Rockfax Description
4+, S0. A spanking little route that is easy to find and gives a very good introduction to the fine art of deep water soloing. Descend the fisherman's ladder to the ledge and then drop down the iron rungs to a point where a traverse left can be made to a groove. Climb this and then head merrily off leftwards under the capping overhangs, to a point where the top can be gained. © Rockfax

FSA. Mike Robertson 31/Jul/1994

Ticklists: ULMC Classics.

Green_t 22/Jan DWS O/S
Alex_RhodesUK 22/Jan DWS rpt

Great as ever!

Hidden 05/Sep/16 DWS rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/16 DWS rpt
Pete Scott 26/Aug/16 DWS O/S
with Brady
bede.west 13/Aug/16 DWS O/S
Rupey 06/Aug/16 DWS rpt
with Brian, Jane
td72 31/Jul/16 Solo O/S

over a low tide

katie93 31/Jul/16 -
with Bryan, Tom
bryan61 31/Jul/16 DWS O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/16 Solo
Hidden 29/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Alex_RhodesUK 26/Jul/16 DWS O/S
Stanners 26/Jul/16 DWS rpt
with Alex Rhodes
joese7en 25/Jul/16 DWS O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/16 Solo rpt
brian watson 23/Jul/16 DWS O/S
Sophie Nunn 23/Jul/16 DWS O/S
with Brian
huwbrace 22/Jul/16 DWS O/S
Chris Redding 22/Jul/16 DWS rpt

Very wet start and by the bulge so started level with the cave. Still worthwhile even though it skips the crux

with Leemo Star, huwbrace
Chris Sansum 03/Jul/16 DWS rpt
Chris Sansum 03/Jul/16 DWS rpt
Chris Sansum 03/Jul/16 DWS rpt
Charlie Low 05/Jun/16 DWS O/S
j_aaake 05/Jun/16 DWS
tyho 05/Jun/16 DWS O/S
glilje 29/May/16 DWS O/S

First attempt at DWS, fun but cold water!

Hidden 15/May/16 DWS O/S
Chris Sansum 15/May/16 DWS rpt
Mike Hood 13/Apr/16 Solo
matthew_paraclimbing ??/2016 DWS β

first DWS now I'm hooked.

Circus 04/Oct/15 DWS O/S

Very fun. Did it three times!

with Seren
Hidden 04/Oct/15 DWS
Hidden 26/Sep/15 DWS O/S
James Oakes 02/Sep/15 DWS O/S
James Mitchelmore 02/Sep/15 Solo O/S
remus 30/Aug/15 DWS rpt

Feeling a little delicate after the evenings activities.

with Binit Shah, Jo Trendell, Dan Hostford, Dennis Reddyhoff, Chris Bedford, Alun Freem
Tom courtiour 29/Aug/15 DWS O/S
remus 16/Aug/15 DWS rpt


Hannah.Greenhouse 13/Aug/15 DWS
with Jake
robburgundy 29/Jul/15 DWS β
with Pete
Rupey 17/Jul/15 DWS rpt
Rupey 04/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with alan
Hidden 30/Jun/15 DWS O/S
Martin Bagshaw 28/Jun/15 DWS O/S
with Tom Hudson
David Staples 27/Jun/15 DWS rpt
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Rupey 18/Jun/15 DWS rpt
with alan
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Solo rpt
David Staples 16/Jun/15 DWS O/S
kirtus86 14/Jun/15 DWS β
tsyrett 13/Jun/15 DWS O/S
dansimkin 13/Jun/15 DWS O/S
spidermonkey09 06/Jun/15 DWS rpt
James_L88 06/Jun/15 DWS O/S

First DWS.

with Debbie Hoskins, Karl Gregory
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Remyveness 06/Jun/15 DWS O/S

Great route, climbed at fairly low tide, crux move is low and early on the the route, but wouldn't want to fall of later at low tide

with Jim Hulbert, Sam N-E, callumbtaylor
UnkArl 06/Jun/15 DWS rpt
callumbtaylor 06/Jun/15 DWS O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 DWS O/S
dbrooks 30/May/15 DWS O/S
with John
John Tanner 30/May/15 DWS O/S
WilliamD 27/May/15 DWS O/S

Amazing route! Did it at high tide and it seemed very safe. There is some broken glass on one of the handholds at the time of writing 27/05/15, so be careful!

