Rockfax Description
A serious and unusual climb. Start at the acute groove.
1) 5a, 17m. Climb the bold and insecure wedge then head up right to a tree belay.
2) 5a, 18m. Move up onto a rib on the left before traversing to below a groove/corner. Finish up it. © Rockfax

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Flavio 22 Sep, 2018 2nd
JendeHoxar 22 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S With pitch 1 of porcupine - linkup gets E1 5a in the borrowdale guide
with Flavio
With pitch 1 of porcupine - linkup gets E1 5a in the borrowdale guide
with Flavio
tmawer ??, 2017 Lead
Ted F 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Matt
with Matt
jack morris 94 ??, 2016 -
sparkass 2 May, 2015 Lead O/S Excellent chop route. Steady 5a but surely deserves an E grade? Terrible landing, terrible gear and insecure moves. I used some fun 'niche' gear in the bottom 'wedge': a brass offset, a pecker hook, a tricam, a sky hook and a bat hook - all terrible. Great route, top pitch equally good.
with steely
Excellent chop route. Steady 5a but surely deserves an E grade? Terrible landing, terrible gear and insecure moves. I used some fun 'niche' gear in the bottom 'wedge': a brass offset, a pecker hook, a tricam, a sky hook and a bat hook - all terrible. Great route, top pitch equally good.
with steely
steely 2 May, 2015 2nd O/S
scott gibson 16 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt linked the 2 pitches, not recommended. chimney really tricky but overall a good route.
with graeme read
linked the 2 pitches, not recommended. chimney really tricky but overall a good route.
with graeme read
tom.dodo 7 Apr, 2013 2nd dog Pretty hard start and a tricky game of balance for me, with a bit of rope pulling/resting but got through. Interesting crack at the start of 2nd belay and brilliant finish up the little pockets.
with Andy (Penrith)
Pretty hard start and a tricky game of balance for me, with a bit of rope pulling/resting but got through. Interesting crack at the start of 2nd belay and brilliant finish up the little pockets.
with Andy (Penrith)
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Colin177 8 Sep, 2012 TR RP
Bob Windsor 20 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Harry Salisbury
with Harry Salisbury
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
will9911 30 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S 1st pitch not too bad, slightly barn door moves. 2nd pitch horrendous thigh wide crack!
with ecw26
1st pitch not too bad, slightly barn door moves. 2nd pitch horrendous thigh wide crack!
with ecw26
Hidden 13 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
AndyT1151 27 May, 2011 2nd
SOUTHERN GRAY ??, 2011 -
djromberg ??, 2011 -
chris m fisher 25 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Graham
with Graham
J1PEF 27 Apr, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
scott gibson ??, 2010 -
cobes 20 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
MarkDavies36 ??, 2009 -
Hidden 2 Nov, 2008 AltLd rpt
petegunn 3 Oct, 2008 AltLd
with Davina & Matt
with Davina & Matt
red1200 ??, 2008 -
Harry Ellis ?Oct, 2007 2nd
with Trefor Hughes
with Trefor Hughes
Pete Graham ??, 2006 2nd
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
John Pickles 20 Jun, 2005 2nd
with 8848
with 8848
Hidden 20 Jun, 2005 Lead
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead
Ian1001 ??, 2000 -
Stone Muppet ??, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1999 AltLd
p.crooky#1 28 Apr, 1998 AltLd
with Crotty
with Crotty
Dave Westby ??, 1998 Lead
NickJH ??, 1996 -
Chris the Tall ?Jun, 1991 AltLd Led first pitch - got very scared
with Dave Gurney
Led first pitch - got very scared
with Dave Gurney
Hidden 16 Feb, 1989 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1989 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1987 Solo
Hammy 1 Jun, 1986 Lead
with Rob Lawson
with Rob Lawson
Seymore Butt ??, 1985 Lead
Will Webb ?Apr, 1984 -
uphillnow ?Jul, 1983 Lead rpt had seconded Ray Watkin in september 1967 on the route. Enjoyed leading it at the time and again in 1986, but pitch 1 would worry me now. A ground fall is possible and the landing bad. Small nut part way up groove and another possibility as you ease out.
had seconded Ray Watkin in september 1967 on the route. Enjoyed leading it at the time and again in 1986, but pitch 1 would worry me now. A ground fall is possible and the landing bad. Small nut part way up groove and another possibility as you ease out.
sadams 27 Aug, 1982 2nd
with Don
with Don
Martin Bennett 19 Oct, 1980 -
with Ron
with Ron
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden 19 May, 1979 Lead
Dave Musgrove 6 May, 1979 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
with Kim Greenald
Rob Davies ?Jul, 1978 Lead Not sure if this is right route, but it seems to fit. We did a scary HVS - not much gear, slaty rock and some dubious holds. Or maybe it was North Buttress that we did!
with Angus McLean
Not sure if this is right route, but it seems to fit. We did a scary HVS - not much gear, slaty rock and some dubious holds. Or maybe it was North Buttress that we did!
with Angus McLean
Hidden ??, 1978 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 1977 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 30 Oct, 1976 Lead
with Pete Leury
with Pete Leury
Hidden ??, 1976 Solo
Steve Clegg 28 Mar, 1975 -
with Chris H
with Chris H
Hidden ??, 1956 -
Hidden ??, 1955 Solo
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