Rockfax Description
A first class climb that features some great climbing on very good rock. Start at a horizontally-placed staple, just to the right of a crack. Climb up to a steep groove and continue with difficulty to a less steep, but still high-quality finish. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 18/Jun/1995

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, South coast sport/DWS ticklist, Red Spot Portland 2016, Nat's Summer 2016 Ticklist, Portland.

Hidden 24/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep Lead O/S
nacnud 27/Aug Lead β
chancer 26/Aug Lead dog
with Ed Wigmore
Tristan.Stricker 26/Aug Lead
with Tash
Hidden 19/Aug TR dog
Hidden 13/Aug Lead O/S
nacnud 12/Aug Lead dog
tonevert 06/Aug Lead O/S
with Richard Thomas
Hidden 31/Jul TR dog
Steve Hickie 28/Jul -
rachelvlc 25/Jul Lead
Hidden 08/Jul Lead dog
emmafizzle 07/Jul Lead dog

Need to come back and clean this up. Felt a little rusty after 2 weeks off climbing!

guy127917 03/Jun Lead dog
with Raj
Hidden 21/May Lead O/S
Ossolano78 16/Apr Lead O/S
TomJ 15/Apr Lead O/S
with derico
Marti999 12/Apr Lead rpt
with Jay-Ast
Jay-Ast 12/Apr Lead O/S
richsmithinbristol 09/Apr Lead O/S

Probably did this year's ago

David Clover ?/Mar Lead O/S
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
tsyrett 30/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Matt77 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Owen
JackMac 22/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Nathan, James, dparsons
Owen W-G 22/Oct/16 Lead dnf
with Matt B
lawsy_boy1 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Nath, Dave, Jack
HannahT 09/Oct/16 TR RP

2nd attempt

with Abi, Martin
Dave Cale 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Felt hard, really nice climbing though

Hidden 04/Sep/16 Lead β
jsmcfarland 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Accidentally did the crux of the 7a+ to the left. Didn't think the climbing was all that great and it's very easy to get off-route. Meh..

with Tim
tim.fairhall 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Strayed onto Isle of Slingers for some of it - correct line seems obscure

with Sachi
Ian Bell 31/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Warm up. Excellent, Pumpy and unusually overhanging for portland through the crux.

Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 26/Jul/16 TR O/S
Stanners 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S

sod going to Spain ever again..Ill just head here…amazing.

with Alex Rhodes
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
GrahamGiles 10/Jul/16 Lead RP

Sandbag! Nearly on sighted but flash pumped on the steep section trying to find a hold. Good route though

dohart 05/Jul/16 TR dnf

Seemed way too hard for the grade

with Patrick
patrickcd 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Doug
hervenuttall ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Doug
Pete Scott 20/May/16 Lead RP
RadekNowak 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Artur
artmal 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead RP
tsyrett 02/Apr/16 Lead RP

Amazing from the moment you pull into the first crack to the lower off. Fell on the mid section but got it 2nd go

philhaigh 02/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Aarron Schofield, Ed Babs, Mike Gubbins, Jane Weir, Mel Dodge, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh
Gem Minihan 02/Apr/16 2nd
W d c ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with BILL G
Brian H 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Alice
alice fuller 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Great route.felt quite relaxed on it for some reason

Marti999 23/Mar/16 Lead rpt
dparsons 28/Feb/16 Lead RP
with JackMac
London Luke ?/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/15 Lead dog
Dizz 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Steve thorpe
tash 25/Jul/15 Lead RP

Fantastic route - fell off first time but discovered I was missing vital holds! First RP felt easy.

with ali k
Linc 17/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with louis
Tom Seccombe 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Billg 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Phoebe Gregory, Megan Beaumont
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead RP
samparsons 23/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead RP
Rich Kirby 29/May/15 Lead O/S
with Helen
professorcobra 02/May/15 Lead O/S
Alex the Alex 02/May/15 Lead β

Leng route! On Justin's draws.

with Mofire Crewdem
martin one 19/Apr/15 2nd dog

Middle very sharp lots hanging about

with Markus
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead β
philhaigh 04/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Aarron Schofield, Barry Kerslake, Mel Dodge, Gem Minihan
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Kris suriyo 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Gary
Gem Minihan 04/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/15 TR rpt
JackMac 16/Mar/15 Lead RP

First go today. Love this route.

garywong 08/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Nick
Hidden 17/Feb/15 Lead dog
Rupey 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S
kingborris ??/2015 -
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/14 2nd rpt
Bristoldave 14/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Luke
leoch01 01/Nov/14 Lead β
with Scott Bradshaw
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead dog
JackMac 07/Sep/14 Lead dog

Great route (once you get onto the decent rock). Will definitely be back...

