24m.

Rockfax Description
The soaring groove on the left-hand side of the wall is a fine line, although the groove itself is relatively easy. Move up with difficulty to the groove proper and continue up it more easily. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley. The first ‘modern' route on Portland. 08/Aug/1988

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Jus 9 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Felt like a 1 star 6b+. Nice, but easy groove at the top.
βeta?
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βeta: Felt like a 1 star 6b+. Nice, but easy groove at the top.
Sam Ring 31 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: The groove on this is awesome. Better than Superfly Guy.
βeta?
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βeta: The groove on this is awesome. Better than Superfly Guy.
Ben Thorne 2 Dec, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: S'alright. My best onsight to date. Certainly didn't think it was any more than 6c. Superfly Guy is better.
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βeta: S'alright. My best onsight to date. Certainly didn't think it was any more than 6c. Superfly Guy is better.
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julesmckim 4 Aug Lead RP Phew took some effort. Damp in crucial places and initially hard to read sequence. Good to finally do the lower section and enjoy the easier upper groove.
with paul mccarthy
Phew took some effort. Damp in crucial places and initially hard to read sequence. Good to finally do the lower section and enjoy the easier upper groove.
with paul mccarthy
MadVlad 29 Jul TR dnf Very tricky start - didn't have enough strength to go past the overhang in the first half of the route.
Very tricky start - didn't have enough strength to go past the overhang in the first half of the route.
bn09whg 28 Jul Lead RP RP1
RP1
Rockmonkey1977 28 Jul Lead RP Some tricky moves at the start which give the grade. They were much easier once the sun had burnt off the grease. The upper climbing is beautiful but easy so personally I’m not sure I’d give it top 50- too inconsistent...
with Will
Some tricky moves at the start which give the grade. They were much easier once the sun had burnt off the grease. The upper climbing is beautiful but easy so personally I’m not sure I’d give it top 50- too inconsistent...
with Will
Mike W 21 Jul Lead O/S
with Kitty27
with Kitty27
veronicajabronica 20 Jul TR dog This was weird!
This was weird!
gem_stone12 13 Jul TR O/S
Rupey 26 Jun Lead RP
with Al
with Al
beefy_legacy 23 Jun Lead dog Felt like a sandbag first go, but did the moves on TR and it’s probably ok when the crux moves aren’t wet.
Felt like a sandbag first go, but did the moves on TR and it’s probably ok when the crux moves aren’t wet.
Honey badger 93 22 Jun Lead RP
dean_c88 26 May Lead O/S Placing draws. Top section is straightforward but really enjoyable!
with Paul
Placing draws. Top section is straightforward but really enjoyable!
with Paul
DanWeiss 23 May Lead β
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
GrahamGiles 18 May Lead O/S
with Joanne
with Joanne
David Staples 15 May Lead RP Awesome route
with ben1234
Awesome route
with ben1234
ben1234 15 May TR dog
with David Staples
with David Staples
rackamthered 6 May -
Hidden 5 May Lead RP
Hidden 20 Apr Lead β
Tutu 9 Sep, 2018 Lead β
adamsriches 9 Sep, 2018 Lead dnf Too wet
with Tutu
Too wet
with Tutu
Qisheng Xie 1 Sep, 2018 Lead RP Tricky to onsight
Tricky to onsight
marcduhig 27 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
with Emanuele
with Emanuele
milena 25 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Rocky
with Rocky
Hidden 19 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
Caspian Johnson 19 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
with ollie_e
with ollie_e
hfotheri 18 Aug, 2018 Lead dog
ian bryant 30 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
mop449 22 Jul, 2018 Lead RP Second go. Very greasy on the crux.
Second go. Very greasy on the crux.
