28m.

Rockfax Description
Pleasant climbing punctuated by some fairly tough moves. Start below a semi-circular cut-out above the first break. Climb to below the upper wall. Sustained climbing gains a small ledge from where one last blind move reaches easier ground and the top wall. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 21/Aug/1988

Ticklists

West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic Portland 7as (2* +), Jurassic 7a, Nat's Summer 2016 Ticklist, Portland, The Portland Olympian Challenge (Pete and Butters's routes), The Miscampbell/Stephenson recovery tour., Portland 7a/+, CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock

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a_radiohead_fan 9 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: first attempt at a 7a (more a trad fanatic really but kinda getting into the portland experience). got it onsight though i have read it is low in the grade. the crux certainly felt hard and actually was hard. excellent climbing all the way. was quite pumped after the crux and so everything after that felt pretty tough too. great route.
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βeta: first attempt at a 7a (more a trad fanatic really but kinda getting into the portland experience). got it onsight though i have read it is low in the grade. the crux certainly felt hard and actually was hard. excellent climbing all the way. was quite pumped after the crux and so everything after that felt pretty tough too. great route.
richardh 23 Mar, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Trend left at half height, very easy to end up on the top half of 'Through the Barricades' to the right, as I did. Good route(s) though.
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βeta: Trend left at half height, very easy to end up on the top half of 'Through the Barricades' to the right, as I did. Good route(s) though.
Chris Shorter 1 Oct, 2001 Show βeta
βeta: The crux comes straight after a no-hands rest and is a stiff pull on a small hold, followed by a stretch for a jug. Post-crux, it's pretty sustained all the way to the top. Excellent.
 
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βeta: The crux comes straight after a no-hands rest and is a stiff pull on a small hold, followed by a stretch for a jug. Post-crux, it's pretty sustained all the way to the top. Excellent.
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Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Tomas P 20 Jun Lead O/S
with Summer, Aelita
with Summer, Aelita
johnhan310 15 Jun Lead RP 1st rp. Very cruxy
1st rp. Very cruxy
Rockmonkey1977 15 Jun Lead β Didn’t climb it well but sent it regardless. Not particularly pleasant climbing on sharp holds with a distinct high crux.
with Will
Didn’t climb it well but sent it regardless. Not particularly pleasant climbing on sharp holds with a distinct high crux.
with Will
Abi Chard 9 Jun Lead β
David Staples 27 May Lead rpt
David Staples 18 May Lead RP Chuffed to get this one ticked. Nice climbing after the slightly dusty start. Crux is short lived, just a couple of tricky moves.
Chuffed to get this one ticked. Nice climbing after the slightly dusty start. Crux is short lived, just a couple of tricky moves.
David Staples 14 May TR Working the crux. Pretty warm down Blacknor today. So psyched to come back in better conditions to get the tick.
Working the crux. Pretty warm down Blacknor today. So psyched to come back in better conditions to get the tick.
Wil Treasure 14 Apr Lead O/S
with Lorne
with Lorne
emmafizzle 1 Apr 2nd dog
Hidden 24 Mar Lead RP
JorgeR 23 Feb Lead β
liucija.lat 23 Feb Lead dog Just one rest at the ledge, didn't see good hold on the right which makes stepping on the ledge much easier
Just one rest at the ledge, didn't see good hold on the right which makes stepping on the ledge much easier
thunderstruck 23 Feb Lead O/S
Ignas Va 17 Feb Lead rpt
S.Kew 11 Feb Lead O/S
Spatchcock 11 Feb Lead
with S.Kew
with S.Kew
Ignas Va 19 Jan TR β
Spatchcock ?? Lead
afterthesend 30 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
Evieosborn 3 Nov, 2018 Lead dnf
lucybradbury 3 Nov, 2018 Lead β headtorch ascent because we didn't drive all the way down south to only do one climb! made it more of an adventure of course :)
headtorch ascent because we didn't drive all the way down south to only do one climb! made it more of an adventure of course :)
Holly Mckenzie-Barnes 3 Nov, 2018 Lead huge crimpy wall n did it at sunset which was perfect but meant lucy had to climb in the dark oops
huge crimpy wall n did it at sunset which was perfect but meant lucy had to climb in the dark oops
AJM 29 Sep, 2018 Lead dog Got my routes confused and ended up on this by accident. Gave it a good go, fell off the last hard move.
