30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The abseil line is the safest escape, and also a worthy route.
1) 4b, 14m. Climb the crack above the fin-backed boulder to a large fault-line ledge.
2) 4c, 21m. Climb the next crack boldly around a roof and continue to a ledge on the left. Move right into a corner to finish. © Rockfax

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

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, Swanage A-Z, West Country Climbs, Orange Spot Swanage, SW Climbs - Swanage.

JenDurden 04/Oct 2nd
with Sion F-R, Andy Jordan
LJC 03/Oct Lead rpt
with Phill
garywong 19/Sep AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Peri Cheale
Steve954 13/Sep 2nd rpt

Starting off leading the first pitch but struggled so seconded behind Rich up both pitches. Fantastic love the route but not sure about leading it, it's a head game.

with Rich
MontyH 05/Sep AltLd
with Brian and Paul
Hidden 28/Aug AltLd rpt
clarendon 11/Aug 2nd O/S
with Tris
Topsy Turvy 11/Aug Lead O/S
with Mike P
andycash 08/Aug 2nd
with Daryl nayler
Hidden 07/Aug AltLd O/S
LJC 29/Jul AltLd rpt


with Mark
Ciderslider 29/Jul 2nd rpt
with Luca, Ben
Ciderslider 13/May 2nd rpt

Always fun - easy climb after previous night in Square and compass

with charley
charley 13/May Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 17/Feb Lead rpt
ian bryant ??/2015 -
mike lawrence? 03/Oct/14 AltLd

led second pitch, good route

with Metal
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Ciderslider 14/Sep/14 2nd rpt

Couldn't get to the start of Behemoth so did this again, great route

with Ben
Dave Thompson 10/Sep/14 Lead
with Mark Lee
Hidden 10/Sep/14 2nd
rd20 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S


with Patrick
andyjirvin 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Jim led. First section was damp and slippery. Felt tough. Also tricky getting out of the overhang and around the corner - though this too was damp. Top end 4c, one for a steady VS leader or above.

sonic46 15/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Nat, Mike H
mikehenesy 15/Aug/14 2nd

Big seas, goffered at the start - ye ha! Sonia led the first short but stiff pitch, and Nat heroicaly surmounted the roof on the second, first route in a year not bad eh.

with nat, Sonia
LJC 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

In one pitch.

with Jamie, George
Ciderslider 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt

First time I've led this one - tricky move on the first pitch. The second pitch is a real treat with the moves around the overhang

ciderspider 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
nige pacer 02/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Mike Lea
rushy11111918 01/Aug/14 2nd
with Paul Davis
elfka 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Joe Doherty
dobby 200 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

lead P1

joedoherty 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
steveprice.exmouth 16/Feb/14 AltLd

led p2

with Sarah Welsh
Sarah Welsh 16/Feb/14 AltLd

Led P1

Hidden ??/2014 2nd
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead
Norman_P_W 29/Dec/13 2nd
with Bob M
DaveGarrity 30/Nov/13 2nd O/S

First Swanage VS for me, really nice climb, Mike made the start of the first pitch much more interesting than a VS!

Hidden 28/Nov/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Nov/13 Lead rpt
roberts1234567890 14/Nov/13 AltLd
with Tom Thorne
will moy 14/Oct/13 AltLd
with paul taylor
paultaylor 14/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

dan gibson 22/Sep/13 2nd
with richard lade
Hidden 14/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
stonemikey 11/Sep/13 Lead
with Mark Ward
Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Julian Prieto 01/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Led P1

with John Knight, Alan Blanchflower
Monkey_Alan 01/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Led P2.

with John Knight, Julian Prieto
Luxulyan 25/Aug/13 2nd
with Dan S
Hidden 21/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
jtree03 15/Aug/13 Lead
with dazza
Dan Hostford 25/May/13 Lead O/S
ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
kim.mulji 18/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Nut dropped out under roof after taking it! Hard to find very satisfactory cam placements. Interesting moves throughout top pitch.

oscaig 18/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Butch start and tough sustained second pitch. Lovely route.

