Rockfax Description
The outrageous ship's prow arete overhangs at 45 for most of its length. It has three hard sections with shakeouts in between. The first is a radical groove, then a crack bisecting a series of huge roofs and finally a less-steep arching crack and bands of horizontals with tough moves to reach the belay. There are around 22 bolts. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 4.92 Apr/1992

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Rockfax West Country top 50, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain.

Cailean Harker 04/Oct/14 Lead RP

What an amazing route. An absolute battle at the top fighting a mega pump. Not many hard moves but a hell of a lot of them! 2nd go.

with Ben West
westyb3 04/Oct/14 Lead RP

What a battle! incredible route from start to finish

trev_f 01/Aug/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead dog
dannyboy83 08/Sep/12 Lead dog

Round 1. Wow!

tom106 08/Sep/12 Lead dog

it begins. the cave is an amazing place to be!

with dannyb
quiffhanger 01/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Just another quick play at the end of the day. Fully equipped at the moment - makes life much easier. Really keen to give it a proper go but probably next year now.

with Dan
david potts 31/Aug/12 Lead RP

Picked the best day of the year to do this amazing route. One of the best routes that I have done. whhoooo whhooooo (owl noise).

quiffhanger 19/Aug/12 Lead dog

Unbelievable. Our very own piece of Rodellar with added British sea-cliff character (aka grease & commitment factor). Dogged a little to much to really feel the moves but def keen to give it some more time. _Very_ nearly got cutoff by the tide in the dark! Bit of an epic.

with Jacob
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Gavinsymonds 30/Aug/11 -

Needs good conditions but when you have them this is the best climb anywhere!

bigie bob 16/Aug/09 Lead RP
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High 8b
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