Luke Owens 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Pumpy up top! An incredible line!

bigdrew 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Eve
eel 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andy J
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
lewiz 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead rpt
John Tanner 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Macca_7 25/May/14 Lead O/S

Stiff through the bulge and tricky to find the holds but a cracking route. Really enjoyable great route!

dbrooks 25/May/14 Lead dog

felt quite tough for the grade

with John
stp 25/May/14 -
with Alan
joe1joe1joe2 05/May/14 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/14 Lead dog
BenL 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
RKirke 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
PhoebeErin ??/2014 2nd
Ian Bell 31/Aug/13 Lead dog

Excellent route. Scaredy cat after too much trad.

with Andrea
Ian Bell 31/Aug/13 TR RP
with Andrea
bryan61 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S

brilliant climbing

redjerry 23/Aug/13 TR O/S
shaun.yandell ?/Aug/13 TR O/S
philhaigh 19/Jul/13 2nd dog
with Trev Ford, Shamina Kapadia
trev_f 19/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
mop449 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
lewiz 27/May/13 Lead O/S
tomB 25/May/13 Lead dog
with Jody
Haydn Jones 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with ben harding
el_monty 20/Apr/13 Lead RP

Dogged it 6 years ago and I am really happy to of come back to it! awesome route!!!!!

dan gibson 19/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Nick Russell 16/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Definitely worth the 3*. Just at the limit of my on sight grade, I think. Finished as the sun went in and it started to rain.

with Emily
John Mcshea 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll 24/Oct/12 Lead RP
with Dan Gibson
Linc 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
DannyK 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Katie
tomB 26/Aug/12 Lead dog
with Juliette
Hidden 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Alex More 06/Jun/12 Lead RP

worthy of it's reputation as a classic, fell high up on the onsight, 2nd go went easy, hard to read pockets moves if not chalked but easy when they are

with Steve Hau
alek 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Martin Cleaver 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Alek
Hidden 20/Apr/12 Lead
philhaigh 15/Apr/12 Lead RP
pigeonslipper 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
metal arms 08/Apr/12 Lead dog

1 fall

Marti999 06/Apr/12 Lead rpt
AlexD 29/Mar/12 Lead

wasn't as pumpy as expected, but more technical!

with Ed
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Tomar 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Hard but soooo good

burto 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with steve
matt perks ??/2012 -
Toby Dunn 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Emmet
Jonathan Emett 23/Nov/11 Lead rpt
with toby
Ali.B 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Just keep going :-)

andybirtwistle 27/Sep/11 Lead

Been wanting to do this for a while.Classic route 6b+ is correct grade as it's technically straightforward but a bit pumpy :)

odox 27/Sep/11 2nd
SMc 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Andy G
dswansonlow 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with John Tanner
Misha 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Very good once above the initial indifferent section but not quite 3 stars for me. Did a more direct start a couple of metres to the left of the original start, which made it easier to take the clips out.

with Mike T, Ian W
Jonathan Emett 07/Jul/11 Lead RP

1st go

Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead dog
John Tanner 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Taylor, Joe Premier
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Barry Kerslake 06/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Steve H
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead rpt
Daniel Wicks 12/May/11 Lead
Tom Heslam ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rosea
Rosea Day ?/Apr/11 Lead β
Bristoldave 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 15/Mar/11 Lead dog

like an easier version of portland heights. very nice. shame I screwed it up.

with CC meet
Abi Chard 15/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Kopinski 03/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Dan_Carroll 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S

probably worth 6c

with Dan Hancock
Danhan 20/Feb/11 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead β
Brian H 09/Jan/11 Lead
PeterDawson ??/2011 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 21/Oct/10 Lead O/S

easy for the grade

mlg678 17/Oct/10 Lead RP

slipped on crux for the onsight, lead clean 2nd go. great route

Kopinski 08/Oct/10 Lead dog
DafSWMC 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Nik G, Alys
Joe Grondowski 05/Sep/10 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
tomB 04/Sep/10 Lead dog
with Juliette
3 Names 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Dandan82 ?/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Dandan82 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/10 Lead
natalietanzer 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sabrina
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead RP
IAmAStone ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Ramsden
feilx 17/Jan/10 Lead rpt
with Heather
Dan 85 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alex B
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead dog
chris sm 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Given 6c in the new guide. Really straightforward.

with Pippa Froggatt
trev_f 07/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Tash
Luke d 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 TR O/S
Hidden 01/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead
chris j 05/Apr/09 Lead RP

2nd redpoint, I have no stamina!

with Josh
GarethHall 21/Mar/09 Lead dnf
garywong 21/Mar/09 Lead dog

Rested after the crux.

hippo99 ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
vertigo 06/Dec/08 Lead RP
with Felix
tobydunford 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 26/Jun/08 Lead dog

got rather dark, couldn't see where to go, or holds!!

Ed Babs 26/Apr/08 Lead RP
dannyboy83 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
La Mont ??/2008 -
gfoster 12/Oct/07 2nd

Rest at crux

jw231 12/Oct/07 Lead β
with gfoster
nblackbeard ?/Oct/07 Lead dog

Took one fall

Rob Kennard 24/Jul/07 -
with Jon Howell
Richard Horn 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
jw231 ?/May/07 2nd dog
with gfoster
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead
LC ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Jus ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
bigie bob 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
brian watson ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Tim Dunsby
feilx ??/2006 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Mark Stevenson 20/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
just one more 21/Sep/02 Lead
with Svenn G
John Southworth 10/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Aug/01 2nd
with david
Billg ?/Feb/01 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
with Unsure
Robmwatt ??/2000 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
kp64zl ?/Jul/97 Lead
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
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