33m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Two very different pitches - the first strenuous and the second more balancy and requiring good route finding. Possibly best climbed as a single pitch.
1) 4c, 15m. Climb the right-hand side of the massive block and then move left to ascend a crack to an awkward belay at the fault-line.
2) 4b, 18m. Surmount a bulge and trend rightwards past a ledge and small corner to another smaller ledge. Exit to the left of a small roof at the top. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth, R.Kent 4.5.69 04/May/1969

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

LJC 03/Oct Lead O/S
with Phill
garywong 19/Sep AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Peri Cheale
beckett45 22/Aug Lead RP

Climbed first pitch without warmup, crapped pants with a great body jam to regain breathe, second pitch fallowed right across the ledge and went up corner, HUGE drag

with Scott
ian bryant ??/2015 -
Dave Thompson 10/Sep/14 Lead
with Mark Lee
andyjirvin 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Led all in one pitch.'Interesting'. Awkward seems to be the theme here. Difficult getting into the groove/crack. Not much in the way of elegant climbing, mostly thuggy or thrutchy. First taste of the Ruckle, didn't leave me wanting more! Tough at 4c, felt more HVS 5a. Well protected, not bold (fortunately).

AlexD 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Alex
dobby 200 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1

joedoherty 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 29/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Led P1.

with Gary Mason
Mr Tickle 07/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Nice climb, awkward moves in grove. Led p1

Hidden 07/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
jtree03 15/Aug/13 Lead
with dazza
Dan Hostford 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Dave Mahon ??/2013 AltLd O/S

Found getting off the block into the overhanging crack very tricky. More difficult than 4c, surely.

with Brian Mead
ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Julian Prieto 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Ollie Dorrell
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead
halfwaythere 07/Jan/12 AltLd dog

Led pitch 2. Imps useful

with brad
dan gibson 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
jezb1 01/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Ld P1. Typical Swanageness getting in and up the crack

Monkey_Alan 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Nice moves up the groove.

Hidden 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead dnf
dickie01 31/Jul/11 AltLd
with Joe Heasman
Sophie Nunn 19/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy
tobydunford 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Graham Westbrook ?/Aug/10 AltLd
MarkRyder 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Lee
uncontrollable 09/Aug/09 2nd β
with stewart, bob
Hidden 09/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
Ed Babs 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S

in one pitch

with Trevor
trev_f 07/Dec/08 2nd
with Ed
Hidden 19/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
AJ007 19/Oct/08 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S
RocknRoll 13/Apr/08 2nd rpt

Tried to lead the first pitch but was repelled after several failed attempts to get into the corner above the break. After half an hour I backed off and let Ramon lead both pitches. Route finding on the second pitch was difficult and we went far right but where the going was precarious. We we later told that going left was the easier way.

with Ramon Marin Martinez
Hidden 10/Oct/07 AltLd
dobrek 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with simon4, Paul W
mutt 22/Oct/06 -

not particularly inspiring but it was the only climb we could reach d/t highest tide in 30 years and big waves.

with Naomi Moran
twodada 05/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Ion
Marti999 ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/05 AltLd
Hidden 24/Sep/05 Lead
Norman_P_W 24/Sep/05 2nd
with Bob M
feilx ??/2005 -
brian watson ??/2005 Lead O/S
with scott titt
bigie bob ??/2004 Lead O/S
Alaric 21/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/98 AltLd
Hidden 12/Mar/95 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Jan/92 Lead
with Matt H
steve taylor ??/1992 Lead
sdht ??/1992 -
Nigel Coe 24/Nov/85 AltLd
with Frank Farrell
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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