Rockfax Description
Superb climbing. Follow a crack and groove left of an arete. There is a tricky move near the top. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 21.9.94. Named after a young American boy whose father started ROCKFAX many years ago. 21/Sep/1994

Ticklists: Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Orange Spot Portland, The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes?, Portland sub 6b, Portland.

StrongDan 09/Jun Lead
bede.west 09/Jun Lead O/S

Hard for 6a! But good.

RangerMcFreindly 09/Jun Lead β

Bede took the onsite, felt stiff and a bit fluttery to start but interesting climbing all the way!

with Levey, Simone Lang, StrongDan, bede.west
Hidden 20/May Lead RP
Matt Smith 14/May Lead RP

Having dogged in Nov 2013.

with Sam Thompson
will_of_fortune 11/May Lead O/S
with Abi
mohausler 06/May Lead β
Phippy 06/May Lead O/S
Fakey Rocks 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Could do with a lower 1st bolt... Who wants to fall down there... Greasy holds easy to fall 20ft, i climbed to right routes 1st bolt + traversed in, clipped, traversed back + unclipped, safer but not brill. Hard bits around b2 to 3. Good climbing but slightly easier above. Not as good as Underage. Had to get wet feet to get out!

Francescaparratt 15/Oct/17 TR O/S
freec 29/Sep/17 Lead O/S
PaddyFreer 29/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with freec
Carnie Lisa 27/Aug/17 2nd β
Kayface42 27/Aug/17 Lead rpt
dryvita 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Ed Bot
David Dickinson 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Amazing crag, cool route, must come back for walking the king

dbrooks 19/Aug/17 Lead rpt
with Portland crew
monkeytennis 19/Aug/17 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Linc 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Kayface42 13/Aug/17 Lead RP
with Linc
Jamie77 31/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Pete Scott 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S
CraigPerl 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
TomOxenham 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Tommy Harris 13/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 13/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Kevster 03/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Retro flash.

with Gavdee1
Gavdee1 03/Jun/17 Lead dog
with Kevster
Hidden 31/May/17 Lead O/S
GHawksworth 14/May/17 Lead O/S
with MegWan
Hidden 14/May/17 Lead
Bones [:B 08/Apr/17 Lead dog

Struggled up in the wet.

guy127917 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Wet and slippy

afterthesend 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/17 TR dog
samparsons 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Owen Davies 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/16 Lead
Anna Maykova 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S

VERY slimy on a late October morning.

with Ian MK
George Killaspy 07/Oct/16 Lead rpt

stripping the route for Rob

Hidden 03/Sep/16 Lead O/S
kazoinks 11/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Certainly worth climbing again!

julesmckim 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Smart, GeoMike
cem 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with JoeyD1
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead O/S
GrahamGiles 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S

How this got 3 stars I will never know. Didn't enjoy it at all

Aaron.Clifford 09/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Jul/16 TR dog
Emily Y 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ralitsa Ivanova
Hidden 11/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
DanWeiss 02/Jun/16 2nd
with Langer
Quitiweb 15/May/16 TR O/S
Jane Weir 15/May/16 Lead
Gem Minihan 15/May/16 TR
RossWoodruffe 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Stroppy 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Little Lucy
ewanjp 08/May/16 Lead dog

Harder than the ones to the right.

with alicec
elliptic 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Tash K.
Hidden 08/May/16 2nd
jlgoddard 08/May/16 Lead O/S
George Killaspy 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with Dylan Brown
tsyrett 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Fantastic varied route.

DorsetGareth 30/Apr/16 Lead β
spidey 23/Apr/16 Lead
with Daryl
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
mariannekhoo 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Climbed it a second time later to get quickdraws back

Hidden ??/2016 -
JackMac 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
dansimkin 17/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Rebecca Knill
Montecore 08/Oct/15 -
richiebongo 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
dansimkin 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/15 Lead
tom_lewis89 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Katie Arnold
Gloria 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Bekah Ryder, Tim Beeston
Hidden 21/Aug/15 Lead
Bones [:B 08/Aug/15 Lead
Ed Houghton 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S


Hidden 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
martin one 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Chris day
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead
philhaigh 17/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Quitiweb, Jon Casado, nataliehaigh
marcduhig 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 04/Jul/15 -
Benzo 19/Jun/15 2nd dog
RichyBOYY 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Benzo
Jane Weir 07/Jun/15 Lead
philhaigh 07/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Vicki Hau, Mike Gubbins, Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, Jane Weir, Gem Minihan, nataliehaigh
Gem Minihan 07/Jun/15 2nd
simonsnake77 28/May/15 2nd dog

Struggled, panicked, got flash pumped and generally dragged myself up this climb one clip at a time using all the strength of will I had. Pretty much hated every second. I always seem to struggle on my first climb of a session and this was no exception, was proud of myself for battling through the fear and going on to climb the next three 6as to the right of this line. Will be back....

