Rockfax Description
A very good little pitch. Climb the blank dihedral by some technical bridging and strenuous layback moves. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 18.12.88 18/Dec/1988

Ticklists: Portland.

samparsons 27/Dec/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb! Super technical.

nvalentine760 29/Oct/17 Lead RP
fuzzysheep01 26/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Ian Wyatt
martin one 22/Oct/17 2nd dog
with ssutton
ssutton 22/Oct/17 Lead RP

Got it second go, very satisfying given the effort working it out.

Owen Johnson 17/Sep/17 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Sep/17 2nd
manbat 14/Sep/17 Lead dog

Could have got the onsight, ended up with feet way too high trying to get up past the last roof. Tough for 6b, I reckon.

with Laura Packford
Roland stopps 06/Aug/17 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
TomOxenham 01/Jul/17 Lead dog
katiep 29/Jun/17 Lead rpt
slowmotion 29/Jun/17 Lead β
with Katie P
suddy 18/Jun/17 Lead rpt
mikespooner 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
takaczapka 01/Jun/17 Lead dog
Chris Harding 30/May/17 Lead dog
Joe W-O 22/May/17 Lead O/S
Stroppy 20/May/17 Lead rpt
with Cathy
Hidden 13/May/17 Lead G/U
onlyfoddington 23/Apr/17 Lead β

Not sure such wide bridging would have occurred to me

with Mel
Hudders 21/Apr/17 Lead dog
ethanstoddart 16/Apr/17 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Apr/17 Lead dog
MarcinK 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Charel Wohl
suddy 04/Mar/17 Lead dog
Carl 04/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Nice climb with some strenny moves to get out from under the mini-roof.

with Sud
Martin Bagshaw 19/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson
Bristol_Quornstar 22/Jan/17 Lead O/S

Short and sharp. Fantastic bridging and a powerful upper make this the best of both worlds!

Green_t 21/Jan/17 Lead dnf

Lovely bit of bridging but super pumpy pull up at the top

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 09/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Sam4242 26/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Wilkie210685 26/Oct/16 2nd RP
with Sam
Matt77 23/Oct/16 Lead RP

A slippery little number.

with Owen
Josh Hadley 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Linc 05/Jun/16 Lead dog
with Kay
NeilHowarth 24/Apr/16 Lead RP
with Abi Marchent
Hidden 18/Apr/16 Lead
hfotheri 17/Apr/16 Lead dog
fraserbarrett 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
DanielleMarie 10/Apr/16 TR dog
Graham Westbrook 03/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Kemics 16/Jan/16 Lead G/U

Took a few slumps (5 or 6?!) trying to suss the technical bit. Faced the other way and did it first try to the chains. However, the strenuous bit was about as hard as I can try. Leg shaking, power screaming, finger uncurling desperation...i'm not sure if i was tired from over training or this is the hardest 6b in the world?

with Corin
wilkinscl 16/Jan/16 2nd
brian watson 15/Jan/16 TR rpt
AlexD 15/Jan/16 Lead rpt
with Ed
Hidden ??/2016 -
suddy 23/Dec/15 Lead RP
FergalM 23/Dec/15 Lead β
with Sud
elfka 04/Oct/15 Lead
with Camille King
suddy 17/Aug/15 Lead dnf
FergalM 17/Aug/15 Lead dnf
with Sud
dohart 04/Aug/15 2nd dnf
with herve
hervenuttall ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Doug
A Jackson ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
MrJoshua 09/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Andy Gardiner
garda006 09/Jun/15 TR β


Kerm ?/Jun/15 Lead
leglesslizard ?/Jun/15 Lead RP
noddy.rhys 25/May/15 Lead dog

not for a warm up to wide a bridge and thuggy for a start climb

ChristyCole 24/May/15 Lead O/S
lewiz 24/May/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/May/15 2nd
MontyH 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Brian
brian watson 24/Apr/15 Lead rpt
sheelba 18/Apr/15 Lead dog

6a+ in my book, great route, felt hard

Hidden 26/Mar/15 TR
Mark Kemball 07/Mar/15 Lead dnf

Frustratingly hard!

shaunstannard ??/2015 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Lead
bryan61 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with bogden
Hidden 28/Aug/14 -
simo 18/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Si
OliverRoss 13/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Connor Rolfe
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead
Paula Ryan ?/Jun/14 Lead

part lead

with Robin Brooke
elyben 04/May/14 Lead dog
Swampy167 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Mar/14 Lead dog
Coops_13 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
HazelMacLean 08/Mar/14 2nd dog

Get your bridge on.

Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead dog
bede.west 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead rpt
jonleighton 08/Dec/13 Lead dog

Got spanked on the warm up route! Great fun though.

with Nick
Dandan82 08/Dec/13 Lead RP

Felt hard, but then I'm not much of a corner climber

Hidden 08/Dec/13 Lead dog
3 Names 29/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
Somerset swede basher 31/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Katharine
Alex Eperon 26/Oct/13 Lead dog
JHC 26/Oct/13 Lead dog

Thought this was pretty strenuous - bridging then steep crack by roof. Good route though

leeoftroy ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S


nickwhimster 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew
chris_woodsy 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
stonemikey 03/Jul/13 Lead

Felt much harder than 6b to me! the technical bits are strenuous so was pumped when I got to the steep bit! Definitely could do with one more bolt just above the roof - I used a large nut and had to rest on it.

