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Climbs 112 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
The first of the sport areas at Swanage. Steep bulging walls with some short and intense climbs. Still needs some re-gearing work. Easy approach and access via non-tidal ledge. One small bouldering wall and a handful of trad routes.

Access notes
From Durlston Car Park follow the road towards the lighthouse then turn west (right - looking out) along the coast path. Continue to a stile just before the two ‘mile’ pylons. From here drop down a steep grass gully to a ledge above a large rock amphitheatre. Descend (Diff) this past a tricky step at the bottom to gain the platform. There is an abseil stake if required.

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Dorset (2012), South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012), West Country Climbs (2010), Dorset Route Database (2000),
Out of print: Dorset 2005 - Fax19 (2005), Dorset 2000 - Fax11 (2000), Dorset 1994 - Fax05 (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2BennyVS ***76
3Clever DickE1 5c ** 
4Atonement7c **3
5Air of Detachment7b **3
6Crimes Against the Soul7a *6
7Hot Flush Down Under7b 1
8Hot to Trot7b+ *1
9Gangster Lean6c **35
10Seppukku6c *42
11Chicago Peace6b+ *38
12Clamp Down6c+ **14
13J.J.Burnell, King of the Bass6a *23
14Just Another Victim7b+ **1
15GodfodderE7 6c ** 
16A Bosch Boy, a Trad and a Funky Dredd7a+ 1
17Winking WallE2 6a 1
18Show of Hands7a *11
19Empowerless7a *6
20Community Service7a *6
21Revelation ChimneyVS 4c **22
22Waves Become Wings7b+ ***7
23Birth Pains of New Nations7b ***9
24Tessellations7b ***40
25Carpe Diem7b+ **8
26Total Seizure7c+ ***10
27State of Play7c+ ** 
28Solid State Logic8a **3
30Defining Moment7c+ * 
31Walter's RouteVD 3
32DanglefootHD 25
33The Flail Trail6a *95
34My New Top6b+ 35
35Violent Breed7b+ **16
36Down in the Sewer7b **13
37Tensile Groove TestE4 6a **9
38Crest of a Wave7b **6
39Crystal VoyagerE3 5c **8
40Star of Africa7b+ *1
41Len's Rule of the SeaE3 6a **8
42Yorkshire Talk7b+ **5
43Shock to the System7c+ **1
44The Resistor7c * 
45Electric Circus7b+ **7
46Volts Discharge7a *18
47The Undertow TraverseV6 **2
48Mr.Gymnasia7a *25
49Gym'n'Tonic7b+ 1
50Load it for Me7b **10
51Deep Puddle Dynamics7c+ *2
52The Garage Mechanic7c *1
53Coming in a rush7b+  
54Fat LipV6 *1
55Chasm GrooveE1 5b **3
56Ride the LightningV10 ** 
57Drive ByV6 * 
58JuggernautV7 1
 Climb nameGradex
59Techno SketchingV6 1
60Puddle JumperV5 2
61Bob's Roof8a * 
62Baby-faced Assassin7a+ *5
63BoongaryHVS 4c 4
64Hip HopHVS 5a 1
65German New Order7b+ 2
67Big Brother is Watching7a+ 6
69Ju An Si WeiVS 5a *1
70KangarooS 4b *4
71Original RouteS 3
72Spray FeverE1 5a *2
73Distant Early WarningE1 5b 3
74Kool and the GangE1 5b *2
75Playing With Fire6c *5
76Genetix6b *8
77Boiling Point7a *3
78To Fever Pitch7a+ *1
79Becalmed7a+ *3
80Stakk AttakkE2 5c *2
81Geordie Pride7a *6
82DWME1 5c *3
83Peggy's Cove6c 2
84Zeitgeist7a+ *7
85Spirits Rising7b 1
86A Quantum Jump for Apekind7a  
87Dafinko7c * 
88The Calling7a+ *2
89Guided by Voices7b+ *1
90Ocean of ViolenceE3 6a 3
91Grossville7a **23
92Spacewalk7b ***15
93Joyride E2 6a 1
94Sea RideHVS 5a *23
96Hackney's HammerHVS 5a *23
97SexaphoneE6 6b * 
98Space ThresholdE3 5c *2
99Edward's EffortVS 4c *12
100All Apologies7a+ *7
101Strangled in Black7a *12
102Titter Ye Not Mrs!6b+ **32
103Two Tickets to the Gun Show7a+ *6
104Sargasso HVS 4c 1
105Fat Necrosis7a+ * 
106Rise of the Robots7c **15
107Liquid Steel7c **4
108The Futurist 20027c **3
109Event Horizon8a+ **2
111The Shape of Roofs to Come7b *8
112War of Attrition7c+ * 
113The Incredible Hulk7c **4
114Howling StoneE4 6a **3
115grockles passageVS 4c *8
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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13/08/2012 almost all the routes have new bolts.
Haydn Jones - 13/Aug/12