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The four main sections, North, Central, South and Far South have a continuous under cliff path lining them all. But it is better to access each section from either end. After the 2014 landslide destroyed the southern approach, Far South and south are best accessed from the wall quarry a top South section. Sections of the Path can be quick tricky, especially in the wet and the paths to the beach blocks tend to move around over time. Take a moment to look where you are heading to before heading straight to your chosen climbing area.

The classic Pregnant Pause a contender for Portlands longest route, is a full 30m and take a least 16 Draws. A full 60m rope will make it be always tie a knot in the end just in case!   

 

15m.

Rockfax Description
Similar to Sacred Angel, but slightly better and tougher. © Rockfax

FA. H.Venables 08/Jul/1989.

Ticklists

Classic Portland 7as (2* +) , Portland , Portland 7a/+ , CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock , Portland scheming

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SiobhanStraver 19 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Thick flake above the ledge is loose. Chalk X on it. Seems like an important foothold?
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βeta: Thick flake above the ledge is loose. Chalk X on it. Seems like an important foothold?
Adam Lincoln 29 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Sacred angel, IMO is far far better.
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βeta: Sacred angel, IMO is far far better.
tomrainbow 22 Apr, 2001 Show βeta
βeta: Definitely a two star route, sustained and harder than Sacred Angel.
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βeta: Definitely a two star route, sustained and harder than Sacred Angel.

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Grade: 7a ***
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