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The flowstone flecked shallow arete. © Rockfax

FA. Mike Vaicaitis 25.8.97 25/Aug/1997

Ticklists: 4 - 5 Grade Climbs at Cheyne Wears Area, Portland.

camara_p 16/Sep Lead rpt
bingofuel 16/Sep Lead dog
shell145 27/Aug Lead O/S
with Andy B, Helen
crimpsoplenty 27/Aug Lead
with Scott
Hidden 26/Aug Lead O/S
Sp101297 19/Aug Lead O/S
with Hannah
Hidden 12/Aug 2nd
Linc 15/Jul Lead O/S
with Kay
spilla 09/Jul AltLd O/S
mytornado84 02/Jul TR β
UglyKidJoe 24/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun Lead O/S
justinboynton 21/May Lead β
with Andy
AndySL 21/May Lead dnf

I was so tired I used a sling for aid to get past the last bolt!

with Justin
kieranbowen 14/May Lead O/S
with drummond, jake, Alice, Giles, Sam, Ruth
Hidden 07/May Lead RP
Hidden 07/May Lead O/S
markfromstoke 29/Apr -
with Norman
Norman_P_W 29/Apr TR
Hidden 23/Apr Lead β
Hidden 23/Apr Lead dog
climberjones 16/Apr Lead
nvalentine760 15/Apr Lead
Hidden 15/Apr 2nd
gsavell 15/Apr Lead O/S
with Sarah Knight
hfotheri 14/Apr Lead rpt
camara_p ?/Apr Lead dog

tricky getting over the bulge, had to take a rest to figure it out

AlexD-L 18/Mar Lead dog

Contrary to my initial assumptions this is not "Tombstone 3+". Thought I was going to die. Didn't die. Went to the top.

joeramsay 18/Mar Lead O/S

DL thought this was Tombstone and then had a nightmare. Relations are now strained.

santoshr 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking 29/Aug/16 Lead
with Sesh
Bob M 23/Aug/16 Lead
with Harry Cripps, Carolyn Lyness
chancer 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ed Wigmore
bobstones 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
hotfeet 14/Aug/16 Lead
owenhancock22 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
oodie72 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/16 Lead
derekwwl 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Michael Hellyer 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Paulin
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Trevor Allison ?/Jul/16 Lead dnf
with KDhruev
How easy 27/Jun/16 Lead
with Naomi
hfotheri 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with josefft
josefft 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Hannah
gemmaT 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
nickyprice77 26/May/16 Lead
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead
Cheet 15/May/16 Lead dog

Can't remember in detail... I think I took a break for the middle (?) section.

with David
CraigPerl 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jenny James
Hidden 07/May/16 AltLd dnf
Hobbes 30/Apr/16 TR dnf
with Tim
blink3388 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
fharnish13 23/Apr/16 Lead β
with Zoe!
el_monty 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Bob M 14/Apr/16 Lead
with Harry Cripps
gobbledigook 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
mlcumberlidge 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
nottommo 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/16 Lead rpt
deano 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Kai Thomas
Roland stopps ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Steph Roberts 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Sam
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 22/Nov/15 Lead rpt
with Steph
danusiatycia 27/Sep/15 Lead
wyzfen 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Dana
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ?/Sep/15 -
bingofuel 09/Aug/15 Lead dnf

First big lead fall, about 3/4 of the way up.

Bob M 17/Jul/15 -
Gemma_Penny 11/Jul/15 Lead

bailed on the last clip - silly crimps and didnt like the foot holds

elementalplague 11/Jul/15 Lead dog
andycash 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
tsyrett 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
garda006 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S

nice, fun and easy

MrJoshua 09/Jun/15 Lead RP
with Andy Gardiner
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead
mdjb 31/May/15 -
James_L88 31/May/15 Lead O/S
chris sm 24/May/15 Lead rpt
with Damien ?
SJS 23/May/15 Lead
with Claire
andrewmc 09/May/15 Lead β
with Lilo Henke
benland 19/Apr/15 TR
with Jerry Ostrowski
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Rupey 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with alan
WilliamD 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
EleanorWOY 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Helped clean

guy127917 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Sep/14 -
with martin broadhurst
Felix Ottey 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
alyssan 09/Aug/14 2nd
meltdown34 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
royle883 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
cb_6 15/Jun/14 Lead β
gav 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Couldn't remember having led it before.

with Ed
dknibb 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Bit reachy at the top.

with Stew
martin one 25/May/14 Lead rpt
with Lucy
Robnort 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sunil
Hidden 03/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 TR
Skullfire 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Jun Minohara
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead
Slick 30/Mar/14 Lead
with Nicky Price
garywong 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Sebastien Gastaud 23/Mar/14 Lead rpt
brian watson 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Pilar Martinez
Didymus 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Marcus
OliverRoss 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Steph
Ian MK 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Rooney90 20/Jul/13 AltLd
jtree03 19/Jul/13 Lead
with Paul C
philhaigh 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Shamina Kapadia, Natalie Haigh
Hidden 14/Jul/13 TR dnf
Ian Bell 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tania T
Hidden 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Andre Clarke 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with paul jackson
trannumrahim 07/Jul/13 Lead
with Rich
Rokmunky 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Trannum
ConstaBern ?/Jul/13 Lead
phardy 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead dog
Bristol_Quornstar 23/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Quarryboy 23/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Not that obvious that you have to move right a little at the top. Used this route to test whether I was rested enough to give "Resistance is Futile" a proper end of day burner blast.

with Alex Rhodes, James Rich, Rob Stanfield
Hidden 23/Jun/13 Lead rpt
knighty 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Gardner
Sami Mandeel 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
el_monty 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sami
annak 15/Jun/13 TR O/S
Big Lee 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Some good climbing. Fairly steady until the top section, which took some time to work out.

Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
georgenvk 30/May/13 Lead dog
alan.phobos 27/May/13 Lead O/S
db79 26/May/13 Lead β
lazMo 26/May/13 Lead β
HassenBali 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Nice route. Top section felt harder than 5+ by going direct.

Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Eoinparker 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Went mostly around the right. Hass did the top section direct which was much harder - very thin holds

shaws 04/May/13 Lead dog
with Leon, Jobbo
Dan_F 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S

thought this was a good little route, definitely better and harder climbed direct would say its nearer 6a than 5+ but still fun..

Martin Bagshaw 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with efe tunc
Rafal Malczyk 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Efe Tunc
Mr Tumness 26/Mar/13 Lead β

Slightly trickier on a morning when there is still frost on the cliffs.

with Kieron Lidle
Hidden 17/Nov/12 Lead O/S
ian d f 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Olaf
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
cfisher4 27/Sep/12 Lead
sambosanquet101 15/Sep/12 Lead
with Chris Rushe
garethm 01/Sep/12 TR O/S

Went right.

minimark001 ?/Sep/12 -
Matt250 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
dh7892 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Nice route. Nice holds just where you need them except getting over the final bulge which felt a little marginal but actually stuck nicely once I committed to it.

GF ?/Aug/12 -
tom_greenwich 08/Jul/12 Lead
leeds_belle 28/Jun/12 Lead dog
jennifers87 28/Jun/12 Lead dog

Disappointed I rested on this one, as I found it an enjoyable route

with Louise Duncan
Georgia H ?/May/12 TR
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Viks 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead dog
Fraser hill-casey 26/Mar/12 Lead rpt
martin one 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with jeremy, Tim
Rachel S 02/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Sally
Hidden ?/Mar/12 -
samparsons 21/Jan/12 Lead β
David Staples ??/2012 Lead O/S
will black 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JackHatton 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with richy mardell
lewiz 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ardzeiem 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Emma
Hidden 13/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Rossco78 ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
georgeous 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/11 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead
Bates 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
fildac 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
m.alexander 09/Jul/11 Lead
Coops_13 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Whitfield
Dave 88 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Cal Ings
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
montymoo 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Gareth
montymoo 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Gareth
Gareth 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mark
Gabe Oliver 07/Apr/11 Lead dog

Tought for a 5+, pretty scary in the central section

Jonathan Emett 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Lyndsay
danieleaston ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead
Sebastien Gastaud 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

15m F5+ 4b

with Hannes Arnold
najki_2000 29/Aug/10 TR O/S

would have been a bit scary if that had been a lead, thin holds around the middle

Takacs 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Cooper, Chris Stepanek
Stepanek 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 01/May/10 Lead

UK 5b

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
Hidden 15/Apr/10 TR
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
KarlH 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Climbed the bulge but bottled the top bit! Lack of confidence going above blots at the mo!

with Portland Party Group
Ade7 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd
briar4012 12/Jul/09 TR dog
with Marti
Hidden 03/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Ben HW 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Cath Howell-Walmsley
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead
Matt Bennett 30/May/09 Lead O/S
gav 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Martin, Jens, Tim
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
jl 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with A School Group
thompson1000 ??/2009 -
Paula Ryan ??/2009 Lead
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
Ugly Kid Jo 15/Nov/08 TR
with Marq, Aurore
Marq 15/Nov/08 TR
aurore 15/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Jo
FrostyWebb 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Tom
theone 27/Jul/08 Lead

nice thinkable climb

with tom
theone 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

nice thinkable climb

with tom
MarkRyder 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Not particularly dirty and nothing wrong with fingery...

with Rich
vertigo 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Nice warmup route

The Mountain Goat 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jim
Somerset swede basher 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Wysling
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead RP
nevostevo 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with andy
Ceridwen ?/Jun/08 TR
with Dan Eastleigh
Hidden 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S
quantized 23/Mar/08 Lead dog

Sharp and crumbly route

with Emma Bowles
tobydunford 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
JClimber ??/2008 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 06/May/07 Lead
Bargate_Champ 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
dobby 200 16/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 TR β
Hidden 15/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Marq 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Steve Yates
Hidden 06/Aug/06 TR O/S
freelancer_85 05/Aug/06 Lead dnf
with Megan
sce8 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
jimjimmyjimjim 27/May/06 Lead O/S
Rebecca Buckenham 13/May/06 2nd O/S
with Andre
magnus hussey 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Damien Turner, Keath Gould
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Sparky!!!3 31/Aug/05 Lead
Stefan Kruger 07/May/05 Lead O/S
with Sarah Porter
Hidden 07/May/05 Lead O/S
Bob M 26/Sep/04 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/04 Lead
furry 18/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Phil B
homing-penguin 22/Aug/04 Lead
PWEI_fan ?/Aug/04 -
Rob Oram 05/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2004 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ben Merryfield
Alaric 30/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Paul L
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead rpt
jonberry791 ??/2003 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Jon Box
Hidden 28/Apr/02 Lead O/S
climbingrev 22/Oct/01 Lead O/S

4B to LO. First bolt accessible from easy access ledge. (is this cheating) Some really good holds, but quite steep. Low in the grade. Felt intimidated by the grade, but once over this initial fear - fine. Repeated 14/6/05

Hidden 03/Sep/01 TR
Hidden 07/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 07/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with dean howard
aged_ape ?/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Ian G
The Jazz Butcher ??/1995 -
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