Aventura** HVS 4c
[Pitch 1, 5 kb]30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Good climbing and very exposed. Start at a cave just west of a huge undercut buttress. Low in the grade.
1) 4c, 15m. Climb the corner above the cave, then at the fault-line, move right to belay on a thread around an ammonite.
2) 4c, 15m. Ascend leftwards to a crack in the roof and pull around in a sensational position to continuation cracks. These lead to a ledge and the exit corner as for Nassty Spider. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Crew, P.A.Bell 29.8.64 29/Aug/1964

Ticklists: 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Orange Spot Swanage, UK Classic Corners, Dorset weekender, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

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Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/15 with Alex

Not one of the better Swanage HVSs I didn't think, all felt a bit tottery on the second half!
AlexD - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/15 with Sophie

A classic Boulder Ruckle climb. Me P1. Nick P2. A thrutchy chimney to a good belay ledge with a putrifying dead seagull adding to the atmosphere. Then up left to the overhang with some bold moves to find the jugs which enable you to pull through with ease. A great climb, but a bit sandy.
Andy Chubb - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Nick Gregory

Solid rock. Another lovely climb, a slight crux on each pitch to keep you entertained.
Katsmiff - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - AltLd - 09/Aug/15 with Catherine Smith

Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Aug/15

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Jody Palmer

Led P2
Julian Prieto - AltLd rpt - 17/May/15 with Alan Blanchflower

Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 17/May/15 with Brian Watson, Julian Prieto

Super atmospheric ! Abbed in and couldn't see the sea from cliff top really misty and with a big sea running - boulders soaked and so were we !!! Charley led P1 which was soaked, and I did P2 - real adventure as it was getting dark.
Ciderslider - AltLd rpt - 11/May/15 with charley

Quite an adventure - abbed down in the mist, got soaked boulder hopping, most of the first pitch was wet & then got dived bombed by gulls on the belay (there's currently a nest on the ledge). Great fun though, nice climb and an evening adventure I won't forget...
charley - AltLd O/S - 11/May/15 with Mark

led p1. Good fun route.
islandlynx - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15 with matthew beals

Led the second pitch. Great fun.
Matt77 - AltLd - 09/May/15 with Shane

mattprince - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Will Graham

LJC - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Mark

Led P1 this time, great route at the grade.
Ciderslider - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/15 with Luca

Brilliant route, two spectacular pitches!
Shane Willis - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15

Ewan P1, Chris P2
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Ewan Whitmey

ian bryant - 2015

Leo49 - 2015

kp64zl - AltLd O/S - Oct/14 with Julian M

elfka - Lead β - 25/Sep/14 with Joe Doherty

Led P1.
Oli - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson - AltLd - 17/Sep/14 with Oli Lewis

Led 1st pitch
RFWilkie - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Mark

Lead the entertaining top pitch - brilliant position as you pull over the lip.
Thinker01 - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with RFWilkie

Scotsken - 19/Aug/14 with Jamie Evans

Trade route. Just as good :-)
clipskipper - 20/Jul/14 with Jerome

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/14

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Max Streeton

Led P2
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with TimKnight

Led P1, struggled to get off the ground again!
TimKnight - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/14 with Paul Anker

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Jun/14

stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Tom thorne

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/May/14

andycash - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with chris day

felixizzy - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Steve

Fatclimber - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Felix

Led P2. Very steady
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Bubbles

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

Bry - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Caroline Ashman

1st pitch was led by Ben - although interesting nothing remarkable. However the second pitch was really out there in a safe and controlled way. I led it and found it pretty easy (although full marks for excitement :-)
Ciderslider - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ben, Ian Stephenson

My first intro to HVS and it came on the Ruckle!
ciderspider - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ben Ware, Ciderslider

Led P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Lawrence Dudley

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Micheal Dobinson

Lead P2. Brilliant pitch with big holds just where you want them
dobby 200 - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Joe Doherty

Hidden - Lead - Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

really good climb this - crux on pitch 2 is particularly awesome! This is a 3 star route IMO and only a tiny bit less quality than Jo or Finale Groove IMO Lead all pitches...
CurlyStevo - Lead - Nov/13 with Rob

