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Rockfax Description
The very short groove has gained a grade or two. © Rockfax

FA. Helen Heanes 17/Mar/1996

Ticklists

Portland for the beginner (lead climbs), Portland

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User Date Notes
airbournegrapefruit 13 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: the start of this is far harder than a 4. the rest of it is though
βeta?
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βeta: the start of this is far harder than a 4. the rest of it is though
airbournegrapefruit 9 Mar, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: great moves within an even better location.
βeta?
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βeta: great moves within an even better location.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
EdC 8 Sep, 2019 2nd dnf Awkward start, failed to progress past the first bolt, pulled on the first 2 draws to gain easier ground higher up.
with Dr Matt
Awkward start, failed to progress past the first bolt, pulled on the first 2 draws to gain easier ground higher up.
with Dr Matt
chrishoran 22 Jun, 2019 Lead RP tricky start needing the right hand to go into the slot. bridge out wide and climb past second bolt before making the clip
tricky start needing the right hand to go into the slot. bridge out wide and climb past second bolt before making the clip
Crispyjkgkgbk 22 Jun, 2019 Lead
with Billy
with Billy
frankindales 9 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S Don't do this again. Feel like the lower off was in the wrong place.
Don't do this again. Feel like the lower off was in the wrong place.
MattSW68 5 May, 2019 Lead O/S
with Jackster
with Jackster
Hidden 9 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2017 Lead G/U
ssutton 9 Apr, 2017 Lead dog Hard to 2 bolt, a hidden crimp unlocked it, easy after that
with Adam
Hard to 2 bolt, a hidden crimp unlocked it, easy after that
with Adam
HannahPT 30 Apr, 2016 TR
Youngmre 23 Apr, 2016 Lead
cbonner 16 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Kim
with Kim
dereke12000 10 May, 2015 Lead RP Tricky start, definitely 6a not 4a, lower-offs not visible so finished up to left.
with cogburn
Tricky start, definitely 6a not 4a, lower-offs not visible so finished up to left.
with cogburn
Hidden 10 May, 2015 Lead
sajrf123 10 May, 2015 Lead β
Jules_Julia 16 Apr, 2015 TR dnf
Nick_Merriman 16 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S The top from is horrible to come from the three finger pocket!
with Bill Spittall
The top from is horrible to come from the three finger pocket!
with Bill Spittall
Adam Perrett 14 Mar, 2015 Lead
with Trippinjester, Andy Dunford, Sarah Perrett, johnl
with Trippinjester, Andy Dunford, Sarah Perrett, johnl
Trippinjester 14 Mar, 2015 TR RP
with johnl, Adam Perrett, Jennie Fowler
with johnl, Adam Perrett, Jennie Fowler
dereke12000 20 Sep, 2014 TR RP Rockfax says 6a, which is a fair grade. Hard start but rewarding.
with cogburn
Rockfax says 6a, which is a fair grade. Hard start but rewarding.
with cogburn
underitall 23 Aug, 2014 Lead RP 6A in Rockfax, felt like a hard 5+/6A. Clip sticked anchor as lost confidence because of the spacing between 2nd to last bolt and anchor, but overall a good challenging climb.
6A in Rockfax, felt like a hard 5+/6A. Clip sticked anchor as lost confidence because of the spacing between 2nd to last bolt and anchor, but overall a good challenging climb.
Hidden 12 Jul, 2014 Lead
Hidden 25 May, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 25 May, 2014 Lead rpt
Nathan Chrismas 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S 6a not 4+. Nasty start, spaced last bolt, overgrown and awkward. Not worth the effort!
with Becky
6a not 4+. Nasty start, spaced last bolt, overgrown and awkward. Not worth the effort!
with Becky
Hidden ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
patrickc 15 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 23 Jun, 2012 Lead dnf
Hidden 3 May, 2012 Lead O/S
petecox84 ??, 2012 -
Hidden 16 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
MarkyMark_7 ? Jul, 2011 Lead dnf
Hidden 11 Jun, 2011 -
The Ivanator 30 Dec, 2010 Lead Either I missed something or something has come off because there was a move near the start that felt more 6a than F4. Top takes a little thought too, but easy once you work out how.
Either I missed something or something has come off because there was a move near the start that felt more 6a than F4. Top takes a little thought too, but easy once you work out how.
trevor macalonan 20 Nov, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden 20 Nov, 2010 Lead rpt
Darren_R 13 Jun, 2010 Lead RP This is not a F4, on sited both test pilot (f6a) and primordial (f6b)!
This is not a F4, on sited both test pilot (f6a) and primordial (f6b)!
Hidden 13 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Marti999 u 3 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2008 TR
Hidden 24 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2008 Lead β
lee91 16 Apr, 2008 Lead dnf Tried this one last year (DNF). Tried it this year could not get started. Mabey next year. Undergraded.
with Alex
Tried this one last year (DNF). Tried it this year could not get started. Mabey next year. Undergraded.
with Alex
silhouette ??, 2008 Lead dnf I couldn't even start this. A much harder start than 4.
with Molemug1
I couldn't even start this. A much harder start than 4.
with Molemug1
vertigo 10 Apr, 2007 Lead RP Bloody hard start for a 4!!!
Bloody hard start for a 4!!!
ASchwirtz 1 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Top bolt missing, so stopped
with Hanna Wride
Top bolt missing, so stopped
with Hanna Wride
Hidden 11 Feb, 2006 Lead O/S
Scott N ??, 2006 Lead RP
steve taylor u ??, 2006 Lead
Hidden 9 Jun, 2001 Lead O/S
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High 6a
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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

Xavier's Wall

Grade: 6a ***
(Coastguard South)