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The overhanging flake-crack provides a stiff obstacle. © Rockfax

George Hounsome 07/May/1979

Ticklists: Portland sub 6b, Portland.

mark4344 06/Dec/17 Lead dog
with Graham westbrook
adamsriches 02/Dec/17 Lead O/S
with Elodie
rowland penty 25/Nov/17 Lead RP
johnhan310 18/Nov/17 Lead dog

Fell numerous times on the one hard move - the overhanging crack is so physical

_m.cox_ 13/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 28/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Jane W
GrahamBEC 14/Oct/17 Lead dog
davidrblakeman 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Graham Caption Top Rope
emmafizzle 12/Oct/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/Sep/17 Lead dog
Fara_petale 16/Sep/17 Lead dnf
Qisheng Xie 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
KDhruev 03/Aug/17 Lead β
RobScarisbrick 30/Jul/17 Lead dog
with cdpuk
cdpuk 30/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 03/Jul/17 Lead
with lisa wharton
Ross Beasley 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Clipstick 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
mattb42 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Ed.Laver 24/Jun/17 Lead β

A single real crux. Hand jams hurt! Find an alternative ;)

soundboy 18/Jun/17 Lead dog
with willu47
Jen BXM S 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
jakecollins 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/17 2nd dog
Hidden 03/Jun/17 Lead RP
Tom courtiour 27/May/17 Lead O/S
RagingPuffin 27/May/17 Lead dog
with Tom
Neil_M_L 09/May/17 Lead O/S
RadekNowak 22/Apr/17 Lead β
with QB
MarcinK 01/Apr/17 Lead dog
with Charel Wohl
Hidden 01/Apr/17 Lead RP
MarcinK 27/Mar/17 TR O/S
katy_abra 14/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with helen gibson, MOMCHI, dan gibson
artmal 04/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Beata
Phil1587 20/Feb/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Feb/17 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Feb/17 Lead rpt
Linc 18/Feb/17 Lead dog
with Kay
Csmolarchuk 18/Feb/17 Lead
Hidden 08/Jan/17 Lead RP
Amy Horton 08/Jan/17 Lead dnf
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
ricci.andrea86 04/Dec/16 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Nov/16 TR dog
Xelif 25/Sep/16 Lead RP
samparsons 17/Sep/16 Lead rpt
cem 07/Aug/16 Lead dog

Feeling very tired, and initially I couldn't get secure placements in the crack for my hands, which were sweaty as well as greasy with sun cream.

UppityClimber 25/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Claire Drury
Adam Willison 13/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Challpike 10/Jul/16 2nd dog
Hidden 04/Jul/16 Lead rpt
td72 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S

great route up the flake, gets pumpy at points

with Katie
bede.west 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Warm up, Thought it felt hard for "6a"

GrahamGiles 28/May/16 Lead O/S

Fun exposed lay back on the crack followed by some more fun easy climbing

with Renna Clifford, Aaron Clifford, Joanne
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd dog
mark4344 15/May/16 Lead dog
TomJ 14/May/16 Lead β
with afrosam
afrosam 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with TomJ
Matti Puckridge 30/Apr/16 -
hfotheri 16/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Fell at the overhang

with simon
Michael Aylen 14/Mar/16 Lead dnf
Tom Brierley Gore 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 12/Mar/16 Lead β

Students busy squirming/ cursing their way up it before me.

with Tim
julesmckim 04/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Only just! Powerful pulls through the bulge on unhelpful jams and lay-aways, knees and chin also useful

with Rob Smart
Kris suriyo 21/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Rob
brian watson 18/Feb/16 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Feb/16 2nd
jacobjlloyd 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S

really struggled with this. Went on it as a warm-up, then thought I had no chance on anything harder... but then 7c went easily, with less of a fight! Either it doesn't suit me, I am rubbish, or it is hard. Take your pick.

with Sophie
kingborris 13/Jan/16 Lead dog

Got the crux second time

with Rob
suddy 23/Dec/15 Lead O/S
FergalM 23/Dec/15 Lead dnf
with Sud
duncan 19/Dec/15 Lead rpt
with Matthew Downes
La benya 21/Nov/15 Lead O/S


AlexD 21/Nov/15 Lead RP
with Andy, Brian
brian watson 21/Nov/15 Lead dog
WilliamD 24/Oct/15 Lead dog

Still can't do it cleanly...

Hidden 27/Sep/15 -
innes 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Paul, Ruth
Michael Aylen 11/Jul/15 Lead dog
royle883 20/Jun/15 Lead dnf

just too weak to pull through the bulge

RichyBOYY 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ben M
MrJoshua 08/Jun/15 2nd β
with Andy Gardiner
garda006 08/Jun/15 Lead β

hard climb with very commiting moves with no feet! one of my favorite climbs of the trip

andyclimber 06/Jun/15 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Kerm ?/Jun/15 Lead
WilliamD 26/May/15 Lead dog

Finally worked out the crux this time, after a few falls. Will attempt it again in November.

with Alex Haddon
Owen Diba 21/Mar/15 Lead dog
tsyrett 08/Mar/15 Lead O/S

not great conditions, the first part of the crack was pretty greasy. Definite crux section, the rest is pretty simple bit fun!

