Rockfax Description
A quality pitch, tough and unyielding, with a pumpy top wall and a blind crack. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 23.12.87 23/Dec/1987

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Winspit apprenticeship, SW Climbs - Swanage, Jurassic 7a, Winspit Sport Climbs.

Dandan82 25/Oct Lead rpt
Dandan82 10/Oct Lead rpt
Dandan82 04/Oct Lead rpt
Dandan82 27/Sep Lead rpt
jonleighton 12/Sep Lead O/S
Gloria 31/Aug Lead dog

Projected - first 7a ascent, back to do it clean, great moves. Final ledge at chains..

Edward Kwong 31/Aug Lead RP

Dogged up on top rope during my first ever sport trip a few months ago. Felt great to come back, work it and send it on lead. Really sustained varied climb, with full rest at halfway. First crux at low ledge hard to clip, and tricky to get over it. Final sequence to anchor very run out, on flat ledges. Depending on level of pump, recommend to go higher to top left hold to clip the anchor, rather than ledge just below.

rachelvlc 31/Aug Lead dnf

Did the first 5 clips clean then got scared... Head game needs some work!

Laurence Everitt 05/Jul Lead RP
Linc 04/Jul Lead rpt
with Rich Fox
Hidden 21/Jun TR RP
Matt.c.Warner 19/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun TR dog
sam_craddock 14/Jun Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jun Lead dog
Hidden 24/May Lead O/S
YamCam 04/May Lead RP

Good route with a couple of great crux sections. First 7a. Clean on the third attempt.

rachelvlc 04/May 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
anthony henry 06/Apr Lead O/S

Good route

with Ali
mr_cf 05/Apr Lead dog

** One to go back for!

Hidden 04/Apr TR RP
Matti Puckridge ?/Apr Lead
druss 01/Mar TR dog
with argentinian machine
Shane Willis 24/Feb Lead O/S

Great route, pumpy, but with rest points every few meters.

AlexD 29/Dec/14 Lead RP
with Darren
nath_casper 30/Nov/14 Lead RP

Awesome, 1st redpoint

Pete Scott 30/Nov/14 Lead β
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
poeter210 01/Nov/14 TR dog
with argentinian machine
Monkeyboy 06/Oct/14 Lead RP
with Gemma Steel, tscoobydoo, Dan Fletcher
philhaigh 06/Sep/14 2nd RP
with Mike Gubbins, Barry Kerslake, Mike Hawkins, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh
Acoustic_Olly 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/14 TR dnf
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead RP
mattc 19/May/14 TR dnf
Hidden 19/May/14 Lead dog
Swampy167 16/May/14 Lead RP

First 7a. Woot!

Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 15/Apr/14 TR dog

I think some of the crimps have come off the top of this - feels much harder than before.

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 09/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Steph
Jonesy_A 29/Mar/14 Lead dog

Lead clip to clip, then Top roped, then went for the RP tick and got shot down trying to clip the last bolt before the top.... Epic Line! I will be back for my first F7a Lead!

Julie Carroll 23/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Michael Porter, Dan Gibson
maybe_si 15/Mar/14 Lead RP
tiffanykate12 15/Mar/14 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Mar/14 TR dog
tscoobydoo 23/Feb/14 Lead RP

Awesome line..great climbing.

Dan_F 23/Feb/14 Lead RP

Very good line so glad to tick this after it was wet for so long...

Beefy Bert ??/2014 Lead RP
brian watson 24/Sep/13 TR dog
paultaylor 22/Sep/13 Lead RP

2nd go

with Ann Marie
Hidden 09/Sep/13 Lead rpt
paultaylor 09/Sep/13 Lead dog
with Tom P
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead RP
Luxulyan 11/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Sophie
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
trev_f 15/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Pete, Andy B
torsok 15/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Nic
Monkey_Alan 13/Jun/13 TR dog
Hidden 03/May/13 Lead
Alex More 12/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Rich Fox
Dean177 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
trev_f 17/Feb/13 Lead dog
with Mike H, Rob
mlg678 17/Feb/13 TR dog

fell right at the top, have to lead next time. good route

with Dan_F
tonevert 02/Feb/13 Lead RP

Really nice climb maybe soft for the grade

chakrit ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Lead
Ali 27/Oct/12 TR dog

Put bolts in then had a top rope go to work the moves - one to come back to! Nice route, but not soft.

Hidden 22/Sep/12 TR dog
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Lead dog
Ranaz 19/Aug/12 Lead dog

Lovely route, definitely 7a moves in there, with good rests if you look for them enough. Next trip it will fall!

gibsond 14/Aug/12 Lead dog

Can't seem to unlock the crux move on this yet.

3 Names 08/Aug/12 Lead dnf

fell off just before the lower off on flash attempt, Doh!

with Dan Craig
Linc 17/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/12 Lead RP
Stuart Johnston 24/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Ian, Daniel Tipton
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead dnf
JCAshman 28/May/12 Lead β

Dropped last move on onsight!

