There's a load of rock come off the wall below the break, so the wall is quite dirty and there's at least one very precariously poised block that will go pretty soon. Take care out there folks...
AJM - 2nd β - 18/Apr/15 with Ali Morris, Tom Lambert
A bit of a shock to the system at the start of the trad season. Still rubbly below the roof due to the recent rockfall.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Ali B, AJM
Lots of loose rock dislodged. The second climbing before us pulled off a large block that luckily only grazed the belayer on adjacent route. They cleared off more loose stuff on their abseil back down but one block remained (wedged on one side) at about mid-height that will probably go at some point. You can avoid pulling on it but take care where your belayer stands until it has gone. Seemed fair at HVS 4c.
trythis - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15
Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/15
Excellent route. Very cold day so couldn't feel my fingers. Will return soon when it's warmer.
kp64zl - 2nd - Feb/15 with Julian M
Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/14
hotfeet - Lead - 21/Sep/14
Ian MK - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Anna
Anna Maykova - 2nd - 20/Sep/14 with Ian
Very nice route. Pumpy. My first proper sea cliff route!
jing - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Vince
garywong - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Dave Farrow
I was quite chuffed about this. Really climbing more at HS/VS standard but I know this route somewhat and wanted to give it a go again. Took my time, placed gear, felt comfortable, didn't get pumped. Felt better than I expected it would. Think it's my kind of climbing.
Alaric - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/14 with Neil
DavidFarrow - Lead - 06/Sep/14 with garywong
Impressive terrain! Rather relentless steepness but mostly good holds and gear. Awkward leaving the break and getting into the corner. Long!
Stanners - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Andy G
Wow what a climb! Lead 2/3rd and just ran out of energy. Thankfully bailed right to a ledge to set up belay and let Mike create our own finish.
sonic46 - AltLd - 21/Aug/14 with Mike H
Persuaded Sonia to follow her heroic lead on Zo Zo with a trip up QS. With the tide coming in a rapid rock hop along to cormarant was paramount, no rest for the wicked. An east touch for an HVS it could be argued but on the back of a demanding lead, and with a bit of stamina sapping route finding, a couple of wrong turns and half rope miss clipping horendous rope drag it was a route too far. She heroicaly made it past the over hang and then 'bonked'. We finished it off via'ish wall street. But all in all a grand Swanage adventure!
mikehenesy - AltLd dnf - 21/Aug/14 with Sonia
sam_craddock - TR - Aug/14
Fantastic! Easy for the grade as the cc guide says, but a cracking route. Good Gear all the way, solid rock (couple of wobbly blocks) and some cool moves man stepping up from the break. Dive bombed on the final groove as there was a fat fluffy chick at the top. Chick survived, as did me and Dave.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Dave Garrity
cem - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/14 with Peter Murphy
petegruf - Lead - 12/Jul/14 with charles m
AWESOME !!! I've done harder HVS (even at Swanage) but I rate this as a must do - it's got the lot - slightly loose in places, overhanging bits, angry gulls and a brilliant abb in - one of the best pitches of climbing I've done so far :-)
Ciderslider - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Ben
rustaldo - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Alex
Felt like a WW2 fighter pilot on the top out. Seagull took off in my face scaring me in no uncertain fashion. One may have heard a cry of surprise and alarm from below. Definitely not fear. Great route, another top 50.
Alex Hallam - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Matt Rust
Plenty of jugs and plenty of gear. Should have taken all long extenders (60cm)
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 15/May/14
lukerathmell - 2nd - 15/May/14 with Carl Stubbs
Ab from near milestone
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Adam Ryan
Nice line, but a bit sandy. There is a sea gull nest half way up.
adam 24 - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Stuart Johnston
Beware 3 extremely loose boulders to the left (facing in) of route midway fault line. Keep right of these. Avoid obvious thread runner on lowest one. Also encountered nesting Herring Gull (3 eggs) at 'potential' belay point on fault line. Otherwise - excellent route & situation with good gear.
Mark Lowe - Lead O/S - 04/May/14
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Dan Browne
Alex 74 - 2nd - 18/Apr/14 with Kev
Kirill - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Berta Lopez, Graham Dolman
mattc - 2nd O/S - 09/Dec/13
Kirill - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Mike Moss
mike.moss - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Kirill Spiridonov
Barry Kerslake - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Nat Kemp
Simply sensational from the bottom to the top.
wild_nomad - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Paul Day
climbtim - AltLd - 29/Aug/13 with Tom Thorne
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/13
Think I went too far left after the flake, but still, p2 was awesome!
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Mike
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Ben
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/13
leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13
Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12
Fun but soft for the grade especially as the gear was fairly decent. A little bit loose.
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Sam Lands
Mad rock. Massive exposure.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Johnny Richard
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/12
One of the best pitches I have ever done.
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Catrin Nichols
catrin289 - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/12 with Liam Ingram
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/12
Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Chris Jones
Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12
paultaylor - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Stu
Farily easy climbing but ran out of gear just after the break which made for a memorable finish! Fantastic route.
Nexonen - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Jake
Geoffers - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Lauren, Tim
Headjamm - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Tim, Geoffers
LukeyG - Lead - 24/Mar/12
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12
EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12
Tom led to the break, then backed off and escaped up Wall Street.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd dnf - 22/Jan/12 with Tom Thorne
Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Jan/12
Ian JL - 2012
Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11
martin one - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Neil Nand
Good route, not overly technical but quite strenuous.
