Portland Heights Top 50

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 7a

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A popular and sustained face climb. Start right of a low overhang below a difficult-to-see bolt. Climb up broken ground, then head up right. Sustained climbing up the bolt-line, past a fingery and technical section at mid-height, gains a fine finish.
FA. Pete Oxley 14.5.1989

USER COMMENTS

Surely this route deserves 3 stars! Brilliant climbing all the way.
tom rainbow - 07/May/01

Excellent route, sustained all the way. High in the grade.
Richard - 11/May/01

Felt like good F7a+ to me. One of Portland's very best routes.
Chris Shorter - 25/Sep/02

Failed on a thin layback move high up in 80 degrees plus. Great climbing as far as I got.
John Alcock - 02/Aug/04

Noticed the voting on this route sems to be creeping into 7a+. IMO it's benchmark Portland 7a and should stay as such. It's not easy but it's definitely not 7a+. It is a superb route though :-)
Darren Holman - 18/Jun/08

This is definately 7a and not 7a+. Sustained, but not enough for 7a+. Nowhere near as hard as Englands Dreaming or Victims of Fashion which are both 7a+.
Richard White - 19/Jun/08

A hard 7a and no more! this definitely deserves a place in the top 50! very good climbing, and feels quite long! some rad moves! bring your best forearms!
andy schof - 07/May/09

Crux comes at an unexpected point which caught me out for the onsight. Other than that I'd agree with the above comments.
Chris Parson - 29/Apr/13

Good climbing in the middle, but a poor stat on snappy rock and a contrived finish let it down. 7a seems right. Only worth two stars though, loads of routes round this area are better quality.
hueco65 - 27/May/14

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 56
    hard 7a+ 0 of 30
    7a+ 0 of 30
    easy 7a+ 7 of 30
    hard 7a 17 of 30
    7a 5 of 30
    easy 7a 1 of 30
    hard 6c+ 0 of 30
    6c+ 0 of 30
    easy 6c+ 0 of 30
    3 Stars 16 of 26
    2 Stars 10 of 26
    1 Star 0 of 26
    0 Stars 0 of 26
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