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22m.

Rockfax Description
A great outing with an easy start and an intricate finish up the striking, angular arete in the centre of this area. Move right around the top roof. Atmospheric and exposed positions. © Rockfax

FA. Gorden Jenkin, Mike Robertson 22/Jun/1997.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Orange Spot Portland, Kit Perry's 2013 Mission Statement, ULMC Classics, UK "Orange Spot Sport" - The Best of The Rest?, Portland sub 6b, Portland, CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock

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Al Evans 2 Jan, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I think its been rightly upgraded and so did Gerry, but we are both bit on the short side.
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βeta: I think its been rightly upgraded and so did Gerry, but we are both bit on the short side.
Fidget 18 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I went back... and flashed it, yippee! Much easier when you already know most of the moves. Richard - I'm not a dwarf (5'7") and can only just reach the ledge by using the sidepull on the left, the tricky bit is having enough strength to haul up a bit and traverse across to the bolt on minimal feet!
 
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βeta: I went back... and flashed it, yippee! Much easier when you already know most of the moves. Richard - I'm not a dwarf (5'7") and can only just reach the ledge by using the sidepull on the left, the tricky bit is having enough strength to haul up a bit and traverse across to the bolt on minimal feet!
Wilbur 5 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: i think it's exactly on the cusp of 5+ and 6A ;o). It should get 6A though just for the exciting rock-over on the spike!! Don't forget there's lots of delicate balancy moves upto the break and even when i reached it i had to semi-pop to the spike!
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βeta: i think it's exactly on the cusp of 5+ and 6A ;o). It should get 6A though just for the exciting rock-over on the spike!! Don't forget there's lots of delicate balancy moves upto the break and even when i reached it i had to semi-pop to the spike!
Richard Horn 5 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Think this should have stayed at 5+ myself as you would have to be a bit of a dwarf not to reach the jug in the break from a good foothold.
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βeta: Think this should have stayed at 5+ myself as you would have to be a bit of a dwarf not to reach the jug in the break from a good foothold.
Wilbur 5 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Agree with your comments about grade - it actually says 6A now on the online database though.. the penultimate bolt, on the other hand, is easy to clip from the ledge although the move to the ledge isn't easy...
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βeta: Agree with your comments about grade - it actually says 6A now on the online database though.. the penultimate bolt, on the other hand, is easy to clip from the ledge although the move to the ledge isn't easy...
Fidget 21 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Really enjoyed this, and am quite chuffed that gets 6a. I didn't quite make it, had to use the side pull to get to the ledge even though I'm not that short, but couldn't find my feet to traverse to the bolt, and dropped off twice before giving up! Will definately be back...
 
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βeta: Really enjoyed this, and am quite chuffed that gets 6a. I didn't quite make it, had to use the side pull to get to the ledge even though I'm not that short, but couldn't find my feet to traverse to the bolt, and dropped off twice before giving up! Will definately be back...
Wilbur 3 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic. One of the best routes i've done on Portland. tough for 5+ - delicate footwork required at the top as well as a lot of commitment!
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βeta: Fantastic. One of the best routes i've done on Portland. tough for 5+ - delicate footwork required at the top as well as a lot of commitment!
Alex More 18 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Great route, easy start gives way to an intricate finish on the arete, graded right at 5+ though, always holds when you need them, atmospheric positions!!!
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βeta: Great route, easy start gives way to an intricate finish on the arete, graded right at 5+ though, always holds when you need them, atmospheric positions!!!
Jim Houghton 23 Jul, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Very hard in the grade, felt harder than many 6a+'s
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βeta: Very hard in the grade, felt harder than many 6a+'s

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Grade: 6a ***
(Coastguard South)