An attempt to improve Phils opinion of Swanage - think I succeeded. He lead the first and I scampered up the second, always a treat - great position.mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Phil Blight
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/14
Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14 with Anne-Marie Shepherd
Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14
Great route, stunning positions. Worth VS I'd say, not in terms of difficulty but given it's in the Ruckle and has a slightly dodgy top out
Andy Chubb - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Nick Gregory
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Andy J
Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Sophie
Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/May/14
andycash - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with chris day
Tried to find Jo but couldn't - so did this again
Ciderslider - Lead rpt - 04/May/14 with Ian Stephenson
ciderspider - 2nd rpt - 04/May/14 with Ciderslider
First pitch and a half is lively then the typical ruckle top out kicks in, not helped by drizzle.
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/14 with Henry Prior
hp8g12 - 2nd - 22/Apr/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14
TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Joe Sergeant
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14
sonic46 - AltLd - 13/Apr/14 with Lee Mercer
clarendon - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Tris
joedoherty - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Anna Gibson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/14
Exciting abseil, good pro, brilliant first pitch. chance to enjoy the veiw on the second pitch!
Dave Pen - Lead - 2014
good climb, but not too keen on the mud bank top out!
Lead all pitches
CurlyStevo - Lead - Nov/13 with Rob
poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Lynn
p1 — Andy, p2 — me
tev - AltLd rpt - 29/Sep/13 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Sep/13
Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/13
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Hamish
I lead P1, Andrea P2. Lots of bird poo on the ledge.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Andrea
Got the chance to go back and lead it. Fair play to Mike, he climbed it in his approach shoes!
DaveGarrity - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Mike Henesy
LozM - AltLd - 04/Aug/13 with Mark J
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13
Heat was absurd that day, stickies felt like they were melting. Really nice route.
DaveGarrity - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Matt, Tom Stanford
Mattzx6r - Lead rpt - Jul/13
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Mat
Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Josh Chalke, Lawrence Dudley
Lead 1st pitch
joshchalke - AltLd - 02/Jun/13
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/13
Nexonen - AltLd rpt - 20/Apr/13 with Sophie, Floris
leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13
Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/13
jezb1 - Lead - 19/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13
Enjoyable. If HS is your limit, pitch one may feel a little committing.
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Matt Jackson
Hidden - 2013
Rapid ascent to avoid the dark after having abbed off from the first belay of Aventura. Made it, Ewen only just beaten by the setting sun. Cold at the top.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Ewan
Lead pitch 1 this time - very short crux moves to belay ledge.
Ciderslider - AltLd rpt - 27/Oct/12 with Ian Stephenson
Lead 2nd pitch
ciderspider - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Ciderslider
MontyH - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with Kate, pete frost
Sent Tim up the first pitch I did the second. Ewan really enjoyed the second pitch.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Tim Johns
Solid 4b at top of first pitch. Worth a star.
eroica64 - Lead - 06/Sep/12 with Audrey Morrison
Rob Laird - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12
mr random - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Rob Laird-
first route at Boulder Ruckle, very enjoyable, crux looked harder than it was
pippa_g - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Alan Blanchflower
Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/12 with James Bridger, Pippa Gillingham
Climbed with Luke and Nick, 2nd'd both pitches
Steve27 - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Luke Rathmell
Geoffers - AltLd rpt - 28/Jul/12 with Lauren, Tim
Headjamm - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Geoff
Steve27 - AltLd - 01/Jul/12 with Ewan Gilmour
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Andre Clarke
gilmourheid - AltLd - 01/Jul/12 with Steve27
lukerathmell - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Nick, steve, Rachel Bennett
theocelano - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/12
ben.richards - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/12 with Theo Celano
Julian Prieto - AltLd rpt - 06/May/12 with Hector Prieto, Andy Combes, Ollie Dorrell
hector - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Julian Prieto
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12
Hidden - 19/Feb/12
Hidden - 19/Feb/12
Ian JL - 2012
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Nov/11
LJC - AltLd rpt - 15/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Oct/11
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 09/Oct/11 with Jeremy, Viskii Chicu
tev - AltLd β - 09/Oct/11 with Tom S
me p1,thomas p2.nice position!crux just before belay in fault
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/11 with Thomas Vaughan
ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 08/Oct/11 with Matt Swain, John Inkpen
Shonkhor - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Ben
Led the whole lot and had to suffer the hideous top out. Bottom pitch is the best with all the holds beng where you want them. Chose to add an additional belay by the initial pedestal to avoid drag as we were on a single rope.
