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A good, subtle line up a series of thin flakes and cracks. © Rockfax

FA. Mike Vaicaitis 20.9.97 20/Sep/1997

Ticklists: Portland.

Andre Clarke 26/Nov/17 Lead dog

Went to far left and fluffed it. Otherwise would have nailed it

Dan_F 26/Nov/17 Lead rpt
Tommy Harris 26/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Andre Clarke, Dan fletcher
Kayface42 06/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Matt
Jwatson 04/Nov/17 Lead O/S
guy127917 07/Oct/17 Lead RP

Confusing top for on sight attempt!

with Jen
Bones [:B 07/Oct/17 TR β
tommills 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
will_of_fortune 28/Aug/17 Lead dog
dave470003 27/Aug/17 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead RP
mytornado84 27/Aug/17 Lead dnf

Pumpy, move quickly

Linc 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Kay
Robbie-Fleming 12/Jul/17 Lead G/U
spilla 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 23/Apr/17 Lead dog

Tried to do the top section direct, route must meander far out left to be even close to the grade.

with Mel
runwildjohn 17/Apr/17 TR
How easy 17/Apr/17 Lead dog

Top felt hard

JDG2428 17/Apr/17 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/16 Lead β
Carl 21/Aug/16 Lead dog

Seemed very hard at the top for 6a if you don't head off left!

with Jessie Reid
Hidden 16/Aug/16 TR dnf
Hidden 08/Aug/16 Lead
chancer 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead RP
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Matthew Davies 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cardy
Michael Hellyer 30/May/16 Lead dog
with Giulia
tsyrett 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Roland stopps ??/2016 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Dec/15 Lead O/S
AlistairBerridge 24/Oct/15 TR RP
Hidden 24/Oct/15 Lead dnf
sajrf123 27/Sep/15 Lead dnf
with Derek
cem 27/Sep/15 Lead dog

Tried going directly up past the final two bolts: there's no way, surely, that it can be 6a if you don't scuttle off left?

with Frederik Seelig
Paul Baxter 27/Sep/15 Lead dog

Stepped left on final section - no way does it go at 6a without!

dereke12000 27/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Too pumped to move onto blank section...

with Aidan
Woody57 10/Jul/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 05/Jul/15 -
duncan 04/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Stepping left after clipping the top bolt, practically into the HS, then back right to the lower-off. Contrived finish makes it a mediocre route.

with Sean Smith
andycash 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
db1010 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
garda006 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S

easy with a few hard moves

MrJoshua 09/Jun/15 Lead β
with Andy Gardiner
Steven1993 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Emily93Mobley 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with James
Amy Hare 06/Jun/15 2nd
chris sm 24/May/15 Lead dog

Tried the direct line at the top.

with Damien ?
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead dog
Rupey 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with alan
leglesslizard ?/May/15 Lead β
Dibdawg 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Difficult finish.

Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead dnf
HaleAlex ?/Apr/15 Lead dog
louby 30/Nov/14 Lead dog

long reach for the finish

Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Sep/14 -
with martin broadhurst
RadekNowak 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
samparsons 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Nice climb till the blank top to be honest I think the climb could be cut short as the top is a waste of time scooting out to the left and then back over, nice up till then though

miriamclaire ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
richardashe 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Russtygibbons 13/Jul/14 Lead β
richardashe 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt

I made a big civil somewhere on I think. Haven't taken on a6a in ages. That's what you get for cocking up up!

HassenBali 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Noble, Eoin Parker
Eoinparker 21/Jun/14 Lead

Good climb, but the move to the penultimate bolt felt quite hard

Mr Noble 20/Jun/14 -
gav 01/Jun/14 Lead β

Nice and steady, if somewhat tougher at the top. Jumped on this straight after Dreamscape, so nearly ran out of steam.

Laramadness 25/May/14 Lead dog
hervenuttall ?/May/14 Lead RP
with Marcus & The Ellis Brigham Crew
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 TR dog
cpoad 15/Mar/14 Lead dog

Couldn't do last move straight up. Went far left, up and back right again. Others said this is correct.

with Pete M (CC)
anthonyjc 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Steve954 22/Sep/13 TR O/S


with Alex
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Lead dog
Maddie 15/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Blank top

with John M
Uberpussy 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
alexspurling 10/Aug/13 Lead dog
ardzeiem 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with IanT, Matt H
bsparky 03/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Grzegorz Krolak, Matthew Rushmore
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 30/Jun/13 Lead RP

10 years after first go...

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
georgenvk 03/Jun/13 Lead dnf
jopayne1988 28/May/13 Lead dog
Jonathan Emett 27/May/13 Lead rpt
with dave
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead rpt
Peter Lovell 27/May/13 Lead rpt
Dan_F 12/May/13 Lead RP

Was too reluctant to move off the bolt line and go left but guess that's where it gets it name.. 2nd go..

with Dan Griffiths
will_benfold 28/Apr/13 Lead dog
Hidden 11/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
robajob 29/Sep/12 Lead β
angie 29/Sep/12 Lead
Paul Bowen 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
srowlandx11 28/Jul/12 Lead dog
cathymiller 14/Jul/12 Lead dog
tom_greenwich 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead β
Montse Shelb 17/Jun/12 Lead dog

Read the sequence wrong near the top, good to go left with the nice ledges. Nice route, lots of big cracks

with Leona, Adam
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead
Mr Tumness 01/Jun/12 Lead
with Pete Cox, Iain Harthstone, Shaun Williamson, Rob Judd
lewiz 05/May/12 Lead
Hidden ?/May/12 -
bradfry ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Matt77 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
saz_b 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Not too dusty.

Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead dog
danieleaston 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
elCapitano 02/Apr/12 Lead
with Dave
samfayers 02/Apr/12 Lead dog
with Dunton
georgedunton 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hinchrn 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with mark saywell
kcollender 29/Jan/12 Lead
PAJames ??/2012 -
The Ivanator 10/Dec/11 Lead

Top section seemed ridiculous for the grade to me. Hard.

with Jez
Hidden 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JackHatton 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with richy mardell
georgeous 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
gibsond 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mungo Etwo, Ris Wright
georgeous 29/Jun/11 AltLd
karly54 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Maxine
dpiddock 19/Jun/11 Lead dnf
with Isabel
matiamallia 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
MariaT 19/Jun/11 TR dnf
adrianj 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
fildac 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
JIMJIM 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tex
iantoday 31/May/11 TR dog

Lead up to penultimate clip, clipped top from there with a clipstick before making final moves

with Paul Matthews, Susan Vanstone, Elliot Vanstone, Jamie Vanstone
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Alex More 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kyle Fayers
Kyle F 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead RP
Slarti B 02/Apr/11 TR
tradguy 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Hazell
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/11 Lead dog
jtree03 12/Feb/11 Lead
with dazza
Hidden ??/2011 TR
Jonathan Emett 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with gary
paultaylor 16/Oct/10 2nd
matt_read 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

not nice at top, blank had to move left off route from last bolt up to lower off, nice climb apart from top though

Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead
Jonathan Emett 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with gabriel
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Rachel S 05/Aug/10 Lead RP
pebbles 05/Aug/10 TR
with rachel, ali
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead
duncan 31/Jul/10 Lead dnf
with Jan Zapal
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead
ahaynes 22/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Bit blank up top, couldn't work it out and knackered to lowered off.

with Eddie Goodey
Tom Seccombe 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
sam_cox 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead dnf
becster 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/10 Lead RP
Mowglee 05/Apr/10 Lead dog

Seems very hard to go direct to the LO, so went left then up.

with Bryony
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
sdmi123 27/Sep/09 Lead
martin one 26/Sep/09 Lead dog

missed the traverse ????

with dave knight
Daniel Wicks 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
matthewjames 05/Sep/09 Lead dnf
with Alex Ghee
MarkRyder 31/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Lee
KarlH 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Couldn't get from the last bolt to the lower off.

with Portland Party Group
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead dnf
FrostyWebb 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Julia
katiep 14/Jun/09 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead
krikoman 24/May/09 Lead dog

Rested on last but one clip. Messed the traverse section sequence.Good moves in the climb though.

Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead dnf
andy dunn 02/May/09 Lead dnf

backed off the last section

martinazando 25/Apr/09 Lead dog
al99 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Richard Gilbert 19/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Allowed myself to be persuaded by Alex to give it a go, despite being tired and the sea spray making everything slimy. Predictably, I was tired and the climb was slimy. Slipped off the finger ledge twice and strained by elbow. Game over. Decent size falls though, the first preceded by a manly grunt of exertion.

robandian ?/Apr/09 2nd
lukewilliams 12/Mar/09 Lead O/S
davenev 05/Mar/09 TR dnf

Clean to the top section - then fell and gave up!!!

Hidden 15/Feb/09 Lead dog
Lallylandslider 29/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Marq 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Tim (Craggy)
ASchwirtz 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

quite technical finish.pretty nice climb

with oli tilbury
richardr ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
vertigo 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
climbingrev 14/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Lovely hand traverse at top of flake. (Don't go too far left though before heading up.)

Hidden 20/Jun/08 TR dog
Anthony Allsopp 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Sandy Holford 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/08 TR dog
pennyb 24/Feb/08 TR O/S
with A School Group (with Jon)
jl 24/Feb/08 Lead dog
with A School Group
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead
givemetea 29/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Julie Carroll 15/Sep/07 Lead dog
with Carole Dawson
jl 28/Jul/07 Lead RP
with Penny
pennyb 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Jon
Hedley 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Johan
Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead dog
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
JPGR 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Yvette
annakyn ?/Jun/06 Lead
ebunick 14/May/06 TR O/S

was a weak weak loser on the harder start.

with Lou
Rokmunky 14/May/06 Lead O/S
Oddjob 01/May/06 Lead dog
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead dog
tobydunford 08/Aug/05 Lead β
with Dom Sellers
Somerset swede basher 08/Aug/05 Lead dog
with Toby Dunford
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Bob M 26/Sep/04 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/04 Lead
goi.ashmore 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ben Merryfield
Hidden 27/Apr/03 Lead O/S
GavinB ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/01 Lead RP
Mark A Humphries 07/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Rob Oram 08/Jul/01 Lead O/S

The top was tricky!

with Richard Frewin
Hidden ??/2000 -
Kevster ??/1996 -
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