30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A worthwhile and enjoyable climb that is in the main well protected and on good holds. Start on the right-hand side of the big undercut buttress.
1) 4b, 15m. Climb the corner on the right and traverse left to gain the front of the buttress. Two cracks lead to the fault-line and a good ledge (large nut belay).
2) 4a, 15m. Climb up for 5m then move right to climb a corner to finish. The final half of this pitch is on less than perfect rock. © Rockfax

FA. I.Howell, A.Hartley, A.Rowe 16/Jun/1964

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, Orange Spot Swanage.

Norman_P_W 15/Dec/17 AltLd
with Bob M
Bob M 15/Dec/17 AltLd
chris cockbain 14/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/17 AltLd
NeilHowarth 17/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Rich Stevens
Toni Climber 17/Sep/17 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch

with Chris J
Bob M 04/Aug/17 AltLd
with Nick Foot
ClimbingAlex 20/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Edd
Ewa Koc 10/Jun/17 -
with Kacper
Ed Hastings 08/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Joe Wolfensohn
Philoosh 21/May/17 2nd O/S
Fatclimber 21/May/17 AltLd O/S

P1 up to pinacle at front of buttress.

Hidden 22/Apr/17 AltLd rpt
Bob M 10/Apr/17 AltLd
with Ket
Hidden 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
steuk92 03/Apr/17 2nd

Great route, great weather and Dave got to try out his new stickies!

BarrySW19 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Tried to lead the first pitch but confidence still shaken by falls from Lightning Wall and couldn't commit to the tricky move onto the traverse wall. Finally worked the move out seconding which was a pretty easy full body bridge. Crux move to the break on the face was hard for the grade - wondering if we got the route right. Led the 2nd pitch OK, which helped get a bit of confidence back.

with Jon
SenzuBean 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

I led P1. First move to access the corner was unexpectedly tricky. The traverse to around the arete was good fun. Found the final moves of P1 quite tricky for the grade. Felt harder than 4b. Really enjoyed the last pitch - takes in some great exposure with good holds and feet.

with Barry
alaster tonge 11/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Thomas
AJM 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Geoffers 04/Sep/16 AltLd rpt
with Mark
Hidden 04/Sep/16 AltLd
matteo_8 31/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
mattprince 24/Aug/16 Lead
with Josh Rigby
peg 13/Aug/16 AltLd
hfotheri 13/Aug/16 AltLd
with simon
Hidden 27/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Bob M 25/May/16 AltLd
with Harry Cripps
w-watson 07/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Jan Hofheiz 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Mike wilson, Emma
Martin Bagshaw 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Escape route as the bottom of Thunderball was wet and slightly wave washed.

with Rafal Malczyk
Rafal Malczyk 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Martin Bagshaw
cdpuk 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Led p1

Hidden 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Toni Climber ??/2016 AltLd

Led first pitch

with JK
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Jpinnegor 28/Sep/15 Lead
mikehenesy 27/Sep/15 2nd β

A bit of an exercise in how to jam a rope and crappy swanage top outs - it ain't over till it's over.

with jack
roberts1234567890 30/Aug/15 AltLd
with Paul Taylor
Monkey_Alan 30/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
Trace 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch and took a harder, higher line :/ Tidy climbing up to a big belay ledge.

Julian Prieto 09/Aug/15 Lead rpt
LJC 07/Aug/15 AltLd rpt


with Marion
jacko120 05/Aug/15 AltLd

lead Pitch 2

sonic46 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Well what a great first pitch, coming up around the corner to be dived upon by a ferocious (huge) seagull. down climbed back to a ledge (of sorts) to see Mikey laughing his head off while, I continued to get bombarded by the gull. Love the adventures of Swanage :)

mikehenesy 04/Jul/15 AltLd β

Sonia not been out for a while. Sonia led first pitch of bottomless b and got attacked by a sea gull. I did second and got a bit freaked out, ok a bit nervous then. Took me an age to find the route and I've done it a dozen times, what's going on with my head!

with Sonia
will_benfold 04/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Jody Palmer
Steve_T_Taylor 10/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with louise kennedy
Hidden 10/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Buccaneerbilly 06/Jun/15 AltLd

Laughed for ages as Chris was being attacked by the seagulls protecting their chicks at the top of the first pitch. Buggers then attacked me as I started the second pitch. Good route first alternate lead.

