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Rockfax Description
Another vertical challenge taking a gritstone-like sequence up the ramp. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Crocker 23/Apr/1989.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic Portland 7as (2* +), Jurassic 7a, Portland, Portland 7a/+, CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock

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Jus 5 Feb, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Hard to do those bouldery moves on the ramp when you're pumped stupid and the rock is damp, even with the big rest! The fingery shelly stuff just above is tricky but your feet are solid. It felt hard for 7a, but it was the end of the day - so 7a is probably right.
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βeta: Hard to do those bouldery moves on the ramp when you're pumped stupid and the rock is damp, even with the big rest! The fingery shelly stuff just above is tricky but your feet are solid. It felt hard for 7a, but it was the end of the day - so 7a is probably right.
Ben Thorne 2 Dec, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Agree with Goi. Found fingering through the shells above the rock-over incredibly hard. To the point at which I still haven't found the best sequence for me. I'm 5'8" by the way.
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βeta: Agree with Goi. Found fingering through the shells above the rock-over incredibly hard. To the point at which I still haven't found the best sequence for me. I'm 5'8" by the way.
Alan James - UKC and UKH 31 Oct, 2000 Show βeta
βeta: This route is a classic example of why you can't grade for the pure onsight. It is very easy to muck up and also easy to accidentally get right. If you get it right it really isn't that hard but while you are teetering on the little ramp you can muck it up and make it feel much harder. However it has to be graded for the climber getting it right on their onsight which the day I was there at least two people did and another two didn't.
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βeta: This route is a classic example of why you can't grade for the pure onsight. It is very easy to muck up and also easy to accidentally get right. If you get it right it really isn't that hard but while you are teetering on the little ramp you can muck it up and make it feel much harder. However it has to be graded for the climber getting it right on their onsight which the day I was there at least two people did and another two didn't.
tomrainbow 14 Sep, 2000 Show βeta
βeta: I might have mucked up the sequence, but this seemed very hard for 7a - it felt 7a to the crux and then got harder!
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βeta: I might have mucked up the sequence, but this seemed very hard for 7a - it felt 7a to the crux and then got harder!

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Route of Interest

To Wish the Impossible

Grade: 7a ***
(Blacknor South)