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.

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


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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