Rockfax Description
A popular route that can be made harder by climbing direct past the first bolt at 6b. © Rockfax

FA. Mike Vaicaitis 20.9.97 20/Sep/1997

Ticklists: Portland.

Andre Clarke 26/Nov/17 Lead dog
Dan_F 26/Nov/17 Lead β
Tommy Harris 26/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Andre Clarke, Dan fletcher
guy127917 07/Oct/17 Lead β
with Jen
Rockmonkey1977 24/Sep/17 Lead
andybirtwistle 07/Sep/17 Lead

Nice climbing hardish 6a with high first bolt

with Andy Hawthorne , Sue Birtwistle
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead dog
Skip 26/Aug/17 TR dnf
with jinbaobao
MadVlad 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Climbed quite far to the right from the last two bolts.

with Steve
Kayface42 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Si
Linc 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Kay
Willem 05/Aug/17 Lead
Robbie-Fleming 12/Jul/17 Lead dog
spilla 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Geras 08/Jul/17 -
Hidden 17/Jun/17 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/17 Lead dog
onlyfoddington 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Mel
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
tonevert 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Paloma
Chops 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Derryn
Roland stopps 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
bobstones 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
owenhancock22 14/Aug/16 Lead β
chancer 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
oodie72 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Philoosh 17/Jul/16 Lead dog
Steve954 16/Jul/16 Lead dog

Loved the bottom section of this route but needed the clip stick get the last bolt and final lower of point

with Richard, Rich
Michael Hellyer 09/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Paulin
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead RP
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Steph Hands 25/Jun/16 TR dog
with Andrew Cardy
Matthew Davies 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cardy
tsyrett 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Direct start

Martin Bagshaw 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Mullet, Jadey Lewis
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mattholland96 ??/2016 Lead
with Dad
Hidden 09/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Tom Baird 26/Nov/15 Lead dnf

Hard in the drizzle

with Harry Cripps
Hidden 24/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Andy_Gale469 24/Oct/15 TR β
Robmwatt ?/Sep/15 -
db1010 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
BeckyS 25/Jul/15 TR dog
with Hannah
duncan 04/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Sean Smith
JayAsh 27/Jun/15 2nd
with AJ
Jim Malo 15/Jun/15 TR
with Tim
Gloria 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Paloma Salazar
garda006 09/Jun/15 Lead β
MrJoshua 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Gardiner
James12389 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Doug.Johnson 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
chris sm 24/May/15 Lead rpt
with Damien ?
andrewmc 09/May/15 Lead β

Climbing somewhat to the right of the bolts throughout...

with Lilo Henke
leglesslizard ?/May/15 Lead β
Hinchrn 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
mikehenesy 25/Apr/15 2nd
with Hinchrn
ardzeiem 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
HaleAlex ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Jlewis01 31/Mar/15 Lead
louby 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Stanners 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Andy G
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Sep/14 -
with martin broadhurst
richardashe 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Think it was this one I ballsed up on near the top just motoring away and ended up getting into a terrible position and popping off!

Russtygibbons 13/Jul/14 Lead β
richardashe 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S
HassenBali 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Noble, Eoin Parker
Eoinparker 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Mr Noble 20/Jun/14 -
gav 01/Jun/14 Lead β

Really nice climbing. Did the direct start on top rope after lowering.

dknibb 01/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Big fall (~8m?) from penultimate bolt.

JDG2428 31/May/14 Lead
with Andrew Eveling
Laramadness 25/May/14 Lead O/S
mattgrange 25/May/14 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/May/14 Lead RP
with Marcus & The Ellis Brigham Crew
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
harry godman-dorington 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Robert D, Ian
Chloe 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
rd20 15/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Ian Caton, Abi Chard
will_benfold 26/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with JCoS
Hidden 26/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Steve954 22/Sep/13 TR O/S

Enjoyed this hard but rewarding

with Alex
cpoad 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Clare F
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead
Uberpussy 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
blu 10/Aug/13 Lead dog

First lead fall! 6m drop and nearly hit the ledge..

with Alex
alexspurling 10/Aug/13 Lead β
trannumrahim 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Rich
richy85 ?/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Rooney90 20/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Steph, Sam Ferguson
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jack93 09/Jun/13 Lead dog
spidermonkey09 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead O/S
gibsond 27/May/13 Lead dog

Direct start, then got to last bolt and and after clipping was chalking up and hand slipped off hold.....doh!!!!

dbm 25/May/13 TR O/S
jayyaj 25/May/13 Lead
dereke12000 06/May/13 Lead dnf

Sadly bottled penultimate clip, saved for later

paddygoodwinlondon 09/Mar/13 Lead RP
with Marianne Khoo
mariannekhoo 09/Mar/13 Lead dog

Last move is very, very reachy for me! Had two goes at leading this clean and then gave up.

chrisclimber ??/2013 -
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
robajob 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
musgravet 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jopayne1988 01/Sep/12 Lead dog
garethm 01/Sep/12 TR O/S
Katie S ?/Sep/12 Lead
g1m147 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Diane, Samuel
Infinite Granite 26/Aug/12 Lead RP
Paul Bowen 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
srowlandx11 28/Jul/12 TR dog
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead
Hidden ?/May/12 -
bradfry ?/May/12 Lead dog
Matt77 21/Apr/12 Lead dog
Fatclimber 21/Apr/12 Lead dog
with London Meet up Group
saz_b 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Great move at the top!

