Rockfax Description
The grade depends on where you climb - left of the bolts is 5, the layback seam is 4. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 22/Jul/1990

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs), 4 - 5 Grade Climbs Portland Westcoast, Portland.

pennyhale 09/Sep TR O/S
Adzz 09/Sep Lead O/S
smau6785 02/Sep 2nd β

Left of the bolts

Marc-A Di Guisto 26/Aug Lead β
tonger.tw 26/Aug Solo O/S
dereke12000 23/Aug Lead rpt

Mysteriously covered in fine white sand...

with Aidan
dobby 200 19/Aug Lead O/S
with jon
stella imong 18/Aug 2nd
with Annette Hogarth
itslaurahill 14/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug 2nd O/S
Steve954 06/Aug TR rpt

Got to second to last bolt again leading. John got to the top but going a long way left. Repeated the route on top rope and finished it...badly

with John McMahon, Richard
gsavell 05/Aug Lead O/S
with Cassi Henderson, Jacob Brubert , Sarah Knight
Hidden 05/Aug Lead O/S
The Ivanator 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Darren
the_coyotes 25/Jun Lead O/S

Holds left of the bolts

Binigo 25/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun Lead O/S
curon 24/Jun Lead dnf
with Alec
lottiec 17/Jun TR
with Mikey P
Hidden 17/Jun Lead O/S
leglesslizard 17/Jun -
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle 08/Jun 2nd
with Luke
Hidden 04/Jun TR rpt
Jen BXM S 25/May Lead dog
Steve Webster 10/May Lead rpt
SimonDunn 10/May TR dnf
davehope 10/May Lead O/S
Tommackie 06/May Lead O/S

Took left route, 5

Gill Bramley 06/May Lead
RussLuckhurst 06/May Lead O/S
David Staples 29/Apr Lead rpt
Trippinjester 29/Apr 2nd
Paul Hicks 29/Apr Lead rpt

A tough little 4 !

with David Staples
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
Jessica_Roberts 15/Apr Lead
lewiswilson 15/Apr TR O/S
Hidden 02/Apr TR
summerse 02/Apr TR
ThomasB ?/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar Lead
lucyvass 26/Mar Lead dnf
oli87 28/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/16 TR RP
mark harrap 24/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Didnt make last move

routrax 19/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Gecko2k 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Martyn Brown, Ola Bartkowska
AshleyLong 30/Jul/16 Lead
with josefft
josefft 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
KatieM 17/Jul/16 2nd
with Dave
Shaky Dog 09/Jul/16 Lead
with Mike
mikemc 09/Jul/16 Lead β
with Kelwyn
td72 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Katie
katie93 25/Jun/16 TR
with Tom
Trent T 16/Jun/16 Lead O/S
William Kirk 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle ?/Jun/16 TR
with Luke
LukeWS ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Cathy
Hejones 19/May/16 TR
Flickster 19/May/16 Lead β
Ebebbers 19/May/16 Lead
Hidden 14/May/16 TR
Olly-tech 14/May/16 Lead β
Fionawhite 14/May/16 TR dnf
with Sas
MartinW92 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
brian watson 09/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Steve Newman
rumblesan 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
How easy 25/Mar/16 Lead
with Jon g
JDG2428 25/Mar/16 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Fatclimber 20/Mar/16 Lead
with Lee
PatrickEnglish 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
derryclimbs ??/2016 Lead
adamsriches ??/2016 Lead O/S
andrewmc 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Holds left of the bolts only - felt hard for 5 that way!

with Elisabeth Matthews, Georgie Weatherly
andrewmc 04/Oct/15 TR rpt

To strip anchors. Using holds right of the bolts.

with Elisabeth Matthews
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
tommccluskey 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Jess
Peter Ballantine 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Matt17 23/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 16/Aug/15 2nd
TashaZ 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Danny
Hidden 14/Aug/15 TR O/S
Mouse Matt 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
kirtus86 12/Jul/15 Lead β
mrmoe17 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jack93 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
David Alldis ?/Jun/15 AltLd dog
with thomas dixon
sbattams 24/May/15 Lead
Rwillson88 13/May/15 Lead
with Joe N
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
David Staples 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Spillers 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ant Williams
Jlewis01 01/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Did the grade 5 route

