36m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A classic crack-line which is sustained, athletic and protectable all the way. Start 10m right of the big corner below the line.
1) 5c, 18m. Climb the crack and strenuously gain an overhanging corner which leads to the fault-line.
2) 5b, 18m. Pull through the roof above and move up to another one. Step right and over the roof then continue up the right-hand of two grooves. At the top step left to an exit scramble. © Rockfax

FA. G.Smith, Richard Crewe 4.9.71. FFA. Kevin Turner, Nick Buckley 1977 04/Sep/1971

Ticklists: Swanage A-Z, West Country Climbs, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, SW Climbs - Swanage, Dorset weekender.

pearson9596 08/Jul/17 Lead RP

Had a go at this a few years back

with Mel, Dave Brock
onlyfoddington 08/Jul/17 2nd dog

Took many goes to get through the initial roof before successfully experimenting with layback ink off my knees. I thought the top pitch was very good.

with Mel, Michael
NuclearNev ??/2017 -
Stroppy 17/Sep/16 AltLd rpt

Account closed. Felt much less arduous this time!

RKirke 17/Sep/16 AltLd β
Mike Weatherill 04/May/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/16 AltLd O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 01/May/16 AltLd O/S

5 start route. led p2, fell seconding p1.

with Andy
LJKing 30/Apr/16 2nd dog

Led in fine style by the Clarkson machine. Unfortunately I did not aquit myself so well. In my defense it was late in the day and I was very cold when I started climbing. I came off on steep ground by the crux and ended up hanging over the sea ten feet below the roof and some way away from the rock. After prussiking and some aid I managed to restore normality and climbed the top bit quite well! A great climb though and on solid rock.

with Paul Clarkson
islandlynx 16/Apr/16 2nd

Felt tough on second but isn't that always the Swanage way.

Matt77 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Did it in one long pitch. Brilliant route well worthy of three stars; it has a bit of everything! First Swanage E2.

with Shane
MarcinK 15/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Pavlina B
Hidden 07/Jul/15 Lead dnf
LJC 04/Jun/15 Lead dnf
with George
Mark Warnett ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S

This would be top 50 at any area in the UK. Its so steep and exposure is amazing. You go from 0 to pumped stupid in no time, and the moves are easy to get wrong. Total brawl but a fun one.

with Andy O'Conner
Sophie Nunn 16/May/15 Lead O/S

Led in 1 pitch, brilliant route.

with Floris
Stroppy 05/Apr/15 Lead dog

Had a bit of a fight with the crux

Sam Husband 05/Apr/15 2nd dog

Yes, yes that is harder than I can climb. Ed valiantly dogged us through P1 and we both found P2 quite easy. Serious but undoubtedly brilliant for those strong enough to do it!

with Ed
ian bryant ??/2015 -
AlexD 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

led p1 and yep, not as hard as it looks! p2 great fun.

with Ed
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead dog
Graham Westbrook 17/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch. Brilliant climb and not as hard as it looked!

Luxulyan 30/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Tim
tim.fairhall 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ianto ??/2013 -
Kevster 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Strenuous for most of the way.

Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd rpt
duncan 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

In one pitch

Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
mwatson ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
mwatson ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
pigeonslipper 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
colkurtz 30/Jul/11 2nd
with Robb
Helen Gibson 11/Jul/11 AltLd

first attempt at leading an E2, didn't manage to get the crux clean, but loved the route!

Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd dog
Hidden 05/Jun/11 AltLd dog
jacobjlloyd 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Seconded first pitch - jealous of the lead I confess, but one must be gracious! Fantastic pitch. Really good fun. Topping out in the rain proved the crux, as usual...

with nathan
pezzerrr 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S

In one pitch

cem 25/Sep/10 AltLd dog

Led p2. We did p2 cleanly but neither of us distinguished himself on p1

Ed Babs 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S

in 1 pitch - superb + Alt Leads with AlexD 16/05/14 (P2)

with Harry
Hidden 03/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
DDDD ??/2009 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
chrisbevins ??/2007 AltLd
dan gibson 28/May/06 Lead O/S
with AJ
hailtryfan ?/Apr/06 2nd
with Daniel
beanfingers 19/Mar/06 2nd

must go back and lead this

with felix
AJ007 ?/Mar/06 2nd dog
with Mike H, Dan
Hidden ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 AltLd
Ian Jones ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Andy Reeve
feilx ??/2005 -
Hidden 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S
aged_ape ?/Jun/00 AltLd O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Roget 25/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ?/May/98 2nd
William Robertson ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
steve taylor ?/May/90 AltLd
with Joff Cook
Nigel Coe 29/Aug/88 -
with Ray Mardon
DDDD ??/1986 AltLd
Falko 30/Oct/77 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Falko 29/Oct/77 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
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