Wall Street*** HS 4b
[Smiling on the belay ledge., 3 kb]32m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A great little expedition at the grade, once again featuring good rock, holds and a solid top-out. Start just right of Quality Street.
1) 4b, 17m. Good holds lead up and right to a crack. Keep going on the same line past a ledge to the fault-line. Traverse right to a stance on the arete just above the fault-line.
2) 4b, 15m. The narrow groove above gains a solid top-out. © ROCKFAX

FA. R.J Crewe, K.Winkworth 29.3.1970 29/Mar/1970

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Swanage A-Z, West Country Climbs, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., Orange Spot Swanage, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: Smiling on the belay ledge. © lem
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This climb is in 248 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Decided to head left instead of right.. whoops. Nice climb. Average gear on first pitch.
lawlolly - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/15

dom94 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/15 with Eloise

Eloise_SW - 2nd - 08/Sep/15 with Dom

petegunn - AltLd - 17/Aug/15 with Davina

I led P1, Barry led P2. Gear was a bit fiddly, and lower half was covered in a fine coat of sticky clay dust. Line was wandering but nice - "protected the traverse too well" and managed to get one rope running under a big knobbly flake, so severe rope drag near the top - made the final moves quite exciting. Worth it for the belay ledge alone.
SenzuBean - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Barry

First pitch is very enjoyable with plenty of big holds - not so great if you have lots of rope drag apparently :-) Second pitch is tougher than it looks from the belay. Ab in from the belay stake to land on a big boulder, but prepare to get wet feet moving to the start at high tide.
BarrySW19 - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Jon

petegruf - AltLd - 15/Aug/15 with hannah f

SarahA - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Duncan Livesey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15

Nice route, Rich lead P1 and me P2
Steve954 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Richard, Rich

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/15

rajeshwarbisht - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Flavio

Done in a single pitch. Got attacked few times by an angry seagull while on the abseil and the climb..
FlavioL1989 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Raj Bisht

James1483 - 2nd - Jul/15 with Richard

elfka - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/15 with Jon Wilson

AndyCook - AltLd β - 14/Jun/15

Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Libby Blundell

Lead both pitches, seagulls nesting.
Matt Smith - Lead rpt - 17/May/15 with Zoe Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/15

AJM - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Ali Morris, Tom Lambert

Tubs - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Ali B, AJM

AllyBee - 2nd β - 18/Apr/15 with Tom L, Andy Morris

TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/15 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - AltLd rpt - 21/Mar/15 with Tiff

Good route. Lots of gear. Led a party of three up both pitches. Belay stance was plenty big enough for a comfortable change over. Take care of rope drag at the end of the first pitch.
Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Douchebag

I led first pitch. Very cold day.
kp64zl - AltLd - Feb/15 with Julian M

Early 1980,s, climbed.
Russell Lovett - 2nd O/S - 2015 with Tim Dunsby

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Oct/14

elfka - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/14 with Joe Doherty

hotfeet - 2nd - 21/Sep/14

Ian MK - 2nd - 20/Sep/14 with Anna

Anna Maykova - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Ian

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/14

Abbed down only to realise that we weren't going to be able to climb the route in the tide conditions. Climbed back up on ab rope.
Matt Smith - TR O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Jen Durden, Joe Premier

Led P1. Traverse a bit exciting. Dropped my belay plate in the sea.
jing - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Vince

tev - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Dave G, Viskii

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Sep/14

Forgot the guidebook but kinda remembered the line.
Alaric - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/14 with Neil

MontyH - AltLd - 03/Sep/14 with Brian

brian watson - AltLd - 03/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/14

sam_craddock - TR - Aug/14

rushy11111918 - 2nd - 31/Jul/14 with Paul Davis

a hold on the fault line breaking off send me half way down the first pitch, welcome to swanage trad Enca :-)
uncontrollable - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with Enca

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with James N

Nice route gets 3 stars on ukc, give it two cos I was scared on it. Aparently I've done it before but there was no loose scarey finish this time, must have gone the wrong way last.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Dave Garrity

DaveGarrity - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Mike Henesy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/14

bsparky - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Kane Harris, Karl Gregory