maresia - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Billy
jcook1980 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Katy Jeans
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11
Pete Scott - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Jimbo
Ciderslider - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Paul Davis
Led the first pitch, Sonya led the second. I got the better end of the deal, lovely pitch with great exposure and good gear. Chossy top out. When you're in the corner there's an overhung block that's only held in place by mud. Got a shower of pebbles in my face when the rope was being pulled up.
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Sonya Crowe
I led first pitch
Fiona McFarlane - AltLd - Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11
tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Kirsty Kerr, Shona Hamner
Shona H - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Toby Dunford
colkurtz - 2nd - 01/Jul/11 with Robb
Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/11
LukeyG - Lead - Jul/11 with C-nunez
recon - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with benny b
Dieter Z - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with benny
djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Steve Knaggs
Me P1, Roy P2
leonjones - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Roy Smith
Nexonen - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Jake
Hidden - Jun/11
norb - 2nd - Jun/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11
The top pitch of this has around 5m of pleasant climbing above the break, after that it is very loose and dirty.
MarkRyder - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11 with James P
jamespilgrim - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with Mark
Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/11
Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11
Good first pitch and a half, nice technical layback crack to reach the belay ledge. Dirty loose looking top out.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Stewart
Very nice route, more than 1 star. Nice if tired! Lead 2nd pitch.
matt.jj - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11
dickie01 - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Julian King
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/May/11
Led P1. Rockfax topo shows the traverse line being higher than it actually is. Went too high as a consequence and had to downclimb a little. Quality first pitch. Felt high end 4b. Second pitch a lot easier but dirty once at the corner. First Ruckle route - will be back!
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 08/May/11 with Daniel
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Apr/11
Rhys Jones - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with CalshotDave
nick hawkins - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with steve
Steve27 - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Nick Hawkins
LJC - AltLd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with ben.richards
LozM - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Mark J
ben.richards - AltLd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Luca Celano
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/11
Steve27 - AltLd - 27/Mar/11 with Tom Kett
Pitch 1. Ben lead p2. Climbed with our rucksacks for some Alpine training which made some of the balency moves on the face of p1 a little tenuous!
LJC - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with ben.richards
Climbed with rucksacks full of gear in training for Dolomites this summer, even took the Jetboil for a quick coffee on the belay ledge!
ben.richards - AltLd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Luca Celano
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/11
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Viskii Chicu
Stewart Armstrong - 2011 with Ivan Bicknell
Tough move gettting upto the big ledge
LukeyG - AltLd - 24/Nov/10
Andre P1, Me P2
leonjones - AltLd - 10/Oct/10 with Andre Clarke
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/10
Lead first pitch. Took a fall on the second pitch below the roof when the block I pulled on can away in my hand!!! (Got to love the Ruckle). As a result I sliced the top off my finger, hit the ledge and had to start the pitch again.
gibsond - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Pilar Martinez
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10
climbtim - AltLd - 08/Aug/10 with Tom Thorne
1st pitch: JL led, DL 2nd, DJ 3rd
2nd pitch: DJ led, DL 2nd, JL 3rd
fragglerock - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Duncan Johnstone, Jon Lumb
FINE LEAD BY STUART, LACK OF ROCK TIME AND SCARY BOULDER RUCKLE WITH ITS CRAZY LIMESTONES. WELL DONE!
