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The Conger*** E2 5c

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[DWS at Swanage, 3 kb]20m. Memorable. A fine climb in a very atmospheric position. Start by traversing in along the break to a niche just before the cave. Continue up past another corner and across slabs until stopped by a wall. Go round the rib and bridge out and up the chimney. Keep bridging, then pull out left and up to finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Richard Crewe 7.9.69. FFA. Frank Farrell 9.79. First soloed by Nick Buckley 26.6.83 07/Sep/1969

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Hard water, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: DWS at Swanage © Alex Martin
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This climb is in 300 logbooks, and on 68 wishlists.

Cheese Monkey - Solo rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Charlie, Rich R

Coming around the arÍte is easily droppable.
Stuart Johnston - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Adam Ryan

Kept barn dooring off the arete :(
adam 24 - Solo dnf - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/14

Wanted this in my logbook for ages! So pleased to have got it first time. Truly incredible deepwater solo !!! only thing I bottled was the jump off the top!
Stanners - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Lads with the boat!, Andy G

Felt on bridge
KamilJ - Solo dnf - 24/Aug/14

markalmack - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14 with gwen, james marjot

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/14

Nicolas Duboust - Solo β - 23/Aug/14 with sam harvie

wicked climb in the Conga line! about 6/7 people on the route, awesome and loads of fun!
alexjz - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/14

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with lots

Dan 85 - Solo β - 23/Aug/14

Albachoss - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/14

Hard 5c for imps on the crux!
Rachel Slater - Solo β - 23/Aug/14 with Duncan Campbell

Tricky move out and around the arete. Very good.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Solo β - 23/Aug/14 with Rach

Adam Booth - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/14

Gus - Solo - 23/Aug/14 with chris barr, bob hickish

Llinos C - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Cailean Harker, Gav Simmons, Simon Brice

highrepute - Solo - 23/Aug/14

shiny slab
GuyVG - Solo β - 23/Aug/14 with Andre Heckler et al

Ace route
BenNorman - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/14

Polished but classic
morganator - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/14 with Dan Arkle

Ahab - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/14

Slippy, tough crux which required pulling hard on a crap pocket. Tough for 6b?
James Oswald - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/14

Laramadness - Solo β - 04/Aug/14

nutallovertheface - Solo O/S - Aug/14 with calum

theotherpetehill - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Ross McKerchar

quiffhanger - Solo rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Peter Hill, Matt

brian watson - Solo dnf - 26/Jul/14

Sophie Nunn - Solo dnf - 20/Jul/14

BenL - Solo RP - 20/Jul/14 with Sarp

So slimy
Ross.Cooper - Solo dnf - 12/Jul/14 with Patrick Hill

paultaylor - Solo - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/14

Still hard!!
AlexD - Solo - 21/Jun/14 with Sue

Alex More - Solo - 16/Apr/14

As good as ever
funsized - Solo - 13/Apr/14 with Ian

Angus12345 - Solo β - 2014

Got to the crux, tried it several times but could not commit. Reversed the route and escaped up Troubled Waters.
Monkey_Alan - Solo dnf - 05/Sep/13 with Martin Johnson, Sophie Nunn

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/13

Alex More - Solo - Sep/13

KDhruev - Solo β - 27/Aug/13 with Alex More

DWS send train. CHOO CHOO!
kieranrex - 25/Aug/13 with Boosh Crew

Send trainage!
luke384 - Solo β - 25/Aug/13 with Boosh crew

spidey - Solo β - 25/Aug/13 with mark reily, mat lamb, luke clarke, luke owens

feilx - Solo rpt - 07/Aug/13 with Andy L

With my Brother - his second ever DWS.
quiffhanger - Solo rpt - 27/Jul/13

Kopinski - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/13

Tom Livingstone - Solo rpt - 24/Jul/13 with Alex Kopinski

Mrframpton - Solo dnf - 24/Jul/13

jonleighton - Solo rpt - 21/Jul/13

shark - Solo - 20/Jul/13 with Sonia + family

Perryman - Solo - 20/Jul/13 with Paolita

Luxulyan - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Tom Murrell

If I could give one route 4 stars it would be this one. Loved it
Cheese Monkey - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/13

Two more times.
TommityP - Solo rpt - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jul/13

Techy around the arete, then a glory finish.
nathanlee - Solo β - 13/Jul/13 with DWS Crew

