Finale Groove*** HVS 4c
[Nearing the tat, 3 kb]35m.

Rockfax Description
One of the classics of the area, which follows an awesome line up a tapering groove that is packed with good gear and large holds. A great introduction to the big routes at Swanage. Climb the right-facing corner past a bulge at 15m into a niche. Then climb leftwards past the bulge at the fault-line to ascend the narrowing continuation groove in a very spectacular position. © ROCKFAX

FA. G.Smith, D.Hadlum 12.4.66 12/Apr/1966

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, West Country Climbs, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Rockfax West Country top 50, Kit Perry's 2013 Mission Statement, Orange Spot Swanage, UK Classic Corners, Ultimate HVS ticklist, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: Nearing the tat © Ciderslider
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Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/15 with Tabi Leask

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/15

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Becky E

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/15

kenneM - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/15 with Chris

tim.fairhall - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/15 with Sachi

My first lead at swanage. AMAZING! Endless hauling on jugs (tricky section lower down) with really good gear. What a brilliant climb, remarkable it goes at the grade really.
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/15 with Tim

Lovely climb. Solid rock which was a blessing after our previous climb Tatra. Lots of bridging, plenty of rests.
Katsmiff - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - AltLd - 08/Aug/15 with Catherine Smith

Technically ok and well protected but I'd give it 5a for the steepness.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Tim

paultaylor - AltLd rpt - Aug/15 with Matt Roberts, Will I Am

dpalmer1961 - Lead - 18/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15

Just wow. First ruckle climb. Sustained, long, bit scared, loved it. Will be back for more. Note to self, back up rusty pegs even when your pumped...
Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/15 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - 2nd - Jul/15 with Robin Brooke

Still greasy but better this time. Awesome route.
islandlynx - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/15 with TomRiddelsdell

What a great route. Although the crux is a little sweaty, the rest is top quality!
TomRiddelsdell - 2nd β - 28/Jun/15 with Shane Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/15

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Tim

Russtygibbons - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Ant, richardashe

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Russ, Richard Ashe

richardashe - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Russtygibbons, ASchwirtz

It is very good but slightly repetitive moves? There are a couple of steep pulls around the tat area.
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Jun/15 with Andy O'Conner

Seb led. Took an hour...
afterthesend - 2nd - 30/May/15

andycash - 2nd rpt - 16/May/15 with Daryl nayler

Out there ab in. Came off at the crux by the bulge, pumped. As I swung around the arete, saw that there was an easier way upto the ledge and scampered up. Totally pumped now I struggled up the rest of climb, pulling on gear. Hard work. Found out that the had to take the corner up past the bulge.
Adam Hill - 2nd - 01/May/15 with Simon

BenL - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Chris Woods

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 12/Apr/15

chris_woodsy - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/15

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Mark Condon, Ian Faulkner

ian d f - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/15 with Mark Condon, Michael P

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/15 with Brian

Once on the lead and hauled Salty. Once jugged cleaning on the way.
philhilo - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Helen E

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Ian Faulkner

ian d f - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/15 with David Brock, Michael P

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Mar/15

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/15

elliptic - AltLd - 25/Jan/15 with Tom R.

ian bryant - 2015

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/14 with PeteUKC

halfwaythere - 2nd - 28/Dec/14 with ben

cdpuk - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Julian Bridle

JulianB - Lead dog - 01/Nov/14 with Chris Peka

Scarey 2nd
timmsy - 2nd - 22/Oct/14 with David_Gledson

Pero - 2nd - 09/Sep/14

will moy - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Matt Roberts

RFWilkie - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Mark

Lovely route - would be an interesting baptism if it was your first HVS!
Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with RFWilkie

First ever HVS, you will be alright! Shouts of "Just go for it" from the ground whilst at the crux move. yet again cacked my pants but got to the top unscathed!
Buccaneerbilly - 2nd - 03/Sep/14 with Tom Boeckx, Michael Henesy

chris_woodsy - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/14

It's hard to imagine a better HVS! Reminded me of Rock Idol, but I enjoyed this one more.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Emily

Awesome route, so many massive holds and yet one of the hardest climbs I've managed to stay on, I think.
Emily - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/14

nige pacer - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Mike Lea

mdjb - 03/Aug/14

climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Andy

Lead by Tom and seconded in a 'go for it style' by Willie. I haven't laughed so much since Thatcher died!
mikehenesy - 2nd β - 03/Aug/14 with Willy, Tom Boeux

