Rockfax Description
S0. A brilliant, juggy traverse across the bottom of the wall. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 19.5.92 19/May/1992

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic UK F7s, Hard water, Jurassic 7a, Dorset weekender.

bencoope 08/May DWS G/U
Gus 31/Aug/15 DWS
Ram MkiV 31/Aug/15 DWS rpt
Jake Young 30/Aug/15 DWS rpt
benkelsey 30/Aug/15 DWS dnf

Much grease meant much soup. Cold fun

david morse 29/Aug/15 DWS G/U
with Toms party
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Solo
tlmarjot 29/Aug/15 DWS dnf
with Jonny Squire, Tom Baker, Mark Almack, Tom Lawrence, Chris Todd, Dave Morse
Teappleby 29/Aug/15 DWS dnf

2 goes, got through the crux on both, but was just too boxed to finish it. First proper DWS falls, absolute convert to DWS. Just the best style of climbing!

with Chris Middleton, Caroline Riddiford, Jake Young, Anna Duckett, Ben Kelsey, Jem Greenway
markalmack 29/Aug/15 Solo β
Hidden 28/Aug/15 DWS rpt
Tomas Frost 22/Aug/15 DWS G/U
willsm11 18/Aug/15 DWS β
with Frances
Frances Bensley 18/Aug/15 DWS G/U
tsyrett 15/Aug/15 DWS rpt

First repeat. Great conditions in the rock. Very muddy on the slope down though

Hidden 08/Aug/15 DWS β
tsyrett 01/Aug/15 DWS G/U

Finally sent this beast today. Conditions were a bit poor but managed to stick the jug for the kneebar and do the finish with some better beta from Chris which doesn't involve the 'death pocket'. Yeow...

bede.west 26/Jul/15 DWS dnf

fell off twice today and got to cold will be back

with Jake Perry, Shane Willis, German loui
Rupey 25/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with Al and Gaz
Shane Willis 25/Jul/15 DWS G/U

Took a few power screams and was greatful for the extra couple of meters you can push through pump when your mates are yelling at you, but it felt awesome today! Only draw back was pumping out at the hole, while two blokes leisurely paddled in a kayak directly under me, watching me, seemingly unaware of the danger it put us all in even while all the other climbers around were shouting at them to move!

with Bede
Hidden 25/Jul/15 DWS rpt
tsyrett 21/Jul/15 DWS dnf

Finally got to the knee bar but still resulted in a splash down

tsyrett 19/Jul/15 DWS dnf

3 splash downs on the moves into the knee bar

Hidden 19/Jul/15 DWS rpt
Hidden 11/Jul/15 DWS dnf
Sophie Nunn 10/Jul/15 DWS G/U

At last!

with Ed B
tsyrett 10/Jul/15 DWS dnf

Splash down... again!

Sophie Nunn 10/Jul/15 DWS G/U

At last!

with Ed B
Albachoss 09/Jul/15 DWS G/U

6 splashdowns! Sunburnt thighs on the double kneebar ouch!

with Dougie
dswansonlow 09/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with Alex Banks
Caspian Johnson 05/Jul/15 DWS β

Thank god for the kneebar!

with brices
Sophie Nunn 05/Jul/15 DWS dnf
GPN 05/Jul/15 DWS

Awesome stuff! Got it second go with some great beta.

with Felix
jacobjacob 05/Jul/15 Solo O/S
dswansonlow 05/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with Alex Banks
AlexD 04/Jul/15 Solo rpt
with James Doc, Andy Lamont, Felix, Sophie
Sophie Nunn 04/Jul/15 DWS dnf
quiffhanger 04/Jul/15 DWS rpt

The "corporate whore" ascent.

with Ian C, Jon, Jacob
feilx 04/Jul/15 DWS RP
i_a_coops 04/Jul/15 DWS
with Ross
Rory Bascombe 03/Jul/15 DWS G/U
Sophie Nunn 03/Jul/15 Solo dnf
with Felix
jacobjohncharles 03/Jul/15 DWS G/U
feilx 03/Jul/15 DWS rpt
El3ctroFuzz ?/Jul/15 DWS O/S
Sophie Nunn 30/Jun/15 Solo dnf

& the horny lil devil season starts again!

with Ed B
AlexD 19/Jun/15 Solo dnf

fell off the last moves, doh! hit the bottom, super low tide!

Mark Chevassut 18/Jun/15 DWS dnf

next time this will go!

