Thunder Groove** HVS 5b
[Thunder Groove (HVS 5B), 3 kb]32m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A quality route. Start at a small corner behind the highest boulder.
1) 5b, 25m. Head right for 5m then make a hard move upwards past a pinnacle block to a ledge. The groove above leads, with difficulty, to the fault-line. Place good gear then tackle another groove that gains a large belay ledge on the left.
2) 4c, 15m. Step right and climb the groove past a ledge to reach an exit corner. © ROCKFAX

FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth, FFA. Pat Littlejohn 16/Sep/1967

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This climb is in 108 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

The initial rising traverse is poorly protected and very intimidating, with the potential for decking it. The groove was very technical. I thought solid E1 and as hard as Elysium. Tim led second pitch.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Tim

After having backed off lead... Head not in it. Very nice on second, but some worrying sections of rock, even by Ruckle standard... One particular block above the break after the crux should be treated with great caution. really good route - Hard Very Swanage.
Alex the Alex - 2nd - 14/Jun/15 with Rog

Climbed with a hell of a hangover. The choss really got to me at the top after a foothold came off, serious ledge syndrome.
RKirke - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Alex T

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 12/Apr/15

Stroppy - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Sam Husband

Sophie Nunn - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/15 with Brian

Did P1, perfect trad experience good gear in places and some easier scarier sections in places.
Sam Husband - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Ed

Led as one pitch, worried about rope drag so put very little gear in, but the moves all felt comfortable. Thought it was an excellent route maybe worth an extra star.
Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/15

ian bryant - 2015

Mark Warnett - AltLd O/S - Sep/14

paultaylor - 2nd - 16/Jun/14 with Will I Am

Stuart Johnston - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Adam Ryan

Apparently this was an alzheimers onsight. The logbook tells me a seconded it last year.
adam 24 - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Stuart Johnston

led 2nd pitch. Fell off 1st after messing up after crux
mick1jones - AltLd dog - 04/May/14 with Rich Rogers

Ash Sayers - Lead - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/14

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

great first pitch but poor quality rock on second
mike lawrence? - Lead - 04/Apr/14 with Metal

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Feb/14

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Kev Brown

Wevcore - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Rich

colkurtz - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Robb

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with alex malins

Led P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Viskii Chicu

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

adam 24 - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - Apr/13

ianto - 2013

Graham led it as one pitch. Hard and serious for the grade, should be E1 in my opinion.
Kirill - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Graham Dolman

I lead the second 4c pitch.
Rollo - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Mike

mc fifi - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

funsized - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Fi

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Dave Ripley

Kevster - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/11

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Alex Dennis

Lead as one pitch
Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Andy Mosienko

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Monkey Alan

hard for the grade, top pitch getting pretty loose now. Be careful of some of the blocks and flakes. Awesome adventure though
climbtim - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11

tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james

tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james

wi11 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Ed Ratcliff

bigie bob - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/11

Led P1
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Trevor Wilson

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11

Daj p1, me p2
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Daj

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

mike.moss - 2nd O/S - 2010

led short upper pitch after getting pumped while seconding removing a VERY stuck nut.
w.pettet-smith - AltLd - 12/Jul/09 with david coley

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09

JPGR - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Paul

Ed Babs - 2nd β - 01/May/09 with Harry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09

Tricky crack in the mid section - top pitch ascended dune dust which had a great step out onto the arete.
davenev - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with luke

Led both pitches...finished on Dune Dust. Nice traverse at start
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with davenev

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

adamscottthomas - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Kafoozalem

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/08 with Simon Chandler

Rob lead the first pitch (5b) I lead the second pitch (4c)
RocknRoll - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Rob Gibson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08

in 1 pitch
Bern - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Andy Mos

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08 with jacquie robinson

Seconded. Blank wall low down not so easy for the grade.
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Ed Babington

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Nov/07

Led P1
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 23/Sep/07 with Ian Thurgood

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

MontyH - 2nd - 29/Apr/07 with Brian

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/07

timharrison - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Matt Burrows

Rob Kennard - 2007

brian watson - Lead O/S - 2007 with scott titt

Led P2 - very pleasant
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/06 with Martin Hore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Marti999 - AltLd - 2006

timharrison - Lead O/S - 2005 with Corryne

feilx - 2005

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/04

benjino - Jan/04

Hidden - 2001

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

kp64zl - AltLd - Mar/97 with David Pickford

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 1994

ewjudge - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/91 with Mark Richards

mark-abz - Lead - 29/Apr/90 with Simon K

ChrisJD - AltLd - 14/Jan/90

steve taylor - AltLd - Oct/88 with mark grover

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 18/May/86 with Brian Wyvill

Lead pitch 1, seconded pitch 2. Partner was a marine I only meet that day, cant remember his name.
Russell Lovett - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/83 with unknown

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 05/Mar/83

Chris Terrey - 2nd - Jan/81 with Mike Morrison

Nigel Coe - 22/Apr/79 with Frank Farrell

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Total votes cast 89
hard E10 of 32
E11 of 32
easy E16 of 32
hard HVS9 of 32
HVS15 of 32
easy HVS1 of 32
hard VS0 of 32
VS0 of 32
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hard 5c0 of 30
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hard 5b5 of 30
5b17 of 30
easy 5b6 of 30
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easy 5a0 of 30
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