Rockfax Description
This micro-route starts halfway down the descent. Don't be deceived by its length; it packs a lot in. Low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Mike Vaicaitis 10.8.97 10/Aug/1997

Ticklists: Portland.

cdpuk 05/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/16 2nd
Josh Hadley 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/16 -
Hidden 21/Aug/16 Lead dog
anthony henry 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ali
brices 14/Aug/16 Lead rpt

retro flash

with Llinos
td72 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

packs in a lot, first holds are very polished/slippery

with katie93
chancer 30/Jul/16 Lead dog
bobstones 30/Jul/16 TR dog

Absolute maximum for my fingers and defo don't have the power endurance. Good training for what I need to improve on though.

HannahT 17/Jul/16 TR

Finally did it. My first 7a. https://youtu.be/b0m5pxRr8Zw

with Abi, Martin
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 03/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Ollie Wall, Sue hazel, Steph
JPGR 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
OllieWall 12/Jun/16 Lead RP
HannahT 12/Jun/16 TR dog

Technical. Found a side pull out to the left that really helped. Last climb of the day and I was quite tired

with Abi, Martin
derryclimbs 09/Jun/16 TR β

Will be back for the lead soon

SteveHowie1 05/Jun/16 Lead
Steven1993 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Happy to get the onsight, it felt pretty soft, but is probably harder for the short.

with James, Emily Mobley, Amy Hare
Amy Hare 04/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead dog
Rockmonkey1977 03/Apr/16 Lead rpt

So last time I thought it felt like an easy 6c but today it felt like an easy 7a... Not sure whether it was me (weaker/bad route reading/poor movement/tiredness) or the lack of chalk on holds to lead the way that made it feel significantly harder. Still enjoyable though and straight forwards enough once the moves were dialled!

Honey badger 93 25/Mar/16 Lead RP
ihugrocks ??/2016 -
Hidden 09/Dec/15 Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 21/Nov/15 Lead RP

2nd go

georgesharp 25/Sep/15 Lead RP
max_dickens 11/Sep/15 Lead β

Probably about 6c and very good climbing

with Jake
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead G/U
Woody57 11/Jul/15 Lead dog
kiwicat1 05/Jul/15 Lead G/U
Rockmonkey1977 04/Jul/15 Lead

I would say it was my first 7a flash but unfortunately there's no way its 7a! A nice 6c flash all the same.

websterm508 04/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Tim H
Trippinjester 02/Jul/15 TR dog
with shaun, johnl, Adam Perrett
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt
ArrMcC 06/Jun/15 Lead RP

Dropped last hard move on onsight as feet not high enough. Sent 2nd go. Probably only 6c, really nice moves!

Jack93 06/Jun/15 Lead RP
JoshT 06/Jun/15 Lead RP
Chloe 06/Jun/15 Lead RP

Got it second attempt. First 7a outdoors.

with Arran
Josh Lewis 24/May/15 Lead RP

Reachy or a high foot

leglesslizard 17/May/15 Lead RP
Hidden 09/May/15 Lead dog
Rupey 04/May/15 Lead RP
with alan
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead rpt
Elizabeth Noyes ?/May/15 2nd
mikespooner 19/Apr/15 Lead RP
with Ethan Howe, Jonathan Terry
Hidden 16/Apr/15 TR RP
ElArt 07/Apr/15 Lead RP
Sam4242 07/Apr/15 Lead RP
Ade7 04/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Sam C
Hidden 04/Apr/15 TR dnf
Dibdawg 04/Apr/15 Lead dog
MartinW92 31/Mar/15 2nd dog
Hidden 31/Mar/15 Lead RP
Theeni 14/Mar/15 Lead dnf
with Joseph
jrccrosby 14/Mar/15 Lead RP

about four "attempts" with a lot of working on the rope and a significant tea brake back at the van. Very sustained but very short.

Marcus 01/Feb/15 Lead

Very cold fingers. Really about 6b.

with Paul Jackson
marcb 01/Feb/15 Lead rpt
with Michael Moore
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 25/Jan/15 Lead rpt
with Steph
Steph Roberts 25/Jan/15 TR dog
with Sam
Denzil Guy 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/15 TR dog
noddy.rhys ??/2015 TR dog

worked twice one fall on the polished crimps near start, rained before i could lead will be back

nacnud 23/Aug/14 Lead
EmilyElouise 17/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Rose
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 17/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Felix Ottey 16/Aug/14 Lead RP

My first outdoor 7a lead! Happy days :-)

Pete_Hamlin 03/Aug/14 TR
ASchwirtz 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
richardashe 03/Aug/14 2nd
NewHam ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
csmt87 ?/Aug/14 Lead RP

Nice ego boost, but probably not 7a.

