Rockfax Description
Nice climbing to the right of the shattered groove. © Rockfax

Steve Taylor 11/Apr/2008

Ticklists: Portland for the beginner (lead climbs), Portland.

Fatclimber 20/Nov/16 Lead
with Self Belayed
Tomoo90 19/Oct/16 TR
Cheet 02/Oct/16 Lead

Mary's first outdoor climb! Bit difficult than it looks.

with Mary
Mouse5 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/16 Lead
nathan2day 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S

jobangles 27/Aug/16 TR O/S
with James, Rupert, Asher
Wallman 27/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Johannes, Asher, James
Marie357 03/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Megan
Megan.richardson1 03/Aug/16 2nd
with Marie
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
lukimotaka 30/Jul/16 Lead
with Josh
Hidden 11/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Oujmik 04/Jul/16 Lead

Better than some of the climbs further left but still polished, slippy and massively under-graded especially for the short.

with Jyoti
Niall_li 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
pfweller 19/Jun/16 Lead dog

Wet & rainy

superjambo 16/Jun/16 Lead O/S
sajrf123 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ian
dereke12000 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Not a bad climb at all, surprisingly unpolished. First outdoor lead for 7 months.

with Rich
Wallman 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Asher, Luke
Craizen 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Sezen lead - First lead in Portland Craig - seconded

Sol of Swindon 08/May/16 2nd
with Claudio
Hidden 05/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/16 Lead O/S
Anouk Spelt 02/May/16 -
Soph Armshaw 02/May/16 Lead
Michael Hellyer 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Talia Drew 29/Apr/16 TR β
mjeffery 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Séjeffery 05/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Dad
RyanH 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S
PEccleston 19/Mar/16 Lead
with Archie.W
adawson 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/16 TR
DavidWilby 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Anna
tommylongfellow 16/Mar/16 Lead
Adrian Daniels 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Steve Webster
Hidden 18/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Kevin Wood 02/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Alex Gower-Jackson
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Lead
lewiz 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Artur Malczuk
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 21/Sep/15 Lead
with Steve Webster
TomWeeks 29/Aug/15 Lead

Exciting route

with Andy D
joe.wahab 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S


TomWeeks 17/Aug/15 Lead dog
pagey 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

"Ooo look a 3! Let's go there." This route had lovely flowers growing almost all the way up.

emmahanlon 15/Aug/15 2nd
with pagey
eddbeale 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Cristal Escalade 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
alexcummings95 17/Jul/15 TR O/S
Jordangask 17/Jul/15 Lead
steven703 11/Jul/15 Lead
laura.caley 11/Jul/15 TR
gotthebug 20/Jun/15 Lead
with Andrew Eveling
JennieSkeoch 17/Jun/15 Lead
with Cat
lkfitzgerald 14/Jun/15 -
Rickrick 13/Jun/15 -
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
rockafunked ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Started on the left to avoid the mantle shelf move.

s.scott ?/Jun/15 Lead
zacloftus 16/May/15 Lead O/S
Shaky Dog 09/May/15 Lead
with Mike
Paul Hicks 09/May/15 TR O/S
with Sarah Perret
Hidden 09/May/15 Lead
martin one 03/May/15 Lead O/S
with HMA
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead
acer2012 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
AshleyLong 06/Apr/15 Lead
OliWoolland ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Steph
Hidden ?/Mar/15 -
Hidden 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Marcus 08/Feb/15 AltLd
tim.rose2 ??/2015 Lead
joe.wahab 31/Dec/14 Lead dog
Paulio 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nice climb with a tricky mid section requiring trust in some quite slippery foot holds and good upper body strength. Very satisfying to have completed.

Hidden 18/Sep/14 TR
phil456 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Marktrin 12/Sep/14 TR
with Phil
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
AndrewHeaton 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Amber, Alice, Daniel
daniel heaton 30/Aug/14 2nd
with Dad
CraigPerl 29/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Richardlake 24/Aug/14 Lead β
will_lake 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Simon Gompertz 16/Aug/14 -
James Charatan 16/Aug/14 -
Hidden 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jenni Lees 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jack McMullin, Paul Hyland
Jimmy Xie 31/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Qisheng Xie, Graham Giles
welshnicci 28/Jul/14 Lead
Jon Thorne 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rory Bascombe 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Dad
JennieSkeoch 16/Jun/14 Lead
Nathan Chrismas 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Becky
Charlie Low 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Sophie Whittingham, Harry Holkham
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Gemma_Penny 26/May/14 Lead β
davidbird63 17/May/14 Lead

Second sport lead. Found harder than first even though easier grade! Oh well!

Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
londonoring 07/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Philoosh 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
AdamH 13/Apr/14 Lead
gavin.smith 13/Apr/14 -
jimecallaw 12/Apr/14 TR O/S
with Claudia, Adam, David
EmilyElouise 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Kellison 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Kellison 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Fjsinclair 29/Mar/14 Lead

Nice first climb - too easy

tomaca12 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
tomaca12 29/Mar/14 TR O/S
runwildjohn 26/Mar/14 Lead
Alice_Horton 26/Mar/14 2nd
Fabian001 21/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Freshers
UBMC 08/Mar/14 2nd
UBMC 08/Mar/14 2nd
UBMC 08/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Mar/14 TR O/S
Patrick Clissold 22/Feb/14 Lead
with Eleri Clissold
kieranbowen 18/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Ruth Sankey 18/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Chris dyer 19/Jan/14 2nd O/S
with Jamie Oliver, Oli Foxlow
VFR Tom ??/2014 Lead O/S

Early April 2014 climbed, struggled around half way up before just pushing through.

Hidden 08/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Steve Woollard 08/Dec/13 Lead
jaffshols 16/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Last climb of the day but first lead. Need to avoid stopping mid pitch to maintain flow. An enjoyable first lead.

jaffshols 10/Nov/13 2nd rpt

An easy climb to the right of the Groove. Requires a couple of dynamic moves- good warm-up run in the sun. First climb with Sam.

firebuoy 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Jen, Alex
Wayne.Gaudin 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Janice
PilarMartinez 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with The Ghost
Rhi Rhi 27/Aug/13 Lead
berry6717 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Hannah Berry
col3 20/Aug/13 Lead

I took the lead first again, this time completing the climb! Much nicer than the 2. Bit of a run-out which was terrifying but I made it and was proud of myself.

with Erin, Victoria and Alice
emmafizzle 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
TiffTiff 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Lizi
Patrick Clissold 03/Aug/13 -
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
AndySL 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Deano
Nick Ashwood 21/Jul/13 2nd
Adam Perrett 18/Jul/13 Lead
with Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
Hidden 15/Jul/13 TR O/S
enrogue 29/Jun/13 Lead
with Mark Delaney
Jenben 29/Jun/13 -
trannumrahim 16/Jun/13 Lead
with Ewan Panter
Alex_RhodesUK 27/May/13 Lead O/S

1st sport route I've lead

with Russell Cobban
johnl 13/May/13 Lead
with Tom, Mark
Shaky Dog 09/May/13 Lead
with Mike
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
the ant hill mob 01/May/13 Lead O/S
ColinVern 01/May/13 Lead O/S
professorcobra 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Christina, Anna, Sabine Wilkins
dobby 200 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/13 Lead β
Marcus 04/Feb/13 Lead
will ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead
solenostomus 10/Nov/12 Lead
with Ashleigh R
laura wilson 22/Sep/12 Lead
matthewpwilson 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Laura
the_liquorice_man 30/Aug/12 Lead β
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
amorousbadger 30/Aug/12 Lead dnf

got to 3rd bolt, couldn't get past the crux

amorousbadger 30/Aug/12 TR dog
paul reah 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Lewis201 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
will5001 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 -
Hidden 16/Jun/12 Lead
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
el_monty 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Steph Roberts 13/Jun/12 TR O/S
rachchanter 03/Jun/12 Lead dog
chubbyclimber 19/May/12 Lead
with Roy
christianwyle 12/May/12 Lead dog

Climbed with Malcolm Wyle

chri55ie 06/May/12 Lead
mike_hough_uk 06/May/12 Lead O/S
georgenvk 26/Apr/12 Lead O/S
marcthebeat 16/Apr/12 Lead β
with Amy Blackwell, Simon Goodman, Candice Gallab
candicegallab 15/Apr/12 Lead β
with Simon goodman, Marc Biles, Amy blackwell
amyblackwell 15/Apr/12 Lead
Gem Minihan 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Dannyatb 01/Apr/12 TR β
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
klo1981 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
tommytom ??/2012 -
John Brayshaw 22/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 22/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with John
catty_9 20/Nov/11 Lead


with Emily Logie
johnl 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett, Andy Dunford
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Martyn Trev 06/Nov/11 TR O/S
Tamsin12 06/Nov/11 TR O/S
with Martyn
Hidden ?/Nov/11 TR O/S
laura wilson 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
matthewpwilson 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Laura
edordead 10/Sep/11 Lead
Gary K Duke ?/Sep/11 Lead
with Graham Giles
thepeganator 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Lead RP
gibsond 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/11 -
cathymiller 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
The Norris 08/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Banged out loads of easy routes here, cant remember which ones were which! Not as polished as i was expecting.

