33m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Two very different pitches - the first strenuous and the second more balancy and requiring good route finding. Possibly best climbed as a single pitch.
1) 4c, 15m. Climb the right-hand side of the massive block and then move left to ascend a crack to an awkward belay at the fault-line.
2) 4b, 18m. Surmount a bulge and trend rightwards past a ledge and small corner to another smaller ledge. Exit to the left of a small roof at the top. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth, R.Kent 04/May/1969

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ian bryant 21 Nov, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: nice first pitch with quite a committing move up the corner chimney. reasonable belay can be had if you search for it. getting over the roof at the start of the second pitch is fairly easy and the second pitch is probably only 4b but there's little definite line to follow and gear can be a bit sparse unless you wander around to find it!
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βeta: nice first pitch with quite a committing move up the corner chimney. reasonable belay can be had if you search for it. getting over the roof at the start of the second pitch is fairly easy and the second pitch is probably only 4b but there's little definite line to follow and gear can be a bit sparse unless you wander around to find it!
A123 12 Jan, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Found the groove upto the break strenuous. On reaching the break it was difficult to find any really good pro. A couple of cams - sort of on rock sort of on soil! and a sling round a crumbly boss. Second pitch is run out but straightforward climbing for 4b/4c - fortunately given the dodgy belay below. Oh I probably did it all wrong !
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βeta: Found the groove upto the break strenuous. On reaching the break it was difficult to find any really good pro. A couple of cams - sort of on rock sort of on soil! and a sling round a crumbly boss. Second pitch is run out but straightforward climbing for 4b/4c - fortunately given the dodgy belay below. Oh I probably did it all wrong !
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Rafal Malczyk 25 Aug 2nd O/S
Katsmiff 25 Aug Lead O/S Lead it as 1 pitch, the first pitch was nice, large handholds. Must have gone wrong at the top of the second pitch. Don’t think I went far enough right so climbed up a flat wall with very little handholds, feetholds or gear.
Lead it as 1 pitch, the first pitch was nice, large handholds. Must have gone wrong at the top of the second pitch. Don’t think I went far enough right so climbed up a flat wall with very little handholds, feetholds or gear.
LucaC 14 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt In 1 pitch. Finished up via Concordia above the break
In 1 pitch. Finished up via Concordia above the break
andycash 14 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
with LucaC
with LucaC
Adam Hill 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd
with Simon
with Simon
cdpuk 6 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S As one pitch
with Chris Mooney, Geras
As one pitch
with Chris Mooney, Geras
Geras 6 Aug, 2016 2nd
with cdpuk
with cdpuk
Geoffers 6 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Simon, Tim
with Simon, Tim
LucaC 3 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Phill
with Phill
garywong 19 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P2
with Peri Cheale
Led P2
with Peri Cheale
beckett45 22 Aug, 2015 Lead RP Climbed first pitch without warmup, crapped pants with a great body jam to regain breathe, second pitch fallowed right across the ledge and went up corner, HUGE drag
with Scott
Climbed first pitch without warmup, crapped pants with a great body jam to regain breathe, second pitch fallowed right across the ledge and went up corner, HUGE drag
with Scott
ian bryant ??, 2015 -
Dave Thompson 10 Sep, 2014 Lead
with Mark Lee
with Mark Lee
andyjirvin 2 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Led all in one pitch.'Interesting'. Awkward seems to be the theme here. Difficult getting into the groove/crack. Not much in the way of elegant climbing, mostly thuggy or thrutchy. First taste of the Ruckle, didn't leave me wanting more! Tough at 4c, felt more HVS 5a. Well protected, not bold (fortunately).
Led all in one pitch.'Interesting'. Awkward seems to be the theme here. Difficult getting into the groove/crack. Not much in the way of elegant climbing, mostly thuggy or thrutchy. First taste of the Ruckle, didn't leave me wanting more! Tough at 4c, felt more HVS 5a. Well protected, not bold (fortunately).