with AllyBee, Mike Moss
Got my routes confused and ended up on this by accident. Gave it a good go, fell off the last hard move.
with AllyBee, Mike Moss
Hidden 2 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
FatAz 2 Sep, 2018 Lead RP Finally got the bloody thing. Amazing though. Really nice crimpy & technical
with Vince Ho
Finally got the bloody thing. Amazing though. Really nice crimpy & technical
with Vince Ho
Vince 2 Sep, 2018 Lead dog
with Matt Davies
with Matt Davies
Pete Scott 22 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
marcduhig 20 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Edward W
with Edward W
adamsriches 28 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
FatAz 22 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
with Vince Ho
with Vince Ho
Hidden 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Phil Davidson 5 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Steve Challoner
with Steve Challoner
Wise 21 Apr, 2018 Lead RP Wrong handed on the crux on the on-sight, barely got the red point, it's a tricky move.
Wrong handed on the crux on the on-sight, barely got the red point, it's a tricky move.
vickydavies 21 Apr, 2018 Lead RP Pleased to be able to place the draws then get the tick 2nd go!
with Wise
Pleased to be able to place the draws then get the tick 2nd go!
with Wise
julesmckim 25 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Pretty steady with excellent climbing in the upper half. Found a hard and unnecessary way above the ledge!
with Rado
Pretty steady with excellent climbing in the upper half. Found a hard and unnecessary way above the ledge!
with Rado
Alex N-R 23 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S
samparsons 14 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
rockafunked 7 Oct, 2017 Lead RP Sent it on the first redpoint burn, after one session memorising the moves. Not too technical, but the bolting is a little weird.
Sent it on the first redpoint burn, after one session memorising the moves. Not too technical, but the bolting is a little weird.
dryvita 17 Sep, 2017 Lead RP Finally! Kind of amazing with some great moves but equally kind of a one move wonder and dropped that move so many times ended up being quite a frustrating redpoint. Glad to have it safely in the bag
with John Hanley, David Dickinson
Finally! Kind of amazing with some great moves but equally kind of a one move wonder and dropped that move so many times ended up being quite a frustrating redpoint. Glad to have it safely in the bag
with John Hanley, David Dickinson
johnhan310 17 Sep, 2017 Lead dog 2 goes on lead, 1 go on top rope - definitely doable
2 goes on lead, 1 go on top rope - definitely doable
David Dickinson 17 Sep, 2017 Lead RP First 7a! 2nd RP, Exciting times getting the gear in above the crux, sweet moves throughout the climb, satisfying crux sequence despite annoying bolting
First 7a! 2nd RP, Exciting times getting the gear in above the crux, sweet moves throughout the climb, satisfying crux sequence despite annoying bolting
Lukechandler 11 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S First 7a onsight
First 7a onsight
Ed.Laver 9 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Felt sparsely bolted at times
Felt sparsely bolted at times
Hidden 5 Sep, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 4 Sep, 2017 Lead RP
gw97 16 Aug, 2017 TR dog
with tom.wp6
with tom.wp6
tom.wp6 16 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Mildly technical, but really only one hard move
with gw97
Mildly technical, but really only one hard move
with gw97
dryvita 6 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf got on it thinking it was Driven Like Snow. Tried hard for the onsight and spent ages patting to the blank face for the hidden edges. at the crux in desperation headed right for the obvious flake but after wild dyno to gain it concluded it was definitely off route and whipped. Definitely one to go back for!
with David Dickinson, James Finnegan
got on it thinking it was Driven Like Snow. Tried hard for the onsight and spent ages patting to the blank face for the hidden edges. at the crux in desperation headed right for the obvious flake but after wild dyno to gain it concluded it was definitely off route and whipped. Definitely one to go back for!
with David Dickinson, James Finnegan
WillGW 5 Aug, 2017 Lead RP Really nice route. Managed to get it on my second go. Very happy to finally climb a 7a.
Really nice route. Managed to get it on my second go. Very happy to finally climb a 7a.
dohart 3 Aug, 2017 Lead dog Did so much worse than last time. Ho hum. Absolutely awesome route though.
