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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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Dorset (2012), South West Climbs - Volume 1 (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 ***41
4Davey Jones' Lock-offE5 6a ***37
5DJ Bloods Mariana Variation7b+ *3
6PrivateerE6 6b ***14
7For Whom the Swell TollsE6 6b **6
8FathomsE3 5b ***98
9In too deep6c 8
10Feeding NeptuneE6 6b *5
11Donald, Where's Your TrousersE3 5c *61
12AmazoniaE3 5c **32
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 *49
50The Great Shark HuntE4 6a **42
51The AppearingE5 6a * 
52Red BullyE5 6a * 
53The Vanishing Approach Traverse6c 12
54The VanishingE5 6a ***22
55The CongerE2 5c ***296
56Snap, Crackle and PlopE3 5c 26
57JelliedE3 5c *33
58The Drowning PoolE6 6c **2
59Swordfish TrombonesE5 6b ***10
60The Musharagi TreeE2 5c *24
61Halcyon DaysE2 5b *4
 Climb nameGradex
62Herman Borg's Basic Pulley SlippageE6 6b **9
63Freeborn ManE4 6a ***237
64Freeborn BorgE5 6b 4
65Freeborn DirectE4 6a 42
66Troubled WatersHVS 5a *344
68Helix DirectS 4a **18
69Helix AreteHVS 5a 1
70HelixD **119
71FelixVD **45
72Rough BoysHVS 5b *22
73FAGI 65E3 5c *4
74Bon FiréE1 5c **15
75The Wey of All MenE3 6a * 
76Quo Vadis DirectE2 5c * 
77PaternosterE2 5b *6
78Bad Young BrotherE4 6b ** 
79The RitzE3 6a ***9
80SquidE2 5c **15
81CrackersE3 5c 1
82Mental as AnythingE4 6b * 
83Rock around the Block E2 5c 1
84Rock Around the Block DirectE3 6a * 
85Sting in the TailE4 5c ** 
86Limited EditionE3 5c ***19
87Aquascrotum IIHVS 5a 3
88Slow Road to RuinE5 6a * 
89VigilanteE6 6b ** 
90Sue's RouteE2 5b *9
91Girl from the Snow CountryE1 5c **13
92All Quiet on the Southern FrontE3 5c *3
94Impending GleamE4 5c **14
95Temple Redneck7c+ ***4
96Haka Pereperu8a ***1
97The Mind CathedralE6 6b ***1
98Palace of the Brine8a+ ***1
99Drunken Butterfly7c+ ***1
100Paparazzi NewsE6 6b ** 
101Cave RaveE5 6a **7
102The Beautiful and the DamnedE5 6a * 
103D SharpHVS 5a *24
104Test DepartmentE2 5b **23
105Damage CaseE3 5c **16
106CalcitronE2 5b **23
107Fishermans PylonHVS 3c 5
109On the Third DayE3 5c * 
110Break Like a WaveE4 6b * 
111Moving Away from Rufty TuftyE5 6b * 
112Rufty TuftyE4 6b * 
113Rufty Tufty Vivisects His MummyE5 6b * 
114Hallucinating FreelyE6 6b ** 
115End of the InnocenceE4 6b ** 
116The Garden of Earthly Delights E3 5c *1
117Mayhem on the Terraces E3 6a **2
118Formula 1 E5 6a 1
119Jungle Formula E5 6a 1
120Jet Propulsion E4 6b 1
121Orinocoe E5 6a 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