First multi-pitch lead.... on Swanage jugs..... Wall Street HS 4b. © si cooke
Cormorant Ledge is a very long section of crag with a handfull of good low and mid-grade lines including a couple of classics. It is possible to gain access easily to either end of the area by abseil and a visit can be added on to a day at Guillemot East without the need to move gear or abseil station. The tops of many of the routes in this area are very loose but on the routes described here they are either solid due to quarrying or regular traffic.
Approach as for Dancing Ledge to the last stile before you drop down the huge slope to the quarry. Turn left (looking out) and follow the ridge track to cross the next stone wall. Drop diagonally right down a steep hillside to reach another stone wall. Follow the valley bottom to reach a rickety stile in the cliff-top fence.
|new stake in place (09/08/2009)|
uncontrollable - 09/Aug/09
|the abseil stake is past it's sell-by-date, do not use! it bends very easily at ground level (as of 30/07/2009)|
frodostickel - 30/Jul/09