Rockfax Description
The right-hand line of the lower wall is another terrific face-climb. Start below ledges and a left-leaning corner under an overhang. Climb the gently overhanging wall on positive holds and finish up a flake-crack in the headwall. Stunning. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 30.4.89 30/Apr/1989

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Orange Spot Portland, The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes?, Portland 3 stars grades 6 and below, Portland sub 6b, Portland, Spanish crew 2018.

poeter210 16/Jun Lead rpt
riff156 16/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun Lead rpt
Chloe Clear 09/Jun TR β
StrongDan 09/Jun Lead
N0tBiggieSmalls 09/Jun Lead dog
RangerMcFreindly 09/Jun Lead O/S
with Levey, Simone Lang, StrongDan
Hidden 09/Jun Lead rpt
Dexter JW 02/Jun Lead O/S
with dbrooks
Wayne.Gaudin 20/May Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May TR RP
kazoinks 20/May Lead O/S
with Ramsey
tsyrett 13/May Lead
islandlynx 12/May Lead O/S
with Matt77
Matt77 12/May Lead O/S
dryvita 08/May Lead O/S

Superb ????

with John Hanley
David Dickinson 07/May Lead β

absolutely cracking, really steady nice climbing. definitely coming back to this crag

with dryvita
Hidden ?/Mar Lead
Hidden 17/Feb Lead O/S
jon_gill1 17/Feb Lead O/S
Wil Treasure 17/Feb Lead
EllieWoods 17/Feb Lead β
marcduhig 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with pep
mathesar 23/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Start of the day. Prob better to belay on lower stance ground rather than the the starting ledge?

danJBA 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Duncan
nacnud 02/Sep/17 Lead rpt
with Daniel Abbot
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Aug/17 Lead rpt
abrooks 19/Aug/17 Lead dog

one fall, missed a hold and not enough energy left to have a third repoint attempt

with dbrooks, Emma Lindle, Rad Elliot
dbrooks 19/Aug/17 Lead rpt

retrieving draws

with Portland crew
Lilypopskeal 16/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Nice climb

hfotheri 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
fennerz 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Jocelyn
ella.thorne5 05/Aug/17 -
jsmcfarland 04/Aug/17 Lead O/S
tim.fairhall 04/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Sachi
blaza1 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with JackMac
Hidden 15/Jul/17 -
S.Kew 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Fakey Rocks 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Seagull nest is vacant. Just a bit easier than trad free. Good but 3 stars? Straightforward not very interesting great holds all the way. 2.5* at best.

with S.Kew
rachelvlc 08/Jul/17 Lead
littleluke 08/Jul/17 Lead
Matthew Davies 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Climbed in damp conditions just after rain. Very atmospheric surroundings, well worth the trek.

with Hongbin Gu
Edward Kwong 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Great climb, must-do of the area.

Hidden 17/Jun/17 TR dog
Tommy Harris 13/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant route, one of the best Ive done at the grade on Portland so far.

AJM 13/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Ed Babs
Julian Prieto 13/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S
emmafizzle 03/Jun/17 Lead RP

I'm sure I've seconded this before. Nice lead- except for the angry seagull at the top haha.

kennythescot 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Gav A
Hidden 03/Jun/17 TR
Hidden 02/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Owen Davies 21/May/17 Lead O/S
tsyrett 07/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/17 Lead O/S
Hayley loves climbing 22/Apr/17 Lead β
Hayley loves climbing 22/Apr/17 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Lukechandler 19/Apr/17 Lead O/S
TomatoPro 19/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Really cool route, felt about the same difficulty as Trad Free World, maybe slightly less sustained

cindylmy 19/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Amazing climb, so many different ways to do and not discriminate against short people (although getting up the first 3 blocks was a tad harder)

penny.orr 16/Apr/17 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
etrillaud 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Paul Baller 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Julian Greaves
Carnie Lisa 25/Mar/17 2nd β
with Dan Verge
Dandan82 25/Mar/17 Lead rpt
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 01/Nov/16 Lead rpt
Anna Maykova 28/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Ian MK
Ian MK 28/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead
RagingPuffin 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Gingerlings 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/16 TR β
cdpuk 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with RobScarisbrick, Chris Mooney
Hidden 15/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Mark Stevenson 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Max Streeton
nimajneb 14/Sep/16 Lead O/S
gem_stone12 14/Sep/16 Lead
chris_woodsy 31/Jul/16 Lead
with Widda
Widda 31/Jul/16 2nd rpt

Finally got through the bottom crux without pumping out! Was terrified of throwing it through the top section of lovely climbing.

joese7en 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Dean177 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

There is a big seagul nest at the top.

with Ana_B
tyho 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Harry
Paul Hicks 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Fiona Marlow
Dizz 16/Jul/16 Lead RP

Was wet first trip up - much easier once dry!