Trippinjester 31/Jul/14 TR dog

One rest on the first attempt, surprised myself a bit.

Paul Hicks 31/Jul/14 TR dog
with Simon Fowler, John Leonard
surfede 20/Jul/14 Lead RP

nice little route, very soft for the grade, crimpy and getting polished, nice moves and long reach for the short to the semi-jug before the top.

with ale
richardashe 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Should have had the on site if not for a damned slip of the finger! Very soft. I'd suggest this if someone wants a confidence boost :)

Callum Smith 11/Jul/14 TR
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 03/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Steph
Steph Roberts 03/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Sam
jopayne1988 01/Jun/14 TR RP
Tom Penrose 01/Jun/14 TR RP

Grabbed this on top-rope after a long day. One for lead soon.

afrosam 25/May/14 Lead O/S
James Beaumont 24/May/14 Lead dog
thomb 11/May/14 Lead O/S
with Gareth
DorsetGareth 11/May/14 Lead RP

Very soft - 6c. Slipped off before the first bolt, but easy, positive climbing with an abundance of hand & foot holds.

Mouse Matt 05/May/14 Lead dog
Semtex 05/May/14 TR dog

Last thing, got all the moves down just need to link it

with Matt
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead RP
GazzerM54 20/Apr/14 Lead RP
with Rob Watt
Robmwatt 19/Apr/14 -
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead β
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead
dobby 200 05/Mar/14 Lead dog

Climbed twice, but just couldn't do the route clean

with Rusty
Sophie Nunn 25/Jan/14 Lead RP
with Alex
dereke12000 14/Dec/13 TR dog

Can't rest too long...

with Ian
samparsons 29/Nov/13 Lead RP

Brilliant climb so much fun to work and learn

Nick Clement 31/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with mandy clement
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 08/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with Steph
Steph Roberts 08/Oct/13 Lead dog
with Sam
marcb 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt

More like 6b.

with Michael Moore
Ian Bell 22/Sep/13 TR dnf

Couldn't get that last slap for the hold.

Hidden 22/Sep/13 -
johnl 29/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett, Andy Dunford
Dean177 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Even at 6c+ it would be "Low in the grade".

with Ana_B
Nic959 16/Aug/13 TR dnf
Hidden 16/Aug/13 TR
Adam Perrett 03/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 01/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Steph
Steph Roberts 01/Aug/13 TR dog
with Sam
petegunn 29/Jul/13 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 29/Jul/13 TR dog
saalty 24/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Terri
terri mc 24/Jul/13 TR dog

Maybe on day! Way out of my reach in terms of grade, did it in two parts, was good to try something hard.

with Adrian Pickstock, Alex
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
Andre Clarke 20/Jul/13 TR dog
Rokmunky 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Trannum
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead dog
trannumrahim 14/Jul/13 TR dog
with Rich
mike.rigby 13/Jul/13 TR
ben.phillips 13/Jul/13 TR dog
BenL 06/Jul/13 Lead RP
Alex Norman 28/Jun/13 Lead RP

2nd go, should have onsighted it, feeling weak after break for exams.

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Steph
Steph Roberts 20/Jun/13 TR dog

Did everymove and make some long links - shouldn't take too many attempts

with Sam
john rensten 11/Jun/13 Lead RP
with ellie
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
spidermonkey09 09/Jun/13 Lead RP

Most likely not 7a but a great ego tick!

Chris Redding 09/Jun/13 Lead RP

Got to the last move on my first attempt. Didn't see the final move :( Got it clean, placing draws with my helmet clipped to the back of my harness. Hilarity ensued. OS is very possible and the low section can be read from the ground well.

Amy Hare 09/Jun/13 TR dog
jopayne1988 28/May/13 TR dog
Julesthe1st 18/May/13 Lead dnf
with Kalju
Perryman 18/May/13 -
with GEM
LukeyG 28/Apr/13 Lead
Jaime Mitchell 28/Apr/13 TR dnf
DJ Nelson 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Micaela Langellotti
Sami Mandeel 19/Feb/13 Lead rpt
Adam_42 17/Feb/13 Lead RP

First red point attempt.

with Tom Stubington
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 06/Feb/13 Lead rpt
jopayne1988 ??/2013 TR dog
will ??/2013 Lead O/S
Jobbo 03/Nov/12 Lead RP
dan gibson 17/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll, helen gibson
MarkRyder 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim 04/Oct/12 TR dog

Sequence is all there, but not strong enough to do it in one go.

with lee91
Evie 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Ade7 22/Jul/12 Lead RP

2nd go, felt soft for 7a

with Stewart
saalty 22/Jul/12 Lead RP
with Andy S, Lynsey, Terri, eddy, colin
CharlieMack 18/Jul/12 Lead β
with Eddy Barnes
Hidden 17/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/12 Lead RP
marcb 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Coming back to this after doing more 7a, this is definitely not 7a. But a fun bouldery route nonetheless.

