Rockfax Description
Climb up the right side of the arete, between Little Chef and The Sod. Do not start as for The Sod but start on the arete to the left. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
take the line up the right side of the arete, between Little Chef and The Sod.

The new Climber Club guide gives the wrong line. Do Not start as for The Sod it starts on the arete to the left.

Steve Muncaster 02/Feb/2007

Ticklists: Portland.

mark4344 06/Dec/17 Lead dog
with Graham westbrook
Graham Westbrook 06/Dec/17 Lead O/S
Henry.Todman 05/Nov/17 Lead rpt
Pjdruce 05/Nov/17 Lead G/U

Cool route, massive ledge for a rest halfway up. Ended up getting pumped out on my first go and falling off at the bottom and the top, also dynoed to the ledge. Second go was okay though did it much smoother and clean :)

will_of_fortune 15/Oct/17 Lead RP
SachitD 14/Oct/17 Lead G/U
will_of_fortune 08/Oct/17 TR RP
Bones [:B 17/Sep/17 TR RP
guy127917 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Jen
Hidden 26/Aug/17 Lead RP
dohart 17/Aug/17 Lead dog

Too tired and too hot

with SallyM
nickhamb 12/Aug/17 Lead dog

Polished essential foot holds. I'm convinced I would have on sighted that otherwise. Again could be an awesome route if not polished

Charlie Zephyr Booth 03/Jul/17 Lead
with lisa wharton
Hidden 19/Jun/17 Lead RP
Andre Clarke 18/Jun/17 Lead dog

Not rests but 1 fall after made the mantle i.e lost balance. Get there next time

with Julian Taylor
Hidden 11/Jun/17 TR dog
Hidden 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
8163jb 05/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Andre Clarke 21/May/17 Lead dnf

Reach mantle but not flexible enough to match with legs. Good climb

with Tommy Harris
Jpinnegor 21/May/17 Lead
with Lee
Hidden 14/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/17 2nd dog
Allan Watson 23/Apr/17 Lead
with Arthur Pelen
Julian Prieto 09/Apr/17 Lead G/U
MarcinK 09/Apr/17 Lead RP
with Andrzej, Monika, Piotr Slezak
Hidden 18/Feb/17 Lead RP
oli87 13/Feb/17 Lead RP
charliethorneycroft 04/Feb/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/17 Lead dog
Daniel Wicks 03/Jan/17 -
with jonny
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
brian watson 11/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with anne marie sheppard, Scott Titt
Hidden 11/Dec/16 -
AlistairBerridge 30/Oct/16 Lead G/U

Nice, first 6b. Came off at first bolt on first go, but got straight back on it ground up and finished it. Cool moves

chrismadar 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Jamdahll ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
UppityClimber 25/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Claire Drury
T-Vo 22/Jul/16 Lead dog
with RichG
bryan61 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with katie P
superjambo 16/Jun/16 TR
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead RP
marclloyd77 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Thinker01 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
ChristyCole 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Mike Hood 13/Apr/16 Lead
DanielleMarie 10/Apr/16 TR O/S
roryferris 30/Mar/16 Lead RP
with emily
Dan_F 19/Mar/16 Lead G/U
with Tscoobydoo, Lou
Tommy Harris 19/Mar/16 Lead β

Good climbing..

Michael Aylen 14/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Martin Bagshaw 05/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Mullet, Jadey Lewis
Hidden 06/Feb/16 Lead O/S
mattcoleman 06/Feb/16 2nd
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
elfka 04/Oct/15 Lead RP
with Camille King, Hugo Gibson
robfir 19/Jul/15 Lead
charley 08/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Really nice route with good moves...

with Kev
Tithe Technique 08/Jul/15 2nd dog
simonsnake77 22/Jun/15 Lead β

Awesome climb, really positive crimps with a tricky mantle shelf. Pleased to get my second outdoor 6b!

evans859 19/Jun/15 Lead dog
JennieSkeoch 17/Jun/15 2nd
with James
Hidden 14/Jun/15 TR dog
kirtus86 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Kerm ?/Jun/15 Lead
Sam4242 16/May/15 Lead O/S
Sam4242 10/May/15 Lead O/S
Owen Diba 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
adam.wood 21/Mar/15 Lead RP
with UBMC
John1458 21/Mar/15 Lead β
Sam Hunt 21/Mar/15 Lead
with UBMC
UBMC 21/Mar/15 2nd
Alex Wieczorek 21/Mar/15 TR β

No issues with the advice, should have been a lead!

with UBMC
Marcus 14/Mar/15 AltLd
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
megamonkeyman 02/Feb/15 Lead dog

Nice start, will be back to do it clean.