with Chris mooney
Tomas P 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Aelita
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
brian watson 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Mike
richy85 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Paul, George Salt
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead β
professorcobra 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
spidey 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with Daryl
David Staples 07/May/16 Lead rpt
poeter210 01/May/16 Lead rpt
with druss
Hidden 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/16 -
JackMac 30/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Dan 85
Dan 85 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with JackMac
Widda 24/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Sussed the moves first on top rope (2xrest). Bit of an epic ending in a fall above ledge no.3 and an ankle too sore to finish it - so frustrating! Will be back as soon as possible - love this climb!

chris_woodsy 24/Apr/16 2nd
with Widda
BenL 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Vince 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Jus
Jus 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Fantastic route - best of it's grade I've been on?

with Emily
Emily 16/Apr/16 Lead β

Probably the best piece of climbing I've ever done. Cold hands, nasty split in one fingertip, and pretty scared, but I kept going and managed to finish it! The holds were all just good enough. I did take several goes to get off the ledge near the second clip but avoided weighting the rope so I'll award myself the flash. Think the cold hands actually helped: I was forced to seek out every possible resting position so as to stuff my hands up my fleece for a few seconds!

Amy UT 12/Apr/16 Lead β
with Glyn
Glyn 12/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Amy UT
chris_woodsy 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Widda
Widda 19/Mar/16 TR dog

Probably the most I've ever enjoyed a climb. Two falls - unfinished business for sure!

Hidden ??/2016 -
Robmwatt 26/Sep/15 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson, Katsmiff
Katsmiff 05/Sep/15 TR O/S

Fine. Nice climb.

Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
tash 15/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Good route - nice warm up

with Chris T
elliptic 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Tash K.
chris_woodsy 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
philhaigh 06/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Sophie Nunn, Ed Babs, Shamina Kapadia
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Lead dnf
Luke Owens 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Best of it's grade in the UK? Amazing route!

samparsons 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Flavio 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Super 30m route. Changing clothes and putting a bright green helmet seemed to have calmed the seagull down.

with robinge
MarcinK 11/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Mathias, Pavlina B
David Staples 07/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Mark Chevassut 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S

watch out for seagulls!

Ellie Rymer 17/Jun/15 2nd β
Hidden 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 TR O/S
David Staples 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Tough warm up. Didn't see the seagul nest on the ledge and knocked out an egg! Seagul was pissed off to say the least. Sorry mate. Cracking route otherwise.

tash 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with ali k
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead dog
Russell Blackaller 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Climb
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Steph Roberts 19/Apr/15 TR O/S
with Rob Gates, sam.sam.sam.ferguson
JackMac 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Great route.

with Clive, Darren, Russell Blackaller
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
bryan61 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with m meaney
Whipinator ?/Apr/15 Lead β
ReubenS1990 ?/Apr/15 Lead dog
dbrooks 18/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Warm up, the best 6a+ on Portland?

Bristoldave 18/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Derwood
kingborris ??/2015 -
roberts1234567890 04/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead β
Rockmonkey1977 13/Sep/14 Lead β

A climb of several different parts, very nice.

nacnud 24/Aug/14 Lead
Sam4242 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with msyea
Renna Clifford 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Nice crux-less yet sustained climbing, good warm up route which gets a bit pumpy towards the top

Vince 16/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Eric Pieuchot
Rosea Day 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead dnf
Vince 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Eric Pieuchot
Gem Minihan 22/Jul/14 Lead dog
Constant Solo 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead rpt
drcorbasisgod 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Nesting seagulls!

leonr23 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Currently has a nesting seagull just below the anchor which can be avoided by going right, but it will still get angry. Started divebombing another climber. Nice climb though.

brices 25/May/14 Lead O/S


Lee_Meaden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
funsized 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
LucasHarazin 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 05/Oct/13 Lead β
3 Names 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with dprctr
dprctr 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with 3 Names
Hidden 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S
jas128 20/Sep/13 TR β
Graham Westbrook 16/Sep/13 Lead β
maybe_si 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Ali 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with yellow
redjerry 22/Aug/13 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/13 2nd
Dan_Carroll 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Iain
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Aug/13 TR rpt
Ian Bell 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jay-Ast 20/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rosyk
Rosyk 20/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Jay-Ast
julesmckim 16/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Alex Renshaw
AlexRenshaw 15/Jun/13 Lead
Bristol_Quornstar 06/Jun/13 TR dog
Stanners 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S

another amazing portland classic in glorious sun -Jumped in sea after to cool off!

with Alex Rhodes
Marti999 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
nataliehaigh 01/Jun/13 2nd dog
with Mike Gubbins, philhaigh
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
Pete Dangerous 18/May/13 Lead RP
with lewiz
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead
lewiz 18/May/13 Lead O/S
littleluke 05/May/13 -
dan gibson 25/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with jacquie robinson
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead β
Hidden 30/Sep/12 Lead
Helen Gibson 30/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Paul
Paul_southgate68 20/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
rustyfishhook 06/Sep/12 TR O/S

I discovered this route in 2003ish, I left climbing due to an ongoing illness. Now many years later I'm back and payed this little beauty a visit! BEAUTIFUL! Good rock and great shapes!

Paul_southgate68 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

So good I did it twice!

