38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A very pleasant outing with lots of variety. Start at a V-groove in the buttress front. The start has the 5b move but the fantastic second pitch feels the harder of the two.
1) 5b, 18m. Thrutch up the groove to a crack (thread). Move left over a roof then right onto the face. Ascend a deep crack to the fault-line.
2) 5a, 20m. Gain the wall above and take a crack to a bulge. Pass this and climb slabs to a small exit-corner finishing rightwards. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth 11.5.69 11/May/1969

bede.west 12/Jul/17 2nd O/S

lead P1. ...yeah pretty mediocre

Andrew Sloan 23/Jun/17 Lead dnf

Couldn't suss the move up into the V groove, ridiculously steep and thuggish for E1.

with pete
LJC 10/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Andy
andycash 10/Jun/17 AltLd

Lead pitch one before heading right onto mickey mouse

Ellis Bird ??/2017 AltLd O/S
Kevster 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Not a great warm up, arms hated the first moves cold.

reece.robinson 17/Sep/16 2nd dog
tobypittstucker 18/Aug/16 AltLd
Mike Weatherill 18/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Toby
thomasmouse 29/May/16 2nd
with George Mellors
mariannekhoo 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1. The crux start is nails if you are short and the rest of the pitch is no slouch either. Very pleased to have got this clean.

ASchwirtz 08/May/16 2nd O/S
with Russ
Russtygibbons 08/May/16 Lead O/S

Did in one pitch building up some interesting pump on the way.

with Ant
Matt77 17/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

P2 led. Brilliant route.

with Shane
islandlynx 17/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

A cracking route in my opinion. Varied moves, solid rock, exposure and decent gear. Should be 3 stars. The first pitch is the easier overall despite the ungraceful first move.

Hidden 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland 18/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Tim led it in 1 monster, arm destroying pitch. Great climbing all the way. The crux move pretty much straight off the ground is definitely 5c, lucky it is well protected. Moves higher are up are fairly sustained, gear is good with some really spicy 3d moves on the weird bulge/corner thing. ***

with Tim
tim.fairhall 18/Aug/15 Lead O/S

In one pitch

with Sachi
Hidden 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Sophie Nunn 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
brian watson 13/Jun/15 AltLd RP


with Martin, Sophie Nunn
valecoastclimber 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
LJC 04/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

P1. Hard!

with George
Cheese Monkey 24/Jan/15 AltLd RP

Failed first time round but ended up doing some semi dyno to a jug 2nd time round then getting pumped going wrong way on top half of p1.

with Rich R
mattprince 13/Jan/15 AltLd
mattprince 13/Jan/15 2nd
joedoherty ??/2015 Lead O/S
ian bryant ??/2015 -
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tash 03/Aug/14 2nd
with ali k
ian d f 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Paul K, Pete H
paultaylor 16/May/14 AltLd O/S


will moy 16/May/14 AltLd O/S
with paul taylor
AlexD 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

ace. led p1 - bit of a greasy start but lush above.

with Ed
Duncan Campbell 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 which has a hard crux and isn't a total path after wards. P2 is mega too.

with Bubbles
Ash Sayers 04/May/14 Lead O/S


duncan ??/2014 Lead rpt

Too pitch only, escape after Mike fell on Fish Supper.

Kirill 16/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

mike.moss 16/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Not sure about the "traditional" start - ended up dynoing for the jug on the right.

Hidden 07/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Luxulyan 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dan Browne
Dan Browne 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Richard Stevenson
Mark Warnett ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S

tough 1st pitch. standard Swanage style

ianto ??/2013 -
Ali.B 20/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1, move off ground felt much harder than 5b

with PeterRobers, MikeDinsdale
Haydn Jones 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with pep
mwatson ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
mwatson ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
3 Names 18/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ed Bulman
Dave Mahon ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Cruised the 5b move but got pumped higher up on pitch 1. Lovely pitch but a little dusty. Second pitch was nails - good lead Brian!

with Brian Mead
Graham Westbrook 16/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
feilx 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with jon brown
JonBrown 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Advice for future ascensionists on the 1st pitch: follow the holds, avoid the choss.

with Felix
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Different Steve 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

surely one of the best (if not the best) E1s on the Ruckle. Brilliant, sustained, well-protected climbing on both pitches.

with Guy Reid
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
clipskipper 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jez B
jezb1 18/Apr/10 2nd

Bailed on the lead of P2 so ended up seconding both pitches. Nice route mind.

Sophie Nunn 04/Oct/09 2nd
metal arms 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

In single run out

clipskipper 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Ed Babington
Hidden 19/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
henbot 04/Jul/09 2nd dog
with Ben Bradford
feilx 20/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Angus
dickie01 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Did it as a three, I led the second pitch, nice route second pitch definately the harder of the two.

with Joe Heaseman
feilx 01/Feb/09 AltLd rpt
with Crazy Tom
Hidden ??/2009 -
mutt ??/2009 -
with Naomi Moran
DDDD ??/2009 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

P1 + Alt Leads with AlexD 16/05/14 (P2). In oner with Eddy 5/11/16

with Harry
Hidden 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
haydng ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rob
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
dan gibson 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with eddie church
Ramon Marin 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Salomon Fernandez
Hidden ??/2006 -
pezzerrr 06/Feb/05 Lead O/S

in one pich

feilx ??/2005 -
cem 19/Jun/04 AltLd O/S

Led p1

Rock Fairy ?/Jun/02 2nd
with david
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 AltLd
craig h 25/May/99 AltLd O/S
with Glen S
duncan 23/Mar/96 Lead O/S
with Dan Donovan
William Robertson ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
steve taylor ?/Apr/91 AltLd
with Ket
Hidden ?/Nov/90 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/1990 -
DDDD ??/1986 Lead O/S
Brian Wilderspin 29/Dec/85 -
with Steve Gough
Nigel Coe 09/May/82 AltLd
with Tim Dunsby
Chris Terrey ?/Jun/81 2nd
with Mike Morrison
Dave Musgrove 22/Feb/81 AltLd
with Mike Butler
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