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Fishermans Ledge (incl. Conner Cove)


Climbs 116 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces S

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A superb and varied area with the best deep water soloing spot in Dorset in Conner Cove. Also has one magnificent cave with several semi-sport roof climbs. Many more great trad routes all with easy access.

Access notes
From the lighthouse walk along the coast path to the stile before the mile marker pylon. Cross the fence and continue along its seaward side for 300m, to where a slight ridge descends to the cliff-top above Helix and Freeborn Man. The various areas require different approaches from here. They are described in detail with each section. Refer also to the map opposite and the photo-topos which have the abseil points marked on them.

It is planned to give this area sound staple belays at some stage since good cliff-top belays are hard to find. There are some stakes and blocks and these are supplemented by (hard-to-spot) drilled threads near the cliff edge at regular intervals.

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South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012), Dorset (2012), West Country Climbs (2010), Deep Water (2007), Dorset Route Database (2000), Swanage and Portland (1995),
Out of print: Dorset 2005 - Fax19 (2005), Dorset 1994 - Fax05 (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2The Strawberry that Killed the Seal7b **1
3..and Captain Blood's CavernE4 6a ***40
4Davey Jones' Lock-offE5 6a ***30
5DJ Bloods Mariana Variation7b+ *2
6PrivateerE6 6b ***12
7For Whom the Swell TollsE6 6b **5
8FathomsE3 5b ***88
9In too deep6c 8
10Feeding NeptuneE6 6b *5
11Donald, Where's Your TrousersE3 5c *56
12AmazoniaE3 5c **30
13Amazon EmancipationE5 6c * 
14The Rise and Dear Demise of the Funky Nomadic TribesHVS 5a *18
15Ten Thousand SpoonsE2 5c 5
16The Friendly Ranger from Clontarf CastleE2 5c *18
17TelomereE1 5b **27
18The TalismanE6 6a *1
19Gorillas in the MistE3 5c ***12
20Charmed LifeE6 6b **1
21The SlantE3 5c ** 
22The Friendly Landlord of Durlston CastleE1 5b *3
23Where the Land Meets the SeaE2 5c 1
24When Land Becomes SeaE1 5b **3
25New DawnE6 6b  
26Double 'Ard BastardE4 6b **1
27Just as 'ardE4 6b  
28StuckOnE5 6a  
29SlideshowE7 6c 2
30Tempting TruancyE4 5c **1
31Terminal OneE6 6a * 
32AubergineHVS 5a **22
33Mile High ClubE6 6c * 
34Into You (Like a Train)E5 6b ** 
35Armed InsurgenceE3 5c *2
36PariahE6 6b * 
37A Taste for DangerE3 6a * 
38La QuebradaE3 6a  
39Whack your PorcupineE1 5b 2
40Barry's RouteE1 5c  
41The CaretakerE6 6a * 
42Ruurd RuumE4 5c * 
44Leap of FaithE3 5c **4
45TsunamiE4 6a *2
46A Bridge Too FarE1 5b *15
47The John Williams Traversenone 6a *20
48Crime WaveE2 5c 40
49Furious PigE2 5c *48
50The Great Shark HuntE4 6a **42
51The AppearingE5 6a * 
52Red BullyE5 6a * 
53The Vanishing Approach Traverse6c 8
54The VanishingE5 6a ***14
55The CongerE2 5c ***272
56Snap, Crackle and PlopE3 5c 23
57JelliedE3 5c *30
58The Drowning PoolE6 6c **2
59Swordfish TrombonesE5 6b ***8
60The Musharagi TreeE2 5c *21
61Halcyon DaysE2 5b *4
 Climb nameGradex
62Herman Borg's Basic Pulley SlippageE6 6b **9
63Freeborn ManE4 6a ***215
64Freeborn BorgE5 6b 4
65Freeborn DirectE4 6a 39
66Troubled WatersHVS 5a *318
68Helix DirectS 4a **17
69HelixD **116
70FelixVD **45
71Rough BoysHVS 5b *22
72FAGI 65E3 5c *4
73Bon FiréE1 5c **15
74The Wey of All MenE3 6a * 
75Quo Vadis DirectE2 5c * 
76PaternosterE2 5b *6
77Bad Young BrotherE4 6b ** 
78The RitzE3 6a ***8
79SquidE2 5c **15
80CrackersE3 5c 1
81Mental as AnythingE4 6b * 
82Rock around the Block E2 5c 1
83Rock Around the Block DirectE3 6a * 
84Sting in the TailE4 5c ** 
85Limited EditionE3 5c ***19
86Aquascrotum IIHVS 5a 3
87Slow Road to RuinE5 6a * 
88VigilanteE6 6b ** 
89Sue's RouteE2 5b *9
90Girl from the Snow CountryE1 5c **12
91All Quiet on the Southern FrontE3 5c *3
93Impending GleamE4 5c **14
94Temple Redneck7c+ ***4
95Haka Pereperu8a ***1
96The Mind CathedralE6 6b ***1
97Palace of the Brine8a+ ***1
98Drunken Butterfly7c+ ***1
99Paparazzi NewsE6 6b ** 
100Cave RaveE5 6a **7
101The Beautiful and the DamnedE5 6a * 
102D SharpHVS 5a *23
103Test DepartmentE2 5b **23
104Damage CaseE3 5c **16
105CalcitronE2 5b **23
106Fishermans PylonHVS 3c 5
108On the Third DayE3 5c * 
109Break Like a WaveE4 6b * 
110Moving Away from Rufty TuftyE5 6b * 
111Rufty TuftyE4 6b * 
112Rufty Tufty Vivisects His MummyE5 6b * 
113Hallucinating FreelyE6 6b ** 
114End of the InnocenceE4 6b ** 
115The Garden of Earthly Delights E3 5c *1
116Mayhem on the Terraces E3 6a **2
117Formula 1 E5 6a 1
118Jungle Formula E5 6a 1
119Jet Propulsion E4 6b 1
120Orinocoe E5 6a 1
121Helix Arete HVS 5a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Descend Helix Direct not Helix! Same difficulty, one has rock at the bottom, the other water
trouserburp - 28/Jun/11

Funky Wall: nice little crag if you want to tick a handful of mid grade routes. some of the stuff is a bit eliminate though - it's surprising how small it is when you get there.
ian bryant - 08/May/06