Rockfax Description
The wall and baffling upper groove is one of the more popular lines at this end of the cliff. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Taylor 24/May/1995

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Natalie's Challenges, Portland sub 6b, Portland.

PaddyFreer 28/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with freec
freec 28/Sep/17 Lead dog

got pumped trying to figure out the baffling groove

gem_stone12 20/Sep/17 Lead O/S
tim.fairhall 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Sachi
Jane Weir 25/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with Neal Heanes
Hidden 03/Jun/17 TR dog
DanielGyi 15/Apr/17 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/16 TR dnf
JackMac 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Nikki_C
Dizz 22/Oct/16 Lead RP

Initially baffled by baffling groove!

with AJM
AJM 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead β
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead β
hervenuttall ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Doug
Hidden 08/May/16 -
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
chris_woodsy 04/Oct/15 Lead β
etrillaud 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
mjeffery 07/Jul/15 Lead RP

Got pumped trying to work out the baffling groove. Got it clean second go.

ConstaBern 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
BenL 09/May/15 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb, Ryu
Julie Carroll 16/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Dan Gibson
samparsons 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
pymn nice but dim 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Marti999 06/Dec/13 Lead rpt
with Debbie
Hidden 01/Dec/13 Lead rpt
Dan_F 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with Ben jones, philipb
Dan_F 29/Sep/13 Lead RP

Good route was baffled by the groove but Phil worked it out and I got 2nd go.. Cheers phl..

with philipb
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead RP
lewiz 22/Sep/13 Lead
with Artur Malczuk
bryan61 03/Aug/13 Lead dog

very thin finish, hung around too long before committing

with ryan
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead dog
redjerry 01/Jul/13 TR O/S
Linc ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
dan gibson 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
robajob 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Anastasia 09/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Daniel Wicks 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Howett
Phil Murray 27/May/13 Lead β

Excellent! Beta proved most useul...

with Steve Wright
philhaigh 21/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead RP
mattgrange 16/Sep/12 Lead dog

Duly baffled

LardClimber 16/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jonleighton 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
tobydunford 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Kirsty Kerr
RyMole 23/Jun/12 -
mlg678 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead rpt
duncan 13/May/12 Lead rpt
Matt250 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Dizz 06/Apr/12 Lead dnf

Was baffled by the baffling groove ...

with Richard S
Alex N-R 29/Jan/12 Lead β
will black ??/2012 Lead O/S
Rupey 22/Oct/11 Lead RP
Jonathan Emett 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with rupe
Shona H 09/Oct/11 TR
with Jane Weir
patrickc 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
odox 25/Sep/11 2nd
andybirtwistle 25/Sep/11 Lead

6b+ as the moves in the top groove are very tricky

JPGR 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
jfreeman 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S
simonr 11/Aug/11 Lead β
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead
embob 31/Jul/11 Lead

Quality route, one hard move into the groove, but fine once feet sorted. Absorbing, flowing climbing. AE.

with Alex
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead dog
LeahJamie 09/Jul/11 Lead

slipped and sliced my finger - bloody holds made it an exciting finish!

with Aidan Taub
KLucy 26/Jun/11 TR
cdpuk 26/Jun/11 TR dnf

Stuck at the penultimate bolt

Hidden 15/May/11 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JonBrown 16/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with AlexD
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead rpt
kenyajc 12/Mar/11 TR
JWB 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

nearly perfect but i bottled it whilst clipping the rope in at the crux move and grabbed the quickdraw!damn shame. great route all the same!

natalietanzer 25/Sep/10 Lead
with pete
Joe Grondowski 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
mikeconway 09/Aug/10 Lead β
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
el_monty 19/Jun/10 Lead β
with candice
matthewjames 16/Jun/10 Lead dog
with James Chapman, Fabian Pilgram
SMc 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anne
candicegallab 05/Jun/10 2nd β
candicegallab ?/Jun/10 Lead β
Don Jebus 19/May/10 Lead O/S
joese7en 19/May/10 Lead β
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead rpt
sam_cox 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
La benya 24/Apr/10 Lead β
ian d f 14/Feb/10 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Tim M 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Steve W
TiffTiff 26/Jul/09 Lead rpt
JonBrown 26/Jul/09 Lead RP
with Tiff
Morgan Woods 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with David S
Hidden 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 13/Jun/09 Lead β
with Geoff
Alex More 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with trev
Ben Harper 10/May/09 Lead β
with Baby A
vertigo 10/May/09 Lead O/S
dmoir 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Vince 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Gareth Chapman
Tom Heslam ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
nealh ??/2009 Lead
TiffTiff 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead
London Luke ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 12/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Lucy Creamer
steve taylor 01/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Trev Ford
trev_f 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Taylor
Hidden ??/2008 -
nblackbeard 27/Oct/07 Lead dog
with Marc McGarry
Hidden 28/Aug/07 2nd
tobydunford 24/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ben Smith
chris sm 15/Apr/07 Lead dnf
with Pippa Froggatt
JPGR 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Andy
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
bigie bob 06/May/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Owen W-G 18/Jun/05 Lead O/S

A bit scary in the groove.

with Leo & Tony
john1 07/May/05 Lead RP
with simon
Jane Weir 16/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead RP
Robmwatt ??/2005 Lead
goi.ashmore 29/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Ben Merryfield
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 -
just one more 04/May/02 Lead
with Svenn G
Hidden 24/Apr/02 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 24/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Mark Stevenson 23/Jan/02 Lead O/S
AlexD 28/Oct/01 Lead O/S
John Southworth 03/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/01 -
Hidden ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
duncan 21/May/00 Lead O/S
with Phillipe
Hidden 02/Apr/99 Lead
sadams 18/Jun/98 Lead
with Andy Long
Hidden 08/May/98 Lead O/S
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
steve taylor ?/May/95 Lead β
with mark bateman
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