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A lovely climb which has an intricate middle section. Much easier at the top. © Rockfax

FA. Nic Hellyer, Christine Forkin 18.4.99 18/Apr/1999

Ticklists: Portland.

Tommy Harris 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
intiocean 12/Nov/17 Lead β
with Aziz
rockafunked 12/Nov/17 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Nov/17 Lead O/S
MaryEC 25/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Miguel
Hidden 25/Aug/17 TR dnf
ssutton 19/Aug/17 Lead
martin one 19/Aug/17 2nd dog

one rest

with ssutton
littleluke 07/Aug/17 Lead
rachelvlc 07/Aug/17 Lead
with Luke
Vince 30/Jul/17 Lead β
RobScarisbrick 23/Jul/17 Lead
with cdpuk
Dugster 23/Jul/17 TR
with Vee
Hidden 23/Jul/17 Lead O/S
cdpuk 23/Jul/17 Lead O/S
katy_abra 17/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/17 Lead
emmafizzle 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 08/Jul/17 2nd β
with Kay
Linc 02/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Kay
Linc 01/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Kay
Kayface42 01/Jul/17 Lead dog
with Si
David Sz 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S
bingofuel 24/Jun/17 Lead dnf

Got shut down on the crux

Emily Y 24/Jun/17 Lead
with Dave
Hidden 16/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/17 Lead RP
Andre Clarke 04/Jun/17 TR dog
with Tommy Harris
Dan_F 31/May/17 Lead RP

Lovely line but pumped out on bulge first try 2nd go went easy..

with Lou
scorpia97 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Seb Samways
adamsriches 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
artmal 19/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Anna
jezb1 19/Mar/17 Lead

The crimpy middle bit is hard to read when there's a hundred chalked up holds!

George Killaspy 18/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 18/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Linc 11/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Dandan82 11/Mar/17 Lead O/S
john rensten ??/2017 Lead
martin one 06/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Adam C
ssutton 06/Nov/16 Lead dog

One rest

Wayne.Gaudin 29/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Chose the best hold you can on the rough band and reach for the break below the roof. Easier above.

with eddie
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/16 -
elfka 21/Sep/16 TR
mattprince 21/Sep/16 TR O/S
brices 30/Aug/16 Lead β
with Llinos
Hidden 29/Aug/16 TR dog
birks3746 28/Aug/16 Lead RP

Wimpered off the slightly blind throw on the on-site post-crux. Went 2nd go. Found the crux quite powerful and dead-pointy with my beta

with Alice Browne
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead dog
dohart 26/Aug/16 Lead RP
with darren
EmilyElouise 21/Aug/16 Lead rpt
anthony henry 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ali
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead β
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Gosling
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
JPGR 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
CamK 26/Jun/16 -
Quitiweb 25/Jun/16 Lead RP

Explosive route. Got it at third go.

with Shamina, AlexD
HannahT 12/Jun/16 TR O/S
with Abi
Steven1993 04/Jun/16 Lead RP

Slipped off a greasy small hold on the crux, climbed the rest of the way, lowered off then lead it clean.

with James, Emily Mobley, Amy Hare
Wayne.Gaudin 03/Jun/16 TR O/S
with eddie
Wayne.Gaudin 03/Jun/16 -
Wayne.Gaudin 03/Jun/16 -
Pete Scott 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
mattb42 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Clive
mr_cf 28/May/16 Lead β
simo 17/May/16 Lead RP
with Shane, Fireman Dan
dannygale 17/May/16 Lead O/S
with Simon, Shane
Hidden 05/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Nick Clement 31/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with mandy clement
Paul Figg 28/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Rachel Antill
ihugrocks ??/2016 -
Roland stopps ??/2016 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 05/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Steph, Stu Ferguson
Martin Bagshaw 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Soft for 6b, let alone 6b+ that the book gives it.

with Ed Green
dereke12000 16/Aug/15 Lead dnf

Thought this was Inception (5+) !

Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Sam4242 11/Aug/15 Lead β
Hidden 30/Jul/15 Lead dog
adam_myers96 11/Jul/15 Lead RP
hervenuttall ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Doug
Hidden 13/Jun/15 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Jun/15 -
tonevert 13/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Gavin
zakbentley 21/May/15 TR O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 07/May/15 Lead rpt
with Steph
Matt17 03/May/15 Lead
Peter Lovell 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
leglesslizard 12/Apr/15 Lead β
lewiz 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S


with Beata
Hidden 16/Mar/15 Lead rpt
tim.fairhall 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Eric
Hidden 03/Feb/15 Lead O/S
marcb 01/Feb/15 Lead rpt
with Michael Moore
Gloria ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Tony Johnson
martin one 29/Nov/14 TR dnf
with Markus
louby 29/Nov/14 Lead dnf

Super greasy

brian watson 19/Oct/14 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
hutchay 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 19/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Brian
Stanners 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S
RadekNowak 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
el_monty 17/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Steph, sam ferguson
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 17/Aug/14 Lead rpt
EmilyElouise 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rose
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/14 TR RP
Hidden 03/Jul/14 TR
Ian Bell 15/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Felt harder than ecosystem

Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead rpt
bryan61 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with minde
pheotleyr 09/May/14 Lead O/S
with Alex
Alex Winter 09/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ben's stag
climbingrev 27/Apr/14 Lead dog

Lovely climb up to tricky middle section. Had about 3 attempts on this 1st time round, then worked crux for bout 1.5 Hrs. Worked sequence to right of bolts. Nice and balancey.

with Gri Gri
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead dog
Paul Eckton 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with steve read
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead β
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Flavio 28/Feb/14 Lead G/U
with Sian Witheridge
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Lead rpt
samparsons 23/Nov/13 Lead
Somerset swede basher 30/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Katharine
marcb 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Really nice.

with Michael Moore
UnkArl 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Markus, Steve Turton, Dan, Stef
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
goddamm7 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S
philhaigh 22/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Mike Gubbins, Mel Dodge
Hidden 22/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead rpt
julesmckim 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
BenL 06/Jul/13 Lead β
jwpil 23/Jun/13 Lead O/S
benscarter 23/Jun/13 2nd
with Jack
alice_loudon 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Geoff
Daniel Wicks 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Howett
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
tiffanykate12 06/May/13 2nd dog
maybe_si 06/May/13 Lead O/S
paddygoodwinlondon 09/Mar/13 Lead RP
with Marianne Khoo
Beefy Bert ??/2013 Lead O/S
moguy ??/2013 Lead O/S
paultaylor 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S
matt_read 30/Dec/12 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead RP
Abi Chard 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Aug/12 TR
trevor macalonan 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
w-watson 23/Jun/12 Lead
clipskipper 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Dusty start and a tricky middle section where the sequence is key. Pleased to onsight this one :-)

with Will W
LeahJamie 22/Jun/12 Lead
with mrtom
Kyle Goslan 01/Jun/12 Lead RP
with Mike Moore
Monkey_Alan 27/May/12 TR
with Matt
chrisgee45 23/May/12 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 20/May/12 Lead dog

First fall as a hold broke. then conserving energy for julie ocean.

with Tania T
Owen W-G 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Roger
Paul Bowen 12/May/12 Lead β
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 12/May/12 Lead rpt
with ed
Christiano 16/Apr/12 Lead RP
with Mike R
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
efrance24234 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
2themax 04/Apr/12 TR dog

Big finish

elCapitano 03/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Dave
peterbeaumont ?/Mar/12 Lead
PAJames ??/2012 -
Toby Dunn 24/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie Nunn
Sophie Nunn 24/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Toby
Hidden 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/11 Lead rpt
nath_casper 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Jenn Porter 10/Nov/11 Lead

Didn't make it past crux this time - too cold, that's the excuse

with Sue Hazel
will black 15/Oct/11 Lead β
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
matthewjames 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Jones, Sam Taylor
Hidden 02/Sep/11 TR dnf
Ian Bell 29/Aug/11 Lead dog

One rest on the crux. Tired after 2 previous days.

with Sebastian, Jasmina
jtree03 24/Jul/11 Lead
with dazza
Hidden 17/Jul/11 Lead β
gibsond 17/Jul/11 Lead RP

Took two attempts to get this one. Tricky moves in the middle. Felt harder than neighbour route (Ecosystem).

with Brian Watson, Mungo Etwo, James Bisset
brian watson 17/Jul/11 Lead RP
KDhruev 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Kyle F 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Keiha D
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
Julie Carroll ?/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Steven Craig
Hidden 25/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead β
RFWilkie 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Sparky!!!3 25/May/11 Lead O/S
danfunkman 24/May/11 Lead
Shua1990 24/May/11 Lead
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead β
Jenn Porter 21/May/11 Lead

1st RP

fildac ?/May/11 Lead dog
David Staples ?/May/11 Lead RP
dereke12000 25/Apr/11 TR

Managed this one fairly early on, so not too tired. Not sure I'd want to lead it just yet...

