Rockfax Description
A wild route with great moves on big holds up the steep arete. Start just beyond the far end of the high ledges. Climb the steep buttress starting from the left. Watch out for a loose but avoidable block at the top. A better and more comfortable way of starting the route is to scramble or abseil directly to ledges at sea level. © Rockfax

FA. K.Cartwright 1.4.66 01/Apr/1966

Ticklists: Swanage A-Z, subluminal A to Z .....almost.

Hidden 27/Oct/17 Lead rpt
LJC 22/Sep/17 Lead O/S
mjeffery 22/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Luca
Joe W-O 20/May/17 AltLd O/S
with Owen
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
Hidden ??/2017 -
SuePearson ??/2017 2nd
w-watson 04/Sep/16 2nd
Francois R 04/Sep/16 Lead


with Will
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
BenL 16/Jul/16 2nd β
RKirke 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
afterthesend 18/Jun/16 Solo O/S
daniel heaton 31/Mar/16 Lead dog
with Dad
AndrewHeaton 31/Mar/16 2nd dog

Painfully sharp holds in places. More grunt than finesse.

with Daniel
thomas108 ??/2016 -
Cyborg 12/Sep/15 2nd dog
Mike Weatherill 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
halfwaythere 05/Jun/15 2nd
with mike
AlexD 21/May/15 2nd
with Ed
Ed Babs 20/May/15 Lead O/S
with AlexD
ian bryant ??/2015 -
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead rpt
mattc ?/Sep/14 2nd O/S

had to rest on the rope to remove a nut

alyssan 21/Jun/14 2nd
mc fifi 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Hastrop
Stroppy 18/May/14 2nd O/S

FiFi is a BEAST

Alkis 26/Aug/13 Lead dog

Really nice route, my complete lack of stamina, having done nothing but bouldering all year, meant I pumped out and came off on the last move! What a setting!

OliverRoss 25/Aug/13 2nd dog

Really fun, in great position, super pumpy, did a route in itself getting to a belay below the climb not recommended

with Alkis
mutt 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 26/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Luxulyan 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Sophie, Alan
Monkey_Alan 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Really greasy (OK, full-on wet), but the holds are so massive it doesn't matter!

dh7892 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Matt250 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
craggyfingers 25/Mar/13 Lead O/S
ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Ian JL ??/2012 -
Sophie Nunn 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Brian
brian watson 20/Apr/11 2nd rpt
hamish2016 17/Apr/11 2nd
with chris_B
chris_B 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
sarpedon 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Sustained, steep, juggy, placed 2 pieces.

jezb1 03/Mar/11 2nd

Meaty but short

nick hawkins 03/Mar/11 Lead

Fully pumped arms

with Jez
steve newman ??/2011 -
tobydunford 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Lead
colkurtz ?/Jul/10 2nd
with Robb
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Lee
brian watson 17/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Jeff and Annabel
feilx 15/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 2nd dnf
Hidden 18/Oct/08 TR O/S
Dave Foster ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Carl
Different Steve 21/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Very tough, but thankfully well protected...

with Clare
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd
stuntsbyjon ?/Oct/07 2nd RP
AJ007 22/Jul/07 Lead
with Mike H
hailtryfan ?/Jul/07 2nd O/S

interesting hanging belay, overhanging climbing on jugs.

Hidden 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 30/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Tim
hamish2016 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S

Dropped small nuts in sea...argh!

with Chris Sansum
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
M_W_Court 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/05 2nd
steve taylor 01/May/05 Lead β

Soaking wet - felt like E2. First trad in over a year!

feilx ??/2005 -
Hidden 25/Jun/04 2nd
Ed Causton ??/2004 Lead O/S
DavidR 09/Aug/03 Lead
with Steve Reece
Stone Muppet ??/2000 -
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
akamini ?/May/99 Lead
steve taylor ?/Aug/92 Lead
with Rich Brookes
Nigel Coe ?/Apr/86 Lead
with Brian Wyvill
Nigel Coe 21/Apr/85 TR
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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 12
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 11
Votes cast 11
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
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