Rockfax Description
A popular and sustained face climb. Start right of a low overhang below a difficult-to-see bolt. Climb up broken ground, then head up right. Sustained climbing up the bolt-line, past a fingery and technical section at mid-height, gains a fine finish. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 14/May/1989

Ticklists: Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic UK F7s, South coast sport/DWS ticklist, Classic Portland 7as (2* +), Jurassic 7a, Portland, Portland 15 (7's).

adamsriches 03/Dec/17 Lead dog
with Elodie
JendeHoxar 19/Nov/17 TR O/S
with Flavio
Flavio 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
emdawes 05/Nov/17 Lead β
Jwatson 05/Nov/17 Lead β
Rockmonkey1977 14/Oct/17 Lead dog

Fell at the crux during the onsite, like so many others I thought it was over once I’d fought through the steeper sustained section only to balance off at the actual crux. A bit gutted! Continued to the top but left the tick for another day. Didn’t really work out the technique for the crux move so next time will still be interesting!

nacnud 17/Sep/17 Lead RP
with Ed Wigmore
dbrooks 18/Aug/17 Lead O/S

As the sun was setting and very windy.. probably enjoyed this the most out of the routes I climbed today

with Elliot, Aden
Julie Carroll 18/Aug/17 Lead RP
with Steve Gorton
Steve Hickie 28/Jul/17 Lead O/S
vickydavies 24/Jul/17 Lead dog

Tried it with the draws already in - fell going for the wrong pocket, then at the crux. Nice climb

with Trisha Murphy
Hidden 02/Jul/17 TR dog
mattb42 25/Jun/17 Lead β
Hidden 11/Jun/17 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Jun/17 TR dog
EmilyElouise 28/May/17 Lead RP
with Vicky
EmilyElouise 27/May/17 Lead dog
with Vicky
Ian Bell 13/May/17 Lead dog

So close to a 'retro flash'. Fell on the last hard move.

gem_stone12 ?/May/17 Lead O/S
Lenny 16/Apr/17 TR RP
with Gayle
TomJ 15/Apr/17 Lead dog
with derico
derico 15/Apr/17 Lead β
with Tom Jordan
Jay-Ast 14/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Rosyk
Kayface42 13/Apr/17 TR dog

One go on top rope and all moves managed so one to work for next project maybe!

with Si
Linc 13/Apr/17 Lead RP
with Kay
Russell Blackaller 05/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Tom N
Hidden 27/Mar/17 Lead
David Clover 10/Mar/17 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Feb/17 Lead RP
tommccluskey 13/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Jess
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
tsyrett 06/Nov/16 Lead dog
tsyrett 06/Nov/16 TR rpt
Hidden 06/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Linc 22/Oct/16 Lead dog
with Kay
lawsy_boy1 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Dave, Nath, Jack
brian watson 08/Oct/16 Lead RP

So close to onsight! Wrong handed at top of the groove, nice climbing, bit spooked between 4th and 5th.

with Mike Hawkins
Hidden 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Dave Cale 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Awesome route

Hidden 04/Sep/16 Lead β
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
chris_woodsy 24/Jul/16 Lead RP

one of the best 7a's in dorset. loved the whole lot. 1st rp.

with Widdaz
Trisha Murphy 15/Jul/16 Lead O/S
afrosam 15/Jul/16 Lead O/S
afrosam 15/Jul/16 Lead O/S
afrosam 15/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Barry Kerslake 28/May/16 Lead RP
with Gem
Barry Kerslake 28/May/16 Lead RP
with Gem
Pete Scott 25/May/16 Lead RP
tsyrett 25/May/16 2nd O/S
tsyrett 25/May/16 Lead dog

Dropped the crux first red point. Too pumped to clean it up before sunset. Ill be back

Jonathan Emett 25/May/16 Lead dog
Hidden 08/May/16 Lead dog
Livia 07/May/16 TR dog

tried it once

with Pinno
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead dog
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Apr/16 Lead dog
artmal 02/Apr/16 Lead RP
lewiz 20/Mar/16 Lead
with Artur Malczuk
samparsons 19/Mar/16 Lead β

I thought I had climbed this last year but found it very hard turns out I don't try this i tried one to the left. But it was a flash today!

Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Mar/16 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Lead dog
ThomasB ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
dswansonlow 06/Jul/15 Lead RP

Felt like an onsight!

with Alex Banks
DanielGyi 05/Jul/15 Lead dog

Took a big whipper, hit a ledge, didn't fancy continuing. Awesome steady climbing between decent pockets.

Rich Kirby 29/May/15 Lead O/S
with Helen
BenL 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/15 Lead dog
JackMac 09/May/15 Lead RP

Hard for the grade! Pumpy all the way up to the thin crux.

