Rockfax Description
Start as for Pedestal Face then climb the nondescript corner on the right of The Pedestal. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Swanage Green Spots.

dripdry1 03/Dec/17 Lead O/S

As escape after backing off avernus because I'm a pansy

with Chloe Diggle
elclarko 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Craig Hiscock 16/Sep/17 Solo
with Gary, Dangerous Dave
Matt Crolla 25/Aug/17 Solo O/S
ben_st 19/Aug/17 2nd
danjouan 01/Jul/17 Solo O/S

Fun solo after a look at the cave.

with Joe
atthedropofahat 01/Jul/17 Solo

After visiting Avernus cave

HoboUniJoe 01/Jul/17 Solo
with Olly, Dan
HoboUniJoe 01/Jul/17 Solo
with Olly, Dan
ACT 20/May/17 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/17 Solo
Hidden 19/Apr/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Jan/17 Solo
Matt Smith 05/Jan/17 Lead rpt
with Ed Tillard
Hidden ??/2017 -
JoeCoxson 11/Dec/16 Solo O/S

Dodged a few waves to get on the bottom crack.

Dangerous David 16/Sep/16 Solo O/S
with Craig
Hidden 01/Sep/16 Solo
kev1307 27/Aug/16 Lead
with patb82
patb82 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
dave_is 31/Jul/16 2nd β

Nice route, photogenic!

E Moss 24/Jul/16 Lead

Crux at the start, an easy scramble to finish.

cragray 22/Jul/16 2nd
Louise Brickell 17/Jul/16 2nd dog

Took a few attempts but finally figured it out.

DeanJPepper 18/Jun/16 2nd
Jerome Carson 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Jodiaway 30/May/16 Lead
with Michelle
SixOne 25/May/16 Lead O/S
with ilch
ilch 25/May/16 2nd
with Tim
TNrOne 01/May/16 2nd O/S
with Rich, Echna
Echna 01/May/16 2nd rpt
with Alison, Rich
Hidden ?/May/16 Solo O/S
Alex 74 30/Apr/16 Lead
with John
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Solo O/S
mattprince 17/Apr/16 -
with Matt Willett, Sophie Gough
mattprince 16/Mar/16 Lead
with Sophie Gough
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
viv sherry ??/2016 -
meltdown34 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Because of high tide traversed into it from the ledge

jaimer 01/Aug/15 2nd
with Andr? Knirch
jamie ward 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S

As an escape route - Sopping wet

with Lewis Fearn
Russell Lovett ??/2015 Solo O/S

Not sure of date, sometime in 1980,s.

with unknown
Aaron.D 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Rob Owen
flannery 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Lewis201 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
DavidFarrow 07/Sep/14 2nd
with nikinko
nikinko 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Always wanted to come down here. Lovely atmosphere. Dave went for a swim while I led the route and brought up Monica.

with Monica (nst), DavidFarrow
JenDurden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Davis
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
akhutton88 22/Jul/14 -

Bit of a non route. Not many feet on the step off, but that's where the fun starts and ends.

Hidden 06/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Echna 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Alex, Rich
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
edmundro 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Guy Lowndes 22/Jun/14 2nd
with davej17
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ChrisPaines 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
meltdown34 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
GDS 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with harry, BCC
Thunderthighsontheloose 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Bry 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Caroline Ashman
SimonMarcYoung 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Aidanrobinson1995 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Aimee Louise 30/Nov/13 Lead
arandall 30/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Dominic Taylor 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Solo'd first

Hidden 08/Oct/13 Lead
Chris Dove 05/Sep/13 Lead β
Willbur 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Amber Cooke
Willbur 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Amber Cooke
Sophie Nunn 17/Jul/13 Solo rpt
with Richard
Steve954 14/Jul/13 2nd

Richard lead to get some lead miles in happy to follow

with Richard
Callum Smith ?/Jul/13 Lead
aj-newbie 31/May/13 2nd O/S
homing-penguin 31/May/13 Lead rpt

Repeated to give my mate his first taste of seconding a trad route.

with AJ
Jonners 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
TommyC 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Joe, Jon
callaghanjoe 02/Mar/13 2nd
Gavdee1 16/Feb/13 2nd
sammycolon 16/Feb/13 -
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Jamescdykes 22/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with Roger King
Hidden 08/Aug/12 Solo rpt
nicktong 05/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Had to do this as we forgot the rope to go down with. An easy climb out.

with Nik Weston
klo1981 04/Aug/12 Lead
with Andrew White
klo1981 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Andrew White
Sophiewhitter 15/Jul/12 2nd dog
with Sam Warby
Sam Warby 15/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Timo Austino 14/Apr/12 -
with Jose, Annie
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Matt Schwarz 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Peter north 10/Mar/12 Lead
petecox84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead RP
jwa 29/Sep/11 Lead
with Rob Smith
Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/11 2nd O/S
LJC 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Joe Black 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
matthewpwilson 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ed W
stranter 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Great start, the rock has mega friction!

