Eight-Bar Blues

2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
 6c+

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An excellent face of perfect blue rock. There is a handy belay-bolt at the base of the line.
FA. Joff Cook 1995

USER COMMENTS

The top half of this climb offers climbing as good as any on Portland with perfect rock.
tom rainbow - 31/Aug/03

Several scars have appeared indicating lost holds at crucial places, but the rock is solid. Very reachy for key bolt near the jug. Very hard for the grade.
Rin - 28/Jun/05

Good job someone else thinks there's holds missing. It's way harder now than when I first got on it a few years ago.
Ben Thorne - 29/Jul/05

Has this lost more holds??? If not, this is the hardest 6c+ I've climbed on Portland. It's good though.
Darren Holman - 10/Feb/08

Did this route yesterday. Not sure whether its lost holds or not, but I'd say top end Fr6c+ is still about right. Great rock.
Goi Ashmore - 27/Apr/08

If it's easier for short then God knows how hard it is for the tall
Excellent sustained fingery climbing. Harder I thought than the softest Portland 7as.
John Alcock - 21/Jul/08

I'm not sure how it could possibly be easier for the short, though I didn't think it reachy. Brillant route and the best 6c+ I've done on Portland. The top wall more than makes up for the scrappy lower section. Hard 6c+ but I didn't think it's lost any holds. If it has the current holds give great climbing!
Richard Dagnan - 31/Jul/10

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