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Bolted line to the left of Kate. Start by an iron stake. © Rockfax

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Marti Hallett 20/Sep/2010

Ticklists: Portland.

AndyScheller 01/Oct TR dog
Paul Baxter 01/Oct Lead O/S
with Clare
freec 01/Oct Lead dog

requires a bit of route reading at the top - rested on 2nd last bolt

tommills 16/Sep Lead dnf

Started hailing as I reached the crux on the second last clip

alex_shurik 16/Sep Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Sep Lead
Kasia Rzepka 06/Sep 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug Lead dog
littleluke 07/Aug Lead
rachelvlc 07/Aug Lead
with Luke
Stixy 05/Aug 2nd O/S
with Stump
camara_p 30/Jul Lead dog

Fairly easy aside from the crux which is inconveniently located at the end of a runout. Got nervous and had to rest at the penultimate bolt. Didn't realise there had been recent rock fall, a few loose pebbles but otherwise felt fine.

Hidden 23/Jul Lead dog
Hidden 17/Jul TR dog
Andre Clarke 09/Jul Lead dog

One fall at last bolt. No harder now loose block been removed but route needs a bit of traffic now to clean

Hidden 05/Jul Lead
Linc 02/Jul Lead rpt
with Kay
Kayface42 01/Jul Lead RP
with Si
Hidden 18/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun Lead β
Andre Clarke 11/Jun 2nd dog
with Tommy Harris
Tommy Harris 11/Jun Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 03/Jun 2nd β
with Dan Verge
Dandan82 03/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 14/May Lead
rosatb 14/May Lead O/S
GHawksworth 14/May Lead O/S
Kayface42 13/May Lead dog

The best 6a in that area in my opinion but I pumped out at the top and fell. Doh.

with Si
Linc 13/May Lead O/S
with Kay
Hidden 06/May Lead
ngreen 06/May Lead
MarcinK 23/Apr Lead O/S
with Ivan Alvarez
anthony henry 09/Apr Lead O/S
with Freya
Jen Jones 07/Apr Lead dog
guy127917 07/Apr Lead O/S
with Jen
Steven1993 05/Apr Lead O/S
with James, Emily Mobley, Amy Hare
joeramsay 19/Mar Lead dog

Very pumpy to start, and a super psychy crux. Super pleased to get this, even though I rested twice. Next time! We pissed around trying to get an outrageous rockover in on the first move and wound up the locals

with Lydia Hook
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 25/Feb Lead rpt
with Steph
john rensten ??/2017 Lead
fharnish13 31/Dec/16 Lead β
with Will Beaumont
Hidden 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead dog
alexspurling 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Az
JGriffiths 24/Sep/16 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Sep/16 -
jezb1 18/Sep/16 -


dohart 12/Sep/16 Lead dnf
with herve
rockafunked ?/Sep/16 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead dog
robbo99 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S


Hidden 21/Aug/16 Lead O/S
bobstones 14/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Still can't work this route out. Don't trust pulling in the horn and going right seems desperate. Need some beta to get this ticked.

Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead
chancer 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
bobstones 30/Jul/16 Lead dnf

All was going well until the second from last clip where it's pretty run-out. Didn't trust the big horn to pull up on so bailed. Fairly straight forward apart from that, just don't trust sketchy Portland rock!!

martin one 30/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with ssutton
ssutton 30/Jul/16 Lead
with Martin
Graham C 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Derek
JDG2428 09/Jul/16 Lead
with Connor
Connorolfe 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Joe Costello 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Kerm 01/Jul/16 Lead
Wayne.Gaudin 03/Jun/16 -
Wayne.Gaudin 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with eddie
Wayne.Gaudin 03/Jun/16 -
Pete Scott 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
el_monty 19/May/16 Lead rpt
with Harrison
simo 17/May/16 Lead O/S
with Shane, Fireman Dan
dannygale 17/May/16 Lead O/S
with Simon, Shane
bryan61 01/May/16 Lead O/S

good route there are more holds than appearances suggest

simonr 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Beck Robinson 23/Apr/16 2nd
George Killaspy 12/Mar/16 Lead RP

Crux is easily misread with the last clip some distance below. Blew the onsight while I worked it out, but a great route once strung together!

with Darren
el_monty 10/Mar/16 Lead RP
with Jerome
Sam4242 10/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Dan Richards
ihugrocks ??/2016 -
Hidden 29/Dec/15 Lead dog
rajeshwarbisht 21/Nov/15 Lead dnf
with Flavio
FlavioL1989 21/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Gordon W 24/Oct/15 Lead dog
chrismadar 24/Oct/15 Lead O/S

First route of the day, top section seemed pretty hard for a 6a+

Hidden 14/Oct/15 TR dnf
Shaky Dog 09/Oct/15 TR dog
with Steve
Fatclimber 09/Oct/15 Lead dog
with Kelwyn
climbingrev 03/Sep/15 TR RP

Wonderful pumpy climb, finishing with a scary crux (bolts well apart up here!). Soapy rock didn't help (really humid) - nor route-finding error. When got it all together; great. I imagine this would be a tricky onsight.

with Gri Gri
Martin Bagshaw 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
maybe_si 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
How easy 20/Jul/15 Lead
with Jon g
JDG2428 20/Jul/15 2nd
leglesslizard 28/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 13/Jun/15 -
tonevert 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Amy
cameron_hall 07/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Collecting gear after Mathias took a bit of a fall and banged his knee. I didn't fancy the last bit either, particularly after Mathias had come off, so I just lowered off a bolt.