WilliamD 27/May/15 DWS rpt
John Tanner ??/2015 DWS O/S
callumbtaylor ??/2015 DWS O/S
nath_casper 06/Sep/14 Solo rpt
MrJoshua 03/Sep/14 Solo β
with Andy Gardiner
philhaigh 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S

First psicobloc!

with Gema Sanchez, Jon Casado
Felix Ottey 03/Aug/14 Solo O/S
jjsk8a 28/Jul/14 Solo O/S

perfect into to the area and ok with lower tides than most

BenL 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
The Ivanator 24/Jul/14 DWS rpt
Sam4242 23/Jul/14 Solo O/S
max_dickens 14/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Alex Hallam 12/Jul/14 Solo β

Introducing Chris to the wonders of south coast DWS, tide was a bit on the low side...

Kap 04/Jul/14 Solo O/S
magicmartin 01/Jul/14 Solo dnf

As usual I couldn't find my balls, so I topped out early before the finish.

with Perry Adams, Zane Butcher
samparsons 25/Jun/14 Solo

And i kept dry.

max_dickens 25/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Stanners 23/Jun/14 Solo rpt

nice one to Andy for 'trying' it!

with Andy G
pymn nice but dim 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S

climbed it maybe 8 times this day, topped out with every conceivable option from the edge by the ladder to the far end of the roof

rustaldo 18/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Rupey 07/Jun/14 Solo rpt
spidermonkey09 07/Jun/14 Solo rpt
JoshT 07/Jun/14 Solo
SteveHowie1 07/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Steven1993 07/Jun/14 Solo O/S
SamN 07/Jun/14 DWS O/S
peaterpan 06/Jun/14 Solo RP

Look a bit of a splash as climbed without glasses and went too far left, missing the obvious holds. Got back on it. Such an awesome experience hanging out on the climb

sarpedon 25/May/14 Solo O/S

Nice warm-up.

Rupey 14/May/14 Solo rpt
with alan
Tommy yorke ??/2014 DWS O/S
tommccluskey 29/Aug/13 DWS

First deep water solo :)

with Jess
AlexD 26/Aug/13 Solo rpt
philmcf ?/Aug/13 Solo O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/13 Solo
The Ivanator 14/Jul/13 DWS rpt

In fading light at the end of the day.

with Sean
Oddjob 07/Jul/13 DWS O/S
with Rosie
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Solo
spidermonkey09 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Great route, well worth a look and safe as houses.

cpt_crunch 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Chris Redding 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S

A nice entry to DWS. Hardest moves are low and safe.

Jack93 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S
jt232 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S

First intro to DWS, so much fun!

Amy Hare 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Stroppy 07/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Sam Husband 07/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Was not a day for falling in!

with Ed
Matt Smith 04/Jun/13 DWS rpt
Albachoss 04/Jun/13 Solo O/S
aj-newbie 01/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Rupey 01/Jun/13 Solo rpt
with alan
homing-penguin 31/May/13 Solo rpt
with AJ
Rupey 07/May/13 Solo rpt
with alan
ali macphee 06/May/13 Solo O/S
Adam_42 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S
scoth 26/Aug/12 Sent O/S

First DWS climb

Hidden 25/Aug/12 Solo O/S
tobydunford 20/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Dan_Carroll 19/Aug/12 Solo O/S
climbhannahclimb 19/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Aug/12 DWS O/S
Voltemands 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Easy climbing in a safe and exposed setting. Given three stars but inexperienced at DWS so may have skewed vote.

