Rockfax Description
A pleasant route taking a direct line up the wall to finish at a shallow groove. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 8.5.2003 08/May/2003

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Orange Spot Portland, Portland sub 6b, Portland.

AJM 19/May Lead O/S

Significantly fewer bolts than the route to the left.

with Dizz, hms, Cyan
Dizz 19/May Lead rpt
with AJM
Pete Scott 19/May Lead O/S
Matt Smith 14/May Lead O/S

Could do with some more bolts! Especially between one and two. Good climb though.

with Sam Thompson
Carnie Lisa 12/May 2nd β
with Dan Verge
Tommy Harris 07/May Lead O/S
Andre Clarke 07/May Lead O/S
mohausler 06/May Lead RP
Phippy 06/May Lead O/S
freec 29/Sep/17 Lead O/S
PaddyFreer 29/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with freec
Kayface42 26/Aug/17 Lead RP
with Linc
Linc 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
abrooks 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with dbrooks
dbrooks 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Portland crew
monkeytennis 19/Aug/17 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
CraigPerl 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
derryclimbs 18/Apr/17 -

Loved it. Nice crux

samparsons 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Owen Davies 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
cem 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with JoeyD1
ThomasB 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead
simonsnake77 25/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Definitely harder than 'coming of age' or 'underage' slightly more run out.

Philoosh 17/Jul/16 Lead
leoch01 18/Jun/16 Lead
AlexD 08/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with La Mont
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
DanWeiss 02/Jun/16 2nd
with Langer
Graham Westbrook 24/May/16 Lead O/S
with Ed Ratcliffe
Jane Weir 15/May/16 Lead
Gem Minihan 15/May/16 2nd
philhaigh 15/May/16 Lead rpt
elliptic 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Tash K.
tsyrett 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
DorsetGareth 30/Apr/16 Lead β
Coops_13 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Crap and cold

with Joe Seymour, Angus
dansimkin 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Knill
tom_lewis89 03/Sep/15 Lead dog
with Katie Arnold
martin one 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Chris day
MaryEC 18/Jul/15 Lead β
Hidden 04/Jul/15 -
simonsnake77 28/May/15 2nd β

I found this harder than 'coming of age'or 'underage' with a high left foot step to gain the finish at the belay.

Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
chris_woodsy ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Lorène 21/Feb/15 Lead rpt
BenL ??/2015 Lead O/S
Tommyads ??/2015 -
Rockmonkey1977 14/Sep/14 Lead β

I found this very tough at the grade- the hardest of the four 6a's. Whoever bolted it has a sick sense of humour! Very satisfying to get to the top though.

Nick Clement 09/Aug/14 Lead
with mandy clement
cpowell 03/Aug/14 Lead
Dizz 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Mick cook
Gem Minihan 17/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Shamina Kapadia, Barry Kerslake, philhaigh
Lorène ?/Jul/14 Lead
Pathological_Climber 15/Jun/14 Lead RP

Run out.

Julie Carroll 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Gorton
Ian MK 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Wayne Murphy
trev_f 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Dorset gang
AlexD 02/May/13 Lead dnf

mudfest from second bolt

with Ed Babs
Daniel Wicks 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Radek
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
philhaigh 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins, melD, Rob Kennard
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt
robajob 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Anastasia 27/May/12 TR O/S
katiep 14/Mar/12 Lead β

Felt hard compared to underage

with Tom Taylor
Hidden 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Martyn
RadekNowak ??/2012 Lead
Jonathan Emett 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S

scary bolting! super-high first bolt and then a bit run out to the next one.

with Rupey
Dandan82 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 10/Apr/11 TR

Climbing is 6a, but bolting is spicy want a grade in hand for the lead.

Ben Harper 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Felix
feilx 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ben Harper
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Didymus 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Marcus
nath_casper 25/Jul/10 Lead β
with duncan
duncan 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Ceridwen 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Lots of the moves are above protection, and bolts are widely spaced. Good climbing, tough top section. I'd give it a plus.

with Heather
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead rpt
Richard Horn 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tobydunford 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
dan gibson 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
Emma-Louise Anderson 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JPGR ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Ed Babs 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Jus 11/May/09 Lead O/S
steve taylor 09/May/09 -
with Steve Williams
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead β
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Kyle F ?/Sep/08 TR
Scott N ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
jl 02/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Rachel
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/1996 -
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