with Sarah Barr, Matt Marshall
matthewjames 01/Jul/12 Lead β
with Marc Baldwin, Sarah Jane Barr
M Bryan ?/Jul/12 Lead dog

Would like to go back and do clean

w-watson 23/Jun/12 Lead RP
clipskipper 22/Jun/12 Lead β

All about the last but one move - a dead-point on the rh

with Will W
UnkArl 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S

It may be soft for 7a but I'm still taking the tick. Only my second 7a. The sequence is pretty obvious from the ground.

with Uncle Bill
theotherpetehill 03/Jun/12 Lead β
with Tom Codrington
stevorobs3 03/Jun/12 Lead β
tcn_2002 03/Jun/12 Lead
gibsond 26/May/12 Lead RP

Got this first time today and it felt easy.

chrisgee45 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Tom Fitzhenry 21/May/12 TR dnf
with Phillip Williamson, Michael Moore, Kyle Goslan
philhaigh 19/May/12 Lead RP
nataliehaigh 19/May/12 TR dnf
philhaigh 16/May/12 Lead dog

All the moves, 4 times - just couldn't quite link it!

with Murray Freestone
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead RP
gibsond 12/May/12 Lead dog

So close to getting the OS, then could not repeat it clean for RP. Next time.

climbingrev 16/Apr/12 TR dog

A-Maze-ing. OK so I dogged it - but I've never attempted anything near this grade before. buzzing. (only 4 rests in 8m!)(three of them on the overhang)

Keendan 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Nice soft 7a, but still my most convincing 7a onsight yet. Loved it.

with Sutty
samfayers 04/Apr/12 TR dog
georgedunton 04/Apr/12 TR dog
elCapitano 03/Apr/12 Lead dog

1 fall at the last move.

with Dave
elCapitano 03/Apr/12 Lead RP

First 7a. I've led harder 6cs but will take the grade.

with Dave
marcb 01/Apr/12 Lead RP

3rd go. Should have got it first but slipped, then did the exact same thing on the second try!

Kyle Goslan 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Semtex 25/Mar/12 TR dnf

Late in the day, next time

thelizard 25/Mar/12 TR
with Dorset Climbing Group
RadekNowak ??/2012 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Dandan82 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

super soft!

nath_casper 15/Oct/11 Lead RP
with adam, montse
Hidden 15/Oct/11 TR
Montse Shelbourne 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Very nice climb, crimpy, balancy and slighlty overhanging, need to remember to put your feet in stable positions

will black 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt

the flash was robbed by a slippy crimp at the bottom but with a little more chalk did the route very easily second go !

Joe Black 11/Oct/11 Lead RP
with ollie
Jonathan Emett 25/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with rupe
Hidden 25/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Takacs 23/Jul/11 2nd
with Jake Lodge
Laurence Everitt 23/Jul/11 Lead β
Seb Lee 23/Jul/11 Lead RP

blew the flash by throwing for the wrong section of ledge. second time easy.

with Tim Howel
thetradlad 23/Jul/11 Lead dog

Still couldn't get the last move consistently after three attempts

Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead dog
Bates 03/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead dog
La benya 28/May/11 Lead O/S

never 7a.. 6c shorties, easier for tall guys

Tony Adshead 22/May/11 TR RP
chris sm 14/May/11 Lead RP

Very very soft.

fildac ?/May/11 TR rpt
Ducks Rock 22/Apr/11 TR
with Tucker
Sparky!!!3 03/Jan/11 Lead rpt

Finally got it! very enjoyable route

with alex more
Hidden ??/2011 -
Felix Ottey ??/2011 TR
Sparky!!!3 26/Dec/10 Lead dog
Jonathan Emett 13/Nov/10 Lead RP

2nd go. There is a lichen smiley face on the rock just below the crux :-)

with richard, simon, ben
Radical-G 13/Nov/10 Lead β
dereke12000 31/Oct/10 TR dog

climbed by accident, thought this was a bit hard for a 5, which is why I needed a few rests...

with Rich
Ducks Rock 19/Sep/10 TR dog
with Richard Fisher
Claire S-J 16/Sep/10 2nd dog
Hidden 15/Sep/10 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 13/Sep/10 Lead O/S
el_monty 13/Sep/10 Lead RP
ThomasB ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 30/Aug/10 Lead dnf
with steve powell
brices 29/Aug/10 Lead RP
Sparky!!!3 24/Aug/10 Lead dog
with alex more
Hidden ?/Aug/10 TR RP
josh_smith_90 31/Jul/10 TR dog
with Jack B
Wendy 17/Jul/10 Lead β
James Marshall ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
nacnud 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
natalietanzer 24/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Duncan
AndyJBooth 02/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
J5Kay 23/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 22/May/10 TR dog
Aaron Phillips 22/May/10 Lead dnf

oh my GOD that was hard. dad mistook it for Lucy's Off The Wall (F5). got halfway up then couldnt get above the higher of the two breaks.

