Rockfax Description
A superbly-positioned climb on good rock. One of the best and most travelled sea cliff climbs at the grade on the coast. The line of the climb takes the easy-angled slab via a steep entry move to a point near the slab's top where it steepens up. Move left to easier ground and continue to the top and a stake belay. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Swanage Green Spots, SPA Training Minimum Requirement.

andrew.tyrrell 15/May 2nd O/S
with Matt
matt_batchelor 15/May Lead
with Andrew
alex goodall 14/May Lead O/S
Derigain 14/May 2nd
Mayaculpa 30/Apr Lead
with Jason
funkyvin1 30/Apr 2nd rpt
jayyaj 30/Apr 2nd β
AlexHerbert79 30/Apr Lead O/S

My first trad lead without anyone backing me up! Very scary in a focussed kind of way. Didn't feel there were lots of gear options and as a novice that meant there was no room for error. Distant stake at the top threw me a bit but I made it . A proud achievement!

with Alex Roberts, Mike Guest
simibrown 25/Apr Solo
andycash 20/Apr Lead O/S
with Ian harris
AlexHewitt90 17/Apr Lead O/S
Felicityleigh-hudson 17/Apr 2nd O/S
Archbishop 17/Apr 2nd
with Dan Shacklock
Hidden 03/Apr 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar Solo
Bob M 23/Feb Solo
Phil Anderson ??/2016 Lead
bmda106 ??/2016 Lead
Alex Hallam 24/Oct/15 2nd rpt
cdpuk 10/Oct/15 Solo
RachelHC 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S
cem 19/Sep/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Jul/15 2nd
5cme2810 04/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/15 2nd
joe.wahab 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Lost a small, old wild country nut roughly mid height up the slab. it has light blue rubber around the swage and black and white checkered gaffer around this. Tried to solo up and free it; couldn't. Second threw the nut key in the sea... Otherwise, pleasant climb!

Hidden 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Federico Sher 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Doug Simon, Joe Breslin
Douglas 17/Jun/15 2nd
with Fed
Hidden 14/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/May/15 2nd O/S
TomGB 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
beeney 04/May/15 2nd
Hidden 03/May/15 Lead O/S
cas smerdon 16/Apr/15 Lead
with Mark S
Hidden 12/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Pike 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jen Booys, Sarah Sams
Dan0Me 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Sophie C
Russell Lovett ??/2015 2nd

Done in early 1980,s. Also lead and solved around this time.

with unknown
powelli 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S

First lead at Swanage. Very slow to place gear, rattled through all my medium 1-5 nuts in the first 1/2 of the route and spent a long time figuring out how to protect the rest. Would recommend a 2nd set if you're new to trad leading/Swanage.

daviesp2 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Pete GMC
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
Matt_Hardy 22/Sep/14 Lead
with Josh Lee
phil456 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with John Diver, Adam Levitt
montydog 21/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead rpt
How easy 07/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Trace 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
nathan2day 06/Sep/14 2nd
t-shipton95 16/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
sam_craddock ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Montecore 18/Jul/14 2nd
with Matt Ray
mattprince 05/Jul/14 Lead
with Jethro Hempworth
montymoo 02/Jul/14 Solo
Alex Hallam 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Freeman
Hidden 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Gareth 14/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Chris
timmyhobby 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
hannahbannana 08/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Echna 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
with Alex, Rich
Andy Chubb 30/May/14 Lead

Lovely little route - Isis too greasy after the rain

with Nick Gregory
GDS 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with mike, BCC
Pike 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with Angus McBride, Mark Condon
michaelp 25/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/14 Lead O/S
Aidanrobinson1995 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/14 2nd
funkyvin1 12/Apr/14 Lead
Gareth 02/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Mark
montymoo 02/Apr/14 Lead
with Gareth
steve1234 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
uncontrollable 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
paultaylor 11/Jan/14 2nd
Mark Brightwell 29/Sep/13 Lead


Mark Brightwell 29/Sep/13 Solo


tev 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Julian T, Stephanie
Hidden 22/Aug/13 Lead β
Hidden 22/Aug/13 2nd
risby 19/Aug/13 Solo rpt
with Russell Mimms
riff156 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Hannahc
David Walker 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
dpiddock 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Chris P
Lapepina 04/Aug/13 2nd
with David Walker
Hidden 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ChrisHarris1981 06/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Henry Harris
CallumSmith ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
ChrisHarris1981 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Pulsatingstar 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
clams ?/Jun/13 Lead

Bare foot (shoes forgotten!)

