Grottle* VD
[Grottle, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A steep pitch that finishes up a well protected slim corner. Start on the upper ledge at the base of the descent down-climb/abseil. Move up right on to the stepped arete and climb this to below a left-facing, well-defined slim corner crack. Climb this with difficulty - well protected - to the top and stake belays well up the slope to the left. © ROCKFAX

R C White, G T Davis 10.1963 Oct/1963

Ticklists: Swanage A-Z, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012.

Photo: Grottle © Jan Witkowski
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This climb is in 83 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Kirsty Kerr

brian watson - 2nd - 13/Aug/14 with Paul Milton

Lead and seconded - great little climb.
Willbur - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with James Bridger

tev - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Julian T, Stephanie

risby - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/13 with Russell Mimms

andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with sshandy

Superb route
sshandy - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13 with MTB Andy Potter, Zoe Pickering

GDS - TR - 14/Jul/13 with BCC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

LukeyG - 2nd - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/13

Felix Ottey - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

UnkArl - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Matthew Rushworth, Debbie

iskra2000 - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Doug Flude

Gareth - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Mark

montymoo - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with Gareth

surprisingly good
virgil - 05/Aug/12 with dylan

MontyH - Lead - 25/Jul/12 with Paul Milton

Nice route, worth it's star, but VDiff?! hmmmmm... as Luca so wonderfully put it "You should be able to fall over on a VDiff" and you certainly can't on this one!
ben.richards - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Elias Moukarzel, Theo Celano, Luca Celano

LJC - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Elias, Theo, ben.richards

tev - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Maarten, Brian

Lovely route, high in the grade but well protected and brilliant fun
homing-penguin - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/12

Felix Ottey - 2nd - 17/Jun/12

I probably started a bit too far right, nice solid rough rock. The crack wasn't quite as friendly for passive gear as it looked. Nice wee route but hard in the grade
CurlyStevo - Lead - Apr/12 with Rob

MontyH - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Brian

risby - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/11 with Poppy Wright

risby - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/11 with Poppy Wright

tev - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/11 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/11

risby - 2nd rpt - 01/May/11 with Andre Clarke

Very nice route, just enough frission to present a feasible challenge for newbies.
risby - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Joshua Chalke, Matt Burke

joshchalke - 2nd - 27/Apr/11

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Mark Glaister

Hidden - 2011

bradholmes - 2nd - 15/Aug/10

bradholmes - 2nd - 15/Aug/10

tev - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Gary

gibsond - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Guy Lowndes

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

cas smerdon - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with Pete Finklaire

Alaric - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/10 with Stef, Neil

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Scott

scottjowett - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with trevor macalonan

tavarua - Lead - 27/Jun/09 with Sarah

cliffy - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Paul Crowsley

Very enjoyable lead! Beautiful sunny weather made it even better!
Hedfa Hites - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Derek Jerman

Indy Nile - 2nd rpt - 30/May/09 with Gary Ward

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

Indy Nile - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Leon Jones

Swanage V Diff... very enjoyable in the sun
roc n run - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with H

uncontrollable - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with jill s, paul s

leonjones - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Julie Woods

aged_ape - AltLd - Apr/08 with LM

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/07

leonjones - Lead - 08/Jul/07

MontyH - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Lee Lander

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/06

Swore my way up this one. Feels steep for VDiff, topping out was an enormous relief.
davewing - Lead - 07/May/06 with Dave

featuresforfeet - 2nd O/S - May/06 with Dave Wing

shoulderbreaker - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Andy Dodd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/05

Wonderful climb that deserves a star or two.
steve taylor - 2nd O/S - 01/May/05 with Scott Titt

brian watson - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/03

Alpandy - 2nd O/S - Jun/03 with Billy

Alaric - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/02 with Nick, Neil

Hidden - 07/Apr/02

Alaric - Lead rpt - Feb/02 with Philip D

Alaric - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/01

Peter Swift - Lead O/S - 2001 with Rebeun

Alaric - Lead rpt - Mar/00 with Pierre Maxted

Alaric - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/99 with Pierre Maxted, Phil B

MontyH - Lead O/S - Jun/99

FrankW - 1998

sixties - AltLd - 09/Jul/96 with hrd

andyfeds - Lead - 16/Jun/96 with Andy C

kp64zl - Lead - Jun/90

MoWalker3 - 29/Aug/88

bazzag - 1987 with alison

Approx date
Nigel Coe - Solo - 1984

Nigel Bond - 28/Jul/74 with Dave Jolliffe, Pete Bott

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hp8g12, simon geering

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