Ocean Boulevard*** E3 5b
[Lean Machine Wall and Ocean Boulevard Wall - check out how steep!, 2 kb]45m.

Rockfax Description
An outstanding Swanage classic. It follows the steep cracks and mid-height bulge towards the left-hand side of the wall. Very pumpy but also very well protected. Start at a slab just right of the base of the unrelenting crack-line. Follow the slab easily left to the base of the crack-line and climb it to the mid-height horizontal break. Pull through the steep bulge above to a shake out at a good hold on the left. Continue up the thinner, but less-steep crack above the good hold to a point where a step left gains easier climbing and the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. Kevin Turner, Nick Buckley, S.Bartlett 3.79. FFA. Steve Monks ,Gordon Jenkin 21.11.81 Mar/1979

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Littlejohn South West Climbs, Trad climbs for sport climbers, West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, Swanage wild pumpfests, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Rockfax West Country top 50, Ultimate E3 ticklist, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: Lean Machine Wall and Ocean Boulevard Wall - check out how steep! © cider nut
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This climb is in 149 logbooks, and on 53 wishlists.

WB - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/14 with Andy M

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/14

An awesome juggy pumpfest! Will feel soft if you're used to steep sport climbing. There is a very wobbly jug on the left, approximately where the guidebook indicates a good shakeout. Maybe it's well cammed in but I avoided it entirely - there's no shortage of good holds nearby.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14

piken - Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/14

Justin T - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/14 with Nancy

3 Names - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/14 with Ed Bulman

AlexD - Lead rpt - 31/May/14 with Ed

JM - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Stevo

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with james marjot

Had to rest on a nut to get another out. Pumpy as.
Stuart Johnston - 2nd dog - 05/May/14 with Adam Ryan

Very pleased to lead it! I seconded last year, but its such an obvious line that onsighting it wouldn't be much harder. Very pumped at the top, but hung in there.
adam 24 - Lead rpt - 05/May/14 with Stuart Johnston

Blimmin' mega! Pretty pumpy but not too hard for 5b as it is very juggy. Watch out for the top third as there is some loose-ness.
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Bubbles

wolverine - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Ben Meakin

Billg - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Alan Rosier

So Good!
funsized - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Ian

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/14 with Tom Livingstone

Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/14 with Dan Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14

Just as good 2nd time round
brices - 2nd rpt - 08/Mar/14 with Remus

Climbing wall F6b. Swanage E2 surely.
ian caton - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Abi

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Richard

Luxulyan - 2nd - 20/Aug/13 with Sophie

Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/13 with Adam Booth

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13 with Ed Booth

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Alex

AlexD - 2nd - 11/Aug/13 with Richard

fell at the last pinch! Heavy ropes and a hot day! I'll get it clean next time
mutt - Lead dog - 21/Jul/13

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Bede West

Glad to get up this one with my appauling current fitness, doesnt get much better, huge holds everywhere
BenNorman - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13

Amazing one of the best routes ive done, If i could only climb routes like this il be eternaly happy
brices - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Ben Norman, Mike

Used some lank
sparkass - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Mike Pollock

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

patrickc - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Sue

John Postlethwaite - 2nd dog - 16/May/13 with liam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/13

When you have to hammer gear out with a hex falling off becomes an inevitability. Awesome route though.
mes32 - 2nd dog - 05/May/13 with Wilki

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/13

Pump Pump Pump.
will moy - 2nd - 03/May/13 with Tom

adam 24 - 2nd - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13

Excellent climbing, a superb route. A gorgeous sunny day, T-shirt climbing yay! :)
petegunn - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/13

sonic46 - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/13

ianto - 2013

michael00693 - Lead O/S - 2013 with Adam Ryan

Took at 30 footer off the crux, got it ground up second time. Totally underwhelmed.
LJC - Lead - 07/Oct/12 with Tom

Excellent, french 6b with runners everywhere.
Kevster - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - 2nd - 29/Sep/12

Really good route
Bristoldave - 2nd β - 16/Sep/12 with LukeW

ellis - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/12 with Tom Holdsworth, Tom Bridgeland