Boy - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Emlyn James, Nathan Lee, Rhys Crabtree, Kim Tompson

2nd go, got spooked on the first. Real techy climbing and intricate sequences, great route.
BenNorman - Solo RP - 11/Jul/13

brices - Solo rpt - 11/Jul/13 with Ben Norman, Mike

Two times.
TommityP - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/13

Luxulyan - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Martin, Sophie

Jeronimo - Solo - 06/Jul/13

Gus - Solo - 02/Jun/13 with simon "the horse" wilson

Hidden - Solo β - 02/Jun/13

I fell off at the crux, I will be back!
katiep - Solo dnf - 01/Jun/13

Sophie Nunn - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/13

Stroppy - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/13

quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13

Again and again, brilliant fun!
Albachoss - Solo β - 01/Jun/13 with Ben

mc fifi - Solo dnf - 01/Jun/13

Finally killed the Conger gremlin!!
owb106 - Solo β - 01/Jun/13

jacobjlloyd - 30/May/13

Watched Will make the best 'exit' off the route! Still seeping and greasy despite the stunning weather.
TommityP - Solo rpt - 03/May/13

feeko - 2013

Rupey - Solo dnf - 22/Sep/12 with alan

Dan_Carroll - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/12

Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/12 with LukeW

fun harder than i thought it would be
brices - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Luke Hodson, Jack

DWS
lukeh - Solo β - 08/Sep/12 with simon brice, jack folkes

Tom Livingstone - Solo β - 08/Sep/12 with Alex Mason

Patrick Hill - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Mark Chevassut, olly12344

olly12344 - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Patrick Hill

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/12

Sophie Nunn - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/12

Even better than the hype! Crux was harder than i was expecting but the reward is a jugtastic chimney. Amazing positions! Hopefully the first of many ascents.
AlexD - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/12 with james

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/12 with alex mason

Every bit as good as its reputation.
gibsond - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Alex Dennis, Sophie Nunn, James Bisset

Nails.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Dan Gibson

Very memorable coaching Niklas up it. He got mega pumped and slapped his way through the final chimney. Very good effort & very entertaining.
quiffhanger - 01/Sep/12 with Dan

Alex the Alex - Solo dnf - Sep/12

Kindov horrible, this is a million miles harder than freeborn man!
jacobjacob - Solo rpt - 19/Aug/12

Real shame Jacob stayed on despite my best attempts to get the holds wet and give him bad beta.
quiffhanger - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/12 with Jacob

Alex More - Solo - 09/Aug/12

Amazing route, jumped off the top!
Alex Norman - Solo β - 26/Jul/12

Reachy
BeccaSnowden - Solo RP - 26/Jul/12

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/12

Another high-tide ascent: def makes the start the crux ~f6c to traverse in without using the ledge.
quiffhanger - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/12

mwatson - Solo O/S - Jun/12

paultaylor - Solo O/S - 22/May/12 with Will I Am

will moy - Solo RP - 22/May/12 with paul taylor

to finish a brilliant hot Swanage day. harder than i remembered
Mark Warnett - Solo β - May/12

feilx - Solo rpt - 28/Jan/12

kateb-oxf - Solo β - 15/Oct/11

nickevens - Solo β - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo β - 02/Oct/11

Thanks Ben for the beta! Possibly the best DWS I have done.
marcb - Solo β - 02/Oct/11 with Ben Corbey

DWS in October!
Alex More - Solo rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Joel

sweet route. so easy when you knows hows..
rustaldo - Solo RP - 01/Oct/11

Did at high tide - the first crux was the traverse in to avoid getting wet boots! 2nd crux was jumping off the top afterwards.
quiffhanger - Solo rpt - 01/Oct/11

Reapeat ascent for the photos.
TommityP - Solo rpt - 01/Oct/11

Ed Westwood - Solo dnf - 02/Sep/11 with Dan Barbour

tim newton - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/11

willbatho - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/11

TommityP - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo β - 15/Aug/11

jacobjlloyd - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Joe Kinsella, Jon Leighton, Harry Martin

jonleighton - Solo β - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/11

alaan - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/11

Freaked out at the start chimney and shook like a shitting dog to the top - need to convince myself it isn't just soloing!
AJM - Solo β - 31/Jul/11 with Crispin Cooper, Alex Gaastra

