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Wall Street** HS 4b

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[Smiling on the belay ledge., 3 kb]32m, 2 pitches. 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.

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This climb is in 206 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

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 with Andy Hobbs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Led p2
TommityP - 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

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Trev

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

RD P2
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

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

pleasant
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

lisapaling - 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

Nigel Coe - 17/Jun/79 with John Walmsley

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Voting
Total votes cast 108
hard VS0 of 38
VS0 of 38
easy VS3 of 38
hard HS12 of 38
HS19 of 38
easy HS3 of 38
hard S1 of 38
S0 of 38
easy S0 of 38
hard 4c0 of 35
4c0 of 35
easy 4c0 of 35
hard 4b1 of 35
4b30 of 35
easy 4b4 of 35
hard 4a0 of 35
4a0 of 35
easy 4a0 of 35
3 Stars8 of 35
2 Stars23 of 35
1 Star4 of 35
0 Stars0 of 35
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Style of ascent

Lead48 of 206 (23.3%)
Followed27 of 206 (13.1%)
Toproped2 of 206 (1.0%)
Alt Leads116 of 206 (56.3%)
Unknown13 of 206 (6.3%)

'Climbed'76 of 206 (36.9%)
clean O/S101 of 206 (49.0%)
clean β3 of 206 (1.5%)
clean rpt25 of 206 (12.1%)
dogged1 of 206 (0.5%)