Tudor Rose*** E2 5b
[Tops off in December! Tudor Rose (E2), ptich 2 - Guillemot Ledge, Swanage, 2 kb]A remote route that takes a looping line across the hanging wall above the sea cave, then back across the capping white wall. Start at the right-hand end of the sea cave overhangs. 1) 5b, 42m. Move onto a ledge and pull up a short, steep wall to a slab on the right. Move steeply up left to a crack-line and jugs. Traverse left to a tiny short corner and rest ledge at its top. Move left to a short right-facing corner, then traverse left once again to the base of a corner/groove line. Climb this past the mid-height fault-line to a belay on ledges above. 2) 5b, 25m. From the right-hand end of the ledge move up a flake, and into a shallow groove on the left. Make a tricky move to a good horizontal crack above, then traverse rightwards to a narrow ledge. Move right along the ledge to a blocky corner and climb this with care to the top. Belay on fence posts. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: Tops off in December! Tudor Rose (E2), ptich 2 - Guillemot Ledge, Swanage © TonyM
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This climb is in 92 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/14

andycash - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Ash

Beautiful first pitch. Reachy steep second pitch, short but felt more like 5c. Had to rest on gear.
Ash Sayers - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14

Slipped off leading pitch 2 which was quite a funny surprise! Lowered down then did it clean from the belay.
Rachel Slater - AltLd - 24/Aug/14 with Duncan Campbell

Led P1. Brilliant Sandy climbing. Nowhere desperate but the quality of the rock and or gear keeps it interesting.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Rach

Led P1. First "Proper" E2. Nearly went too far along the traverse, but got corrected by Lawrence. Good and pumpy, not too technical.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Lawrence Dudley

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/13 with Richard

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Sophie

ianto - 2013

Led p1, awesome adventure! epic pump, routefinding and drag. V happy to make the belay! First swanage e2 :)
AlexD - AltLd β - 30/Sep/12 with Ed

Kevster - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - 2nd - 30/Sep/12

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/12

Led P1, took ages, but it is more complicated than difficult. Route finding not obvious, but basic plan is to stay as low as possible along traverse. Foolishly deviated from ropework plan mid-pitch and suffered hellish drag.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/12 with Ryan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12

Dusty start and the finish of both pitches is loose. Worth 1* I reckon
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with LukeW

Complicated little thing with some nice technical climbing.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Dizz - AltLd - 26/Aug/12 with Hugh T

Led P1
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Ali Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/12

jcook1980 - 2nd - 01/Aug/12 with Dan Moore

Hidden - Aug/12

Glad to finally do this! Loads of fun. Both pitches were good, but pitch two was perfect. Nothing serious, though i didn't extend a runner on the traverse and paid for it later. Topless trad in january! Got to love Swanage!
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Jenni

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Jan/12

great route, the cliff is really big just here. My second E2 at Swanage. Easier than Gypsy I thought but sustained.
manwithacam - AltLd - 21/Jan/12 with Mike R

Led p2
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Toby

Toby Dunn - AltLd - 04/Oct/11 with Sophie Nunn

good route not that serious
WB - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Guy

Misha - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Tony

GuyM - AltLd - Sep/11 with will

Great lead from Greg on P1 - airy and committing, sandy and some suspect rock but never desperate. tough move on P2 to gain horizontal - rested!
cooperman - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Greg Foster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/11

Marcus - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10

3 Names - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Sumee Holloway

Lead P1
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with scott titt

Finally got onto it, and enjoyed it. Second pitch crux sketchy, but it appears I missed a hold :-)
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Ed Babington

P1 - fantastic position. And P2 with AlexD 30 Sep 2012. I can't believe the chopping block at the top of Oceanid is still there. There is almost nothing holding it now and it still won't budge.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Lee Mercer

TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Felix

feilx - AltLd rpt - 31/Jan/09 with Tiff

Hidden - 2009

Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08

Led P1 - great pitch.
Different Steve - AltLd - 15/Sep/08 with Simon Chandler

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07 with Heather Rogers

excellent
tonanf - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Pep

Rob Kennard - 2007

Richard White - 2007

haydng - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Will

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/06

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/06 with jamie evans

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/06

Bern - 2006

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 2006 with Chris Todd

Led both pitches
cem - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/05 with Graham Dolman

Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Andy Reeve

feilx - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/04

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/03

westaway - Lead O/S - 2003

ellis - AltLd O/S - Aug/00 with Duncan Bull

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Tim M - 2000

andyblain - AltLd O/S - Sep/98

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/98 with jon

sadams - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/98 with Andy Long

Hidden - AltLd - 1997

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 22/Aug/96 with Lee Bartrop

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/95

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/94

jasper11 - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/93

steve taylor - Lead - Aug/90 with steve kerr

keefe - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/89

I led p1. Was also given E2 in the 1986 CC Guide
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 01/Nov/88 with Lionel Edwards, Simon Harry

Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/87 with Richard Crewe

Nice positions but really not that great a climb
DDDD - AltLd O/S - 1987 with Gary Crocker

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Got knackered removing what I found out from Gordon was an in-situ nut.
Nigel Coe - AltLd dog - 22/Feb/86 with Gordon Jenkin

Escaped as for Nemesis.
Nigel Coe - Lead dnf - 06/Jan/80 with Alan Walmsley, John Walmsley

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

1 pt aid
Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/79 with Frank Farrell

This was the second ascent and was watched by all three first (clean) ascentionist - no pressure there then!
Falko - Lead O/S - 1977 with A N Other

Hidden - 1973

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