ChrisBrooke 13/Oct/12 AltLd rpt

Me P1, Monika P2. Good as a team of three - party ledge for belay 1. Fantastic climbing on P2. Perfect hand jams all the way, or jugs to the sides. A must for any VS leader!

with Monika Inkpen, John Inkpen
Dave Mahon ?/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Brian Mead
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd
Kirill 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S

First pitch 4b? Really?

Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
halfwaythere 24/May/12 Lead dog

Awesome route - soaked before starting. Overhung first pitch and tricky start to second as tired arms finished in the dark

with jarod
jarodbishop ?/May/12 AltLd

Took a while on this one--didn't make it up till past dark!

Ciderslider 29/Feb/12 2nd rpt

Fantastic Ruckle lushness - Glad Luke enjoyed the first pitch ;-) Topped out as the sun was setting

with LukeyG
Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/Feb/12 -
Norman_P_W 19/Feb/12 -
with Bob M
louby 29/Jan/12 2nd

tried to lead 2nd pitch but wimped out

chris_B 29/Jan/12 Lead

Awkward start but some good climbing after that.

Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Brian Rodgers 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Ian JL ??/2012 -
nigel pearson 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

I led P1. large swell meant it was the only route we could get to after abseiling in. Nice route, exciting overhang on P2

with Robin
dickie01 13/Nov/11 AltLd rpt

Heavy sea's, big waves and spring tide, quickest I've ever seen Jo do a pitch. I got soaked belaying and had to tie into the ab rope to stop me getting Harold Bishoped

with Joe Heasman
Hidden 07/Oct/11 AltLd
carl_123 03/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

excellent climb, great introduction to swanage. got to do the second pitch twice as luke couldn't remove my first cam

with luke rathmell
lukerathmell ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Nearly lost stubbsy's big cam on the second pitch!!

with Carl Stubbs
Fatclimber 25/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Dean Chapman
MontyH 24/Sep/11 Lead
with Paul Milton
jasonpm 24/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Steve IMC
Different Steve 24/Sep/11 AltLd rpt
with Jason
norb 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S

loved the climb. belay ledge big enough for a double bed with space. the roof has got the holds and for a ruckle route seems less "wanting to murder you at every second"

jezb1 01/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
jezb1 15/Aug/11 Lead
Ciderslider 15/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Jez B
Julian Prieto 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Monkey_Alan 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

Ciderslider 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 (and made a bit of a balls up of the move halfway up)

dickie01 31/Jul/11 AltLd
with Joe Heasman
Rich K 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Wayne Cheung
LukeyG ??/2011 -
Mark Warnett ??/2011 Lead O/S
jezb1 27/Nov/10 AltLd

Lead p2 after climbing up and down the first few moves a number of times. Quite meaty but enjoyable. Started snowing whilst on route!

The Ivanator 27/Nov/10 AltLd rpt

This was cold. First time I've ever seen it snowing at Swanage. We were the only climbers anywhere in the Ruckle, definite "macho" points for this one. Felt hard with no feeling in the hands and greasy holds, dropped a sling in the sea when leading P1 and had to abandon a hex wedged in the depths on P2 ...cold does funny stuff to you!!

with Jez
JonBrown 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Ceridwen 07/Nov/10 2nd rpt
with Jon Brown
feilx 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Heather
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
Sophie Nunn 19/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy
LJKing ?/Oct/10 AltLd
with Rob Marson
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tobydunford 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Richard Morgan 30/Aug/10 AltLd β
The Ivanator 30/Aug/10 2nd
Ybot Htulk 30/Aug/10 AltLd
with Richard and Ivan
climbtim 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Wet after yesterdays rain, had to come out onto the left hand face of first pitch which is fingery with the gear int he crack

Hidden 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
critchlg 18/Oct/09 AltLd rpt

Simon did 1st pitch, I did then 2nd pitch

with simon4
Simon4 18/Oct/09 AltLd
MarkRyder 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Lee
Ceridwen 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Fab route!

with Thomasina, Uber Mike
Ben Harper 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with lauren davies
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead
Norman_P_W 23/Aug/09 2nd
with Bob M
MontyH 08/Aug/09 AltLd

Pete led pitch two, fine climbing, he was v pleased.