ElBarto - 2nd dog - 01/Oct/11 with Martin Lennon
Julian Prieto - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Ian Clifford
cliffy - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Julian Prieto
Steve27 - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Paul Wilson-Roberts
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11
AlexD - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Ceri
Ceridwen - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/11 with Alex Dennis
Ali.B - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11
timharrison - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Richy
trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Phil Belcher
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11
Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/11
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Trevor Wilson
Ali.B - Lead O/S - Mar/11
Hidden - 2011
steve taylor - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Pete Finklaire
Split into two pitches. Led first pitch. Did not do second pitch.
gibsond - AltLd dnf - 16/Oct/10 with Andre Clarke
sammycolon - 2nd - 26/Sep/10
A path at HVS.
Kevster - Lead - 25/Sep/10
Tightsgirl - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with DAJ
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Frodo Stickel
uncontrollable - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Alan B
Hidden - 12/Jul/10
Geoffers - Lead - 02/Jul/10 with Tim
Alaric - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/10 with Ed
Ed Griffin - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Alaric
mick1jones - Lead O/S - 15/May/10
Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/10
Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Mar/10
colkurtz - 2nd - Mar/10 with Adam, Robb
Hidden - 2010
Great route,lead in poor style by me though :)
Partner pulled off a huge block about 8m from the top. Hit him in the leg but he ok.
Ybot Htulk - Lead - Nov/09 with Richard
First attempt at HVS - got pumped and peeled off then had to dog it on scond too as arms wrecked.
Bit off more than I could chew this time but will be back!
Richard Morgan - 2nd dog - 31/Oct/09 with Toby Kluth
Richard Morgan - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/09 with Toby Kluth
Ceridwen - Lead - 19/Sep/09 with Mark
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/09
Ybot Htulk - 2nd - Aug/09 with Norman and Sonya
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Clare
Rollo - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Mike
Took too long placing gear and committing to moves, got very pumped and fell off on the last very steep bit (no strength left in arms!). :-( Got back on and finished it.
Julian Prieto - Lead dog - 18/Jun/09 with John Swain
Julian's first attempt at an HVS, took a superb lob from the move at the very top getting into the corner! Nice climbing on jugs.
JDSwain - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Julian Prieto
mark89 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09
cliffy - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Oli Dorrell
great climb on huge holds.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with davenev
davenev - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with luke
Roped solo - did it in 3 pitches, first belay approx. 5m of the ground, to escape the waves and safe the ab-rope. Second belay at the faultline.
uncontrollable - Solo O/S - 02/May/09 with roped solo
MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Lee
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/08 with helen gibson
Fantastic route, Exciting moves on great(soild) holds with excellent pro!! Memorable indeed!!!!
jamie ward - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Toby Dunford
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/08
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Lisa Paling
lisapaling - 2nd β - 03/May/08 with Toby Dunford
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Bob
awesome root, worth all the stars its got :D
ebunick - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Fat Al
mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07
SamStrong - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Rob Dyer
Geoffers - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Amy, Tim
Lead this in a single pitch, which all went pretty well apart from dropping a racking krab and three hexes into the sea.
clipskipper - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/07 with Kevin Knight
Very pumpy - should have taken the rest in the niche!
kevinknights - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/07 with Lee
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/07
AJ007 - Lead - 28/May/07
Best climb I have done in swanage, clean rock with nice holds and great positions.
sunny and warm evening and the my first HVS onsight in Swanage.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/07 with Paul Milton
Danos - Lead - Apr/07 with Barry
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Weilin Wang
Rob Kennard - 2007
Superb climb - huge holds all the way. Make sure you abb down well to the right of the abb post (looking out) so you don't end up dangling in free space over the sea, desperately swinging to get onto the boulder beach!
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Nick Reason
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/06 with John Inkpen
First time on lead on this climb. Seconded first pitch and lead second - fantastic, a lovely route in a great setting.
clipskipper - AltLd rpt - 19/Mar/06 with Davey Boy
feilx - Lead O/S - 2006 with Tom K
Dorset - 2nd - 2006 with Neil Weymouth
nige pacer - 2nd - 11/Dec/05
cem - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/05 with Graham Dolman
Very good route indeed, big holds and lots of gear, pleasantly mild for the grade. Lie down rest at half height!
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05 with Max
ferdia - 2nd - 30/Oct/04 with Mike Mavrolean, Andrew Wielochowski
Escaped up this after Black Jack epic.
Alaric - 24/Oct/04
Felt confident after Wall Street, so thought I would try it.
First HVS lead - although at bottom of it's grade!
Alaric - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/03 with John Wellbelove
Hidden - Lead - Nov/00
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/99
Adrian Daniels - AltLd - 19/Jun/99 with John Parrott, Steve Webster
CMacD - 1999
r0b - 2nd - 11/Sep/97 with Richard Smith
andyfeds - Lead - 30/Jul/97 with Andy C
Budge - Lead - 11/Apr/97 with Mike Oates
GuyM - 1996 with duncan saunders
mikej - 2nd - 28/Sep/95 with Mike Byles
colin milton - AltLd - 26/Aug/95 with eric milton
MoWalker3 - 29/Jun/92
Marti999 - Lead - 1992
kp64zl - Lead - Jul/91 with Dave A
steve taylor - 2nd - Aug/89 with Ket
Moses - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/87
Andy Chubb - 2nd - 10/May/87 with Jeremy Cole
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1987
Nigel Coe - TR - 07/Sep/86 with Tim Dunsby
Nigel Coe - 20/Jul/86 with Brian Wyvill
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 22/Apr/79 with Frank Farrell
turnerk - Lead O/S - 1978