Rockfax Description
A brilliant, testing line that features some hard moves low down. Start just to the left of a corner in the low overhang. Execute a technical, but short-lived sequence to better holds on the wall above, then follow this to the mid-height break. The clean-cut corner and headwall above are the icing on the cake. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 2.5.92 and 1.10.96 for the start. 02/May/1992

Ticklists: A Guide for Progress in Dorset, West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland 3 stars grades 6 and below, Portland sub 6b, Portland, Spanish crew 2018.

riff156 16/Jun Lead O/S
StrongDan 09/Jun Lead
Dexter JW 02/Jun Lead O/S
with dbrooks
dbrooks 02/Jun Lead O/S
emmafizzle 25/May Lead RP
samparsons 25/May Lead β

A lot of meh! 3 stars is over the top I think.

Tommy Harris 07/May Lead O/S
Andre Clarke 07/May Lead dog
Yaz Abbas 06/May Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar Lead
danJBA 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Duncan
nacnud 02/Sep/17 Lead β
with Daniel Abbot
beefy_legacy 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Great. Harder warm up than I wanted though...

Hidden 19/Aug/17 Lead β
hfotheri 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Widda 12/Aug/17 2nd O/S

didn't risk the lead :(

with chris_woodsy, Apew
chris_woodsy 12/Aug/17 Lead rpt
with Widda
dparsons 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/17 -
S.Kew 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Tough start. Quality route from start to finish.

Fakey Rocks 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S

**** route. Tricky start, + dodgy /scary/ reachy 2nd bolt clip from very thin/slopey holds, followed by ease off but steep, then the corner moves, + out onto arete at top, then through the bulge, all fab challenging stuff. Sure is exciting too. Top 10... no. 7 :)

with S.Kew
AlexRenshaw 10/Jun/17 Lead
SaraAlassam 10/Jun/17 Lead O/S
kennythescot 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Gav A
Hidden 02/Jun/17 Lead O/S
RadekNowak 13/May/17 Lead O/S
with Ewa Rams
tsyrett 07/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/17 Lead dog
LemonFresh 29/Apr/17 Lead RP

Knee bar start and committing last clip. First top50 fun.

merlin138 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Tough start, followed by a nothing special middle section leading into a fun and tricky committing finish. Not entirely sure it deserves Top 50 status, but fun none the less.

PilarMartinez 01/Apr/17 2nd
Julesthe1st 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with PilarMartinez, Mike
Carnie Lisa 25/Mar/17 2nd β
with Dan Verge
Dandan82 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hayley loves climbing 13/Mar/17 Lead β
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Alex N-R 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S

The only successful route, everything was goping!

will black 30/Oct/16 Lead β
Anna Maykova 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Ian MK
Ian MK 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
charliethorneycroft 23/Oct/16 Lead G/U

Rushed the first move... gutted to miss the onsight

Hidden 09/Oct/16 Lead β
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead
cdpuk 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Mooney, RobScarisbrick
afrosam 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
TomJ 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Seems to be less greasy than some of the surrounding routes, so a good one to hit earlier in the day

with Ash
Trisha Murphy 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with afrosam
RagingPuffin 18/Sep/16 Lead G/U
Gingerlings 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/16 TR β
Mark Stevenson 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Max Streeton
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/16 Lead
johnl 16/Jul/16 Lead β
with Mick Ward
patrickcd 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Hannah
AJM 01/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Tomas P 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Aelita
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
mikespooner 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with RKirke
RKirke 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
richy85 06/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with George Salt, Paul
Quitiweb 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
philhaigh 03/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with AlexD, Quitiweb, Shamina Kapadia
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead β
professorcobra 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Edward Kwong 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice and varied warm up. Delicate start, but otherwise pretty juggy, including top section round a mini roof.

Matti Puckridge 15/May/16 Lead β

Top notch climbing. Pretty sharp at the start. Not a great warmup. Wear a helmet when belaying.

littleluke 14/May/16 Lead O/S
rachelvlc 14/May/16 Lead
JackMac 14/May/16 Lead rpt

Such a good route, didn't mind doing it a fourth time!

ella.thorne5 14/May/16 Lead O/S
David Staples 07/May/16 Lead rpt
spidey 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Hard start!

with Daryl
Albachoss 23/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Lisa
Vince 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Jus
Jus 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Glyn 12/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Amy UT
Hidden ??/2016 -
Gloria 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Bekah Ryder, Tim Beeston
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
elliptic 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Tash K.
tash 15/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Felt easy this time - no bruised coccyx!

