10m.

Rockfax Description
A fun little route - the crux is low. Charge through the burly bulge before settling into the easier but less-protectable corner above. © Rockfax

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Oli 13 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I agree. Good rest after initial pumpy crux.
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bryan61 12 Sep Lead O/S
with Max
with Max
EdC 7 Sep 2nd O/S
with ep4566
with ep4566
EdC 7 Sep Lead rpt Felt much better second time around, though pre-selected but for first prevent.
with ep4566
Felt much better second time around, though pre-selected but for first prevent.
with ep4566
ep4566 7 Sep Lead dog
with EdC
with EdC
mike.moss 15 Aug 2nd O/S
with Rollo
with Rollo
Rollo 15 Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Aug Lead O/S
shim 4 Aug 2nd
Hidden 3 Aug Lead O/S
will_of_fortune 3 Aug 2nd O/S
demis14 27 Jul Lead O/S
with Hugo
with Hugo
NathanTorbay 29 Jun -
JJWilliams 28 Apr 2nd dog Felt quite tired and slipped off a couple of times
Felt quite tired and slipped off a couple of times
Paul Sagar 28 Apr Lead O/S Tough start - one OK wire and have to commit to bouldering through. Scary on greasy holds but high-end VS is probably fair. Was tired so hard to judge.
Tough start - one OK wire and have to commit to bouldering through. Scary on greasy holds but high-end VS is probably fair. Was tired so hard to judge.
Leeson304 6 Apr -
Mike Roger ?? -
RedEd 3 Nov, 2018 TR O/S
with solo
with solo
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 2nd
Hidden 24 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt
AlexD 24 Sep, 2018 2nd
Fallow 16 Sep, 2018 2nd
Half Pint Lizz 9 Sep, 2018 2nd dog
cperryhouts 9 Sep, 2018 Lead
Garethza 18 Aug, 2018 2nd
Hidden 17 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
afterthesend 11 Jun, 2018 2nd
Toni Climber 11 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Tom Dale
with Tom Dale
richfitz 11 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
with George
with George
Rob Houston ??, 2018 -
afterthesend 17 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
elclarko 29 Oct, 2017 Lead
Chris Sansum 12 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Ewan Whitmey
with Ewan Whitmey
Hidden 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Aug, 2017 2nd
TomOxenham 4 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Caitlin 16 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
steve2006 10 Jun, 2017 Lead
with aaron
with aaron
lena.drapella 22 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Tristan.Stricker 14 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Nev
with Nev
Roland stopps 16 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Kevin Cass 16 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
Gareth 12 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
lazza 12 Apr, 2017 2nd
montymoo 12 Apr, 2017 2nd
Hidden ??, 2017 -
SuePearson ??, 2017 2nd
JoeCoxson 11 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Nice quick climb as the sun set.
Nice quick climb as the sun set.
dave o 19 Oct, 2016 2nd
Steve954 8 Oct, 2016 2nd
with Scotty2690, Rich
with Scotty2690, Rich
trouserburp 24 Jul, 2016 Lead Horribly wet. Went up bulge, slimy holds, put nut in couldn't clip it. Downclimb in state, repeat clip, repeat climb the thing, urgh
Horribly wet. Went up bulge, slimy holds, put nut in couldn't clip it. Downclimb in state, repeat clip, repeat climb the thing, urgh
SuperLee1985 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S A great little route. High levels of excitement were had on the first half of the route. The bludge is protectable put placing gear is strenuous. Downclimbed after i got a good nut in to recover some pump before setting off again. The good looking left hand on the edge turned out to be greasy and slopey but managed to thug my way through it. A few more strenuous moves and akward rests come before safety of the upper corner is reached.
A great little route. High levels of excitement were had on the first half of the route. The bludge is protectable put placing gear is strenuous. Downclimbed after i got a good nut in to recover some pump before setting off again. The good looking left hand on the edge turned out to be greasy and slopey but managed to thug my way through it. A few more strenuous moves and akward rests come before safety of the upper corner is reached.
