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.

Hidden ?/Nov Lead
Chris Sansum 19/Sep Lead rpt
with Tabi Leask
Hidden 19/Sep 2nd
Graeme Hammond 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Becky E
Becky E 30/Aug 2nd O/S
kenneM 21/Aug Lead O/S
with Chris
tim.fairhall 17/Aug 2nd rpt
with Sachi
jsmcfarland 17/Aug Lead O/S

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.

with Tim
Katsmiff 08/Aug Lead O/S

Lovely climb. Solid rock which was a blessing after our previous climb Tatra. Lots of bridging, plenty of rests.

Martin Bagshaw 08/Aug AltLd
Andrew Sloan 01/Aug Lead O/S

Technically ok and well protected but I'd give it 5a for the steepness.

with Tim
paultaylor ?/Aug AltLd rpt
with Matt Roberts, Will I Am
dpalmer1961 18/Jul Lead
Hidden 09/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul Lead O/S
Robin Brooke ?/Jul Lead

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...

Pryan ?/Jul 2nd
islandlynx 28/Jun Lead rpt

Still greasy but better this time. Awesome route.

TomRiddelsdell 28/Jun 2nd β

What a great route. Although the crux is a little sweaty, the rest is top quality!

Hidden 28/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun Lead rpt
Jim Malo 13/Jun 2nd O/S
with Tim
Russtygibbons 07/Jun Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 07/Jun 2nd O/S
richardashe 07/Jun 2nd O/S
Mark Warnett ?/Jun Lead O/S

It is very good but slightly repetitive moves? There are a couple of steep pulls around the tat area.

with Andy O'Conner
afterthesend 30/May 2nd

Seb led. Took an hour...

andycash 16/May 2nd rpt
with Daryl nayler
Adam Hill 01/May 2nd

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.

with Simon
BenL 12/Apr Lead O/S
tcn_2002 12/Apr 2nd
chris_woodsy 12/Apr 2nd O/S
pearson9596 11/Apr 2nd O/S
with Mark Condon, Ian Faulkner
ian d f 11/Apr 2nd rpt
with Mark Condon, Michael P
Sophie Nunn 04/Apr 2nd rpt
with Brian
philhilo 15/Mar Lead O/S

Once on the lead and hauled Salty. Once jugged cleaning on the way.

with Helen E
pearson9596 14/Mar 2nd O/S
ian d f 14/Mar Lead rpt
onlyfoddington 14/Mar 2nd dog

I thought I had done it all, but ran out of energy at the last.

with Michael, Ian
Shane Willis 17/Feb Lead O/S
elliptic 25/Jan AltLd
with Tom R.
ian bryant ??/2015 -
Cheese Monkey 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with PeteUKC
halfwaythere 28/Dec/14 2nd
with ben
cdpuk 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
JulianB 01/Nov/14 Lead dog
timmsy 22/Oct/14 2nd

Scarey 2nd

Pero 09/Sep/14 2nd
will moy 07/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Matt Roberts
RFWilkie 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Mark
Thinker01 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route - would be an interesting baptism if it was your first HVS!

Buccaneerbilly 03/Sep/14 2nd

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!

with Tom Boeckx, Michael Henesy
chris_woodsy 01/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Nick Russell 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

It's hard to imagine a better HVS! Reminded me of Rock Idol, but I enjoyed this one more.

with Emily
Emily 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Awesome route, so many massive holds and yet one of the hardest climbs I've managed to stay on, I think.

with Nick
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/14 2nd rpt
nige pacer 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Mike Lea
mdjb 03/Aug/14 -
climbingpixie 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
mikehenesy 03/Aug/14 2nd β

Lead by Tom and seconded in a 'go for it style' by Willie. I haven't laughed so much since Thatcher died!

with Willy, Tom Boeux
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd dog
andy_pemberton 22/Jul/14 Lead
with Steve Gibson
islandlynx 23/Jun/14 Lead dog

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.

with Amy
AmyAmy 23/Jun/14 2nd
rustaldo 19/Jun/14 2nd rpt

Still as good as I remember. Very steady all the way.

with Alex
Alex Hallam 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S

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.

Joemanglerocks 15/Jun/14 Lead

Led P1

TimKnight 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Dizz 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Conor
Ciderslider 13/Jun/14 2nd rpt

First climb of the day - nice lead by Charley - big swing by Ian !

with charley
ciderspider 13/Jun/14 2nd dog

Took a big swing off the crux, good lead by Charley

charley 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S

My first Swanage experience.....

with Mark, Ian
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
tash 12/Jun/14 2nd
with ali k
Brannock 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Mega, big holds, loads of gear and bridging all the way up a great line.