Amazing - some kind of altered state of consciousness flowing up the ladder of jugs after the crux!
Stone Muppet - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

Tophe - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/11

Came off the crux as the rock was still greasy from yesterday's ferocious waves. I'm definitely going back though...
madasten - Solo dnf - 10/Jul/11 with Miquel

sarpedon - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo dnf - 02/Jul/11

Thought I was doing pretty well up until the arete then swang of it as I was going up it. Gutted! Definetly another day though.
Matt Smith - Solo dnf - 01/Jul/11

feilx - Solo rpt - 26/Jun/11

loz901 - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/11

Been waiting to do this for a while and it lived up to expectations
Mr Tickle - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with davenev

Amy Horton - Solo dnf - 04/Jun/11

funsized - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/11

dswansonlow - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/11

dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/11

feilx - Solo rpt - 26/May/11

Sophie Nunn - Solo rpt - 25/May/11

funsized - Solo β - 25/May/11

Beta courtesy of Felix Coxwell.
sarpedon - Solo β - 25/May/11

John Tanner - Solo β - 25/May/11

La Mont - 21/May/11

feilx - Solo rpt - 18/May/11

Amazing. As good as everyone says it is. As good as it looks. If you haven't done this yet, do it now!
jacobjlloyd - Solo O/S - 01/May/11 with All by myself.

feilx - Solo rpt - 09/Apr/11

my first DWS.. going great up till the crux.. where i spent almost 2hrs going back and forth trying to figure out the moves.. i could conceive of the move, but i couldnt find any holds.. eventually got wet as i tried to reverse..
rustaldo - Solo dnf - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

was a little surprised no swimming involved!
Gambit - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10 with James

Such a weak puntering wuss
Mowglee - Solo dnf - 18/Sep/10

SiW - Solo - 18/Sep/10 with And

Sophie Nunn - Solo - 31/Aug/10

brian watson - Solo - 31/Aug/10

ellis - Solo rpt - 28/Aug/10

easy Fr 6b
pawelx - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/10

jelaby - Solo β - 28/Aug/10

morganator - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Tom Bridgeland, Blonde Tom, Andy Benson

Magnificent! Superb rock (which makes a nice change from the rest of swanage) and wicked technical moves, and never felt too high above the water. F6b
Mike Goldthorp - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/10 with alex mason

jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/10

felixthelion - Solo β - 08/Aug/10

slav - Solo O/S - Aug/10

littleluke - Solo O/S - Aug/10

quiffhanger - Solo O/S - Aug/10

JulesV - Solo - 25/Jul/10

Chubbard - Solo rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Harvey

Such an amazing route.
Ally Baba - Solo β - 08/Jul/10 with Tony Stone, Mcgeek

mgeek - Solo O/S - Jul/10 with ally swinton, Tony Stone

al99 - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Mike Coles

2nd go, Blew onsight after crux. Awesome.
nutcracker - Solo - 26/Jun/10

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Lawrence Bird

Lawrence Bird - Solo - 22/Jun/10 with Laurence Everitt

feilx - Solo rpt - 12/Jun/10

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/10 with James Kay

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/10

Jane Weir - Solo O/S - 2010

gr8 climb never again
rosh3000 - Solo β - 17/Oct/09

dprctr - Solo dnf - 17/Oct/09 with Henry Jenkins, Tom Ireson, Gaz Leah

Hidden - Solo dnf - 10/Oct/09

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/09

brian watson - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/09

adam coxsell - Solo dnf - 06/Sep/09

Flipped off after the chimney. Overcooked it and took a nasty faceplant. Wicked wicked route.
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/09

totaly awesome!
Dale Comley - Solo β - Sep/09 with sash coombes

Fell off while resting (foot slipped), then run out of time to try again. Next time!
Rob Laird - Solo dnf - 31/Aug/09

pelvoux - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/09

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 31/Aug/09 with AJ, michael porter

Very good
liamoloughlin - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/09

sparkass - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/09

FIRST TIME DWS... SCARY
Perryman - Solo dnf - 09/Aug/09 with SAM

Bern - Solo - 08/Aug/09

thomb - Solo rpt - Aug/09 with Pete

Jus - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/09

Fran S8 - Solo β - 20/Jun/09

trev_f - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/09

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Apr/09

Ed Babs - Solo β - 30/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/08

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/08

DWS
Dhonny_Jaws - Solo β - 23/Aug/08

adrianjenner - Solo RP - 01/Aug/08

Bern - Solo rpt - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo β - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/08

feilx - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/May/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Sep/07

