32m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A quality route. Start at a small corner behind the highest boulder.
1) 5b, 25m. Head right for 5m then make a hard move upwards past a pinnacle block to a ledge. The groove above leads, with difficulty, to the fault-line. Place good gear then tackle another groove that gains a large belay ledge on the left.
2) 4c, 15m. Step right and climb the groove past a ledge to reach an exit corner. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth, FFA. Pat Littlejohn 16/Sep/1967

Ticklists: Ultimate HVS ticklist, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes.

Owen Davies 28/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
RobScarisbrick 12/Aug/17 Lead
with cdpuk
cdpuk 12/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Peter Neden, Rob Scarisbrick
Hidden 01/Jul/17 2nd
bryan61 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S

done in 1 pitch,

with sally
Julian Prieto 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
PilarMartinez 25/Mar/17 2nd

Lovely Route, better than what you think. the initial traverse is delicate but good fun, a very small wire can protect it, holds are there but no much protection for the first 5 meters. The first groove is quite technical but good protection. The next groove above the fault line is short but interesting. Just before the top there are a couple of funny challenging moves. well probably one if you are taller than me. I had to make two moves to reach the holes and no much foot holes. Still good fun.. I would give it two stars low.

The Grist 21/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Really good route. Start was wet which made the traverse testing. It felt e1 5b to me.

with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 21/Feb/17 2nd

Good lead by The Grist in damp conditions caused by high seas. I got drenched by a big one just as mark dealing with wet bold start. Epic! Great route

with Mark Grist
dave o 20/Oct/16 AltLd
with James R
Matt77 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Alex Horton
Horton 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Multiple tough sections and plenty of spicy moves - harder than hvs in my books. Great exposure and good fun nonetheless

with Matt77
tonevert 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Paloma
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
BenL 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/16 Lead
jon_gill1 25/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Forgot rock shoes!!!borrowed chris's to lead pitch one and then lowered them back down to him.seconded pitch 2 in trainers.topped out in the rain!

with chris Lyness
Mark Warnett ?/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/May/16 2nd rpt
Jus 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with Sue
Martin Bagshaw 02/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Would have been nicer in a oner but Raf fancied a lead to get his head back in the game, missing out all the obvious gear to get his head even more back in the game!

with Rafal Malczyk
Hidden 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S
bencoope 02/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Rafal Malczyk 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Martin Bagshaw
Andrew Sloan 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

The initial rising traverse is poorly protected and very intimidating, with the potential for decking it. The groove was very technical. I thought solid E1 and as hard as Elysium. Tim led second pitch.

with Tim
RKirke 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Climbed with a hell of a hangover. The choss really got to me at the top after a foothold came off, serious ledge syndrome.

with Alex T
Alex the Alex 14/Jun/15 2nd

After having backed off lead... Head not in it. Very nice on second, but some worrying sections of rock, even by Ruckle standard... One particular block above the break after the crux should be treated with great caution. really good route - Hard Very Swanage.

with Rog
tcn_2002 12/Apr/15 2nd
Sophie Nunn 04/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Brian
Stroppy 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Sam Husband 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Did P1, perfect trad experience good gear in places and some easier scarier sections in places.

with Ed
Shane Willis 06/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Led as one pitch, worried about rope drag so put very little gear in, but the moves all felt comfortable. Thought it was an excellent route maybe worth an extra star.

ian bryant ??/2015 -
Mark Warnett ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
paultaylor 16/Jun/14 2nd
Stuart Johnston 05/May/14 2nd O/S
adam 24 05/May/14 Lead O/S

Apparently this was an alzheimers onsight. The logbook tells me a seconded it last year.

mick1jones 04/May/14 AltLd dog

led 2nd pitch. Fell off 1st after messing up after crux

with Rich Rogers
Ash Sayers 03/May/14 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
andycash 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ash
mike lawrence? 04/Apr/14 Lead

great first pitch but poor quality rock on second

with Metal
Hidden 16/Feb/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead dog
Wevcore 28/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Rich
Luxulyan 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Kev Brown
colkurtz 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Robb
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 21/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 08/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

Led P1.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
adam 24 20/Apr/13 2nd
leglesslizard ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
ianto ??/2013 -
Kirill 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Graham led it as one pitch. Hard and serious for the grade, should be E1 in my opinion.

Rollo 23/Jun/12 2nd O/S

I lead the second 4c pitch.

with Mike
mike.moss 23/Jun/12 Lead
mc fifi 06/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
w-watson 01/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
funsized ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Fi
Hidden 13/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/12 2nd O/S
tobydunford 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Dave Ripley
Kevster 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Ceridwen 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Lead as one pitch

with Andy Mosienko
Monkey_Alan 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

AlexD 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
climbtim 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

hard for the grade, top pitch getting pretty loose now. Be careful of some of the blocks and flakes. Awesome adventure though

Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
tonanf 22/Jun/11 Lead
with james
tonanf 22/Jun/11 Lead
with james
bigie bob 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
wi11 19/Jun/11 AltLd O/S


with Ed Ratcliff
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Jim Slater 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Trevor Wilson
Graham Westbrook 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
uncontrollable 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Daj p1, me p2

with Daj
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
dan gibson 27/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with marvin
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
mike.moss ??/2010 2nd O/S
w.pettet-smith 12/Jul/09 AltLd

led short upper pitch after getting pumped while seconding removing a VERY stuck nut.

with david coley
Ceridwen 06/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
JPGR ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Ed Babs 01/May/09 2nd β
with Harry
Elliot King LC&CC ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
davenev 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Tricky crack in the mid section - top pitch ascended dune dust which had a great step out onto the arete.

with luke
Mr Tickle 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Led both pitches...finished on Dune Dust. Nice traverse at start

with davenev
Hidden ??/2009 -
mutt ??/2009 -
with Naomi Moran
duncan 06/Dec/08 AltLd
with Pete Debbage
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Different Steve 14/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Simon Chandler
RocknRoll 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Rob lead the first pitch (5b) I lead the second pitch (4c)

with Rob Gibson
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
dan gibson 24/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with jacquie robinson
clipskipper 09/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Seconded. Blank wall low down not so easy for the grade.

Bob M 15/Nov/07 AltLd
Different Steve 23/Sep/07 AltLd rpt

Led P1

with Ian Thurgood
Hidden 02/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 02/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Rob
MontyH 29/Apr/07 2nd
with Brian
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
brian watson ??/2007 Lead O/S
Different Steve 30/Jul/06 AltLd rpt

Led P2 - very pleasant

Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
feilx ??/2005 -
pezzerrr 28/Dec/04 Lead O/S
benjino ?/Jan/04 -
Hidden ??/2001 -
Hidden ?/Jan/00 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Mar/97 AltLd
with David Pickford
Hidden ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
ewjudge 27/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Mark Richards
mark-abz 29/Apr/90 Lead
with Simon K
Hidden 14/Jan/90 AltLd
steve taylor ?/Oct/88 AltLd
with mark grover
pete johnson 01/Nov/86 Lead O/S
with Andy Tallant
Nigel Coe 18/May/86 AltLd
with Brian Wyvill
Russell Lovett 02/Jul/83 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1, seconded pitch 2. Partner was a marine I only meet that day, cant remember his name.

with unknown
Dave Musgrove 05/Mar/83 AltLd
Chris Terrey ?/Jan/81 2nd
with Mike Morrison
Nigel Coe 22/Apr/79 -
with Frank Farrell
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