CatMc ?/Jun/13 2nd
with clams
jonnyblindsign 27/May/13 Lead β
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead
Rupey 18/May/13 2nd
with alan
katemurphy_@hotmail 18/May/13 Lead
Steve27 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Naomi Riglar
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead
lukerathmell ?/Apr/13 Lead
with Rachel Bennett
alaster tonge 31/Mar/13 Solo

in descent

Hidden ??/2013 -
Alexk567 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
cas smerdon 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Mark S
Gareth 07/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Mark
montymoo 07/Sep/12 Lead
with Gareth
shelagh23 16/Aug/12 Lead
JezzaCat ?/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Shelagh
MontyH 28/Jul/12 Lead
with Paul Milton
ben.richards 23/Jul/12 Solo O/S
L.miura 15/Jul/12 Lead β
with Neil Gresham
Half Pint Lizz 14/Jul/12 Lead

First trad lead :)

with Sonya Crowe
climbingrev 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Straightforward slab. Great gear. Not sure about diff though - woud have been a bit scary as a solo.

with Josh Jones
rustyfishhook 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Lovely little slab climb, perfect for beginners! good exposure with easy climbing. good day with Si and Jen.

Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead
Trippinjester 30/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Jennie Fowler, Jamie Knight
Jensoir 30/Jun/12 TR O/S
daviesp2 27/Jun/12 2nd
with David Adamson
ElBarto 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Second time on this route, started on the Pearly Gates then came across as that seemed easier than following the line as I had done previously.

Wildstyle 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead O/S
Piers Harley 18/May/12 Lead

In the wet!

with Jeremy Windsor
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead
Big Rik 07/May/12 2nd O/S
joshchalke 06/May/12 2nd
robbraby ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Steveo
ElvisLeg 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

With beginner.

Selina 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
pdamann 23/Mar/12 TR
with M Fielker
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
petecox84 ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Pegleg 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Paul Jackson
Ramblin dave 17/Sep/11 2nd

Alison enjoyed this one - a good lead!

with Alison
Joe Black 31/Aug/11 Lead β
joshchalke 31/Jul/11 2nd
tev 31/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Chris
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Adrian Daniels 24/Jul/11 2nd
with Steve Webster
stevorobs3 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with stef mesch
Cat G 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
sawnoff104 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
cbonner 14/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/May/11 2nd O/S
lottiec 01/May/11 Lead O/S
JezzaCat ?/May/11 2nd rpt
with Stella
Stella Baylis ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jeremy
naomileaton 24/Apr/11 TR
with Paul White
Rhys Jones 16/Apr/11 Solo
with bonita
Ian JL 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Jayne Jackson 28/Mar/11 Lead rpt
ElvisLeg 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Luke Dodington
ciderspider 19/Mar/11 Lead β
Ciderslider 19/Mar/11 2nd β
Jayne Jackson 08/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Marc Bromhall
Charlie Evans 08/Mar/11 2nd β

Marc's first lead of 2011

with Jayne Jackson, Marc Bromhall
cas smerdon 05/Mar/11 2nd
with Mark S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
Rob Laird ??/2011 2nd O/S
blakey ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
ciderspider 20/Aug/10 2nd
Ciderslider 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
mikehenesy 18/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Pauls second and so far most demanding lead. Bit thin on gear up top, and usual flakey Swanage rock, nice position though. Hence a bit necky for a diff maybe?