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/14

andy_pemberton - Lead - 22/Jul/14 with Steve Gibson

so sweaty and greasy on a really hot day. pulled on tat at the top of first grove. will be back. amazing route, probably the best ive climbed on.
islandlynx - Lead dog - 23/Jun/14 with Amy

AmyAmy - 2nd - 23/Jun/14 with islandlynx

Still as good as I remember. Very steady all the way.
rustaldo - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/14 with Alex

For some reason I thought this was a big, scary, hard route. A lot of people had said its a real milestone for HVS, but broken down into constituent parts it really is just a long VS 4c. Classic route, and really enjoyed the climbing, had to remind myself to stop and place some gear. Get on it, its really not that hard.
Alex Hallam - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Matt Rust

Led P1
Joemanglerocks - Lead - 15/Jun/14 with TimKnight

TimKnight - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Paul Anker

Dizz - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Conor

First climb of the day - nice lead by Charley - big swing by Ian !
Ciderslider - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/14 with charley

Took a big swing off the crux, good lead by Charley
ciderspider - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/14 with Charley, Ciderslider

My first Swanage experience.....
charley - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Mark, Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14

tash - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with ali k

Mega, big holds, loads of gear and bridging all the way up a great line.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Whilst feeling pretty wretched after an inordinate amount of alcohol from the previous night. Cracking route that was steep throughout but with plenty of bridging rests.
MPSBunny - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with John Brannock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

mc fifi - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Jonathan Pearson

funsized - 2nd - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Brilliant very sustained but you can stand in balance anywhere. Watch out for the top-out!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Bubbles

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Rich Rogers

Billg - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Alan Rosier

Ash Sayers - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

andycash - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ash

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

will moy - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Nutt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14

Luxulyan - 2nd - 30/Mar/14 with Tim

tim.fairhall - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Richard

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14

Kirill - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/14 with Graham Dolman

First climb in the Ruckle - cracking!
timreynolds - Lead - 23/Mar/14 with Dave Coley

Felt hard for 4c. But maybe there was just a lot of it. Brilliant!
mes32 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Wilki

Really nice climb, found it low in the grade and gear friendly with tonnes of rests good enough to fully recover (if you are good with you feet / bridging). Most of the route felt a pretty relaxed affair to me although the crux gets you going. There are quite a few different ways you can do this route, even the crux can be done a few ways at not too dissimilar grades.
CurlyStevo - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with Mick Ward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/14

Really nice end to the day
brices - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Remus

Lovely route but pumpy - not sure I'd have the endurance to place gear.
Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Nick Donohue

excellent sustained climbing
nickdonohue - Lead - 01/Mar/14 with Jamie Trump

mike mo - 2014

cymjt - 2014

18 pieces of gear and 1 hour ten minutes on route, and three rests. not sure where it was going wrong, it goes on forever. the move up to the tat seemed to elude me too, ran out of strength and pull on the tat then took a rest. have to try again another time.
arandall - Lead dog - 01/Dec/13 with Joe Coxson

I thought it was definitely technically hard for the grade. Very sustained, but you would expect that from 42m in one pitch.
JoeCoxson - 2nd - 01/Dec/13 with Alex Randall

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/13

lovely climb
CurlyStevo - 2nd - Nov/13 with paulus

Split with anchor under break. 2nd both pitches
waldenmatt - 2nd - 29/Oct/13 with Dave M twmc

In two pitches this time. The stance at the fault line was cramped. Lots of cam placements but not recommended.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/13 with Matt Sumpster

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Ian

lostinmidlands - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/13 with tris

In the rain: exhausting. Relieved we both got to the top.
Topsy Turvy - Lead - 13/Sep/13 with Marcin

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/13

adam 24 - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Stuart Johnston

Stuart Johnston - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Adam Ryan

Finally finale fell. There was more leg shaking than an Elvis convention and I think another epocs worth of limestone was laid he took so long but the Kiwi did it! Well done, and then there were beers.
mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Tim Johns

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13

Matt77 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Owen

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 01/Aug/13 with Dan Lane

Great climbing, and a great situation for a HVS...steep around the overhang!
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Tom Livingstone

