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2 Stars
 6a

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A little gem that is low in the grade and has a cunning finish. The moves flow nicely and the rock is excellent.
FA. Mike Robertson 17.2.1993

USER COMMENTS

Good warm-up route, steady and easy climbing all the way to the rather undignified mantelshelf at the top! Very soft touch for 6a
Jason - 18/Sep/00

A GOOD WARM UP. A FRIENDLY CLIMB AT ABOUT 5+ (I THINK). THE MANTELSHELF CAN BE EASIER WITH A LITTLE CUNNING.
ANDREW MACKINTOSH - 24/Nov/01

What a gem. Surely worth 3 stars. Easy flowing climbing up extraordinary rock.
John Alcock - 19/Aug/02

Definitely worth 3 stars if it wasnt for the appalling name, shame on you Mike. Just about 6a I thought with the crux a tiny bit run out. The finish is easier if you move up onto the ledge at its left, no need to mantleshelf it then Jason!.
Al - 09/Sep/02

The finish made me laugh so much. May haul up a picnic table and a BBQ next time (only joking!)
lizzy - 13/Jun/03

No Lizzy, Do It!
nealh - 29/Sep/04

Classic route, climbed it with a sprained ankle, (found out later). Felt in the 5+ range, just real positive. Great ledge at top to stand and contemplate life, does anyone else know of another ledge like it?
Alex - 17/Oct/04

Class route. Lovely little flowstone sheet (steep) in the middle and an entertaining finish. Cool name.
Gav McGrath - 16/Jan/05

What a lovely route! I'd give it three stars, but then that would attract traffic so two is fine ;-) I onsighted it clean so it's definately no harder than easy 6a. The finish throws you if you're not expecting it.
Sarah_Clough - 18/Jul/05

Great route, nice rock, to me the crux was making one of the clips as there are no technical 6a moves.
Eric Meltelmi - 05/Aug/05

The rock isn't excellent at the bottom - i managed to rip a hold off the size of a dinner plate, narrowly missing my belayer. Stayed on it though for the onsight! Tricky top makes it fair 6a i thought. Laughed my ass off watching my mate do a belly flop onto the ledge after completley missing the 'cunning finish' :o)
Wilbur - 13/Feb/06

ended up lunging over the ledge at the top after not spotting the cunning finish...probably made it a solid 6a rather than soft - great route though, nice moves, no crux but several interesting moves to make
viking - 15/Feb/06

nices climb i have done as a 6a. was such a flowing climb although easy for a 6a. mantle at the top was a little tricky but nothing to challenging.
nugget - 18/Apr/06

One of my favourite routes on Portland. Flowstone, great holds and the route keeps flowing. As the consensus suggests it is a pleasantly easy 6a, with a little chuckle at the end when you cant get up the mantle!
ben burfoot - 23/Jul/06

Lovely climbing with an unexpected mantleshelf to finish. Very steady 6a
John Parker - 05/Jul/09

Nearly bottled it moving up to the organ pipes where it steepened, but glad I went for it as it's a great climb and probably a soft touch in the grade.
Adrian Holmes - 26/Sep/09

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