Rockfax Description
Climb over a small overhang and make a couple of fingery moves. © Rockfax

FA Historical, cleaned and equiped by Tom Beaumont 2008

Ticklists: Portland.

powelli 06/Jan Lead dnf
col3 28/Oct/17 -

I barely did this - seemed like a lot of very fingery moves to get the decent sidepull. More like 6c!!

with Victoria and Ollie, Paul
Paul1 28/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Had to clipstick past the crux wtf

derryclimbs 21/Sep/17 Lead rpt
derryclimbs 14/Sep/17 -
ben1234 14/Sep/17 TR dog
with Derek
Hidden 23/Aug/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Aug/17 Lead dnf
lewiswilson 19/Apr/17 TR dog
BenG32 02/Apr/17 TR dog
with Rob
Hidden 19/Feb/17 Lead RP
Roland stopps 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S
lokidog 18/Jun/16 -
Trent T 14/Jun/16 Lead O/S
tommccluskey 15/Nov/15 Lead RP

Failed a couple of years ago but still felt pretty hard today!

with Jess
Angus Taylor 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
nicholsonharry 23/Oct/15 TR RP
dansimkin 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead dnf
Trippinjester 30/Jul/15 TR RP
with shaun, johnl, Adam Perrett, Jennie Fowler
max_dickens 22/Jul/15 Lead O/S

quite a hard move but graded about right given theres only 1 tricky part

Tru 28/Jun/15 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Jun/15 TR O/S
David Staples 25/Jun/15 TR dog
WilliamD 25/May/15 Lead dnf

Couldn't make it past the first bolt...

with Alex Haddon
tsyrett 24/May/15 Lead RP

couldn't find any good holds after the good pockets over the overhang. Ended up making a big move straight to the high side pull.

Martin Brierley 16/May/15 Lead dnf

6a+ my arse! I lost a lot of skin and nearly had it before I lost my footing and came within a cm of a ground fall. One big move off high feet and poor holds or a couple of poor moves on fingery holds with high feet. I might have to go back and have another look one day.

BenG32 26/Apr/15 Lead dnf
rhys mence 13/Apr/15 Lead O/S
WSHart 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
kathrynr.bell 04/Apr/15 Lead dnf
musgravet 01/Mar/15 TR
greenerd 01/Mar/15 TR
AdenCox 01/Mar/15 TR
mdjb 20/Sep/14 -
kieranbowen 16/Aug/14 TR dnf
with Ruth
Hidden 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
meltdown34 29/Mar/14 Lead RP

One rest just before the critical move to the second clip

meltdown34 29/Mar/14 TR β

Cleaning route

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dave138 ?/Aug/13 TR
saalty 23/Jul/13 2nd RP
martin one 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Lucy
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Albachoss 06/Jun/13 Lead dnf

The first spanking of the day

with Jack and Will
betathief 24/May/13 Lead dnf
SamStokes 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Doug91 31/Mar/13 Lead dog

So much fun. Lots of teabagging. Set up toprope.

with Matt
meltdown34 30/Mar/13 TR dog
with Doug
Hidden 30/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Jonathan Emett 20/May/12 Lead RP

2nd go. didn't bridge enough the first time.

Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
musgravet 14/Apr/12 TR
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
GrahamGiles 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

short yet satisfying, climb over the lip, feet high and go for the high gaston, scares you witless if not pre clipped!

Qisheng Xie 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Gary Duke, Sue Su, Graham Giles
Gary K Duke 31/Mar/12 Lead

1st 6a+

with Su Chang, Qisheng Xei, Graham Giles
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead RP
kermit_uk 25/Mar/12 Lead RP
with Ian
John Bish ?/Mar/12 Lead
philhaigh 14/Aug/11 Lead RP
Ducks Rock 16/Apr/11 TR
Linc ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
David Staples ??/2011 AltLd RP
KDhruev 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Alex More ??/2010 Lead O/S
climbingrev 19/Feb/09 Lead dog

Worked this - made all the moves, ground up, but not all together! Will come back. 1 move much harder than 6a+ now that jug pulled off, but this is the only difficulty. Top out lethal (wet, loose, shale)but bolts and final flake mean that it doesn't matter that you can't stand on anything without pushing it down onto your belayer!

gfoster 17/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead RP
Ben Tyrrell 06/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/08 -
Hidden 05/Apr/08 -
Hidden 31/Mar/08 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/08 TR
Tom Beaumont 05/Mar/08 -

A topo of this area can be seen at

Hidden ??/2008 TR dog
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
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