Did so much worse than last time. Ho hum. Absolutely awesome route though.
high peak 1 ?Aug, 2017 -
woohano89 ?Aug, 2017 Lead
quiffhanger 25 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Rachel
with Rachel
patrickcd 13 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with dohart
with dohart
dohart 13 Jun, 2017 TR dog Got through crux first go and fell off next bit.
with Patrick
Got through crux first go and fell off next bit.
with Patrick
Hidden ?May, 2017 -
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 Lead RP
Russell Blackaller 5 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Tom N
with Tom N
Hidden 26 Mar, 2017 Lead dnf
Hidden 2 Jan, 2017 Lead dog
emdawes 29 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Oct, 2016 Lead RP
dohart 11 Sep, 2016 TR dnf Got to crux in one go but couldn't do it. Definitely doable just need to boulder a bit.
with peter
Got to crux in one go but couldn't do it. Definitely doable just need to boulder a bit.
with peter
Dave Cale 4 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Nice climbing
Nice climbing
Hidden 4 Sep, 2016 Lead β
hervenuttall ?Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Beth, Matt or Marcus
with Beth, Matt or Marcus
professorcobra 17 Jun, 2016 Lead RP
Hidden 5 Jun, 2016 TR dog
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 5 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Marti999 5 Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
with Stephe roberts , sam.sam.sam.ferguson
with Stephe roberts , sam.sam.sam.ferguson
Hidden 29 May, 2016 Lead RP
TomJ 15 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with afrosam
with afrosam
afrosam 15 May, 2016 Lead β
with TomJ
with TomJ
Dandan 1 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 1 May, 2016 2nd RP First 7a, chuffed to pieces!
with Dan Verge
First 7a, chuffed to pieces!
with Dan Verge
brian watson 2 Apr, 2016 Lead RP
with Mike
with Mike
tommccluskey 28 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S Brilliant!
with Allan, alex, Matt Thorne, jessbinx
Brilliant!
with Allan, alex, Matt Thorne, jessbinx
W d c ??, 2016 Lead O/S
with Billg
with Billg
OliverRoss 27 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Alkis
with Alkis
Alkis 25 Oct, 2015 Lead G/U I worked out the crux on the flash and then dropped the move to the jug on the right after the next bolt. Went second go.
I worked out the crux on the flash and then dropped the move to the jug on the right after the next bolt. Went second go.
Nick Sherring 30 Aug, 2015 Lead dog should have sent this but faffed around too long below the blind crux move and then teh nubbin hold blew off. Worth coming back to another day though, really good varied climbing throughout
should have sent this but faffed around too long below the blind crux move and then teh nubbin hold blew off. Worth coming back to another day though, really good varied climbing throughout
Hidden 30 Aug, 2015 Lead RP
psborland 30 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 15 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
AlexD 21 Jul, 2015 Lead RP
with Aarron, Steve
with Aarron, Steve
Hidden 6 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
dohart 6 Jul, 2015 TR dog Day with a coach. He said that I really needed to work on turning in my hip. Awesome route which has a few pretty good rests on it.
with paul (jurrasic climbing)
Day with a coach. He said that I really needed to work on turning in my hip. Awesome route which has a few pretty good rests on it.
with paul (jurrasic climbing)
Patricia de Frutos ?Jul, 2015 Lead RP
Rich Kirby 29 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 May, 2015 Lead O/S
JackMac 9 Apr, 2015 Lead RP Love this route. First 7a at Portland.
with CamWa, Jamie
Love this route. First 7a at Portland.
with CamWa, Jamie
JackMac 6 Apr, 2015 Lead dog
with Gavin Alner, Adam Kent
with Gavin Alner, Adam Kent
paultaylor 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Mar, 2015 TR dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 15 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
AlexD 24 Jan, 2015 Lead dog
Bristoldave 14 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
with Luke
with Luke
bigdrew 15 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with eel
with eel
eel 15 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Andy J
with Andy J
nacnud 9 Aug, 2014 Lead
with Ed Ratcliffe
with Ed Ratcliffe
Gem Minihan 14 Jul, 2014 TR dnf
with Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, philhaigh
with Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, philhaigh
robajob 25 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 May, 2014 Lead O/S
RKirke 30 Mar, 2014 Lead dog I should of onsighted this but panicked after the crux and fell off the mantel move.
with BenL
I should of onsighted this but panicked after the crux and fell off the mantel move.
with BenL
BenL 29 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb
with Angus Webb
Tommyads ??, 2014 -
Hidden 30 Nov, 2013 TR O/S
philhaigh 20 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S After a week of cold and rain, a beautiful sunny day, just before we leave for Spain for the winter.. First 7a onsight: a perfect last rose of summer :) (Hurt my injured foot in the process. Totally worth it!)