Hidden ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S
rashwell ?/Mar/15 TR
Hidden 17/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 11/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Painful jams above the roof

Beefy Bert ??/2015 Lead O/S
WilliamD 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Didn't have enough strength for the overhanging flake/crack move.

martin one 19/Oct/14 TR dog
with Markus
RKirke 16/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Phil
Graham Westbrook 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 29/Aug/14 Lead RP
elyben 18/Aug/14 Lead dnf
richardashe 29/Jun/14 Lead dog

Did as warm down climb and just didn't have enough to pull through the bulge.

ASchwirtz 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Dandan82 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mop449 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
phillipwright 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
GeneralFifi 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
strudles 08/Jun/14 Lead β
with Leo choi
leoch01 08/Jun/14 Lead dog
cpoad 25/May/14 Lead dog
with Dan P
dpiddock 25/May/14 TR dnf
with Chris P
Pete Dangerous 24/May/14 Lead RP
with lewiz
lewiz 24/May/14 Lead rpt
Charlie Evans 17/May/14 2nd dog
with Jime Gu
philhaigh 09/May/14 Lead RP
with Aarron Schofield, Shamina Kapadia
elyben 04/May/14 Lead dog
hervenuttall ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with Marcus & The Ellis Brigham Crew
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 09/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Tim
tim.fairhall 09/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Richard
yarrow 08/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Becky P
Gibbo 01/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Jimbo Latimer
duncan 16/Feb/14 Lead rpt
paultaylor 10/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead dnf
duncan 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
sarpedon 14/Dec/13 Lead dog

One fall, warm-up fluke. Then did it clean from the ledge, but no ground-up.

Hidden 07/Dec/13 Lead dog
Monkey_Alan 02/Nov/13 TR dog
Phil1587 ?/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead dog
strudles 31/Aug/13 Lead dog

got a bit stuck on the overhang entering the crack, eventually did a big layback

with Leo choi
leoch01 31/Aug/13 Lead dnf
benoneill13 22/Jul/13 Lead dog
pezzerrr 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Skullfire 15/Jun/13 TR dog
with Pino Ferro
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead RP
BenL 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Stanners 06/Jun/13 Lead dog

one too many flapjacks!

with Alex Rhodes
LucasHarazin 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Kevster 10/May/13 Lead rpt
Gavdee1 10/May/13 Lead dog
tonevert 10/May/13 Lead O/S
with Kevin Faux
lewiz 04/May/13 Lead rpt
leglesslizard ?/May/13 Lead RP
fraserbarrett 28/Apr/13 TR dog

Wish I'd lead it, hardest part was unclipping just above the roof:-(

Julesthe1st 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Well chuffed to get the on sight of this on a cold morning! A real fight to get over the bulge.

with Tania
Stroppy 18/Mar/13 Lead dog

Very wet :( although can't blame that for coming off it unfortunately, just wimped out a bit pulling through the overhang.

tombushell 18/Mar/13 2nd
with Ed
dh7892 17/Feb/13 Lead dnf
chris j 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Nick Saunders
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Lead dog
salix 01/Jan/13 Lead dog
with Phil
nimajneb ??/2013 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 28/Nov/12 Lead O/S
ardzeiem 21/Oct/12 Lead dog
with Tim
edmitchell 20/Oct/12 Lead dog
matiamallia 16/Sep/12 Lead dog
Adam Booth 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Jonnie Watkins 14/Sep/12 Lead
pymn nice but dim ?/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Climbing with taz n becky wills. 1st attempt with andy in the wet winter before

jiggerypokery 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt


with Joe Day, Rosea Day
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead dnf
gibsond 21/Jul/12 Lead RP

Took four attempts, but a change of feet position finally gave me the extra high to reach the better hand holds. Still feels hard for the grade.

clipskipper 16/Jun/12 Lead β

After several attempts falling off poor finger jams I realised that's not the approacth to take :-)

with Sue Hazel
gibsond 09/Jun/12 Lead dog

The crack is slippery and I just can't reach the more positive bit. Finally worked out that a hand jam will work, but was too spent to get it clean. New project. Feels very hard for the grade.

Hidden 09/Jun/12 Lead RP
Ian Bell 21/Apr/12 TR β

One move wonder but quite a tough move.

Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead RP
Sophie Nunn 17/Mar/12 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead dog
Brian H 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jan/12 TR dog
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead dnf
tonevert 06/Jan/12 Lead dog
Billg 31/Dec/11 Lead O/S

the whole route was soaked with condensation! Made it a toughie over the bulge

with Ollie
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
mishtu 19/Nov/11 2nd
with lewiz
lewiz 19/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Jack_F 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Warm up..Or not!

jiggerypokery 29/Oct/11 Lead dog

cruxy. too much of a one move wonder want to try it again clean

philhaigh 20/Oct/11 Lead dog

Completely destroyed me for the rest of the day! I thought it was going to be a gentle 6a/+ warm-up.. but found it very tough. Didn't help that I went right under the roof to start with (distracted by chalky looking slots).

with Lora Townsend, Matt Ridgway
RFWilkie 16/Oct/11 Lead dog

Very stiff, probably f6b+.

