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Dancing Ledge


Climbs 102 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
The most popular cliff at Swanage. A sport climbing quarry and some steeper routes on the sea-level roofs. Easy access and non-tidal. Often busy and popular with beginners. Some bouldering areas. Much of the crag is polished and several 5s and 6s are a higher grade do to the polished holds.

Access notes
Dancing Ledge is approached from Langton Matravers. To reach the parking spot, turn off the A351 towards Langton Matravers, just outside Swanage town. Once in the village, go past the post office and turn left into Durnford Drove. The free car park is 300m down here by Langton House. From the parking walk south on a good path past four fields and a spyway barn. After the 4th field head down a big hill towards Dancing Ledge which lies directly below the coast path. From here steps lead down into the quarry.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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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
1Birth, School, Work, DeathV4 9
2This Should Move Ya!7a 1
3FreedanceV7 20
4A Brutal Equation7a *38
5Shinhead Clash6b+ *119
6Idiot Joy Showland6c+ *58
7Sugar Ray7a **47
8Names is for Tombstones, Baby7a *28
9Transparent Birthday Suit5c 264
10Commander Cody and the Lost Planet AirmenE1 5c 15
11Ideal World6a+ *144
12Squalid Walid and the Druze Blues6b *97
13Ozark Mountain Daredevils6a+ **182
14B4 Destruction6c *61
15Date with a Frog6a *326
16Fear of a Black Planet7a *37
17Today Forever7a+ *10
18Chicago Pipe Dreaming6a *255
19Borra Ring5c *390
20Perpetual State of Confusion6b *90
21Hiccup6c 21
22Empty Promises6a 193
23All Fall Down6a+ *223
24Carol's Little Injection6a 184
25Slopin' and Hopin'6b+ **91
26Mr. Choo Choo7a **99
27Seven Year's Solitary7a+ 21
28Figure at the Base of a Crucifixion7b *14
29Disco's Out, Murder's In6c+ *47
30Daylight Robbery6c *93
31Double or Quits7a+ *44
32Rambling Moses Weetabix and the Secona Park Seven6b+ **264
33The Honey Monster6c 25
34The War of the Wardens5c 241
35Negative Creep6b+ *59
36Slap, Bang on a Hang6c 40
37Corona Envelope7b+ *14
38Corona Connection7b+ *2
39Prophets of Rage7b **64
40Haunted by a Million Screams6c+ **73
41The Ghost of Ian Curtis7c+ * 
42Atrocity Exhibition7a+ *23
43The Wonders of Wallkraft7a **57
44Fat Chance Hotel7b+ **17
45Day of the Lords7a 9
46Ken Wilson's Last Stand7a *36
47Minimum Maximum7b+ 1
48With or Without You6a+ 89
49Cold Steal6b 42
50John Craven's Willy Warmer5c *315
51Taylor-made Tracking Damage6c+ 49
52Alienation7a 6
 Climb nameGradex
53A Sea Without Water6c *21
54Option B6c+ 8
55Eye am the Sky7a+ *3
57Here Comes the Hezbollah6b+ 13
58F.Y.B.6c *9
59Lucretia, My Reflection6c **14
60The Pump Will Tear Us Apart7a+ **3
61Mariner's Graveyard7a+ ***12
62Corridors of Power7a+ *2
63Slave to the Cave7b ***7
64Hell's Darker Chambers8a ***1
65Legendary Shadows7c **1
66Bust Ya' Boiler7b+ **3
67Mucho Gusto!7b *3
68Hard Act to Follow6c *10
69Dancing Fool7a *8
70Mariana's Trenchcoat6b+ 11
71Coprophobia6b+ *11
72First Roped ClimbD 24
73BetaVD 27
74Second BestVS 25
75BlimeyVS 26
76Whipping Boy7a 32
77Seismic Shift7b+ *** 
78Mexican Wave7a+ *49
79Metachronal Rhythm7a+ **2
80Armed and Dangerous7b+ 8
81A Short Story About Power7b *30
82Circus Beach7b+ *3
83The Ringmaster7c **1
84One Finger Trapeze7c+ * 
85Now and Always6c+ *7
86Lover's Leap7a+ *3
87Born Again6b+ **62
88Hieronymous GBH6c+ **16
89Dante's Inferno7a *4
90Sea of Holes6b *4
91Song to the Siren7a+ ** 
92White Rave7a+ ***2
93Ten-K-RigE4 6a  
94Absent FriendE4 6b 2
95Sugar Ray Boulder Problem - V3V3 6
96Idiot Joy Showland Boulder Problem - V4V4 6
97Brutal Equation Boulder Problem - V5V5 5
98Mr. Fantastic4c 2
99Rock Eating Birdie *E1 5b **1
100Piss Traverse *XS *2
101Indian Rope Trick *7b+ * 
102Alpha *S 2
103West Corner *S  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Please note that there are seasonal bird restrictions on routes right of Dante's Inferno (i.e. Sea of Holes, Song to the Siren, White Rave and Ten K Rig) - no climbing from 31st March to 31st July.
steve taylor - 07/Feb/13