The Portland Screw

 E1 5a

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10m. The thin crack has a hard move to start. Not in current guidebook.
FSA. Martin Crocker 8.7.2000


This route does have a fairly tricky start - probably 5b - but is then easy. I didn't look carefully but the hard bit involves a crack so I think it would take decent gear; there might not be any further up but it doesn't need it. At high tide the water underneath looked fine but a fall rather than a jump might involve a bounce before the splash - S2? Certainly safer than the 'easy' solos round to the right. I think HVS or E1 5b, no fluttery heart, no stars, splash-down symbol.
matt perks - 30/Jun/08

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