MPSBunny 26/May/14 2nd O/S

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.

Hidden 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
mc fifi 04/May/14 Lead O/S
funsized 04/May/14 2nd
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 03/May/14 2nd

Brilliant very sustained but you can stand in balance anywhere. Watch out for the top-out!

with Bubbles
mick1jones 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with Rich Rogers
Billg 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Ash Sayers 03/May/14 Lead O/S
andycash 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ash
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
will moy 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Nutt
Hidden 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 30/Mar/14 2nd
with Tim
tim.fairhall 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Richard
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Kirill 29/Mar/14 2nd rpt
timreynolds 23/Mar/14 Lead

First climb in the Ruckle - cracking!

with Dave Coley
mes32 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Felt hard for 4c. But maybe there was just a lot of it. Brilliant!

with Wilki
CurlyStevo 16/Mar/14 Lead

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.

with Mick Ward
Hidden 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
brices 07/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Really nice end to the day

with Remus
Jamiet297 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Lovely route but pumpy - not sure I'd have the endurance to place gear.

nickdonohue 01/Mar/14 Lead

excellent sustained climbing

mike mo ??/2014 -
cymjt ??/2014 -
arandall 01/Dec/13 Lead dog

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.

JoeCoxson 01/Dec/13 2nd

I thought it was definitely technically hard for the grade. Very sustained, but you would expect that from 42m in one pitch.

Hidden 30/Nov/13 Lead rpt
CurlyStevo ?/Nov/13 2nd

lovely climb

with paulus
waldenmatt 29/Oct/13 2nd

Split with anchor under break. 2nd both pitches

Dave Mahon 29/Oct/13 Lead O/S

In two pitches this time. The stance at the fault line was cramped. Lots of cam placements but not recommended.

with Matt Sumpster
Abi Chard 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
lostinmidlands 13/Sep/13 2nd dog
with tris
Topsy Turvy 13/Sep/13 Lead

In the rain: exhausting. Relieved we both got to the top.

with Marcin
bpmclimb 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with Clare
Hidden 21/Aug/13 2nd
adam 24 11/Aug/13 Lead
Stuart Johnston 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
mikehenesy 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S

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.

with Tim Johns
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Matt77 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Owen
Tom Livingstone 01/Aug/13 2nd β
Dan Lane 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Great climbing, and a great situation for a HVS...steep around the overhang!

Geoffers 26/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Tim
Matthew Robinson 25/Jul/13 2nd
with Joe
Ciderslider 24/Jul/13 2nd rpt

What a fantastic route !

with Ben
Luxulyan 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Murrell
Sophie Nunn 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Sarp
sarpedon 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Strong Sophie Nunn led it.

GPN 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Annette
net 30/Jun/13 2nd
with George
Monkey_Alan 08/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead dog
wi11 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Mat, Vicky Hau
jasonpm 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Simon
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead O/S
Nexonen 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd
Lawrence Dudley 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Awesome pitch, runners everywhere

Monkey_Alan 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
tomB 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Juliette
petegunn 06/Apr/13 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Kirill 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
mike.moss 08/Dec/12 2nd O/S
mikehenesy 20/Oct/12 Lead β

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.

with Tim Johns
crispycodd 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

As one long pitch. Fantastic position but had to concentrate, so did not really appreciate it.

LJC 07/Oct/12 2nd rpt
with Tom
Kevster 29/Sep/12 2nd rpt
tonevert 29/Sep/12 Lead
with Kevin Faux
Kevster 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Paul Eckton 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/12 Lead
mattyork2 20/Aug/12 2nd

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.

with Johnny Richard
Hidden 10/Aug/12 2nd
Anthony Dixon 04/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd rpt
w-watson 22/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt

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.

Pete Rigby 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 01/Jul/12 2nd
with merlin march, Peter Rigby
WalnutHorse 30/Jun/12 Lead β
Stroppy 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Awesome climbing, seemed to go on forever.

with Josh Brown
mikehenesy 17/Jun/12 2nd

Followed Chris up, he headed out left at the buldge instead of sticking to the less likely corner crack. big seas, cracking position!

with Chris Lodge
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
paultaylor 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
will moy 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with paul taylor
Ali.B 30/May/12 Lead O/S

Keeps coming at you :-)

with PeterRobers
Paul-Michael 27/May/12 2nd O/S

easy up to the first bulge then sustained, a wakeup call, get finger strenght up!