Ellie Rymer 18/Jun/15 DWS RP
Chubbard 16/Jun/15 DWS dnf

Soo greasy. Felt super hard today.

with Ollie
Stanners 23/Sep/14 Solo dnf

mega good fun! think I enjoyed it more pumping out and falling off the final move to the other side of the cave! Must get back on after less cake. No hands rest is godly.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 DWS rpt
Haydn Jones 06/Sep/14 DWS β
nathanlee 06/Sep/14 Solo rpt


with DWS Crew
NewHam ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
tim newton 24/Aug/14 DWS O/S
Alex moore 24/Aug/14 Solo
westyb3 24/Aug/14 Solo rpt
with Cailean Harker, Gav Symonds
J.Wells 24/Aug/14 DWS β
with lots
Adam Booth 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Llinos C 24/Aug/14 Solo β
with Cailean Harker, Gav Simmons, Simon Brice
brices 24/Aug/14 DWS rpt
highrepute 24/Aug/14 Solo
Alex Hallam 24/Aug/14 Solo dnf

Not tried this for about 3-4 years. Great day with everyone shouting beta from both sides!! Fell off one hold before the rest. Sad. Rekindled the love for the DWS!

Wood for Trees 24/Aug/14 Solo dnf

not my thing "time to test your lock strength Guy" I effectively lowered myself into the sea...

with Andre Heckler et al
morganator 24/Aug/14 Solo β

Ridiculously pumped. Sketchy after the other routes

with Dan Arkle
bede.west 24/Aug/14 Solo dnf

DWS. unexpected fall! slipy foot holds. Just not good enough.

NDD 23/Aug/14 Solo β
with Mike Watson, sam harvie
Jake Young 23/Aug/14 Solo RP
BenNorman 23/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Sophie Nunn 20/Aug/14 Solo dnf

Yet another evening of falling off

with Sarp
Jackwd 18/Aug/14 Solo dnf

Be back for this! Quite slimy!

Sophie Nunn 16/Aug/14 Solo dnf
with Sarp
BenL 16/Aug/14 Solo β
josh Bamsey 15/Aug/14 Solo RP
AlexD 04/Aug/14 Solo rpt
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 04/Aug/14 Solo dnf
with Alex
theotherpetehill 26/Jul/14 Solo RP

3rd go

with Ross McKerchar
_m.cox_ 26/Jul/14 Solo rpt
soph 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Ross McKerchar
quiffhanger 26/Jul/14 Solo rpt
with Rachel, Peter Hill, Matt
Ed Babs 24/Jul/14 DWS G/U

Ohhhh yeah. At last. You wait ages for a Lulworth 7...

with AlexD
KDhruev 24/Jul/14 Solo RP
with Katie
AlexD 23/Jul/14 Solo RP
Hidden 20/Jul/14 DWS rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Stuart Johnston 20/Jul/14 Solo dnf

Had 4 goes to work out the sequence but kept dropping the last hard (and big) move. Awesome route and totally safe.

adam 24 20/Jul/14 Solo dnf
Hidden 19/Jul/14 DWS O/S
danmullett 15/Jul/14 Solo RP
Rupey 08/Jul/14 Solo RP
with alan
Rupey 01/Jul/14 Solo dnf
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Solo
piken ?/Jul/14 -
Mark Warnett ?/Jul/14 Solo RP
pymn nice but dim 27/Jun/14 Solo dnf

fell just shy of the finish will be back for it clean!

Perryman 22/Jun/14 Solo
Sophie Nunn 22/Jun/14 Solo dnf
Sophie Nunn 12/Jun/14 Solo dnf
with Alan, Alex
phillipwright ?/Jun/14 DWS G/U

Great DWS route, strong and a nice line

sarpedon 03/May/14 Solo RP

Finally got it on the 4th attempt today. I found the end much more difficult than the rest of the route, maybe because it was green and slick?

AlexD 10/Apr/14 Solo dnf
with Murrey, James Doc, Felix
sarpedon 09/Apr/14 Solo dnf

Fell right at the end. The finishing wall was green and slick. Definitely next time.

