18m.

Rockfax Description
The rounded groove is a fine climb. The pocketed groove passing - but not using - the doorknob, leads to the upper break. Make some steep and committing moves to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 13/Nov/1988

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West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland, CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock

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trythis 9 Jun Show βeta
βeta: ok til top
βeta?
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βeta: ok til top
Jus 27 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: There is no long reach as long as you get your feet high, use a bit of technique & pull up on the obvious 2 holds.
βeta?
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βeta: There is no long reach as long as you get your feet high, use a bit of technique & pull up on the obvious 2 holds.
Ben Stokes 30 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: A soft touch at 6c+. As for the long reach at the top - where is it?
βeta?
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βeta: A soft touch at 6c+. As for the long reach at the top - where is it?
tomrainbow 6 Sep, 2000 Show βeta
βeta: This felt fine at 6c - routes such as Cliche upon Cliche and The Unworthy are harder.
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βeta: This felt fine at 6c - routes such as Cliche upon Cliche and The Unworthy are harder.
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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 14 Jun Lead
AJM 14 Jun Lead RP Second go. Off the greasy mono in the scoop first time
with Ken
Second go. Off the greasy mono in the scoop first time
with Ken
Chloe 9 Jun Lead β
with ArrMcC
with ArrMcC
ArrMcC 9 Jun Lead O/S
with Chloe
with Chloe
nimajneb 5 Jun Lead O/S
gem_stone12 5 Jun Lead O/S
emmafizzle 5 Jun Lead dog Not a good warm up.
Not a good warm up.
Aeron Thomas 29 May Lead β
with Mol
with Mol
slowmotion 28 May Lead β
with katiep
with katiep
katiep 28 May Lead O/S
danbooth 27 May Lead O/S Pretty stoked to get this onsite. (although I had read all the comments so had a good idea what to expect at the top!) But the climbing isn't overly exciting, so I'd just give it 1 star.
Pretty stoked to get this onsite. (although I had read all the comments so had a good idea what to expect at the top!) But the climbing isn't overly exciting, so I'd just give it 1 star.
AidanMorris 26 May Lead RP
robgixer 26 May Lead β
Phil Davidson 30 Apr Lead O/S
with Millsy
with Millsy
trythis 20 Apr Lead dog
jld579 ?Apr Lead O/S
beefy_legacy 23 Feb Lead dog As close as it is possible to get to an onsight. Got a slopy crimp at the chains, hung on for dear life to readjust twice, got the right up and slipped. Discovered when I finished it that the slopy crimp had a huge crack at the back! LOL
with Rob, Simon
As close as it is possible to get to an onsight. Got a slopy crimp at the chains, hung on for dear life to readjust twice, got the right up and slipped. Discovered when I finished it that the slopy crimp had a huge crack at the back! LOL
with Rob, Simon
Paul Hicks 17 Nov, 2018 TR dog Balance at the bottom. Thin in the groove. Lovely jugs in third quarter. Tough finish.
Balance at the bottom. Thin in the groove. Lovely jugs in third quarter. Tough finish.
ben1234 17 Nov, 2018 TR dog
with Mike Gubbins
with Mike Gubbins
Hidden 7 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Ignas Va 8 Sep, 2018 Lead dog
Bethan May Davies 19 Aug, 2018 Lead
johnhan310 19 Aug, 2018 Lead RP Hard! Fell off the last move numerous times. The mono just below the chains could have been a heartbreaker - got two digits jammed in it to be safe. Glad I persisted... great way to end the weekend
with dryvita
Hard! Fell off the last move numerous times. The mono just below the chains could have been a heartbreaker - got two digits jammed in it to be safe. Glad I persisted... great way to end the weekend
with dryvita
john lynch 19 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Paul Sagar 3 Aug, 2018 Lead dog Awful conditions and just coming into the sun but thought this was absolutely nails. Way harder than any 6c I’ve done before.
with Tutu
Awful conditions and just coming into the sun but thought this was absolutely nails. Way harder than any 6c I’ve done before.
with Tutu
Tutu 3 Aug, 2018 Lead dog
JackMac 21 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Regrettable last climb of the day. Too hot!
Regrettable last climb of the day. Too hot!
Lee_Meaden 21 Jul, 2018 Lead
Wine and climb 15 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
with DynoDan
with DynoDan
samparsons 14 Jul, 2018 Lead β
emmafizzle 14 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Clean up to the last break- couldn’t work out the feet to get to the chains.
Clean up to the last break- couldn’t work out the feet to get to the chains.
Saurusrock 21 Jun, 2018 Lead RP Fell at the top first time trying to work out the moves. Did it the second time retrieving the draws.