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
ssutton 24 Jun, 2018 Lead dog Hot and a little tired.
with Markus, Nick O
Hot and a little tired.
with Markus, Nick O
S.Kew 16 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 19 May, 2018 Lead β Pretty soggy
Pretty soggy
Trace 17 May, 2018 2nd dnf Excellent bottom section...got about half way up...pumped! Fingery and want to go back and finish it
Excellent bottom section...got about half way up...pumped! Fingery and want to go back and finish it
nacnud 12 May, 2018 Lead O/S
AJM 10 May, 2018 Lead O/S Cool route
Cool route
marcduhig 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with chancer
with chancer
chancer 5 May, 2018 Lead dog
with Marc Duhig
with Marc Duhig
Hidden 23 Sep, 2017 Lead dog
Hidden 6 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Jan Masat 20 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Sarah
with Sarah
kennythescot 20 Aug, 2017 Lead RP
emmafizzle 12 Aug, 2017 Lead RP Really enjoyed this. Haven't had this much fun on a climb in a while!
Really enjoyed this. Haven't had this much fun on a climb in a while!
JackMac 6 Aug, 2017 Lead RP Retro-flash, nearly came off though!
with Alice
Retro-flash, nearly came off though!
with Alice
ricci.andrea86 5 Aug, 2017 Lead dog
etrillaud 25 Jun, 2017 Lead dog
tobydunford 10 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Oli
with Oli
brian watson 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Ellis Bird, Mike Hawkins
with Ellis Bird, Mike Hawkins
Hidden 2 Jun, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 2 Jun, 2017 Lead dog
ferdia 27 May, 2017 TR
with Crew
with Crew
Martin Bagshaw 17 Apr, 2017 Lead RP Glad this went first go today (discounting slip off greasy pocket around the first clip).
Glad this went first go today (discounting slip off greasy pocket around the first clip).
penny.orr 15 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S Greasy!!!
Greasy!!!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 15 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Hard/greasy start meant I got a bit warmer warming up than I'd intended. 3rd clip seemed quite high too, which added to the excitement...and warmth...
Hard/greasy start meant I got a bit warmer warming up than I'd intended. 3rd clip seemed quite high too, which added to the excitement...and warmth...
Matti Puckridge 2 Apr, 2017 Lead β
Ellis Bird ??, 2017 Lead
BenL ??, 2017 -
Alex N-R 23 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Charlie
with Charlie
Julie Carroll 31 Aug, 2016 Lead RP
with Dan Gibson
with Dan Gibson
Hidden 29 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 25 Jul, 2016 Lead
Hidden 25 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 20 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Bit run out in places, keep calm and steady and it's fine.
with Dan Hobbs, Boulders Crew
Bit run out in places, keep calm and steady and it's fine.
with Dan Hobbs, Boulders Crew
La Mont 6 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
with Abi
with Abi
Pete Scott 5 Jul, 2016 Lead RP
with J5Kay
with J5Kay
afterthesend 2 Jul, 2016 Lead RP First attempt since failing miserably in the first few metres years ago. Climbed 'Into the Groove' just before this'un so knew the top section.
First attempt since failing miserably in the first few metres years ago. Climbed 'Into the Groove' just before this'un so knew the top section.
samparsons 21 Jun, 2016 Lead RP Great climb. First tried 25 Jun 2014
Great climb. First tried 25 Jun 2014
dbrooks 27 May, 2016 Lead dog Couldn't find a simple way through the crux, found it hard!
with Stu
Couldn't find a simple way through the crux, found it hard!
with Stu
Nick Russell 16 Apr, 2016 Lead RP Finally done, a bit of unfinished business ticked off! Excellent way to finish the day in the low evening sun.
Finally done, a bit of unfinished business ticked off! Excellent way to finish the day in the low evening sun.
Hidden ??, 2016 -
JackMac 25 Oct, 2015 Lead dog One to come back for.
One to come back for.
lawsy_boy1 25 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Matt.c.Warner 17 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
richiebongo 3 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
with Nick Smith
hankyc 2 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S really hard start, probably because it was super greasy, unbalanced route
really hard start, probably because it was super greasy, unbalanced route
ThomasB ?Aug, 2015 Lead β retroflash
retroflash
Rockmonkey1977 5 Jul, 2015 Lead dog First few moves felt harder than anything on Super fly guy to me but lots of the holds were very greasey which probably explains why...
First few moves felt harder than anything on Super fly guy to me but lots of the holds were very greasey which probably explains why...
