Rockfax Description
An outstanding route that overhangs gently all the way. One of the best lines on Portland. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 11.5.90 11/May/1990

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, South coast sport/DWS ticklist, Nat's Summer 2016 Ticklist, Portland, Portland 15 (7's), Spanish crew 2018.

afrosam 16/Dec/17 Lead RP
S.Kew 22/Aug/17 Lead dnf

Hard climb. Need to work groove beta out.

with Toby
tobydunford 22/Aug/17 Lead dog
with Sean
Rockmonkey1977 15/Jul/17 Lead dog

First go= best go! Unfortunately I went too far into the red and never really recovered for the redpoint despite about 3 more goes. Really should have flashed it but just failed to spot the needed rest within the groove. Fairly confident it should go quite quickly next time if I remember the beta... Cool varied climbing.

with Tim
lawsy_boy1 01/Jul/17 Lead RP
with Hayley, Jack
JackMac 01/Jul/17 Lead β

First 7b flash. Nice route but preferred Stay Golden.

ThomasB 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/17 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jun/17 TR dog
brian watson 31/May/17 Lead RP
with Eddy Young, Mike Hawkins
brian watson 27/May/17 Lead dog
with Mike Hawkins
littleluke 13/May/17 Lead dog
Hidden ?/May/17 -
mattb42 30/Apr/17 Lead dog
with Clive
penny.orr 17/Apr/17 2nd dog

Too tired to give this a good go, but an excellent route all the same.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Another beauty, unforgiving of poor footwork and technique. Found getting established into the base of the groove quite cruxy + hard to work out.

TomJ 16/Apr/17 Lead dog
with TomS
Hidden 16/Apr/17 Lead β
Matt Cooke 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Dave, ChrisDavis, Sarah
Hidden 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
bryan61 26/Mar/17 Lead dnf

managed the 1st half clean after a few trys, super pumpy , good fun, maybe one day if I get a lot fitter

with Mr Cess
Hidden 26/Mar/17 2nd dnf
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/16 TR dog
max_dickens 18/Aug/16 Lead dog

Great sport route, should've tried to Redpoint but was in quite a lazy mood. Still a belter of a route though

with Bow
artmal 16/Jul/16 Lead RP

Had tried last week with Radek. Today I sent it in 1st go while putting the draws in.

with Beata
RadekNowak 10/Jul/16 Lead RP

truly beautiful line. sustained and sequence in places. TOP 50 for sure! went in a day at 4 or 5 RP attempt.

with Artur
Hidden 02/Jul/16 TR dog
Matti Puckridge 11/Jun/16 Lead RP
rachelvlc 11/Jun/16 TR
Edward Kwong 11/Jun/16 Lead RP

Wonderful climb, great line. Reachy into the key undercut, with very sequency crux following, awkward rest just above. 4th go.

Hidden ?/Jun/16 -
Hidden 30/May/16 TR dog
AlexD 07/May/16 Lead RP
with Mike
Hidden 05/May/16 TR dog
AlexD 05/May/16 Lead dog
with Sue
Matti Puckridge 02/May/16 Lead RP

Really good climbing. Throw a bunch of shapes and groove your way to the top.

Hidden 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 24/Apr/16 Lead RP

Close on the flash attempt. 1st RP

with Jules, Luke
El3ctroFuzz 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S


john rensten 08/Apr/16 Lead RP

At last, my first Portland 7b.

Neal Jobling 06/Apr/16 TR dog
with Ellie Davies, John Rensten
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Lead dog
chris_woodsy 19/Mar/16 Lead dog

really great route. steady sequence from the midpoint with tough top move. one relatively good burn, but more work needed.

with Widdaz, Sam
BenL 13/Mar/16 Lead RP
La Mont 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
ArrMcC 12/Oct/15 TR dog

Pumpy, sustained. Fun! Some bigger moves but nothing too hard. Just keeps going and going...

with Chloe Davidson
hankyc 01/Aug/15 Lead dog

great line

Sophie Nunn 25/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Alan, Alex
AlexD 25/Jul/15 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead dog
3 Names 22/Sep/13 Lead dog
dprctr 22/Sep/13 Lead dog

Did all the moves, sort of.

redjerry 28/Aug/13 TR

2nd try

philhaigh 15/Aug/13 Lead RP

Awesome route. The move at the top is one of my favourites so far!

with Vicki Hau
philhaigh 12/Aug/13 2nd dog
with Vicki Hau
philhaigh 11/Jul/13 2nd dog

Great line - and great stamina training!

trev_f 05/Jul/13 Lead dog
with vic, Ed
DorsetGareth 30/Jun/13 TR dog

In two bits

with Pip
DorsetGareth 27/Oct/12 Lead dnf

Arms fairly boxed.

with Tom B
thomb 27/Oct/12 2nd
philhaigh 16/Sep/12 2nd dog
La Mont 09/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Steve Gay
brices 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with james marshal, rupert, ash fennel, Tris
Tris.w 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Had to fight. Great route, maybe portland does have some good lines?

Hidden 12/Apr/12 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ 12/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Tomar 06/Apr/12 Lead RP

1st RP. Superb line!

Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead RP
Tom Heslam 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
Martin Cleaver 25/Mar/12 Lead dnf

bad day, not a bad flash attempt. I will return

davidliu 25/Mar/12 Lead RP

3rd go, very good climb

with Martin Cleaver, Alek Kumar
LJC 15/Feb/12 TR dog
with Jack, Tom
Hidden 27/Dec/11 TR dnf
Tophe 23/Oct/11 -
with Dan
tom106 22/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with chris s, dan
dannyboy83 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 13/Sep/11 Lead β

Went a little too far left by last bolt and had a hell of a pumpy time getting back on route. Great climbing.

with Dan Gibson
dan gibson 13/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with alex mason
Billg 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

A lovely route with no hard moves,just sustained sweet climbing to the top

Ed Babs 21/May/11 Lead RP

3rd go, sweet indeed!

with Dr Steve, Magnus
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead rpt
quiffhanger ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 Lead RP
givemetea 01/Aug/10 TR dog

can climb the route except the move (a third up) into the large undercut at the bottom of the groove

Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead β
steve_biczyk 28/May/10 Lead β
with Emma, Huw, Marc
marcpontin ?/May/10 Lead RP

second go

with huw
Rob Kennard 11/May/09 -
with Jon Howell
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead RP
Rob Kennard ?/May/09 -
with Trevor Ford
schof 25/Apr/09 Lead RP
with harry massey
trev_f 22/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Harry
Marti999 22/Apr/09 Lead RP
Martin Krasnansky 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S


nealh ??/2009 Lead
Matt Bennett 15/Aug/08 Lead RP

5th attempt

bigie bob 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 13/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Lucy Creamer
dominic lee ?/Jun/08 Lead
with andy elliot
feilx 13/Apr/08 Lead RP

4th attempt

with Andy L
nawface ??/2008 Lead
eddieclimb 08/Aug/07 Lead RP

Took two visits, went on first redpoint on return :) Excellent rout and the best of the trio of 7b's but only just!!! - hence the area name

with Jason Parker, Tom Harrison
Hidden 13/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
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