Fell at the top first time trying to work out the moves. Did it the second time retrieving the draws.
Hidden 20 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Yaz Abbas 29 Apr, 2018 Lead RP
Will Beaumont 29 Apr, 2018 2nd
Yaz Abbas 23 Apr, 2018 Lead dog Almost onsighted, got struggled to find the really good hold at the too pst the mono Will get it clean next time
with Ania
Almost onsighted, got struggled to find the really good hold at the too pst the mono Will get it clean next time
with Ania
Philoosh 7 Apr, 2018 Lead dog
Qisheng Xie 14 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
lukevf 8 Oct, 2017 Lead dog
with JB
with JB
Hidden 7 Sep, 2017 Lead β
Ian Bell 19 Aug, 2017 Lead dog Oh dear, used the doorknob then cheated the top! Hard final moves
Oh dear, used the doorknob then cheated the top! Hard final moves
adamsriches 6 Aug, 2017 Lead dog Super hard at the top.
with Elodie
Super hard at the top.
with Elodie
Hidden 6 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 16 Jul, 2017 TR RP
livpearson 16 Jul, 2017 2nd RP
Hidden 15 Jul, 2017 TR dog
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 19 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Callum, el_monty
with Callum, el_monty
tobydunford 11 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt
with Oli
with Oli
owenhancock22 27 May, 2017 Lead dog
with chancer
with chancer
chancer 27 May, 2017 TR dog fluffed the top move. should have lead repeat.
fluffed the top move. should have lead repeat.
TomJ 27 May, 2017 Lead RP
with k_k, afrosam
with k_k, afrosam
TomJ 20 May, 2017 Lead dog
with afrosam
with afrosam
Jay-Ast 13 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
cdpuk 2 Apr, 2017 Lead dog
Matti Puckridge 2 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Ellis Bird ??, 2017 Lead
hervenuttall ?Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Sean
with Sean
chris_woodsy 29 Aug, 2016 Lead G/U
with Widda
with Widda
tim.fairhall 10 Aug, 2016 Lead β
jsmcfarland 10 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Great climb! 2.5 stars. Initial groove is nails-hard and feels top end 6c. There's a great rest where the final baffling bulge can be comtemplated too, what's not to like? I skipped the mono and lunged for glory from the sidepull above the break. yikes. Very good fun and an incredible flash from Tim after my onsight : )
Great climb! 2.5 stars. Initial groove is nails-hard and feels top end 6c. There's a great rest where the final baffling bulge can be comtemplated too, what's not to like? I skipped the mono and lunged for glory from the sidepull above the break. yikes. Very good fun and an incredible flash from Tim after my onsight : )
julesmckim 9 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Found this hard! A confusing selection of crappy holds in the lower groove. Hard to read the moves. Top wall involved a mono and lunge
with Rob Smart
Found this hard! A confusing selection of crappy holds in the lower groove. Hard to read the moves. Top wall involved a mono and lunge
with Rob Smart
Tomas P 8 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Aelita
with Aelita
hfotheri 6 Aug, 2016 Lead dnf Couldn't do the final move at the top
Couldn't do the final move at the top
philhaigh 27 Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
etrillaud 18 Jun, 2016 Lead RP Did it on My second try after figuring out the last move
Did it on My second try after figuring out the last move
philhaigh 8 May, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 1 May, 2016 Lead dnf
Sam4242 1 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with ElArt
with ElArt
Hidden ?May, 2016 -
bigbobbyking 17 Apr, 2016 Lead dog
jamesb101 16 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Roger
with Roger
brian watson 9 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Steve Newman
with Steve Newman
ian d f 21 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 15 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 9 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 Lead β
dominic lee 14 Mar, 2015 -
with andy elliot
with andy elliot
eel 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Andy J
with Andy J
NielsC 16 Aug, 2014 Lead
bigdrew 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with eel
with eel
TomRiddelsdell 20 Jul, 2014 Lead RP The guide book showed the finish as to the right of the chains, but after searching around the only way I could find was via a tough move to the felt of the chains. Great route!
with Matt77
The guide book showed the finish as to the right of the chains, but after searching around the only way I could find was via a tough move to the felt of the chains. Great route!
with Matt77
Matt77 20 Jul, 2014 Lead dog Felt a bit out of shape on this one. Got the moves dialed so should do it next time.
with Tom Riddelsdell
Felt a bit out of shape on this one. Got the moves dialed so should do it next time.
with Tom Riddelsdell
3 Names 6 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
philhaigh 5 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
with Mike Gubbins, Shamina
with Mike Gubbins, Shamina
TomRiddelsdell 30 May, 2014 Lead dog Fell on the last move on both attempts. May have been able to skip the very nasty crimp if I had a bit more reach. Going to have to come back for another shot at this one!
