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Rockfax Description
A very popular line. Low in the grade, but don't underestimate the finish, which has a hard move. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Church 2002.

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ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland sub 6b, Portland, Portland road to 7a, Portland Olympian (6's, max stars)

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TommiMorgan 17 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Baby chicken rock pulled off on the lower section before the 2nd bolt by Penny (muscles!!!). Otherwise a wonderful climb...Last move a bit nasty up onto (and then off) of a less pleasant ledge than it seems.
 
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βeta: Baby chicken rock pulled off on the lower section before the 2nd bolt by Penny (muscles!!!). Otherwise a wonderful climb...Last move a bit nasty up onto (and then off) of a less pleasant ledge than it seems.
John Alcock 19 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Stunning. One of the steepest routes for the grade I've ever done.. and there's such a delicate finish. Endless English 5a, with a 5c top. Clipping the belay is a bitch if you're short. I used a Frog.
 
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βeta: Stunning. One of the steepest routes for the grade I've ever done.. and there's such a delicate finish. Endless English 5a, with a 5c top. Clipping the belay is a bitch if you're short. I used a Frog.
Richard Horn 12 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Nice route - good steep section at the bottom. Top moves just edge this into 6b?
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βeta: Nice route - good steep section at the bottom. Top moves just edge this into 6b?
Mun 1 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I am so glad I decided to second this climb. Good job Mr Winder for paying attention and jumping out of the way otherwise we both would have gone SPLAT!!!!
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βeta: I am so glad I decided to second this climb. Good job Mr Winder for paying attention and jumping out of the way otherwise we both would have gone SPLAT!!!!
Gripped 31 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Watch out for poor rock on this route. My partner pulled off a seemingly solid bit that was about 4-5 inches thick and about the size of a large micro-wave. She was lucky it was the end of the day and had decided just to second this one rather than lead it. The scar is just below the forth bolt though it won't have effected the grade.
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βeta: Watch out for poor rock on this route. My partner pulled off a seemingly solid bit that was about 4-5 inches thick and about the size of a large micro-wave. She was lucky it was the end of the day and had decided just to second this one rather than lead it. The scar is just below the forth bolt though it won't have effected the grade.
AlexD 7 Sep, 2001 Show βeta
βeta: I agree - 6a max...till the top. I found it impossible to clip the lower-off and I tried hard!! But then I'm a short arse (5"2). Loose stuff quite scary too - using small crimps to avoid big wobbling blocks! Apart from that great...!!
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βeta: I agree - 6a max...till the top. I found it impossible to clip the lower-off and I tried hard!! But then I'm a short arse (5"2). Loose stuff quite scary too - using small crimps to avoid big wobbling blocks! Apart from that great...!!

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Grade: 6b ***
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