Geoffers - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/13 with Tim

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 25/Jul/13 with Joe

What a fantastic route !
Ciderslider - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/13 with Ben

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Tom Murrell

Sophie Nunn - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Sarp

Strong Sophie Nunn led it.
sarpedon - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Strong Sophhie

GPN - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Annette

net - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with George

Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Viskii Chicu

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Jun/13

wi11 - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Mat, Vicky Hau

jasonpm - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Simon

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/13

Nexonen - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

Awesome pitch, runners everywhere
Lawrence Dudley - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Viskil Chicu, Alan Blanchflower

Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/13 with Lawrence Dudley, Viskii Chicu

tomB - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Juliette

petegunn - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Tony Kartawick - 2013

Kirill - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Mike Moss

mike.moss - 2nd O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Tim set of on it but couldn't get past the bulge despite the beta I gave him about needing to go out left. Seems you need to stick right and stay in the corner - sorry Tim. Next time, and I'm sure your hex will still be there.
mikehenesy - Lead β - 20/Oct/12 with Tim Johns

As one long pitch. Fantastic position but had to concentrate, so did not really appreciate it.
crispycodd - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Stephen Venables

LJC - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/12 with Tom

Kevster - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/12 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - Lead - 29/Sep/12 with Kevin Faux

Kevster - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Paul Eckton - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with kevin faux

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/12

Went into to do this the previous evening with a bit too much psyche. Both got to the bottom and both realised we had abbed without a half rope. Big scary free hanging prussik session out. Idiots. The got involved in helping some other lads haul their mate out of the Boulder Ruckle on their ab rope. Next day found the climb to be Proper Ruckle stuff. Thuggy on massive holds. Good lead by Johnny this.
mattyork2 - 2nd - 20/Aug/12 with Johnny Richard

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/12

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/12

w-watson - Lead β - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Hard to believe I hadn't lead this before - In fact only climbed once, and that was back in 2010! Nothing too hard, although it starts to feel that way as the arms give out towards the top.
Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Andre Clarke

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with merlin march, Peter Rigby

WalnutHorse - Lead β - 30/Jun/12

Awesome climbing, seemed to go on forever.
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Josh Brown

Followed Chris up, he headed out left at the buldge instead of sticking to the less likely corner crack. big seas, cracking position!
mikehenesy - 2nd - 17/Jun/12 with Chris Lodge

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Will I Am

will moy - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with paul taylor

Keeps coming at you :-)
Ali.B - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with PeterRobers

easy up to the first bulge then sustained, a wakeup call, get finger strenght up!
Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Diccon Proctor

chakrit - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

3 Names - Lead O/S - 18/May/12 with Ed Bulman

fantastic climb but quite exposed and nerve racking!chris managed to gash his finger quite deeply and then bash his nut key into his head so topped out with blood everywhere!good effort lad,concentrate on the climb next time!haha
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with chris Lyness

Alex the Alex - AltLd - May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

tobydunford - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/12 with Dave Ripley

metal arms - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

What a route !!! Looks really intimidating, but once you get going the jugs and gear keep flowing ! Most all of the first section can be bridged (taking all the strain off the arms). Couple of strenuous moves above the tat. Save a bit of strength for the top groove, as whilst juggy it's still steep. Both pegs are still in situ (although quite rusty).
Ciderslider - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with LukeyG

Nice and dry this time. Felt like the given grade
harold walmsley - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/12 with Paul Evans

bemdl - 2nd - 17/Mar/12

Ian JL - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Perhaps the scariest HVS I've seconded
clams - 2nd - 2012 with PR&K

Topped out in the dark...
Bob Peters - 2012 with Dad

always wanted to do this route. really good climbing and well protected.
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Robin

chris_B - Lead - 06/Nov/11 with Louise Atkin

louby - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with Chris Burn

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11

cracking sunny day(to start with) with Stubsey as a stirling second ( I couldn't hear his curses). Done the old fashioned way sans chalk. forgot my bag and the freak Stubbs doesn't use it, soldiered on regardless. A grand route but not as intimidating as I thought and sparing use of pro even from me!
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Carl Stubbs

nice route, long, pumpy but with buckets of gear.
carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/11 with mike henesy

