Yellow Wall** E1 5b
40m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Fine wall climbing on the initial pitch, rounded off by a challenging top pitch. Start just left of a big groove/corner.

1) 5b, 20m. Climb the wall, trending left to a down-pointing spike. Move left and up past a bulge (peg) into a shallow groove. Continue to a belay on the left at the fault-line.
2) 5b, 20m. Trend steeply rightwards under blocks, then over to a small ledge. Move on and rightwards, around an arete, into a corner with a large flake. Finish up this, exiting left. © ROCKFAX

FA. Richard Crewe, A.Wilde, P.Crewe 3.4.72 03/Apr/1972

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This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

rajeshwarbisht - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Flavio

FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Raj Bisht

Led p2. Tom didn't seem too comfortable on the belay, not sure who was most worried while I made the crux moves.
islandlynx - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with TomRiddelsdell

Lead first pitch
TomRiddelsdell - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Shane Williams

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/15

Tim_C7 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/15 with Luke Williams

London Luke - 2nd O/S - 03/May/15 with Tim O'hannaran

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/15

Great route! Led both pitches. Tricky swapping with my second on the tiny belay stance! But worth it. The first pitch is good climbing, the second pitch is fun climbing! :P Was a hard E1 though.
Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15

I led 2nd pitch.
kp64zl - AltLd O/S - Nov/14 with Julian Duxfield

Two great contrasting pitches. Looks loose on the top pitch but is mostly solid. Good gear throughout
julesmckim - AltLd - 31/Oct/14 with Rob Smart

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/14

Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Duncan Campbell

Led P2 which had a tricky/slopey crux section.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Rach

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with mat downes

Lead p2. Awesome!
Stuart Johnston - AltLd - 04/May/14 with Adam Ryan

Lead P1. Very contrasting pitches, open wall climbing to exciting exposure on P2.
adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Stuart Johnston

mike lawrence? - Lead - 11/Apr/14 with Paul

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Andy

Led second pitch. One fall on initial traverse, quite a stiff move across. Fortunately soft landing on top of martin!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd dog - 15/Mar/14 with Martin Haworth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/13

Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with mandy clement

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Richard

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Sophie

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 24/Jul/13 with Joe

In one pitch.
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with alex malins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13

Well... we did P1 then Rog went pretty far off route and I finished up the top of Batt crack. Hold snapped off in my hand (fell) whilst on second.
Stroppy - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/13 with Roger Kirke

RKirke - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Edward Hastrop

ianto - 2013

quality first pitch . p2 has a hard start.good climbing but has a serious feel .many big hand and foot holds if you trust them to stay attached!
misterb - AltLd - 02/Dec/12 with justin

Justin T - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Nick B

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

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Ed

Alor_lab - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12

3 Names - 2nd - 06/Aug/12 with Dan Craig

Second the first pitch and lead the second. Long traverse after the belay not well protected then plenty of gear.
pelvoux - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Chris Bull

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/12

Top pitch is poo
paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Will I Am

will moy - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with paul taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Gave it everything on the start of P2, got totally pumped and let Tom lead it. Was still pumped when I was seconding it!
Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Tom Thorne

clipskipper - 2nd β - 19/Feb/12 with Matt Perks

Led first pitch Alan Second. Had to rest on rope to get gear out on 2nd pitch
Dave89 - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with Fat Al

Lead p2. Briefly strenuous but well protected with rests.
Alan100 - AltLd - 22/Jan/12

PAJames - 2012

led p2, dogged the start of it
Kirill - AltLd dog - 13/Nov/11 with Charles Moreton

Led p1. Can't understand the votes for E2. Start of p2 is potentially thuggy but it's possible to use a bit of finesse making the move across under the O/H (don't go up too high)
cem - AltLd rpt - 13/Nov/11 with Kirill Spiridonov

Led P1. Nice and technical, unlike the thuggy P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Phil Belcher

frightening. tricky climbing and lots of loose holds. harder than the e2s!
WB - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Guy

In one pitch, good climbing and not as hard as it looks, still hard though!
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Martin Kocsis

First pitch good - second pitch a bit serious and loose..
GuyM - AltLd - Sep/11 with will

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with John Tanner

John Tanner - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Lead Second Pitch
benjino - AltLd O/S - 06/May/11

Good meaty middle
jezb1 - 2nd - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/11

colkurtz - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Robb

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/11

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

cymjt - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/10

Bern - 2nd rpt - 07/Mar/10 with Richard White

The second pitch was brutal! The first was exactly what it says in the guide, nice wall climbing. The second pitch was scary, thuggy, steep and the start was frankly dangerous (potential fall strait onto the belayer). I hung around securing a decent nut on in situe and crap gear before setting off to prevent a potential factor 2 fall onto the belay. Did the rest clean. Very enjoyable once away from belay.
Ceridwen - AltLd dog - 08/Jun/09 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 08/Jun/09

My first Swanage E1. Lead P1. Felt easy for 5b though the gear wasn't great. P2 strenuous but not that difficult. Great route and I'm well chuffed.
petegruf - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with Chris B

start of 2nd pitch was hard, felt harder than E1. First pitch was lovelt though.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with davenev

Start of Second pitch felt very, very hard
davenev - 2nd dog - 09/May/09 with luke

feilx - 2nd rpt - 28/Feb/09 with Jake

one pitch
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Felix

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/08

+ AltLd (P2) with Iain Moodie 07/Aug/10
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with John Vet

Lovely sustained first pitch and a nice belay stance. almost lost it going over the bulge on second pitch thanks to a crumbling hand hold, the rest was pretty nice and on big holds!!
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Lisa Paling

LiLaMont - 2nd β - 23/Aug/08 with Toby Dunford

Led P1.
Oli - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Toby Burrell

Tobes - AltLd O/S - Aug/08 with Oli

Led both pitches. P1 pleasantly enjoyable but first 5m of P2 felt well hard, straight from the belay. Had a bit of a moment after mounting the bulge - scared, gripped, too pumped to place pro, you know the feeling. Tony looked a bit worried too, especially since I'd ignored instruction to belay on L, such that he was right underneath a wobbling leader! A bit E2ish?
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 04/May/08 with Tony Seale

Jenga finish.
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08

Led second pitch 5b
sadams - AltLd - 23/Feb/08 with Eric Hildrew

My first E1. Seconding the wall on the first pitch the 'downward-pointing spike' came off in my hand. Leading the top pitch a foot-hold broke off as I mantled over the roof. Great atmospheric climbing that I enjoyed immensely!
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Davey Boy

tonanf - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Pep

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/07 with helen gibson

Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07

Southern Mark Smith - 2007

chrisbevins - Lead O/S - 2007

Led P1 clean - nice climbing after initial sandy section. Fall 2nding pitch 2 - loose rock?
Different Steve - AltLd dog - 29/Jul/06 with Martin Hore

DD, Mark backed off 2nd pitch
Marq - 2nd - 08/Apr/06 with Daniel Dennehy

Bern - 2006

feilx - 2005

Jon Greengrass - 2004 with Paul H

Led both pitches
cem - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/03 with Rod Strachan

tapley - 2nd - 26/Oct/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

kp64zl - Jul/91 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/89

Nigel Coe - 02/May/87 with Tim Dunsby

turnerk - Lead O/S - 1979

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