with Gem
Hidden 08/Jul/11 2nd
airwalk123 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
m.alexander 25/Jun/11 -
edordead 18/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 21/May/11 Lead
with John Andrews, Richard Vaughan, Sarah Pentelow
Richard Horn 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Indy Nile 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
andrewgarratt 23/Apr/11 TR
with Jonny M
hotfeet 22/Apr/11 -
JenDurden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Max
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd
Josh_West 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt
hels86 10/Apr/11 TR
with Tom
tex.ryan 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with jib jib
Hidden 02/Apr/11 TR rpt
el_Claudio 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Sleeping Cat 20/Mar/11 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
mox 29/Jan/11 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead
jamjambarwick ??/2011 Lead
David Staples ??/2011 Lead O/S
MarkyMark_7 ??/2011 Lead β
Rokmunky 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Matt
mattshort 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Tony Adshead 24/Oct/10 TR O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Steve Woollard 05/Oct/10 Lead
Madd2731 20/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Qi Xie
Fatclimber 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Kelwyn
Shaky Dog 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Sport codeine day!

with Steve
diabolous616 12/Sep/10 TR O/S
with reece hadley and emma williams
trevor macalonan 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Graham Burton
JamesRich 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead RP
najki_2000 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

did not know the grade but looked easy enough

with Chris Rose
Wildman 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Mr Tumness 14/Aug/10 Lead β
pffft 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nice and easy, lovely positive holds

Andrew Bangs 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nice route. Seemed harder than F3 but not much.

with Ben Morgan
PerrinT 08/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead
hels86 31/Jul/10 2nd
with Tom
erbridger 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Easy climb with postive hand holds. Good warm up and easy in bad weather. Starting to get polished.

with Luke Gobal, Tom Court, Tom Buller
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 TR β
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
Bisteris 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
pwilkie 07/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Michael Aylen 23/May/10 Lead
pdhammond ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Michael Aylen 23/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
cbonner 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Stuart
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Stippa65 ?/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
risby 14/Feb/10 2nd dog
zach.stone 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/10 TR
RandomHero 24/Jan/10 Lead
DreadyCraig 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with James Saunders, Mike Hicks
nick jeans ??/2010 Lead
with tony adshead
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S
gronbech 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with H, R & E
drewclimber 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with paul, gordon
drewclimber 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with paul, gordon
matthomas79 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Kingsjester 16/Aug/09 Lead β

Nice climb, fairly straightforward.

with Nicola Thomas
Takacs 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb but with unsteady rock as I was able to accidentally pull one from the wall

with Alex Dexter
robandian ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead
cham749 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jo Lynch
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Lead
PerrinT ?/Jun/09 Lead
with Ben McDonnald
rrrock! 30/May/09 Lead O/S
julian allen 05/May/09 Lead O/S
andycash 03/May/09 Lead O/S

very easy route with positive handholds and good movements.

with paul brackston
popebenedictus 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Ben H
jimjimmyjimjim 26/Apr/09 Lead β
DerwentDiluted 13/Apr/09 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead β
matt green(uni) ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Nexonen 28/Mar/09 TR O/S
with RL
Rob Laird 28/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
cayteye 15/Mar/09 Lead
with Paul Highams
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
jifwally 22/Feb/09 -
thompson1000 ??/2009 -
candicegallab ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 TR
Stick 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S

not sure if this was the exact climb, felt like F3 easy bimble :)

with Fat Al
griff90 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
climbingrev 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Gorgeous bit of bridging in a pod. Would give this a star

wonderwoman 16/Jul/08 2nd
with climbingrev
Hidden 27/May/08 Lead O/S
vertigo 11/May/08 Lead O/S
Marti999 10/May/08 Solo O/S
leemaybr05 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Carlos
steve taylor 11/Apr/08 Solo β
Alex More ??/2008 Lead
dannyboy83 ??/2007 Lead O/S
hutchay ??/2007 Lead O/S
Phil PBC ??/2006 -
Wayne S ??/2005 -
paul birch ??/2004 -
aged_ape ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Ian G
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