Hidden 2 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 May, 2016 2nd rpt
ipegg 30 Apr, 2016 2nd
Amy Ellie 25 Mar, 2016 2nd
Matt Smith 25 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Ed Tillard, Amy Ellie
with Ed Tillard, Amy Ellie
chris cockbain 11 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt
Robs_Uren 6 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
Caitlin 6 Mar, 2016 2nd
Tom Draude 5 Mar, 2016 2nd dog
jeffers696 27 Feb, 2016 2nd
with alan
with alan
richy85 ??, 2016 -
chris cockbain 4 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
musgravet 4 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
ian d f 17 Jul, 2015 TR O/S
with shunt
with shunt
KDhruev 17 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Rich
with Rich
cmj 4 Jul, 2015 2nd
with John knight
with John knight
davidbird63 3 Jul, 2015 2nd dog
with Zep Mouris
with Zep Mouris
davidbird63 3 Jul, 2015 2nd dog
with Zep Mouris
with Zep Mouris
ADAMSTUBS 11 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ian
with Ian
How easy 12 Apr, 2015 Lead
RoCs_Jon 12 Apr, 2015 2nd
Cheese Monkey 7 Mar, 2015 Lead rpt
with Vienna
with Vienna
Hidden 15 Feb, 2015 2nd
Montecore 15 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
with Jun Minohara
with Jun Minohara
Russell Lovett ??, 2015 2nd O/S Have soloed climb since. Both times cant remember date but early 1980,s
with Tim Dunsby
Have soloed climb since. Both times cant remember date but early 1980,s
with Tim Dunsby
sajrf123 29 Dec, 2014 Lead dog
with Frank, dereke12000
with Frank, dereke12000
dereke12000 29 Dec, 2014 AltLd dog Took it in turns to make it up this route, definitely not graceful climbing, slightly desperate start.
with Frank, sajrf123
Took it in turns to make it up this route, definitely not graceful climbing, slightly desperate start.
with Frank, sajrf123
Hidden 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
RKirke 19 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with shim
with shim
nathan2day 8 Sep, 2014 Lead
shim ?Sep, 2014 2nd
Thumbspragger 23 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with msyea
with msyea
Echna 9 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with mnyk
with mnyk
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Headjamm 19 Apr, 2014 2nd
with Geoffers
with Geoffers
Geoffers 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Lauren
with Lauren
TimKnight 15 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Dave Marshall
with Dave Marshall
mickd ?Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Jan, 2014 2nd rpt
Monkey_Alan 8 Dec, 2013 2nd rpt
Julian Prieto 8 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S
David Mayers 15 Nov, 2013 Lead
with Paul Widdowson
with Paul Widdowson
OliverRoss 25 Aug, 2013 2nd β
with Alkis
with Alkis
Alkis 24 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Steve954 10 Aug, 2013 2nd rpt I started out leading but rested on the first bit of gear which popped out sending me crashing to the deck. Goods scraps on my leg and elbow. Rich led and I then seconded it.hard work.
with Rich
I started out leading but rested on the first bit of gear which popped out sending me crashing to the deck. Goods scraps on my leg and elbow. Rich led and I then seconded it.hard work.
with Rich
Almorr 14 Jun, 2013 Lead
Bert 14 Jun, 2013 2nd
jasonpm 8 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Simon
with Simon
DaveGarrity 1 Jun, 2013 Lead dnf Got onto this by accident. Kept climbing higher hoping to find somewhere to put gear in, eventually got a bit desperate so decided to start down-climbing, came off with feet about 10 ft up landing on ledge (and second). Both decided time to go do something more sensible (first corner). One to come back to someday.
with Sonya
Got onto this by accident. Kept climbing higher hoping to find somewhere to put gear in, eventually got a bit desperate so decided to start down-climbing, came off with feet about 10 ft up landing on ledge (and second). Both decided time to go do something more sensible (first corner). One to come back to someday.
with Sonya
AndyF 21 May, 2013 Lead
Jonathan Emett 21 May, 2013 2nd O/S
martin one 18 May, 2013 Lead rpt
with Neil Nand
with Neil Nand
ElBarto 18 May, 2013 2nd O/S Hard start with little gear then it gets easier with gear. THink it only gets VS due to lack of gear otherwise it'd be a HS 4b/4c
Hard start with little gear then it gets easier with gear. THink it only gets VS due to lack of gear otherwise it'd be a HS 4b/4c
tedburt 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
with Aaron Burdett
Gavdee1 16 Feb, 2013 Lead dog
Montecore 16 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
with Alex Pienkowski
with Alex Pienkowski
Monkey_Alan 13 Jan, 2013 Lead rpt
Lawrence Dudley 13 Jan, 2013 2nd
Hidden ??, 2013 -
ianto ??, 2013 -
Steve Wakeford 14 Oct, 2012 2nd
Tom Packer 14 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S My first trad lead in the UK...nothing like a low gnarly crux to get the heart racing. Superb.