Trippinjester 06/Sep/12 TR O/S
Rupey 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with alan
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
gibsond 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Not good conditions. Very greasy on the lower section, but still a great route.

with Bisset
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Daniel 20/Aug/12 Lead
with Jasmina Saric
lucachitara 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

beautiful climbing, incredible crack section at the top.

Jake Young 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S

The only thing i got up clean all day, trashed from previous days climbing.

with mwatson
CRiddiford 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
BeccaSnowden 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Very very good

Dibdawg 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Clark
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jaime Mitchell 30/Jun/12 2nd dog
Ellen Cobby 22/Jun/12 2nd dog
Adam Booth 22/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Marti999 01/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Paul Hayes
Julie Carroll 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Helen Gibson
Alex N-R 31/May/12 Lead β
nataliehaigh 26/May/12 2nd O/S
philhaigh 26/May/12 Lead rpt
yarrow 21/May/12 Lead O/S
with Mark C, Laurence Everitt
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 20/May/12 Lead O/S
will black ?/May/12 Lead O/S
GarethHall 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
matt_read 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Nice route......nice new shoes!

paultaylor 07/Jan/12 Lead
with Grant, matt_read
Hidden 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
phillipwright ??/2012 Lead O/S
with James Kingswood
matt perks ??/2012 -
tombrol ??/2012 Lead RP
with Kasia Maruszak
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tommyads ??/2012 -

Best 6a+ I can think of.

MarkRyder 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
julesmckim 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

All got up it in the dying light!

with dave lewis, GeoMike
PeterDawson 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 15/Oct/11 Lead
with LiL Saz
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
catt 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Frickin awesome.

with Cyan
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
dan gibson 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with anna barnes
Luke Dawson 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Linc 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Marti999 29/Aug/11 Lead rpt
robajob 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
clipskipper 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Good clean fun, but a little damp on the day

with Dave A
Hidden 14/Aug/11 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
cooperman 12/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Greg Foster
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Lloyders ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
philhilo 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Hard at the grade.

with Misha
Misha 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice route but felt hard for the grade.

dale1968 02/May/11 2nd dog

rain thunder and lightening made for exciting climbing, great route3* (lower bolt now in place)

Daniel Wicks 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 14/Mar/11 Lead dog
Jonathan Emett 14/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with CC meet
AlexD 04/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Every hold is a jug!

Ed Babs 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
slav ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead
thomasmouse 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
natalietanzer 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with marcus
Allan Watson 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with maxpie
vertigo 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Really good route for the grade. Noisy bird on the ledge at the top was the only distraction.

with La Mont
La benya 15/May/10 Lead O/S
philhaigh 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tommytuffa 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tomar
Pete Scott 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
KDhruev 11/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Alex More 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with keiha
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Dandan82 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with harry massey
steve taylor 29/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Trev Ford
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead RP
mynameisjen 16/Aug/09 Lead dog
Jonny_86 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Jen Killeen
w.pettet-smith 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

the first bolt is stupidly high- did a lower one fall off? lots of evidencde of rock fall in the vacinity.

eroica64 02/Aug/09 TR O/S

Brilliant moves and fairly sustained with terrific top wall/slab.

with Audrey Morrison
jacobjlloyd 04/Jul/09 Lead β
with Ivan
steve taylor 10/May/09 -
with Steve Williams
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with garburn
garburn 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead β
La Mont ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
pete johnson ?/Oct/08 -
with Denis Wong, jim jones
Jonathan Emett 17/Sep/08 Lead dog

slipped at the start.

Matt Bennett 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
feilx 14/Sep/08 Lead rpt
trev_f 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with schof
Andrew Barker 12/Aug/08 Lead β
with Matt Booth
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
tonanf ?/Nov/07 AltLd RP
with Pep
simonf 11/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Chris
tobydunford 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/07 -
Owen W-G 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Angry gull with nest and chicks on ledge near top. Got dive bombed with puke and guano. Just about managed to cling on to get to the top.

with Max
Scott N ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
feilx 26/May/07 Lead O/S
theloringharvey ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Partridge
steve taylor 28/Apr/07 Lead
with ouzo john
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Oliver Sherman 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Paul Raine, John Eales
bigie bob 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Lee Bartrop
chris sm 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
finchelata 06/Aug/06 TR O/S
with Yvan
john1 08/Jun/06 Lead RP
with James
davewing 26/Apr/06 TR
with Mick
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
michael burrows 04/Oct/05 Lead
with rockcat
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 09/Sep/03 Lead O/S
just one more 15/Sep/02 Lead
with tim b, Svenn G
Rock Fairy ?/Jun/02 2nd
with david
goi.ashmore 10/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Andy Howe
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Nigel Baker
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead O/S
John Southworth ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2001 -
Hidden 27/Jun/00 Lead O/S
duncan 20/May/00 Lead O/S
with Phillipe
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Robmwatt ??/2000 Lead
steveb2006 26/Mar/99 Lead
with Neville Contractor
Kevster 21/Jun/98 Lead RP
Steve Crowe 15/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with karin
Hidden 10/Apr/96 AltLd
Hidden ??/1996 -
Hidden ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
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