Castleclimber - Solo β - 01/Sep/07 with Justin

Hidden - Solo RP - 01/Sep/07

Jus - Solo - Sep/07

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/07 with Dan

Jumped off the crux. Boo. Next time.
cmsg - Solo dnf - 12/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo - 11/Aug/07

Tim Steward - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/07

sgl0jd - Solo - Aug/07

Hidden - Solo rpt - Aug/07

btc - Solo dnf - 19/Jul/07 with keith daly

Brown - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Alex

Hidden - Solo RP - 10/Jun/07

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 10/Jun/07

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/07 with George, Linus and Kine

Hidden - Solo dnf - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo β - 09/Jun/07

Martin Krasnansky - Solo O/S - 10/May/07

chrisbevins - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo dnf - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

theloringharvey - Solo O/S - 2007

the first of many times since. Always great fun.
dan gibson - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/06

Hidden - Solo - 15/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/06

Andrew Barker - Solo β - Sep/06 with Dave Pattinson, Mike McClean

Hidden - Solo - 26/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/06

phsharpy - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Alex, Paz, Bethan

bronsonite - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo RP - 08/Aug/06

nathanmanc - Solo β - 08/Aug/06

Then Jumped off the top!
derico - Solo O/S - Aug/06 with Andy

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Aug/06

whispering nic - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/06

Dave Kerr - Solo - 26/Jul/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/06

philhilo - Solo O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - Solo dnf - Jul/06

first climb of that day - was soaking wet when i got on it but still incredible with the massive bridging
beanfingers - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/06 with felix

bfreeman - Solo O/S - Jun/06

Jus - Solo rpt - May/06

Bern - Solo O/S - 2006

feeko - 2006

Neil Adams - Solo O/S - 2006

No Joy...
XamaX - Solo dnf - 2006 with Anita Gaskins/Marnix

Bargate_Champ - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Solo rpt - 20/Aug/05

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Aug/05

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/05

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/05

...and once a summer thereafter. Still not got the cohones for FBM though.
Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/05 with Max

bigie bob - Solo O/S - Aug/05

Mark Riley - Solo β - Aug/05

Bux - Solo - Aug/05

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Solo O/S - Jun/05

feilx - 2005

Deep water solo.
Smelly Fox - Solo - 08/Aug/04

Will Gordon - Solo O/S - Aug/04

Richard Horn - Solo RP - Jun/04

Boxy - Solo β - 27/Sep/03

DWS Fest 2003
bigphil - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/03

spidey - Solo - 09/Aug/03

Hidden - Solo - 02/Aug/03

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo O/S - Aug/03

tuftynick - Solo O/S - Aug/03 with Aide Jebb

simon kimber - Solo O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - Solo - Jul/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/02

Hidden - Solo - Jun/02

pezzerrr - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/01

Hidden - Solo RP - 2001

westaway - Solo O/S - 2001

MoWalker3 - Solo - 01/Jan/00 with Joe

Marti999 - Solo - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

r0b - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/99

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/99

Roget - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/98 with jon

controlled jump off half way up
CrashMat Rob - Solo dnf - 24/May/98 with Nicky

With Steve Taylor following, telling me what to do!
Nigel Coe - Solo β - 1996

kp64zl - Solo - Sep/95

Day trip with Jenkins and Brad, complete with jump off top
Cowflinger - Solo O/S - Jun/95

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/94

First DWS, liked it so much I wrote a guide.
steve taylor - Solo O/S - May/90

steve taylor - Solo - May/90 with Joff Cook

Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/83 with Tim Dunsby

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Style of ascent

Soloed285 of 300 (95.0%)
Lead4 of 300 (1.3%)
Followed2 of 300 (0.7%)
Unknown9 of 300 (3.0%)

'Climbed'47 of 300 (15.7%)
clean O/S109 of 300 (36.3%)
clean β44 of 300 (14.7%)
clean rpt58 of 300 (19.3%)
clean RP11 of 300 (3.7%)
dogged1 of 300 (0.3%)
dnf30 of 300 (10.0%)