Rockfax Description
A direct assault on the left-hand side of the massive wall, finishing up the corner. An often-overlooked pitch with a tough crux. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 27/Jan/1991

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland.

Hidden 11/Jun Lead RP
billb ?/Jun Lead O/S
artmal 25/Mar Lead RP

1st RP

with Marzena
Ian Bell 30/Jul/16 Lead dog

Didn't really enjoy it, very sharp on the crux.

tommccluskey 24/Apr/16 Lead RP

So close to the onsight fell pressing into the easy groove.

with Jess, Allan
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 04/Jul/15 Lead dog

3 goes and should have had it 3rd time. Pleased it didn't seem too bad though, bouldering must be helping.

with Tania T
Rich Kirby 28/May/15 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn ??/2015 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead RP
lewiz 08/Jun/14 Lead RP

Went okay in the end: left hand to a pocket, high right foot and a good right hand crimp before a quick traverse (no climbing down) leading to a very long right-hand reach. The two short sequences are harder than any part of Nihil but easy climbing both before and after make it hard 7a+, perhaps a soft 7b.

with Kamil Winczek
lewiz 07/Jun/14 Lead dog

Not 7a+... unless you were to use the start of Nihil maybe? Need to investigate the possibility of a traverse left after the clip tomorrow as the next reach is insane!

redjerry 06/Sep/13 TR O/S
Ed Babs 26/Aug/13 Lead RP
Nick Clement 15/Aug/13 Lead RP
with mandy clement
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead dog
Luke Dawson 18/May/13 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 27/Apr/13 Lead dog
tedj234 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Kate
Alex Mason 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Hard, fingery traverse. Wierd how you have to climb up to clip the draw?

with Laura Perry
dan gibson 13/Oct/11 Lead RP
with julie carroll
feilx 29/Jun/11 Lead RP
will9911 ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Harriet
Hidden 29/May/10 Lead β
marcpontin ?/May/10 Lead RP

second go,lovely crux dyno!

with huw
Marti999 04/Oct/09 Lead RP
with joel, Mel Dodge
dannyboy83 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Sion
Martin Krasnansky 14/Apr/09 Lead RP
ksjs 23/Jun/08 Lead dnf

didnt like position of rope / leg during crux - felt dangerous. backed off

eddieclimb 01/May/08 Lead RP
with Jason Parker
La Mont ??/2008 -
The Jazz Butcher 06/Jul/07 Lead RP

Very good climbing though the bolts are a bit spaced out. If I wanted to be scared I'd have been down the ruckle!

feilx 31/Mar/07 Lead dog
with Steve P
bigie bob 28/Jan/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 -
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
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High 7b
Mid 7b
Low 7b
High 7a+
Mid 7a+
Low 7a+
High 7a
Mid 7a
Low 7a
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Style of ascent
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