TommyA - 2nd O/S - 12/May/13
Dusty but awesome
Nexonen - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Sophie
Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 06/May/13 with Andy J
Tightsgirl - AltLd - 21/Apr/13 with Ali Rose
Good. scary leaving the belay
arose - AltLd - 21/Apr/13 with Hannah Francis
bradfry - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Luke
tomB - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Juliette
Great climb. Very exciting coming out on to the traverse. Brilliant day too.
Edward Hastrop - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Roger Kirke
Roger Kirke - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Edward Hastrop
Led to the end of the slab traverse, ran out of gear... nightmare ensued.
HfH - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Michael D.
Seconded this a couple of years ago, was easier leading it without battling to stop being dragged out on to the traverse. Tim did a better job of seconding it than I'd done.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Tim Johns
rested on gear just before the move up and onto the traverse as I couldn't work out where to go immediately and there was chalk everywhere. Fantastic climb, first route at Swanage and best route of the day
Foxy - Lead dog - 28/Aug/12
Anthony Dixon - Lead - 05/Aug/12
Great route traversing across was the wall on good holds was really fun.
Dave89 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Ali
max railing - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with gary vinton
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Caroline
CRiddiford - 2nd - 24/Jul/12 with Becca
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Mike
Had to leave Andre's orange nut at the crux after he lobbed on it.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Andre Clarke
rd20 - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/12 with Patrick
rd20 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/12 with Patrick
paddygoodwinlondon - Lead - 13/Jul/12 with robert dufton
kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with merlin march, Peter Rigby
Diccon lead and kept the rope too tight making it difficult especially at the crux. Still I was climbing like a one armed hippo.
Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse
will moy - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with paul taylor
paultaylor - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Will I Am
Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/12
Ali.B - 2nd O/S - 30/May/12
iceaxejuggler - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Hugh T
Vince McNally - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Ed Bulman
Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12 with pep
Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12
froglette - 2nd - 11/May/12 with John Proudfoot
HVS 4c is a fair grade.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn
louby - 2nd - 22/Apr/12 with Chris Burn
chris_B - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/12 with stuart reeves, Lou Atkin
Simon Allcock - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Wilki
Superb. Felt a bit hard for grade for a short steep but well-protected section just before the big traverse.
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Paul Evans
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/12
LukeyG - Lead - 25/Mar/12
tobydunford - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12 with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/12
bemdl - 2nd - 17/Mar/12
Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with Tom Thorne
Tom Thorne - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/12 with Alan Blanchflower
MarkRyder - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Ed
tonevert - Lead β - 18/Feb/12 with Rob Scott
mark schramm - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Dave C
Ian JL - 2012
wow, what a brilliant adventure.
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Robin
Kevster - Lead rpt - 06/Nov/11
chris_B - Lead - 06/Nov/11 with Lou Atkin
louby - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with Chris Burn
We abseiled into the Ruckle intending to warm up on Finale Groove and then head to Behemoth. However, despite low tide, the sea was too high for us to reach FG and I got a soaking checking out the access.
Instead I lead out on Lightening Wall. A bouldery start lead onto good quality climbing on sandy rock that felt a little insecure. I found the move out of the groove awkward and committing, but well protected.
The traverse rightwards over the big roof had little protection, but good gear at the end. Another crux move left out of a groove also felt awkward and committing, but reasonably well protected.
Very high quality throughout and a fabulous overhanging position, with the sea crashing in. My two partners got dowsed by a particularly big wave, and Chris had a battle to escape up the route, pumping out pretty early on and prussiking up the rope to overcome the crux.
I think it took more than two hours for us to complete it. This was Chris's second day of sea cliff climbing so he definitely got thrown in the deep end with a proper Ruckle experience.
