Rockfax Description
Although only a linking section of climbing it provides a surprisingly good and quite long section of independent moves. From the second bolt on Reptile Smile, climb up and right to join Slings Shot. © Rockfax

FA. Will Jones May/1996

Ticklists: 4 - 5 Grade Climbs Portland Westcoast, Portland.

Jeff Armstrong 17/Sep Lead O/S
GerryWall 07/Sep Lead O/S
with Darren Northway
PawelP 05/Aug Lead O/S
with Vince
Ciderslider 24/Jul Lead O/S

So so variation until it meets the horribly polished top of slingshot

with Jerome Curoy
meehanlj 01/Jul Lead dnf
amontgomery1 01/Jul 2nd
with Lewis
kingborris 11/Jun Lead O/S
with Tom, Simon
Wayne.Gaudin 12/May Lead O/S

Felt a bit contrived. Went right later than I should as I did the 2 finger pocket move on Reptile Smile!

with Liam
Hidden 12/May Lead O/S
MarcinK 02/Apr Lead rpt
with Charel Wohl
David Staples 27/Mar Lead rpt
mikehenesy 22/Jan -

Couldn't finish the last two bolts before it meets the end of the adjacent route, neither could Chris. Seemed unlikely for a 5.

with Chris Lodge
Chris Watson155 ??/2017 -
Carnie Lisa 24/Dec/16 2nd β
with Dan Verge
Dandan82 24/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
naylers 02/Oct/16 Lead
andycash 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Steve Nayler , Daryl nayler
crimpaway 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Kate Serby
Chris Redding 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Elizabeth Alexander 07/Sep/16 2nd dnf
with Chris
LuapRagas 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Good fun.

shazza65 14/Aug/16 Lead dog

Found traverse run out and committing. Down climbed three times before going for it!

with Andy
Joe Mathers 08/Aug/16 Lead
Lakesben 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Mark, The Plough
jon_gill1 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with chris Lyness
wallen89 ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead RP
mikehenesy 20/Mar/16 Lead

Finished of a good day. Nice route.

with Tim Reynolds
timreynolds 19/Mar/16 Lead
Mattholland96 ??/2016 Lead
with Dad
MarcinK ??/2016 Lead O/S
with Piotr Slezak
ihugrocks ??/2016 -
ihugrocks ??/2016 -
Hidden 16/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Feast 19/Oct/15 TR β

Absolute juggy dream. So much fun. Great warm up route

PaulTclimbing 02/Aug/15 Lead
with Pete
mdolan 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead β
EvLeYe 12/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Rosie
philhaigh 10/Jun/15 Lead rpt


with Ed Babs
RobRocks 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ellen Louise May
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead β
dynodean 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jon, Paul
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
Jason Evans ??/2015 Lead
with Mark Evans
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
GDS 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with bex, BCC
LJC 25/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ben May, Phill, George
JayAsh 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Vanessa
etrillaud 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Giles Davis 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
MrJoshua 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Gardiner
rushy11111918 26/Aug/14 Lead
with Charlie Lindsey
scoth 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jackwd 17/Aug/14 2nd
with Scott
Ugly Kid Jo 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Chomp
Nick Clement 04/Aug/14 Lead
with mandy clement
Martin Bagshaw 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Hidden 13/Jul/14 -
Gareth 05/Jul/14 Lead β
with Mark
montymoo 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Douglas ?/Jul/14 -
with Martin Smith
Bertbee 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Amy
Joe W-O 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
steveprice.exmouth 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Silvia
EvLeYe 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S

clean but only just.. thought it was reptile smile.. little did i know...

with Rosie
Skullfire 31/May/14 Lead rpt
with Pino Ferro
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead β
Rich153 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with andy braithwaite
jshields 03/May/14 Lead
Lorène ?/May/14 Lead O/S
JUSTADUDE 29/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Meant to do Reptile Smile!

rwestcott 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead
sarpedon 07/Dec/13 Lead rpt
kenneM 30/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Luis SD 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
goddamm7 01/Sep/13 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead
Rhi Rhi 28/Aug/13 Lead dnf
Rhi Rhi 28/Aug/13 TR β
angie 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
eckleysam 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Robert
rd20 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Flippy 22/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
stephen ashworth 21/Jul/13 Lead
with caroline blackmore
JHC 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ElBarto 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
martin one 30/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Neil Nand
JUSTADUDE 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Nice climb, good for a warm up before taking on Reptile Smile

with longol
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Steph Roberts 06/Jun/13 Lead dnf
with Sami, Sam
carl_123 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
ali macphee 05/Jun/13 2nd

Awesome night with sun setting behind!

