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22m.

Rockfax Description
Superb flowstone formations on the fingery and technical upper wall. Climb the fist-sized, overhanging crack to a point where the enticing drape of flowstone on the right can be accessed. Climb slightly rightwards up the tricky flowstone whose difficulty gradually eases. © Rockfax

FA. Damian Cook 12/Sep/1992.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Red Spot Portland 2016, Portland sub 6b, Portland, Dylan’s ticklist, CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock, Portland Sendathon

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Daztheraz 18 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Good route, fun crack followed by flowstone, a bit run out especially if tou miss the last anchor
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βeta: Good route, fun crack followed by flowstone, a bit run out especially if tou miss the last anchor
catt 31 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: agreed, looks a bit bold, but the climbing is so good and positive, and i think it adds a lot to the challenge of the climb. i think about the same difficulty as reptile smile and if not for that this would be the 3 star classic of the area around this grade.
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βeta: agreed, looks a bit bold, but the climbing is so good and positive, and i think it adds a lot to the challenge of the climb. i think about the same difficulty as reptile smile and if not for that this would be the 3 star classic of the area around this grade.
Wilbur 30 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Looked run-out between bolts 2 and 3 but didn't feel it when climbing (maybe because the crack wasn't greasy!). Nice flowstone climbing high-up.
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βeta: Looked run-out between bolts 2 and 3 but didn't feel it when climbing (maybe because the crack wasn't greasy!). Nice flowstone climbing high-up.
nealh 29 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: for my money best 6a+ on Portland with so many variations I never get bored, needs its own belay though
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βeta: for my money best 6a+ on Portland with so many variations I never get bored, needs its own belay though

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Route of Interest

The Watchman

Grade: 6b ***
(Wallsend South)