Fell on the last move on both attempts. May have been able to skip the very nasty crimp if I had a bit more reach. Going to have to come back for another shot at this one!
islandlynx 30 May, 2014 Lead β
RadekNowak 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S Fight at the beginning. Upper section doable even for shorties.
Fight at the beginning. Upper section doable even for shorties.
Hidden 15 Oct, 2013 TR dnf
Nick Clement 13 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with mandy clement
with mandy clement
Hidden 28 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2013 Lead dog
Hidden 11 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
RFWilkie 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Tough top move
Tough top move
cameron_hall 1 Jun, 2013 Lead dnf Incredibly sharp holds, and couldn't figure out how to bridge around the doorknob.
with Luke Castiglio
Incredibly sharp holds, and couldn't figure out how to bridge around the doorknob.
with Luke Castiglio
cameron_hall 1 Jun, 2013 TR dog Even with a toprope and beta, it was move by sodding move...
with Luke Castiglio
Even with a toprope and beta, it was move by sodding move...
with Luke Castiglio
nath_casper 26 May, 2013 Lead RP
Montse Shelb 26 May, 2013 Lead RP Nice climb, trying to clip to the last bolt is hard for short people .. not many foot holds
Nice climb, trying to clip to the last bolt is hard for short people .. not many foot holds
Bonzkars 23 May, 2013 Lead RP Second go. Felt easy-ish 6c., Nice route though. Finish is ok if trust the mono.
Second go. Felt easy-ish 6c., Nice route though. Finish is ok if trust the mono.
Hidden 18 May, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 18 May, 2013 Lead rpt
philhaigh 16 May, 2013 2nd O/S
with Mike Gubbins, Shamina
with Mike Gubbins, Shamina
Hidden 16 May, 2013 TR rpt
AlexRenshaw 6 May, 2013 Lead
brices 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Maya, Ben Vowles, JayLewin
with Maya, Ben Vowles, JayLewin
Hidden 4 May, 2013 2nd
drcorbasisgod 27 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 20 Apr, 2013 Lead dog
with Tess Lyons
with Tess Lyons
burto 1 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with hertha
with hertha
Hidden 9 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Sep, 2012 Lead β
Marti999 24 Sep, 2012 Lead rpt
Graham C 24 Sep, 2012 Lead Ground up
Ground up
Hidden 16 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
mark20 26 Aug, 2012 Lead β
Daniel Wicks 18 Aug, 2012 Lead
with Tash
with Tash
Alex Mason 10 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Lovely climbing until the last, long move to a greasy mono.
with Laura Perry
Lovely climbing until the last, long move to a greasy mono.
with Laura Perry
Owen W-G 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S First portland 6c os, poss softie but hard finał move
with Roger
First portland 6c os, poss softie but hard finał move
with Roger
pezzerrr 8 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
dan gibson 29 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with roslyn mckendry
with roslyn mckendry
allydonald ?Sep, 2011 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2011 Lead dog
dswansonlow 10 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with John Tanner
with John Tanner
Gareth Bowen 8 Aug, 2011 Lead dog Fell on last move on first RP, will finish.
with Aleksandr
Fell on last move on first RP, will finish.
with Aleksandr
jbulger 6 Aug, 2011 Lead dog
J5Kay 6 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with jbulger
with jbulger
ian-rad 21 Jul, 2011 Lead dnf Got to last bolt with 2 rests, Could almost touch the anchor, but could not complete final reachy move.
Got to last bolt with 2 rests, Could almost touch the anchor, but could not complete final reachy move.
duncan 2 Jul, 2011 Lead rpt
Jonathan Emett 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S with a temporary assist from the bedknob
with a temporary assist from the bedknob
trevor macalonan 22 Apr, 2011 Lead RP
Hidden 22 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
J.Wells 17 Apr, 2011 Lead β
Ciro 9 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 9 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
London Luke ?Apr, 2011 Lead
john rensten 26 Mar, 2011 Lead RP my first 6c I think, second go
with Neal Jobling, Bryan
my first 6c I think, second go
with Neal Jobling, Bryan
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Lead RP
robajob 6 Mar, 2011 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Luke Dawson 21 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S super reachy 7a if your about 5 foot
super reachy 7a if your about 5 foot
Hidden 7 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Tom Heslam ?Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 18 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
mlg678 9 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Will_Maxwell 22 Jul, 2010 Lead RP
with Miles Whitehead, Rafael Pena
with Miles Whitehead, Rafael Pena
ThomasB ?Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
DrGav 13 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Fumbled a bit then somehow crimped through the low crux. Finale seems to have a choice of two clips ( clipped the one on the left - seemed to be safer, and follows the CC line ) - and is pretty tough with mono plus polish!
