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.

guy127917 08/Apr Lead O/S

Wet and slippy

with Jen
afterthesend 26/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar TR dog
samparsons 26/Mar Lead O/S
Owen Davies 26/Mar 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
George Killaspy 07/Oct/16 Lead rpt

stripping the route for Rob

Hidden 03/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/16 Lead O/S
julesmckim 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Smart, Mickie Streule
cem 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
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

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
Quitiweb 15/May/16 TR O/S
Jane Weir 15/May/16 Lead
Hidden 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
Laurence Everitt 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Joe Seymour
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
with James
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
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Lead dog
Gloria 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Bekah Ryder, Tim Beeston
Hidden 21/Aug/15 Lead
Jen Jones 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 Quiti Kites, Jon Casado, Natalie Haigh
marcduhig 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 04/Jul/15 -
Benzo 19/Jun/15 2nd dog
with Ric
RichyBOYY 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ben M
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, Natalie Haigh
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd dog
JUSTADUDE 25/May/15 Lead rpt
Qisheng Xie 24/May/15 Lead O/S
professorcobra 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, Natalie Haigh
Sam4242 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jackwd 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Robertson, Stuart Webster, Scott
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
BIgYeti86 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, Phil Haigh
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!

with Nick
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
Matt Smith 23/Nov/13 Lead dog

Slipped right at the top mantling on bird crap.

dbrooks 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with John
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 Jo Payne, 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
philhaigh 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mat Affourtit, Trev Ford, Rob Gates, Vicki Hau, Murray Freestone, Gem Minihan, Matt Ridgway, Natalie Haigh
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
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
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
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 Rao
tom106 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with laura
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Sash.C 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andy, Lee, Grant
Jonathan Emett 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with rupe
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
The Ivanator 10/Apr/11 TR
with Sean
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ripper 26/Sep/10 Lead
with Chris Warby
jon_gill1 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JWB 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S


Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead
alan rosier 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
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
Hidden 25/Jul/08 Lead
trev_f 30/May/08 Lead O/S
with Alex M
Bob M 16/Apr/08 2nd
with Steve Newman, Paul Rigg
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 mart
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
with Morgan
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Bux ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Rupert Bassadone
timharrison ?/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
The Jazz Butcher ??/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
clark alston ?/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1995 Lead

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