with pete frost
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 -
Graham Westbrook ?/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
trev_f 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S

in one pitch

with Ed
Bern 15/Nov/08 2nd
critchlg 15/Nov/08 2nd dog

Good half way ledge

Hidden 12/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/08 AltLd rpt
AJ007 19/Oct/08 AltLd
givemetea 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S

in one pitch

with Tracey Tomlin
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Different Steve 28/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Guy Reid
Rollo 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch. Mike lead 1st pitch

with Kit
Different Steve 13/Sep/08 AltLd rpt

Led P1

with Simon Chandler
Hidden 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S
MontyH 23/Aug/08 Lead
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
RocknRoll 13/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch, a bit bulgy but was able to jam my body into the corner while placing gear.

with Ramon Marin Martinez
clipskipper 27/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Ed Babington
Ed Babs 27/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Andy N
Hidden ??/2008 2nd dog
mike.moss ??/2008 Lead O/S
dcomeau 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Dunn
dobrek 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with simon4, Paul W
MontyH 15/Sep/07 Lead rpt

lee's first trip in the Ruckle

with lee lander and Paul Milton
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd
dannyboy83 17/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Sion
Matt Shepherd 10/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Piers Harley 01/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
with Rob Marson
Ramon Marin 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Salomon Fernandez
Hidden 25/Sep/06 AltLd
Norman_P_W 25/Sep/06 AltLd
with Bob M
MontyH 30/Aug/06 Lead O/S

great route full of gear, with some steep moves.

with Brian
Different Steve 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S

What a great route!

with Clare Lambert
Hidden 09/Aug/06 AltLd
twodada 05/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Nice climb, set us up for the day.

with Ion
Marti999 ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 19/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
M_W_Court 20/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/05 Lead
Norman_P_W 24/Sep/05 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/05 AltLd
Hidden 21/Aug/05 AltLd
Boxy 19/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Vince
timharrison ??/2005 Lead O/S
feilx ??/2005 -
timharrison 16/Sep/04 Lead
bigie bob ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/04 AltLd
brian watson 21/Aug/04 AltLd
Tightsgirl 01/Aug/04 2nd
with DAJ, Clare Francis
Hidden 18/Jan/04 AltLd
Norman_P_W 18/Jan/04 AltLd
with Bob M
Hidden ??/2004 -
andyfeds ??/2004 2nd
with Max S
brian watson ??/2004 Lead O/S
with scott titt
five ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 05/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
brew_guru ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/02 AltLd
Hidden 26/Aug/02 AltLd
Alaric 18/Aug/02 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1. My first route in the Ruckle. I was so looking forward to climbing in Boulder Ruckle that I will be forever grateful for that day. It was a brilliant sunny and wonderful and we had an epic on our 2nd route of the day - gymcrack - almost getting cut off/stranded by the incoming tide.

with Paul L
Hidden 03/Aug/02 AltLd
jl 01/Oct/01 AltLd O/S
with Simon Bowler
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/98 -
kp64zl ?/Feb/97 AltLd
with Kirsten
Hidden 11/Sep/96 Lead O/S
cem ?/Sep/96 AltLd O/S

Led p1

with Neil Peck
Hidden 12/Mar/95 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 21/Feb/93 Lead
kp64zl ?/Jan/92 Lead
with Matt H
steve taylor ??/1992 Lead
sdht ??/1992 -
Hidden 10/Aug/91 AltLd O/S
Nigel Coe 10/Sep/88 AltLd
with Steve Portnoi
Nigel Coe 05/Aug/88 Lead
with Duncan Turner
Dave Musgrove 22/Feb/86 -
Nigel Coe 11/Dec/83 -
with Pete Oxley
Russell Lovett 05/Feb/83 2nd O/S

This was my first ever VS and first trip into the Ruckle, what a scary place for a newbie, but I was in good hands with my climbing partner Tim Dunsby who had taken me under his wing and was learning me my trade. If you ever read this Tim thanks for all the help and good times.

with Tim Dunsby
Nigel Coe 27/Nov/78 AltLd
with Bob Mott
Falko 25/Oct/75 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Nigel Bond 23/Feb/74 Lead
with Dave Jolliffe
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