Red Rain** 6c+
[desperate relief, me, red rain (6c+), 3 kb]20m. A great route - nicely sustained and varied - that features a tricky no-hands rest and, near the top, one of the best finger locks around. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 3.1.88 03/Jan/1988

Ticklists: Dorset Sport Climbs A-Z, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Winspit apprenticeship, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: desperate relief, me, red rain (6c+) © matt.ridgway
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 171 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

josh Bamsey - Lead RP - 20/Sep/14

jacobjlloyd - Lead RP - 14/Sep/14 with Peach

Guy Brockless - Lead dog - 10/Sep/14 with Andrew Whimster

philhaigh - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Mike Gubbins, Barry Kerslake, Mike Hawkins, Jane Weir, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh

philhaigh - Lead RP - 05/Sep/14 with Mike Gubbins, Barry Kerslake, Jane Weir, Gem Minihan, Natalie Haigh

Barry Kerslake - Lead RP - 05/Sep/14 with Gem

Gem Minihan - TR dog - 05/Sep/14 with Jane Weir, Mike Gubbins, Barry Kerslake, Nat Haigh, Phil Haigh

Gem Minihan - TR dnf - 30/Aug/14 with Barry Kerslake

robbo99 - Lead dog - 30/Aug/14 with Jonathan, Bertrand Liger, Tim Ellerton

Almost made it to the no hands rest. Hard climbing
robbo99 - TR dog - 30/Aug/14 with Jonathan, Bertrand Liger, Tim Ellerton

Acoustic_Olly - Lead RP - 18/Aug/14

Did it at the end of the day, took a fall the first time. Did it a second time and got it clean! Favorite route of the day, will come back and lead =]
JUSTADUDE - TR β - 20/Jul/14

Rory Bascombe - Lead RP - 16/Jul/14 with Dad

RFWilkie - Lead RP - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/14

timharrison - TR dog - 07/Jul/14 with Matt Carwardine

Andy Smallwood - Lead β - 03/Jul/14

anthony henry - Lead RP - 02/Jul/14

Top route, the 'rest' is pretty killer for the left foot but think it will go when feeling stronger.
Alex Hallam - TR dog - 14/Jun/14 with Matt Rust

Really good route, fell off just short of the rest which was a shame. First half is probably tougher than the top, just need to make full use of the rest.
rustaldo - Lead RP - 14/Jun/14 with Alex

Again, lovely climb. Has it all. Need to man up and gain some stamina. Will be back until I get this !
andyman666999 - Lead dog - Jun/14 with Cathryn Johnson

nath_casper - Lead RP - 18/May/14 with Montse Shelb

paultaylor - Lead rpt - 06/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Bit damp and at the end of the session meant I didn't reach the chains... great route though, will be coming back!
mishabruml - TR dnf - 22/Apr/14 with Matt King

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 2014

Retro on sight placing draws
Gibbon - Lead RP - 25/Nov/13

paultaylor - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/13 with Tom P

Tried for the o/s as a warmup. Reversed the start 3 times. 2nd attempt was pumped at the pinch prior to the rest. Felt a lot easier. Great, varied climbing will be back when daylight lasts longer.
andyman666999 - Lead dog - 09/Nov/13 with Martin

3 goes and nearly had it. Beaten by pump. Many ways to do the crux but none easy!
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 02/Nov/13 with Ian M

Jay81 - Lead RP - 20/Sep/13 with Paul

Second try tonight.
Monkey_Alan - Lead RP - 12/Sep/13 with Sophie Nunn

Really is the best finger-lock in the world - totally saved me when my foot slipped!
AlexD - Lead RP - 10/Sep/13 with Monkey Alan

Worked out the crux, then messed up clipping the third bolt. Much faffing led to being too pumped and had to rest on the bolts.
Monkey_Alan - Lead dog - 10/Sep/13 with Alex Dennis

AlexD - Lead dog - 30/Aug/13 with Ed

Brilliant route. Great finger lock rest!! Spent a lot of time looking for the no-hander, never found it.
TommityP - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

To retrieve draws after Will took two stunning whippers!
TommityP - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Good route. One to come back to clean.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 03/Aug/13 with Jenni

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Aug/13

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

First RP, tricky.
Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 31/Jul/13 with Dan Lane

Didn't feel to hard, certainly doable with a couple more goes.
Dan Lane - TR dog - 31/Jul/13 with Tom Livingstone

Luxulyan - Lead RP - 19/Jul/13 with Martin, Sophie

chakrit - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/13

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 03/Jul/13 with Alan

marcb - TR dog - 30/Jun/13 with Ed Ratcliffe, Martin Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/13

cymjt - 2013

Went back and put this to rest. Steady if you use the rest. Great route!
drewish - Lead RP - 06/Nov/12

martin one - TR dog - 27/Oct/12 with joel

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/12

Blew the o/s - flash pump ahoy! Got it clean straight after on top rope.
drewish - Lead dog - 13/Oct/12

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Sep/12

Bisset - Lead RP - 28/Aug/12 with gibsond

Need to get stronger to lead this route - don't feel comfortable at the start or the middle.
gibsond - TR dog - 28/Aug/12 with James Bisset

GPN - Lead - 25/Aug/12 with Annette

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Wayne Gaudin, Dean Merchant

Dean177 - Lead dog - 08/Aug/12 with Wayne Gaudin, Alan Dibben

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Jul/12

2nd go. much easier when you know which holds are good!
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 01/Jul/12 with Paul