with Chris Lodge
cols1982 10/May/15 AltLd O/S

My first HS lead :) Left the harder first pitch to Tim - but will go back to do the whole thing as it was lovely!

mattprince 08/Apr/15 AltLd
with David Holmes-Evans
Stroppy 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Sam Husband 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

I think I've done a fair few easier VS's when the situation and sandiness are both considered.

with Ed
Russell Lovett ??/2015 Lead O/S

Cant remember date climbed. Early 1980,s.

with Tim Freeman
Hidden 02/Oct/14 2nd β
Anna Maykova 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Ian MK 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Anna
mikehenesy 12/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

An attempt to improve Phils opinion of Swanage - think I succeeded. He lead the first and I scampered up the second, always a treat - great position.

with Phil Blight
Helen Gibson 01/Aug/14 Lead rpt

nice way out!

with Al Palmer
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 14/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 14/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
Monkey_Alan 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
Bob M 01/Jun/14 Lead
with Marta Adamus
clarendon ?/Jun/14 2nd
Andy Chubb 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

Great route, stunning positions. Worth VS I'd say, not in terms of difficulty but given it's in the Ruckle and has a slightly dodgy top out

with Nick Gregory
Nexonen 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Andy J
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead rpt
andycash 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with chris day
MDR61 04/May/14 Lead rpt

Tried to find Jo but couldn't - so did this again

ciderspider 04/May/14 2nd rpt
Matt Smith 22/Apr/14 Lead O/S

First pitch and a half is lively then the typical ruckle top out kicks in, not helped by drizzle.

hp8g12 22/Apr/14 2nd
TiffTiff 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Joe Sergeant
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
sonic46 13/Apr/14 AltLd
with Lee Mercer
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
topsyturvy 12/Apr/14 Lead
with Mike P
clarendon 12/Apr/14 2nd
with Tris
joedoherty 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Anna Gibson
elfka 10/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Joe Doherty
Hidden 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
duncan 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/14 Lead rpt
Dave Pen ??/2014 Lead

Exciting abseil, good pro, brilliant first pitch. chance to enjoy the veiw on the second pitch!

Hidden ??/2014 -
CurlyStevo ?/Nov/13 Lead

good climb, but not too keen on the mud bank top out! Lead all pitches

with Rob
poeter210 06/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Lynn
Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
tev 29/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

p1 — Andy, p2 — me

with Andy
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead
Hamish777 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I lead P1, Andrea P2. Lots of bird poo on the ledge.

with Andrea
DaveGarrity 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Got the chance to go back and lead it. Fair play to Mike, he climbed it in his approach shoes!

mikehenesy 28/Aug/13 2nd
andrea83 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1.

with Hamish
LozM 04/Aug/13 AltLd

led P1

with Mark J
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
DaveGarrity 06/Jul/13 2nd

Heat was absurd that day, stickies felt like they were melting. Really nice route.

with Matt, Tom Stanford
Mattzx6r ?/Jul/13 Lead rpt
wi11 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S


with Mat
Monkey_Alan 02/Jun/13 2nd rpt
joshchalke 02/Jun/13 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch

froglette 21/Apr/13 2nd
leglesslizard 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Nexonen 20/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
with Sophie, Floris
Peter Lovell 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
jezb1 19/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
matt.jj ??/2013 AltLd
Dave Mahon ??/2013 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable. If HS is your limit, pitch one may feel a little committing.

Hidden ??/2013 -
mikehenesy 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Rapid ascent to avoid the dark after having abbed off from the first belay of Aventura. Made it, Ewen only just beaten by the setting sun. Cold at the top.

with Ewan
ciderspider 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch

MDR61 27/Oct/12 AltLd rpt

Lead pitch 1 this time - very short crux moves to belay ledge.