Voltemands 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S

So enjoyable, we did it again!

mattcrack 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
UnkArl 07/Jul/12 DWS O/S

Done as a DWS in lashing rain, howling winds and massive swell - not the most sensible thing I've ever done... The swell was so big I couldn't get down the second set of rungs so traversed in from the big ledge and I think I topped out before the true finish too. Looking forward to getting back on it in "appropriate" conditions

Hidden 24/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Solo O/S
KDhruev 19/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Stanners 19/Jun/12 Solo O/S

Very Nice!

with Andy G
Coops_13 19/Jun/12 DWS O/S

Over shallow low tide water

with Louise Hall, Patrick Hill, Tom Sturgeon
madasten 03/Jun/12 Solo

twice! :)

with Miquel
Matt Smith 02/Jun/12 DWS O/S

Pretty stormy seas added to the adventure.

nickevens 27/May/12 Solo O/S
JenDurden 27/May/12 Solo
Dan_F 26/May/12 Solo O/S
Tophe 19/May/12 Solo O/S
with Jonny P
homing-penguin 19/May/12 Solo O/S

Brilliant first DWS

funsized 19/May/12 Solo O/S


with Chris
mlg678 ??/2012 Solo O/S
phillipwright ??/2012 DWS O/S

So fun!

with James Kingswood
Rupey 02/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Alex More 01/Sep/11 Solo
patrickc ?/Sep/11 Solo

First DWS

with Sue
Alex Norman ?/Aug/11 Solo β
Ed Westwood 29/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with Tom Horton
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Laurence Everitt 23/Jul/11 DWS O/S
james.pilbeam 03/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Joe Black 02/Jul/11 Solo β
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Ed Babs 04/Jun/11 DWS O/S
DerwentDiluted 27/Apr/11 Solo
matgorman 26/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Pete Sanger 26/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Solo O/S
KateBolton 12/Sep/10 Solo O/S

First DWS, Awesome route with some nice big holds. Climbed at high tide.

Rupey 11/Sep/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
jacobjacob 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
remus 11/Aug/10 Solo rpt
arandall 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
jbulger 07/Aug/10 Solo O/S
tsyrett 07/Aug/10 Solo O/S
J5Kay 03/Aug/10 Solo O/S
davewing 01/Aug/10 Solo
andycooper 30/Jul/10 Solo O/S
josh_smith_90 30/Jul/10 Solo
chiverstom 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
ambrooker 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Emma, Zappa, Tom
emmafromSB 24/Jul/10 Solo

yaay oo and we met that nice couple there as well

with alice, tom, zappa
Ceridwen 18/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Andy
timharrison 12/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Fabrizio, Pete, Johan Aukerstrom, Trevor Macalonan
trevor macalonan 11/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Didymus 07/Jul/10 Solo rpt
treg 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S


nick hawkins 27/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Solo rpt
The Ivanator 26/Jun/10 DWS rpt
with Stewart
RandomHero 22/Jun/10 Sent O/S
broc 12/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Sarah
Big Lee 23/May/10 DWS rpt

So good I climbed the route again but this time climbing the arete to the top.

Big Lee 23/May/10 DWS O/S

My first DWS. Great experience and perfect weather for it.

Hidden 23/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/10 Solo O/S
alaan 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
ilch ??/2010 Solo O/S
davenev ??/2010 DWS O/S
theellis ?/Oct/09 Solo

Absolute Gem!

The Ivanator 13/Sep/09 DWS O/S

First DWS, fun ...followed by jump into sea from cliff top.

with Sean
Perryman 13/Sep/09 Solo O/S
onlyfoddington 13/Sep/09 Solo
Dan 85 13/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Alexander, Alex B
Rose Williams 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S

first dws :-)

Kayan ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Rob Laird 30/Aug/09 DWS O/S
dan gibson 30/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with AJ, michael porter
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Reeges 08/Aug/09 Solo O/S
John Henry Wynn 07/Aug/09 Solo rpt
John Henry Wynn 05/Aug/09 Solo
Takacs 05/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Good DWS for beginner

AlexDexter 02/Aug/09 Solo O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/09 Solo rpt
NathanW ?/Aug/09 Solo


with Holly Duce
andybenham 26/Jul/09 Solo
Gareth 26/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Howes 05/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Katie Elaine
thomasadixon 02/Jul/09 Solo rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 02/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Tom
Will_Murray ?/Jul/09 -
granticus 28/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Ceridwen 27/Jun/09 Solo rpt
michpaulatto 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S

