Vortices** E2 5c
[Guy Maddox on Vortices (E2 5c, 5b), Boulder Ruckle East, Dorset, 3 kb]40m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A mix of the sustained and strenuous on a strong line makes this a route worth tracking down. Start right of a corner, below a large roof.
1) 5c, 20m. Move up the thin wall to a large hanging flake and pull right into a short corner. Go up to a horizontal break, and traverse rightwards again, until just beyond a vertical crack. Climb the wall on reasonable holds to the fault-line and belay.
2) 5b, 20m. Pull onto the wall above, follow it to a corner, and climb this to the top - the upper section of Strongbow. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Finklaire, D.Glover 21/Apr/1985

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Guy Maddox on Vortices (E2 5c, 5b), Boulder Ruckle East, Dorset © Guy Maddox
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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

ian bryant - 2015

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/14

FIrst pitch felt bold at start but maybe I went too direct as May be gear out left. Quite pumpy too. Really enjoyed it
Mark Warnett - AltLd O/S - Sep/14

led p2, very straightforward, it's all about the first pitch! strenny up to traverse line, where lovely holds await!
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Ed

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/14

Very fun! We were both attacked by a huge gul on the 2nd pitch, Mike seemed to absorb the worse of the ambush.
sparkass - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Mike Pollock

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Pete Hiscox, Ian Faulkner

as one pitch
ian d f - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Michael P, Pete H

ianto - 2013

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with pep

3 Names - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Ed Bulman

Toby Dunn - Jul/10 with Andy Reeve

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

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Rob Pitt - AltLd - 31/Mar/09 with Nick Arding

Bern - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Sue Hazel

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/09

+ Alt Leads with AlexD 16/05/14 (P1)
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Trevor

trev_f - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Ed

DDDD - Lead O/S - 2009

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/08 with phil Ashby

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with anna barnes

Rob Kennard - 2007

feilx - 2005

Richard White - 2003

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

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

steve taylor - AltLd - May/90 with neil willets

Nigel Coe - 28/May/87 with Tim Dunsby

DDDD - AltLd - 1986 with Gary Crocker

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ash Sayers, Mr Tickle, Different Steve

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