Hardest VS I've ever done - would give it HVS 5a,4c. Fantastic sustained steep climbing on the first pitch, and then a good belay. Relieved to find second pitch a lot easier, although the exposure (and still being a little spooked from P1) kept it exciting.
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Kat Gers-Barlag
KittyKat - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Will Benfold
Cleaned on jugs.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Helen E
I led P2. Justin led the hard part of P1 really well, not placing much gear.
Dave Mahon - AltLd - 25/Oct/14 with Justin Sharpe
wild first pitch
kp64zl - AltLd O/S - Oct/14 with Julian M
Pero - AltLd - 09/Sep/14
rd20 - AltLd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Gary
garywong - AltLd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Robert Dufton
Led 2nd pitch
RFWilkie - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Mark
Lead the first pitch. Could be HVS in a lot of places.
Thinker01 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with RFWilkie
dmetcalfe - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with James
Sheltered from the rain for a while on the belay ledge.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Emily
Exciting climb! Hung out under the roof at the belay for a bit while some rain blew past
Emily - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Nick
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/14
What is holding the blocks on pitch one in place?
andy_pemberton - AltLd - 22/Jul/14 with Steve Gibson
Such outrageous positions for the grade. amazing
brices - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Llinos
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14
Chris A led pitch one, I did pitch two. Pitch one is super steep for a VS.
bigbobbyking - AltLd - 25/May/14
Tough and steep for VS. Did in one run out. Would give it 5a,4c.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Martin Haworth
Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/14
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/May/14
Awsome, Best VS I've done!
felixizzy - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Steve
Fatclimber - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Felix
Thunderthighsontheloose - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Bryony Weathers
Bry - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Caroline Ashman
led 2nd pitch. Superb VS
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Rich Rogers
Great route. Probably not for your first VS though. Steep!
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Adam Ryan
Very stiff for VS!
adam 24 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Stuart Johnston
Ash Sayers - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14
Lead P.1, some great powerful moves, needed to just go for it in places. second pitch less rewarding. Horribly cramped belay (and I'm small).
Robin Woodward - Lead - May/14
Led pitch 1. Crazy steepness, exposure, and sustained climbing for the grade but loads of gear (13 runners in all). Second pitch definately no push-over either. Awesome.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Anna Kennedy
Had a bit of an exposure-induced meltdown when I attempted to leave the belay for the second pitch, but when I finally managed to get going it was awesome :)
annak - AltLd dog - 12/Apr/14 with Lee Harrison
will moy - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Nutt
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14
dobby 200 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Joe Doherty
joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Micheal Dobinson
Kirill - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Mike Moss
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/13
I lead pitch one, joe did pitch two. second pitch feels as scary as the first pitch as it all feels like it'll fall down. Really good fun
arandall - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Joe Coxson
Alex lead the crux first pitch, but the second pitch was no walk in the park - loose rock towards the top give a few trust issues. Interesting change over point in the middle. Definitely an adventure.
JoeCoxson - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Alex Randall
kenneM - AltLd - 27/Nov/13
lead all pitches. Pitch 2 also isn't a push over for VS IMO.
Abbed in to do finale groove but party already on this. Rob left a half rope at the top so we were forced to lead on one rope halfed. Didn't have tonnes of light left so decided to this climb as I'd done it before. Felt a bit touch and go time wise, but we had head torches and actually about 30 mins of light to spare! 30 metres of rope just reached the belay stakes but we had a plan in case it wouldn't have reached!
CurlyStevo - Lead - Nov/13 with Rob
lead pitch 1 a good route worth 3 stars for pitch 1 IMO. However one day not too far in to the distant future I think all those staked blocks at the crux of pitch 1 are going to fall down.
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Nov/13 with paulus
i had a large block off on pitch 2 but luckily it missed Alice!
trekclimb - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/13
great VS, well protected but sustained, highly recommended.
trekclimb - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/13
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Ian
paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Stu
Led the first pitch.. suntain all the way up, a bit hard on the grade.
PilarMartinez - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with The Red Devil
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/13
I led P1. Still no push over!
