Big Bertha* E2 5c
30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The first pitch is very gritstone-like, and is good in its own right. Start 2m west of Old Faithful.
1) 5b, 15m. Climb the steep wall on jugs past good cam-slots halfway, then follow rounded breaks to a large ledge and belay at the fault-line.
2) 5c, 20m. Climb the crack 1m left of the Old Faithful corner, and pull over the roof - hard. Climb straight up to finish, passing the small roof at the top on the right - take care with some doubtful blocks here. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
P1: Start 2m left of Old Faithful. Climb the the steep wall on jugs past good cam slots at half way, then follow round breaks to the large ledge on the fault line. A very gritstone-like pitch which would be great in is own right. P2: climb the crack 1m left of Old Faithful corner, and over the roof (hard). Climb staight up to the top passing the small roof at the top on the right - take care with some doubtful blocks here.

N coe, T Dunsby 09/Dec/1989
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Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/15

Hard to find the holds over the roof, involved quite a bit of nipping back down to the ledge to rest, was gonna do in a oner but needed a rest so belayed Sophie up the first pitch. Why do I keep trying to warm up on Swanage roofs!
AlexD - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Sophie

Ended up in space a foot from the ledge so had to prussic through the roof.
Sophie Nunn - 2nd dog - 15/Aug/15 with Alex

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead - 14/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/10

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Tom Thorne

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with sue Hazel

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Aug/10

Nigel Coe - 09/Dec/89 with Nick Holly, Tim Dunsby

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