Kevster 21 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 -
afrosam 30 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 30 May, 2015 2nd
with afrosam
with afrosam
ASchwirtz 18 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
richardashe 18 Apr, 2015 2nd
Dean177 11 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Apr, 2015 Lead
Fraser hill-casey ?Apr, 2015 -
alexbooker87 14 Feb, 2015 Lead RP
professorcobra 14 Feb, 2015 Lead RP
Fraser hill-casey ??, 2015 Lead
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 2nd
Martin Bagshaw 3 Aug, 2014 Lead dog Rested on 2nd and 3rd clip. Did not feel like risking swinging into Ed on his first outdoor trip.
with Ed Green
Rested on 2nd and 3rd clip. Did not feel like risking swinging into Ed on his first outdoor trip.
with Ed Green
Nick Russell 12 Jul, 2014 Lead dog Greased off the crux first time. Climbed through it and to the top from bolt 2. Probably fair for the grade, but hard to onsight.
Greased off the crux first time. Climbed through it and to the top from bolt 2. Probably fair for the grade, but hard to onsight.
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 Lead RP
drcorbasisgod 18 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2014 TR RP
AlexD 21 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
Hidden ?May, 2014 Lead RP
Beefy Bert ??, 2014 Lead RP
richardashe 17 Oct, 2013 Lead dog Was too tired to do clean. Hard enough little sequence to it especially on slightly greasy holds but will definitely return to get it clean!
Was too tired to do clean. Hard enough little sequence to it especially on slightly greasy holds but will definitely return to get it clean!
Graham Westbrook 17 Oct, 2013 Lead RP
jonleighton 10 Aug, 2013 Lead dog Got through the crux and then slipped off a greasy hold before the massive jug... annoying. Great climbing in the groove though.
Got through the crux and then slipped off a greasy hold before the massive jug... annoying. Great climbing in the groove though.
philhaigh 2 Aug, 2013 Lead RP
nath_casper 21 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
AlexRenshaw 15 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 2 Jun, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 2 Jun, 2013 Lead RP
Billg 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
littleluke 6 May, 2013 Lead
Hidden ?May, 2013 Lead
Nick Russell 1 Apr, 2013 Lead dnf Had a few goes at the low crux. I think l I figured it out now, but was too tired to continue
with SJS, Emily
Had a few goes at the low crux. I think l I figured it out now, but was too tired to continue
with SJS, Emily
Thinker01 11 Nov, 2012 Lead dog Seemed really hard to on-site. A couple of goes gets the beta but so pumped afterwards that there was no point having another bash...
with Kev Stott
Seemed really hard to on-site. A couple of goes gets the beta but so pumped afterwards that there was no point having another bash...
with Kev Stott
Sparky!!!3 26 Aug, 2012 TR dog
with alex more
with alex more
Alex More 25 Aug, 2012 Lead RP 6c in condition much harder if greasey
with Ed babs, Sparky
6c in condition much harder if greasey
with Ed babs, Sparky
Hidden 12 Aug, 2012 Lead RP
Sam Head 9 Aug, 2012 Lead RP
PeterDawson 23 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Evie 21 Jul, 2012 Lead β
Jeromeg 20 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with Joe Day
with Joe Day
dan gibson 19 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
with julie carroll
with julie carroll
John Mcshea 16 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ 1 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Prajak
with Prajak
quiffhanger 1 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S V nice after but was somewhat lucky to lank the start a little (if this is the route I think it is).
V nice after but was somewhat lucky to lank the start a little (if this is the route I think it is).
tt85 14 Mar, 2012 Lead dog Pussied out and grabbed the draw at the third bolt after doing the lower section and putting the draw in - felt very doable.
