coe ?/Mar/93 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
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