Rockfax Description
A square-cut groove at the top of the grass bank leads to a tricky finish directly through the upper overhang. Finishing on the left-hand side of the overhang is an equally good 6b variation. © Rockfax

FA. H.Venables 17/Dec/1988

Ticklists: Portland.

Dibdawg 28/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Clark
thomasmouse 21/Jun/13 Lead β
with Nat
natalietanzer 21/Jun/13 Lead β
with tom, will
dan gibson 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
Julie Carroll 10/Oct/12 Lead β
with Dan Gibson
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead
JackMac 01/Jul/12 Lead dnf
with Jamie, Camwa
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd
philhaigh 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Cailean Harker 12/May/12 -
s.c.white 25/Mar/12 Lead
with Jonathan Fuller
Hidden ??/2012 -
Delroyb 16/Oct/11 Lead β
Matt Smith 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Lawrence Butcher, Martin Scott
Matt77 01/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Kalju
Jonathan Emett 01/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with rupe
Rupey 01/Sep/11 Lead β
mlg678 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S

if you go direct at the top its about 6c, if you use the big sidepulls to the left then its about 6a+

marcb 31/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
sarpedon 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 TR RP
Jonathan Emett 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Lyndsay
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead RP
Alison2 20/Apr/11 2nd dog

hard top move taken direct

Bristoldave 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with LukeW
marcb 03/Apr/11 TR rpt
with Sophie Skellern, Kyle Goslan
marcb 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie Skellern, Kyle Goslan
London Luke ?/Apr/11 Lead
Ed Babs 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Harry
John 1804 24/Jul/10 Lead RP

Taken direct

Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead
colkurtz 11/Jul/10 2nd
with Robb
robajob 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S
DrGav 12/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Went direct using the right crimp on the face as per the climber's club 6c variant.

with Wendy
Barry Kerslake 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jo F
jamespilgrim 09/May/10 Lead β

Felt straightforward for 6b (thanks to moving left to find the jug at the lower off)

with Mark
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Ben Harper 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dougie, Gideon Mordecai
dswansonlow 04/Oct/09 Lead dog

Tricky last move.

with Ben Harper, Gideon Mordecai
FrostyWebb 01/Sep/09 Lead β

Though the route was really nice on the grade as a trickyish start and a technical move at the top to lower off!

with Axel
mynameisjen 24/Aug/09 Lead β
clgladiator 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ducky
Somerset swede basher 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Wicks
Alex More ?/Jun/09 Lead β
with trev
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/09 TR dog
Hidden 04/May/09 Lead dog
trev_f 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike H
JimR 13/Apr/09 -
feilx 24/Jan/09 TR O/S
with Heather
dmoir 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Heather Rogers
nealh ??/2009 Lead
nblackbeard 24/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Gutted I didn't go left... attempted to tackle the top face direct... not a good plan.

with Billy Mclennan and Tom Grant
bpmclimb 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Clare
MarkRyder 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
hervenuttall 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Didier Nuttall
BobbyH 12/Jul/08 2nd β
with NI
ksjs 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 05/May/08 Lead O/S
Lloyders 12/Nov/07 Lead O/S
vertigo 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S

How has this ended up graded 6c?? Bonkers.

rhino_bill 07/Oct/07 Lead dog
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead
DrGav 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Used the sidepulls on the left.. felt on-route but who knows!

with Dave
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead β
Dan_Carroll 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
chris sm 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 25/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 13/Sep/06 Lead rpt
trevor macalonan 09/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 09/Jul/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with Floris
Wilbur 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S

First F6b onsight (touch soft i reckon!)

with Morgan
Daniel Wrightson 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Oliver Sherman 22/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/06 TR O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
petebale2000 24/Jul/05 Lead rpt
Stefan Kruger 23/Jul/05 Lead O/S

Unclear finish. Not 6c if left easy to reach arete used at the top. Got rained off Citizen Dust next door which appeared to be 'proper' 6c..

with Sarah Porter
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
john1 19/Jul/04 Lead RP
with simon
Hidden 05/Oct/03 Lead β
Hidden ??/2003 -
goi.ashmore 18/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Tom Starke
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/2000 -
duncan 20/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with Rei Kozaki
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
Nigel Coe ??/1989 2nd

FA, trad.

with Harry Venables
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Style of ascent
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