My first trad lead in the UK...nothing like a low gnarly crux to get the heart racing. Superb.
Mihkel 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Joanna Morgan, Rich Patterson
with Joanna Morgan, Rich Patterson
1202alarm 20 Sep, 2012 -
with Si Ball
with Si Ball
Stroppy 12 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Rob Thomas
with Rob Thomas
joe hallam 3 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S crux at the start
with Andrew Duncan
crux at the start
with Andrew Duncan
matt.jj 12 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2012 Lead rpt
Fatclimber 12 Aug, 2012 Lead dog Still struggling with start. But got up it this time.
Still struggling with start. But got up it this time.
jcook1980 25 Jul, 2012 Lead
with John Night
with John Night
martin one 22 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
with Leon
with Leon
Hidden 1 Jul, 2012 2nd
stranter 11 May, 2012 2nd O/S Found the crux hard work and strenuous.
Found the crux hard work and strenuous.
Hidden 29 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 18 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
with Chris Jones
with Chris Jones
Stewart Armstrong ??, 2012 Lead
with Tom Shimell
with Tom Shimell
Rowan Mitchell 13 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
LucaC 2 Sep, 2011 Lead rpt
andrzej kierzek 20 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S I agree with one of the previous posts that Rockfax guide has a bit unclear picture of this route suggesting that you should go over the roofs next to Thompson's chimney. The roofs are clearly in E-league, UKC says that the route next to Thompson's chimney is Straits of Hormuz and Rockfax description talks about the "bulge" not "roofs". So its crux in the bulge and easier moves in the groove. Nice climb.
I agree with one of the previous posts that Rockfax guide has a bit unclear picture of this route suggesting that you should go over the roofs next to Thompson's chimney. The roofs are clearly in E-league, UKC says that the route next to Thompson's chimney is Straits of Hormuz and Rockfax description talks about the "bulge" not "roofs". So its crux in the bulge and easier moves in the groove. Nice climb.
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Simon Cahill 11 Jul, 2011 2nd
Cheese Monkey 11 Jul, 2011 Lead RP All the lower half was a bit damp, which did not help. Decided to hop off from about 1m off to chalk up properly. Very hard beginning moves for 4c
All the lower half was a bit damp, which did not help. Decided to hop off from about 1m off to chalk up properly. Very hard beginning moves for 4c
ciderspider 10 Jun, 2011 2nd dog
Ciderslider 10 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S pumpy start with not a great deal of gear, then eases as you go into the groove.
pumpy start with not a great deal of gear, then eases as you go into the groove.
FrJ 4 Jun, 2011 2nd dog
Hidden 2 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
paultaylor 26 Mar, 2011 Lead
matt_read 26 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
Rich K 22 Mar, 2011 TR
with Wayne Cheung
with Wayne Cheung
katherinesydney 19 Feb, 2011 2nd rpt soaking wet and slimy! pinged off unexpectedly
with Marq, carla thomas
soaking wet and slimy! pinged off unexpectedly
with Marq, carla thomas
Marq 19 Feb, 2011 Lead rpt
tobydunford 25 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
madguernseyboy 24 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
Wildstyle 24 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
martin one 24 Oct, 2010 Lead rpt
with lucy and brendon
with lucy and brendon
Monkey_Alan 16 Oct, 2010 Lead rpt
with phantom whistler, Jill Stevens
with phantom whistler, Jill Stevens
ElvisLeg 16 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
with Luke Goble
with Luke Goble
LukeyG ?Oct, 2010 Lead
adi bryant 4 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Paul
with Paul
ben.richards 2 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Wasn't sure if I was climbing this route or Battleship Bow (HS/4b) - judging by the stiff moves, it was not the latter! The Rockfax picture shows the route crossing the two overhangs to the left but has no mention of this, I agree with everyone else that it passes to the right. Nice climb overall, but with bold start.