with gabor
CristinaB 31/Jan/15 TR

Come back to lead

bonoid 19/Dec/14 TR dog
mikespooner 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S
RKirke 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Phil
Phil1587 ?/Aug/14 -
Phil1587 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
nuggetcp 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead RP
Joe W-O 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Douglas ?/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Martin Smith
max_dickens 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Lazytraveller 04/May/14 Lead
Penfold Merton 12/Apr/14 Lead dog
Henry.Todman 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Semtex 16/Mar/14 Lead dnf
with Matt
bonelessivar 13/Mar/14 Lead RP
wurzelinzummerset 13/Mar/14 TR dog
with Ric
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
HazelMacLean 09/Mar/14 2nd dog

One fall, should have got beta first!

with UBMC
Dan Geh 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Freshers
Coops_13 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead dog
bede.west 08/Mar/14 Lead RP

good route easy to fall off.. so I did but not this time.

adamraymondwhite ?/Mar/14 2nd
with henry jefferys, jonny
maybe_si 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
3 Names 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S
alexjz 16/Nov/13 Lead dog

Warm up

alexjz 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Good route

zcsharp 12/Sep/13 Lead dog
with James Barry, Aidan Barry
LauraTejada ?/Sep/13 AltLd
dom94 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead rpt
DaveMo 29/Jun/13 TR dog
with Simon Woodcock
benscarter 23/Jun/13 2nd
jwpil 23/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Ben
robbo99 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt

slappy arete

Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
lewiz 12/May/13 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead dog
gibsond 16/Feb/13 Lead dog

Took a while to workout the moves, but then too tired to link it.

with Steve Newman
riff156 13/Jan/13 Lead dog
with Alex Falconer
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
RadekNowak ??/2013 Lead β
mattc 10/Dec/12 Lead RP
with Si
RichardN 18/Nov/12 TR dog
Jobbo 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Alex Whitmore 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Paulshipman 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
with Ayumi Gallagher
nataliehaigh 12/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Shamina Kapadia, Phil Haigh
Hidden 17/Aug/12 Lead dog
Julesthe1st 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Guy
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead RP
nataliehaigh 15/May/12 Lead RP

First 6b lead outside. I managed to do the route clean on top rope after a couple of attempts so decided to see if I could lead it.

philhaigh 15/May/12 Lead rpt
S.Kew 10/May/12 Lead RP
Alex N-R 05/May/12 Lead β
nataliehaigh 02/May/12 TR dog
with Murray Freestone, Phil Haigh
philhaigh 02/May/12 Lead O/S
with Murray Freestone, Natalie Haigh
Alex More 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Richie B
kermit_uk 24/Mar/12 Lead β
with Ian
Fraser hill-casey 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Brian H 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead dog
olllie26 08/Jan/12 Lead dog
Adam Perrett ??/2012 Lead RP
with Andy Dunford, Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
johnl 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett, Andy Dunford
olllie26 16/Oct/11 TR
with Anna
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead dog
mattc 10/Oct/11 Lead dog

1 rest

dan gibson 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
mattc 05/Oct/11 Lead dog
shoulders 25/Sep/11 Lead
Gazleah 08/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with joey gilham
tim.fairhall 19/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Hui
Hidden 11/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Jonathan Emett 05/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with rupe
Mr Tumness 03/Aug/11 Lead dog
Jonathan Emett 31/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with daniel
Michael Aylen 31/Jul/11 Lead RP

nice climb good set of moves

with benwhit
Jonathan Emett 18/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with bongo
Hidden 18/Jun/11 TR
TRFrost 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with A. Singleton
Daniel Wicks 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
gnat 01/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Steve Piling
benscarter 28/May/11 2nd
Jonathan Emett 28/May/11 Lead rpt
with ben
Vee 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 16/Apr/11 Lead
31770 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Dave89 15/Apr/11 Lead dog

Took one fall went up to what I thought was a hold and wasn't

with Laura
KDhruev 05/Apr/11 Lead RP
Kyle F 05/Apr/11 Lead
with Keiha D
JIMJIM 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Quarryboy 27/Mar/11 Lead β

This route is so fun! technical balancey climbing up the arête with side pulls. Then a big deadpoint to a flat hold and mantelshelf.

with UCR youth squad
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead RP
Nathan Adshead 12/Feb/11 TR dog
Hidden 12/Feb/11 TR
mrtall 12/Feb/11 TR β

Simply beautiful!

