Rockfax Description
Connecting the two flakes is a bit of a stopper move. From a small ledge above the flakes finish direct. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 19/Nov/1988

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland 3 stars grades 6 and below, Portland.

Hidden 27/Oct/17 Lead dog
chancer 23/Sep/17 Lead RP
Linc 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Kay
nacnud 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Ed Wigmore
samparsons 13/Aug/17 Lead β
emmafizzle 13/Aug/17 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Jul/17 TR β
Tom92 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
julesmckim 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Great route! Short sharp crux section low down. So surprised to get it first go I got baffled by the second hard move. All in the feet....and the hands

with Antonina Lach
Hidden 11/Jun/17 Lead RP
Matti Puckridge 03/Jun/17 Lead β
RFWilkie 27/May/17 Lead O/S

Nice but not top 50 nice.

Hidden 29/Apr/17 Lead β
tombrol 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Pawel Kedzierski
Hidden 25/Mar/17 2nd
Roland stopps 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Alex N-R 29/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Dan, joe black, will black
dbottomley 29/Dec/16 Lead O/S
kingborris 06/Dec/16 Lead RP
with Tom, Simon
Hidden 04/Dec/16 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead dog
tim.fairhall 09/Aug/16 Lead RP
with Sachi
hfotheri 06/Aug/16 Lead dog

Nice route

Xelif 25/Jul/16 Lead RP
with Jen
Jen BXM S 24/Jul/16 TR dog
robburgundy 11/Jul/16 Lead RP
with Pete
J5Kay 11/Jul/16 Lead RP
Trent T 16/Jun/16 Lead dog
Tall Gecko Hands 14/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Hardest on-sight ! :D

brian watson 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ed Babs
Hidden 07/May/16 -
bigbobbyking 17/Apr/16 Lead β

First F6c flash I think...

with Charles Green
jamesb101 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Roger
RKirke 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Bevan
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
Luke Owens 23/Jul/15 Lead RP

Never 3 stars, thought it was a poor unbalanced, wandering route and more like 6c+

Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Robheirene 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Not much to look at from below (compared with other climbs in the area), but gives some really nice climbing on good rock.

Rockmonkey1977 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Very stiff start and some quite big dead point moves at various points. Was placing the QD's as I went so happy with the onsight. It felt more like 6c+ to me but I think it would be easier for taller climbers...

RichyBOYY 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ben M
Hugobristol 01/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Liam
Sam4242 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead RP
Sam4242 16/May/15 Lead dog
sam_craddock 04/May/15 Lead RP
with Phil Belcher
tobydunford 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
philhaigh 09/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Mike Gubbins
3 Names 06/Jul/14 Lead dog
BenL 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ryu
Hidden 25/Oct/13 Lead β
Graham Westbrook 25/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
paultaylor 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Grant
Graham Booth 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
brices 04/May/13 Lead O/S

not sure how this is top 50 in the dorest guide?

with Maya, Ben Vowles, Jamie
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead RP
alan1234 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd dog
marcduhig 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Richard
owenhancock22 30/Mar/13 TR dog
Hidden 09/Mar/13 2nd O/S
catt 24/Feb/13 Lead RP

Blew the OS by skin of the teeth slapping up to the break, blew the ground up with lanky beta that didn't work for me. Third go in the end as first route the next day. Really good.

georgel 23/Feb/13 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
RadekNowak ??/2013 Lead O/S
Alex More 18/Nov/12 Lead
with KDhruev
KDhruev 18/Nov/12 Lead RP
rustaldo 10/Nov/12 Lead dog

weak! being hungover is always a convenient excuse.

with Aimee
akhutton88 10/Nov/12 2nd
Adam Booth 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Lots of really cool moves between rests.

MarkRyder 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead dog
gibsond 29/Sep/12 Lead RP

Disappointed not to OS this route - messed-up the move between between the flakes. Got it clean second go.

James Oswald 03/Sep/12 Lead RP

Fell off it twice on the crux. Really tough! Felt 6c+ at least. Nice little route which isn't over until it's over.

Jake Young 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
James Oswald 26/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead β
mark20 26/Aug/12 Lead β
Alex Mason 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Intense little start, but awesome route. great fun.

with Laura Perry
Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead
philhaigh 17/Jun/12 Lead RP
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
rxmac 05/May/12 Lead O/S
philhaigh 01/May/12 Lead dog
with Murray Freestone, Natalie Haigh
Jonathan Emett 20/Nov/11 Lead dog

slipped off after the crux.

with Paul
dan gibson 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
Barry Kerslake 10/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Ted
Sparky!!!3 20/May/11 Lead dog
Jonathan Emett 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/11 TR dog
Alison2 21/Apr/11 2nd rpt

...easier than president elect

Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
robandian ?/Apr/11 -
London Luke ?/Apr/11 Lead
drewclimber 26/Mar/11 TR dog
with craig, paul
drewclimber 26/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with paul
trevor macalonan 26/Mar/11 Lead RP
with Tim
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 TR rpt
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 12/Feb/11 Lead dog
robajob 12/Feb/11 Lead RP
Tommy Harris ??/2011 Lead O/S

Amazing route..loved every minute of it.

Hidden 21/Nov/10 -
Luke Dawson 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S

good move rather wandery though

Ed Babs 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
willbatho 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

cool climb

Ceridwen 12/Jul/10 Lead dnf
with Andy
ThomasB ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mikeshewring 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

6c+ in CC guide

Ceridwen 07/Mar/10 TR dog
with Phil, Ivan
Hidden ??/2010 -
matthewjames 08/Sep/09 2nd dog
with Franco Tomba
Hidden 09/Aug/09 TR dog
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead dog
SiW ?/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Matt Shepherd 16/Oct/08 Lead RP
Matt Bennett 03/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 12/Aug/08 Lead β

The move between the flakes felt easier than the next move!

with Chunk
vertigo 26/Jul/08 Lead RP
Ben Harper 05/Jun/08 Lead RP
gidmord ?/Jun/08 Lead RP
john1 17/May/08 Lead G/U
with nick
garburn 12/May/08 Lead RP
dmoir 11/May/08 Lead RP
lukea 26/May/07 Lead O/S
with Fred
feilx 19/May/07 Lead O/S
Bargate_Champ 19/May/07 Lead dog
dannyboy83 19/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Moir, Felix Coxwell
Hidden 06/May/07 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ?/May/07 Lead
DrGav 08/Apr/07 Lead β

Unlikely start turns into a bunch of powerful moves with truly rewarding finish!

with Loic
chris sm 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
bigie bob 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
nathanmanc 07/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Chris Todd
Hidden 09/Jul/06 Lead rpt
feeko ??/2006 -
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead RP
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
goi.ashmore 15/May/02 Lead O/S
with Duncan Powell
Hidden 16/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Robmwatt ??/2000 -
John Southworth ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
duncan 20/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with Rei Kozaki
Mark Kemball 09/Apr/98 Lead RP
Ben Thorne ??/1998 Lead RP

Use this as the warm-up, so if it's 6c it's only due to the stiff pulling at the start. Hardest move is coming off the second flake and clipping the second bolt! Lovely route though.

with John Pullin
Hidden ??/1996 -
Hidden 18/Apr/93 Lead O/S
clark alston ?/Feb/93 Lead O/S
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