Wessex Hangover** VS 4c
Exposed and atmospheric climbing that traces a line up the side of a deep inlet and finishes with a breathtaking stride over the void. At the far east end of Flake Ledge is a narrow zawn that has a wide corner crack in its west wall, start here. Climb the awkward corner to a roof and step right to below a crack. Climb the crack with difficulty to another overhang and move right to above the zawn. Bridge out right and pull up to easier ground that leads to the top and stake belays. © ROCKFAX
From the descent down climb (or abseil) walk left (facing out) until the ledges end at a Zawn. Start at last obvious corner crack before the Zawn. Climb the corner to a resting point then step right and ascend a crack between two protruding blocks until halted by a roof, move right again and enjoy the exposure as you step across the Zawn, a final stiff move up gains easier ground and the top.
A Hall and partner 1971

Ticklists: Orange Spot Swanage.

Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

brian watson - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/14 with Paul Milton

leglesslizard - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - 2014

Made a right mess of the traverse over the zawn by going too high, lowered off, then did it from the other end of the rope. Hardest VS 4c I have tried in a long while!
jamespilgrim - Lead dog - 30/Jun/13 with Sue

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/13

Ridiculously exposed for a VS! Lots of fun nonetheless.
clipskipper - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Davey Boy

Felix Ottey - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13

Felt much easier second time around, but certainly solid at VS 4c.
The Ivanator - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/12 with Craig

Major rope F*** up at the start, psyched me out for the rest of the climb
DreadyCraig - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Ivan B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/12

Joemanglerocks - 2nd - 30/Jun/12 with TimKnight

Hmmm... I made a mess of that. Struggled with the start then got the rope stuck pulling out of the roof, all while the waves were crashing on Paul below. Fun? I'm not sure
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Paul Anker

Utterly Gripping and truly terrifing! Wonderful lead!!
Felix Ottey - Lead - 17/Jun/12

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12

Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Andy Mosienko

Good positions, quite tough for the VS 4c it gets in the new Rockfax. Loved the step across the zawn, the pull up onto easy ground after that is a bit of a sting in the tail.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Toby

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Ivan

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Mark Glaister

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/10

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

leonjones - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Des Jerman

whew! 4b?
Indy Nile - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Leon Jones

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/08

MontyH - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/07 with Paul Milton

great route, worth a couple of **
MontyH - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Lee Lander

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/07

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with KM

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/06

brian watson - Lead O/S - 2006 with scott titt

Ian JL - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Duncan Henderson

andybenham - 2001

tomkhoward - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/97 with SICMC

kp64zl - 2nd - Apr/96 with Jason M

Nigel Coe - 24/Jul/90 with Scott Titt

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
benny b

Total votes cast 28
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS0 of 10
easy HVS1 of 10
hard VS4 of 10
VS5 of 10
easy VS0 of 10
hard HS0 of 10
HS0 of 10
easy HS0 of 10
hard 5a0 of 9
5a0 of 9
easy 5a0 of 9
hard 4c1 of 9
4c0 of 9
easy 4c7 of 9
hard 4b1 of 9
4b0 of 9
easy 4b0 of 9
3 Stars0 of 9
2 Stars8 of 9
1 Star1 of 9
0 Stars0 of 9
Bag of .....0 of 9
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Clean O/S
Clean repeat