Dave Mahon - 2nd - Oct/11 with Matt Jackson

led second pitch-belayed six feet above the break. My third ascent; still great I thought.
halfwaythere - AltLd β - 29/Aug/11 with alex

jtree03 - Lead - 19/Aug/11 with rob, dazza

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/11

Great atmosphere, steep and juggy. Avoid if conditions are damp
csd23 - 2nd - Aug/11 with Matt Burrows

risby - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Julian Prieto

Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Ris Wright

rd20 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Patrick

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/11

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Nancy Jones

Hidden - Lead dog - Jul/11

Dieter Z - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with benny

wi11 - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/11 with Frank C

james.pilbeam - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/11

always good to climb this one.
Helen Gibson - Lead - 01/May/11

Helen Gibson - Lead - 01/May/11

LJC - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with ben.richards

After seconding this route a few weeks back for Luca's first HVS 5a lead, I HAD to come back and lead it myself! Amazing rock, gear, and climbing.
ben.richards - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Luca Celano

Must get round to leading this. Technically very straight forward, but it just keeps on coming!
jezb1 - 2nd - 07/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11

AlexD - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Alex

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11

Brilliant climbing all the way. A few tenuous moves here and there. 2-3m runouts in places as I was afraid I might run out of quick draws! Ben was very wise when he suggested leaving the big hexes for emergancies. I only placed one under a minor stress, but I was very glad I hadn't used it in an easy position earlier. Rope got snagged when pulling it up to the belay stake and sent three massive blocks down the cliff, thankfully Ben got out the way and there was no one else around!! The top is very loose, test all blocks with care before stepping and pulling.
LJC - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with ben.richards

ben.richards - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Luca Celano

ian d f - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Emmanuel

awsome. route.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Uncle Dave

John Tanner - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Matt Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

First climb at Boulder Ruckle and it was pumpy !!!!! Good fun though.
Matt Smith - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with John Tanner

Beautiful route. 4c & good gear all the way, but HVS is reasonable on the grounds of the intimidation level of the route.
Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Gary Lewin

nickdunn - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with Chris Dennis

did it in 2 pitches led from the overhanging arete
halfwaythere - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/11

recon - 2nd - 2011 with benny b

LukeyG - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Don't do it as 2 pitches. Pete wanted to lead the top bit after apparently failing on that bit previously. So i led the first half. VS?
Oli - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/10 with Pete UKC

Led second half
halfwaythere - Lead - Nov/10

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/10 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Very sustained climbing all the way up. Just keeps coming!!!
gibsond - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Andre Clarke

haydng - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/10 with John

Fantastic climb with loads of gear. The length of the route does take it's toil on the arms
Andre Clarke - Lead dog - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

I did rest on some in situ piece of rope so not a clean onsight.
Ed Griffin - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/10 with Alaric

Sixth time on this (but first time leading it again since 2004 - felt comfortable except for the crux). Excellent route everytime.
Alaric - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/10 with Ed

Gazzawatson - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with Brian Watson

Gazzawatson - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

What a route! Looks very imposing from below, rested at crux on gear. Calve muscles sore from bridging!
saz_b - Lead dog - 10/Jul/10 with Dugald

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10

RobRock84 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Robin neath

brian watson - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/10 with gary watson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/10

colkurtz - Lead dnf - Jul/10 with Robb

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Lovely route
clipskipper - Lead β - 13/Jun/10 with Dave Wing

davewing - 2nd - 13/Jun/10 with Lee

petitflous05 - 2nd - 13/Jun/10

WalnutHorse - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Awesome route, bit greasy at half way but great!
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Tom Smart

Good route quite steep and pumpy
djking1983 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Rhys Jones, Rich Brammall

Rhys Jones - 04/Jun/10 with Dave King

Rhys Jones
Bram - 2nd - 04/Jun/10 with Dave King

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Tim Wong

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/May/10

eroica64 - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Rehan, Peter Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

Wow! Looks scary as hell, but is jugtastic. Steep and satisfying.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Stewart

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/10 with marvin

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10 with James P

First route at the Ruckle
jamespilgrim - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Mark

enjoyed doing this again, felt harder than first time unfortunately
manwithacam - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Joris

a bit tough for the first lead of the season. Didn't like the unstable-looking rocks at the top. the rest is great though.
Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Dan Metcalfe

