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28m.

Rockfax Description
The long crack is a good route. Start at a boulder on the path. Climb the lower wall to below a long flake-crack. Climb the accommodating crack to a tricky bulge at its end. Finish up a perplexing groove in the headwall. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 13/Aug/1995.

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West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Red Spot Portland 2016, Portland, CC GUIDE (2008): Portland - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock, Portland Sendathon, Portland Olympian - Need for Speed!

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earthkeptwarm 17 Oct Show βeta
βeta: An enjoyable flowing longish route with the difficulty arising on the slabby top. A bit low in in the grade.
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βeta: An enjoyable flowing longish route with the difficulty arising on the slabby top. A bit low in in the grade.
Alun 20 Nov, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Agree 100% with Al Evans - would be a 2* 6a+ were it not for the sting in the tail, which makes it rather unbalanced. Good move at the top though.
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βeta: Agree 100% with Al Evans - would be a 2* 6a+ were it not for the sting in the tail, which makes it rather unbalanced. Good move at the top though.
Richard Horn 30 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Top move isnt so bad when you go for it, but I guess it is just a bit of a shock when you have been hauling up a juggy layback for 15m, and I spent about 10 mins contemplating the move. Didnt occur to me to try and clip the belay from the small holds when there was a juggy looking top only a reach away.
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βeta: Top move isnt so bad when you go for it, but I guess it is just a bit of a shock when you have been hauling up a juggy layback for 15m, and I spent about 10 mins contemplating the move. Didnt occur to me to try and clip the belay from the small holds when there was a juggy looking top only a reach away.
nealh 29 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: well i like it its the sort of route which makes a great warm up, you get 20m of 6a then when your getting into your stride you have to do a nice littl 5c/6a move to ge the tick, and all on good rock, what s the problem
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βeta: well i like it its the sort of route which makes a great warm up, you get 20m of 6a then when your getting into your stride you have to do a nice littl 5c/6a move to ge the tick, and all on good rock, what s the problem
John Alcock 6 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: If you want your partner to offer you lots of sexual favours,lead the route first and then put a long sling on the belay to take the sting out of the crux.
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βeta: If you want your partner to offer you lots of sexual favours,lead the route first and then put a long sling on the belay to take the sting out of the crux.
Chris Shorter 1 Oct, 2001 Show βeta
βeta: The move described by Ben sounds rather familiar. The hardest move by far is clipping the belay. I didn't do the "extended tick"; I doubt many people do.
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βeta: The move described by Ben sounds rather familiar. The hardest move by far is clipping the belay. I didn't do the "extended tick"; I doubt many people do.
tomrainbow 22 Apr, 2001 Show βeta
βeta: The top felt English 6a to me. The route is a bit disjointed, the rest is much easier.
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βeta: The top felt English 6a to me. The route is a bit disjointed, the rest is much easier.

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Walking the King

Grade: 6b+ ***
(Coastguard South)