Hidden 24/May/12 Lead RP
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead
lewiz 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S

First F7a

Kevster 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S


Graham Westbrook 13/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead dnf
Toby Dunn 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Dennis, Sophie Nunn
Sami Mandeel 18/Dec/11 Lead RP
with Rob
Monkey_Alan 27/Nov/11 TR rpt
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Lead dog
AlistairB 26/Nov/11 Lead dog

Fell between last clip and lower-off on O/S, went the wrong way. Hard to read at the top.

with Lisa
LisaA 26/Nov/11 Lead dog


Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Bern 13/Aug/11 Lead rpt
jacobjlloyd 07/Aug/11 Lead dog

Fell off this just under the chains, for no real reason. When you think you're there and get complacent, fate bites you in the ass. Despite falling off it, it did certainly feel towards the lower end of the grade.

with Harry Martin
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead RP
Sophie Nunn 26/Jul/11 TR dog
with James Bisset
Sophie Nunn 26/Jul/11 Lead RP
with James Bisset
brian watson 26/Jul/11 TR rpt
with anne marie sheppard
Hidden 22/Jul/11 TR dog
Sophie Nunn 20/Jul/11 Lead dog
with Brian
brian watson 19/Jul/11 Lead dog
gibsond 28/Jun/11 2nd dog

Still struggling to workout the crux move so it'll work for me!

Monkey_Alan 28/Jun/11 Lead RP

Got it! Second try of the evening. Made the crux move, then just steady going up to the top. Nice route!

feilx 25/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with james d
Monkey_Alan 21/Jun/11 TR

Stick-clipped to the top, then TRed clean. Tried various ways through the crux, think I've found one that works...

gibsond 21/Jun/11 TR dog

Struggled with crux move.

el_monty 01/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Zo
Sami Mandeel 01/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Zo, Si, el_monty
Ducks Rock 01/Jun/11 TR
with Fox
Tom Livingstone 04/May/11 Lead RP
Paul Robertson 22/Apr/11 TR RP


AlexD 13/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Excellent! crux is low and there are plenty of rest points, still manages to be knackering though! top roped afterwards and found the crucial foot hold needed to clip the last bolt. looking forward to getting back on it... (ps. go right at the top!)

with Darren
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead RP
jld579 ?/Mar/11 Lead β
iClimber ??/2011 TR RP
Marti999 31/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Harry Massey
Andrew Barker 10/Sep/10 Lead β
with Si
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead β
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR dog
Leeds 13/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Perryman 22/May/10 Lead rpt


Hidden 09/May/10 Lead rpt
Linc ?/May/10 Lead RP
tobydunford 18/Apr/10 Lead β
with Charlie
MarkRyder 11/Apr/10 Lead RP
with James P
Hidden 03/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead dog
martyp 21/Mar/10 2nd
colesy 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S

With Alex Tomsynski

Hidden ??/2010 -
crispygts ??/2010 -
Ducks Rock ??/2010 TR dog
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
JPGR ?/Aug/09 Lead
with Yvette
Sophie Nunn 26/Jul/09 2nd dog
brian watson ?/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with neil weymouth
Dandan82 24/May/09 Lead β
with Rich
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 26/Apr/09 Lead RP
with Rodders, Jacob
matt green(uni) 26/Apr/09 Lead RP
mark_wellin 17/Apr/09 Lead RP
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 17/Apr/09 TR RP
with Mark Welling, Dane Matthew, Rich Fox
danematthews ?/Apr/09 Lead RP
Martin Krasnansky 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
schof 15/Jan/09 Lead RP
with biggie bob
sam_cox 27/Dec/08 Lead O/S
dmoir 11/Nov/08 Lead RP
garburn 11/Nov/08 Lead RP
Ed Westwood 09/Nov/08 2nd dog
with Ben Harper
Ben Harper 09/Nov/08 Lead RP
dannyboy83 09/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 24/Sep/08 Lead RP
with Harry
brian watson ?/Sep/08 Lead dog
with Jeff Yaldren, Scott
rubben 27/Jul/08 Lead dog

One to go back for - hard to work out crux

hippo99 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with owen, joe doyel, sam, jon
Hidden 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 13/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Mar/08 Lead rpt
Docent 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with stecu
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
chrisbevins ??/2007 Lead
feilx 21/Oct/06 Lead RP
with James
bigie bob 05/Apr/06 Lead RP
Rob Kennard ??/2006 -
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/99 Lead dog
Roget 29/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with jon
migs493 15/Mar/98 TR β
with Steve Blake
kp64zl ?/Mar/97 TR
goi.ashmore 12/Feb/95 Lead O/S

Soaking wet

with Matt Hirst
steve taylor ??/1995 Lead
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
chris_woodsy, DanWeiss, AlexBush, Hidden, tiffanykate12, psborland, torsok, Hidden, Hidden, ian caton, Siderunner, Hidden, Wayne.Gaudin
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