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The flowstone passing a small overhang. © Rockfax

FA Historical, cleaned and equiped by Vic Middleton 2008

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

Felix Ottey 19/Feb Lead O/S
climbingrev 13/Feb TR rpt

Mmm ... solid 5, layback to second bolt never a 4!

with Gri Gri
Hidden 13/Feb Lead rpt
njones102 12/Feb Lead dnf
Ali Mortazavi 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Rita
Hidden 08/Oct/16 TR dog
Caveman_Dan 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Dolly
rich88 04/Sep/16 Lead dnf

tired from previous day

with Claire
Rokmunky 15/Aug/16 Lead
with Trannum
Marie357 04/Aug/16 TR O/S
with Megan
Megan.richardson1 04/Aug/16 TR
with Marie
martynangus 30/Jul/16 TR O/S
with Lewis Angus
hirving 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Woody
Sam Woodward 21/Jul/16 Lead
with HenDog
Ebebbers 17/Jul/16 Lead
Flickster 17/Jul/16 Lead
eddbeale 10/Jul/16 TR O/S
lbenn1 10/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Warm up.

hlburns ?/Jul/16 -
cragray 24/Jun/16 Lead
afterthesend 07/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead dog
pocketsarah 30/Apr/16 TR
with dom and rishi
Olly-tech 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Aidanrobinson1995 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with lilli
Adam Perrett 16/Apr/16 Lead
with Sarah Perrett
ms26g10 12/Apr/16 Lead O/S
crater 25/Mar/16 Lead
with nicky
Alex Wieczorek 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Richard Culwick
Sebastien Gastaud 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
dansimkin 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Peter Ballantine 07/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/15 2nd
cookie002 21/Aug/15 TR
hannesD 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with eugine
Paul Hicks 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Sarah Perret
Hidden 06/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead
Fatclimber 22/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Self Belayed
Hidden 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S
mocoso 30/May/15 Lead dnf

Left wondering where people put their feet - was it just a lack of trust in grip

Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
dansimkin 09/May/15 Lead O/S
BenG32 26/Apr/15 Lead dog
rhys mence 13/Apr/15 Lead O/S
sajrf123 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Derek, Andy
Theeni 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
AdenCox 01/Mar/15 TR
greenerd 01/Mar/15 TR
musgravet 01/Mar/15 TR
klo1981 21/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Chris Billington
tim.rose2 ??/2015 Lead
s1362083 06/Dec/14 Lead
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Steph
Kingsjester 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Lead
CraigPerl 29/Aug/14 Lead O/S
kieranbowen 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
el_monty 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S

there is a great sequence if you stick right of the bolts. A bit more challenging but really good!

with Rachel
Philoosh 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
TiffTiff 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hicks 03/Jul/14 Lead β
with Sarah Perret
HendrikTBB 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with John W, Rasa, Julian, Dan
the ant hill mob 13/Jun/14 TR O/S
firebuoy ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Will Davies
ajack 25/May/14 -
with guy127917, Andrew Bannister
dereke12000 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
cbonner 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 TR
SimonMarcYoung 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Aidanrobinson1995 18/Apr/14 -
with will
guy127917 ?/Apr/14 -
Kellison 30/Mar/14 TR
AndrewHeaton 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
aide454 08/Mar/14 Lead β
Charlotteking 20/Nov/13 TR dog
with Tom
dobby 200 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Lucy
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead
MoWalker3 22/Sep/13 TR
spacecadetjake ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Andrea, Jay
raymondlinklater 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ethan Linklater
mattc 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jackwd 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
meltdown34 12/Aug/13 Lead dog

had one fall, due to not reading the route correctly, seems you go up right of second clip to allowing clipping then traverse under clip and climb the flowstone to the left of the clip.

with Chris
ChrisPaines 12/Aug/13 Lead dnf
with Matt
ElBarto 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Seemed hard to me, I haven't gotten used to flowstone yet.

martin one 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Lucy
garethm 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead
davemcummings 28/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rob
Jenben 16/Jun/13 -
BenL 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cathymiller 18/May/13 Lead
trannumrahim 06/May/13 Lead
with Ewan Panter
ewanjp 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Marti999 22/Apr/13 Lead O/S

probally doing this in trainers not my best idea

with Debbie
debbie roberts 22/Apr/13 Lead
dale1968 03/Apr/13 2nd dog
with leon
SamStokes 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Lloyders 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Air
air 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Lloyd
Hidden 23/Mar/13 Lead O/S
JDG2428 ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
callans 18/Nov/12 TR dog

One to come back to and get clean.

katiep 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Callan
berry6717 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Hannah Berry
CurlyStevo ?/Sep/12 Lead

Done in trainers

with Rob
alooker ?/Sep/12 Lead
Matt_Hardy ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/12 2nd
ranga 25/Aug/12 Lead
LovelyMrTom 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Ejminee 14/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Alex Parker 22/Jul/12 2nd
Laura Parker 22/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
Giles Eperon 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with jena meinecke
edordead 12/Jun/12 Lead
pdhammond 26/May/12 Lead dog
Radical-G 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 20/May/12 Lead O/S
oodie72 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with James Lee
Martyn Trev 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
musgravet 14/Apr/12 TR
Westcorkman 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
chers 18/Mar/12 Lead
Cullio G 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Zoe
Ducks Rock 11/Mar/12 TR β
with The Stu
climbingrev 08/Jan/12 Solo rpt

Long time since first ascent - climbed as warm-up

Doug Wilkie ??/2012 -
reece.robinson 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
katiep 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Callan
Matt250 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead dog
j.hubbard 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
adambettiss 03/Jun/11 TR dog

One amazing flowstone "cave" / hold near the top which allows you to rock over and finish. Tricky for me but really enjoyable!

with Helen Alborough
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
TomBaker 24/Apr/11 Lead
MontyH 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Lee Lander
Hidden 23/Apr/11 TR
Ducks Rock 16/Apr/11 TR
dale1968 15/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Tom
Linc ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
tom parsons ??/2011 Lead O/S
with James Barry
mattshort 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Rich Price
DrJon 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
sarahlizzy 15/Oct/10 Lead dog

Part of this route has broken off - I could see the clean break. Would rate a little harder than 4+

with Syv
syv_k 15/Oct/10 TR dnf
dmaldonado 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
climbingrev 07/Sep/10 TR β

Again, have afew holds snapped off since grading?

KDhruev 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with rohan
Bex Atkinson 04/May/10 TR dog
with Philip Durrant
jack99 23/Aug/09 TR O/S

On lower offs from Surf, Sun and just having fun

AlastairB 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
nmwr 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with John, Nik
DerwentDiluted 15/Apr/09 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
cpoad 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Clare F
leemaybr05 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Beckie Bale
climbingrev 15/Feb/09 Lead rpt

Struggled on this for some reason - tried to go too far right I think, at bottom. Easy enough when you're into the feel of the slippy stuff. Unusual to get a knee-bar in at 4+!

jl 22/Nov/08 Lead rpt
nick hawkins ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with dave
climbingrev 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Nice, balancey, good undercuts. Worth a star maybe

Hidden 03/May/08 Lead β
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/08 -
Bob M 10/Apr/08 Lead
Norman_P_W 10/Apr/08 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden 05/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/08 -
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/08 Solo
jl 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Jon
Hidden 10/Feb/08 -
Hidden 26/Jan/08 -
tobydunford 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 26/Jan/08 Lead
Tom Beaumont 23/Jan/08 -

A topo of this area can be seen at

nicktr ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Alex More ??/2006 Lead O/S
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