After a week of cold and rain, a beautiful sunny day, just before we leave for Spain for the winter.. First 7a onsight: a perfect last rose of summer :) (Hurt my injured foot in the process. Totally worth it!)
lewiz 24 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S I'm lying. I didn't onsight as a good lookin foothold exploded. But I'm bitter as I pulled back on and continue to cruise to the top :/
I'm lying. I didn't onsight as a good lookin foothold exploded. But I'm bitter as I pulled back on and continue to cruise to the top :/
shaun.yandell ?Aug, 2013 TR O/S
DJ Nelson 25 May, 2013 Lead β
Jonathan Emett 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with dan ely
with dan ely
Julie Carroll 18 May, 2013 Lead RP
with Alice
with Alice
Alex More 6 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Mick Ward, trev
with Mick Ward, trev
burto 20 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with steve
with steve
Ed morris 24 Feb, 2013 Lead β Previously went up the first half of this and accidently linked into the 7a+ to the right, so onsighted the meat of this route once i had read the guidebook again!
with Ian
Previously went up the first half of this and accidently linked into the 7a+ to the right, so onsighted the meat of this route once i had read the guidebook again!
with Ian
RadekNowak ??, 2013 Lead β
Jobbo 18 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
with mattc
with mattc
Ian Bell 19 Aug, 2012 Lead RP 3rd try / first proper redpoint. Burningly hot = not good for small holds!
with Leah
3rd try / first proper redpoint. Burningly hot = not good for small holds!
with Leah
Hidden 11 Aug, 2012 Lead dog
Hidden 14 Jul, 2012 Lead RP
Hidden 1 Jul, 2012 Lead dog
JHM 24 May, 2012 Lead O/S
catblack 6 Apr, 2012 Lead β First 7a flash. Suprised myself! Really good techinical, crimpy climbing and a hands off rest! climbed it well up to and through the crux, then fumbled my way to the top a little over excited and shakey!
First 7a flash. Suprised myself! Really good techinical, crimpy climbing and a hands off rest! climbed it well up to and through the crux, then fumbled my way to the top a little over excited and shakey!
Andrew Barker 6 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S Good climbing with a tough crux.
Good climbing with a tough crux.
La Mont 25 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
Hidden 12 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Ross Davidson 11 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Last route of the day, and good to finally climb a route cleanly today. Hard moves near the top. English 6b?
with Tomar
Last route of the day, and good to finally climb a route cleanly today. Hard moves near the top. English 6b?
with Tomar
Tomar 11 Mar, 2012 Lead β Retroflash. Good but no near as good and hard as Portland heights
Retroflash. Good but no near as good and hard as Portland heights
Toby Dunn 20 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
with Lyndsay Hilton
with Lyndsay Hilton
Hidden 3 Sep, 2011 -
tania 3 Sep, 2011 Lead dog first 7a red point!!! awesome climb... tho that old bolt by the crux need to be removed... too tempting not to use it!!! bugger...
with andrea
first 7a red point!!! awesome climb... tho that old bolt by the crux need to be removed... too tempting not to use it!!! bugger...
with andrea
Ian Bell 20 Aug, 2011 Lead dog With the top of through the barricades. One for RP this winter. Eva put the clips in thinking it was 'Return to Roissy' - good effort!
with Eva
With the top of through the barricades. One for RP this winter. Eva put the clips in thinking it was 'Return to Roissy' - good effort!
with Eva
Hidden 13 Aug, 2011 Lead dog
John Tanner 2 Aug, 2011 Lead dog
with Dougie Swanson-Low
with Dougie Swanson-Low
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 Lead RP
fildac 26 Jul, 2011 Lead RP
Hidden 6 Jun, 2011 Lead dog
Owen W-G 9 Apr, 2011 Lead RP Unexpected success on first RP attempt after barely being able to do or link moves bolt to bolt. Very hot and windless day.