AlexD 09/Apr/14 Solo dnf
with Murrey, James Doc, Felix
ejected ??/2014 -
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Solo dnf
quiffhanger 01/Sep/13 Solo rpt

Felt well sketch for some reason.

tom harrison 01/Sep/13 Solo
mark20 31/Aug/13 Solo RP
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Mattlamb90 25/Aug/13 Solo

6 drops before doing it

Luke Owens 25/Aug/13 Solo dnf

7 splash downs over two days. Couldn't figure out the move out of the deep backhand! Awesome route

with Boosh Crew
Gus 25/Aug/13 Solo
with ben rouse, Rob Clifton
liamoloughlin 25/Aug/13 Solo β
kieranrex 24/Aug/13 -

First ever splashdown followed by first ever DWS route. LOVE IT!

with Boosh Crew
Mark Riley 24/Aug/13 Solo O/S
luke384 24/Aug/13 Solo β
with Boosh crew
spidey 24/Aug/13 Solo β

again almost 10 years since 1st time

with mat lamb, luke clarke, luke owens
_m.cox_ 21/Aug/13 Solo rpt
BenNorman 21/Aug/13 Solo RP

1st go comfortably today, so much fun!

andyman666999 20/Aug/13 Solo dnf

High tide and everything was greasy. Feet slipping everywhere but got through to the crux. Was setting up for it when foot slipped mid move dammit !!!

with Martin
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 13/Aug/13 Solo rpt
Alistair Corbett 10/Aug/13 Solo

well phyched with this! did it 4th go ... couldn't do the knee bar (idiot) but once i got it the rest was easy

with Sam, Ed
Rupey 03/Aug/13 Solo dnf

3rd go this year

samt 02/Aug/13 Solo dnf

Crux was wet, and thus, so was I!!

Jim Brooke 20/Jul/13 Solo dnf

bottled the move before the rest on the flash, and never quite made it that far on subsequent attempts... bugger!

Hidden 20/Jul/13 Solo RP
jonleighton 20/Jul/13 Solo dnf
James Mitchelmore 18/Jul/13 Solo RP

did it on 3rd attempt, no beta, ground up

Hidden 13/Jul/13 Solo dnf
nathanlee 12/Jul/13 Solo O/S

well good, big holds all the way. the kneebars so good you don't want to leave it!

with DWS Crew
BenNorman 10/Jul/13 Solo dnf

So much fun but real tired, will be back

Mike Goldthorp 09/Jul/13 Solo rpt

Burly little crux innit! Got the double kneebar this time too, so comfy!

with Simon, Ben Norman
Hidden 08/Jul/13 Solo dnf
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Solo O/S
brices 07/Jul/13 DWS rpt
with Sash
andyman666999 07/Jul/13 Solo dnf

Not sure if i have tried this before ! Climbed to a pinch, unable to find hidden left layaway despite people shouting beta, fell trying to lock off into huge bucket ! WIll be back as super fun.

with Pete Jardy, Martin
Jus 07/Jul/13 -
Luxulyan 07/Jul/13 Solo dnf
with Alex, Sophie
Sophie Nunn 07/Jul/13 Solo dnf
AlexD 07/Jul/13 Solo dnf


Hidden 07/Jul/13 Solo dnf
jonleighton 07/Jul/13 Solo RP
Glyn 05/Jul/13 Solo β
Luxulyan 05/Jul/13 Solo dnf
with Martin, Sophie
Sophie Nunn 05/Jul/13 Solo dnf
jonleighton 05/Jul/13 Solo dnf
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Solo dnf
Tophe 11/Jun/13 Solo β
with Alex banks, Ben Corbey
Sophie Nunn 08/Jun/13 Solo dnf

4 attempts and 4 swims!

with Ben
Patrick Hill 08/Jun/13 Solo β
quiffhanger 03/Jun/13 Solo rpt
with George, Matt W
Gus 01/Jun/13 Solo β
with bob hickish, simon "the horse" wilson
Hidden 01/Jun/13 DWS RP
Cailean Harker ??/2013 -
feeko ??/2013 -
yan hawkins ??/2013 Solo RP
lukeh 16/Sep/12 Solo β


with frances, Jamie Lewin, simon brice, jack folkes
quiffhanger 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Mostly dry...

dan gibson 26/Aug/12 Solo rpt
with AJ, michael porter
DorsetGareth 19/Aug/12 Solo dnf

Great climb! Slimy hold. Want to get back on it.

Ramon Marin 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
brices 11/Aug/12 DWS β

pretty intimidated as first route of day.

with Jack, Joe Day
Ramon Marin 11/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Oddjob 11/Aug/12 DWS β
with Adam B
AlexD 10/Aug/12 Solo dnf
with Ed
BeccaSnowden 28/Jul/12 Solo dnf

Got through crux up to final section and then messed up the finish. Need to get back! Had some kayaker issues which put me off a little...