with LucaC
Wasn't sure if I was climbing this route or Battleship Bow (HS/4b) - judging by the stiff moves, it was not the latter! The Rockfax picture shows the route crossing the two overhangs to the left but has no mention of this, I agree with everyone else that it passes to the right. Nice climb overall, but with bold start.
with LucaC
LucaC 2 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
clipskipper 15 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Dave Wing
with Dave Wing
Hidden 7 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
VLogan 12 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
jonnyridleylogan ?Jul, 2010 Lead O/S lovely VS
lovely VS
adrianjenner 30 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
mikehenesy 17 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Strenuous and a bit greasy at the bottom but pro was fine, well chuffed. Another value for money VS. Ker-ching!
with Simon
Strenuous and a bit greasy at the bottom but pro was fine, well chuffed. Another value for money VS. Ker-ching!
with Simon
Si dH 17 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S Good lead by Mike, quite go-ey for a VS at the start.
with Mike Henesy
Good lead by Mike, quite go-ey for a VS at the start.
with Mike Henesy
Hidden 4 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
brian watson 11 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Jeff and Anne Marie
with Jeff and Anne Marie
ChrisBrooke 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Maryanne Garon
with Maryanne Garon
Hidden 5 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Nicola 5 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
Monkey_Alan 31 Jan, 2010 Lead rpt
Ken Taylor ??, 2010 -
David Mayers ??, 2010 2nd
with Paul Widdowson
with Paul Widdowson
AlistairB 7 Nov, 2009 2nd dog Followed the incorrect Rockfax line, attempting to climb both roofs direct is certainly not VS!
with Henry
Followed the incorrect Rockfax line, attempting to climb both roofs direct is certainly not VS!
with Henry
hrgcb 7 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
with Alistair Brash
with Alistair Brash
Viorel Chicu 5 Sep, 2009 2nd
with Monkey_Alan, frodostickel
with Monkey_Alan, frodostickel
Monkey_Alan 5 Sep, 2009 2nd
uncontrollable 5 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt
with Viskii, Monkey_Alan
with Viskii, Monkey_Alan
uncontrollable 18 Jul, 2009 2nd
with Viskii
with Viskii
Viorel Chicu 18 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with frodostickel
with frodostickel
breed 16 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Kyle Fayers
with Kyle Fayers
Kyle F ?Jun, 2009 2nd
martin one 24 May, 2009 Lead rpt
with dave knight
with dave knight
rrrock! 5 May, 2009 2nd
critchlg 4 May, 2009 Lead dog Tricky start, hard to get first 2 placements without getting pumped, pretty uneventful after that.
with rrrock!
Tricky start, hard to get first 2 placements without getting pumped, pretty uneventful after that.
with rrrock!
jezb1 26 Apr, 2009 Lead Enjoyed this one :)
Enjoyed this one :)
Ed Babs 25 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Matty Marvel
with Matty Marvel
The_Boy_ODwyer 11 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Kenny
with Kenny
AndyM-LVB 4 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Nicolas Tardy
with Nicolas Tardy
manwithacam 29 Mar, 2009 Lead
with Mike
with Mike
Alex More ??, 2009 Lead O/S
sdht ??, 2009 -
paulh1967 ??, 2009 -
scott titt ??, 2009 -
Steve954 13 Sep, 2008 2nd dnf Got about 5ft off deck but could not get further, oh well end of the day. Note the Rock Fax book shows the route incorrectly in the photgraph going up over 2 overhangs. It actually goes to the right of these.
with Andy, Rich
Got about 5ft off deck but could not get further, oh well end of the day. Note the Rock Fax book shows the route incorrectly in the photgraph going up over 2 overhangs. It actually goes to the right of these.