chakrit 24/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead O/S
3 Names 18/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ed Bulman
jon_gill1 06/May/12 Lead O/S

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

with chris Lyness
Alex the Alex ?/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
tobydunford 14/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with Dave Ripley
metal arms 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Ciderslider 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

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).

with LukeyG
harold walmsley 02/Apr/12 2nd rpt

Nice and dry this time. Felt like the given grade

with Paul Evans
bemdl 17/Mar/12 2nd
Ian JL ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
clams ??/2012 2nd

Perhaps the scariest HVS I've seconded

with PR&K
Bob Peters ??/2012 -

Topped out in the dark...

with Dad
nigel pearson 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

always wanted to do this route. really good climbing and well protected.

with Robin
chris_B 06/Nov/11 Lead
louby 06/Nov/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead rpt
mikehenesy 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

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!

with Carl Stubbs
carl_123 14/Oct/11 2nd O/S

nice route, long, pumpy but with buckets of gear.

Dave Mahon ?/Oct/11 2nd
halfwaythere 29/Aug/11 AltLd β

led second pitch-belayed six feet above the break. My third ascent; still great I thought.

with alex
jtree03 19/Aug/11 Lead
with rob, dazza
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd
csd23 ?/Aug/11 2nd

Great atmosphere, steep and juggy. Avoid if conditions are damp

with Matt Burrows
risby 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Julian Prieto 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
rd20 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Hidden 04/Jul/11 2nd
nickstephens 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead dog
Dieter Z ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with benny
wi11 27/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Frank C
james.pilbeam 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead rpt
Helen Gibson 01/May/11 Lead

always good to climb this one.

Helen Gibson 01/May/11 Lead
LJC 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt
ben.richards 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt

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.

jezb1 07/Apr/11 2nd

Must get round to leading this. Technically very straight forward, but it just keeps on coming!

Hidden 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
AlexD 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 27/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Alex
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
LJC 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

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.

ben.richards 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
ian d f 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Emmanuel
rustaldo 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

awsome. route.

with Uncle Dave
John Tanner 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S

First climb at Boulder Ruckle and it was pumpy !!!!! Good fun though.

Chris Sansum 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Beautiful route. 4c & good gear all the way, but HVS is reasonable on the grounds of the intimidation level of the route.

with Gary Lewin
nickdunn 05/Mar/11 Lead
halfwaythere 09/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

did it in 2 pitches led from the overhanging arete

recon ??/2011 2nd
with benny b
LukeyG ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
Oli 23/Nov/10 Lead O/S

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?

with Pete UKC
halfwaythere ?/Nov/10 Lead

Led second half

Different Steve 25/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Nick
Hidden 17/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
gibsond 04/Sep/10 2nd rpt

Very sustained climbing all the way up. Just keeps coming!!!

haydng 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with John
Andre Clarke 04/Sep/10 Lead dog

Fantastic climb with loads of gear. The length of the route does take it's toil on the arms

Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Ed Griffin 26/Jul/10 2nd dog

I did rest on some in situ piece of rope so not a clean onsight.

with Alaric
Alaric 26/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Sixth time on this (but first time leading it again since 2004 - felt comfortable except for the crux). Excellent route everytime.

with Ed
Gazzawatson 11/Jul/10 2nd
Gazzawatson 11/Jul/10 2nd
saz_b 10/Jul/10 Lead dog

What a route! Looks very imposing from below, rested at crux on gear. Calve muscles sore from bridging!

with Dugald
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
RobRock84 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Robin neath
brian watson 10/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jul/10 Lead rpt
colkurtz ?/Jul/10 Lead dnf
with Robb
Hidden 16/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
clipskipper 13/Jun/10 Lead β

Lovely route

with Dave Wing
davewing 13/Jun/10 2nd
with Lee
petitflous05 13/Jun/10 2nd
WalnutHorse 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Martin Davies 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route, bit greasy at half way but great!

with Tom Smart
djking1983 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Good route quite steep and pumpy

Rhys Jones 04/Jun/10 -
Bram 04/Jun/10 2nd

Rhys Jones

ASchwirtz 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tim Wong
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd rpt
eroica64 22/May/10 2nd
with Rehan, Peter Roberts
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 03/May/10 2nd O/S

Wow! Looks scary as hell, but is jugtastic. Steep and satisfying.

with Stewart
dan gibson 27/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with marvin
MarkRyder 07/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with James P
jamespilgrim 07/Apr/10 2nd O/S

First route at the Ruckle

with Mark
manwithacam 14/Mar/10 2nd

enjoyed doing this again, felt harder than first time unfortunately

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S

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.

