Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/14
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Nov/13
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Ian
A great climb which very nearly merits HVS. Pitch 2 is committing for the second.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Clare
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/13
Ended up leading all three pitches. This is a total sandbag at VS - the 2-3 moves out of the sentry box are hard, and the moves on the traverse although easy are committing and not easy to protect (from a fall onto the ledge) and then just when you think it's all over in steps P3 !!
Ciderslider - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Ben
steveprice.exmouth - 2nd - 01/Aug/13 with David Coley
duzinga - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Omer
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13
LukeyG - AltLd - 30/Jun/13
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with alex malins
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/13
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Lawrence Dudley
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/13
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Dan Browne
Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Floris
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 18/May/13 with Alan Blanchflower
Led P1,P3. Committing moves at the start of P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 18/May/13 with Julian Prieto
Enjoyable epic for the 2nd. Good route and interesting for the grade. Not one for the novice VS leader!
haydng - Lead rpt - 08/May/13 with Dave R
Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/May/13
fantastic route and definitely not a soft touch!interest all the way through!in my top ten routes i would say!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Arul, ross garfoot
Led P1, P3
tedburt - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Aaron Burdett
Georgia H - 2nd - May/13
Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13
adam 24 - 2nd - 20/Apr/13
Dogged the first pitch after having completely numb fingers from a very cold start & trying to extract cams in that condition. P1 felt steep & cruxy. P2 is a fun traverse, 1 cam before you start the traverse and 1 more halfway. P3 is excellent & worth 3 stars!
Need to keep hands warm in cold weather and need to not leave six months between trad climbing trips!
budchawla - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Alexander Orlov
leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - Apr/13
Rockwarrior - Lead O/S - Feb/13 with Shabad Chawla
ianto - 2013
Leo49 - 2013
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Nov/12
I got pitch 2, Stephen P1 and P3.
crispycodd - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Stephen Venables
I led P1 after a bit of faffing, chris did P2 and P3. Thought the hard stuff was over after P1 but unfortunately rock not so good afterwards. P3 could do with some new pegs.
louby - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Chris Burn
Scotsken - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Si Ball
Good route with Average rock. Thought pitches 2 and 3 were slightly serious feel sorry for the novice vs leader on this.
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Mike(Dad)
Hidden - Lead - Sep/12
I thought this was quite a serious route.
2nd pitch - traverse is not well protected and there is a ledge to bounce off all the way across.
3rd pitch - rusty old peg protects unless you have LARGE cam with another ledge to bounce off should you fail.
Not for a timid leader, even though the climbing is quite straight forwards
Kevster - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Tony
tonevert - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Kevin Faux
A very intimidating and stiff introduction to the delights of the Boulder Ruckle. Johnny led pitches 1 and 3. 1 was tough and 2 was really scary and hard to protect.
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/12 with Johnny Richard
Anthony Dixon - Lead - 05/Aug/12
max railing - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Luis, Oliver
Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/12
mc fifi - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/12
paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Will I Am
will moy - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with paul taylor
funsized - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Fi
Amazing climb. on the first pitch make sure you belay to the right of the ledge (facing in)so you can watch the leader on the traverse. have either massive cams for the last pitch, or very small wires for near the rusty peg.
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 31/May/12
ali macphee - AltLd - 31/May/12
chakrit - Lead O/S - 24/May/12
Very tough! worthy of HVS 5a?
Piers Harley - AltLd - 19/May/12 with Jeremy Windsor
musgravet - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12 with Olly P, Doug Wilkie
Hidden - Lead β - 11/May/12
first multipitch. Good weather. One fall on easy top section!
Doug Wilkie - 2nd dog - 11/May/12 with Tom Musgrave
My intro to 'the Ruckle'. Led pitch 2. A great route and mini adventure
Antony87 - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Mark Lowe
Bit of a sandbag at VS but then i guess pumpy VS isn't unusual in swanage. Good climbing on the 1st and 3rd pitches, slightly let down by the dusty ledge crawl of the 2nd. Definitely more than I expected..
Alan100 - AltLd - 15/Apr/12
Dogged the first pitch. Climbed the third clean
Rowan Mitchell - AltLd dog - 15/Apr/12 with Alan Murray
LJC - 13/Apr/12 with ben.richards
Two great pitches separated by a less-than-worth it pitch of 4b. Unfortunately if your swinging leads then one of you gets all the good bits and the the other gets the scraps...I was this person! Definitely gonna go back and lead P1 & P3 as they were really fun.