JackMac 19/Apr/15 Lead dog

A little disappointed with the route. Hopefully RP next time.

with Gavin Alner
Kris suriyo 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Soft for the grade

Luxulyan 21/Mar/15 Lead RP
with Abi
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 14/Nov/14 Lead β
with Luke
Graham Westbrook 31/Jul/14 Lead RP

Close to the onsight but got it fine next go.

philhaigh 16/Jul/14 Lead RP

Decent climbing in the upper section, but horribly loose at the start, including around the third bolt - big chunks of handholds falling off, and the rock around the bolt itself sounds very hollow.

with Shamina Kapadia, Mike Hawkins
AlexD 07/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Shamina
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Macca_7 25/May/14 Lead RP

A tricky final move at the top of the groove blow the onsight but walked it next go. Cracking route steep then thin.

AlexD 05/May/14 Lead dog

3 attempts!

with Ed
philhaigh 17/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Aarron Schofield, Shamina Kapadia, Mel Dodge
philhaigh 13/Apr/14 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead RP
xiangoh ??/2014 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead RP
Linc 08/Sep/13 Lead dog
mitch2 02/Aug/13 -
nigel pearson 07/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Robin
lewiz 27/May/13 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 26/May/13 Lead rpt

1st go :)

with dan
Hidden 15/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S

good route, horrible start and confusing where to go

with ben harding
drcorbasisgod 23/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Apr/13 TR dog
dan gibson 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
brices 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
burto 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with steve
Hidden 05/Nov/12 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Sep/12 TR dog
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead β
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead dog
rustaldo 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Great route, felt harder than England's Dreaming. Great holds/pockets through the steep section, spent ages figuring out the crux going back and forth, its tricky but obvious when you know! Really happy to work through it and get the onsight.

Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 19/May/12 Lead dog

Excellent route. moves hard but do-able. long and a bit scary at the bottom. one to RP.

with Jasmina
patrickc 15/Apr/12 TR dog

With oli

Jay81 08/Apr/12 Lead β
with Tomar
Andrew Barker 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S

A gem.

Hidden 24/Mar/12 TR RP
Hidden 24/Mar/12 TR RP
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead dog
Tomar 11/Mar/12 Lead RP

1st redpoint. Just awesome climbing and lots of it

rubben 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Marcus O'Leary
Hidden 29/Jan/12 TR dog
Dan_Carroll 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Mateusz
mlg678 29/Oct/11 Lead β

Tried about a year ago and fail a couple of times and found it hard but found it much easier today, did it after 'i walk the line'. Just got to survive the pumpy first half!

Toby Dunn 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie Nunn
Jonathan Emett 16/Oct/11 Lead dog
with toby
Sophie Nunn 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Emmet, Toby
Kevster 09/Oct/11 Lead RP

So close to the onsight. 2nd go fine. Pleasant route with more holds than it looks.

dannyboy83 ?/Oct/11 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead RP
John Tanner 02/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Dougie Swanson-Low
dswansonlow 01/Aug/11 Lead dog
with John Tanner
Jonathan Emett 10/Jul/11 Lead dog

too tired.

with Lyndsay
Misha 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great climbing with an unexpected crux. The steep section on decent holds is about 6c+, then you get a rest and think that you've done it but the balancy crux awaits! Third 7a onsight.

with Mike T, Ian W
Jonathan Emett 09/Jul/11 Lead dog

misremembered the overhang as the crux, and so inevitably fell off afterwards, on the real crux :(

with claudio
Jus 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hard to read, but only a (hard!) 7a if you get it right!

Kopinski 22/Jun/11 Lead dog
tobydunford 01/May/11 Lead dog
with Phil Belcher
tobydunford 01/May/11 Lead rpt
with Phil Belcher
jgustafsson 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S

What a great route. Rare to find something so sustained at this level; felt at least as hard as Through the Barricades.

with Pino
Hidden 13/Mar/11 TR dog
Hawkscry ??/2011 -
Luke Dawson 21/Oct/10 Lead β
Jonathan Emett 09/Oct/10 Lead dog

great climb! will get it next time.

with simon
3 Names 03/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jul/10 TR dog
givemetea 03/Jul/10 TR dog

can do the crux but tweaked rotator cuff on the gaston move third time up

with Hazel
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead β
givemetea 15/May/10 Lead dog
with Patrick
Dandan82 09/May/10 Lead β
natalietanzer 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sabrina
Rob Kennard 11/Apr/10 -
with Mel
Ed Babs 07/Nov/09 Lead RP
with Mike Hawkins
Luke d 05/Jun/09 TR RP
Hidden 20/May/09 TR O/S
irenemil 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Pino
eddieclimb 02/May/09 Lead RP


with Rebecca Edwards
Hidden 01/May/09 Lead O/S
nealh ??/2009 Lead
feilx 17/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Mark T
schof 10/Aug/08 Lead RP
with bryn
Matt Bennett 26/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Morgan Woods 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Great route....quite fierce and fingery.

with David S
nawface ??/2008 Lead
La Mont ??/2008 -
sam_cox ?/Dec/07 Lead β
Martin Krasnansky 25/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Paz 14/Jan/07 Lead dog
with TS
Hidden ??/2007 -
bigie bob 14/Oct/06 Lead RP
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
lx ?/Apr/06 Lead


with ben
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
Billg ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
W d c ??/2002 Lead O/S
with BILL G
John Southworth 05/May/01 Lead O/S
with Rich White
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Steve Crowe 16/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with KM
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