Rockfax Description
An enjoyable climb. Ascend the steep lower wall and bulge to the base of the corner. Follow the corner to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 15.8.88 15/Aug/1988

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Orange Spot Portland, The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes?, Portland sub 6b, Portland.

guy127917 19/May Lead
Bones [:B 19/May TR dog
Bones [:B 19/May TR dog
Trace 17/May Lead dog

Clipped the first bolt from the ground. Took a rest, cracking route! Feisty bottom section.

AJM 10/May Lead O/S

Sopping wet, but great fun

with Dan W, samparsons, Ed Babs
alexspurling 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Nice warm up route. Bit greasy at the start so requires thoughtful footwork to compensate. Nice moves on the groove.

rockafunked 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Nice warm-up, greasy and full of silverfish (when greasy!) though.

mathesar 23/Sep/17 Lead O/S

1st of the day

Kayface42 27/Aug/17 Lead RP

Great line. Messed up the bulge 1st go due to pump but got it after that. Run out!

with Linc
tom.wp6 17/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Slightly ruined by damp after a night's rain, but still great. Face climb to mild overhang into slab!

with gw97
gw97 17/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with tom.wp6
Linc 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
hfotheri 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
emmafizzle 12/Aug/17 Lead dog

Warm up. Hate any hint of a bulge and rested after 2nd clip. Didn't really like the rest of the climb enough to want to get it clean.

ricci.andrea86 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Dandan82 05/Aug/17 Lead rpt
S.Kew 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Roland stopps 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Dandan82 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 15/Jul/17 2nd β
with Dan Verge
katy_abra 10/Jul/17 Lead O/S
etrillaud 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Owen Davies 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 17/Jun/17 Lead
with Jonathan, Kev
Hidden 10/Jun/17 Lead rpt
tobydunford 10/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Oli
brian watson 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
JackMac 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Quite technical

Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Anna Maykova 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Great fun! Soooo run out at the top! It felt like 5 metres between the last bolt and the lower off! It all adds to the excitement I guess. Maybe we should all donate to the Dorset bolt fund so that they can afford to put more bolts in these routes :)

with Ian MK
charliethorneycroft 23/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead RP
chris_woodsy 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Widda
Widda 06/Aug/16 2nd dog

annoyingly slimy at the bottom but a nice climb otherwise. Footwork required!

Hidden 31/Jul/16 TR
Beefy Bert 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead O/S
littleluke 24/Jul/16 Lead rpt
huwbrace 20/Jul/16 Lead
afterthesend 19/Jul/16 Lead rpt
L.miura 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Julie Carroll
Oliver Smaje 20/Jun/16 Lead β

sam backed off at the bulge, i took over but didn't pull ropes.

dbrooks 27/May/16 Lead O/S
Quitiweb 23/May/16 TR O/S
philhaigh 23/May/16 Lead rpt
Stroppy 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Little Lucy
Hidden 08/May/16 2nd
jlgoddard 08/May/16 Lead O/S
bradfry 02/Jan/16 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Matt.c.Warner 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Emily
Mark Reeves 22/Aug/15 2nd
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 22/Aug/15 Lead rpt
martin one 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Chris day
cem 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Quite tough for the grade.

with JoeyD1
pezzerrr 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Nico34 04/Jul/15 Lead
tonevert 21/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Kevin Faux
Kevster 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Benzo 18/Jun/15 2nd dog
RichyBOYY 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Benzo
Hidden 13/Jun/15 -
Alex Handley 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
merlin138 07/Jun/15 Lead

Very reachy, but very good fun.

with Alex Handley, Alice Hafer
James_L88 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Debbie Hoskins, UnkArl
UnkArl 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
afrosam 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with afrosam
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead β
professorcobra 24/May/15 Lead dog
Hidden 03/May/15 Lead rpt
Rupey 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Dean177 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
kingborris ??/2015 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo 07/Sep/14 Lead

Very nice route worth 3 stars in my book, higher up it's maybe only tough F6a climbing but the bolts are spaced enough to add interest all the way!

with Mick Ward
duncan 28/Aug/14 Lead rpt

No idea I had previously done this!

Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Dizz 03/Aug/14 Lead β
with Mick cook
Martin Bagshaw 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rory Bascombe 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Tricky start, lovely crack/groove above. Was this pegged out?

with Emily
Emily 12/Jul/14 2nd dnf

Had many attempts at a move pretty low down and eventually gave up. I couldn't reach from the big pocket to the jug so was having to do something hard to the left - repeatedly, because of the swing when I fell from just above that section.

Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
pymn nice but dim 26/Jun/14 Lead rpt
samparsons 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Great climb again!

Pete Scott 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR rpt
drcorbasisgod 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
grahamelliott 18/Jun/14 TR β
pymn nice but dim 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Cool line

ConstaBern 17/Jun/14 Lead
Pathological_Climber 15/Jun/14 Lead dnf
richardashe 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook 17/Oct/13 Lead β
mrteale 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Radek
RadekNowak 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Dan_F 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Nice route, coasty DEFINATLY needs visiting later in the day... Bit greasy..

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Linc
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
philhaigh 02/Aug/13 Lead rpt
BenL 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
philhaigh 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mat Affourtit, Barry Kerslake, nataliehaigh
julesmckim 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Alex Renshaw
AlexRenshaw 15/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Billg 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
3 Names 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Ellen Cobby 25/May/13 2nd dog
Adam Booth 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
littleluke 06/May/13 Lead
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead
bradfry ??/2013 Lead O/S
Helen Gibson 23/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Julie, dan
Julie Carroll 23/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Helen Gibson, Dan Gibson
dan gibson 23/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with julie carroll, helen gibson
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 31/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
phillipwright ??/2012 Lead O/S
with James Kingswood
Jonathan Emett 23/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Sophie Nunn 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with AlexD
Toby Dunn 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Emmet
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
julesmckim 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Steep wall, beautiful groove above.

with dave lewis, GeoMike
dannyboy83 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan
plilley 28/Aug/11 Lead dog
with ian-rad
EmilyElouise 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
AlexD 22/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ed Babs
Brian H 03/Jul/11 Lead rpt
feilx 08/May/11 Lead rpt
with AlexD
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead β
Joe Grondowski 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
Didymus 08/Aug/10 Lead RP

Second go. Greased off the lower crux wall first go.

with Marcus
La benya 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S

hard for the grade, good route and a little run out

duncan 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Ceridwen 18/Jul/10 Lead dog

one rest, during bouldery start... doh

with Andy
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR dog
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
trev_f 23/May/10 Lead rpt
with Rob Kennard, Jon
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 14/May/10 Lead O/S
dominic lee 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with andy elliot
dan gibson 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with sam read
Gareth 26/Jul/09 Lead RP
DafSWMC 26/Jul/09 Lead β

First staple missing.

with gejones
gejones 26/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with DafSWMC
andybenham 26/Jul/09 Lead dog

Dogged this after spending sometime trying to climb throug hte bulge about 4 feet right of where I should have been. Couldn't be arsed to redo the start. The upper groove is bloody excellent though. Also worth noting that unless you have big cahunas you will need a clip stick and a 6 foot friend

with Gareth
MarkRyder 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with lee91
Glyn 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with derico
Jonny_86 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Really fun

with Glyn
vertigo 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with La Mont
Ed Babs 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
trev_f 21/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mike H
Alex More ?/May/09 Lead RP
clipskipper 11/Apr/09 Lead dog

First bolt very high, and was a bit wet at the top. No time for the clean ascent on this trip.

with Dave Wing
Jane Weir ??/2009 -
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Jonathan Emett 03/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 03/Sep/08 Lead O/S
steveb2006 25/Jul/08 Lead dog
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
feilx 11/May/08 Lead O/S
JPGR 10/May/08 Lead
with Steve
La Mont ??/2008 Lead
chris sm 11/Aug/07 Lead dog


with Pippa Froggatt
Scott N ?/May/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
bigie bob 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
shoulders 14/Jul/06 Lead
with marric
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Mark Kemball 15/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Nic Dill
Hidden 23/Jun/02 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 25/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Duncan Powell
John Southworth ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
sadams 21/Jun/98 Lead
with Andy Long
Hidden ??/1996 -
Hidden 16/Apr/95 Lead
Roget 15/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with jon
Ben Thorne ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Rich Howard
Hidden 17/Jul/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/93 2nd
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