Rockfax Description
A direct on Insectitude and relatively popular. Well protected.

1) 4c, 9m. Climb the wide crack to a small overhang. Make a long reach to gain good holds and jams. Pull up to the large belay ledge at the fault-line just above.
2) 4a, 20m. Climb the chimney and corner crack above, moving left just below the top to avoid loose ground. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start from the left of the boulder filled bay. Climb the wide crack past a difficult move as it turn to a short corner. Possible belay on ledge above but better done in one pitch. Continue up chimney groove above and up wide corner to left. Step left at top to avoid doubtful blocks. Stake belays far back.

K Turner, G A Jenkin 1984

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
LJC 08/Aug AltLd O/S


Hidden 07/Aug 2nd O/S
kim.mulji 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2, where the start is the hardest bit.

Ian MK 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Anna Maykova 31/Aug/14 2nd
brian watson 03/Aug/14 2nd rpt
bob mott, scott titt
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/13 Solo rpt
joedoherty 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Dave Holmes-Evans
jezb1 06/Aug/13 AltLd

Ld P1

The Ivanator 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Really good route, I liked the initial crack that seemed made for beefy fist jams, the upper romp was great too.

Sophie Nunn 10/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Monkey_Alan 10/Jun/13 2nd rpt
gibsond 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Think I made hard work of this one. Wet and greasy and needed so big gear for the bottom which I did not have!!!! Some loose blocks at top. Climbed as one pitch.

Hidden ??/2013 -
Leo49 ??/2013 -
Monkey_Alan 18/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Awkward move into the thin upper crack.

Oli Dorrell
Julian Prieto 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
hector 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
LukeyG 06/Nov/12 Lead

in 1 pitch

Hidden 06/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd
Ciderslider 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

The move out of the groove was strenuous and needs to be dispatched quickly, but it's a short lived affair. The second pitch wasn't the romp home I expected (at 4a) but a really nice route all the same.

ciderspider 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
torsok 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Ceridwen 15/Apr/12 2nd β
Sophie Nunn 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Andre Clarke 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

No way a 4C move

AlexD 15/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/12 -
Norman_P_W 19/Feb/12 -
Marti999 22/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Gareth 08/Jul/07 AltLd dog

I lead first, hard pull out of the wide crack

Hidden 24/Sep/05 AltLd
Norman_P_W 24/Sep/05 AltLd
Hidden 15/Nov/04 AltLd
Hidden 16/Mar/03 -
Norman_P_W 16/Mar/03 -
Hidden 05/Sep/02 AltLd
Hidden 21/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/02 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/00 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/98 -
Nigel Coe ??/1988 -

Approx date

High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 11
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 11
Votes cast 10
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set