Tim Harper 01/Apr/15 Lead O/S
nottommo 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Lead dog
Alex Bryant 20/Mar/15 Lead O/S
tim.rose2 ??/2015 Lead
jtilney ??/2015 2nd
tim.rose2 ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
phil456 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mark G
Fatclimber 08/Sep/14 Lead
with Kelwyn
Shaky Dog 08/Sep/14 Lead
with Steve
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead
matt_read 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Interesting top move if you take the alternative 5 route

with Aiden Boyce
sajrf123 02/Sep/14 Lead
hlburns ?/Sep/14 -
with Anna, Maike, mjc1010, Jon Lawrence
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead RP
WeeLee 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
bsparky 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Ed
alyssan 09/Aug/14 2nd
Paul Hy 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jenni L, Jack M
Jenni Lees 08/Aug/14 Lead
with Jack McMullin, Paul Hyland
rushy11111918 02/Aug/14 Lead
with Robert Gummer
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
philhaigh 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Gane
michaelp 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
peaterpan 06/Jun/14 Lead dog
Echna 26/May/14 Lead rpt
with Alex, Rich
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Echna 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
samparsons 13/May/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead
Jenben 30/Nov/13 -
emmafizzle 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
trev_f 07/Sep/13 Lead rpt
LauraTejada ?/Sep/13 AltLd
jmbonello 31/Aug/13 TR dog
jamessiddle 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
meltdown34 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

okay climb tricky finishing moves due to high feet and polished, finished the route on the 5

with Chris
ChrisPaines 26/Aug/13 Lead dnf
with Matt
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead
Tom Downes 04/Aug/13 2nd
RahulB 04/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Alaina Beacall
katiep 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Samuel P 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tommy
Hidden 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead rpt
dereke12000 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Couldn't manage the 4 so did the 5. Very polished.

kate tarrant ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Andre Clarke 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Fay
trev_f 14/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Becca
Alister123 10/Jun/13 TR O/S

Did the 5 variant.

Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cameron_hall 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Luke Castiglio
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
irishguyinlondon 26/May/13 Lead O/S

did the route to the left of the bolts short 5

rig 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
tomdadom 25/May/13 Lead
dpiddock 25/May/13 Lead O/S

Mostly attempted the 5 variant.

Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
wurzelinzummerset 18/May/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead
stoneback 18/May/13 TR
with Alan
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
ColinVern 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
betathief 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dan tipper 03/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with tom neachel
SamStokes 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
marcduhig 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
owenhancock22 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
oodie72 30/Mar/13 Lead dog
amy91 29/Mar/13 Lead

Went to the left of the bolts, some of the foot holds were polished and the hand holds were a bit of a reach. Great route though.

with Julia Hinchliffe
Jules_Julia 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S
rd20 09/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Peter M
Hidden 09/Mar/13 Lead
petegruf 09/Mar/13 2nd
with rd20
andrewmc 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Right of bolts (and probably left as well!)

benscarter ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Kaori Carter
ali macphee 13/Jan/13 Lead
Paul Hicks ??/2013 TR O/S
Dafydd Stephenson ??/2013 Lead
Adam Perrett 29/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Sarah Perrett
mky77 22/Sep/12 2nd
MarkCunnington 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nicholas Lokuciewski
angie ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Left of bolts

shaws 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Alex Bryant 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
srowlandx11 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead
Bob M 17/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/12 Lead
Humm1985 04/Jun/12 Lead
AndySL 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Deano
cwildblood 20/May/12 Lead O/S
aldred 15/May/12 Lead O/S
Hedley 15/May/12 Lead O/S
popov86 12/May/12 Lead
TiffTiff 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Leach
Keendan 03/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
Fraser hill-casey 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Smike 18/Mar/12 Lead RP
with Hazard
John Bish ?/Mar/12 Lead
rustyfishhook 28/Jan/12 TR dnf

3 bolts lower off, got to 3rd could not complete. Really enjoyable as its more about smeras and balance. Si had awesome clean lead really impressed bud. Will go back to lead.