CRiddiford 28/Jul/12 Solo dnf

finally plucked up the courage to have a proper go and after watching the numerous attempts of others got fairly far but not further than the crux, cant wait to try it again!

Jake Young 28/Jul/12 Solo dnf

Will be back next heat wave, so much fun :P

thomasadixon 28/Jul/12 Solo RP

Second go, fell off just before the jugs first try. Great climb.

Alex Norman 27/Jul/12 Solo RP
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo dnf
rustaldo 01/Jul/12 Solo dnf

tried this about 5times and got wet every time trying the crux and making the move to the next hold from the porthole! devastated. great route though.

mwatson ?/Jun/12 Solo β
Hidden 25/May/12 Solo dnf
Alex More 13/May/12 Solo dnf

Took the cold plunge mid way pumped

brian watson 02/Oct/11 Solo dnf
Jon_Warner 02/Oct/11 Solo dnf

To crux move after pocket

quiffhanger 02/Oct/11 Solo rpt

3 times in 1 session :)

JKinsella 02/Oct/11 DWS

Nice October DWS! Perfect conditions, if a little hot, and nice sea. 4th go on this, first time past the big half way pocket. Thought I'd been climbing a bit rubbish so didn't expect it to go! Kept thinking I'd have another go next time right til the end! Spent about 10 mins wedged in the finish crack before topping out...

Hidden 26/Aug/11 Solo β
feilx 24/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Bern 21/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Pete Scott 20/Aug/11 Solo

Chuffed with a bare footed full wetsuit send.

Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo rpt
dswansonlow 10/Aug/11 Solo RP
with Feilx
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/11 Solo rpt
alaan 02/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo dnf
Jeronimo 02/Jul/11 Solo RP

second go

tom106 14/Jun/11 Solo rpt
with laura
tom106 08/Jun/11 Solo rpt

hadnt done for a year, sooo much fun.

feilx 08/Jun/11 Solo rpt
funsized 03/Jun/11 Solo dnf
funsized 03/Jun/11 Solo β
funsized 01/Jun/11 Solo dnf

Onsight attempt with unsurprising results

feilx 17/May/11 Solo rpt
sarpedon 17/May/11 Solo dnf
feilx 10/May/11 Solo rpt
harvie 03/May/11 Solo O/S
Chris_barr 25/Apr/11 Solo β
with DWS Team
oliver.ghill91 25/Apr/11 Solo
Alex More 23/Apr/11 Solo dnf
jelaby 30/Aug/10 Solo β
with Darcy, Thom Allen
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Solo dnf
ellis 29/Aug/10 Solo rpt
morganator 29/Aug/10 Solo RP
with Tom Bridgeland, Andy Benson
feilx 18/Aug/10 Solo rpt
feilx 11/Aug/10 Solo rpt
langar27 09/Aug/10 Solo dnf
jbulger 08/Aug/10 Solo dnf

looks to have a fantastic sequence from what I saw and from as far as I got. will need to give a it a few more goes to get the right holds at the right time!

tsyrett 08/Aug/10 Solo dnf
Mike Goldthorp 04/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Brilliant! DWS is so intimidating! But this is a good introduction, nice n low with some sweet moves on good holds. Couldnt get the double knee bar to work but got one solid and was fine.

Alex Mason 04/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Went first found it trick to get across to the holds below the knee bar until i found the low lock. Day salvaged after being rained off swanage and heading to HQ.

with Mikey G
feilx 04/Aug/10 Solo rpt
tuftynick 02/Aug/10 Solo RP
with nick warren
Andrew Jennings ?/Aug/10 DWS
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Solo
mark_wellin 30/Jul/10 Solo dnf
jacobjlloyd 28/Jul/10 Solo RP


with Tom Maidwell, Felix
feilx 28/Jul/10 Solo rpt
tom106 28/Jul/10 Solo β

1st go but plenty of beta!

with felix, jake, andy
sparkass 25/Jul/10 Solo β

Very pumpy, would be a very hard onsight!

