Rockfax Description
A technical test-piece. Precarious groove climbing with nowhere near enough footholds for the right foot. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley Jun/1990

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

adamsriches 19/Nov/17 Lead dnf
Dale Comley 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
julesmckim 16/Jul/17 Lead dog

Soooooo close! In fact failing on this was the best climbing of the day - did some hard crimpy moves with techy feet, thought it was in the bag then at top of groove got a crappy sloper for left hand....sliding off it, readjusted, sliding off it, readjusted etc for about a minute before falling. Cool. Back up saw a positive crimp or two nearby and got it fine. Great climbing

samparsons 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb one of the best of the grade! Perfect Portland corner.

Hidden 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Natalie C ?/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Ellis Bird ??/2017 -
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Josh Hadley 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Tomas P 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Aelita
Rockmonkey1977 28/May/16 Lead dog

Fell at the top of the groove on the onsight attempt, gutted. Finished it from there but didn't get back on it to get the clean send...

Julesthe1st 24/Apr/16 Lead dog

Rested at the top of the shallow groove. Found the move tough. But reckon I could get it next time.

with Luke
Bristoldave 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Luke
blaza1 28/Feb/16 Lead dog
jonsey1995 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Albachoss ?/Oct/15 Lead RP
with Andrea
kennythescot 22/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Mark Wilson, Luke Robinson
Jon_Warner 28/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Thought this looked like a warm up. Ekch!

with Jonny
mop449 18/Jun/14 Lead RP

Excellent climb with an entertaining crux

kirtus86 12/Apr/14 Lead β
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead β
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead dnf
Sophie Nunn 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Phil, Martin
lewiz 26/Jul/13 Lead RP

Stupid mistake blew onsight :(

with Endre Joachim Mossige
redjerry 05/Jul/13 TR O/S
AlexD 16/May/13 Lead RP
with Ed
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
James Oswald 09/Sep/12 Lead dog

Fell once after the crux. Needed to get stuck in a bit quicker and missed the good hold.

with Jake shaw, Liam, Mark Rankine
tobydunford 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Jake Young 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
BeccaSnowden 27/Jul/12 Lead RP


CRiddiford 27/Jul/12 Lead dog

off once just before the crux was over, couldnt find the better bit of the crack quick enough

with Becca
AlexD 04/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Jess
Brian H 16/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead β
dan gibson 13/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
ASchwirtz 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Franc
pezzerrr 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/11 Lead β
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead RP
James Nott 29/May/11 Lead RP

2nd Go

tom106 27/May/11 Lead O/S
with tom, ivan
Rob Grant 17/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Brian H 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Tom Heslam ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Rosea
AlexD 18/Apr/10 Lead dog

Can't believe i blew this one!

Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Mike_Hayes 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
feilx 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 14/Jun/09 Lead dog

was robbed of the onsight by a holey shoe. didn't have the time to finish. another one for the list.good route, though the tricky section is quite short lived

Ed Babs 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
trev_f 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Joel
bigie bob 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 15/Jun/08 Lead RP
La Mont ??/2008 -
Docent 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with pudel
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 03/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ben Merryfield
John Southworth 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
with Unsure
Hidden ??/2000 -
Steve Crowe 19/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with KM
clark alston ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Steve Thorpe
Mark Kemball 19/Oct/97 Lead dog

1 fall.

with Rob Galley
duncan 12/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Roget 08/May/96 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 15/Apr/95 Lead
ukb & bmc shark ??/1995 Lead O/S
with John Codling
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