with Will Hartz
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
JoshT 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Jack93 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Robnort 23/May/15 -
with andy burns, paul clauston
Robnort 23/May/15 -
with andy burns, paul clauston
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd
paultaylor 15/May/15 Lead O/S
with Jimbo
Hidden 09/May/15 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Apr/15 Lead dnf
ElArt 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 24/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Steph
Steph Roberts 24/Mar/15 TR
with Sam
lookingforlotte 22/Mar/15 2nd dog

2 rests Aim to lead this next time

Oliver Sherman 22/Mar/15 Lead dnf

Had trouble moving off the chalked up hold. Nerves of jelly.

with Lindsey Sherman
lewiz 22/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Beata
Theeni 14/Mar/15 Lead β
with Joseph
jrccrosby 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S

very easy then a tricky finish, very fun

RadekNowak 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
rs332 07/Mar/15 Lead
with Tatiana
Ian Bell 07/Mar/15 TR rpt
with Tania T
artmal ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Martin
tim.fairhall 22/Feb/15 Lead dog

Too cold

with Eric
Graham Westbrook 30/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Rupey 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with alan
martin one 29/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Markus
EmilyElouise 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rose
RKirke 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tallginge ?/Jul/14 TR O/S
Philoosh 29/Jun/14 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead β
stuart34 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tom thorne
Hidden 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
cpoad 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Julian D
RobRocks 26/May/14 TR O/S
afrosam 25/May/14 Lead O/S
emmafizzle 05/May/14 Lead dog

bit of a scary one. kept my head and climbed quite well until the second to last bolt, nearly fell above bolt with a handful of slack. finished easily after.

rwestcott 13/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Thomas Fassnacht
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
cdpuk 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Bernie L 08/Mar/14 Lead dnf
iantoday 29/Dec/13 Lead dnf

between bolt four and five

Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead dog
LucasHarazin 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead dog
JP78 22/Sep/13 Lead dog
Nick Sherring 25/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Nice route overall, one trickier move towards the top but there is a good pocket which makes it easy once you know where to go

angie 10/Aug/13 Lead dnf
Rokmunky 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Trannum
trannumrahim 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead β
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead β
rustyfishhook 24/Jun/13 Lead dnf
with sean
minstrel nips,sean 24/Jun/13 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead
stonemikey 22/May/13 Lead

As others have stated, very loose at the top, which rattled me enough to make the move to the last bolt seem probably harder than it is. Backed off at this point. Not a great route by any standards.

with Mark Ward
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead rpt
m.alexander ?/May/13 -
Ian Bell 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Julesthe1st 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
gibsond 15/Apr/13 Lead RP

Difficult to read top and make final clip. Got it clean 2nd go. Clip aside the top sequence is nice. Did not feel loose, but do mind the hanging block by the 3rd bolt - when it goes it will not be pretty!!!!

Monkey_Alan 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Top section felt very hard for 6a+.

AlexD 05/Mar/13 Lead dnf

damn! couldn't clip last bolt.

with Debbie
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2013 Lead dog

was lazy

Stefan_Morris ??/2013 Lead
with Andy
kim.mulji 13/Oct/12 Lead dnf
with Dave T
Skullfire 30/Sep/12 Lead RP
with Pino Ferro
Hidden 30/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Sep/12 TR dog
Anastasia 27/Aug/12 TR dog

Loose rock, loose rock, loose rock.

robajob 26/Aug/12 Lead RP
cpoad 25/Aug/12 Lead dog

Made hash of the crux by going the wrong way and hung. Finished going the right way, but very tired at the end of a long day

with Kerry W
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Brian H 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Rik
UnkArl 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S

I actually really enjoyed this route despite the tricky to read crux sequence, flash-pump and the loose rock at about 2/3 height (stick to the right to avoid the worst of the loose stuff).

with Uncle Bill, Dad
Connorsgrandad 09/Jun/12 TR

Hard but enjoyable climb. Really enjoyed top section. Bit loose in places.

with Karl gregory, William Jackson
Hidden 06/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Will Gordon 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
martin one 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Chris day
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
lewiz 06/May/12 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 01/Apr/12 TR O/S
with Jack Southward
Hinchrn 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
beckybutcher91 31/Mar/12 2nd
Alex More 25/Mar/12 Lead

Did this today and top section is falling apart really dangerous and loose

Ducks Rock 24/Mar/12 TR dnf

Loose at the top, pussyed out and came down. Needs a clean Marti ;)

with Rob G
Hidden 18/Mar/12 TR dog
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Semtex 12/Feb/12 Lead dnf

Losse rock around 3/4 height, bit of a run out, feels very sketchy

with lizzard
Dandan82 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Loose band of rock at 3/4 height is a bit dodgy.

Montse Shelb 15/Oct/11 Lead dnf

very loose near top, pulled out couple of holds, big run out, got a little scared.

Ed Babs 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
jtree03 24/Jul/11 Lead

Nice line but loose. Run-out section up to last bolt due to unstable rock being impossible to bolt. I removed two bag-of-sugar sized holds from this section. Take care.

with dazza
Richard Horn 15/May/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S

run out before the last bolt. lost holds I suspect?

with ed, karen
MarkRyder 10/Oct/10 Lead RP

Loose at the top, however I think my new holds are better than the originals:)

Ducks Rock 28/Sep/10 TR dog
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 28/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Marti999 20/Sep/10 Lead β
with Mick Ward
Alex More 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Parko
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