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 30/Jan/10 with Frodo Stickel

uncontrollable - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Alan B

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/09

Still can't get into that corner properly
critchlg - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/09 with simon4

Well I thought I had better show that I do occasionally climb routes! Never very hard, but very exposed and out there.
Simon4 - 18/Oct/09 with Gavin C

RCrockford - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Jonah

Geoffers - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/09 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09

givemetea - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Louisa

Great line, good gear, never desperate, full of interest and nice moves. Comparable to Hell's Kitchen at FairHead?
LoopyLou - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Roslyn

Andy Chubb - 2nd - 29/Aug/09 with Nick Gregory

My first proper HVS. Awesome!
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Brian Mead

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/09

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/09 with Clare

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - Jul/09 with Mike

Graham Westbrook - Lead - Jul/09

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Phil

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

sgl - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Jez

Awesome, but tiring!
jezb1 - 2nd - 04/Jun/09

Took a nice hands of rest at the top of the second groov as i was starting to jibber slitly. recomposed my self and led clenley
Andy Peak 1 - 02/Jun/09 with Pete

timharrison - Lead O/S - 20/May/09 with Iain Moodie

mark89 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/09

garywong - 2nd rpt - 10/May/09 with Patrick Goodwin

danm - 2nd - 04/May/09 with Sion

Great climb, big jugs!
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Anthony Ray

First big cliff climb. Amazing...
The_Boy_ODwyer - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Rob

robertporter - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/09 with James O'Dwyer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

paulh1967 - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Bern - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Sue Hazel

critchlg - 2nd dog - 15/Nov/08 with Purple Sue

Alaric - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with garywong

My first HVS. Loved it!
garywong - Lead β - 12/Oct/08 with Alaric Chalmers

Amazing route, requires sustained effort and it doesn't give up to the very end.
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Tim Gledhill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Sep/08

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/08

got to be one of the best routes I have climbed at Swanage.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 19/May/08 with Paul Milton

haydng - Lead rpt - 11/May/08 with Rachel

RMG - 2nd - 11/May/08 with haydng

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08

Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/08 with Tom Hindson

Wanted to do this for so long and it was just brilliant.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Nick

bridge-tastic. Keeps on coming right to the top.
manwithacam - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Alex

Highest climb yet!fantastic stuff
w.pettet-smith - 2nd - 24/Mar/08 with david coley

jamie ward - 2nd - 08/Feb/08 with Marcus Harvey

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Lisa Paling

LiLaMont - 2nd β - 06/Oct/07 with Toby Dunford

good climbing for the grade (sustained effort required)
tonanf - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with graham

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07

Excellent route and worth the stars. Lots of holds and lots of gear. Big hexes would be an advantage.
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Roger H Smith

Katex - 2nd - 09/Aug/07 with Dan

andy jennings - 2nd O/S - Aug/07

riddle - 2nd - Aug/07 with Lee UKC!

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Kate

Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Steve Gould

Far too easy to be a HVS
jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Fat Alan

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Rob

Fell off on the dusty finishing move and in falling ripped the peg that was 15 foot from the top, wires beneath held though.
mikelaing - Lead - Jun/07 with Richard Gilgar

gonggashan - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 10/May/07

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 04/May/07 with Guy Reid

Realy enjoyed it, good line with interest all the way up.
AJM - Lead O/S - May/07 with Mike Moss

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07

cem - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/07 with Joel Trott

Siderunner - Lead - 22/Apr/07 with Seb B

Classic bridging groove, with jugs all the way, typical character building top out though!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Emily

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/07

Strange little creature - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Scott Cramp

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Feb/07

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Rob Kennard - 2007

tonanf - Lead O/S - 2007 with PSue

jake-jones - Lead O/S - 2007 with rob gajland

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2007

Rob Pitt - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Nov/06

Jim Vach - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Paul Winder

Ramon Marin - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Salomon Fernandez

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/06

timharrison - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/06 with Judith Vonhof

Hidden - Lead - Aug/06

Dave Kerr - Lead - 26/Jul/06 with Jill Kerr

timharrison - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/06 with Tim

timharrison - 2nd O/S - 29/May/06 with Mike Clifford

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 28/May/06 with AJ

just keeps on coming at you!!
Piers Harley - 2nd - 26/Apr/06 with Paul Winder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06

hard very swanage
beanfingers - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with the mole