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/12 with Luca Celano
luke led p1,me p2,3 Stiff for VS!little out of practice on the steep stuff but p1 tough.traverse straight foreward but still delicate.the final corners awkward but secure-very enjoyable...p1 warrants HVS?the gear is there if youve the strength to hang about and place it,and the holds are there too,if you can find them!def top end VS at least.
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Luke Partridge
LukeyG - Lead - 31/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12
John Tanner - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Oli Brend
owb106 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with John Tanner
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/12
Simon backed off 2nd pitch, so reused his placements...sketchy nonetheless!
stefano_nunes - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12
Led pitch 2
halfwaythere - AltLd dog - 07/Jan/12 with brad
PAJames - 2012
Ian JL - 2012
Chris p1, Sian p2, Chris p3
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Sian Hughes
sian88 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11
Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/11
Each pitch is very stiff for the grade - definitely HVS. Be careful on pitch 2!
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - Oct/11 with Matt Jackson
martin one - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Tim
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/11
Hidden - Sep/11
led 1st and third pitch.
halfwaythere - AltLd dog - 29/Aug/11 with alex
Led all pitches. P1 Soaking wet.
TommityP - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/11
An excellent route, jamming, bridging, lay-backing its got it all, plus a traverse! top of the grade but well protected.
petegunn - AltLd - 09/Aug/11 with Davina
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11
RD P1 - Patrick's birthday
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Patrick
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Frank C
Ceridwen - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Matt Hot rock
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 26/Jun/11 with Kerry
4 pitches this time, the first being the desperate running jumping traverse around to the start courtesy of the big crashing sea - all three survived, phew. Andy's bonzer lead on pitch one (there were two in place stuck cams which me and Ian unaware got pretty shagged trying to extract). I lead pitch 2 which was just as hard as last time although done in alternative grovelling (style?) in the break. Andy took a flyer when a hold broke but heroicaly, a little skinned and bloody, led the next cheeky but lovely (a bit like myself) pitch. Finished in traditional fashion sans daylight.
mikehenesy - AltLd - 23/Jun/11 with Andy Forsyth, Ian Holloway
a lasting memory and one the happyist moments in climbing when we made it out. leading..........i'll think about it
norb - 2nd O/S - Jun/11
P1 and P3 - P3 feels bold
31770 - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Darrell Read
Darrell Read - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Oliver Mentz
dickie01 - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Joe Heasman
mind the dead crow jammed behind a flake near the top!! my hand touched its head - gah!
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Sophie
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Alex
jtree03 - AltLd - 21/Mar/11 with jonathan, dazza
An experience! Had to leave jammed cam on exit from sentry box ...could not shift it, but got good and knackered trying. Then led the traverse in awkward style finishing with a grovelling crawl along the break, top pitch went OK!
Probably does just merit HVS, but wasn't the E grade sandbag I'd been imagining from its reputation.
The Ivanator - AltLd - 19/Mar/11 with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong - 19/Mar/11 with Ivan Bicknell
And I thought Heidelberg Creature was steep...
haydng - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with John
brian watson - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/10 with gary mason
Lead 1st, Tom lead 2nd and 3rd. Nice route, if a little wandering. Would get 3 stars but for the contrived traverse pitch.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Tom Smart
Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Tim
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/10
Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/10
Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Rich
Led 2nd pitch.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Frodo Stickel
Lead pitch 1 and 3.
Great climb, keeps throwing surprises at you one after the other...3rd pitch is just fun
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Alan B
Hard 1st pitch! Felt more like HVS to me!
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Feb/10
Dhonny_Jaws - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Michael Porter
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010
Jane Weir - Lead - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Oct/09
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/09
colkurtz - AltLd - 07/Sep/09 with Robb
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Monika Inkpen, John Inkpen
what an epic, got totally shagged out on the first pich taking out gear so had to aid climb the hard bit, then was too pumped to lead the second pitch only just managed it, and did the last pitch in the pitch black with a head torch and really enjoyed the last pitch would climb the last pitch again but not the first too, well harder than vs
Ben Sidsaph - 2nd dog - 17/Aug/09 with Mike Hennesey
Good stuff, loads of pro all the way on 1st and 3rd pitch. 2nd pitch surprisingly demanding if your forearms are trollied getting up the first.
