25m.

Rockfax Description
An impressive pitch up the blunt arete which gets harder as you get higher. Can be dusty and the first bolt is high. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 12/Apr/1991.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland, Portland 7a/+

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Emilio Bachini 11 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Bring your brave pants or a clip stick for the first bolt, not hard climbing but you wouldn't want something to break because you'd soon follow suit. Some attention when pulling your rope depending on the tide might save you from a wet rope.
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βeta: Bring your brave pants or a clip stick for the first bolt, not hard climbing but you wouldn't want something to break because you'd soon follow suit. Some attention when pulling your rope depending on the tide might save you from a wet rope.
nealh 2 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: nice steady coastgaurd 7a not sure where the 7a+ came from
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βeta: nice steady coastgaurd 7a not sure where the 7a+ came from
Strontium Dog 5 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Three stars! Good climbing, sustained all the way, great setting.
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βeta: Three stars! Good climbing, sustained all the way, great setting.
tomrainbow 3 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: One of the best routes at Portland, surely this should have been given 3 stars in the new guide?
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βeta: One of the best routes at Portland, surely this should have been given 3 stars in the new guide?
marky 13 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Superb route but needs another bolt in the start. Somebody will fall off the move to 1st bolt and break a leg!
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βeta: Superb route but needs another bolt in the start. Somebody will fall off the move to 1st bolt and break a leg!
Alan James - UKC and UKH 2 Mar, 2000 Show βeta
βeta: Superb moves but the dusty holds can make it desperate in the wrong conditions. Keep going on the last move.
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βeta: Superb moves but the dusty holds can make it desperate in the wrong conditions. Keep going on the last move.

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High 7a+
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High 7a
Mid 7a
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Style of Ascent
Lead
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Route of Interest

To Wish the Impossible

Grade: 7a ***
(Blacknor South)
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