My first, and so far only DWS. Scary!

d_meacher 17/Jun/09 Solo O/S
tweedcore 17/Jun/09 Solo
Webster 16/Jun/09 Solo RP
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Didymus ?/Jun/09 Solo O/S
hamish2016 02/May/09 Solo O/S
chiverstom 02/May/09 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
matsavage 02/May/09 Solo O/S
minus273degrees ?/May/09 Solo dnf
AlexTaylor 08/Apr/09 Solo dnf
nealh ??/2009 Solo
Alex More ??/2009 Solo O/S
Spacetourist ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Anthony Council, Rosea
Climbing_Chris 07/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Katie Hopwood
hailtryfan ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Mr Tickle 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Matt Bennett 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Jonathan Emett 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Chris Sansum 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Chris Sansum 13/Jul/08 Solo β

Repeated as not very confident at DWSing at higher grades yet! Found this route harder than the Red Crane Traverse though (probaby the falling from a height potential!). Took the low option at the beginning though, so this may make the grade harder than just traversing along the jugs at the start.

Hidden ?/Jul/08 Solo O/S
fildac 30/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with None
AlexD 23/Jun/08 Solo O/S
garburn 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S
nmwr 07/Jun/08 Solo β
dannyboy83 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Ceridwen ?/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 25/May/08 Solo O/S
feilx 11/May/08 Solo rpt
vertigo 10/May/08 Solo O/S

Looks like a big block has fallen from this.

Somerset swede basher 20/Apr/08 Solo O/S
with Gemma
dewrats ??/2008 Solo
sharmawho? ??/2008 Solo RP
with Chris. Oli DWS
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Solo O/S
remus 02/Sep/07 Solo O/S

First DWS.

Rob Kennard 11/Aug/07 Solo
The Jazz Butcher 11/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Jon_Warner 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S


with Jonny
Jon_Warner 05/Aug/07 Solo rpt
with Jonny
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Scott N 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Sandy Holford ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S


Dhonny_Jaws 26/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/07 Solo O/S
dmoir 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Solo β
feilx 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Bristoldave 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
JPGR 10/Jun/07 Solo
AJ007 10/Jun/07 Solo
dan gibson 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
feeko 07/Jun/07 Solo O/S
steve taylor 14/Apr/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Feb/07 Lead β
nevostevo ??/2007 Solo β
with emery
Chris_barr ??/2007 Solo O/S


with Oli, Harry
tobydunford 10/Sep/06 Solo O/S
jonnyboy 09/Sep/06 Solo O/S


JonBray 26/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Clucky 20/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 19/Aug/06 Solo rpt
Wilbur 06/Aug/06 Solo O/S
paulash 06/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Morgan Woods 06/Aug/06 Solo O/S

going low adds a grade or two.

sgl0jd ?/Aug/06 Solo
Owen W-G 30/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Ugly Kid Jo 30/Jul/06 Solo β
Bob M 28/Jul/06 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 08/Jul/06 Solo rpt
mrblue ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
with James
django ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
with Rob Snell
Hidden 29/Jun/06 Solo O/S
bigie bob 04/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/06 Solo β
jdgaventa ?/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Solo O/S
maddogmac 11/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with munky
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Solo
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
lukewilliams ??/2006 -
Sparky!!!3 11/Aug/05 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Richard Horn ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S
timharrison ?/Jul/05 Solo O/S
with Sue Hazel
adamwesthead ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S

This was the only route I remember doing because it was all a bit scary. Jumped off the top first but forgot to take off the chalk bag...

with Garner, Hoult
jl 01/Jun/04 Solo O/S
with Rachel
CrashMat Rob 30/Jul/01 Solo
with Nicky
timbanton ??/2000 -
r0b 06/Sep/97 Solo O/S
with Andy Jefferies
Hidden 18/Jun/95 DWS O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1994 Solo

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