How easy 30/Jul/11 Lead
runwildjohn 30/Jul/11 2nd
Alice_Horton 30/Jul/11 Lead
jasoncash 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Graham Westbrook 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Tadams 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Soraya Cherry
John Foster 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Richard, Geoff
Hidden 27/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead
batterj2 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Griffiths
Marc-G 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ciderspider 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Very easy for the grade - a bit of a non-event really

MDR61 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
mattshort 06/Mar/11 Solo
ardzeiem 20/Feb/11 TR O/S


with Karen
Hidden 20/Feb/11 TR
tania ??/2011 TR
with Karen
jcook1980 ??/2011 Lead
montymoo ??/2011 Lead
with Gareth
Gareth ??/2011 2nd
with Mark
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Bobby Pearson 04/Sep/10 Lead

Looked at Avernus in the Cave with blow hole, but was wet and horrid and HW

with Tom Forbes, Matt Forbes
LukeyG ?/Aug/10 Lead
with Danh89
Danh89 ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with LukeyG
Alex 74 15/Jul/10 Lead
with Dave m
VLogan 12/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Calder 07/Jul/10 2nd
Amy Kilpin 06/Jul/10 Lead
C-nunez ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead
martin one 13/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with pete
greylag 12/Jun/10 AltLd
with cbonner
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd
cbonner 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Stuart
cas smerdon 12/Jun/10 Lead
with Mark S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Rhys Jones 31/May/10 Solo
trevor macalonan 27/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 27/May/10 2nd
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
nick hawkins 04/May/10 Solo β
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead β
mullermn 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Kylie 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
climbtim 21/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
tev 31/Jan/10 2nd rpt
with James B
alaster tonge ??/2010 Lead O/S
ilch ??/2010 2nd β
greylag ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 Solo
LukeyG ??/2010 -
with Danh89
tev 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Mark J, Des
Des J 26/Sep/09 2nd rpt

Thomas led

with Mark James, Thomas Vaughan
martiny25 ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S

not the best climb i've done although still enjoyable

with chris stan
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd
kingey 18/Jul/09 Lead
KarlH 04/Jul/09 2nd
with Phil and Matt
craig h 24/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Chris Sansum 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Paola
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
jezb1 19/Apr/09 Lead

A bit naff but nice rock on the lower part.

pete.hutchings 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Mar/09 2nd
with Westy
Hidden 15/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Monkey_Alan 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Made it two pitches to save Frodo from the incoming tide

uncontrollable 24/Jan/09 2nd β
with Alan B
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Tom Robinson 29/Sep/08 Lead
with Steve White
lostinmidlands ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with mikeP
rig 27/Jul/08 2nd O/S
toddp 27/Jul/08 2nd
with jamesca
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
404.mac 26/Jul/08 Lead
nick hawkins 21/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with samir
cherad 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
homing-penguin 16/Jun/08 Lead
aged_ape ?/Jun/08 -
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
nevostevo 11/May/08 Solo
with andy
alexrp 05/Apr/08 Lead

First lead of the year!

with Mark R
jamie ward 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Nathan Sunley-smith
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
JezzaCat ?/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Simon
ElvisLeg 22/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Christopher Witts
chriswitts1 21/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Backed out of Avernus, escaped up this.

with Ash Edwards
MarkRyder 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Lee
roverhead 10/Jun/07 Lead
hamish2016 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Ross Overhead
jdgaventa ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with stel
merry_tale ?/Apr/07 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
tobydunford 04/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Paul Leader 04/Aug/05 Lead
thompson1000 10/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/05 Lead O/S
jonberry791 ??/2005 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 28/Mar/04 Lead
with John Parrott
Ed Causton ??/2004 Lead O/S
simon kimber ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Lucy Filce
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Solo
djking1983 20/Jun/02 TR
rrrock! ?/May/00 Lead


Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Ian Jones ??/2000 Solo O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
FrankW ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
sixties 29/Aug/98 Lead
with hrd
nacnud 15/Mar/97 2nd
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Dringo ??/1995 -
james wardle ?/Jun/93 AltLd
with simon Longley
craig h 23/Jun/90 Solo O/S
steve taylor ?/Oct/88 Solo
with mark grover
MoWalker3 04/Sep/88 -
bazzag ??/1988 -
with carl and co.
Hidden ??/1985 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 29/Jul/84 Solo
Nigel Coe 30/Apr/81 Solo
Chris Terrey ?/May/78 Lead
with Dave Kelsey, Gerry Dunford
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