MontyH 08/Sep/12 AltLd
with Kate, pete frost
mikehenesy 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Sent Tim up the first pitch I did the second. Ewan really enjoyed the second pitch.

with Tim Johns
eroica64 06/Sep/12 Lead

Solid 4b at top of first pitch. Worth a star.

with Audrey Morrison
Rob Laird 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
mr random 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
cpoad 21/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Did first pitch

with Neil C
Monkey_Alan 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with James Bridger, Pippa Gillingham
pippa_g 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S

first route at Boulder Ruckle, very enjoyable, crux looked harder than it was

Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
Headjamm 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Geoff
Geoffers 28/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
with Lauren, Tim
gilmourheid 01/Jul/12 AltLd
with Steve27
Hidden 01/Jul/12 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 01/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

Led P2.

lukerathmell ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Nick, steve, Rachel Bennett
ben.richards 19/Jun/12 Lead rpt
theocelano 19/Jun/12 2nd O/S
hector 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Julian Prieto 06/May/12 AltLd rpt

Led P1

with Hector Prieto, Andy Combes, Ollie Dorrell
pezzerrr 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
Bob M 19/Feb/12 -
Norman_P_W 19/Feb/12 -
with Bob M
Ian JL ??/2012 -
Hidden 13/Nov/11 2nd
Hidden 13/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
LJC 15/Oct/11 AltLd rpt
Monkey_Alan 09/Oct/11 AltLd rpt
with Jeremy, Viskii Chicu
Hidden 09/Oct/11 AltLd rpt
tev 09/Oct/11 AltLd β
with Tom S
tomshanti 09/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

me p1,thomas p2.nice position!crux just before belay in fault

ChrisBrooke 08/Oct/11 2nd
with Matt Swain, John Inkpen
maresia 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Led the whole lot and had to suffer the hideous top out. Bottom pitch is the best with all the holds beng where you want them. Chose to add an additional belay by the initial pedestal to avoid drag as we were on a single rope.

with Billy
Shonkhor 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Ben
jcook1980 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Katy Jeans
Pete Scott 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Jimbo
Hidden 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
MDR61 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
mariannekhoo 07/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch, Sonya led the second. I got the better end of the deal, lovely pitch with great exposure and good gear. Chossy top out. When you're in the corner there's an overhung block that's only held in place by mud. Got a shower of pebbles in my face when the rope was being pulled up.

with Sonya Crowe
Fiona McFarlane ?/Aug/11 AltLd

I led first pitch

Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
tobydunford 15/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Kirsty Kerr, Shona Hamner
Shona H 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
colkurtz 01/Jul/11 2nd
with Robb
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Lead
LukeyG ?/Jul/11 Lead
with C-nunez
recon ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with benny b
Dieter Z ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with benny
djking1983 27/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
leonjones 14/Jun/11 AltLd

Me P1, Roy P2

with Roy Smith
Nexonen 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jake
Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
norb ?/Jun/11 2nd
MarkRyder 28/May/11 AltLd O/S

The top pitch of this has around 5m of pleasant climbing above the break, after that it is very loose and dirty.

with James P
jamespilgrim 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Bob M 25/May/11 AltLd
matt.jj 21/May/11 AltLd O/S

Very nice route, more than 1 star. Nice if tired! Lead 2nd pitch.

Hidden 21/May/11 2nd
The Ivanator 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Good first pitch and a half, nice technical layback crack to reach the belay ledge. Dirty loose looking top out.

with Stewart
dickie01 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Julian King
Hidden 11/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 11/May/11 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 08/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Rockfax topo shows the traverse line being higher than it actually is. Went too high as a consequence and had to downclimb a little. Quality first pitch. Felt high end 4b. Second pitch a lot easier but dirty once at the corner. First Ruckle route - will be back!

with Daniel
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
Rhys Jones 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with CalshotDave
LozM 09/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P2

with Mark J
LJC 09/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd
nick hawkins 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Led p2

with steve
ben.richards 09/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd
ben.richards 26/Mar/11 AltLd rpt

Climbed with rucksacks full of gear in training for Dolomites this summer, even took the Jetboil for a quick coffee on the belay ledge!

LJC 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Pitch 1. Ben lead p2. Climbed with our rucksacks for some Alpine training which made some of the balency moves on the face of p1 a little tenuous!

Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 19/Mar/11 AltLd rpt

Led P2

Stewart Armstrong ??/2011 -
with Ivan Bicknell
LukeyG 24/Nov/10 AltLd

Tough move gettting upto the big ledge

leonjones 10/Oct/10 AltLd

Andre P1, Me P2

Bob M 06/Oct/10 AltLd
gibsond 19/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Took a fall on the second pitch below the roof when the block I pulled on can away in my hand!!! (Got to love the Ruckle). As a result I sliced the top off my finger, hit the ledge and had to start the pitch again.

