Rockfax Description
The belay is a bit too low, so top-out first to get the tick. Only 6a if not climbed past the belay. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 8.8.88 08/Aug/1988

Ticklists: Portland.

Lady Vee 29/Oct/17 Lead

Aided last 6C move. Need to repeat.

cdpuk 29/Oct/17 Lead RP
hthom 29/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Flashed up to the 6C move, had a few goes on this but didn't figure out. One to go back after watching Chris lead through this section and getting the beta

Bones [:B 06/Oct/17 TR O/S
guy127917 06/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Jen
gem_stone12 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/17 Lead β
benoneill13 26/May/17 Lead RP
Jen BXM S 26/May/17 Lead dnf
nvalentine760 16/Apr/17 Lead dog
Roland stopps 11/Mar/17 Lead β
freec 09/Oct/16 Lead RP

First 6c clean - 2nd go after coming off top move the first time. Rockfax needs updating - it is not possible to clip the chains before doing the crux move (unless you are a giant!)

Maddie 29/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Clipped what I thought was the end only to find another clip. Pretty annoying. Portland guide says 4 bolts but needs 6

kingborris 26/Jun/16 Lead dog
with Simon
Hidden 15/May/16 -
Giles Davis 15/May/16 Lead RP
Dandan82 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Jack Shewring 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S

A one move wonder but the one move is definitely a 6c move. I liked the route.

tommccluskey 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Jess
nikki_a_swan 19/Mar/16 2nd
with NaCl
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
duncan 23/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Rob Nichols
kirtus86 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Sam4242 01/Jul/15 Lead O/S
sam_craddock 21/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Phil Belcher
Jim Brooke 07/Jun/15 Lead β

route description is out of date - lower off can only be reached after the 6c crux

with Chris Sims
chris sm 07/Jun/15 Lead rpt
chris85 ?/Jun/15 Lead dog
Josh Lewis 23/May/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 23/May/15 TR
bryan61 09/May/15 Lead O/S
with slawomir
Martin Bagshaw 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Rafal Malczyk
Ioana.Mischie 21/Sep/14 Lead
AaronBosley 20/Sep/14 Lead β
georgel 22/Aug/14 Lead RP
with anthony
Thinker01 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Hard at the top

samparsons 03/May/14 Lead
Rupey 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Cat Hendrie 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
TomLanc 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
RKirke 30/Jun/13 Lead RP
nataliehaigh 29/May/13 2nd dog
with Shamina Kapadia, Phil Haigh
philhaigh 29/May/13 Lead rpt
with Shamina Kapadia, Natalie Haigh
Tom Brierley Gore 26/May/13 Lead O/S

This is now a 6c in the Rockfax guide and the lower-off has been moved to the very top so there is no 6b, grade here should be updated. The crux is interesting :P took quite a pause perched bellow it while figuring it out, A one move wonder but a good move. Take care at the bottom, first bolt is super high on not exactly easy holds, and you're climbing above a big crumbly slope of death.

taff raymond 11/May/13 TR
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Stefan_Morris 27/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Alex
alexcollins123 27/Mar/13 2nd
Lloyders 26/Mar/13 Lead β

Hard! Badly positioned last bolt

with Air
air 26/Mar/13 Lead

Hardest 6b I've ever climbed!

with Lloyd
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Lead dog
Ali.B 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead rpt
philhaigh 15/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Oct/11 2nd
Danny Crump 23/Oct/11 Lead dnf
dan gibson 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
Kevster 09/Oct/11 Lead rpt
odox 27/Sep/11 2nd
andybirtwistle 27/Sep/11 Lead

Did a 6b+ and a 6c after this and no move was anywhere near as hard as the top moves on this!Far better left as a decent 6a to the old lower off final moves are probably 6c!

Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead β
Tommy Harris 25/Sep/11 Lead RP
katiep 09/Jul/11 Lead dog

Pulled on the bolt before the lower off. Couldn't see how to get further.

with Callan
Matt77 09/Jul/11 Lead dog
fildac 03/Jun/11 Lead dog
Kopinski 25/May/11 Lead O/S
garywong 27/Mar/11 Lead dog

Frustrating rest at the crux

GarethHall 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Paul
MarkRyder 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead
mlg678 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 19/Sep/10 Lead rpt

rh high tiny side pull, lh shell two finger pocket, rf on left-sloping edge, lf smear, reach up l to high sloper.

with crispin
Steve Woollard 17/Sep/10 2nd
Jonathan Emett 17/Sep/10 Lead dog

failed on last move, but then got it second attempt - but can't remember how I did it :-)

Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead
Rachel S 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S

not sure about this, didn't top out so only 6a. Quite hard to get to lower off, harder than 6a I reckon.

brices 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Alexandre Buisse 23/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead dnf
3 Names 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/10 Lead O/S
dunky 11/Apr/10 2nd dnf

did not even make the top belay staple let alone above it :( it was about 10 inches away... next time.. dam small holds

andy jennings 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with ben
Ben Harper 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Baby A
Wil Treasure ??/2010 Lead
Ed Babs 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
alexisg ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S

only up to the crux, no guidebook and hadn't seen it on here before so didn't know was meant to top out! just have to go back and do it again now :-)

with joe jameson
chris sm 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
markfairbank 25/May/09 Lead dnf

Couldn't get the top move, plenty of attempts falling off though.

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 25/May/09 Lead dnf

Couldn't get last move above the lower off. No problem up to the 6B crux!

with Mark Fairbank
Graham C 05/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mark N
JimR 01/Mar/09 -
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
nealh ??/2009 Lead
chris sm 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
FrostyWebb 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Not a very nice top section!!!

with Josh King
Sparky!!!3 11/Oct/08 Lead
ASchwirtz 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

couldn't do the final move and I'm 6ft. bloody annoying.

with steve
bpmclimb 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S

The 6a bit only. Couldn't do the hard one or two moves to make the whole route a 6b - IMO a pointless extension anyway, especially as there isn't a proper lower-off.

with Clare
London Luke ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S
vertigo 16/Feb/08 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Scott N ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
tobydunford 24/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ben Smith
andy jennings ?/Jul/07 2nd RP
Hidden 09/Jun/07 TR dnf
Protheroe 09/Jun/07 TR
with Dave C
Hidden 28/Apr/07 2nd
trevor macalonan 28/Apr/07 Lead dnf
with Tim
JPGR 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Steve
Will Homoky 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Hindson
ecowaller ?/Feb/07 Lead

very badly bolted, spoils a nice route, the crux is interesting...didn't fall but it surprised me a little

with Paula
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Wilbur 21/Oct/06 Lead RP

The fierce crux (easier for the tall) was conquered clean by yours truly 2nd go by an imaginative (and hard!) bouldery sequence.

with George
Jon_Warner 04/Sep/06 Lead dnf
with Jonny
Jon_Warner 04/Sep/06 2nd rpt
with Jonny
Hidden 04/Sep/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead dog
a_radiohead_fan ?/Aug/06 -
Hidden 08/Apr/06 Lead dog
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
ASchwirtz 17/Jul/05 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Jan/05 TR O/S
dannyboy83 ??/2005 Lead O/S
bigie bob ??/2005 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2004 Lead RP
Mark A Humphries 22/Mar/03 Lead RP
with dean howard
Hidden 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/00 Lead O/S
duncan 21/May/00 Lead O/S
with Phillipe
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 12/Feb/98 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/1997 -
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
Hidden 08/May/94 -
Nigel Coe ??/1989 TR

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