with Rich
samtucker 03/Apr/11 Lead β
robajob 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
iClimber 03/Apr/11 Lead β
Radical-G 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 26/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Feb/11 TR
Hidden 18/Nov/10 2nd dog
Ben Harper 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Baby A
andy jennings 06/Nov/10 Lead β
with ben
givemetea 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
dereke12000 17/Oct/10 TR dnf

'Intricate middle section' too much for tired arms.

with Rich
tomB 05/Sep/10 Lead dog
with Juliette
Jonathan Emett 30/Aug/10 Lead RP
with steve powell
Hidden 28/Aug/10 TR RP
Kingsjester 16/Aug/10 TR dog

Very tricky middle section.

Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead RP
pebbles 08/Aug/10 TR
with ali
Rachel S 05/Aug/10 Lead RP
Barry Kerslake 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jo F
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead rpt
natalietanzer 24/Jun/10 Lead
with Duncan
Daniel Wicks 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/10 TR dog
taps323 ?/Jun/10 2nd
Bulls Crack ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Simon D
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tomar 18/Apr/10 Lead RP

2nd go

with Tom
tommytuffa 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Aaron, tomar
Mowglee 04/Apr/10 Lead RP

Middle section is pretty tough for 6b - much harder than Ecosystem to the left. Small crimps and gravelly slopers...

with Ali
ThomasB ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
La benya 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
sam_cox 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
nacnud ?/Jan/10 Lead
nacnud ?/Jan/10 2nd
nacnud ?/Jan/10 Lead
nacnud ?/Jan/10 2nd
nacnud ?/Jan/10 2nd
nacnud ?/Jan/10 Lead
nacnud ?/Jan/10 2nd
nacnud ?/Jan/10 2nd
natalietanzer ??/2010 Lead O/S
with nacnud
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Tom87 06/Dec/09 Lead dog
with Dave
dswansonlow 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with sarp
dan gibson 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
bbrowne 29/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Kelly Atkin
dale1968 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/09 Lead dog
dannyboy83 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 19/Jul/09 2nd
Ed Babs 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
clgladiator 21/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Ducky
Marq 12/Jun/09 TR O/S

Helped with abseiling for WOEC afterwards

with Hugh (WOEC)
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead dog
tombeasley 02/May/09 Lead
Jeronimo 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Thompson, Pete & Mark
dmoir 27/Feb/09 Lead O/S
garburn 27/Feb/09 Lead O/S
manwithacam 10/Jan/09 Lead
with Alex
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/08 Lead O/S
jl 12/Oct/08 Lead dog
with Penny
Jonathan Emett 27/Sep/08 Lead dog
with rich
Reeges 18/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt
tobydunford 25/Aug/08 Lead dog
Bob M 10/Aug/08 TR
trev_f 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S

also climbed new 6a R of inception

with Alex M
FrostyWebb 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, however i thought it was inception nxt route over 5+ so was very confident. Middle section was by far the hardest. Great Success!

with Connie
Dave Foster ?/Aug/08 Lead

One rest. Only needed to make another move then would've been on bomber jugs.

with Tony
Tom Livingstone ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 27/Jul/08 TR O/S
MarkRyder 26/Jul/08 Lead RP
with Rich
vertigo 26/Jul/08 Lead RP
theone 24/Jul/08 -

very nice move at the top. hard middle.

Hidden 18/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/08 Lead
Anthony Allsopp 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Richard G Wilkinson 07/Jun/08 TR O/S
silhouette ?/Jun/08 Lead dog

If only I could hardwire the sequence into my brain I could do this clean. But I cant.

with Stephen Cousins
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Neil Adams 16/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Elizabeth
dobby 200 15/Apr/07 Lead dog
Stephen Roberts 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Les Jennings and Pete Trewin
ecowaller 18/Mar/07 Lead O/S
jl 28/Jan/07 Lead dog
with Penny
tobydunford 02/Jan/07 Lead dog
with Ben Smith
Hidden 08/Oct/06 TR
AlexD 16/Jul/06 Lead
chris sm 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
givemetea 30/Jun/06 Lead
with Ann Chong
ASchwirtz 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
john1 29/May/06 Lead RP
with nick
Monk 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
feeko ??/2006 -
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
bigie bob 26/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Rokmunky ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 26/May/04 Lead O/S
with Alice Howe
furry 03/May/03 Lead O/S
with Phil B
Hidden 21/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 21/Apr/02 Lead β
with dean howard
Kevster ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
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