with Gav
Unexpected success on first RP attempt after barely being able to do or link moves bolt to bolt. Very hot and windless day.
with Gav
Hidden 8 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
tobydunford 3 Apr, 2011 Lead β
with Phil Belcher
with Phil Belcher
Tomar 19 Mar, 2011 Lead dog Last route of this long day. Tried to flash it before getting dark. Did the crux ok then fell off at the ledge above, didn't see the good hold. Soooo close. Awesome climbing!
with OliBee
Last route of this long day. Tried to flash it before getting dark. Did the crux ok then fell off at the ledge above, didn't see the good hold. Soooo close. Awesome climbing!
with OliBee
matthewjames 13 Mar, 2011 Lead dnf
with Katie Keeley
with Katie Keeley
MarkRyder 12 Feb, 2011 Lead RP
with Ivan M
with Ivan M
Luke Dawson 12 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Hawkscry ??, 2011 -
dswansonlow 10 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 10 Nov, 2010 Lead rpt
ThomasB ?Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
La benya 25 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S the crux felt really difficult until i found the right hold, easy from then.. really good route!
the crux felt really difficult until i found the right hold, easy from then.. really good route!
Justin T 19 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Sep, 2010 Lead dog
mlg678 ?Sep, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden 28 Aug, 2010 Lead dog
willbatho 20 Aug, 2010 Lead dog
pie_eater_pete ?Aug, 2010 Lead
brices 4 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
jh123 5 Jun, 2010 Lead dnf
Hidden 30 May, 2010 Lead O/S
nacnud 17 Apr, 2010 Lead β
natalietanzer 17 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Duncan
with Duncan
vertigo 11 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S First 7a onsight! Classy route.
with Harry Boden
First 7a onsight! Classy route.
with Harry Boden
Hidden 6 Feb, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden 6 Feb, 2010 Lead β
Hidden 30 Jan, 2010 Lead dog
feilx 17 Jan, 2010 Lead rpt
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 15 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Aug, 2009 TR O/S
dannyboy83 30 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Luke d 5 Jun, 2009 TR O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2009 Lead
eddieclimb 22 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Edwards
with Rebecca Edwards
Hidden 2 May, 2009 2nd β
Hidden 2 May, 2009 2nd
irenemil 19 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Akin
with Akin
Ed Babs 29 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S first 7a onsight : )
with Mike Hawkins
first 7a onsight : )
with Mike Hawkins
nealh ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead O/S
feilx 6 Dec, 2008 Lead rpt
with Rich Dagner
with Rich Dagner
schof 6 Dec, 2008 Lead RP
with mike hawkins
with mike hawkins
Dave Rumney 12 Oct, 2008 -
with Sean Roberts
with Sean Roberts
steve taylor 11 Oct, 2008 Lead dog
with Jon e H
with Jon e H
Hidden 28 Jun, 2008 2nd dnf
Morgan Woods 14 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Some great bouldery moves at the crux.
with David S
Some great bouldery moves at the crux.
with David S
Martin Krasnansky 28 May, 2008 Lead O/S
feilx 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
Kevster ??, 2008 -
La Mont ??, 2008 -
sam_cox ?Dec, 2007 Lead β
Richard Horn 21 Oct, 2007 Lead RP
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
dan gibson 15 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
with Rin
with Rin
a_radiohead_fan ?Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
Jus ?May, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2006 Lead O/S
lx ?Apr, 2006 Lead onsight
with ben
onsight
with ben
Billg 19 Mar, 2006 Lead O/S
with Paul Bowen
with Paul Bowen
bigie bob 29 Jan, 2006 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??, 2006 Lead
feeko ??, 2006 -
Marti999 ??, 2006 Lead
Hidden 27 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
Jane Weir 13 Nov, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2004 Lead β
Kev Little ??, 2004 Lead O/S
just one more 6 Jul, 2003 Lead
with Svenn G
with Svenn G
John Southworth 13 Jul, 2002 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush ?Jun, 2001 Lead O/S
with Wendy Crossland
with Wendy Crossland
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 -
kylo-342 ?Jul, 1997 TR
bruce ??, 1997 - Hardest on sight at the time
with Richard Bossons
Hardest on sight at the time
with Richard Bossons
Hidden 14 Apr, 1995 Lead
Eduardo Martinez ??, 1995 Lead O/S
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