Rupey 21/May/13 Lead O/S
jwhereat 05/Jan/13 Lead dnf

Way to wet to make some mid height moves.

samparsons ??/2013 Lead
Matt Groom 14/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S
andy south devon 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
JackMac 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Meant to do Slingshot, nice warm up though.

Jonnie Watkins 16/Sep/12 -
CurlyStevo ?/Sep/12 Lead

I went all the way to the last bolt independent of slings shot (level with the last steep move on that and traversed in right) I'd say this way was harder than many of the F6as I've done.

with Rob
3 Names 21/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Richy Churcher
jamboyle 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with luke
mattgrange 19/Aug/12 Lead

Climbed in error, meant to do Reptile Smile. Although this appears now to be a fully bolted independent route rather than a link-up?

gibsond 18/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Graham Westbrook 01/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Amyola 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
DannyK 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Katie
RossT 14/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/12 TR O/S
David Staples ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Adamwillclimb 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
davemcummings 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant flowstone! Tricky move 2/3rd's of the way up. Get leg into hole. First 20+ m climb.

Rjukan ?/Jun/12 Lead
with Callum
matt_read 29/May/12 Lead O/S
with Rose Boyce
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead rpt
waynem1985 04/May/12 Lead O/S
with Bob Stones, Alkesh
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/12 Lead
popov86 03/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead
Paula Ryan ?/Apr/12 2nd
with Robin Brooke
rd20 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Martin
robajob 04/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
markfromstoke 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
ian d f 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Mark
wibb20 ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S

A lovely climb, especially on the flowstone mid-section. The first bolt is a long way off the floor!

slugger5uk ??/2012 Lead
Ian Bell ??/2012 Lead O/S
andyob ??/2012 Lead O/S
with jonny
martin one 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with jeremy
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
scottski 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S

much better than slings shot

with A. Baguley
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
gidmord 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
Mongoose 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Started up Reptile Smile, got scared of the slabby section in the rain and moved across!

Lyndsay Superclimber 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Kamikaze Hobbit, Claudio
mikehenesy 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Had problem at the next to last bolt on the slingshot bit that I'd cruised before - tired I guess? First bit was really nice though, long way to the first staple - how cool was I?

with Sean Corbett
payney1973 ?/Aug/11 Lead G/U
payney1973 ?/Aug/11 2nd rpt
leowestland ?/Aug/11 Lead
GilesV 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Skrapes
laurence orchard 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 24/Jul/11 Lead dog
Sami Mandeel 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Mark Wellin, Maryanne Garon, Spence
JenDurden 24/Jul/11 2nd
Mike_Hayes 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
philhilo 16/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Much better than Slings Shot, 3* for sure. Think a lot of people mistake this for Slings Shot.

with Helen E
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Howard4348 ?/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Alpinehero 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Bex Atkinson 04/Jun/11 TR
with Keir Teasdale
Brannock 23/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/11 Lead O/S
Skullfire 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Claudia Ferro
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Spence
jw231 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Alex Skew
hotfeet 23/Apr/11 -
Danh89 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with LukeyG
Ed Babs 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins, Harry
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Linc ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
marcb 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie Skellern, Kyle Goslan, Michael Moore
marcb 20/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Sophie Skellern, Kyle Goslan, Michael Moore
Harry Thorpe 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S


with Lawrence Bird
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
phildavies84 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Craig
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead dog
Rob Grant 30/Oct/10 Lead
with rob davies
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
karly54 10/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mark England, Gary Becket
mikeconway 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead
Jonathan Emett 15/Aug/10 Lead
with Lyndsay
Hidden 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
shafiq lalloo 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/10 Lead
Rachel S 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
pebbles 03/Aug/10 Lead

this and slings shot were my favourite routes on portland. dont understand why this only gets one star and slingshot three - shome mishake shurely?