Hidden 2 Sep, 2014 2nd
AlexD 9 Aug, 2014 2nd
Sophie Nunn 9 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt
with AlexD
with AlexD
dobby 200 8 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead P1
Lead P1
joedoherty 8 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 29 Sep, 2013 AltLd rpt Led P1.
with Gary Mason
Led P1.
with Gary Mason
Mr Tickle 7 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Nice climb, awkward moves in grove. Led p1
with mjpr
Nice climb, awkward moves in grove. Led p1
with mjpr
Hidden 7 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Aug, 2013 2nd
jtree03 15 Aug, 2013 Lead
with dazza
with dazza
Dan Hostford 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
ianto ??, 2013 -
Dave Mahon ??, 2013 AltLd O/S Found getting off the block into the overhanging crack very tricky. More difficult than 4c, surely.
with Brian Mead
Found getting off the block into the overhanging crack very tricky. More difficult than 4c, surely.
with Brian Mead
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
duncan 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 15 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Led P1
with Ollie Dorrell
Led P1
with Ollie Dorrell
Hidden 19 Feb, 2012 Lead
halfwaythere 7 Jan, 2012 AltLd dog Led pitch 2. Imps useful
with brad
Led pitch 2. Imps useful
with brad
dan gibson 9 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
with helen gibson
jezb1 1 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S Ld P1. Typical Swanageness getting in and up the crack
Ld P1. Typical Swanageness getting in and up the crack
Monkey_Alan 20 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P1. Nice moves up the groove.
Led P1. Nice moves up the groove.
Hidden 20 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 Lead dnf
dickie01 31 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Joe Heasman
with Joe Heasman
Sophie Nunn 19 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Andy
with Andy
tobydunford 18 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Graham Westbrook ?Aug, 2010 AltLd
MarkRyder 17 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with lee91
with lee91
uncontrollable 9 Aug, 2009 2nd β
with stewart, bob
with stewart, bob
Bob M 9 Aug, 2009 AltLd
with uncontrollable, Stewart Walker
with uncontrollable, Stewart Walker
scott titt ??, 2009 -
trev_f 7 Dec, 2008 2nd
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
Ed Babs 7 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S in one pitch
with trev_f
in one pitch
with trev_f
Hidden 19 Oct, 2008 AltLd O/S
AJ007 19 Oct, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 12 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
RocknRoll 13 Apr, 2008 2nd rpt Tried to lead the first pitch but was repelled after several failed attempts to get into the corner above the break. After half an hour I backed off and let Ramon lead both pitches. Route finding on the second pitch was difficult and we went far right but where the going was precarious. We we later told that going left was the easier way.
with Ramon Marin Martinez
Tried to lead the first pitch but was repelled after several failed attempts to get into the corner above the break. After half an hour I backed off and let Ramon lead both pitches. Route finding on the second pitch was difficult and we went far right but where the going was precarious. We we later told that going left was the easier way.
with Ramon Marin Martinez
Bob M 10 Oct, 2007 AltLd
with riggy
with riggy
dobrek 7 Oct, 2007 2nd O/S
with simon4, Paul W
with simon4, Paul W
Steve Neads ?Jan, 2007 2nd
markfromstoke ?Jan, 2007 Lead
markfromstoke ?Jan, 2007 Lead
Steve Neads ??, 2007 2nd
mutt 22 Oct, 2006 - not particularly inspiring but it was the only climb we could reach d/t highest tide in 30 years and big waves.
with Naomi Moran
not particularly inspiring but it was the only climb we could reach d/t highest tide in 30 years and big waves.
with Naomi Moran
Geras 5 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Ion
with Ion
Hidden ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??, 2006 AltLd
Bob M 20 Nov, 2005 AltLd
with Pam Jolliffe
with Pam Jolliffe
Bob M 24 Sep, 2005 Lead
Norman_P_W 24 Sep, 2005 2nd
with Bob M
with Bob M
feilx ??, 2005 -
brian watson ??, 2005 Lead O/S
bigie bob ??, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S
Bob M 18 Oct, 1998 AltLd
with Richard Broadhead
with Richard Broadhead
Hidden 12 Mar, 1995 Lead O/S
kylo-342 ?Jan, 1992 Lead
with Matt H
with Matt H
steve taylor ??, 1992 Lead
sdht ??, 1992 -
Nigel Coe 24 Nov, 1985 AltLd
with Frank Farrell
with Frank Farrell
JimR ??, 1983 -
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