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Matt Jackson
Great - tough first pitch, really enjoyable second pitch
matt.jj - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Dave Mahon
Led P1 - Wild !!!!!
Ciderslider - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Ben
Led both pitches
TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Gramps
JenDurden - Lead dnf - 20/Jul/13 with Sion F-R
Geoffers - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Lauren
Headjamm - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Geoffers
LukeyG - AltLd - 25/Jun/13
ian d f - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Michael P, Pete H
pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Ian Faulkner
Hidden - 07/Jun/13
Lead the first section, amazing holds and plenty of gear placements. My first trad multi pitch lead :)
sonic46 - AltLd - 01/Jun/13
Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Phil
Led P1, 2nd P2
tedburt - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Aaron Burdett
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13
leglesslizard - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13
Rockwarrior - Lead O/S - Feb/13 with Shabad Chawla
ianto - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Leo49 - 2013
led pitch 1
uncontrollable - AltLd rpt - 08/Dec/12 with laurence, Alan B
Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 08/Dec/12 with Lawrence Dudley, Frodo Stickel
Lawrence Dudley - AltLd - 08/Dec/12 with Frodo S, Alan B
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Nov/12
budchawla - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Alexander Orlov
Again, steep and thuggy Ruckle stuff on pitch 1 up to the layer of mid height strata. Then pitch 2, 4b 'Pull through the overhang using a finger crack' classic.
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Johnny Richard
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/12
Led P1, Sarah P2. Extremely steep, extremely reachy (for the short, which I am).
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Sarah Bayley
'' sticky damp!! ''
CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Jake Young
Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Caroline
great 4 warming up
Rockwarrior - Aug/12 with Shabad Chawla
Climbed both pitches in one go; no belay.
Steve27 - Lead - 28/Jul/12 with Luke Rathmell
rd20 - AltLd - 13/Jul/12 with Patrick
paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd - 13/Jul/12 with robert dufton
Diccon lead the 1st pitch, I took the second.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse
P1 very steep, hard for a 4c
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Josh Brown
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/12
P1 only. Brilliant climbing, wildly steep but not at all pumpy and loadsa gear! Seagull nesting on belay ledge but quickly calms down if you're quiet.
AlexD - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Marti
chakrit - Lead O/S - 24/May/12
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with pep
Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12
Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/12
Alex the Alex - AltLd - May/12
dave657 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Toby
tobydunford - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/12 with Dave Ripley
Led P2. Awesome lead by Paul on P1, committing step off the tight belay to start P2. Wow
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Paul Anker
Lead P1. Solid. Have never placed so much gear on one pitch. Lots of it though and plenty of big hands but doesn't stop the consistently steep wall from being consistently intimidating
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 01/Apr/12 with TimKnight
John Tanner - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Oli Brend
owb106 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with John Tanner
PAJames - 2012
dickie01 - AltLd rpt - 13/Nov/11 with Joe Heasman
chris_B - AltLd - 05/Nov/11 with Lou Atkin
I did the first pitch - steep!
louby - AltLd - 05/Nov/11 with Chris Burn
Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/11
Stubsey did the first glory pitch (why does it only get one star in the guide?) and I got the scarey choss pitch(oh yeah 3 stars for the first and minus 2 for the second-and where should it go?). Stubsey reconed it was a lot harder than his previous Swanage VS.
mikehenesy - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Carl Stubbs
1st pitch- steep, juggy and pumpy with good gear and solid rock
2nd pitch- makes you think more (less juggy) less gear and a lot of loose rock through out. the harder of the two pitches
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/11 with mike henesy
jasonpm - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Steve IMC
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 24/Sep/11 with Jason
Led second pitch. Scary loose rocks, seagulls, could use a stake at the top
risby - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Julian Prieto
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Ris Wright
Encountered an angry seagull on second pitch with 2 chicks in her nest. She kept dive bombing me, which made things exciting. Good route - typical full on Swanage experience.