UnkArl - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Ben

rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Alex

A great route for those climbing with the strong of character but weak of arm. Someone like Lt Kit Perry RN.
Alex Hallam - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Matt Rust

sgl - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Susie

lem - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Filthy Cock

Steve27 - AltLd - 31/May/14 with Luke Rathmell

lukerathmell - AltLd - 31/May/14 with steve

Led p2. Toms first sea cliff and first hs
islandlynx - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with TomRiddelsdell

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with Matt Prince

mattprince - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with Joe Doherty

Topsy Turvy - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Mike P

clarendon - 2nd - 11/Apr/14 with Tris

Mike led p1, I led p2
runwildjohn - AltLd - 09/Apr/14 with Mike Silver

stonemikey - AltLd - 09/Apr/14 with John Horton

Abbed in onto a little rock surrounded by sea - then had to jump into the sea and wade across to the start of the route - doh !
Ciderslider - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/14 with Ian Stephenson

ciderspider - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/14 with Ciderslider

lead both pitches
timmyhobby - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14

hannahbannana - 2nd - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jan/14

IanGilbertJones - 2014

mattc - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/13

kenneM - AltLd - 05/Oct/13

sonic46 - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with Matt Page

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/13

Lead P2.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Hamish

I lead P1, Andrea lead P2.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Andrea

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Aug/13

Lovely first pitch, exposed but easy for grade - jugfest
Montecore - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Mike McKenna

Hidden - AltLd β - 03/Aug/13

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/13 with John Knight

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/13

leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13

jezb1 - Lead - 31/Mar/13

alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Lailah

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Lead in one pitch. Rope drag wollolol
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Sam Lands

John Foster - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Geoff

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd dog - 19/Aug/12

stevorobs3 - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with David Brock

Luxulyan - 2nd O/S - Jul/12 with Mig, Tom Murrell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/12

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Chris Jones

Philippa Arding - AltLd - 18/Jun/12 with olan oarkinson

The start is the crux unless you have 10 foot legs!
Malpractise - 2nd - 01/Jun/12 with Geoff Burton, ash

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12

First route at Swanage, found it hard for HS! lead p1, really good route and a good intro - felt harder than some VS in LWV.
stoneback - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Toby

A good introduction to Swanage I think
Ybot Htulk - AltLd - 27/May/12 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12

Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with Jake

Geoffers - AltLd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Lauren, Tim

Headjamm - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Tim, Geoffers

Led P1
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Paul Anker

Lead P2
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with TimKnight

LukeyG - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

Climbed in the dark with headtorches. Ab rope got tangled round boulders in the sea. Meant that I got to go swimming to get it back. All good fun :-)
paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/12 with Will

will moy - AltLd - 01/Mar/12 with paul taylor

Led both pitches to try and get my head back in.
Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 22/Jan/12 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jan/12

Ian JL - 2012

DOVEY - 2012 with Budd

PAJames - 2012

martin one - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Neil Nand

Lead first pitch seconded the second, great route worth doing again.
ElBarto - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Martin Lennon

Steve27 - AltLd - 24/Sep/11 with Paul Wilson-Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/11

ciderspider - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Ciderslider

Rained !! Then by the time we topped out glorious sunshine. Ian knocked his stove over and nearly torched the ledge (TW@T)
Ciderslider - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/11 with Ian Stephenson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/11

very reomtye - steep for the grade
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Aug/11

nick hawkins - AltLd - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

timharrison - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Richy

Fantastic big atmosphere multi pitch (lead pitch 1 first time around, went down to do Oran and couldn't get to start (due to tide) so did it again, this time lead pitch 2 ). Great route !!!!
Ciderslider - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/11 with Rich

trevor macalonan - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Phil Belcher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 12/May/11 with Becky Bellworthy-Noyce

Traverse to belay ledge a bit sandy
jamespilgrim - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Mark

I led 1st pitch, Tris led 2nd.
lostinmidlands - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with tris

Hidden - 2011

steve taylor - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Scott Titt

lead 2nd pitch
Andre Clarke - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Darrell Gibson

gibsond - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Andre Clarke

cas smerdon - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Lee

Led pitch 1. Cracking atmospheric route, one of the best I've done on rock this year. Felt low in the grade though given that there are jugs all the way.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Carole

I led pitch 1
The Ivanator - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Sean

Led P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Thomas Vaughan, Frodo Stickel

uncontrollable - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Thomas V, Alan B

tev - AltLd - 08/Aug/10 with Frodo, Alan B

Chris led the first and I got to top out 'the loose earth of death' free! Cracking route all the way.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Chris Lodge

