Rockfax Description
An impressive pitch up the blunt arete which gets harder as you get higher. Can be dusty and the first bolt is high. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 12.4.91 12/Apr/1991

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland, Portland 15 (7's).

bede.west 09/Jun Lead dnf

Really cool, but I poped of foot on the flash go and then I snapped a hold off which hit me in the face... It was the undercut into crux that came off so the route is now slightly harder but probs not worthy a change of grade. Comments about the start surprise me, thought it was about 5+/6a to the 3rd bolt.

Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/17 Lead dog
Linc 15/Aug/17 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Jul/17 Lead O/S
JackMac 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Cracking route - really enjoyed it (apart from knocking a block loose and hitting my belayer). One of my best onsighting experiences- don't be put off by having to clip stick your way past the missing start...

with Nikki_C
Ged Desforges ??/2017 -

Presume something big has fallen off start off this? Pretty nails start, 7b ish. would be pretty dangerous without the first bolt clipped. Great climb after that

Rockmonkey1977 29/May/16 Lead dnf

I'm assuming the start has fallen down as someone else has previously commented otherwise that's a mental start for a 7a! The poor start (eventually pulled up on rope), followed by a couple of intense moves wigged me out so I gave up 2 bolts from the top. Had got there clean though, except for the start... Ferdie dogged his way to the top and said I was missing a decent left side pull way around the left.

AlexD 12/May/16 Lead O/S

Pulled up on rope past fallen down start. Great rock, some slightly tricky route finding and a couple of intense sequences

philhaigh 20/Sep/15 2nd dog

Hungover! Fell at the last clip.

Hidden 17/May/15 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
JHM 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead dnf
dan gibson 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan
tom106 27/Aug/11 Lead RP
with dan, ivan, laura
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 14/Jul/11 Lead dog
with Harry Massey
Dandan82 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with harry massey
Ed Babs 17/Apr/11 Lead RP
with IainAM
dominic lee 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with andy elliot
eddieclimb 05/Oct/09 Lead RP

1st rp, felt a comitting high first clip

with Rebecca Edwards
Martin Krasnansky 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 12/Sep/09 Lead β

Watched Si do it but ended up doing it completely differently.

with Will the northern southerner, Speeddemonsi
Jane Weir ??/2009 Lead
nealh ??/2009 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
bigie bob 24/Jun/06 Lead RP
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
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