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Chris Ridger, Nick Donohue
Chris Ridgers - 2nd dog - 23/Oct/11 with pete, Nick
Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 24/Sep/11 with Jason
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 20/Sep/11 with Pete
Tom Hill - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Andrew Gee
Must lead this soon! In one pitch. 5a?
jezb1 - 2nd - 01/Sep/11
Andrew Gee - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Tom Hill
First Boulder Ruckle route since Bottomless Buttress 18 years ago; done as one pitch; found the crux tough for the grade, sensational traverse, gripping experience! 50m ropes don't reach stake and back down to cliff edge unless second solos up first few metres
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Marcus
Soaking wet throughout. Led P2.
TommityP - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/11
Wow ! What a fantastic route. Loads of exposure on the move onto the upper wall. Thought I was off of this one at the crux (trying to recover gear), but as soon as I got onto the traverse the holds came thick and fast and i was able to finnish the route. Well chuffed, first HVS (all be it only as a second) - cheers Paul.
Ciderslider - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Paul Davis
Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Andy Combes, Ian Clifford
1st time out climbing for 3 months on something near my best lead grade. Not a great success!
cliffy - 2nd dog - 05/Aug/11 with Julian Prieto, Andrew Combes
Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/11 with Alex Dennis
colkurtz - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with Robb
AlexD - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Monkey Alan
Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/11
annetweddell - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with Jeff
Had previously seconded. Very wet undercling at the crux.
Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/11 with James Bisset
Took a big swing from the crux.
Bisset - 2nd dnf - 24/Jul/11 with Alan Blanchflower
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11
Tom Thorne - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Neil Weymouth
wi11 - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/11 with Frank C
Ceridwen - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Matt Hot rock, Sophie Nunn
Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Kerry
james.pilbeam - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11
tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james
tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james
Magic route! A must, and what a traverse!
matt.jj - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/11
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Matt
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Trev Wilson
LJC - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with ben.richards
ben.richards - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Luca Celano
I climbed the first pitch
Rowan Mitchell - AltLd - 03/Apr/11
Done this a couple of times before but it's good enough to keep repeating. Traverse is nicely exposed without ever being hard - just need to be confident. Don't forget to look down though and enjoy the space under your feet!
Alan100 - 03/Apr/11
wi11 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Chris Gee
jtree03 - AltLd - 21/Mar/11 with jonathan, dazza
exciting, adventurous climb.. awesome! i got pitch2 and the main traverse
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Uncle Dave
Great route, tough steep section after the break definitely felt 5a.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong - 19/Mar/11 with Ivan Bicknell
Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Rich
LJC - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with ben.richards
John Tanner - 2nd - 12/Mar/11 with Matt Smith
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with John Tanner
Climbed at 9am without warming up/stretching, got slightly confused by the sequence of moves at the crux just before the traverse, got pumped and rested on the gear. Pondered over the moves whilst relaxing in my harness and then managed to climb it with relative ease. Traverse was brilliant, though no gear through the middle of it. Rock-over onto the arete was very fun indeed. My first HVS ever!
ben.richards - Lead dog - 12/Mar/11 with Luca Celano
Backed off. Had traversed under overhang, then went up a bit, but wasn't in the mood to commit to next moves up & then along the rightward traverse to niche. Too tired, too late & too rubbish at climbing today! Next time...
Chris Sansum - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/11 with Gary Lewin
brilant route for the start of the season felt a bit rusty on trad got our heads in gear for the season still one of the best routes ive done in the ruckle!
Tom Thorne - AltLd rpt - 09/Jan/11 with Tim
climbtim - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Tom Thorne
jasonpm - Lead O/S - 2011 with Steve IMC
Led in one
cem - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Graham Dolman
Climbing of high diversity and quality. Lots of good holds but like most climbs here it's the steepness that gets the grade. Crux is the first few moves after the fault line. The traverse is the easiest bit. Split this into two pitches to reduce rope drag but the belay point was pretty uncomfortable. Would recommend doing it in one pitch with two skinny ropes and long extenders. Defo HVS 5a!
wild_nomad - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Martin Hore
djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/10 with Rich Brammall
Bram - Lead - 20/Sep/10 with Dave King
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10
haydng - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/10 with John
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10
all my chalk had ran out on a hot day making it tougher. Only one crux probably hard 4c. Sorry again to nick for not placing gear after the hard move before the traverse.
rob askew - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with nick brindley
mrtom - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Mike Moss
First route at The Ruckle. Very impressed with the crag.
