Rockfax Description
The small bulge near the top gives the crux. Take it on the left via a tiny seam. © Rockfax

FA. Neal Heanes 25/Jul/1992

Ticklists: Portland.

adamsriches 18/Nov Lead O/S
Jandwilson 04/Nov Lead O/S
emmafizzle 14/Oct Lead RP
gem_stone12 02/Sep Lead O/S
ngreen 27/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug Lead dnf
dripdry1 26/Aug Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden 12/Aug 2nd dog
Hidden 12/Aug Lead O/S
Jack.H.92 12/Aug Lead O/S
with Emily
Rock to Fakey 15/Jul Lead O/S

Did this under the erroneous impression that it was a 5+...! Actually quite hard at the start too, but the crux is the thin seam up at the top. Easyish 6b+ then?

with Little Tern
Jameshiskett 03/Jul Lead
Linc 13/Jun Lead RP
with Kay
Hidden 03/Jun Lead O/S
rachelvlc 02/Jun Lead
with Luke
littleluke 02/Jun Lead O/S
Matti Puckridge 02/Jun Lead O/S
benoneill13 26/May Lead O/S
Jen BXM S 26/May Lead dog
colinthomson5 14/May Lead G/U
with Kelly Gay, Jack Thomson
Hidden 07/May TR dnf
ClemB 29/Apr Lead dog
with Caroline, Will Burgess
CRiddiford 29/Apr Lead O/S
nvalentine760 16/Apr Lead
Ian Kendrick 08/Apr Lead O/S

Very small fingery holds for last bolts.

with Jo Topham
eduardo 25/Mar Lead dog
with lout
Hidden 18/Feb Lead dog
Hidden 22/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/16 Lead O/S
clarekissane 10/Oct/16 Lead
with steve gorton
PaddyFreer 09/Oct/16 2nd
with freec
freec 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Scary position for 2nd bolt - climbing is straightforward here but if you fall you will hit the ground. Crux at top goes nicely with crimpy sidepulls on left - bit soft for 6b+ by Portland's usual standard!

needlefluff 06/Oct/16 Lead O/S
santoshr 18/Sep/16 TR dog
rockafunked ?/Sep/16 Lead RP

Returned to claim the redpoint.

StrongDan 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S
TomZZ 18/Jun/16 Lead dog
rockafunked ?/Jun/16 Lead dog

Will return to claim the RP.

Linc 29/May/16 Lead dog
with Kay
Linc 29/May/16 Lead dog
with Kay
mikespooner 15/May/16 Lead O/S
Stroppy 15/May/16 Lead O/S
ThomN 08/May/16 -

top rope to last bolt, went right at the top

Dandan82 01/May/16 Lead rpt
Carnie Lisa 01/May/16 2nd β
with Dan Verge
ArrMcC 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Didn't read the guide and went right at the top. Ended up a good bit harder than I had hoped for a warm up!

with Chloe Davidson
Chloe 30/Apr/16 Lead β

Really nice climb :)

with Arran
nikki_a_swan 19/Mar/16 2nd
with NaCl
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Tim
Marti999 07/Mar/16 Lead rpt
tommccluskey 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Allan, Matt Thorne, alex, Jess
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 27/Sep/15 Lead rpt
tiffanykate12 08/Aug/15 2nd β
kirtus86 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Pete Scott 04/Aug/15 Lead O/S
ElArt 10/Jul/15 Lead
Sam4242 10/Jul/15 Lead β
Jim Brooke 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Sims
chris sm 07/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Giles Davis 06/Jun/15 Lead dog


Jack Shewring 25/May/15 Lead O/S

The crux seam had some nice moves, but a bit sharp.

noddy.rhys 23/May/15 Lead dog

1 fall messed up at the bulge

jamesb101 04/May/15 Lead β
Hidden 02/May/15 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Mar/15 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Andy_Gale469 ??/2015 TR dog
Marti999 20/Oct/14 Lead rpt
AlexD 20/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Marti
Giles Davis 06/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 23/Aug/14 2nd β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
bigdrew 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Eve
eel 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andy J
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
nacnud 27/Jul/14 2nd
ewanjp 27/Jul/14 Lead dog

Last bulge is the 6b+ bit. Ground has collapsed after the winter meaning the first clip is a bit high and bottom is very dirty. Just remember to look for the seam at the end!

with Rich Price, Duncan O'Sullivan
Kap 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
philhaigh 03/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Mike Gubbins, Shamina Kapadia
ConstaBern 03/May/14 TR
samparsons 03/May/14 Lead
Ben J ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Gemma Steel
mattc 23/Sep/13 Lead O/S
pymn nice but dim ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead dog
bryan61 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
trannumrahim 03/Aug/13 Lead
with Rich
Rokmunky 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Trannum
Tru 03/Aug/13 Lead β
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead dog
Henry.Todman ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
benscarter 13/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Kaori Carter
RKirke 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Will huntridge 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ian Ash 05/May/13 Lead RP
Stefan_Morris 27/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Alex
alexcollins123 27/Mar/13 2nd
RadekNowak ??/2013 Lead β
maybe_si 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
robajob 20/Oct/12 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/12 Lead dog
philhaigh 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Tomar 22/Jul/12 Lead β
Qisheng Xie 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ben Aldersey
Jay81 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Tomar
rustaldo 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S


Julesthe1st 16/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Alex
Ian Bell 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Nice, pretty easy.

with Leah
LeahJamie 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Bell
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
katiep 01/Jul/12 Lead β
with Jen D, Phil
Radical-G 04/Jun/12 Lead RP

Awesome, easy 6b+ with the sequence in place

Hidden 26/May/12 Lead dog
Jonathan Emett 20/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/May/12 TR O/S
jon_ridley 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
efrance24234 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
catblack 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Did this because we thought the name was funny. Not great and much easier than 6b+. Wasn't sure whether to go left or right at the top, left seemed too easy but right looked nails

Andrew Barker 01/Apr/12 Lead β

Not a great route.

Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead β
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dandan82 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S
will black 29/Oct/11 Lead β

great route quite a blind reach at the top

Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead RP
Tommy Harris 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
dunky 04/Sep/11 Lead dog

Thought it was the 4, thought it was quite hard for a 4!, when i got to the top, i knew it wasn't a 4... didn't really manage it.. hung on rope.. next time...

with Nessa
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/11 Lead rpt
risby 09/Aug/11 TR dnf

After a helpful hoist to start I got up to the level of the penultimate bolt with little problem but could see no way to cover the last few feet.

gibsond 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Got something in my eye halfway up, but still manage to make it to the top without stopping.

Hidden 09/Aug/11 TR β
MikeC59 31/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
el_monty 22/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Zo
Ducks Rock 22/Jul/11 TR β

awesome route

with Fox
Jonathan Emett 19/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with rupe
hotfeet 17/Jul/11 Lead

pleasant start but tricky over the bulge - didn't complete.

waynem1985 17/Jul/11 Lead dog

Took One fall on the crux, and ripped a finger. Reclimbed and finshed.

antdav 17/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Constanza
SharmaYelverton 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead RP
Jonathan Emett 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Lyndsay
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead dog
AliciaHarrison 25/Apr/11 TR
with johnny davidson, adam kendrick, Richard Mardell
Jonathan Emett 04/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Lyndsay
garywong 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead
Sebastien Gastaud 27/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead dog
Bristoldave 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Alex More 16/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Howell
Jack.H.92 13/Mar/11 Lead RP
conorjclarke 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Will Twigger
Jonathan Emett 05/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Paul
Jonathan Emett 20/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Ash
Jonathan Emett 03/Jan/11 Lead dnf

too cold to feel the crimps!

with Lyndsay
patsaunders ??/2011 Lead
Dan_F 17/Oct/10 Lead RP

1st 6b :) got it at the end of the day after falling from the last move in the morning. AWESOME

Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Smelliot 25/Sep/10 Lead dnf
mlg678 25/Sep/10 Lead β
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Steve Woollard 17/Sep/10 2nd
Jonathan Emett 17/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Ben Harper 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Cat, Baby A
andy jennings 12/Sep/10 Lead β
with ben
Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tania 28/Aug/10 TR
with terry
TerryLines 28/Aug/10 Lead dog
adam cooper*super* 12/Aug/10 Lead
with sam farnsworth
RFWilkie 01/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Clean at 2nd attemt

brices 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 21/Mar/10 Lead
with katiep
katiep 21/Mar/10 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Mar/10 2nd
brian watson 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
will9911 ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
pete_fewings ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
mikeyg 05/Sep/09 Lead
with Jay_Kay
Sophie Nunn 05/Aug/09 Lead
alexisg ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
chris sm 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead dnf
tom169 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Laura
DanH9883 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ed
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Apr/09 Lead dog
El3ctroFuzz 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Tis 6a+ in the guide book if u stay on the right line, 6a if u go left a bit. It really didnt feel 6a+.. the top moves were chuffin hard!

with Adam West
givemetea 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Shale
davenev 13/Mar/09 TR dog

Night climb - great til the top!!!

with luke
Mr Tickle 13/Mar/09 Lead dog

Night climb. Took big whipper after going right of the lower off...whoops! If someone could collect my stomach that would be great...i think its still there.

with davenev
JimR 01/Mar/09 -
sam_cox 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Sam Cox
tobydunford 14/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
eastley ??/2009 Lead
jominator ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead dog
ASchwirtz 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S

No lower offs have to top out

Ben Tyrrell 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rich
hervenuttall 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Didier Nuttall
London Luke ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
tedj234 18/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kate Campbell
Julia Chatterton 14/Jun/08 TR

Missing a belay bolt at the top or did we miss something?! My partner had to thread the route to the left

with Will
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S
vertigo 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

My first 6b+ Onsight! Low in the grade me thinks... Nice route though.

Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/07 Lead dnf
dobby 200 05/Oct/07 Lead O/S

my first 6b onsight!

Hidden 22/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd
Graham Westbrook ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Monk 26/May/07 Lead O/S
with Jon, Olivia, Matt, Mandy
Jules 210681 25/May/07 Lead
Zoomer 25/May/07 2nd
ecowaller 17/Mar/07 Lead
with Paula
thetourist 04/Feb/07 Lead dnf

I was told it was a 4+!! Got to between the last bolt and the lowering off bolts and my mind decided that this was chuffin' hard for a 4+. Up until that point I'd climbed it clean. I was probably 3 marginal moves off finishing the route. Now I know why it was marginal!

with Dan Carpenter
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Tom Heslam ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
Lloyders ??/2007 Lead
mattyork2 28/Nov/06 Lead O/S
JonBray 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
lukea ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Olaf
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Vince 28/May/05 Lead O/S
with John Percy
dannyboy83 ??/2005 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/03 Lead O/S
platt2000 ??/2003 Lead
AlexD 13/Oct/01 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Billg 25/Feb/01 Lead O/S
FrankW 20/Jan/01 Lead O/S
with James R
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
clark alston ?/Dec/98 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 10/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with Jason Lloyd
Simon cook ??/1998 -
John Southworth ?/May/97 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/1997 -
Hidden 10/Apr/96 AltLd
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/94 Lead O/S
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