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

led second pitch
jdgaventa - AltLd - 07/Aug/10 with eric

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

colkurtz - Lead - Aug/10 with Robb

rd20 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Martin

smolders - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Robert D

Hidden - 12/Jul/10

Calder - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Andy Clow

Ceridwen - AltLd rpt - 04/Jul/10 with Heather

led P2
nick hawkins - AltLd β - 03/Jul/10

Really nice climb deserves its two stars. Stay away until end July due to nesting chick on the belay ledge
climbtim - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Rick Cotgreave

Patrick P1, me P2.
kleinej - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Patrick

Alaric - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/10 with Ed

Ed Griffin - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Alaric

Julian Prieto - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/10 with Ollie Dorrell

Ld p2. P1 the nicer pitch. Felt right for the grade. A hold broke off the traverse of the chossy break at mid hight.
jezb1 - AltLd - 08/Apr/10

Led P1, nice route huge belay ledge
nick hawkins - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Jez

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Nov/09 with Richard

Richard Morgan - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Toby Kluth

I led P1, really good route. Had a fun wave dodging (not entirely successfully) mid tide traverse over from Guillemot ledge to get there.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Stewart

SuseH - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Iain

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/09

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Aug/09 with Norman and Sonya

uncontrollable - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/09 with leonhard

Ceridwen - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Mark

Rollo - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Mike

graham jones came out loved the route and the whole experience.
MontyH - Lead - 11/Jun/09 with Paul Milton

Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Ian Clifford

leonjones - AltLd - 31/May/09 with Des Jerman

Leon did the 1st pitch
Indy Nile - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Leon Jones

MarkRyder - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Lee

P1 me, P2 Andy
cliffy - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Andy Combes , Debbie Roberts

mark89 - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Mar/09

uncontrollable - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Alan B

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 20/Feb/09 with Frodo Stickel

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

dan gibson - 2nd - 25/Nov/08 with helen gibson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/08

Brilliant route with good gear, a good warm up for quality street.
jamie ward - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Toby Dunford

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 30/Jul/08 with Dave A

Blisco - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Caiwei

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

MontyH - AltLd - 16/Jul/08 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton

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

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Bob

lovely climb, just need to believe the holds aren't gonna fall off.
ebunick - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Fat Al

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08

SamStrong - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Rob Dyer

good fun again, Pete dropped piece of gear so abseiled down after climb to retrive it. He then climbed Quality street fast!
MontyH - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/07 with pete frost

clipskipper - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Kevin Knight

kevinknights - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Lee

Kit P1 Tom P2
Tom Gadsden - AltLd rpt - 09/Jun/07 with Kit

P1 - Me P2 - Tom
Kit Gillibrand - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Tom Gadsden

done in one pitch
MontyH - Lead rpt - 23/May/07 with Pete and Lee

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07

Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Weilin Wang

Led the second pitch
pandalover - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Chris

Tom Gadsden - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Roly

Rob Kennard - 2007

What an awesome route - WAAAY better that the skanky VDiff further left!
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/06 with Ant

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/06 with John Inkpen

great route, beatiful evening one of the best this year.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Paul Milton

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/06

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/06 with Lisa Paling

LiLaMont - 2nd β - 18/Apr/06 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/04

On Climbers' Club meet
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 13/Sep/03 with Pete Finclaire

Alaric - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/03 with John Wellbelove

jonberry791 - Lead O/S - 2003

sims - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/02 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Oct/01

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/01

andybenham - 2001

Hidden - Lead - Nov/00

FrankW - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/00 with Giles H

Hidden - 31/Mar/00

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

alan moore - 2000

FrankW - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/99 with Laura

timreynolds - AltLd - 08/Jul/99 with David Baines

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/99

Andy C led first pitch, think I've led this since
andyfeds - AltLd - 09/Aug/98 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/98

Budge - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/97 with Mike Oates

Adrian Daniels - AltLd - 12/Oct/96 with John Parrott

colin milton - AltLd - 26/Aug/95 with eric milton

MoWalker3 - 01/Jan/95

Geoffers - Lead O/S - 1995 with Bean

Marti999 - Lead - 1992

Chris Terrey - Lead - Jun/80 with Pete Hevezi

Nigel Coe - 17/Jun/79 with John Walmsley

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