Rockfax Description
The arete on the right-hand end of The Block. © Rockfax

FA. Nigel Coe 1995

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs), ULMC Classics, 4 - 5 Grade Climbs Portland Westcoast, Portland.

Hidden 16/Oct Lead O/S
AndyScheller 30/Sep Lead O/S


Marc-A Di Guisto 26/Aug Lead dog
LauraGoodchild 23/Aug Lead O/S
LauraGoodchild 23/Aug Lead O/S
stella imong 18/Aug 2nd
with Annette Hogarth
ttunag 14/Aug Lead O/S

Very interesting mantle at the top

with Dan D.
DanielDean 14/Aug Lead O/S
with Tuna G.
henryspurr 30/Jul Lead O/S
with Ed Causton
Hidden 17/Jul Lead O/S
samparsons 17/Jun Lead β
emmafizzle 17/Jun Lead RP
alex_richmond98 04/Jun Lead O/S
KAckroyd 04/Jun Lead O/S
with Ao-Hin
AHTang 04/Jun Lead O/S

grade thoughts: 5c

littleluke 03/Jun Lead
Tommackie 06/May Lead O/S
harrybeadle 06/May Lead O/S
RussLuckhurst 06/May Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr Lead
hthom 02/Apr Lead O/S
with Chris Mooney
summerse 02/Apr TR
Cara 02/Apr Lead O/S
with Phoebe
lizzabelle 11/Mar Lead dnf

sprained ankle on the way down so footwork was bad

with alex
Rod Pullen 30/Dec/16 TR rpt

Getting dark

ben1234 30/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Paul Hicks 30/Dec/16 Lead rpt
with Ben Maskrey
routrax 19/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead
EdC 31/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Jasmin
Hidden 06/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/16 Lead β
William Kirk 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Alister123 03/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Steve Howie
Remyveness 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
LukeWS ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Cathy Sage
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle ?/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Attempted lead but I was feeling a bit scared - Luke ended up going up to finish but forgot quickdraws!

with Luke
Michael Hellyer 29/May/16 Lead β
with Giulia
Hejones 19/May/16 TR
Flickster 19/May/16 Lead β
Ebebbers 19/May/16 Lead
mop449 01/May/16 Lead O/S
with Sam Clark
Trent T 01/May/16 Lead O/S

Definitely harder than I was anticipating.

brian watson 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Steve Newman
Ed Babs 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with AlexD
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
adawson 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
duncanedgley 20/Mar/16 2nd
with adawson
PEccleston 20/Mar/16 Lead
with Archie.W
DavidWilby 20/Mar/16 TR
Hidden 25/Feb/16 Lead β
billyf1 25/Feb/16 Lead β
tim.rose2 27/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
Peter Ballantine 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/15 Lead
Martin Dale 07/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Joanne Leadbetter
s1362083 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
s1362083 25/Jul/15 TR O/S
kirtus86 12/Jul/15 Lead β
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 TR
Hidden 27/Jun/15 TR
jamespilgrim 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
How easy 27/Jun/15 Lead
evans859 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
peaterpan 08/Jun/15 Lead
JoshT 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Jack Peate
Hidden 05/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Remyveness 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Will Miles ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
SamN ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Spillers 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ant Williams
sajrf123 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/15 TR
robajob 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Dandan82 21/Mar/15 Lead rpt
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 15/Feb/15 Lead rpt
with Steph
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
cpoad 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Brian C, Chiara M
phil456 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mark G
Marktrin 12/Sep/14 TR dog
with Phil
matt_read 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Rockfax lies

with Aiden Boyce
sajrf123 02/Sep/14 Lead
timjamesmedley ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
hlburns ?/Sep/14 -
with Anna, Maike, mjc1010, Jon Lawrence
FL1PD4N 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jlewis01 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead β
WeeLee 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
bsparky 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Ed
Hidden 08/Aug/14 TR
Paul Hy 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jenni L, Jack M
Jenni Lees 08/Aug/14 Lead
with Jack McMullin, Paul Hyland
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead dog
jaffshols 21/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Very polished crux did not commit to final move. Must go back and re-do

Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
evans859 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
SteveHowie1 07/Jun/14 -
SamN 06/Jun/14 2nd
James12389 06/Jun/14 Lead dnf
Charlie Low 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Was given 4+ in the guidebook we had! Quite hard due to the lack of holds, just have to trust your feet as it's quite slabby. Happy I managed this one!

with Sam N-E
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
bryan61 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Echna 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
tomaca12 01/Apr/14 Lead dog
kieranbowen 20/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Ruth Sankey 20/Feb/14 TR O/S
Jenben 30/Nov/13 -
R2B 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Good exposure and 5+ seems more realistic than the Rockfax 4+.

with Charlotte
Hidden 08/Sep/13 TR RP
tommccluskey 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jess
meltdown34 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
ChrisPaines 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead
Adam Perrett 08/Aug/13 Lead
with Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
mattc 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Samuel P 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tommy
Hidden 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ConstaBern 11/Jul/13 Lead
dereke12000 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Great arête climb, needed a change of direction half way up.

Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead β
Kitesurfer.alex1990 ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Alister123 10/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Lianne Burtonshaw
cpt_crunch 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Harry Holkam
Jack93 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jt232 07/Jun/13 TR dog
spidermonkey09 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jennifers87 03/Jun/13 Lead dnf

First climb of the day, could not get my head round the polished finish

with Louise Duncan
mrmoe17 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead β
pristidae ?/Jun/13 -
azhdarch ?/Jun/13 -
Iain_L_32 26/May/13 Lead
rig 25/May/13 Lead O/S
David Walker 25/May/13 TR RP
with Todd Davidson
David Walker 25/May/13 Lead dnf

Bit off more than I could chew for the first climb of the weekend.

Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
tomdadom 25/May/13 Lead
dpiddock 25/May/13 Lead O/S
MariaT 25/May/13 TR β
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
ColinVern 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
betathief 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead
oodie72 30/Mar/13 Lead rpt
rlsilver 29/Mar/13 Lead
callaghanjoe 03/Mar/13 Lead
Jonners 03/Mar/13 Lead dog
andrewmc 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Spent about 10-15 minutes at the tricky bit half way up trying to work out the weird mantel bit where there are no hand holds, ended up using both knees and fridge hugging :P

Paul Hicks ??/2013 TR O/S
with John Leonard
mky77 22/Sep/12 2nd
MarkCunnington 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nicholas Lokuciewski
nacnud 16/Sep/12 2nd
Rokmunky 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Duncan
angie ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Alex Bryant 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
srowlandx11 11/Aug/12 Lead β
kateg2009 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Surprisingly tricky to find the holds...

with Dave Robinson
Bob M 17/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Matt250 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
AndySL 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Deano
aldred 15/May/12 Lead O/S
Hedley 15/May/12 Lead O/S
popov86 12/May/12 Lead
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
hotfeet 06/May/12 -
oodie72 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with MKMC
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead dnf
waynem1985 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 TR dog
Hidden 04/May/12 Lead O/S
pdhammond 02/May/12 Lead rpt
TiffTiff 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Leach
Keendan 03/Apr/12 Lead O/S
beckybutcher91 01/Apr/12 Lead
Louise Hall 01/Apr/12 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Eleanor Coleman, Emily Stapleton-Jeffries
mattjson ??/2012 Lead G/U
with DomCR
David Staples ??/2012 AltLd O/S
petecox84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Ceridwen 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
AlexD 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Ceri
pdhammond 15/Oct/11 Lead dnf
Sami Mandeel 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rob
bsparky 24/Sep/11 TR O/S
Linc 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
ardzeiem 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Emma
Dandan82 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Carnie Lisa 03/Sep/11 2nd β
with Dan Verge
adrianchandler 31/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 TR
Dannywallcrawler 31/Jul/11 Lead dog
with David, jim wallace
jimecallaw 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with ADRIAN, David, Danny
gibsond 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
James Moyle 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
rev01ver 10/Jul/11 -
Elvis Nipples Ells 10/Jul/11 TR β
cactuscratch 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pdhammond 23/Jun/11 TR O/S
lewiz 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt
paulsmile ?/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 TR O/S
matgorman 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Pete Sanger 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/11 2nd
Lyndsay Superclimber 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Steve M, Dave
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Mr Tumness 18/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Shona H 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Tony Adshead 06/Mar/11 TR O/S
mrtall 06/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Nathan, Tony
Nathan Adshead 06/Mar/11 Lead
with Hazard
Danhan 19/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Alex
Ian Bell ??/2011 Lead O/S
jamjambarwick ??/2011 Lead
Rupey 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with sam and helen
sam coward 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rupe, Helen
tania 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with terry
Jonathan Emett 24/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Steve Woollard 24/Aug/10 Lead
johnl 05/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett, Andy Dunford
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead rpt
robandian ?/Aug/10 Lead
ilch 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Really strange mantelshelf at half height

Miles87 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Will Maxwell
Will_Maxwell 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Miles Whitehead, Rafael Pena
Bisteris 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Al Baker, Jules Hargreaves
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
laithwaited 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
sce8 05/Jun/10 -
with Helen Savage
Tommy Harris ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
trev_f 31/May/10 Lead rpt
with Natalie
Steve954 22/May/10 Lead dnf

Lead up to bolt three but could not get further. Started on main face, went around the corner and then back to main face. Repeated striaght up main face but got stuck at same point

with Andy
tomjh 12/May/10 Lead O/S
with Carl Stubbs
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead β
DerwentDiluted 11/Apr/10 Lead
TRFrost ??/2010 Lead
with D. Laithwaite
Hidden ??/2010 -
jimecallaw 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Katya 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead
julian allen 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Gary Lewin
leemaybr05 01/Jun/09 TR O/S
with Beckie Bale
Hidden 20/May/09 Lead O/S
leigh 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ed
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Jonathan Emett 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Matt
trev_f 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alex M
Marti999 02/Apr/09 Lead RP
Emma-Louise Anderson 22/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Chris Bienemann, Andrew Craig, Riaz Shaik, Hannah Westwood
Alex More ??/2009 Lead β
jl 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Penny
Jeremy Wilton 26/May/08 Lead

Silly Kev said this would be a good warm up - he's done it and thought it would be OK - well - it was OK, but scary too!

with Magda Bichajou
krikoman 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sally Strawberry
MarkRyder 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
lee91 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Alex
Hidden 17/Apr/08 Lead O/S
rhino_bill 03/Feb/08 Lead β
vertigo 03/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Tom Heslam ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
Emma-Louise Anderson 02/Sep/07 Lead RP
with Phil Wragg, Chris Bailey
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
PhilWragg 28/Apr/07 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
trevor macalonan ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
steve taylor 28/Jun/06 Lead β
Richard Horn ?/May/06 Lead O/S
will_benfold ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Paul_southgate68 ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with chris williams/jon ratcliffe
Nigel Coe 06/Nov/93 Solo


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