Adam couldn't follow the crux and with much faff, I had to lower him off, ab down for most of my gear and then climb a VS with him to escape. Took most of the afternoon, but a great route!
It is definitely worth 5a as given in the new WCC rockfax.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Adam, Mike Henesy
Simons lead, he seemed took a bit of time over the crux which was fair enough as it seemed def hard 5a. Maybe it was because I was getting pulled hard right on to the traverse when I was trying to go up, or maybe I'm just crap. Had to rearrange some gear so that I didn't take a big swing if I came off. Got shagged doing it and had to clip into a quick draw for a rest. Move ok once I recovered and negociated some slack! Adam couldn'd do the move - and then the fun started!
mikehenesy - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/10 with Adam Hughes, Simon DeHaan
great climb but just too tired.....
django - Lead dnf - 17/Jul/10 with John Rowe
RobRock84 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Kev
cayteye - 2nd dnf - 10/Jul/10 with Kevin Faux
Graham Westbrook - Lead - Jul/10
Kevster - Jul/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/10
risby - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Tom Thorne
too hot only managed this climb gave up for the day hands were slipping!!
Tom Thorne - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Martin Wright
Tom Thorne - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Mark James and Alan Blanchflower
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Tom Thorne, Mark James
Awesome climb want to get back and do it on the lead!!
Tom Thorne - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Phil Ashby
My first trad lead after a year!
petitflous05 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Carol
mick1jones - 2nd dog - 08/May/10
Epic! A pretty serious route in my books. Lovely climbing though.
al99 - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Martina Zandonella
martinazando - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10 with Al Benson
Graham Westbrook - 2nd - May/10
Hidden - 2nd β - 21/Apr/10
middlemarker - Lead - 14/Mar/10 with Joris
Great climb!. with a breathtaking traverse.
Thanks go to whoever left a nr5 wire which made cleaning and jumaring a lot easier
uncontrollable - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10 with roped solo
Phil Belcher - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Rich
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/10
Jane Weir - Lead - 2010
mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2010
Hidden - 2010
RCrockford - 2nd - 10/Oct/09 with Jonah
Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 03/Oct/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09
Mini epic doing this in one pitch. Haze led through in good style.
Quiddity - AltLd dog - 12/Sep/09 with Hazel
Dave Mahon - 2nd - Aug/09 with Brian
nice route- strong line. went a bit too far left at cruxy bit, so had to traverse a bit further right that was neccessary.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 12/Jul/09 with david coley
PilarMartinez - Lead dog - 12/Jul/09 with TheCherokee
sgl - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Jez
Quality, look forward to leading it.
jezb1 - 2nd - 18/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/09
Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Sophie Nunn
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd β - 20/May/09
mark89 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/09
garywong - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Patrick Goodwin
Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/09
Traverse was scary on second. Looked like death on lead...
The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd - 01/Apr/09 with Rob
robertporter - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with James O'Dwyer
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09
Bern - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/09 with Sue Hazel
Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09
Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09
tobydunford - 2nd rpt - 14/Mar/09 with Angus
Bern - Lead rpt - 15/Feb/09 with Sue Hazel
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09
Hidden - 2009
Hidden - Lead dog - 2009
trev_f - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Ed
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/08
tobydunford - 2nd β - 01/Nov/08 with Harry Martin
Very exposed laybacking around the corner onto the traverse - very nice!
givemetea - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Tracey Tomlin
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Oct/08
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Pete Saunders
maresia - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Rob Scheichl
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/08
I tried to lead it but bottled the move out right from the break which involves smaring and a sort of lay back on a big flake. I tried to go up higher but couldn't hold on to the damp rock and rested on a nice big tech friend no. 4
RocknRoll - 2nd RP - 29/Jun/08 with Rob Gibson
Kafoozalem - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Mark
haydng - Lead rpt - 11/May/08 with Rachel
RMG - 2nd - 11/May/08 with haydng
Best route I've done at Swanage. Varied climbing, varied rock and amazing exposed positions. The traverse above the roof is the top class.