mikehenesy - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/10 with Stuart Fletcher
Ld both pitches
jezb1 - Lead - 03/Aug/10
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 01/Aug/10 with Andre Clarke
I led first pitch; up corner, traverse diagonally up left, round arete into wind, up crack to crux just before ample ledge.
risby - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Leon Jones
Ris P1, Me P2
leonjones - AltLd - 01/Aug/10 with Ris Wright
Lead first pitch
Andre Clarke - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Alan
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10
First trip to the Ruckle after two failed attempts (one due to weather, the other due to an less-than-encouraging word from a fellow climber moments before abseiling "OOH, the Ruckle, better have your prussiks ready!" - thanks a lot buddy!) Anyway - really fun climb, great holds, good gear, interesting rock formations too! I'll certainly be back for more!!!!
ben.richards - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Luca Celano
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Martin
smolders - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Robert D
Ceridwen - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/10 with Andy
Calder - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/10 with Andy Clow
LJC - 2nd β - Jul/10 with ben.richards
Laurel and Hardy go climbing. Oh dear, stuck gear, more stuck gear, too wierdly windy to hear each other, more stuck gear, cods freezing off etc etc. But despite all that it was a good fun climb all the same. So when does it get warmer?
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Ian Holloway
Nice climb to warm up on.
Skullfire - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Mike McKenna
dickie01 - AltLd rpt - 09/May/10 with Joe Heasman
tom lead the first pitch me the second
Ben Sidsaph - AltLd O/S - 05/May/10 with Kate Bolton, Tom Norton
Climbed with Tom and Ben.
First multi-pitch with a big ledge for the belay point.
KateBolton - 2nd - 05/May/10 with Ben Sidsaph, Tom Boeckx
andyfeds - Lead rpt - 03/May/10 with Ed W
tscoobydoo - Lead O/S - May/10 with phillip belcher
P2 this time
jezb1 - AltLd - 18/Apr/10
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Mark
markfromstoke - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Ian
Led 1st pitch
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/10 with Cat Tabbner, Max Streeton
tev - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Mark J, Des
led both pitches
Indy Nile - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/10 with Mark James, Thomas Vaughan
i led pitch two 4a
cayteye - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/09 with Brian Mead
Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/09 with Tim
Richard Morgan - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Toby Kluth
Helen Gibson - AltLd - 07/Sep/09
Dunx - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Joe M
joeym - 2nd - 30/Aug/09 with duncan curry
Lead pitch 2
nick hawkins - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with peter
Ld P1. Not as good as I had hoped but ok.
jezb1 - AltLd - 12/Aug/09
Led both pitches, Colin 2nd, Mark 3rd
Indy Nile - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/09 with Mark James, Colin Cook
tavarua - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Sarah, Des
Lead 1st pitch
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/09 with Karl, Stella Moggs
me p1, Matt p2, Sarah 2nd both pitches
Indy Nile - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/09 with Sarah Ramplin, Matt Burke
tscoobydoo - Lead O/S - Aug/09
leonjones - AltLd - 19/Jul/09 with Des Jerman
P1 Leon, P2 me. last half of 2nd pitch was dirty and loose.
Indy Nile - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/09 with Leon Jones
Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/09 with Clare
leonjones - AltLd - 04/Jul/09 with Des Jerman
P1 me, P2 Leon
Indy Nile - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Leon Jones
Lead 2nd Pitch
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/09 with Frodo Stickel
uncontrollable - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/09 with Alan B
Pete took the second pitch
MontyH - AltLd - 03/Jun/09 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09
Led 2nd pitch.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09 with Patrick Goodwin
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - May/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Gwilym Starks
jamie ward - AltLd - 05/Apr/09 with Marcus Harvey
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Andy Combes
Lead the pitch I climbed in the dark yesterday and reclaimed a No5 hex that I couldn't retrieve in the dark, excellent route, even better in daylight!