with Darren Waters
Erobinson3 22/Jun/13 TR dnf

Confidence in bridging improved due to being the only option

Takacs 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Roxy Lewis, James Woodman, Laurence Everitt
Hidden 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Russtygibbons 02/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Ant
dobby 200 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Stroppy 18/Mar/13 Lead dog

Crack at the top was slimey and wet, did not make for a fun crux.

with Rob Thomas
Fraser hill-casey ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Nick205228 ??/2013 Lead O/S
nimajneb ??/2013 Lead O/S
el_monty 15/Nov/12 Lead RP
with Sami
Sami Mandeel 15/Nov/12 Lead O/S
thomasmouse 03/Nov/12 Solo O/S
robajob 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Paul
Stuart Johnston 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Ian, Daniel Tipton
Chomp 06/Apr/12 2nd

Seconded to help climber recover gear

Hidden 03/Apr/12 Lead dnf
kermit_uk 24/Mar/12 Lead dog

Ian got to second clip and lowered i then got to third clip then realised i had no quickdraws so had to down climb before finishing. nice route once figured out.

with Ian
patrickc 23/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Andrew W
patrickc ?/Mar/12 Lead rpt

With Andrew

Brian H 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead RP
Kevster 29/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead β
Hidden 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
dan gibson 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
lewiz 02/Oct/11 Lead dog
Ben Harper 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ant
ASchwirtz 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ben Harper
tim.fairhall 20/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Hui
tim.fairhall 19/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Hui
Jonathan Emett 13/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Lyndsay
carlgodfrey 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Will Grill
Mike Green 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
zdenek strycek 22/Jul/11 Lead
with Trevedian, Karolina Klos
RFWilkie 26/Apr/11 Lead dog
waynem1985 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
tom169 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Laura
katiep 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Sevan
Daniel Wicks 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Radek
Hidden 06/Feb/11 Lead dog
jgustafsson 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this one, nice little section in the middle

with Ivan
Hawkscry ??/2011 -
brices 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead dog
Caspian Johnson 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Iain adams
Dan_Carroll 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Oct/10 Lead O/S

completely fantastic in every respect!

Steve Woollard 05/Oct/10 2nd
AlexD 04/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Roger
DafSWMC 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Nik G, Alys
gejones 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Christian Reynish 18/Sep/10 Lead dog

Took one fall pulling into the roof

with Gareth
lewiz 18/Sep/10 Lead RP

my first clean F6b lead :)

becster 05/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Alex More 23/Jul/10 Lead
with Rob K
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead rpt
luke2442 ?/Jul/10 Lead
Luke Dawson 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead dog
Stippa65 ?/Mar/10 Lead
jacobjacob 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
El3ctroFuzz 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Elaine Budden
JPGR 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
w.pettet-smith 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S

has a distinct whiff of the trad about it. got a grade A jam on.good moves, could do with an extra bolt to stop fannies like me stepping left and clipping the neighbouring route's last bolt at foot height.

with jo
brian watson 08/Nov/09 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Nov/09 2nd
MarkRyder 31/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Par
nath_casper 10/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Rollo 18/Jul/09 Lead β
nigel pearson 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S

made it after a bit of a fight

with Yoko
coffeepot 09/May/09 2nd dnf
with jelaby
jelaby 09/May/09 Lead dog

Couldn't commit to the undercut and layback moves above the last bolt. They turned out to be alright when I finally did commit.

sam8oy 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jay
Jeronimo 18/Apr/09 Lead β

Sam did this first

with sam8oy
thomasadixon 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Nice climbing.

with Alan & Co
Reaver2k 07/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Tom led this, found it hard, okay bridging moves which looked like the hard bit, then got the good holds, and just couldn't do it! Messed up my feet, slipped off and had to haul myself up and over! Got lucky!

with Katie Keeley, Alex Bashford, Tom Dixon
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead dnf
Ceridwen 28/Feb/09 2nd dnf
with Mark
bigie bob 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
chris sm 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Ed Babs 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Trevor
trev_f 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Thorpe
eastley ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
james.f.williamson 15/Nov/08 Lead dog
Monk 25/Oct/08 Lead
with RUMC
jl 12/Oct/08 Lead dog
with Penny
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Matt Bennett 02/Aug/08 Lead RP
Anthony Allsopp 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jason Almeida
Aston mountaineers ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
clairejane 11/Jun/08 Lead

fell twice in a splits position..

with kerian
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead rpt
vertigo 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Cat Higgs
Hidden 13/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Dave Searle 09/Apr/08 -
steve taylor 24/Mar/08 -
tobydunford 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Laurence
Mark Stevenson 12/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Geoff YMC
Hidden 25/Feb/07 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
trevor macalonan 04/Oct/06 Lead O/S
JonBray 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Noodles ?/Jun/06 Lead

Awesome summer weather.

with James Andrews, Simon Downing
Wilbur 29/Jan/06 Lead RP

Clean on 2nd attempt - bold-ish through the roof as a bit runout to the LO.. nice technical climb..

with Caine
Morgan Woods ?/Jan/06 Lead rpt
with Wilbur
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead RP
Stone Muppet ?/Feb/02 Lead dog

Attacked by seagull.

Mark Stevenson 27/Oct/01 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Jul/01 2nd
with david
FrankW 24/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Joe
duncan 29/May/00 Lead O/S
with David Proughton
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 28/Mar/99 -
Kevster ??/1999 Lead
Mark Kemball 11/Apr/98 Lead
with Jason Lloyd
Hidden ??/1998 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jan/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/96 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Lyn
goi.ashmore 18/Mar/95 Lead O/S
with Chris Shorrock
Mark Kemball 12/Mar/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 -
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