Rockfax Description
Climb the fingery lower-wall on positive, but hard-to-see holds to the break. Follow the easier, but enticing groove to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Neal Heanes Mar/2002

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

Flavio 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
tim.fairhall 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Sachi
will_of_fortune 08/Jul/17 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Jun/17 Lead O/S
emmafizzle 10/Jun/17 Lead O/S
samparsons 10/Jun/17 Lead β
with Emmie
Hidden 10/Jun/17 Lead dog
Martin Bagshaw 20/Feb/17 Lead β
with Tom Hudson
Hidden ??/2017 -
brian watson 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
Hidden 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S
chris_woodsy 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Widdaz
cdpuk 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead G/U
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Steph
Steph Roberts 02/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Sam
mjeffery 07/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Strong winds made the balancy groove at the top very interesting.

Rupey 23/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Owen W-G 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Tomisi
leoch01 01/Nov/14 Lead
with Scott Bradshaw
Lorène ?/Nov/14 Lead
ConstaBern 18/May/14 Lead
Anna Maykova 04/May/14 TR dog
with Ian
Ian MK 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 07/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Dan_F 07/Nov/13 Lead RP
with philipb
Luxulyan 22/Sep/13 Lead
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
strudles 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Leo choi
Ali 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Alain, Curious Yellow
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Barry Kerslake 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Alan Betts
Macca_7 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Nice steady route good climbing!

Jonathan Emett ?/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with barry, tomski, rupe
Phil Murray 27/May/13 Lead β

Blew onsight as sun in eyes, but then led after Steve - nice - tippy crux, on slabby bit near top! Worthwhile.

with Steve Wright
philhaigh 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Gubbins, Mel Dodge, Natalie Haigh
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S


Julesthe1st 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
robajob 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Jenni
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
richardashe 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Tru 05/Jun/12 Lead β
james.pilbeam 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Tony Adshead 01/Apr/12 TR O/S
Semtex 01/Apr/12 TR dog

Great route

with Hazard
patrickc 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Very nice climbing

with Mark
matthewjames 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Jones, Sam Taylor
marcduhig 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Text book 6b

Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead dnf
fildac 01/Jun/11 Lead dog
lewiz 08/May/11 Lead dog

Popped off hold low down with one clip. Stupid. Would otherwise have been first F6b onsight!

with Owen John
ekaterina sigida 20/Apr/11 Lead

very good rout, but really struggled with one part trying to get over the bulge. ( no feet and small crimps are reachy)

with rob daughtery
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
LeahJamie 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First Portland 6b onsight!

with Ian Bell
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead
Ed Babs 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Dr Steve, Magnus
Hidden 22/Sep/10 Lead
LiLaMont 12/Sep/10 Lead rpt
mikeconway 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 TR dog
andy jennings 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with ben
RFWilkie 11/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Hand slipped on greasy hold low down.

MarkRyder 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Rich
La benya 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
candicegallab 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Barry Kerslake 27/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mel
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead
hippo99 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with rache
AlexD 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Ceridwen 27/Jun/09 Lead dog

One rest, dammit!

michpaulatto 27/Jun/09 2nd dog
jacobjlloyd 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
vertigo 20/Jun/09 Lead β
jw231 23/May/09 Lead O/S
nblackbeard 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Gingerdarren 23/May/09 Lead O/S

Can't remember it, think it was fine though.

with Wendy Coles
JonBrown 10/May/09 Lead rpt
with Heather
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead
Ben Harper 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
trev_f 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jon
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead
embob 12/Apr/09 2nd dog

Al got it clean. Found the bottom section hard.

with Alex
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
AsleepOnBelay 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

My first 6b onsight lead at Portland. Fingery work to the midway point was the crux. Top bit is a fun balancey staircase!

with Sarah Davis
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
tobydunford 02/Nov/08 Lead dog
with Harry Martin
Hidden ?/Oct/08 TR β
Jonathan Emett 07/Sep/08 Lead O/S

had to grab runner - not my fault!

with Mike
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
chris sm 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
John Marsland 26/Apr/08 2nd dog
with Goi
goi.ashmore 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
Matt Bennett 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S
ecowaller 11/Aug/07 -
with Paula
feeko 19/May/07 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
La Mont ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
givemetea 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Ann Chong
Hidden 01/May/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Vince 10/Jul/05 Lead RP
with Morgan Woods
Hidden 17/May/05 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/2005 Lead
just one more 06/Apr/03 Lead
with tim b, Max B
Hidden 10/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Ben Thorne ??/2002 Lead O/S

Stiff start.

with John Pullin
Hidden ??/2000 -
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