with Kate, Paul Smith
KateBolton 18/Aug/10 2nd

Paul led, I found it a lovely scramble with a little exposure but no steepness. Mike reckons it was tough for a Diff.

with Paul Smith, mikehenesy
Monkey_Alan 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
tev 15/Aug/10 2nd
with Brad
bradholmes 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
poppystartsfires 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with laura corfield, dad
risby 15/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Poppy belayed me, Laura clipped through and Poppy then seconded

with Poppy Wright, Laura Corfield
ceriantrevan ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
risby 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
hector 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
John Foster 21/Jul/10 2nd
with Geoff
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
ElBarto 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Green
jimwight2010 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S

nice climb bit hairy to finish

DrJon 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Dans first lead

with Dan
C-nunez ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Kermi 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
WalnutHorse 13/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/10 TR O/S
salwilms 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Purple Roni 30/May/10 2nd
j4kub 30/May/10 Lead
with claire gibson
matt25 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
cbonner 16/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
JezzaCat ?/May/10 Lead
with Juliette, Jonathan
JimBee ?/May/10 Lead rpt
with Amelia
hermin 24/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
LukeyG ??/2010 Lead
with Danh89
Ken Taylor ??/2010 Solo
kingey 07/Nov/09 Lead
DrJon 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
Peter7272 13/Sep/09 -
igneouscarl 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Theeni 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Jo
drewclimber 20/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with gordon
kingey 16/Aug/09 Lead
JimBee ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Burt ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
martiny25 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

my first clean lead

with chris stan
allanfarrell 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Harding
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Fatclimber 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dean Chapman
Ceridwen 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
pippakate 30/May/09 2nd O/S
with Nozzer
tom_holdsworth 10/May/09 Lead
with Mike Kennedy
gingerdave13 04/May/09 Lead O/S
with stig
davidnoke ?/May/09 Lead O/S
EmmanuelF 01/Apr/09 Lead
with Laura
cbonner ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
davidnoke ?/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
tobydunford 29/Mar/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd
roc n run 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Spent ages praticing gear placement... then managed to cross ropes doh!

with H
Indy Nile 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hedfa Hites 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S

My first experience of trad cimbing. Really enjoyed the abseil after initial apprehension. Nice easy climb which was hindered slightly by my initial inability to remove one incredibly well placed and bomb-proof nut! Cheers Des!

LardClimber 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
alpease 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

After completing my first trad lead I managed to lose my belay device over the cliff into the sea while setting up for my partner, doh!

with James Dynes & Nic Brown
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 26/Feb/09 2nd
SusanH ??/2009 2nd
Disco ??/2009 2nd
chriswitts1 12/Oct/08 Lead rpt

James' second climb - I climbed this one much better and smoother, and used the same system to bring up James on a top rope, and Neil cleaned the route at the end.

with James Johnson
daviesp2 12/Oct/08 2nd
gav 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Tim
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead
Tom Last 16/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Chester
crobinson 16/Sep/08 2nd
with Tom Last
Ed Babs 22/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Trevor
trev_f 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Ed
MarkRyder 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Peter
Rollo 11/Aug/08 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead
jamie ward 23/Jun/08 2nd
with Jenny
jocevans 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Mark put so much gear in it took longer to get the gear out than to climb it!!! apparently that's how much you're supposed to put in!!!!!

with Mark
Ant Mace 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Lloyd Cowdry
Hamish777 ?/Jun/08 2nd
with tracy
peas 31/May/08 Lead rpt

Wanted to do a bit of Trad before climbing at Hedbury with Dan and his mates. Most enjoyable.

with Fraz
doyle12 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tristian
daviesp2 18/May/08 2nd
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead
Kyle Rance 18/May/08 Lead
SGD 03/May/08 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes, John Inkpen
sammoore 02/May/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Vine
kenneM ?/May/08 Lead
with Danny Reilly
Hidden 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/08 Lead
Chris Plewa ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with zoe strong
Harry Thorpe 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S

First lead

with Sarah Rixham
jamie ward 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Leighton Hicks
simon geering 09/Feb/08 TR O/S

