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[Abseiling above the swell - Cormorant, 2 kb]31m, 2 pitches. Smart climbing on good rock. Low tide and a calm sea is required to reach the base. Start 10m right of Wall Street. 1) -, 17m. Climb to and up a corner just right of the low roof. At the fault-line, move right past an arete to a belay ledge. 2) 4a, 14m. Take the line above the stance, bearing right at the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. K.Winkworth, R.J.Crewe 27/Mar/1970

Ticklists: SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: Abseiling above the swell - Cormorant © Alaric
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

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

Absailed in but found rope was caught around on the outer corner so anable to get done to the bottom. Stopped about 10ft from the bottom set up a hanging belay for Rich. Then traversed out to corner to rescue the absail rope before leading up to the belay ledge. Rich then came up and led the last stage. Awesome climb on a easy route with a small problem to overcome. Fab.
Steve954 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Rich

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

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

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

Hidden - 2014

Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/13 with John Knight

Second pitch only. Trying to find quality street, abbed in too far over.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with alex malins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/13

Led P1 & P2
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Sam Lands

tev - AltLd rpt - 29/Jul/12 with James Br

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

popov86 - AltLd - 13/May/12

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Lauren, Tim

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

MontyH - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Paul Milton

EmilyElouise - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12

The sea stole my belay stance.
TommityP - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11

Rhys Jones - AltLd - 10/Jul/11 with CalshotDave

hp8g12 - AltLd - Apr/11

Amy Kilpin - AltLd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Mar/11

P1 Solo, P2 2nd. Escape from Guillemot! Much fun rockhopping and wave-dodging just to get to the route, then topped out just as it was getting properly dark.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Tom Thorne

Nexonen - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Jake

Led first pitch. This is a very easy climb at the grade.
gibsond - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Thomas Vaughan

tev - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Darrell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10

climbtim - AltLd - 23/Jun/10 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

Had another minor epic, but still fun :-) Arrived a little too late after low tide, so had to dodge the waves & solo to the sentry box at 15" & belay from there. Then had to lower a seagull-basher hex from the midpoint belay back to the start to hammer out a nut!
andyfeds - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/10 with Neil T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Jun/09

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

Long walk in from west. sea washed platform.
intersection996 - Lead - 11/Apr/09 with Jo

Alex More - AltLd - 2009 with bob

Climbed pitch 2/2. Bold start to the pitch and some loose rock. The top grass slope is horrible to negotiate but not impossible. Some pumpy moves on the arms near the top.
chriswitts1 - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Jon Smith

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Toby Dunford

ferdia - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/04 with Andrew Wielochowski

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/04

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

jonberry791 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/03

andybenham - 2001

Hidden - Lead - Nov/00

FrankW - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/00 with Giles H

Hidden - 31/Mar/00

Had to climb after chopping bottom 20' from our abseil rope after tide came in and ate it! Have led since.
andyfeds - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/98 with Andy C

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

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/96

MoWalker3 - 01/Jan/95

colin milton - AltLd - 18/Sep/94 with eric milton

Marti999 - Lead - 1992

kp64zl - 2nd - Jul/91 with Dave A

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 1979 with Allan Yeend

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ElBarto, Tom Gadsden, leonjones, Hidden

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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 57 (24.6%)
Followed7 of 57 (12.3%)
Alt Leads31 of 57 (54.4%)
Unknown5 of 57 (8.8%)

'Climbed'24 of 57 (42.1%)
clean O/S29 of 57 (50.9%)
clean rpt4 of 57 (7.0%)