Jonathan Emett 08/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with toby
lewiz 08/Oct/11 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead dog
James Nott 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
sportsten 07/Aug/11 Lead RP
with TF
Linc 02/Aug/11 Lead dog
phil.cheeseman 26/Jun/11 Lead dog
fildac 04/Jun/11 Lead dog
Saurus ?/Jun/11 Lead dog

Crikey Moses! This was bledy 'ard - really battled with the pull over the overhang and it didn't seem to relent for a while there after! The climbing above the overhang is schweet...

DafSWMC 29/May/11 Lead dog

Another CC sandbag.

with Tomasz, Siwan
Jonathan Emett 07/May/11 Lead dnf

I'm beginning to think I will never nail this one.

with stevolan
Pete Sanger 27/Apr/11 Lead RP
dan gibson 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with kyle rance
littleluke ?/Mar/11 -
robajob 19/Feb/11 Lead RP
elbeanio 06/Feb/11 Lead dnf
patsaunders ??/2011 Lead
PeterDawson ??/2011 Lead O/S
Marti999 04/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Harry Massey
GarethHall 16/Oct/10 Lead dog
lewiz 25/Sep/10 Lead dog

CC said F6a+. main crack super hard

jacobjacob 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Sep/10 Lead dnf
with crispin
ThomasB ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tobydunford 24/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Jon Emmett
Jonathan Emett 24/Aug/10 Lead dnf
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 18/Jul/10 Lead β
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead β
3 Names 26/Jun/10 -
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead dog
Wendy 16/May/10 Lead O/S
AsleepOnBelay 14/May/10 Lead dog

It's all about one move, but it's a toughie. Would have been a good trad tick.

with Sarah Davis
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 27/Feb/10 Lead dog

Bad burly warm up.

with Jacob Cook
jacobjacob 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
celoisa 21/Feb/10 Lead dog
with Nic
El3ctroFuzz 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Early morning onsight, very cold. Thinking it was the 6a.. Nvm.

with Elaine Budden
Ed Babs 02/Jan/10 Lead RP
with Mike Hawkins
Hawkscry ??/2010 -
MarkRyder 31/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Par
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/09 Lead dnf
drewclimber 23/Sep/09 Lead dog

a bit tired cant wait to try again fresh. a fantastic climb . portland guide book gives it 6a+

with gordon
littleluke 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
nadeem 10/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Tom Foote
natzim 31/Aug/09 TR dog

Plan to get this on lead on my next trip. The crux can be really hard and butch or get your feet high for a funky lay-back.

with Jacqui Middleton
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead RP
Justin T 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 29/Aug/09 TR dog
Hidden 14/Aug/09 Lead dog
Luke d 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
olmo 07/Jun/09 -
with Johannes
clgladiator 31/May/09 Lead rpt
with Ducky
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
JimR 08/Mar/09 -
Chubbard 08/Mar/09 Lead O/S
LardClimber 28/Feb/09 Lead dog

Had to have a few goes at the crux through the overhang.

vertigo 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 29/Oct/08 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
CosmosKey 20/Sep/08 Lead dog
with Fabrizio
FrostyWebb 12/Aug/08 Lead dog

Hard head wall but very fun route after that!

with Steve T
trev_f 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with random canadian chris
Mark Stevenson 18/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Martin (Dery)
Hidden 27/Jun/08 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith ?/Jun/08 -

took a bit of a lob trying the crux minus the crux bolt(didn't hit the ledge, just.) had a rethink, clipped the bolt strenuosly mid move and powered to glory. grand stuff.

davidgent ?/May/08 -
Morgan Woods 22/Mar/08 Lead RP

Nice to tidy this one off after falling of it a few years back.

with David S
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead β
Rob Kennard 01/Mar/08 -
with Rich White, Harry Massey
dannyboy83 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Tom Heslam ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead
Matt Bennett ?/Dec/07 Lead
jw231 ?/Aug/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead dog
Richard Horn 21/Jan/07 Lead RP
Scott N ??/2007 -
jimjimmyjimjim 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 12/Jun/06 Lead RP
Hidden 29/May/06 TR dog
Hidden 05/Mar/06 Lead β
Hidden 22/Jan/06 Lead O/S
JonS ??/2006 Lead RP
Lloyders ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor 12/Nov/05 Lead β

Butch climbing past the bulge and a fine jamming finish

with Joff Cook
Hidden 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
Nigel Coe 16/Oct/83 -

We thought it was a new route and called it Pullman, but we'd been beaten to it!

with Russell Lovett, Pete Oxley, Tim Dunsby
Hidden 07/May/79 -
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