Christine lead Susannah seconded. Nice route with fun traverse in the top section.

with Christine & Susannah
Hidden 24/Nov/07 2nd
daviesp2 01/Nov/07 2nd
Chris the Tall 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Charles C
scoops 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Geoff
chriswitts1 ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Good route for adding to the (limited) experience

with Dan Caldwell
jifwally ?/Sep/07 -
with scoops
Graham Westbrook ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
tavarua 03/Aug/07 Lead O/S

My first trad lead!

with Sarah
feeko 28/Jun/07 Lead O/S
andy jennings ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
camillaclifford 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Claire Starkey
homing-penguin 14/Apr/07 Lead
Salsicha 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S

My first lead :)

maresia 09/Apr/07 2nd O/S

Claire's first lead. Fun watching the shaky leg syndrome!

prof_vague 08/Apr/07 TR O/S
eldre070 08/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Rob Floyd
deadlock 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S

First Second since university

kendogcatchy ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
monita ?/Apr/07 TR O/S
with prof vague
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 18/Nov/06 2nd
Wilbur 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Caine
viking ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with wilbur
aged_ape ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with KM
Seb31 17/Sep/06 AltLd
with Michal
daviesp2 10/Sep/06 2nd
existing debt 09/Sep/06 2nd
with mat perks
stuntsbyjon ?/Sep/06 Lead RP

Gusty area!

stuntsbyjon ?/Sep/06 Lead RP
Ian_gozer 26/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/06 Lead
daviesp2 09/Jul/06 Lead
Howard1 ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Fi
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Lil'Lou 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Elliot
Paul Leader 28/May/06 Lead
with Paul D
daviesp2 28/May/06 2nd
peas 22/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Nice slab.

with Chris Ford and Liz Farman
Lloyders ??/2006 -
cem 27/Nov/05 2nd
with Michael Hosemann
colin milton 15/Oct/05 Solo
vertigo 05/Oct/05 Lead RP

Seconded previously on the same day.

with Tom Lever
Ybot Htulk ?/Oct/05 2nd
with Rory
trevor macalonan 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/05 2nd O/S
tobydunford 28/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Sparky!!!3 17/Aug/05 2nd
with alex more
aturner99 15/Aug/05 2nd
chris murnin 17/Apr/05 Lead
chrissloan84 ??/2005 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
runwildjohn 28/Jul/04 2nd
jl 14/Jul/04 Solo O/S
with Rachel
Alpandy ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Chris
tombushell ??/2004 2nd
Hidden 17/Sep/03 Lead O/S
runwildjohn 06/Sep/03 2nd
simon kimber ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Lucy Filce
Hidden 27/May/03 2nd O/S
Marq 06/Apr/03 2nd O/S
with Isabel Kingsmill
Peter Swift ??/2003 Lead rpt
with Rebeun
sam coward ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Helen
Richard Horn ??/2003 -
MontyH 13/Aug/02 Solo rpt
James Moyle 01/Jun/01 2nd
with D. Murphy
VS4b ?/Jun/01 Lead
Peter Swift ??/2001 Lead dnf

bad day. got scared

with Rebeun
andybenham ??/2001 -
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Alaric 11/Jul/99 Lead O/S
gripped01 ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Bobby G
MontyH 23/Feb/99 Solo
sixties 08/Mar/97 AltLd
with hrd
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
sdht ??/1993 -
kp64zl ?/Dec/91 Solo
timreynolds 26/May/91 2nd
with Jason King
FrankW ?/Jul/90 2nd O/S
with Unknown
MoWalker3 15/Apr/89 -
bazzag ??/1986 -
with rob
Nigel Coe 05/Jul/83 Lead
with Andy Burrell
Nigel Coe 31/Oct/81 Lead
with Jerry Hawley
Nigel Coe 27/Jun/81 Solo
paul59 12/May/80 Lead
with Paul Kirk
Chris Terrey ?/Jun/78 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/77 Lead
Nigel Bond 28/Apr/73 -
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