3rd pitch done in the eerie glow of LED's. Note:-never leave your headtorch behind if you're climbing with Henesy!
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Ben Sidsaph
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09
andy jennings - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Big A
mark89 - AltLd - 17/Jun/09
sgl - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Jez
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/09
JPGR - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Paul
Third pitch more like 4c
petegruf - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with LozM
Top pitch more like 4c!
LozM - 2nd - 09/May/09 with Pete M
Ceridwen - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Mark
Ceridwen - AltLd O/S - Apr/09 with Mark
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 31/Mar/09
led p2 only, VS my arse!!!!!
davenev - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with luke
Led P1 and P3. Definitly a hard HVS
Mr Tickle - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with davenev
Wrecked on pitch 1, and rested. Luke not happy on P2, so I led all three in the end. Last was great.
cmsg - Lead dog - 21/Feb/09 with Luke Gannarelli
Hidden - 2009
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/08
djking1983 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/08 with Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson - 2nd - 22/Oct/08 with David King
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/08
great route on all three pitches. I lead 1st and 3rd, felt wasted on the crux of pitch one.
felt harder than VS to me.
MontyH - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Brian
1st ever trad route 2nd lead.
theone - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with rik dawes
cherad - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08
Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08
timharrison - Lead rpt - 18/May/08 with Johan Aukerstrom
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08 with jacquie robinson
Hidden - 2008
One of the hardest Vs at swanage surely!
tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Harry Martin
Led P2, P3
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 23/Sep/07 with Guy Reid
Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07
scary biscuits! great fun though.
riddle - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Lee
+ 01 Mar 12 with Tom (p1)
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Kate
I lead second and third pitches as a single pitch. Should be rated HVS not VS.
jchenoweth - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Fat Alan
Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 10/May/07
Richard White - 2007
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/06
winter_burn - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/06
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/06
Really great route, I led the first and third pitches. Mike fell off on the second when a hold broke in his hand.
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 29/May/06 with Mike Clifford
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/06
Bern - 2006
Marti999 - AltLd - 2006
chrisbevins - Lead O/S - 2006
brian watson - Lead O/S - 2006 with Jeff Yaldren
Hidden - Lead - Sep/05
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 20/May/05 with Ben Gilbert
Only did top pitch - nice.
steve taylor - 2nd β - 01/May/05 with Scott Titt
Boxy - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/05 with Vince
bigie bob - Lead O/S - 2005
feilx - 2005
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2005
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/04
Marq - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/04 with Daniel Dennehy
Jason Gotel - Lead - Aug/04 with Pippa Lansdown
Haglington - AltLd O/S - Jun/04 with Sandy Ogilvie
Alaric - 2nd - 25/Apr/04 with Pete F, Paul L
benjino - Jan/04
Hidden - 2nd - Nov/03
five - Lead O/S - Nov/03
Led p 1 & 3
cem - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Graham Dolman
James B - Lead - 31/Aug/03 with Nigel
furry - 2nd - 27/Aug/02 with Phil B
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/02
Led P1 & P2
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Mervyn Lamacraft
First two pitches tough - last one nice
andyfeds - Lead dog - 2002 with Andy C
Hidden - 2001
MoWalker3 - 01/Jun/00 with Dave
aged_ape - Jun/00 with Simon Oliver
climbtim - AltLd - 17/Mar/00 with ghost
Stone Muppet - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Oct/99
WB - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/98 with Guy
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Oct/98
chris sm - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/97 with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996
kp64zl - Lead - Oct/95 with Justin S, Simon V
colin milton - AltLd - 27/Aug/95 with eric milton
Dringo - 1995
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
sdht - 1992 with Dave Ward
mark-abz - Lead - 13/Jan/90 with Simon K
jasper11 - 1990
Gripping pitch 1.
eroica64 - AltLd - 29/Jan/89 with Denis Crampton
steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/88 with Martin Stansbury
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 05/Mar/88 with David
DDDD - AltLd - 1986 with Chris Brown
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/85
I led pitch 1.
ill_bill - AltLd - 1985 with Steve Newman
GuyM - 1985
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 02/May/82 with Tim Dunsby
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 14/Sep/80 with Dave Kyle
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 02/Sep/79 with Frank Farrell
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 01/Nov/78 with Gerry Dunford