Rockfax Description
A Portland gem. Start at a boulder on the path. Climb the lower wall to below a long crack-line. Move up the crack until a line leads out left onto the wall and small ledge. Climb the slabby wall above the ledge until a tricky mantel move gains the lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 14/Sep/1991

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Red Spot Portland 2016, Portland.

duncan 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Sean Smith
ssutton 26/Nov/16 Lead dog
with Markus, martin one
martin one 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Steve Sutton, Markus
afrosam 31/Oct/16 Lead O/S
samparsons 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Accidental link up between this and shells by starting up shells because of no guide book. All the other 6b's around it are better.

tonevert 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Paloma
Owen W-G 22/Oct/16 Lead RP
Matt77 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Owen
partz 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
khalidq 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Liz Caspar
hervenuttall ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Beth, Matt or Marcus
Carl 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Had rather a lot of faff caused by not enough draws, had to use a maillon for the penultimate bolt! Very happy to still get it clean, the mantley move right at the top is great.

The Screaming Finn 29/Aug/16 Lead dog

After having stupidly taken a rest after the second bolt, I further up the route noticed I didn't have enough draws. Tragic.

with CarlWH
Hidden 10/Jul/16 TR rpt
Lakesben 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Mark, Mister Ed
GrahamGiles 08/May/16 Lead O/S

Made a right hash of this one... Started up The shells the shells to the left then realized at mid height and traversed over to join the start of the beautiful crack, then all of a sudden i was at the chains... good fun minus the last move :P

with Kim Lukas, Joanne
Hidden 08/May/16 TR dnf
luke glaister 01/May/16 Lead O/S

My favourite route of the day. Absolutely loved it. Felt like a trad route which is probably why it was my favourite.

Dandan82 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 23/Apr/16 2nd dog
with Dan Verge
Sophie Nunn 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Brian
brian watson 16/Apr/16 Lead rpt
robajob 02/Apr/16 Lead RP
with Kt
lewiz 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Artur Malczuk
FlavioL1989 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/15 -
Phil Davidson 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Pete Cahill, jim hewson
Ben Russell 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with JackMac
JackMac 16/Aug/15 Lead G/U

I felt I had to repeat it after weighting the rope first attempt after some confusion over the correct line. Not a bad route but the others are better at this grade.

Ian Bell 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Finally got round to doing it, didn't dissapoint

Tru 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/15 Lead O/S
JUSTADUDE 26/May/15 Lead O/S

Just as good as its neighbour, although more fingery

Hidden 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Alex the Alex 02/May/15 Lead dog

Backed off the mantle off the top... Got it easy after. Annoying. Lovely delicate climbing once past the crack.

with Mofire Crewdem
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead
Kris suriyo 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
emwarren 05/Apr/15 TR
Luxulyan 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Abi
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Skorchio 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Amazing! Can't believe its not polished!

Hidden ??/2015 Lead
eel 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andy J
bigdrew 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Eve
Graham Westbrook 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dbrooks 25/May/14 Lead dog

fell at the top, tough move

with John
John Tanner 25/May/14 Lead O/S
AlexD 05/May/14 Lead rpt
with Ed
Rupey 13/Apr/14 Lead
with mel arran phil
philhaigh 13/Apr/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/14 Lead β
RKirke 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
BenL 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb
Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Ben J 03/Aug/13 Lead dog

1 stupid fall, really annoyed I didn't get the onsight! Stunning route though, very tasty.

brices 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/13 Lead β
Jobbo 10/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Skullfire 29/Sep/12 Lead RP
with Ian Ash
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead dog
philhaigh 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins, Mel Dodge, Eddy Young, Rob Kennard
dannyboy83 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tommy T
Hidden 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ben Aldersey
Jordon Fleming 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with matt
rustaldo 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S

worthwhile, semi-decent route.

catblack 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

A wandering line with only a couple of good moves. Not really a mantel at the top if you spend some time looking around for holds. A bit over rated

Andrew Barker 06/Apr/12 Lead β

A wandering and massively overrated route.

Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead rpt
burto 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with steve
Nick Russell 03/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Emily
John Southworth 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Jakubowski
mark schramm 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/11 TR dog
Hidden 28/Oct/11 2nd
Kevster 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

lovely route!

with simon, ben
benscarter 26/Jun/11 TR dog
with Simon Forman
Alex More 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Ed babs
John Lewis 02/Apr/11 TR dog
with Maureen
Billg 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Will Calvert
JasTaplin 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Julia Chatterton 12/Feb/11 Lead

Amazing route - my first 6b+ and loved it. Fab technical slab, followed by an interesting blank wall jut before the belay. Superb sunny February day too

with Will
MarkRyder 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
mlg678 ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
PeterDawson ??/2011 TR O/S
Hawkscry ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
davewsargent ?/Aug/10 TR
Barry Kerslake 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Strayed onto the shells, then started again

with Steve H
SMc 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anne
AlexD 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Peterjuliandawson 15/May/10 TR β
natalietanzer 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Duncan
nacnud 17/Apr/10 Lead β
Owen W-G 04/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Finished on final (double) bolts thinking it was the belay. Fancied the tick since the day out was otherwise terrible but a cheat to do so. I'll be back to finish it properly. Good route but first half is well easy.

with David Coley
brian watson 07/Mar/10 Lead dog

rested/fell at end of traverse

Hidden 07/Mar/10 2nd
SuseH 21/Feb/10 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
timharrison 06/Feb/10 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2010 -
davewsargent ??/2010 TR
drysori ??/2010 Lead
mattcyp88 24/Oct/09 Lead β
with Grace Chuchla, Ian Faulkner
ian d f 24/Oct/09 Lead dog

Really nice climb, perhaps a little economically bolted in the lower section. Quite hard to read

with Grace Chuchla, Matt
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
vertigo 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Grace Bird
chris sm 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
dan gibson 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Phil79 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

With the draws in.

with Pete & Henry
Ed Babs 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
trev_f 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jon
givemetea 21/Mar/09 Lead dog

it all came apart at that tricky move just after the last bolt - went up with the wrong hand, couldn't reverse it and got pumped silly -- argh!

with Mark Shale
tobydunford 14/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
feilx 06/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Rich Dagner
Dave Rumney 12/Oct/08 -
with Sean Roberts
Ian Broome 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tanya
nawface ??/2008 Lead
La Mont ??/2008 -
tobydunford 03/Nov/07 TR β
with Harry Martin
Rob Kennard 24/Mar/07 -
feeko ?/Mar/07 -
bigie bob 21/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Morgan Woods 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Gareth
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 -
Jus ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
Derek Furze ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 22/Mar/03 Lead β
with dean howard
Hidden 19/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
Robmwatt ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Steve Crowe 16/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with KM
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