Fumbled a bit then somehow crimped through the low crux. Finale seems to have a choice of two clips ( clipped the one on the left - seemed to be safer, and follows the CC line ) - and is pretty tough with mono plus polish!
MarkRyder 9 May, 2010 Lead RP
with vertigo
with vertigo
Sut 12 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Billg 5 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Susanne Richards
with Susanne Richards
vertigo 13 Mar, 2010 Lead RP
Jane Weir ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
AlexD 2 Aug, 2009 Lead dnf couldn't reach loweroff, nice climbing up till there though
couldn't reach loweroff, nice climbing up till there though
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 Lead dnf
Hidden 31 Jul, 2009 Lead RP
Ed Babs 24 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
tobydunford 28 Jun, 2009 Lead dog
barni 18 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Northern
with Northern
briar4012 16 Jun, 2009 TR dog
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 Lead
embob 12 Apr, 2009 2nd Door knob used for hands AND feet!
with alik b
Door knob used for hands AND feet!
with alik b
mattcyp88 28 Feb, 2009 Lead β Had to work hard. 3/5
Had to work hard. 3/5
feilx 24 Jan, 2009 Lead rpt
with La Mont
with La Mont
Alex More ??, 2009 Lead
nealh ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden 21 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
trev_f 21 Jul, 2008 Lead RP
Matt Bennett 12 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
schof 22 Jun, 2008 Lead RP
with joel perry
with joel perry
steve taylor 19 Jun, 2008 TR
with Jon e H
with Jon e H
dmoir 4 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with garburn
with garburn
Ben Harper 3 Jun, 2008 Lead RP
garburn 3 Jun, 2008 Lead RP
dannyboy83 11 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with dmoir
with dmoir
Brian Rodgers 1 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
with Ian Bruce
with Ian Bruce
Hidden 28 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
sam_cox ?Jul, 2007 Lead β
Hidden 17 Jun, 2007 Lead dog
hippo99 ?Jun, 2007 Lead O/S hard move low down ... dont grab the door nob !
hard move low down ... dont grab the door nob !
rubben 29 Apr, 2007 Lead dog
bigie bob 4 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
feeko 28 Mar, 2007 Lead
Hidden 25 Mar, 2007 Lead β
chris sm 24 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 25 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
steve taylor 23 Dec, 2006 Lead rpt
with mark reeves
with mark reeves
JPGR 18 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
with Paul
with Paul
givemetea 5 Jun, 2006 2nd dog
with Ann Chong
with Ann Chong
Hidden 8 Apr, 2006 Lead dnf
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Boy ??, 2006 -
steve taylor ??, 2006 Lead
Richard Horn ??, 2006 Lead RP
Marti999 ??, 2006 Lead
Nathan Kemp ?Oct, 2005 -
Nathan Kemp ?Oct, 2005 -
Hidden 18 May, 2005 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Feb, 2003 Lead β
Hidden ??, 2003 -
steveb2006 7 Sep, 2002 Lead Also Grez - all lead, Paul first
with Paul E
Also Grez - all lead, Paul first
with Paul E
SR1970 ?May, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Robmwatt ??, 2000 -
duncan 20 Mar, 1999 Lead O/S
with Rei Kozaki
with Rei Kozaki
kylo-342 ?Jul, 1997 Lead O/S
John Southworth ?May, 1997 Lead O/S
phardman 29 Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
sadams 22 Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
with Team Midlands
with Team Midlands
Hidden 7 Apr, 1996 Lead
Cowflinger ?Mar, 1996 Lead
with Jason
with Jason
AndySL ??, 1996 Lead RP
with Mark
with Mark
Ben Thorne ??, 1996 Lead O/S Hardest onsight by a mile at the time. I'm only 5'9" but found the top easy, just committing. Sill think it's only 6b.
with Rich Howard
Hardest onsight by a mile at the time. I'm only 5'9" but found the top easy, just committing. Sill think it's only 6b.
with Rich Howard
bruce ??, 1996 -
Dave Musgrove 17 Jul, 1995 Lead dog
with Lyn
with Lyn
Hidden 20 Jun, 1995 Lead
Hidden 16 Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
Roget 16 Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
Mark Kemball 12 Mar, 1995 Lead O/S
Didymus 24 Oct, 1993 TR dog
with Martin
with Martin
Hidden ?Jul, 1993 Lead O/S
rob.grafton ??, 1993 -
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Style of ascent
Lead
Toproped
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Redpoint
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