Bart Shaw - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Mike
A wonderful route, especially the traverse position.
Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/08 with Tom Hindson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Andy N
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/07
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/07
Clee - 2nd - 23/Sep/07 with Martin H
Done in one pitch - rope drag became a pain, but great route
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Dave T
Katex - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07 with Dan
Lovely route with a tingly traverse across the wall itself. Best not to climb it with a single rope, though!
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Roger H Smith
riddle - 2nd - Aug/07 with Lee UKC!
Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Steve Gould
Fairly easy HVS
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Fat Alan
Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 10/May/07
Different Steve - Lead rpt - 04/May/07 with Guy Reid
Led in one
cem - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/07 with Joel Trott
Siderunner - 2nd - 22/Apr/07 with Seb B
great route, awkward belay ledge, Pete led pitch one in good style.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with pete frost
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2007 with Iain Shone
chrisbevins - 2007
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rebecca Holland
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/06
And 03/03/12 with Mark Ryder
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Richard White
Jim Vach - 2nd rpt - Nov/06 with Paul Winder
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Salomon Fernandez
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Oct/06
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/06
Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 24/Sep/06 with Jen Towill
Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/06
winter_burn - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/06
Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Jun/06 with Pete
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/06
dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/06 with jamie evans
Hidden - AltLd β - Mar/06
Bern - 2006
Marti999 - AltLd - 2006
ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 19/Nov/05 with John Inkpen
bigie bob - Lead O/S - Nov/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/05
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 29/May/05 with Vaughan Hewitt
Led top pitch - front cover shot in Climb mag.
steve taylor - AltLd β - 01/May/05 with Scott Titt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/05
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/05
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/05
Hidden - Lead - Jan/05
Hidden - 2005
Rob Kennard - AltLd - 2005 with Alex More
timharrison - Lead O/S - 2005 with Dominic Holdem
feilx - 2005
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 2005 with bob mott
Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Simon
Budge - Lead dog - 17/Oct/04 with Martin Gillie
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/04
five - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04 with PW, TW
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/04
Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Tony Payne
Alaric - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Nigel Mackwood
Marq - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/04 with Daniel Dennehy
benjino - Jan/04
Boxy - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/03 with Mick
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/02
alpinebisou - 2001
cem - AltLd rpt - 22/Oct/00 with Miles Butteriss
aged_ape - Lead O/S - Apr/00 with KC
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2000 with Karen Ghiselli
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
cem - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/99 with Graham Dolman
Minor epic! I decided to lead it as a single pitch, just enough rope. Had to down-climb to recover some gear though. Andy C had difficulty with the traverse. We scared off the next pair who were considering it!
andyfeds - Lead - 20/Sep/98 with Andy C
Budge - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/97 with Mike Oates
colin milton - AltLd - 28/Aug/95 with eric milton
Richard White - Lead O/S - Jul/95
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/94 with jon
Mark Kemball - Lead - 20/Jul/93 with Alison Dorey
Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/93
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/92
sdht - 1992 with Dave Ward
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 22/May/91 with Joe
Wonderful traverse to start the second pitch.
ewjudge - Lead O/S - 05/May/91 with Sven Wardle
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/91
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/90
Adrian Daniels - AltLd - 31/May/90 with Steve Webster
mark-abz - Lead - 29/Apr/90 with Simon K
ChrisJD - AltLd - 14/Jan/90
Pete Nugent - 24/Mar/89
First Swanage HVS
steve taylor - Lead O/S - Jul/88 with Martin Stansbury
steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/88 with mark grover
DDDD - AltLd - 1986
I led 1st pitch, Toby led 2nd. Hot day.
JamieAyres - AltLd O/S - Jun/85 with Toby Foordkelcey
GuyM - 1985
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 05/Mar/83
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 01/Nov/78 with Gerry Dunford