with Chris T
chris_woodsy 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Ed Babs
Flavio 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with robinge
Albachoss 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Dougie
David Staples 07/Jul/15 Lead rpt
AJM 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with AllyBee
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead G/U
Kevster 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tonevert 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Kevin Faux
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S
David Staples 04/Jun/15 TR O/S
JackMac 27/May/15 Lead rpt
with BC
BC 27/May/15 Lead O/S
Jane Weir 18/Apr/15 Lead
JackMac 18/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Clive, Darren, Russell Blackaller
Gem Minihan 18/Apr/15 2nd
philhaigh 18/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with AlexD, Aarron Schofield, Ed Babs, Vicki Hau, Barry Kerslake, Jane Weir, Gem Minihan
bryan61 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with m meaney
kingborris ??/2015 -
BenL ??/2015 Lead O/S
Rockmonkey1977 13/Sep/14 Lead β

Low down moves (1st and 2nd clip) are sketchy then its amazing!

Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tash 09/Aug/14 2nd

Popped off the first section landing on my ass with a big thud in a very undignified manner!

with ali k
Constant Solo 20/Jul/14 Lead β

Great clime, tough at start and lovely exposed climbing at the top.

with Ian Thompson
Hidden 29/Jun/14 -
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead rpt
lewiz 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 14/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Tania T
Hidden 01/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead rpt
RFWilkie 31/May/14 Lead O/S
3 Names 31/May/14 Lead rpt
with Cyan
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Dan 85 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with JackMac
JackMac 04/May/14 Lead β

Nice route - quite spooky & exposed at the top

with Dan 85
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
DredStripe 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Claire Falck
Nick Russell 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Felt tough for the grade. Hard start, great climbing at the top; decent route overall.

Graham Westbrook 26/Mar/14 Lead β
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
redjerry 25/Aug/13 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Ali 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with yellow
Dan_Carroll 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Iain
Ian Bell 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
philhaigh 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Gubbins, melD
Adam Booth 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Ellen Cobby 26/May/13 2nd dog
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
3 Names 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead
Jobbo 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Alex
just one more 04/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with steve f
Hidden 30/Sep/12 Lead
Helen Gibson 30/Sep/12 Lead rpt

knee bar start, fun upper section, middle is yuk

with Paul
Helen Gibson 02/Sep/12 Lead dog
with dan
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
gibsond 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Slipped off the opening move so loosing the OS!!!! Very annoying. Very muddy a mid-height, but still a great route.

with Bisset
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Clark
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead RP
ThomasB ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead dog
Jaime Mitchell 30/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/12 Lead O/S
yarrow 21/May/12 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Very grippy limestone in the upper groove!

with yarrow
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead β
natalietanzer 12/May/12 Lead O/S
dan gibson 02/May/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
Julie Carroll 02/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Gibson
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
phillipwright ??/2012 Lead dog
with James Kingswood
tombrol ??/2012 Lead RP
with Kasia Maruszak
MarkRyder 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
julesmckim 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Exciting moves in the corners at the top!

PeterDawson 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter, LiL Saz
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Marti999 02/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Jonathan Emett 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rupey
Rupey 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
givemetea 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
robajob 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
brian watson 11/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with neil weymouth
Owen W-G 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Max
Daniel Wicks 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
el_monty 21/Apr/11 Lead β
Sami Mandeel 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead rpt
SuseH 08/Aug/10 TR rpt
with IainAM
Hidden 18/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead
natalietanzer 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

also finished out right, really liked the bare wall at the top!

with marcus
Alex More 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ed babs
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dominic lee 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with andy elliot
Pete Scott 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
trev_f 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Taylor
steve taylor 29/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Trev Ford
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead RP
Ceridwen 04/Jul/09 Lead dog

I think I may have wandered onto the 6b+ next door, as I finished off on a lower off to the right. Unless a new route has been put up between them... weird

with Rauli
jacobjlloyd 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Rauli
steve taylor 10/May/09 -
with Steve Williams
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead β
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
pete johnson ?/Oct/08 -
with Denis Wong, jim jones
silhouette 21/Sep/08 Lead β
with Jonathan
feilx 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Roger
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead β
Glenn Sutcliffe 03/May/08 2nd
tonanf ?/Nov/07 AltLd RP
with Pep
tobydunford 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Scott N ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
dmoir 26/May/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 26/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Moir, Felix Coxwell
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Mark Kemball 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Lee Bartrop
john1 08/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with James
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
goi.ashmore 13/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Andy Howe
steveb2006 08/Sep/02 Lead

Also Grez - all lead

with Paul E
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Nigel Baker
AlexD 20/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 -
John Southworth 10/Sep/00 Lead O/S
duncan 20/May/00 Lead O/S
with Phillipe
Andy Nicholson ?/May/00 Lead O/S
with JR
Robmwatt ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/96 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 -
Hidden ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
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Style of ascent
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