Monkey_Alan 30/Jan/10 2nd
uncontrollable 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Alan B
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 11/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
critchlg 18/Oct/09 2nd rpt

Still can't get into that corner properly

with simon4
Simon4 18/Oct/09 -

Well I thought I had better show that I do occasionally climb routes! Never very hard, but very exposed and out there.

with Gavin C
RCrockford 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jonah
Geoffers 02/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
givemetea 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Louisa
LoopyLou 12/Sep/09 Lead

Great line, good gear, never desperate, full of interest and nice moves. Comparable to Hell's Kitchen at FairHead?

with Roslyn
Andy Chubb 29/Aug/09 2nd
with Nick Gregory
Dave Mahon ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S

My first proper HVS. Awesome!

with Brian Mead
Sophie Nunn 14/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Different Steve 10/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Clare
Ybot Htulk ?/Jul/09 2nd
with Mike
Graham Westbrook ?/Jul/09 Lead
Ceridwen 18/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Phil
Ceridwen 18/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
sgl 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jez
jezb1 04/Jun/09 2nd

Awesome, but tiring!

Andy Peak 1 02/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

with Pete
timharrison 20/May/09 Lead O/S
mark89 20/May/09 AltLd O/S
garywong 10/May/09 2nd rpt
danm 04/May/09 2nd
with Sion
Mr Tickle 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Great climb, big jugs!

with Anthony Ray
The_Boy_ODwyer 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S

First big cliff climb. Amazing...

with Rob
robertporter 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Bern 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S
critchlg 15/Nov/08 2nd dog
Alaric 12/Oct/08 2nd
garywong 12/Oct/08 Lead β

My first HVS. Loved it!

Scott McRae 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Amazing route, requires sustained effort and it doesn't give up to the very end.

with Tim Gledhill
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
adamscottthomas 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/08 Lead dog
Matt Bennett 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/08 2nd O/S
MontyH 19/May/08 Lead O/S

got to be one of the best routes I have climbed at Swanage.

with Paul Milton
haydng 11/May/08 Lead rpt
with Rachel
RMG 11/May/08 2nd
with haydng
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Will Homoky 10/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Tom Hindson
Tom Last 05/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for so long and it was just brilliant.

with Nick
manwithacam 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S

bridge-tastic. Keeps on coming right to the top.

with Alex
w.pettet-smith 24/Mar/08 2nd

Highest climb yet!fantastic stuff

with david coley
jamie ward 08/Feb/08 2nd
with Marcus Harvey
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
tobydunford 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 06/Oct/07 2nd β
tonanf ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S

good climbing for the grade (sustained effort required)

with graham
Richard Horn 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
clipskipper 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Excellent route and worth the stars. Lots of holds and lots of gear. Big hexes would be an advantage.

with Roger H Smith
Katex 09/Aug/07 2nd
with Dan
andy jennings ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
riddle ?/Aug/07 2nd
with Lee UKC!
Ed Babs 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Kate
Oliver Sherman 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
jchenoweth 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Far too easy to be a HVS

with Fat Alan
Neil Adams 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Rob
mikelaing ?/Jun/07 Lead

Fell off on the dusty finishing move and in falling ripped the peg that was 15 foot from the top, wires beneath held though.

with Richard Gilgar
gonggashan ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Perrott
Matt Shepherd 10/May/07 Lead O/S
Different Steve 04/May/07 2nd rpt
with Guy Reid
AJM ?/May/07 Lead O/S

Realy enjoyed it, good line with interest all the way up.

with Mike Moss
Hidden 30/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
cem 28/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Joel Trott
Siderunner 22/Apr/07 Lead
with Seb B
Chad123 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Classic bridging groove, with jugs all the way, typical character building top out though!

with Emily
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Lead
Strange little creature 17/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Scott Cramp
Hidden 06/Feb/07 2nd
Matt Shepherd 10/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
tonanf ??/2007 Lead O/S
with PSue
jake-jones ??/2007 Lead O/S
with rob gajland
mike.moss ??/2007 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 19/Nov/06 2nd
Jim Vach ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Paul Winder
Ramon Marin 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Salomon Fernandez
Hidden 29/Sep/06 Lead O/S
timharrison 16/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Judith Vonhof
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead
Dave Kerr 26/Jul/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
timharrison 18/Jun/06 2nd O/S
trevor macalonan 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Tim
timharrison 29/May/06 2nd O/S
with Mike Clifford
dan gibson 28/May/06 2nd rpt
with AJ
Piers Harley 26/Apr/06 2nd

just keeps on coming at you!!