Chubbard 25/Jul/10 Solo dnf

3 gos. Awesome.

with Harvey
Chris J Houston 19/Jul/10 Solo RP

DWS awesome climb, couldn't get the double knee bar to work but still awesome!

with martha
Chris J Houston 19/Jul/10 Solo RP

DWS awesome climb, couldn't get the double knee bar to work but still awesome!

with martha
ian1234567 18/Jul/10 Solo dnf
Greg Pittam 03/Jul/10 Solo dnf
Ed Booth 28/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Leeds 27/Jun/10 Solo β
eddy-on-the-rocks 26/Jun/10 Solo rpt
thomb 26/Jun/10 Solo
feilx 25/Jun/10 Solo rpt
feilx 23/Jun/10 Solo rpt
La Mont 19/Jun/10 Solo β
feilx 17/Jun/10 Solo rpt
feilx 15/Jun/10 Solo rpt
feilx 11/Jun/10 Solo rpt
gnc760 06/Jun/10 Solo RP

Super bitchin'

with James Kay
Hidden 06/Jun/10 DWS G/U
feilx 05/Jun/10 Solo rpt
feilx 03/Jun/10 Solo rpt
jacobjlloyd 19/May/10 Solo dnf

I always fall off the move from the porthole. Next time. Maybe.

with Felix
feilx 19/May/10 Solo rpt
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
feilx ??/2010 Solo rpt
adam coxsell 09/Sep/09 Solo dnf
gnc760 07/Sep/09 Solo dnf

Reached the knee bar but didn't have enough juice to get into position. Super steep fun climbing.

nathanmanc 29/Aug/09 Solo RP
chiverstom 16/Aug/09 Solo dnf

Got wet, quality line though

sammo247 16/Aug/09 Solo dnf
drysori 16/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Solo dnf
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Solo dnf
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Solo
TiffTiff 08/Jul/09 Solo dnf
with Felix
Hidden 01/Jul/09 Solo RP
dswansonlow 01/Jul/09 Solo dnf
jacobjlloyd 01/Jul/09 Solo dnf
with Dougie
feilx 28/Jun/09 Solo rpt
vertigo 24/Jun/09 Solo β

Fantastic!!! My first 7a flash too.

andy jennings 24/Jun/09 Solo dnf
feilx 19/Jun/09 Solo rpt
steve taylor 03/Jun/09 Solo dnf


with Jon Biddle
feilx 02/Jun/09 Solo rpt
dswansonlow 24/Apr/09 Solo dnf
with Feilx
feilx 24/Apr/09 Solo rpt


feilx 15/Apr/09 Solo rpt
dmoir 29/Sep/08 Lead β
feilx 29/Sep/08 Solo rpt
feilx 13/Sep/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Solo
anguskille 30/Aug/08 Solo RP

brilliant route, with a nice decent/jump

fennerz 30/Aug/08 Solo dnf

took three falls, two of them back slappers, didn't have the heart for a fourth go...i'm gonna have another go next time

with Angus and Ed
dan gibson 24/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Jul/08 DWS RP
trev_f 23/Jul/08 Solo dnf
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Jun/08 DWS rpt
Boy ??/2008 -
gazhbo ??/2008 DWS G/U
hippo99 12/Sep/07 Solo RP


with sam cox, louis bosence
sam_cox 12/Sep/07 Solo
Martin Krasnansky 08/Sep/07 Lead β
Ram MkiV 25/Aug/07 Solo

Got wet twice then did it 3rd go. V greasy but didn't detract - brilliant, unique moves and hands off rest. Wet shoes and no chalk but makes no difference the holds are so big, amazing.

with Dan
Hidden 03/Aug/07 Solo rpt
_m.cox_ ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
dan gibson 09/Jun/07 Solo O/S
thomb ?/Jun/07 Solo RP

Pumpy but excellent. Got it on second visit!

with Darren
dannyboy83 20/May/07 Solo G/U
with Dave Moir, Felix Coxwell
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 22/Aug/06 DWS O/S
bronsonite 05/Aug/06 Solo O/S
lx ?/Aug/06 Solo


Hidden ?/Aug/06 Solo β
derico ?/Aug/06 Solo RP
with Dave J
Hidden ?/Aug/06 -
feilx 01/Jul/06 Solo RP
Richard Horn 17/Jun/06 Solo RP
bigie bob 10/Jun/06 Solo RP
bfreeman ?/Jun/06 Solo RP
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Bern ??/2006 Solo
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/05 Solo dnf
steve taylor 13/Jul/05 Solo β

Top route

Hidden ?/Jun/05 Solo O/S
spidey 10/Aug/03 Solo
kristian ??/2003 Solo O/S
simon kimber ??/2003 Solo RP

2nd go

Hidden 02/Sep/02 Solo O/S
timbanton ??/2002 Solo
Adam Lincoln ??/2001 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
Hidden 24/Jul/99 Solo β
Hidden 08/Aug/98 DWS O/S
Dringo ??/1998 -
The Jazz Butcher ?/Jul/96 Lead RP
with Dave Pickford
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Style of ascent
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