Andy Chubb - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with James Mulvaney, Jim Mulvaney
Led 2nd half P1
Cheese Monkey - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/11 with Simon C
Tough sustained climbing on pitch one, how is this VS if Aventura is HVS? and how 4c if Tensor 11 is 5a, Swanage grades make no sense, beware! I placed gear to pass the jammed (loose!) flakes at about 18m but was totally pumped with nothing left to pull over. I lowered off and Ben climbed through to the belay. The peg & thread made us wonder if we where on The Tool E2 5b, it really did seem that hard, however photos on UKC seem to show we where on Hiedelberg Creature, I lead through for pitch two but traversed left for easier ground and the top out, the thin finger crack can wait for another day.
Simon Cahill - AltLd β - 11/Jul/11 with Ben Darby
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/11
wi11 - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/11 with Frank C
me second pitch in the rain, started just as we got to the bottom of the abseil! Doh!
Ceridwen - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Edwin Jenkins
Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/11
Led P2. p1 was hard for a 4c! Good gear though
LozM - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Mark J
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Chris Gee
Daj p1, me pitch 2
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Daj
Led p1, a cheeky reacquaint with the ruckle
nick hawkins - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Jez
P2 this time. Nice and steep!
jezb1 - AltLd - 03/Mar/11
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10
A good route, steep, 3 dimensional, exposed. Have climbed this before but very different today to how I remembered it. Meaty stuff
manwithacam - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Joris
Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Dan Metcalfe
Led 2nd pitch
DaNo123 - AltLd - 25/Sep/10 with NICK, steve
Great first pitch with some quite steep sections but lots of good holds. quite difficult to find gear for the belay at the fault line due to poor rock, but it's a big ledge that can fit 4 people comfortably so long as you don't want to stand up. Second pitch much easier in a great situation. Good gear all the way. Lead first pitch
wild_nomad - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Martin Hore
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 25/Sep/10 with Dan, Nick
LJC - Lead - 22/Sep/10 with ben.richards
Sustained first pitch with 'three' bulges rather than rockfax's proposed 'one'! Nice Pitch all the same, with positive holds when you need them. P2 is frightfully loose at the top with some worringly large, wobbly blocks. Luca pulled off one the size of a horse's head as he started seconding P2...also DON'T USE THE OBVIOUS THREAD FOR PROTECTION, IT SOUNDS TOTALY DETACHED! However, as long as care is taken, it is a fun route, worth doing :)
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Luca Celano
djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/10 with Rich Brammall
Bram - AltLd - 20/Sep/10 with Dave King
haydng - AltLd rpt - 04/Sep/10 with John
nick led p1 i got p2. P2 chossy but easy. P1 very fun
rob askew - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with nick brindley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/10
Led first pitch. Stupendous for a VS! Really good. Second pitch just a way to the top really. Adam did well to get his head in gear and lead it after failing on Lightning Wall and having to rest on the first pitch of this.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Adam
only did pitch one as we were chased off by a angry seagul
cayteye - 2nd dnf - 10/Jul/10 with Kevin Faux
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/10
Kevster - Jul/10
davewing - 2nd - 13/Jun/10 with Lee
Lead 1st pitch, nice route!
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Tom Smart
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/10
Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Tim
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Tim Wong
Joris.Roulleau - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Mike McKenna
Carly - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Richard
Intimidating and tough first pitch.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with Stewart
FIrst pitch is a contorsionists delight, loads of jugs though. Second pitch quite stiff for 4b!
al99 - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Martina Zandonella
martinazando - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Al Benson
dan gibson - AltLd rpt - 27/Apr/10 with marvin
Chris P1, Matt P2. My first climb at Boulder Ruckle! Definitely going to be back for more.
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Matt Lunn
Excellent route. First pitch steep but plastered in holds and plenty for your feet. Second pitch great too.
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 23/Apr/10 with Gideon Castro
Theeni - AltLd O/S - Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/10
colkurtz - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Robb
Hidden - 2010
LoopyLou - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Roslyn
done as a single pitch
givemetea - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Louisa
Led Pitch 2
Darrell Read - AltLd - 22/Aug/09 with Oliver Mentz
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09
Lead 2nd pitch. Tried leading 1st pitch, but was intimidated by the overhang and lowered off. Very hard for VS 4c.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd - 09/Aug/09 with John Wilds, Max Streeton
my first Swanage VS. Nails!