Pussied out and grabbed the draw at the third bolt after doing the lower section and putting the draw in - felt very doable.
dannyboy83 14 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with Martyn
with Martyn
katiep 14 Mar, 2012 TR dnf
with Tom Taylor
with Tom Taylor
matt perks ??, 2012 -
phillipwright ??, 2012 Lead RP
with James Kingswood
with James Kingswood
Sophie Nunn 23 Oct, 2011 Lead dnf
with AlexD
with AlexD
Toby Dunn 23 Oct, 2011 Lead
with Jon Emmet
with Jon Emmet
Hidden 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Misha 10 Jul, 2011 Lead dog Misread the crux and fell off. Got the right sequence second go but fell off because when I got a good handhold it turned out to be damp. Got it third go by using a different handhold. The jug was damp, as were the crimps above - plenty of chalk was used. At least the beautiful groove above was dry. Ian and Mike opted not to do it and we decamped to Battleship in search of drier rock.
with Mike Todd, Ian W
Misread the crux and fell off. Got the right sequence second go but fell off because when I got a good handhold it turned out to be damp. Got it third go by using a different handhold. The jug was damp, as were the crimps above - plenty of chalk was used. At least the beautiful groove above was dry. Ian and Mike opted not to do it and we decamped to Battleship in search of drier rock.
with Mike Todd, Ian W
Brian H 3 Jul, 2011 Lead dnf Too hot.
Too hot.
Luke Dawson ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
with Ivan M
Hidden 26 Apr, 2011 Lead β
Hidden 9 Apr, 2011 TR dnf
Tom Heslam ?Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
La benya 31 Jul, 2010 Lead RP 2nd go after working out not to blindly follow chalk. very very good
2nd go after working out not to blindly follow chalk. very very good
Ceridwen 18 Jul, 2010 2nd dog
with Andy
with Andy
trev_f 22 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead O/S
feilx ??, 2010 Lead dog
with jon biddle
with jon biddle
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead RP
dan gibson 23 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with sam read
with sam read
w.pettet-smith 8 Aug, 2009 - 1st redpoint after trying to dyno the lower section on the onsight! upper groove sustained and immaculate.
with josh and steve
1st redpoint after trying to dyno the lower section on the onsight! upper groove sustained and immaculate.
with josh and steve
gejones 26 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with DafSWMC
with DafSWMC
Glyn 7 Jun, 2009 Lead β Really good!
with derico
Really good!
with derico
Jonny_86 7 Jun, 2009 Lead RP
with Glyn
with Glyn
Ed Booth 5 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Nice
with Andy Long
Nice
with Andy Long
Ed Babs 24 May, 2009 Lead RP
with Mike Hawkins
with Mike Hawkins
Jane Weir ??, 2009 -
nealh ??, 2009 Lead
Matt Bennett 3 Sep, 2008 Lead rpt hand popped of damp lower hold on onsight attempt
hand popped of damp lower hold on onsight attempt
dominic lee ?Jun, 2008 Lead
with andy elliot
with andy elliot
feilx 11 May, 2008 Lead O/S
JPGR 10 May, 2008 Lead
with Steve
with Steve
La Mont ??, 2008 Lead
robyn1 ??, 2008 -
Jus ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
bigie bob 15 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 23 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2006 Lead O/S
mike mo ?May, 2006 2nd
steve taylor ??, 2006 Lead
Boy ??, 2006 -
feeko ??, 2006 -
Marti999 ??, 2006 Lead
Kev Little ??, 2004 Lead O/S
pezzerrr ??, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jun, 2002 TR O/S
Rock Fairy ?Jun, 2002 2nd
with david
with david
goi.ashmore 25 Apr, 2002 Lead O/S
with Duncan Powell
with Duncan Powell
John Southworth ??, 2001 -
duncan 3 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
with David Proughton
with David Proughton
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Ben Thorne ??, 2000 Lead O/S Onsight. Absolute walk.
with James Dunlop, JIMBO, John Pullin
Onsight. Absolute walk.
with James Dunlop, JIMBO, John Pullin
Mark Kemball 12 Apr, 1998 Lead O/S
with Jason Lloyd
with Jason Lloyd
Steve Crowe 18 Mar, 1998 Lead O/S
with karin
with karin
phardman 28 Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
Greg Cunningham ??, 1997 Lead
buzby78 19 Aug, 1996 Lead O/S
bruce ??, 1996 -
Mike Owen 1 Jun, 1995 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Roget 15 Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
UKB Shark ??, 1995 Lead O/S
with John Codling
with John Codling
Hidden ??, 1995 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1993 Lead O/S
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