JUSTADUDE 25/May/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead
Qisheng Xie 24/May/15 Lead O/S
professorcobra 24/May/15 Lead O/S
Aaron.Clifford 24/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
tash 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with ali k
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/15 Lead O/S
David Staples 12/May/15 TR O/S
hankyc 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Really cool place, big waves crashing at our backs!! Eek

Hidden 16/Apr/15 Lead dog
Nick_Merriman 14/Apr/15 Lead
with Bill Spittall
Hidden 25/Mar/15 TR
Hidden 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
AJ007 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead dog
chris_woodsy ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S
kingborris ??/2015 Lead O/S
Rockmonkey1977 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Not a true onsight as i'd seen the photo in Rockfax but i'm taking it anyway! Awesome climbing, I found it the easiest of the 4 but i thats mainly as it suits my style...

philhaigh 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Fi Marlow, Mike Gubbins, nataliehaigh
Sam4242 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with msyea
Jackwd 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Robertson, Stuart Webster, scoth
scoth 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Montecore 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Matt Ray
Nick Clement 09/Aug/14 Lead
with mandy clement
cpowell 03/Aug/14 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Dizz 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Mick cook
Gem Minihan 17/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, philhaigh
Nick Russell 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Sustained and varied, overall a pretty good route. Shame the first clip is hard, and it's a bit sandy in places.

with Emily
Emily 12/Jul/14 2nd dog

Good climbing but definitely not a warm-up for me. Fell off a lot, started to manage to string a few moves together somewhere near the top!

robbo99 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

great route, worth the walk

Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
drcorbasisgod 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
pymn nice but dim 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Not as good as i'd hoped

JUSTADUDE 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Nice 6a.

shane4747 17/Jun/14 TR dog
ConstaBern 17/Jun/14 Lead
skippington 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/14 Lead RP
Hidden 20/May/14 Lead dog
Tom Penrose 18/May/14 Lead dog

Bottom half really greasy, but top section shows why this is a top50 in the Dorset Rockfax!

jopayne1988 18/May/14 Lead dog

First bolt seems rather high - perhaps some of the ledge had fallen away? First half of route nothing special - second half is lovely.

Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
John Tanner 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
dbrooks 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
richardashe 17/Oct/13 Lead β
Graham Westbrook 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
jopayne1988 06/Oct/13 -
tiffanykate12 06/Oct/13 2nd
dobby 200 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with jopayne1988, Giles
Hidden 07/Sep/13 TR
tomB 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Juliette
BenL 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Angus Webb
bobstones 20/Aug/13 TR dog
Hidden 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
chancer 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
farley-hulse89 20/Jul/13 Lead dog
Ian MK 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Wayne Murphy
Gem Minihan 07/Jul/13 2nd
philhaigh 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mat Affourtit, trev_f, phattnoodle, Vicki Hau, Murray Freestone, Gem Minihan, matt.ridgway, nataliehaigh
trev_f 07/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Dorset gang
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ellen Cobby 25/May/13 2nd dog
Adam Booth 25/May/13 Lead O/S
JackMac 27/Oct/12 Lead

Hands were so cold I had to come down and warmup before finishing! A nice climb but nothing special IMO.

Paul_southgate68 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Not that impressed

Trippinjester 15/Sep/12 TR
Daniel Wicks 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Radek
Helen Gibson 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with dan
Rupey 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with alan
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead
AlexD 23/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Ed Babs
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Gibson
robajob 27/May/12 Lead β
Anastasia 27/May/12 TR O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
phillipwright ??/2012 Lead O/S
with James Kingswood
RadekNowak ??/2012 Lead
Marti999 01/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Fiona Marlow
plilley 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with ian-rad
tom106 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with laura
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Rupey
Ducks Rock 10/Jul/11 TR


with Harry
Tim M 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Phil T
el_monty 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with IainAM
The Ivanator 10/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ripper 26/Sep/10 Lead
with Chris Warby
jon_gill1 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with JWB
JWB 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S


Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Didymus 08/Aug/10 Lead dog

Spanked by the warm up!

with Marcus
duncan 18/Jul/10 Lead rpt
feilx 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with jon biddle
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
ripper ??/2010 Lead

really interesting, varied route - start was a bit spicy though

with Chris Warby
LiLaMont 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ivan
dan gibson 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
AlexD 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 08/Aug/09 Lead

nice line.don't think these are 'the best midgrade climbs on portland' or whatever rockfax say though.

vertigo 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with La Mont
Dandan82 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Chris
Jus 11/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead rpt
steve taylor 09/May/09 -
with Steve Williams
davewing 11/Apr/09 TR
with Lee
clipskipper 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, even though I missed the massive RH hold!

with Dave Wing
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
steveb2006 25/Jul/08 Lead
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
trev_f 30/May/08 Lead O/S
Bob M 16/Apr/08 2nd
with Steve Newman, riggy
Hidden 18/Sep/07 -
Scott N ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
shoulders 14/Jul/06 Lead
with marric
bigie bob 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 07/May/06 Lead O/S
with Tony Seale
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Wilbur 30/Apr/06 Lead RP
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
pete johnson 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Rob
Bux ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Rupert Bassadone
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
MikeC59 28/May/05 Lead
Bargate_Champ ??/2005 Lead O/S
aged_ape ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Rob B
jl 07/Apr/04 Lead RP
with Rachel
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 17/Aug/03 Lead
with Bruce
_m.cox_ 17/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Adam Mulholland
Hidden 21/Mar/03 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 21/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
furry 05/Oct/02 TR
with Phil B
John Southworth ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Jun/02 2nd
with david
goi.ashmore 25/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Duncan Powell
phardman 30/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Mark Kemball 14/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with Nic Dill
Hidden 26/Jun/00 Lead O/S
duncan 03/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with David Proughton
Hidden ??/1996 -
Hidden ?/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1995 Lead

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