19m.

Rockfax Description
The open groove is a tricky proposition, and has a number of blind moves. Finish at the lower-off of Scapa Flow. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Taylor 04/Sep/1993

Ticklists: Portland.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 08/Oct Lead dnf
gem_stone12 22/Sep TR O/S
ClimbingAlex 26/Aug Lead dog

Came off at the crux groove. Rested on rope and got it second try. Blind moves lead to big jugs at the top.

with Will
StrongDan 06/Aug Lead O/S
adamsriches 06/Aug Lead RP

Missed the onsight at the crux went through fine for the red point

with Elodie
RangerMcFreindly 05/Aug Lead dnf

Got shut down half way up, 2 draws after the break. Will be back.

bede.west 12/Jul Lead O/S

fun!

Hidden 05/Jul Lead RP
Hidden 25/Jun Lead dog
Hidden 11/Jun Lead O/S
Natalie C ?/Apr 2nd O/S
katiep 02/Oct/16 Lead β
with Connor, Tina Parsonage, Amy Horton
Connorolfe 02/Oct/16 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Sep/16 -
littleluke 11/Sep/16 Lead
brian watson 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Desperate in the groove!!

with John, Dan
hervenuttall ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Doug
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 16/Jul/16 Lead dog
afrosam 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Tristan.Stricker ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Technical and hard to read in the groove. Great route

Pete Scott 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Rockmonkey1977 28/May/16 Lead β

Didn't really have beta but the QD's were in from Ferdies onsight. He thought it was the 6a, thus I thought it was the 6a and was rightly surprised by how tricky it seemed. Good warm up...

AlexD 25/May/16 Lead rpt
with Marti, Eddy
pheotleyr 15/May/16 Lead O/S
Marti999 08/May/16 Lead rpt
with Debbie
eduardo 02/May/16 Lead dog

Was bitterly cold and slightly damp by the time I got to the 2nd attempt - felt harder on the toprope!

with Misha
Julesthe1st 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Luke
Bristoldave 10/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Numb fingers!

with Luke
RFWilkie 27/Sep/15 Lead dog
BRoe 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Sam P
Hidden 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Greg Jones 27/Jun/15 Lead dog

Sequence was wrong to high for me.

with Neil
beakerburgess 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with charlotte graves, greg jones
Hidden 08/Jun/15 Lead RP
peaterpan 08/Jun/15 Lead RP

great climb. Great way to finish of the weekend after failing to on-sight Reptile Smile the day before.

Jack93 08/Jun/15 TR
samparsons 07/Jun/15 Lead β
callumbtaylor ??/2015 Lead dog
mr_cf 05/Oct/14 Lead RP
with Tony Lam, Luke Walsh
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd G/U
Julie Carroll 06/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Cristiano Costa
Jon_Warner 28/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Retro flash! Requires gusto for the grade.

with Jonny
DJ7A 16/Aug/14 Lead RP

Fun crux sequence.

Murilo Lessa 20/Jul/14 Lead dnf
with Daniel James
Murilo Lessa 20/Jul/14 Lead dnf
with Daniel James
Hidden 12/Jul/14 -
L.miura 29/Jun/14 Lead RP

On 2nd go

with Peter Dickinson
Maddie 25/Jun/14 Lead dog

Being a punter. Literally no reason to fall off twice

with Lola, Remi Richards, Dan S
philhaigh 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Mike Gubbins, Jane Weir, Murray Freestone
Hidden ?/Jun/14 TR
odyxanthi 26/May/14 Lead dog

two takes

bryan61 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with minde
adam 24 25/May/14 Lead O/S
dh4096 ?/May/14 TR dog
kirtus86 12/Apr/14 Lead β
phillipwright ??/2014 Lead O/S
lewiz 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
trev_f 07/Sep/13 Lead rpt
chris j 05/Sep/13 Lead