Tony Adshead 12/Feb/11 TR β
Hidden 30/Jan/11 2nd dnf
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 24/Jan/11 Lead O/S
robajob 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 20/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Shamina, Col Dawg
mattshort 20/Nov/10 TR
with Rich Price
Tom87 20/Nov/10 TR O/S

went for a play after failing mindmeld and friends having a rope on it anyway.

nick jeans 24/Oct/10 Lead

love it !

s.tietz 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf

This is a new-ish bolted route and I accidentally took it for (Little Chef 5+). :P

George Nichols 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Attempted by accident - wrong route. Fingery side-pulls, got stuck going for second bolt.

Jonathan Emett 05/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Steve Woollard 05/Oct/10 2nd
jacobjacob 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Ed morris 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Bit of a shocker seeing as we thought it was a 5+

with ronan
Chris Plewa ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Tj murray 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/10 TR O/S
Luke Dawson 30/May/10 Lead O/S
fildac 29/May/10 Lead β
with Oli
benwhit ?/May/10 Lead
Michael Aylen ?/May/10 TR
Emma-Louise Anderson 22/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead RP
Ed Babs 27/Feb/10 Lead RP
with Trevor
El3ctroFuzz 30/Jan/10 Lead rpt
with Elaine Budden
lanky_bastard 23/Jan/10 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S
AlistairB 23/Jan/10 Lead RP
with Lizzie Wilkins
olliedenton ?/Jan/10 Lead
olliedenton ?/Jan/10 Lead
nick jeans ??/2010 Lead
with tony adshead
Hidden 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Luke d 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Oddjob 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
J5Kay 23/Oct/09 TR
Hidden 23/Oct/09 TR rpt
Lil_Pete 21/Sep/09 Lead dog

Some confusion with the Topo lead to me stubbornly working this one. Quite good fun once I'd realised it wasn't the easy grade I'd first expected and my difficulties were justified!

matt_claydon 21/Sep/09 Lead dog
jelaby 23/Aug/09 Lead dog

Had to choose between trying for a clean lead for this or Levitation by Proxy. Glad I chose the latter. This one's fun, though.

trevor macalonan 14/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Tim
Hidden 14/Aug/09 2nd
John Henry Wynn 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S

such a gd route, with a nice bouldery section.

with Will Murray, Ben Kettle
Will_Murray ?/Jul/09 -
clgladiator 28/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ducky
nacnud 26/Apr/09 Lead
Rokmunky 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Duncan
davewing 11/Apr/09 TR
clipskipper 11/Apr/09 Lead β

Tricky little right foot to make it in style.

with Dave Wing
El3ctroFuzz 31/Mar/09 Lead

Took a fall low down, slippy hands :/ lowered off did it straight away.

with Adam West
Sandrine 15/Mar/09 TR
with Ivan
FrostyWebb 19/Feb/09 Lead rpt

nice use of a heel hook half way up

with Rich D
tbs105 24/Jan/09 TR dog
with Tracy
TiffTiff 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Tracey, Tom
La benya ??/2009 Lead O/S
hutchay ??/2009 Lead O/S
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
ico ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Tom Heslam ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
Hidden ??/2009 -
scorpia97 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S

really nice route.. F6b+? in current guide

with Paul
feilx 21/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Heather
trev_f 20/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Rob
MarkRyder 11/Nov/08 Lead RP
with Rich
FrostyWebb 17/Oct/08 Lead rpt

nice arete climb!

with Bogdan
FrostyWebb 13/Oct/08 Lead O/S

very nice climb, crux is inbetween 2nd and 3rd bolt proving very technical crimpy work!

with Josh King
rhino_bill 03/Oct/08 Lead β
vertigo 03/Oct/08 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 27/Sep/08 Lead dnf
with Richy
Aston mountaineers ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/08 TR O/S
nevostevo 22/Jun/08 Lead RP
with andy
Hidden 27/May/08 Lead O/S
lukea ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with dan
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead RP
Reeges ?/Jan/08 Lead RP

Took a bit of figuring out. Good extended boulder problem.

sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead O/S
with oli, chris
Rob Kennard ??/2008 -
with Jon Howell
Hawkscry ??/2008 -
dewrats ??/2008 -
Jonathan Emett 04/Nov/07 TR dog
with Peter Weston
Richard Horn 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Worth doing - certainly better than either of the two routes from which it derives its name, maybe just edges a star but two?

maddogmac 21/May/07 Lead dog

great climb but it has a tricky bit at the mid section of the climb

Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
MontyH 03/Mar/07 Lead dog

hard to get comfy for clipping

with pete frost
Marti999 04/Feb/07 Lead
with Mick Cooke
Hidden 02/Feb/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ??/2007 Lead O/S
Lloyders ??/2006 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 18/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with Trevor
AlexD 05/Jan/00 Lead
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
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