Lots of guano on the start of P1 (which I seconded), great after that. P2 (which I led) was great with a nice crux on good gear.
Robin Woodward - AltLd - Oct/13

halfwaythere - AltLd RP - 02/Sep/13 with dave

Climbed it in one pitch. Slightly awkward at the start when getting into the chimney.
sarpedon - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 22/Aug/13

Led both pitches. Awkward getting off the ground but worth it for P2, great fun
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Dave Marshall

andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with J

sonic46 - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Matt Page

Mattzx6r - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with luke goble, Sonia

sonic46 - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Mike H

Second visit. Got Sonia to lead the first pitch, bloody good effort. I discovered (the second time) that there is a 4b/c way of doing it. Second pitch was cracking, not too difficult and with good gear and great holds. Met an RNRMMC club member (Ian, bootie) at the belay.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Sonia

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/13

petegruf - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with nick k

sparkass - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Mike Pollock

P2 Hard to get off the gound and an awesome position on p2
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Mat

Led P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Josh Chalke, Lawrence Dudley

joshchalke - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

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

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

fantastic adventure which had me drop 9 nuts of my snap gate!5 of which i caught under my shoe on a ledge and my belayer caught 3 whilst the other one went down to the boulders never to be seen again!great fun day out which wont be forgotten in a hurry!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with ross garfoot

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

pitch 1. hardest move is getting of the ground
will moy - AltLd O/S - 03/May/13 with Tom

leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Apr/13

craggyfingers - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Amazing day, sweating at the base of the climbs it was so warm. Bit of an akward start from the cave good though. Ewan could manage it despite his best efforts so retired knackered and I abbed back down so second pitch still to be completed.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Ewan

Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Phil

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Sep/12

Have I done this before?
Kevster - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/12 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Kevin Faux

torsok - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Nic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/12

Steve27 - AltLd - 29/Jul/12 with Luke Rathmell

Lead first pitch - Very thuggy espcially first move to get off ground
Andre Clarke - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Alan

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Andre Clarke

lukerathmell - AltLd - Jul/12 with steve

P1 quite easy, then 1 tricky move on P2, maybe I didn't approach it in the right way.
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Luke Johnson

lukerathmell - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with steve

Steve27 - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Luke Rathmell

I lead 2nd pitch seemed shorter than the 1st.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Diccon Proctor

Led P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 13/May/12 with Stewart Armstrong

Led pitch 2 over the roof this time, a fun climb.
The Ivanator - AltLd rpt - 13/May/12 with Rich

Stewart Armstrong - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with Monkey Alan

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 13/May/12 with The Ivanator

A good route. I led P1.
The Ivanator - AltLd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Toby

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with Ivan

Led first pitch
Steve27 - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Ewan Gilmour

gilmourheid - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Steve27

louby - 2nd - 11/Feb/12 with Chris Burn

chris_B - Lead - 11/Feb/12 with Louise Atkin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Simon Pape

MarkRyder - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with James P

2nd pitch a bit dirty due to recent heavy rain
jamespilgrim - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Mark

rd20 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Patrick

Lead both pitches, didn't see the annomite thread, bit of an awkward belay, second pitch great climbing but loose, loose, loose!
Simon Cahill - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Steve (Dorchester)

Steve27 - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Simon Cahill

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Steve Knaggs

led pitch 1
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Alan B

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Frodo Stickel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11

Nice route - who leaves all that gear there? Second pitch feels quite loose at crux! Lead first.
matt.jj - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11

norb - 2nd - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

straight forward climbing but the rock at the top of pitch 2 looks cracked to buggery and may detach. Traversed a metre or two to the left to avoid.
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with Matt Jackson

The steep crux is a great position on uber jugs, pretty straightforward if you don't hang around. Nice route and easy for a Swanage HVS.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Stewart

davewing - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Lee

Rhys Jones - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with CalshotDave

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 16/Apr/11 with James Bisset

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/11

Led P2
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Viskii Chicu

Stewart Armstrong - 2011 with Ivan Bicknell

Ceridwen - Lead rpt - 21/Nov/10 with Dan McGonigal

Kevster - Lead O/S - Nov/10

Led P1. Some hard moves up the wide crack, but good bridging rests between them.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Julian Prieto