Tricky moves in the groove spat me off the first time

Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead
redjerry 05/Jul/13 TR O/S
Dibdawg 28/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Clark
burto 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with hertha
RadekNowak ??/2013 Lead RP
James Oswald 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S

there's a hard technical move in the middle. good route

with Jake shaw, Liam, Mark Rankine
Jake Young 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
James Oswald 26/Aug/12 2nd
Tomar 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kelly
Brian H 19/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Martin Slater
tedj234 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kate
LeahJamie 24/Jun/12 Lead dog

Thought it was the 6a. Nearly got it clean, but rested as thought it was only a warm up!

with mrtom
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead RP
Alex More 17/May/12 Lead
with Ed babs
lewiz 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Vlad Vishnyakov, Owen John
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 01/Mar/12 Lead dog
Marti999 01/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Sophie Nunn 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Toby
Toby Dunn 15/Oct/11 Lead
with Sophie Nunn
dan gibson 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
ASchwirtz 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Franc
jon_gill1 24/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Soph
Dandan82 03/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Linc 03/Sep/11 Lead dog
Brian H 10/Jul/11 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 04/Jul/11 Lead dog

tough crux!

J5Kay 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
wi11 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Frank C
PeterDawson 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
James Nott 29/May/11 Lead β
james.pilbeam 29/May/11 Lead dog
Mr Sparkle 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks, Matt Sparkes
chris sm 21/May/11 Lead rpt
with Laurel Bowler
MarkRyder 15/May/11 Lead RP
with Ivan M
Ben Harper 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
J.Wells 17/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead dnf
IanMulvany 16/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead β
robajob 20/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 -
Jonathan Emett 04/Sep/10 Lead RP
with mike pinney
J5Kay 26/Jul/10 -
davidrblakeman 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Kev
Wil.Hooke 05/Jun/10 Lead dnf
trev_f 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Natalie
RFWilkie 02/May/10 TR dog
Cowflinger 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Lewis
sam_cox 13/Feb/10 Lead β
tobydunford 24/Jan/10 Lead RP
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
candicegallab ??/2010 2nd dog
mattcyp88 22/Nov/09 Lead dog

got scared on a spacey bolt. Shouldn't have.

with Maddie
LiLaMont 22/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Tom Houghton
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead dnf
chris sm 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
AlexD 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
breed 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Giles
Dave Giles 04/Jul/09 TR
with Brad Reed
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead
w.pettet-smith 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

very nice. pockets at the top quite blind and top break prone to the grease though. still very nice.

Ed Babs 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
Matt Bennett 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Chubbard 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jim & Mark
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead dog
Jon_Warner 02/Apr/09 TR β

One very hard sequence surrounded by straightforward climbing. Fingery.

with Mark Glaister
Dandan82 ?/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Zoe
nealh ??/2009 Lead
andybirtwistle 28/Sep/08 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 13/Sep/08 TR dog

lead to the crux move. tired - so terribly tired...

with Matic
Hidden ?/Jul/08 TR
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
dmoir 18/May/08 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 18/May/08 Lead O/S
andy jennings ?/May/08 2nd β
with Ivan the Strong
jl 27/Mar/08 Lead dog
with Nick, Footie & Dave (Simon's Friends), Simon Jones
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
La Mont ??/2008 -
Hidden 06/May/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
bigie bob 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Richard Horn ??/2006 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
goi.ashmore 27/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Duncan Powell
John Southworth 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Nigel Baker
The Jazz Butcher ??/2002 -
Hidden 23/Jul/01 2nd
Hidden 21/May/01 2nd
duncan 01/May/00 Lead O/S
with Rei Kozaki
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
with Unsure
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 27/Mar/99 Lead
Martin Dale ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/98 Lead O/S
clark alston ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Steve Thorpe
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Ben Thorne ??/1998 Lead RP

Hard, scary and awkward.

with John Pullin
Mark Kemball 19/Oct/97 Lead O/S
with Rob Galley
phardman 29/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Roget 10/May/96 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 05/Aug/95 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Apr/95 Lead
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Voting
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b+
Mid 6b+
Low 6b+
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
Votes cast 41
Votes cast 36
Style of ascent
Lead
Toproped
Followed
Not Set
Onsighted
Dogged
Redpoint
Flashed (β)
Repeated
DNF
Ground Up
Not Set