Rockfax Description
Some fine rock and a stunning setting, although the climbing is bold to start with. There has been a small rockfall but the line has been reclimbed since. Start at the far west limit of Flake Ledge (as for Damson). Gain the ledge at 3m and move up and left to a good horizontal crack. Pull up and left boldly to good, well-weathered holds, and continue leftwards more easily on good rock with better protection to a final short wall and the top. Stake belays above and to the right. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the arete on the left of flake climb up to ledge /overhang move around on to west face, keep moving left till you can climb the center of the wall on good holds.stakes far back. a very good route

P Oxley, D Sharman 07/07/1985 07/Jul/1985

Ticklists: SW Climbs - Swanage, SPA Training Minimum Requirement.

cem 19/Sep 2nd
Pero 19/Sep Lead
Hidden 22/Jul Lead
Hidden 27/Jun Lead O/S
cmj 27/Jun 2nd O/S
with John knight
Hidden 27/Jun 2nd rpt
Buccaneerbilly 21/Jun 2nd
with Chris Lodge
Hinchrn 06/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun 2nd O/S
DaveGarrity 06/Jun 2nd O/S

Didn't find the holds higher up on the traverse, wondered why it was 'exciting'...

with Tom Hinchcliffe
Hidden 21/Mar Lead
mikehenesy 21/Mar 2nd O/S
with Rob Gillman
tobydunford 21/Mar Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Leo49 ??/2015 -
brian watson 13/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Paul Milton
MontyH 13/Aug/14 2nd
with Brian and Paul
Montecore 18/Jul/14 2nd
with Matt Ray
Peter Lovell 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
halfwaythere 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Knelt on ledge and crept along; but told after there were holds above i could have used; good gear: small nut and 2.5 cam just before going up the wall.

with Lee
clipskipper 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Safe at the grade. Nice route, but too short, really.

with Sue Hazel
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd rpt
jamespilgrim 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Sue
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
The Ivanator 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Nice, never 4c though and probably not VS. Bit stiffer than the S 4a it gets in the CC SW Select guide though, HS 4b seems about right. Adequate gear despite the bold description in the 2012 Rockfax (who give it VS 4b).

with Craig
DreadyCraig 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Very enjoyable

with Ivan B
Hidden 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

All mouth and no trousers!! Lovely route! More like HS 4a thought poof next door seemed harder

Dave Mahon 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

easy but bold in parts

with Brian Mead
Ceridwen 13/May/12 2nd O/S
with Andy Mosienko
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
risby 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
tev 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Gary
Monkey_Alan 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Ed Griffin 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Alaric
Alaric 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ed
Marti999 05/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Sophie Nunn 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/08 Lead
aged_ape ?/Apr/08 Lead
with LM
Hidden 09/Apr/07 Lead
Norman_P_W 09/Apr/07 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden 23/Jun/06 Lead
brian watson ??/2005 Lead O/S
with scott titt
MoWalker3 24/Aug/89 -
with Joe
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, nick hawkins, andyfeds, leonjones
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