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/06 with jamie evans

AJ007 - Lead - Mar/06

Bern - 2006

Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - AltLd - 2006

chrisbevins - Lead O/S - 2006

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/05 with John Inkpen

bigie bob - Lead O/S - Nov/05

Kyuzo - AltLd - 14/Oct/05 with Markus Roggen

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

Hedley - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/05 with Reuben

Very nice, will do again
timharrison - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Corryne

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 20/May/05 with Ben Gilbert

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 02/May/05 with Andrew

timharrison - Lead O/S - 2005 with Abi Marchent

feilx - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2005

Jason Gotel - Lead - Aug/04 with Pippa Lansdown

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/04

Paul gave it his best shot but eventually backed off, so we swapped round and I led - felt a little easier this second time around.
Alaric - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/04 with Paul Smyth

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Tony Payne

benjino - Jan/04

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 2004 with Martin Hore

brian watson - Lead rpt - 2004

Boxy - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/03 with Mick

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/03 with Caroline Waterhouse, Ian Waterhouse

Took forever, laced but led cleanly. Just about the most knackered I have ever been on reaching the top. I had no grip left in my fingers whatsoever. Later we couldn't retrieve the ab rope from Marmolata butress. The metal swaging had stuck. Syd abd down, and then shunted all the way back up.
Alaric - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/03 with Syd F

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/03

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

JasonG - Lead O/S - 2003 with Barry Donovan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Oct/02

Alaric - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/02 with Paul L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/02

furry - 2nd - 27/Aug/02 with Phil B

sims - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/02 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - Jun/02

Paul L - Lead - Apr/02

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

andybenham - 2001

Gareth - Lead dog - 04/Jun/00 with Andrew

aged_ape - Jun/00 with Simon Oliver

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Pulled on the sling on the chock stone. Any amount of bridging did not relieve strain on the arms!
alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/99

cem - Lead O/S - 31/May/99 with Jamie

akamini - Lead - May/99

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/99

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - Feb/99

Hard. I was very glad to find an old sling to clip quickly.
andyfeds - Lead - 20/Sep/98 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/98

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1998 with Karen Ghiselli

mikej - 2nd - 07/Sep/97 with Nick Salmon

five - Lead dog - Sep/97 with PW

craig h - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/97 with Janet Hannah

Budge - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/97 with Mike Oates

Guy - 1997

tomkhoward - Lead O/S - 1997 with Andy Plumb

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 06/Jul/96 with John Parrott

mark schramm - 1996

mikej - Lead - 27/Sep/95 with Mike Byles

colin milton - Lead - 27/Aug/95 with eric milton

Hidden - Apr/95

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - Lead - 1995

TonyF - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/94 with Pete Scott

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/94 with Andy Gill

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/94 with jon

Mark Kemball - Lead - 20/Aug/93 with Alison Dorey

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/93

Okecroak - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/92 with M Mercy

sdht - 2nd O/S - Jun/92 with Dave Ward

kp64zl - 2nd - May/92 with Giles, Jason M

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 06/Sep/91 with Joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/91

Robmwatt - 1990

Norman_P_W - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/89

Pete Nugent - Lead - 25/Mar/89

steve taylor - 2nd - Jul/88 with Martin Stansbury

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 05/Mar/88 with David

tapley - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/87 with Alison Tapley

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 03/May/87 with Jon Clifford-Smith

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1986

Nigel Coe - 1986 with Brian Wyvill

bullybones - Lead - Oct/85

tight rope, probably..
JamieAyres - 2nd O/S - Jun/85 with Toby Foordkelcey

ill_bill - 2nd - 1985 with Steve Newman

GuyM - 1985

Hidden - 1985

Richard Weller - Lead - 02/Sep/84 with Jerry Luntley

Great climb. Now getting steady at HVS.
Russell Lovett - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/84 with Tim Freeman

Nigel Coe - Lead - 13/Nov/83 with Norman Wright

Hidden - Lead - 1981

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 08/Jun/80 with Robin Wilson

Nigel Coe - Lead - 06/May/79 with John Walmsley

Chris Terrey - Lead - Jun/78 with Gerry Dunford

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