Eight-Bar Blues

2 Stars

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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


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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