with Andy, Rich
martin one 26 Jul, 2008 Lead
with dave knight
with dave knight
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 3 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with lee91
with lee91
Hidden 7 Apr, 2008 2nd
MontyH 7 Apr, 2008 Lead
with Pete and Lee
with Pete and Lee
Simon Allcock ?Apr, 2008 -
with nick
with nick
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
djdf 3 Nov, 2007 2nd O/S The kind of climb that puts me off leading things myself. Completed it cleanly, but would have had way too much trouble if I'd tried to lead it
with Alex Borresen
The kind of climb that puts me off leading things myself. Completed it cleanly, but would have had way too much trouble if I'd tried to lead it
with Alex Borresen
Marq 29 Sep, 2007 2nd rpt
with Daniel Dennehy
with Daniel Dennehy
Kevin Cass 7 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
AJ007 22 Jul, 2007 Lead
riddle 21 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
jchenoweth 3 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Fat Alan
with Fat Alan
kenneM ?Jun, 2007 Lead
with Booby Hewitt
with Booby Hewitt
Matt Shepherd 10 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Steve954 28 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
ellentaylor 3 Mar, 2007 2nd dog Dogged the v thuggy first overhang, much easier but intersting/forgetable afterwards!
with Ollie Mentz
Dogged the v thuggy first overhang, much easier but intersting/forgetable afterwards!
with Ollie Mentz
eldre070 3 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with Paul Rigg
with Paul Rigg
The Jazz Butcher ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
djking1983 12 Nov, 2006 Lead
with Bram
with Bram
Bram 12 Nov, 2006 2nd
Richard Horn 27 Aug, 2006 Lead rpt
zcapxa5 15 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
a_radiohead_fan ?Jul, 2006 -
trev_f 17 Apr, 2006 2nd O/S
with John Godding
with John Godding
JWB 16 Apr, 2006 2nd
with CJE
with CJE
CJE 16 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
with JWB
with JWB
Morgan Woods ?Apr, 2006 2nd O/S
with Matt
with Matt
Rob Laird 23 Jan, 2006 Lead O/S
Neil Adams ??, 2006 Lead O/S
john1 15 Oct, 2005 Lead O/S
with simon
with simon
Paul-Michael 23 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S
with Peter Anderson
with Peter Anderson
Hidden 20 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S
Marq 20 Mar, 2005 Lead rpt
with Jamie (Craggy Island)
with Jamie (Craggy Island)
jamieevans ?Mar, 2005 Lead O/S
chrisbevins ??, 2005 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 1 Sep, 2004 Solo O/S
Owen W-G 5 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Roger Lau
with Roger Lau
Hidden 17 Apr, 2004 Lead
Marq 28 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S
with Rich Cole
with Rich Cole
James B 30 Aug, 2003 -
Hidden ?Mar, 2003 2nd
Hidden 22 Jul, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2002 Lead
MontyH 7 Sep, 2001 Lead O/S
with Paul Milton
with Paul Milton
mark4344 21 May, 2001 Lead O/S
with dave tourell
with dave tourell
migs493 20 May, 2001 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??, 2000 Lead
FrankW ??, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1999 Lead
Roget 27 Jul, 1998 Solo O/S
with jon
with jon
Sime64 ?Apr, 1998 2nd O/S
with Cheryl, Steve M
with Cheryl, Steve M
andyfeds 30 Jul, 1997 Lead
with Andy C
with Andy C
cem ?Sep, 1996 Lead O/S
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
r0b ?Jul, 1996 Lead O/S
with Andy Jefferies
with Andy Jefferies
lost.arrow 7 Apr, 1996 Lead
Hidden 30 Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
Dringo ??, 1995 -
Hidden 27 Jun, 1994 Lead O/S
james wardle ?Jun, 1993 AltLd
with simon Longley
with simon Longley
craig h 27 Jan, 1990 Solo rpt
Nigel Coe ??, 1990 Solo Approx date
Approx date
MoWalker3 19 Nov, 1989 -
kylo-342 ?Nov, 1989 TR
craig h ?Dec, 1988 Lead O/S
with Little Lou
with Little Lou
steve taylor ?Jun, 1988 Lead O/S First ever route at Swanage - flipping desperate
with Martin Stansbury
First ever route at Swanage - flipping desperate
with Martin Stansbury
Hidden ??, 1985 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 8 Jun, 1983 -
with Mike Higgins, Alvin Cronin
with Mike Higgins, Alvin Cronin
Martin Bennett 31 Aug, 1971 Solo
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