Contributed by edodai Apr/23 - This public hilllist has been seen 454 times

https://pongoose.com/blogs/climbing-articles/portland-sport-route-gems
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We all have access to the logbooks and guidebooks that allocate routes certain numbers of stars for how good the route is, but sometimes we feel differently and think a one star route is worth three stars, or the other way around. We asked a pool of local climbers that frequent Portland A LOT what their favourite routes are of each grade. These are the ones that popped up the most:

'Burning Skies' with a burning sky.  © samparsons
'Burning Skies' with a burning sky.
© samparsons, May 2018

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User Percentage Latest Log
1st Hidden 40% 8 Feb, 2023
2nd ethanr2000 31% 19 May
3rd Hidden 13% 12 May, 2023
4th lieraza 6% 28 May, 2023
5th Chris Stevens 5% 20 Apr
6th edodai 2% 29 Apr, 2023
6th Bouldering Ben 2% 9 May

Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes

Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Distribution of grades - Sport

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Bank Holiday Bliss

Pump Hitler
Bank Holiday Bliss
© Jon_Butters

unknown climber on Pregnant Pause, Portland

Pregnant Pause
unknown climber on Pregnant Pause, Portland
© sebf

Pulling through the steep rockover that guards the chains.

Tennessee
Pulling through the steep rockover that guards the chains.
© Jon_Butters

'Burning Skies' with a burning sky.

Burning Skies
'Burning Skies' with a burning sky.
© samparsons

Emmie gritting her teeth.

The Cutting Edge
Emmie gritting her teeth.
© After The Send

Pete Oxley climbing Hurricane on a Millpond (7c+) at the Cuttings

Hurricane on a Millpond
Pete Oxley climbing Hurricane on a Millpond (7c+) at the Cuttings
© James Dunlop

John Maskell climbing the superb flowstone of Slings Shot (F5), Blacknor North, Dorset.

Slings Shot
John Maskell climbing the superb flowstone of Slings Shot (F5), Blacknor North, Dorset.
© AndyStripp

Rusty on Superfly Guy with the a sun spotlight!

Superfly Guy
Rusty on Superfly Guy with the a sun spotlight!
© Alex Hallam

Enjoyable exposure and some winter sun.

Pregnant Pause
Enjoyable exposure and some winter sun.
© Ben.o.neill

Andy Schofield on Zinc Oxide Mountain

Zinc Oxide Mountain
Andy Schofield on Zinc Oxide Mountain
© Rob Kennard

To wish the impossible

To Wish the Impossible
To wish the impossible
© Nick Brown

Seb Miller making the impossible, possible!

Hurricane on a Millpond
Seb Miller making the impossible, possible!
© After The Send


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Tombstone 3c ** 1390 14m Godnor
Voices in the Bower 3c ** 964 18m The Cuttings
Imperfect 3c * 1468 10m Blacknor South
Fallen Slab 3a *** 2822 22m Blacknor Beach
The Bumper Fun Book 4a * 824 ? The Cuttings
Jutland 4b ** 785 ? Blacknor South
Godbeams 4c * 863 ? The Cuttings
Quality Family Day 4c ** 1657 ? The Cuttings
Jam 4c ** 1842 11m The Cuttings
Best Destiny 4c ** 815 20m Blacknor Central
Do Ixtlan 5b * 1667 10m Blacknor South
Slings Shot 5a *** 3152 22m Blacknor North
Jacob's Ladder 5a ** 1332 15m Godnor
Amen Corner 5a ** 1529 10m The Cuttings
Time Out of Mind 5c * 1063 15m The Cuttings
Talking Smack 5c * 585 22m Blacknor North
Birthday Girl 5c * 415 19m Blacknor Central
Aperitif 5c ** 347 ? The Cuttings
Limbo Dancer 6a * 535 ? The New Cuttings
Inception 6a * 1242 15m Neddyfields
For Michèle 6a ** 345 ? The Cuttings
The Price of Silence 6a ** 1895 19m Battleship Back...
Monsoon Malabar 6a ** 1200 22m Blacknor Central
Shit Happens, Actually 6a ** 1506 20m Blacknor Central
Pregnant Pause 6a+ *** 1593 26m Blacknor Central
Consommé 6a+ ** 1885 17m The Cuttings
Stalker's Zone 6a+ *** 894 28m Wallsend South
Reptile Smile 6a+ *** 2533 22m Blacknor North
The Lizard of Oz 6a+ ** 1130 10m Blacknor South
Very Sleepy River 6b ** 1130 22m Blacknor North
Wonderlust 6b ** 991 16m Neddyfields
The Wilsonator 6b * 221 13m Neddyfields
Old Buffer 6b * 395 ? The Cuttings
Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth 6b ** 1407 11m The Cuttings
Walking the King 6b+ *** 208 25m Coastguard South
Adonis Blue 6b+ * 34 8m White Hole
Buoys will be Buoys 6b+ *** 1362 27m Battleship Back...
Lord Stublock Deepvoid Breaks the Chain of Causation 6b+ *** 815 28m Blacknor Central
Return to Roissy 6b+ ** 530 28m Blacknor Central
Burning Skies 6c *** 534 28m Blacknor Central
The Long Walk 6c ** 220 25m Blacknor Central
Babelicious Redhead 6c * 268 26m Blacknor Central
Downtown Julie Brown 6c *** 1313 22m Blacknor North
The Unworthy 6c ** 287 11m The New Cuttings
The Cutting Edge 6c+ *** 980 12m The Cuttings
Turned to Stone 6c+ *** 546 23m Blacknor South
Nothing but the Groove 6c+ *** 362 24m Coastguard North
Julie Ocean 6c+ ** 503 17m Neddyfields
Jurassic Shift 7a ** 547 27m Battleship Back...
Superfly Guy 7a *** 530 22m Coastguard North
Wolfgang Forever 7a ** 732 22m Blacknor North
To Wish the Impossible 7a *** 888 20m Blacknor South
Portland Heights 7a *** 419 28m Blacknor Central
Haute Cuisine 7a+ ** 590 16m The Cuttings
Live by the Sword 7a+ ** 484 18m The Cuttings
Bend Sinister 7a+ ** 77 10m The New Cuttings
Kendo Nagasaki 7a+ ** 137 20m Blacknor Far South
Cybernetic Orchard 7a+ ** 81 28m Blacknor Central
Pump Hitler 7a+ *** 494 26m Battleship Back...
Zinc Oxide Mountain 7b+ *** 436 28m Battleship Back...
Sign of the Vulcan 7b+ *** 140 10m The Cuttings
Wax Museum 7b+ *** 73 18m Coastguard North
Road Rage 7b+ *** 339 20m Cheyne Cliff
Running It In 7c ** 102 23m Coastguard North
Saskatchewan Uranium Miner 7c *** 26 28m Wallsend South
Tennessee 7c *** 57 25m Coastguard South
Hall of Mirrors 7c *** 345 18m The Cuttings
Crucifix Kiss 7c ** 40 17m Blacknor Central
Illusions 7c+ *** 84 20m Cheyne Cliff
King of the Swingers 7c+ *** 2 20m Cave Hole
Monoculture 8a *** 40 19m Battleship Edge
The Mind Terrorist 8a ** 24 10m The Cuttings
Hurricane on a Millpond 8a ** 28 16m The Cuttings
The Breathing Method 8a *** 83 18m The Cuttings
Fighting Torque 8a *** 166 18m The Cuttings
Freaky Ralph 8a+ *** 53 20m Blacknor North
169 stars 57,401 1,318m 76
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