with rachel, ali
dan23584 01/Aug/10 Lead β
ilikemonkys 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
toby2000 ?/Jul/10 Lead
Luke Dawson 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/10 Lead O/S
petebale2000 14/May/10 Lead O/S
koalapie ?/May/10 Lead O/S
brices ?/May/10 Lead O/S
sammycolon 17/Apr/10 Lead β
est1985 17/Feb/10 2nd dog
with Chris Malin
Andy Peak 1 13/Feb/10 Lead

nice flow stone

with Pete
Hidden ??/2010 -
Singleton_Alex ??/2010 Lead O/S
richardadventurecafe 19/Oct/09 Lead
with Jon Gupta
Hidden 30/Sep/09 Lead O/S
mark4344 30/Sep/09 Lead
with andreas and matt
alice fuller 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead dog
KarlH 12/Sep/09 Lead
with Gemma
Zygoticgema 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Big moves to big holds. A great climb.

with KarlH
keithpeck 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
sophie291188 ?/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/09 Lead
richardadventurecafe 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Richard Maxwell
mjeffery 27/Jul/09 Lead
JimR 12/Jul/09 -
Chris Sansum 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Gary Lewin
Dan Lane 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Loved it, very nice moves high up.

with Dad
Emma-Louise Anderson 20/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Fran, Chris Bailey, Riaz Shaik
philhaigh 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
olmo 05/Jun/09 -
with Johannes
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
Ade7 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead dog
LeahJamie 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Kwan
ASchwirtz 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew Livingstone
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 28/Mar/09 Lead dog
cpoad 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Think we did this route.

with Jamie L
Jane Weir 17/Mar/09 Lead
Jane Weir 17/Mar/09 Lead
Tightsgirl ?/Mar/09 Lead
jez_palmer 28/Feb/09 2nd O/S
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Thinker01 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
cymjt ??/2009 -
thompson1000 ??/2009 Lead
jominator ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
jfreeman 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S
simonr 25/Oct/08 Lead β
Martin Davies 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Noel Walker
Rollo 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Straight up the direct line gives a good steep 5+

with Mike
mike.moss 28/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 05/Sep/08 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
AndyM-LVB 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
poey50 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Rowan15
Rowan15 15/Aug/08 Lead dnf
with DP
gfoster 08/Aug/08 Lead O/S

LOVELY... even though i thought i was on slings shot... dont think theres that much difference in difficulty between the two... both nice 5s... from a woman who doesnt like most 5s. :)

MarkRyder 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rich
vertigo 27/Jul/08 Lead β
Hidden 09/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Marti999 24/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Brady Morris
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Linus and Kine
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 TR O/S
Castleclimber 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Julian Mowbray 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Richard
rd20 10/May/08 Lead
with Adam
givemetea 10/May/08 Lead O/S
jbulger 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Mock
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/08 TR β
Somerset swede basher 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Gemma
Hidden 31/Mar/08 Lead dog
Bob M 25/Jan/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Nov/07 Lead O/S
givemetea 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/07 2nd
daveyji 10/Sep/07 Lead
with dd
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett ?/Aug/07 Lead
Luke Marsden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Plumridge
Darragh ?/Apr/07 -
onlytovey ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
givemetea ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Gill Dibben
givemetea ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Tony Yates
dannyboy83 ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Floris
vet 19/Aug/06 2nd

5 +

with Nick
Dorset ?/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
jonathan watt 15/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Abi Chard ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 21/Jun/06 Lead O/S
maddogmac 14/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with munky
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Noodles ?/Jun/06 Lead
with James Andrews, Simon Downing
django ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Rob Snell
lukea ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Joe WM
viking ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Wilbur ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Caine
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Peter Swift ??/2005 Lead RP
with Rebeun
Haglington ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Tom Heslam ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
shoulders 04/Jun/02 Lead
with tanya, dai
goi.ashmore 10/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Andy Howe
Hidden 02/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/01 -
Hidden 06/Aug/01 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 06/Aug/01 Lead β
with dean howard
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
uphillnow ??/1999 Lead O/S
Kevster ??/1996 -
MoWalker3 01/Jan/93 -
with Joe
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