Led P2.
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Alan Blanchflower

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Oct/10

climbtim - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Led 2nd pitch.
garywong - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/10 with Jason Kleine

Led P1.
kleinej - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Gary

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Tim

Alaric - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Ed, Neil

Ed Griffin - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Neill Turner, Alaric

soft for the grade
givemetea - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Helen King

Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Mike McKenna

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10

I led pitch 1
mick1jones - AltLd - 15/May/10

ian d f - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Mark

markfromstoke - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Ian

Made a direct start up the wall with the thin crack - nice climb but more than HVS
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Davey Boy

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/10

colkurtz - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Robb

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Mar/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - 2010

I led pitch 1- 4c
cayteye - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/09 with Brian Mead

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Adam

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 14/Jul/09

sgl - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Jez

Ld P1
jezb1 - AltLd - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Led 2nd pitch.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09 with Patrick Goodwin

Beware loose rock on 2nd pitch! A piece the size of a suitcase came off when I was pulling round the roof. Keep as far right as you can at this point.
white tornado - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with Neil W

jamie ward - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Marcus Harvey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/09

Ceridwen - 2nd β - 22/Mar/09 with Andy Mosienko

Bern - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/09 with Sue Hazel

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/09

Lead P1 - slightly grim start but from then on great climbing. Solid chimney and awesome exposed move over the bulge.
davenev - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with luke

led 2nd pitch...nice moves over overhang on really good holds
Mr Tickle - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with davenev

Hidden - 2009

Led P2 again
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 26/Sep/08 with Guy Reid

led both pitches
davidgent - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Ben Ram

lead crux pitch
Matt Bennett - AltLd - 14/Jun/08

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Lisa Paling

LiLaMont - 2nd β - 31/May/08 with Toby Dunford

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

Rare for Swanage - not at least one grade undergraded!
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Tony Seale

Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08

I lead first pitch, tricky start, Tris lead second which had a difficult overhanging bulge
RocknRoll - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/07 with Tris

Oliver Sherman - AltLd - 30/Sep/07 with Dave Thompson

dobrek - Lead dog - 22/Sep/07 with Chuck

Led P2 - great fun
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Martin Hore & Guy Reid

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Dave Gale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/07

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07 with Kate

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

beardy mike - 2007 with Rob Scheicl

lead P2
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 2007

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2007

second pitch
Topsy Turvy - AltLd O/S - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Nov/06

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 12/Nov/06 with Bob M

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/06 with John Inkpen

Hidden - Lead - Aug/06

Great Route, I led the second pitch
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with Mike Clifford

I led first pitch, Max the second
andyfeds - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/06 with Max S, Andy C

dan gibson - AltLd rpt - 28/Apr/06 with jamie evans

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/06

bigie bob - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

dan gibson - 2006

Bern - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

chrisbevins - Lead O/S - 2006

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Sep/05

feilx - 2005

timharrison - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/04 with Matt Perks

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/04

colin milton - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/03 with Dave V

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

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/03

Ian JL - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Duncan Henderson

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/01

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

mikej - AltLd - 27/Sep/95 with Mike Byles

colin milton - AltLd - 27/Aug/95 with eric milton

Excellent climb
tracyclimber - Lead - 21/May/95

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - May/94

Okecroak - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/93 with G Scott

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/93

Party of 4 and too many ropes!
Nigel Coe - 18/Apr/93

sdht - 1993

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 28/Jun/92 with Joe

2 totally contrasting pitches, Really wild cutloose move over the over hang. V atmospheric
ellie macpherson - Lead - Jun/92 with Ian Holmes

kp64zl - Lead - Dec/91 with Jim

Robmwatt - 1990

steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/89 with steve kerr

Nigel Coe - 04/Jun/88 with Brian Wyvill

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1988 with Neil

In trainers as I'd forgotten my rock shoes.
Nigel Coe - 2nd - Oct/87

ill_bill - AltLd - 1986

GuyM - 1985

Nigel Coe - 20/Aug/83 with Steve Portnoi

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 22/Feb/81 with Mike Butler

Falko - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/78 with Howard Lancashire

Nigel Coe - 22/Oct/78 with Robin Wilson, Bob Mott

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