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Jul/12

Second go. Fab, technical climbing
cooperman - Lead RP - 26/Jun/12 with Greg Foster

Stuart Johnston - Lead dog - 24/Jun/12 with Ian, Daniel Tipton

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/12

Monkey_Alan - TR dog - 15/May/12 with James Bisset

best route of the lot!
matt_read - Lead dog - 13/May/12 with Edd Southwood

paultaylor - Lead β - 13/May/12 with maffer the faffer

3x. Still not worked out how to get through the crux.
Monkey_Alan - TR dog - 01/May/12 with Darrell Gibson, James Bisset

Last route of the night. Think I was pulled up lots of it, but did get to the top.
gibsond - TR dog - 01/May/12 with Alan Blanchflower

Really nice sustained and technical route!
Justin T - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

2nd attempt, 3rd bolt felt airy on OS.
Kevster - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12

Graham Westbrook - Lead RP - 13/Apr/12

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Alex Dennis, Sophie Nunn

nath_casper - Lead dog - 07/Jan/12 with Adam A Wheeler, Montse Shelb

Thinker01 - Lead dog - 03/Dec/11 with Kev Stott

Thinker01 - TR RP - 03/Dec/11 with Kev Stott

nath_casper - Lead dog - 20/Nov/11 with Montse Shelb

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11 with Theo, Bob

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 26/Jul/11 with James Bisset

Sophie Nunn - Lead RP - 26/Jul/11 with James Bisset

keithpeck - Lead RP - 12/Jul/11 with James Andrews

BicepAndrews - Lead RP - 12/Jul/11 with Keith Peck

Linc - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/11

j miller - Lead - Jul/11

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 14/Jun/11 with Brian

brian watson - TR dog - 14/Jun/11 with Sophie Nunn

Linc - Lead RP - 01/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/May/11

ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 29/May/11 with Claire Duffield

Got cold before and did not get started really.
gibsond - TR dnf - 10/May/11 with James Bisset

Bisset - Lead dog - 10/May/11 with Darrel

Hidden - TR RP - 10/May/11

Bisset - TR dnf - 05/May/11 with Alan Blanchflower

Monkey_Alan - TR dog - 05/May/11 with James Bisset

Sophie Nunn - TR dog - 05/May/11 with Alex

AlexD - Lead dog - 05/May/11 with Sophie

JonBrown - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11 with Murray

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Apr/11

a poss red point one day when i'm stronger - did all the moves but not enough stamina to link them
cayteye - TR dog - 02/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Mar/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 25/Mar/11

London Luke - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Sep/10

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with si lincoln

timharrison - Lead RP - 06/Jul/10 with Jo Chia

timharrison - Lead dog - 30/Jun/10 with Rob Tearle

thomasmouse - Lead dog - 25/Jun/10

timharrison - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/10 with Jo Chia

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dnf - 25/May/10

i didn't manage to find the no hands rest or the bloody fingerlock... i was excited too. easy climbing, just pumpy and must get your hands in the right order through the crux
mark_wellin - Lead rpt - 14/May/10

uncontrollable - TR dog - 13/May/10 with roped solo

Richard White - Lead rpt - 09/May/10 with Ben

tom106 - Lead - 26/Apr/10 with mike robbins

crispygts - 2010

JonS - Lead RP - 22/Dec/09

dswansonlow - Lead dnf - 28/Nov/09 with John Brown

timharrison - TR dog - 31/Oct/09 with Richy, Iain Moodie, Seb, Trevor Macalonan

timharrison - Lead dog - 31/Oct/09 with Richy, Iain Moodie, Seb, Trevor Macalonan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/09

tobydunford - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/09 with Charlie

Warren Earle - TR dog - 17/Sep/09 with Javi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jul/09

dmoir - Lead RP - 06/Jun/09 with Andy Lamont

tobydunford - Lead dog - 10/May/09 with Charlie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2009

riddle - Lead dog - 16/Nov/08

trevor macalonan - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/08 with Richy

sam_cox - Lead β - Oct/08

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 08/Aug/08 with Harry

brian watson - Lead RP - Aug/08 with scott titt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08

tobydunford - Lead dog - 26/May/08 with Lisa Paling

JPGR - Lead O/S - 08/May/08 with Steve

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 20/Apr/08

Richard White - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/08

Docent - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08 with stecu

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Nov/07

Oliver Sherman - Lead RP - 07/Oct/07 with Dave Thompson

jchenoweth - TR dog - 30/Sep/07 with Alfie

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Aug/07

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07 with Dave Moir

nice route
hippo99 - Lead RP - May/07

Hidden - 2007

Richard White - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 16/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/06

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Feb/06 with eddie church

Rob Kennard - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2006

Phil Belcher - 2005

shoulders - Lead - 11/Apr/04 with maria, mart, chrisevans, dai

Roget - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/98 with jon

kp64zl - TR - Mar/97

rob.grafton - 2nd dnf - 10/Jun/96 with Bruce

Mark Kemball - Lead dog - 23/Jul/95 with Lee Bartrop

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 12/Apr/95 with Perric Crellin

steve taylor - Lead - 1995

FA, trad, 2 rest points
Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - 03/Jan/88 with Tim Dunsby

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