Viks 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
danieleaston 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead β
elCapitano 02/Apr/12 Lead
with Dave
Fraser hill-casey 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
kcollender 29/Jan/12 Lead
PAJames ??/2012 -
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2012 Lead dog
RadekNowak ??/2012 Lead
Adam_42 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Nice little route. Found getting established on the final blank section was the toughest bit, then the rock over move's not too bad.

with Chris Clarke
Hidden 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JackHatton 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with richy mardell
Boogs 16/Sep/11 Lead
Monkey_Alan 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
georgeous 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
joedoherty 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Josh Rigby
chris_B 13/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/11 Lead dog
dswansonlow 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Keith Jackson
Tom Livingstone 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Will Grill
Hidden 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
georgeous 29/Jun/11 AltLd
matiamallia 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
MariaT 19/Jun/11 TR dog

Took a rest while trying to puzzle out the crux

Wil.Hooke 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
iantoday 31/May/11 Lead dog

1st 6a attempted this year

with Paul Matthews, Susan Vanstone, Elliot Vanstone, Jamie Vanstone
fildac ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 -
Kyle F 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead RP
Ciro 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tia
Gabe Oliver 07/Apr/11 Lead dog

LOVE this route!

Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/11 TR O/S
jtree03 12/Feb/11 Lead
with dazza
Kopinski 05/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Caspian Johnson 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Iain adams, Dan carrol
paultaylor 16/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
matt_read 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S


Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead
pebbles 05/Aug/10 2nd
with rachel
Rachel S 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead
duncan 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jan Zapal
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead
ahaynes 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S

This is not the direct route

with Eddie Goodey
toby2000 ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 26/Jun/10 TR
with Stewart
hardoreVdiffBen 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Tj murray 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
sam_cox 30/May/10 Lead β
Hidden 29/May/10 -
Tom_Harding 16/May/10 2nd dog
with Gordy
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead dog
RFWilkie 01/May/10 Lead O/S
becster 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/10 Lead RP
givemetea 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Mark Shale
Lukas Stanczuk 21/Mar/10 TR
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
sdmi123 27/Sep/09 Lead
Chris the Tall 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Mattzx6r ?/Sep/09 Lead RP
with Declan Hillier
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead dog
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead dog
mynameisjen 22/Aug/09 Lead β
Ade7 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead RP
sara n 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Clare Tanton
FrostyWebb 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Julia
nxmas ?/Jul/09 TR dog
Hidden 14/Jun/09 TR
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hardcore Howlett ?/Jun/09 Lead dog
with Ashleigh Binnie
Alex More 28/May/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Cracknell
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
andy dunn 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/May/09 Lead O/S
martinazando 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
al99 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
wigofshame 12/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Sandrine
Sandrine 12/Apr/09 Lead
with Ivan
tommyzero 12/Apr/09 Lead

Felt soft for the grade to me.

with Dave Lee
davenev 05/Mar/09 Lead dog

Worked hard through the mid section but got too pumped and then had a bit of a mare the rest of the way!!!

jl 01/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with A School Group
Hidden 27/Jan/09 TR O/S
breed 27/Jan/09 Lead O/S
thompson1000 ??/2009 -
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Bob M 18/Oct/08 Lead
with Lesley Markie
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Marq 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Tim (Craggy)
ASchwirtz 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll 16/Aug/08 Lead
with kathie, jan
Karlos 03/Aug/08 Lead
climbingrev 13/Jul/08 TR O/S

Sustained. Headwall tricky when tired

Bob M 29/Jun/08 Lead
with Stewart Walker
Hidden 20/Jun/08 2nd dog
Anthony Allsopp 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jun/08 TR
mattshort 16/May/08 Lead dog
with Matt Wake
nicktr ??/2008 -
harryt 29/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Craig
dobby 200 09/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Lead dog
dobby 200 11/Jun/07 Lead dog

had to use the draw a couple of times to get to the loweroff, but after trying the 6b start a few times on toprope i got it, then fell at the top again :(

Neil Tucker ?/Jun/07 Lead
with Javier Ruiz, Andras Pinter
Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead RP
rhino_bill 11/Apr/07 Lead dog
vertigo 11/Apr/07 Lead RP
Mr Powly 05/Apr/07 Lead β
Rjukan 05/Apr/07 Lead
with Tom P
JPGR 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
fybcorp ??/2007 Lead

decent climb not too hard

with mike hayes
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Jon_Warner 06/Sep/06 Lead dnf
with Jonny
Hidden 06/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/06 Lead
MontyH 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Paul Milton
chris sm 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
annakyn ?/Jun/06 Lead
tobydunford 29/May/06 Lead β
Rokmunky 14/May/06 Lead O/S
Rebecca Buckenham 13/May/06 TR dog
with Andre
Oddjob 01/May/06 Lead O/S

Fingers popped on 6b start. Annoyed. Nailed it then did the top section clean.

dannyboy83 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/06 Lead RP
givemetea 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Damien Sanfillipo
Scott N ??/2006 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
michael burrows 03/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with mike hammill
jl 09/Aug/05 Lead dog
with Rachel
Somerset swede basher 08/Aug/05 Lead dog
with Toby Dunford
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
Marq 07/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/05 Lead
Bruce Kerr 15/Feb/04 Lead
Richard Horn ??/2004 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ben Merryfield
Hidden 21/Apr/03 Lead O/S
just one more 27/Jul/02 Lead
with Svenn G
Hidden 07/Aug/01 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 07/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Hidden ??/2000 -
Kevster ??/1996 -
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