Dave Mahon - Aug/09 with Brian Mead
Different Steve - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/09 with Clare
Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Jul/09 with Mike
me first pitch
Ceridwen - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Phil
sgl - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Jez
Ld P1. Really enjoyable, steep but not too fierce.
jezb1 - AltLd - 18/Jun/09
andy jennings - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Big A
Led P1. First climb back from injury, was really scared... Also had a foot hold pop off, hence the fall, though I was well protected. Gorgeous day as well...
The_Boy_ODwyer - AltLd dog - 01/Jun/09 with Sersh
Lead the first pitch and Chris got stuck with the traditional Swanage top one. First pitch was a good honest struggle, good pro all the way.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Chris Lodge
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Jun/09
Led 1st pitch.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with Patrick Goodwin
trev_f - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Ed
Mr Tickle - 2nd β - 14/Feb/09 with davenev
P1 a proper grunt!
davenev - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09 with luke
feilx - 2nd rpt - 01/Feb/09 with Tiff
Hidden - 2009
31770 - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Darrell Read
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08
Led P1, a bit of a brute!
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 29/Sep/08 with Guy Reid
I lead the first pitch, Peter Lead the second
RocknRoll - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/08 with Peter Murphy
doyle12 - Lead dnf - 06/Aug/08 with Tristian
steep for 4C, big holds though. second pitch is not much easier. worth the 2 stars
PaulW - AltLd - Aug/08 with simon
doyle12 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/08 with Tristian
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/08
dickie01 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Joe Heasman
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08
London Luke - Lead O/S - Jul/08
Rob lead the first pitch (4c) I lead the second pitch (4b)
RocknRoll - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Rob Gibson
dcomeau - Lead O/S - 23/May/08 with Steve Dunn
haydng - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Rachel
RMG - 2nd - 11/May/08 with haydng
feilx - AltLd rpt - 20/Apr/08 with Graham Lewis
Got a bit spooked. Great top pitch.
Tom Last - 2nd - 05/Apr/08 with Nick
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/08 with phil Ashby
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/08
garburn - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/08 with Sophie Nunn
Lead the top pitch - need to be careful to stay on route, which is a crack that's quite challenging for the grade. Enjoyed it!
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Ed Babington
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Lee Mercer
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with anna barnes
First visit to Boulder Ruckle. What an awe inspiring place! Of the three routes we climbed, this was the only one I seconded cleanly.
alexrp - 2nd - 18/Oct/07 with Tony F
Up a groove, then an easy face, good climbing
tonanf - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with graham
My first 'ruckle experiance'!, left me wanting more
csd23 - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Alister
lead 1st pitch, felt quite steep, massive holds though!
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Ben Smith
Katex - 2nd - 24/Aug/07 with Dan
Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 04/Aug/07
P1 Tom (1 rest)
Tom Gadsden - Lead - 07/Jul/07 with Roly
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/May/07
manwithacam - AltLd - May/07 with Martin
MontyH - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with pete frost
Sylvi - 2nd - 16/Mar/07 with Simon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/07
beardy mike - Lead O/S - 2007 with Iain Shone
Led P2. Tough 1st pitch - outrageously overhanging for VS!
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Martin Hore
Boxy - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/06 with Trevor Macalonan
trevor macalonan - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/06 with Tim
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 27/May/06 with Mike Clifford
Piers Harley - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/06 with Rob Marson
Piers Harley - 2nd - 26/Apr/06 with Rob Marson
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/06
serious VS with some wicked moves
beanfingers - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with the mole
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/06
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/06
Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2006
brian watson - Lead O/S - 2006 with Jeff Yaldren
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2006
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/05 with John Inkpen
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/05
bigie bob - Lead O/S - 2005
timharrison - Lead O/S - 2005 with Corryne
feilx - 2005
Marq - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/04 with Daniel Dennehy
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/04
brian watson - AltLd - 21/Aug/04 with bob mott
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04
Haglington - AltLd O/S - Jun/04 with Sandy Ogilvie
benjino - Jan/04
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Nov/03
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/02 with Paul L
Hidden - AltLd - 2001
cem - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/99 with Graham Dolman
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 31/Dec/82 with Tim Dunsby