Dorset > Boulder Ruckle >
 
Strongbow** E1 5b

Adjacent Climbs
<< Gypsy
 
Vortices >>
45m, 2 pitches. Similar quality to Gypsy (page 291) with some nice steep climbing. Start at a right-facing corner. High in the grade. 1) 5a, 12m. Climb the corner and move left around an arete to a ledge. Trend rightwards to another ledge and belay. 2) 5b, 30m. Climb cracks above, passing the fault-line with conviction and move up to a second roof. Traverse right to a shallow corner (peg) then continue to a bigger corner and finish up it. © ROCKFAX
FA. Richard Crewe, P.Charman 19.5.74 19/May/1974

Ticklists: Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 80 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

ian d f - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/14 with Paul K

Ash Sayers - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Kirill - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/14 with Graham Dolman

Led P1. Nice climbing all the way.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Alex Dennis

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Monkey Alan

Simon Allcock - AltLd O/S - 2014 with Wilki

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

Led P2. Very enjoyable.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Mike Moss

P2 finished in the dark
paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Tom P

TommityP - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/13

Kevster - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with Kevin Faux

ianto - 2013

brilliant climbing. perfect day in November. Tshirt weather, calm seas. technical moves some distance above good gear.
nigel pearson - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Robin

Led p2.. Good value E1. Sunny t-shirt weather, best conditions I've known at Swanage.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Ryan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/12

Led pitch 2. Really good route.
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Caroline

CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Becca

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Mike

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/May/12

paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with Gareth Hall

Led 1st pitch. Patrick got persistently dive-bombed by an angry seagull whilst leading pitch 2 :-)
GarethHall - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with Patrick Goodwin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

wi11 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Graham Westbrook

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with wi11

colkurtz - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with Robb

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/11

tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james

tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james

al99 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Al Benson

ian d f - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Emmanuel

jacobjlloyd - 2nd β - 12/Mar/11 with Dougie

All one pitch. Crux at beginning.
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with jacob loyd

cem - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10

Probably not the best climb to try and lead both pitches.
clipskipper - Lead β - 13/Jun/10 with Dave Wing

davewing - 2nd - 13/Jun/10 with Lee

Think the crux is easier compared to Elysium. I would like to lead this clean next time.
petitflous05 - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Bern - Lead rpt - 30/Jan/10 with Richard White

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 04/Oct/09

lead P1
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with neil weymouth

Ran into trouble at the break, and the peg above is shot. All but dark by the time we topped out.
clipskipper - AltLd dog - 29/Aug/09 with Davey Boy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/09

timharrison - 2nd O/S - 20/May/09 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09

Bern - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/09 with Richard White

Richard White - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Bern

Hidden - 2009

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with John Vet

sinbad - AltLd - Jul/08 with Ben Bradford

Richard Horn - 2nd - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07

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

easy
tonanf - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with PSue

Rob Kennard - 2007

Led in one.
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/06 with Jen Towill

dan gibson - AltLd rpt - 03/Apr/06 with jamie evans

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/06 with jamie evans

Bern - 2006

Marti999 - AltLd - 2006

feilx - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/04

Led p2 with 1 fall
cem - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/04 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/02

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2000 with Karen Ghiselli

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 13/Apr/95 with Perric Crellin

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

ended up having to start the route before richard reached the belay to avoid being swept of the bouldrs in the rising tide and sea
OMSKB - AltLd O/S - 05/May/93 with Richard Winfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/90

steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/90 with steve kerr

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1990 with Tim Dunsby

I led p1, JS p2
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 25/Mar/89 with John Stringfellow

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 20/Jul/82 with Tim Dunsby

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hutchay, jtree03, Mr Tickle, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 84
hard E20 of 29
E20 of 29
easy E23 of 29
hard E115 of 29
E110 of 29
easy E10 of 29
hard HVS0 of 29
HVS1 of 29
easy HVS0 of 29
hard 5c0 of 29
5c0 of 29
easy 5c0 of 29
hard 5b12 of 29
5b16 of 29
easy 5b0 of 29
hard 5a1 of 29
5a0 of 29
easy 5a0 of 29
3 Stars14 of 26
2 Stars12 of 26
1 Star0 of 26
0 Stars0 of 26
Bag of .....0 of 26
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Lead26 of 80 (32.5%)
Followed13 of 80 (16.2%)
Alt Leads36 of 80 (45.0%)
Unknown5 of 80 (6.2%)

'Climbed'22 of 80 (27.5%)
clean O/S46 of 80 (57.5%)
clean β2 of 80 (2.5%)
clean rpt8 of 80 (10.0%)
dogged2 of 80 (2.5%)