with Paul Winder
Hidden 26/Apr/06 Lead O/S
beanfingers 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S

hard very swanage

with the mole
dan gibson 23/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with jamie evans
AJ007 ?/Mar/06 Lead
Bern ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 AltLd
chrisbevins ??/2006 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 19/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
bigie bob ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Kyuzo 14/Oct/05 AltLd
with Markus Roggen
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Hedley 21/Aug/05 2nd dog
with Reuben
timharrison ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

Very nice, will do again

with Corryne
Ramon Marin 20/May/05 Lead O/S
with Ben Gilbert
Owen W-G 02/May/05 Lead O/S
with Andrew
timharrison ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Abi Marchent
feilx ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Jason Gotel ?/Aug/04 Lead
with Pippa Lansdown
Hidden 26/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Alaric 19/Jun/04 Lead rpt

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.

with Paul Smyth
Dave Reeve ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
benjino ?/Jan/04 -
Different Steve ??/2004 Lead O/S
brian watson ??/2004 Lead rpt
Boxy 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Mick
charlesmfrench 13/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Caroline Waterhouse, Ian Waterhouse
Alaric 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S

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.

with Syd F
pezzerrr 24/Feb/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
JasonG ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Barry Donovan
Hidden ?/Oct/02 2nd rpt
Alaric 29/Sep/02 2nd O/S
with Paul L
Hidden 31/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/02 Lead
furry 27/Aug/02 2nd
with Phil B
sims 07/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead
Paul L ?/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/01 2nd
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
andybenham ??/2001 -
Gareth 04/Jun/00 Lead dog
with Andrew
aged_ape ?/Jun/00 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -

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

Hidden ?/Nov/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/99 Lead O/S
cem 31/May/99 Lead O/S
with Jamie
akamini ?/May/99 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/99 Lead
DafSWMC ?/Feb/99 Lead O/S
andyfeds 20/Sep/98 Lead

Hard. I was very glad to find an old sling to clip quickly.

with Andy C
Hidden 30/May/98 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/98 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
mikej 07/Sep/97 2nd
with Nick Salmon
five ?/Sep/97 Lead dog
with PW
craig h 02/Aug/97 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Budge 12/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
Guy ??/1997 -
tomkhoward ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Andy Plumb
Adrian Daniels 06/Jul/96 2nd
with John Parrott
lost.arrow 07/Apr/96 Lead
with Anne Mold
mark schramm ??/1996 -
mikej 27/Sep/95 Lead
with Mike Byles
colin milton 27/Aug/95 Lead
with eric milton
timbanton ?/Apr/95 -
William Robertson ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
TonyF 16/Oct/94 AltLd O/S
with Pete Scott
chris sm 23/Jun/94 2nd O/S
with Andy Gill
Roget 30/Mar/94 Lead O/S
with jon
Mark Kemball 20/Aug/93 Lead
with Alison Dorey
Hidden 09/Jun/93 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/93 Lead
Okecroak 09/Aug/92 AltLd O/S
with M Mercy
sdht ?/Jun/92 2nd O/S
with Dave Ward
kp64zl ?/May/92 2nd
with Giles, Jason M
MoWalker3 06/Sep/91 AltLd
with Joe
Hidden ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/1990 -
Norman_P_W ??/1990 -
Hidden 31/May/89 Lead
Pete Nugent 25/Mar/89 Lead
steve taylor ?/Jul/88 2nd
with Martin Stansbury
Dave Musgrove 05/Mar/88 Lead
with David
tapley 09/Aug/87 Lead O/S
with Alison Tapley
RichardMc 03/May/87 Lead O/S
with Jon Clifford-Smith
DDDD ??/1986 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1986 -
with Brian Wyvill
bullybones ?/Oct/85 Lead
JamieAyres ?/Jun/85 2nd O/S

tight rope, probably..

ill_bill ??/1985 2nd
with Steve Newman
GuyM ??/1985 -
Nevil ??/1985 -

Do not know year

Richard Weller 02/Sep/84 Lead
with Jerry Luntley
Russell Lovett 18/Feb/84 Lead O/S

Great climb. Now getting steady at HVS.

with Tim Freeman
Nigel Coe 13/Nov/83 Lead
with Norman Wright
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
Nigel Coe 08/Jun/80 2nd
with Robin Wilson
Nigel Coe 06/May/79 Lead
with John Walmsley
Chris Terrey ?/Jun/78 Lead
with Gerry Dunford
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