Trippinjester 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb. Tricky middle, well polished.

montymoo 14/Jan/12 Lead
with christian
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
mattjson ??/2012 Lead G/U
with DomCR
David Staples ??/2012 AltLd
petecox84 ??/2012 -
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
tradguy 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Hazell
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pdhammond 15/Oct/11 Lead dnf
gr1g10 01/Oct/11 Lead dnf
gr1g10 01/Oct/11 TR
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead
natalietanzer 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with marcus
bsparky 24/Sep/11 TR O/S
Rossco78 ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead rpt
cathymiller 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
samantha252 ?/Aug/11 TR
gibsond 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice little route.

rev01ver 10/Jul/11 -
Matt77 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Feeling sick...

Elvis Nipples Ells 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
dale1968 09/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with Tom
dale1968 09/Jul/11 2nd RP
with Tom
charliefarlie 22/Jun/11 2nd
with Niall
lewiz 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
ajc 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Uberpussy 01/May/11 Lead RP
with Neil Tucker
Neil Tucker ?/May/11 Lead
with Richard Reynolds
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dzlhodgson 29/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Alexandra Hay
Hidden 29/Apr/11 TR O/S
Alison2 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S

the '5' way

Mr Tumness 18/Apr/11 Lead β
Tony Adshead 06/Mar/11 TR O/S
Nathan Adshead 06/Mar/11 Lead
with Hazard
Carolina ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
ashleigh.b ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with carol
PawelP ??/2011 -
jamjambarwick ??/2011 Lead
jas128 25/Oct/10 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Oct/10 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
ElBarto 16/Oct/10 Lead dog

I went left making it a grade 5 according to Rockfax, very nice climb though.

with Sonia Marsh
sonic46 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Dave and Lee
nick hawkins 13/Oct/10 Lead
with mike
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
John 1804 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S

5 to the left of bolts. Getting pretty polished.

with Chan
Rupey 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with sam and helen
sam coward 18/Sep/10 Lead dog
with Rupe, Helen
Richard G Wilkinson 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Storme Biggs, Dimitris Perdikou
Jonathan Emett 24/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Steve Woollard 24/Aug/10 Lead
mlg678 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
tania 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Eva
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Bisteris 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Al Baker, Jules Hargreaves
stranter 18/Jun/10 Lead dog

Did the layback seam for F4

gjh 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
laithwaited 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
sce8 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Helen Savage
TRFrost ?/Jun/10 Lead
with D. Laithwaite
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 30/May/10 Lead
Steve Webster 30/May/10 Lead
AirAshby 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with Vicki Rice
WBroughton 25/May/10 Lead O/S
minus273degrees 25/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Steve954 22/May/10 Lead dog

Tried going straight up the route but could not work the layback so headed left round the main block. Pretty scary as you end up a long way off route. The slopping ledge is very polished on the main route.

natalio 15/May/10 Lead O/S
jan.prostrednik 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with Runkasova Jana
Hidden ?/May/10 TR
johnl 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Dunford
trev_f 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
DerwentDiluted 11/Apr/10 Lead
Burt ?/Apr/10 Lead
JimBee ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Alex More ??/2010 Lead O/S
danieleaston ??/2010 Lead O/S
ian d f 22/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Grace Chuchla
dh4096 ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
candicegallab 25/Sep/09 Lead
embob 19/Sep/09 Lead

Lovely layback up the flake = F4.

with Alex
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead
Lallylandslider 14/Sep/09 2nd
michael burrows 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
ollie6004 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Bit of thinking for a 5

with Ash
Katya 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Claire
Ceridwen 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Heather
breed 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Giles
Dan Lane 04/Jul/09 Lead dnf

Not good, hard, with tenuous clips, one hell of a lot harder than either grade given by Rockfax!!

with Dad
Dave Giles 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Belinda Hanney
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
minus273degrees ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
ag_hind 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with Lindsay
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
leemaybr05 23/Apr/09 TR O/S

did both sides of the bolts

with Beckie Bale
La benya ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Tightsgirl ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
thompson1000 ??/2009 Lead
cymjt ??/2009 -
pnorth 26/Oct/08 Lead

Grabbed the thank god hold like a drowning man... the name makes sense! Middle section feels thin and hard until you find the magic hold on the left ... Did both right and left - right easier.