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with andrew caddie

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/12 with andre hedger

BeccaSnowden - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/12 with Mike

As close to a clip as trad can get, great holds, great gear, great route
cooperman - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Greg Foster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

patrickc - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/12 with neils

Raced up it: confidence and minimal gear faff-age helped me avoid the pump :)
quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/12

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

great route; pump is controllable with fitness, holds are massive. solid E3 5b in my book
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Princess Diana

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with pep

jacobjlloyd - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/12 with Ross

Very nice - managed to dodge the pump.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Jake

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

Justin T - 2nd - 21/Mar/12 with Cherry

Took a fall just before the big break on my onsight attempt on Saturday, then seconded it as my arms were a bit boxed for another attempt. Came back on Sunday and sent it next go... very pleased with that for my first E3.
Ciro - Lead RP - 11/Mar/12 with Ramon

matt perks - 2012

colkurtz - 2nd - 01/Jul/11 with Robb

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

tuftynick - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/11

Pumpy! Great route!
Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11

Clean 2nd, awesome moves and great gear
JonBrown - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Felix

feilx - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with jon brown

Really good! Glad I was on the thick end for this one- my lack of stamina very nearly had me off the mammoth jugs! Felt hard to me, but its been a while since I did any steep trad. Will come back and lead it when I've got a bit of fitness back. What a route!
jacobjlloyd - 2nd β - 12/Mar/11 with Dougie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

pumpy and relentless, but fantastic gear and holds.
thomb - Lead dog - 12/Mar/11 with Harry

Soooooooo pumped. I have never been so pumped!
dswansonlow - Lead dog - 12/Mar/11 with jacob loyd

phil64 - 2011

relentlessly steep............
davenev - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with luke

This one hurt like hell! PUMPED!
Mr Tickle - Lead dog - 18/Sep/10 with davenev

On mikeys gear. Unremarkable, but, remarkably good.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 11/Aug/10 with Mikey G

Not the best in britain, but still very good. Feels steep at times, but huge holds and plenty of rests.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with alex mason

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

brian watson - TR - 15/May/10

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/10 with jacquie robinson

awesome. + 2nd with harry 23/06/10 + 2nd with Iain 30/06/11 + 2nd with AlexD 31/05/14
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 17/Oct/09 with Mike Hawkins

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Also led this in 1989.
Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Rab Carrington

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Aug/09

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 15/Aug/09 with Andy Reeve

Ramon Marin - Lead β - 10/Aug/09 with Salomon Fernandez

Last did it 15 years ago!
Tim M - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/09 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with cheesesarnie

two rests - pumped to funk!
sinbad - Lead dog - 04/May/09 with eddy on the rocks

It was bloody cold. Managed to get cramp in my arms! Lots of big nut would be good.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 04/May/09 with Sinbad

feilx - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/09 with Angus

tobydunford - 2nd dog - 15/Mar/09 with Angus

Hidden - 2009

feilx - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/08 with Steve Mayer

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/08 with anna barnes

JPGR - 2nd - 08/May/08 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/08

Richard Horn - 2nd - 11/Aug/07

Bern - 2nd - Aug/07 with Steve Pearson

tonanf - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with Pep

timharrison - TR O/S - 05/May/07 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - TR dog - 28/Apr/07 with Tim

Great line but very burly!
DrGav - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/07 with Andrey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Kyuzo - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Duncan Steel

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/06 with jamie evans

feilx - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Ian Lovatt

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06

Bern - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Andy Reeve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/05

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with eddie church

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

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/02

DJonsight - 2000

sadams - 2nd - 22/Jun/98 with Andy Long

Richard White - Lead O/S - 1996 with Dave Pickford

Roget - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/95 with jon

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

Downclimbed first third for a rest.
Nigel Coe - Lead - 13/Jun/92 with Tim Dunsby

keefe - 02/May/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 02/May/92 with keefe

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1992 with Richard Newey

steve taylor - Lead - Apr/91 with stumpy

Super route. Strenuous but one of the best I've done at Swanage.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/91 with Pete Finklaire, Keith Bostrum

jasper11 - 1990

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/88

frank ramsay - Lead - 1988

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