with my dad
el_Claudio 22/May/10 TR dnf

East side... john did it and I tried it but failed

Hidden 20/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead RP
schof 17/May/10 Lead RP

tried it along time ago.....retro onsight, more like 6b+

with Julie
Ed Babs 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Magnus
benwhit ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead RP
tommytuffa 18/Apr/10 Lead β
with Aaron, tomar
A-dog 18/Apr/10 Lead
with brooks
Tomar 18/Apr/10 Lead dog

3 attempts. Kept falling at a move just before the top. Ahhh

with Tom
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Alex More 31/Mar/10 Lead

2nd go!

with keiha
KDhruev 31/Mar/10 Lead RP
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
dswansonlow 15/Nov/09 Lead
with sarp
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead dog
Emma-Louise Anderson 10/Sep/09 Lead RP
with Chris Bailey, Riaz Shaik
Hidden 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
adam coxsell 08/Sep/09 Lead dog
with danny
Rose Williams 07/Sep/09 Lead dnf

got to the second from last bolt, good fun tho!

with cocky
gnc760 06/Sep/09 Lead RP
with Cocky
hervenuttall ?/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Doug
jacobjlloyd 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Nice moves, flows well. The new CC guide ives it a more accurate 6C+, but confused it with Nameless in the topo.

with Ed Shaw
dannyboy83 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/09 -
Ben Harper 10/May/09 Lead β
Hidden 03/May/09 2nd
hamish2016 03/May/09 Lead rpt

climbed this on top rope just over a year previously

with matt savage
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead dog
tombeasley 02/May/09 Lead rpt

4th time!

Jeff25 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Very low in the grade. Sequence can be worked out from the ground/ boulder on right hand side

with DrGav
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
dmoir 25/Jan/09 Lead RP
with Rosie Crossley
FrostyWebb 25/Oct/08 Lead rpt

nice 7a

with Bogdan
DrGav 21/Sep/08 Lead β

very nice sequence indeed

with Adam
tobydunford 30/Aug/08 Lead RP
LiLaMont 30/Aug/08 Lead dog
tobydunford 25/Aug/08 Lead dog
vertigo 26/Jul/08 Lead RP
Sandy Holford 06/Jun/08 Lead RP
Anthony Allsopp 06/Jun/08 Lead β
spidey 01/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/08 -
w.pettet-smith ?/Jun/08 Lead

take three boulder problems, layer and add a sprinkle of bolts. wala! nice route.agree with comments re easiness

with saleem
Hidden 03/May/08 -
andy jennings ?/Apr/08 Lead RP
rubben ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/07 -
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead β
Hidden 22/Jul/07 -
jimjimmyjimjim 08/Jul/07 Lead β

Not 7a! I can't flash a 7a route.

Hidden 08/Jul/07 Lead RP
Joe Marsh 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Nathan
Hidden 12/Jun/07 2nd RP
Somerset swede basher 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Jim Keeley
Souljah 02/Jun/07 Lead RP

My first 7a short and very sweet.

with Chris
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead RP
Hidden 06/May/07 Lead dog
Ben Tyrrell 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tonanf ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S

final route of first day sport climbing. Did it clean on site, without hesitation then tried again and could not get off the ground???????

Lloyders ??/2007 Lead RP
maddogmac 24/Nov/06 Lead RP
with munky
timharrison 27/Oct/06 Lead RP

First 7a, redpoint. Five attempts in total, three today.

trevor macalonan 27/Oct/06 Lead dog
with Tim
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead RP
AR 20/Aug/06 Lead dog

first 7a, not clean

with James
endless winter 16/Jul/06 Lead rpt
with Gordon
catt 16/Jul/06 Lead RP

one go on top rope, then cleaned it. soft, but take what it says on the packet. first 7a :-)

with Gordon
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Lead RP
Wilbur 29/May/06 Lead RP

First 7a. Bit of a soft touch - 6c i reckon

with Morgan
bigie bob 01/May/06 Lead RP
Morgan Woods ?/May/06 Lead RP

short but nice.

with Wilbur
Monk 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Felt pretty easy for 7a

Nick F Smith 16/Apr/06 Lead RP
with Jo Hodgekins
timharrison 02/Apr/06 Lead dog

First 7a (Not clean yet)

with Matt Burrows
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead β
furry 18/Sep/04 Lead RP
with Phil B
Hidden 04/Apr/04 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/04 Lead RP
lx ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/00 Lead RP
Kevster ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
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