with Tim Ewington
FrostyWebb 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Hannes
MarkRyder 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lee
roberts1234567890 11/Aug/08 -
roberts1234567890 11/Aug/08 Lead
Kyle F ?/Aug/08 Lead
Steve954 19/Jul/08 Lead dnf

Got to second bolt from top and the main crack to layoff but hand were marginal and feet were not good needing good smearing shoes. Getting very polished. Would not recommend it.

with Andy
Hidden 12/Jul/08 Lead
julian allen 21/Jun/08 Lead O/S
phil_freeman ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
theone 22/May/08 Lead O/S

one tricky move. helps if u got a good reach!!!

with pete cox
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
annakyn 06/May/08 Lead
Hidden 05/May/08 2nd
Jeremy Wilton ?/May/08 Lead
with Magda Bichajou
alexrp 26/Apr/08 Lead

Is it me or does the layback look like the harder option? I went left instead.

with Mark R
cliffy 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Carolyn Lyness
John Marsland 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Finished straight up, not on the right.

with Goi
bigbobbyking 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Mark Tomlinson
Vulch 27/Mar/08 Lead RP
with Jon, Footie, Welford and Dave W
Ceridwen ?/Mar/08 Lead RP
with Emily
sam coward 09/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with Helen
rhino_bill 03/Feb/08 Lead β
Hidden 03/Feb/08 Lead β
vertigo 03/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Moodo 30/Dec/07 Lead
with Mart rich
Vulch 20/Dec/07 Lead dnf
with Jon
Sophie Nunn 27/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 12/Oct/07 Lead dog

escaped onto this from 2nd bolt of Hold Onto Your Ego then slipped off this one as well - do'h...

Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd O/S
phil stubbs 27/Aug/07 Lead
with Neil Williams
PeteLoveless ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
PhilWragg 23/Apr/07 Lead
Emma-Louise Anderson 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Phil Wragg
JPGR 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Daniel
dan gibson 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with jon redshaw
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead β
jw231 ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Pete Shepherd
bigie bob 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Lloyders ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Dandan82 ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rich
ASchwirtz ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Mathew Prowse
timothee ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Humpty Dumpty1 23/Sep/06 TR O/S
with Sandrine & Lucy
jimjimmyjimjim 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
sprocket90 06/May/06 Lead O/S

Funny these slab climbs, strange footwork as not much there. But quite a nice warm-up. Nothing to get too excited about.

with Eric
dannyboy83 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 22/Jan/06 Lead O/S
peas 21/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Didn't comit to which side of the bolts I was climbing so was a bit of a hash. Thin at the top.

with Chris Ford
Tom Heslam ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
maddogmac ??/2006 Lead RP
with munky
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
tobydunford 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Ben Smith
ellie macpherson ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with mike henesey
PWEI_fan ?/Aug/05 -
viking ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Wilbur 30/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Caine
will_benfold ??/2005 Lead O/S
homing-penguin 31/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 TR
chris murnin 02/May/04 Lead
jl 18/Feb/04 Lead
with Barry
sam coward ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Helen
Richard Horn ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead rpt
chris murnin 13/Jul/03 Lead
bazzag ??/2003 Lead
with chris
FrankW 16/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with Iain H
Monk ??/2002 Lead O/S
jonberry791 ??/2001 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
with Unsure
Hidden ??/2000 -
demoss 09/Nov/99 TR O/S
Paul_southgate68 ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with chris williams/jon ratcliffe
CrashMat Rob 25/May/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
climbingrev 21/May/98 Lead rpt

This was my first attempt at leading. Found it to be an odd experience. Failed at an easy spot above 2B on first attempt in March '98

Christopher Jones ??/1997 Lead
Adi Hooper ??/1997 Lead
with Sherborne Adventure Group
Hidden 14/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/96 Lead
r0b ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Andy Jefferies
Hidden 05/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Scott McRae ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
Backinthegame 15/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Mark Atkinson
Dringo ??/1995 -
Didymus 26/Jun/94 Lead O/S
Ben Thorne ??/1994 Lead O/S

First clean onsight.

with Rich Howard
Nigel Coe ??/1993 TR

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