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.

samparsons 14/Oct Lead O/S
rockafunked 07/Oct 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.

dryvita 17/Sep 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
johnhan310 17/Sep Lead dog

2 goes on lead, 1 go on top rope - definitely doable

David Dickinson 17/Sep 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

Ed.Laver 09/Sep Lead O/S

Felt sparsely bolted at times

Hidden 05/Sep Lead RP
Hidden 04/Sep Lead RP
gw97 16/Aug TR dog
tom.wp6 16/Aug Lead O/S

Mildly technical, but really only one hard move

with George Wood
dryvita 06/Aug 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
WillGW 05/Aug Lead RP

Really nice route. Managed to get it on my second go. Very happy to finally climb a 7a.

dohart 03/Aug Lead dog

Did so much worse than last time. Ho hum. Absolutely awesome route though.

with darren
high peak 1 ?/Aug -
quiffhanger 25/Jun Lead O/S
with Rachel
patrickcd 13/Jun Lead O/S
with Doug
dohart 13/Jun TR dog

Got through crux first go and fell off next bit.

with Patrick
Hidden ?/May -
Hidden 23/Apr Lead RP
Hidden 23/Apr Lead RP
R2B 05/Apr Lead O/S
with Tom N
Hidden 26/Mar Lead dnf
Hidden 02/Jan Lead dog
emdawes 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Macca_7 16/Oct/16 Lead RP

Easy to the crux which is a real thin blind move off an awful hold!

with Steve Pack
dohart 11/Sep/16 TR dnf

Got to crux in one go but couldn't do it. Definitely doable just need to boulder a bit.

with peter
Dave Cale 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Nice climbing

Hidden 04/Sep/16 Lead β
hervenuttall ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Beth, Matt or Marcus
professorcobra 17/Jun/16 Lead RP
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Marti999 05/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Stephe roberts , Sam Ferguson
Linc 29/May/16 Lead RP
with Kay
TomJ 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with afrosam
afrosam 15/May/16 Lead β
with TomJ
Dandan82 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 01/May/16 2nd RP

First 7a, chuffed to pieces!

with Dan Verge
brian watson 02/Apr/16 Lead RP
with Mike
W d c ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Very sustained, touch and go.

with BILL G
tommccluskey 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S


with Allan, alex, Matt Thorne, Jess
OliverRoss 27/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Alkis
Alkis 25/Oct/15 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.

Nick Sherring 30/Aug/15 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

Hidden 30/Aug/15 Lead RP
psborland 30/Aug/15 Lead
with Nick
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
AlexD 21/Jul/15 Lead RP
with Aarron, Steve
Hidden 06/Jul/15 Lead O/S
dohart 06/Jul/15 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)
Patricia de Frutos ?/Jul/15 Lead RP
Rich Kirby 29/May/15 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 29/May/15 Lead O/S
JackMac 09/Apr/15 Lead RP

Love this route. First 7a at Portland.

with Camwa, Jamie
JackMac 06/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Gavin Alner, Adam Kent
paultaylor 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/15 TR dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
AlexD 24/Jan/15 Lead dog
with Sue
Bristoldave 14/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Luke
bigdrew 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Eve
eel 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andy J
nacnud 09/Aug/14 Lead
with Ed Ratcliffe
Gem Minihan 14/Jul/14 TR dnf
with Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Phil Haigh
robajob 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with Kt
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead O/S
RKirke 30/Mar/14 Lead dog

I should of onsighted this but panicked after the crux and fell off the mantel move.

BenL 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb
Tommyads ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Nov/13 TR O/S
philhaigh 20/Sep/13 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!)

lewiz 24/Aug/13 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 :/

shaun.yandell ?/Aug/13 TR O/S
DJ Nelson 25/May/13 Lead β
Jonathan Emett 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with dan
Julie Carroll 18/May/13 Lead RP
with Alice
Alex More 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mick Ward, trev
burto 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with steve
Ed morris 24/Feb/13 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
RadekNowak ??/2013 Lead β
Jobbo 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 19/Aug/12 Lead RP

3rd try / first proper redpoint. Burningly hot = not good for small holds!

with Leah
Linc 11/Aug/12 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead dog
Jeronimo 24/May/12 Lead O/S
catblack 06/Apr/12 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!

Andrew Barker 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Good climbing with a tough crux.

La Mont 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tomar 11/Mar/12 Lead β

Retroflash. Good but no near as good and hard as Portland heights

Toby Dunn 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Lyndsay Hilton
Hidden 03/Sep/11 -
tania 03/Sep/11 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
Ian Bell 20/Aug/11 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
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead dog
John Tanner 02/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Dougie Swanson-Low
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead RP
fildac 26/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead dog
Owen W-G 09/Apr/11 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
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
tobydunford 03/Apr/11 Lead β
with Phil Belcher
Tomar 19/Mar/11 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!

matthewjames 13/Mar/11 Lead dnf
with Katie Keeley
MarkRyder 12/Feb/11 Lead RP
with Ivan M
Luke Dawson 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hawkscry ??/2011 -
dswansonlow 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 10/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Dougie
ThomasB ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
La benya 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

the crux felt really difficult until i found the right hold, easy from then.. really good route!

Justin T 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead dog
mlg678 ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead dog
willbatho 20/Aug/10 Lead dog
pie_eater_pete ?/Aug/10 Lead
brices 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jh123 05/Jun/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead O/S
nacnud 17/Apr/10 Lead β
natalietanzer 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Duncan
vertigo 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

First 7a onsight! Classy route.

with Harry Boden
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead β
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Lead dog
feilx 17/Jan/10 Lead rpt
with Heather
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 31/Aug/09 TR O/S
dannyboy83 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Jake
Luke d 05/Jun/09 TR O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead
eddieclimb 22/May/09 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Edwards
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd β
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
irenemil 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Akin
Ed Babs 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S

first 7a onsight : )

with Mike Hawkins
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
feilx 06/Dec/08 Lead rpt
with Rich Dagner
schof 06/Dec/08 Lead RP
with mike hawkins
Dave Rumney 12/Oct/08 -
with Sean Roberts
steve taylor 11/Oct/08 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Jun/08 2nd dnf
Morgan Woods 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Some great bouldery moves at the crux.

with David S
Martin Krasnansky 28/May/08 Lead O/S
feilx 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Tiff
Kevster ??/2008 -
La Mont ??/2008 -
sam_cox ?/Dec/07 Lead β
Richard Horn 21/Oct/07 Lead RP
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
dan gibson 15/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Rin
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Jus ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
lx ?/Apr/06 Lead


with ben
Billg 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Paul Bowen
bigie bob 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Jane Weir 13/Nov/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/04 Lead β
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
just one more 06/Jul/03 Lead
with Svenn G
John Southworth 13/Jul/02 Lead O/S
clark alston ??/2001 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/2000 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
kp64zl ?/Jul/97 TR
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 14/Apr/95 Lead
Eduardo Martinez ??/1995 Lead O/S
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