Rockfax Description
A pleasant and worthwhile route. The start is a bit indifferent, but the climbing then becomes an absorbing and technical challenge up the fossils to a hardish finish on the headwall. © Rockfax

FA. Nic Hellyer 20/Mar/1999

Ticklists: Portland.

adamsriches 05/Nov/17 Lead RP
tsyrett 19/Aug/17 Lead dog
adamsriches ?/Nov/16 Lead dog
Hidden 11/Jun/16 2nd
cdpuk 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Bolts vs Rockfax line seem a bit off. Went up groove in the mid-height roof - should have gone right, but bolts were left? More natural/obvious line up the headwall to the left (on the crack with good hold) but direct went OK using a mono. Spaced bolts (though necessary in some places due to unsuitable rock), dirty lower section.

RachelHC 11/Jun/16 TR dog

Had to rest at the beginning of the head wall while I figured out how on earth to get up what appeared to be a completely blank face, decided to veer slightly left to a couple of handholds. Interesting textured rock, glad I wasn't leading this though!

with Doug Dalgliesh, Chris P
Hidden 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S
mdjb 27/Jun/15 -
suffolknick 24/May/15 Lead dog

Thought it was shit happens... How ironic. Pissed about a lot on the fossil section - felt run out. Moved left for last clip to flake.

with Steve Chong, lou
Linc 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Honey badger 93 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
robajob 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Kt
tsyrett 22/Mar/15 Lead RP

Struggled first go on the last hard move. Got it second time round after a bit of figuring out. The mid section is a bit crumbly but the bigger obvious holds are solid enough.

brian watson 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Steve Newman, Sophie Nunn
Pete Scott 22/Mar/15 Lead β
Sophie Nunn 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Brian
Jane Weir 29/Nov/14 Lead rpt
AlexD 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Jane Weir 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Nov/14 TR rpt
Jonathan Emett 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

kept waiting for the hard bit at the top - turned out I'd already done it...

philhaigh 24/Jul/14 Lead β
dready 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
garethm 17/May/14 TR dnf

Pissed about on this one

Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Phil Murray 26/May/13 Lead β

Went left at the last clip - very thin traverse; then straight up.

with Steve Wright
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Tom Downes 24/Mar/12 2nd
katiep 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice but a bit dusty and with very friable rock in the middle section.

dan gibson 15/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with nat tanzer
lewiz 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
kirsten 12/Nov/11 2nd dnf
ian d f 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Xandra
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
natalietanzer 20/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with sue
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mikeconway 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
John 1804 26/Jul/10 Lead dog
vertigo 24/Apr/10 Lead RP

Ground up after a foothold broke near the 3rd clip...

Ben Harper 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tommytuffa 18/Apr/10 Lead

Hold snapped mid clip at third bolt, hit the ground softly at the end of the ropes stretch. Belayer looked quite shaken. Got back on and did it. Run out at top.

with tomar
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 TR O/S
MarkRyder 04/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Rich
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
trev_f 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Mel
Ed Babs 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
LiLaMont 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marchant
clipskipper 10/Oct/09 Lead β

Interesting technical stuff. Good route

with Jane
Kerm ?/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Dan_Carroll 15/Mar/09 Lead dog

nice climb though the top section felt hard for 6b+. went left to the small flake hold in the end (off route?)

Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
schof 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with darryl
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
LC ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
La Mont ??/2008 -
tobydunford 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
chris sm 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Richard Horn 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Wilbur 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S

First 6b+ onsight

with George
Morgan Woods ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S

slightly scary!

with Gareth
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
chrisbevins ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
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