Ceridwen - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Andy Mosienko
uncontrollable - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09 with roped solo
Ed Westwood - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with nilsamelinckx
It got dark while we were still only half way up, we had one head torch between us.. luckily! I ended up seconding the top pitch in total darkness, unable to see my feet! The leader sent the head torch down, so when I climbing up as far as the last piece of gear I could see!! Very exciting, apt for first boulder ruckle experience!
Ceridwen - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Ed & Nils
@ndy - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/09
Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Simon Goldman
cmsg - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Luke Gannarelli
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Feb/09
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/09
hrgcb - 2009 with Joe Prinold
Hidden - 2009
MontyH - Lead - 11/Oct/08 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Oct/08
dickie01 - AltLd - Oct/08 with Joe Heaseman
At last an easy, enjoyable route. Fine positions and exposure for the grade.
Scott McRae - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Tim Gledhill
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 21/Sep/08 with Max Streeton
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Trevor
trev_f - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Ed
davenev - 2nd O/S - Aug/08 with luke
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Chris Lodge
Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/08
Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/08
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08 with davenev
MontyH - Lead - Jul/08 with Paul Milton
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Nov/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/07
Clee - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with John
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07
felt harder than last time?
led both pitches.
MontyH - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/07 with pete frost
Lead first pitch
vet - Lead - 08/Jul/07 with Helen
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 06/May/07 with Dave Gale
Lead both pitches. We abseiled in to boulder ruckle for the first time on my second day ever at Swanage and my first trip on trad in a year. We watched as a young muscle bound lad struggled on the crux getting onto the platform for the belay at the break and thought about prussiking back out. Decided to try the climb though and wasn't as bad as it looked.
RocknRoll - Lead O/S - May/07 with Peter Rolph
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/07
Damp start until around the corner. A lot of rope drag so Si belayed before ledge, I led through to the top.
Sylvi - AltLd - 17/Mar/07 with Simon
Rob Kennard - 2007
mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2007
thin before the 1st belay!
kevinknights - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Lee
Last section of the first pitch is trickier than you might expect for the grade.
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Kevin Knight
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Oct/06
Ybot Htulk - AltLd rpt - Sep/06 with Kristoffer
kristofferalpsjo - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Toby Kluth
featuresforfeet - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Patrick
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/06 with John Inkpen
great 1st pitch, dirty 2nd 1/2 of 2nd pitch.
MontyH - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/06 with Brian
winter_burn - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/06
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/06
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Olly and Ant
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/06
Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Jun/06 with Pete
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/06
Abi Chard - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Ian
Gareth - AltLd - 05/Mar/06 with Andrew
feeko - 2006
Marti999 - Lead - 2006
Piers Harley - AltLd β - 22/Dec/05 with Simon Clark
Piers Harley - AltLd β - 07/Dec/05 with Paul Winder
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/05
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/05
Outdoorfun37 - 2nd - 12/Apr/05 with Paul Chidel
Hidden - 15/Feb/05
feilx - 2005
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/04 with Matt Perks
Richard White - 2004
Alaric - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/03 with Steph Owen
colin milton - Lead - 14/Sep/03 with Dave V
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Sep/03
cliffy - AltLd O/S - Sep/03 with Bob Mott, Adrienne Adlington
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/02
Adrian Daniels - AltLd - 07/Jul/02 with Steve Webster
Jim Walton - 2002 with Matthew Stammers
aged_ape - Lead O/S - May/01 with Rob B
andybenham - 2001
climbtim - AltLd - Nov/00 with ghost
climbtim - AltLd - Nov/00 with ghost
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/00
Hidden - TR - 16/Jan/00
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 2000
Hidden - 23/May/99
andyfeds - Lead - 13/Apr/97 with Shep
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 09/May/93 with Chris
Nigel Coe - Lead - 18/Apr/93
sdht - 1993
Nigel Coe - Solo - 1990
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 11/Jun/89 with Joe
Found a turd on the faultline ledge. Climbed pitch 2 quickly!
Nigel Coe - AltLd - Oct/85 with Hub Cunningham
First route in the Ruckle, with 2 guys from the Swanage Climbing Club hut.
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 1976