Rockfax Description
The black wall gives a good pitch with an awkward start. © Rockfax

FA. Jan Rostron, Pete Oxley, Mark Higgs (all led) 8.9.96 08/Sep/1996

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

tsyrett 19/May Lead rpt
Hidden 19/May Lead O/S
Pete Scott 19/May Lead O/S
Tommy Harris 07/May Lead O/S
mohausler 06/May Lead β
freec 29/Sep/17 Lead O/S

the best of the five 6as here in my opinion

PaddyFreer 29/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with freec
dryvita 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Ed Bot
abrooks 19/Aug/17 Lead RP
with dbrooks
dbrooks 19/Aug/17 Lead rpt
with Portland crew
Linc 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Kayface42 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Linc
Andrew Telford 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
JackMac 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Nikki_C
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
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 31/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/16 Lead O/S
simonsnake77 25/Jul/16 Lead rpt

The top most move I found trickier than ,'underage' you must move right before going up!

sam_craddock 17/Jul/16 2nd
Philoosh 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
leoch01 18/Jun/16 Lead

Something broke off on me, not sure if it was a vital hold or not. Managed to hold on and claim the onsight!

Emily Y 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ralitsa Ivanova
Hidden 11/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Jane Weir 15/May/16 Lead
Gem Minihan 15/May/16 2nd
Quitiweb 15/May/16 Lead RP
elliptic 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Tash K.
ewanjp 08/May/16 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, really steady with a exciting bit across the flow stone.

with alicec
duncan 07/May/16 Lead rpt
DorsetGareth 30/Apr/16 Lead β
Youngmre 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
tsyrett 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Honey badger 93 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
mariannekhoo 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Climbed it a second time later to get the quickdraws back

Hidden ??/2016 -
dansimkin 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Knill
tom_lewis89 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Katie Arnold
Hidden 21/Aug/15 Lead
Ekoby 18/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Nataliehaigh, philhaigh
Hidden 04/Jul/15 -
The Ivanator 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt
simonsnake77 28/May/15 Lead β

Really great climb, loved the traverse rightwards across the flowstone.

hankyc 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Really good climbing flowstone section is just great! Just a a good as xaviers if not better!

Saz 19/Apr/15 Lead dog

Really enjoyable route with varied climbing, top section caught me out unfortunately. Next time clean!

Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Ben J 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Lovely route. Definitely wouldn't mind putting the clips in for friends' attempts in future, stunning!!

with Johnny Evans, Sam Gill
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
chris_woodsy ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Lorène 21/Feb/15 Lead rpt
kingborris ??/2015 Lead O/S
Rockmonkey1977 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Had done the top on Underage so not entirely onsight... Very nice climbing with the usual hidden Portland holds...

Jackwd 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Robertson, Stuart Webster, scoth
scoth 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
brices 09/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

Nice crimpy section on flowstone near the top.

with Emily
Emily 12/Jul/14 2nd RP

Not so much "after practice" as after a very abortive attempt to lead. It was fun but giving up on the lead was definitely the right call.

emmafizzle 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Very pleasing climb.

Remi Richards 27/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Maddie
Danstephens 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with lola, remi richards, maddie sweetman
Maddie 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Felt hard for the grade

with Lola, Remi Richards, Dan S
robbo99 21/Jun/14 Lead dog

warm up. couldnt figure the final bulge and pulled on the draw. great knee-bar potential

Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead β
JUSTADUDE 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
shane4747 17/Jun/14 TR dog
louby 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with chris_B
RFWilkie 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Tom Penrose 18/May/14 Lead dog
jopayne1988 18/May/14 Lead dog

Screwed up between first and second bolts. Got it clean after that. Lovely and technical in the middle.

John Tanner 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
dbrooks 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
mattc 22/Sep/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Sep/13 Lead
tomB 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Juliette
bobstones 20/Aug/13 TR dog
Ian MK 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Wayne Murphy
chancer 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
farley-hulse89 20/Jul/13 Lead dog
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 02/Jun/13 Lead rpt
jezb1 01/Apr/13 2nd
The Ivanator 01/Apr/13 Lead

Very muddy finish after winter rains.

with jezb1
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead rpt
The Ivanator 07/Oct/12 Lead rpt
wurzelinzummerset 07/Oct/12 2nd

Great climb. Best sport route I've done to date.

Paul_southgate68 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Sweet techy moves in the middle **

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
dan gibson ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Rupey 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with alan
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Julie Carroll 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Gibson
Ian MK 27/May/12 Lead O/S
robajob 27/May/12 Lead β
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Martyn
RadekNowak ??/2012 Lead
Danny Crump 15/Oct/11 Lead
with LiL Saz
julesmckim 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with dave lewis, GeoMike
ASchwirtz 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
richardashe 01/Oct/11 2nd
plilley 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with ian-rad
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 14/Jul/11 Lead β
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 14/Jul/11 Lead β
Ducks Rock 10/Jul/11 TR

superb route, worth the walk in and getting stranded for a few hours!

with Harry
The Ivanator 10/Jul/11 Lead rpt

Probably the best 6a I've done on Portland. Varied with good moves.

Carnie Lisa 10/Jul/11 2nd β
with Dan Verge
Dandan82 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Tim M 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Phil T
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with IainAM
The Ivanator 10/Apr/11 TR

Took a big whipper pulling up the rope to clip the last draw on an attempted lead, climbed easily enough on TR afterwards.

Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
noelj ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mal
Hidden ??/2011 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

Interesting top section........

Jonathan Emett 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt


with mike pinney
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Didymus 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Marcus
duncan 18/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Ceridwen 03/Jul/10 2nd rpt

Climbed it again to retrieve clips, and because I enjoyed it so much the first time!

with Heather
Ceridwen 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Great route!

with Heather
RandomHero 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Malin
ThomasB ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dominic lee 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with andy elliot
ripper ??/2010 Lead
with Chris Warby
tobydunford 12/Sep/09 Lead rpt
LiLaMont 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr Tickle 28/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with davenev
davenev 28/Jul/09 TR O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
JPGR ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Jus 11/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead rpt
steve taylor 09/May/09 -
with Steve Williams
trev_f 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with John S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead β
trevor macalonan 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
davewing 11/Apr/09 Lead
with Lee
clipskipper 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Another cracking route for the grade

with Dave Wing
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Vince 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John Percy
bigie bob 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S
jl 02/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with pennyb
pennyb 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with jl
Scott N ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
tobydunford 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Wonderful, loved the top moves going right on the crimpy flowstone - yes!

Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Wilbur 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
viking ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
pete johnson 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Rob
jl 02/Sep/05 Lead RP
with Rachel
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
rob.grafton 17/Aug/03 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 21/Mar/03 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 21/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
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
Hidden ??/2002 -
Mark Kemball 14/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with Nic Dill
Hidden 07/Jul/00 Lead O/S
duncan 03/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with David Proughton
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1996 -
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