PilarMartinez 19/Sep/10 AltLd
with gibsond
fragglerock 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

1st pitch: JL led, DL 2nd, DJ 3rd 2nd pitch: DJ led, DL 2nd, JL 3rd

with Duncan Johnstone, Jon Lumb
climbtim 08/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
mikehenesy 07/Aug/10 AltLd rpt


with Stuart Fletcher
jezb1 03/Aug/10 Lead

Ld both pitches

risby 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch; up corner, traverse diagonally up left, round arete into wind, up crack to crux just before ample ledge.

leonjones 01/Aug/10 AltLd

Ris P1, Me P2

Andre Clarke 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

with Alan
Monkey_Alan 01/Aug/10 AltLd rpt

Led P2.

Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
ben.richards 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S

First trip to the Ruckle after two failed attempts (one due to weather, the other due to an less-than-encouraging word from a fellow climber moments before abseiling "OOH, the Ruckle, better have your prussiks ready!" - thanks a lot buddy!) Anyway - really fun climb, great holds, good gear, interesting rock formations too! I'll certainly be back for more!!!!

smolders 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
rd20 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S


with Martin
Ceridwen 20/Jul/10 AltLd rpt
with Andy
Calder 07/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
LJC ?/Jul/10 2nd β
mikehenesy 19/May/10 Lead O/S

Laurel and Hardy go climbing. Oh dear, stuck gear, more stuck gear, too wierdly windy to hear each other, more stuck gear, cods freezing off etc etc. But despite all that it was a good fun climb all the same. So when does it get warmer?

with Ian Holloway
Skullfire 09/May/10 2nd O/S

Nice climb to warm up on.

with Mike McKenna
dickie01 09/May/10 AltLd rpt

3rd time

with Joe Heasman
Ben Sidsaph 05/May/10 AltLd O/S

tom lead the first pitch me the second

with Kate Bolton, Tom Norton
KateBolton 05/May/10 2nd

Climbed with Tom and Ben. First multi-pitch with a big ledge for the belay point.

andyfeds 03/May/10 Lead rpt
with Ed W
Tommy Harris ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with phillip belcher
markfromstoke 18/Apr/10 AltLd
with Ian
ian d f 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark
jezb1 18/Apr/10 AltLd

P2 this time

Max Streeton 11/Apr/10 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 11/Apr/10 AltLd rpt

Led 1st pitch

with Cat Tabbner, Max Streeton
Des J 14/Mar/10 Lead rpt

led both pitches

with Mark James, Thomas Vaughan
tev 14/Mar/10 2nd
with Mark J, Des
Hidden ??/2010 -
cayteye 12/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

i led pitch two 4a

with Brian Mead
Geoffers 02/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Richard Morgan 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Helen Gibson 07/Sep/09 AltLd

awful conditions!

Dunx 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Joe M
joeym 30/Aug/09 2nd
jezb1 12/Aug/09 AltLd

Ld P1. Not as good as I had hoped but ok.

nick hawkins 12/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2

with peter
Des J 09/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Led both pitches, Colin 2nd, Mark 3rd

with Mark James, Colin Cook
tavarua 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Sarah, Des
Des J 08/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

me p1, Matt p2, Sarah 2nd both pitches

with Sarah Ramplin, Matt Burke
Monkey_Alan 08/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

Lead 1st pitch

with Karl, Stella Moggs
Tommy Harris ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Des J 19/Jul/09 AltLd rpt

P1 Leon, P2 me. last half of 2nd pitch was dirty and loose.

leonjones 19/Jul/09 AltLd
Different Steve 10/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Clare
leonjones 04/Jul/09 AltLd
Des J 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

P1 me, P2 Leon

uncontrollable 27/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
with Alan B
Monkey_Alan 27/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

Lead 2nd Pitch

MontyH 03/Jun/09 AltLd

Pete took the second pitch

with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Elliot King LC&CC ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
garywong 09/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch.

mattkemp70 ?/May/09 AltLd
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
jamie ward 05/Apr/09 AltLd
with Marcus Harvey
Julian Prieto 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Andy Combes
Ceridwen 22/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Lead the pitch I climbed in the dark yesterday and reclaimed a No5 hex that I couldn't retrieve in the dark, excellent route, even better in daylight!

with Andy Mosienko
Ceridwen 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

It got dark while we were still only half way up, we had one head torch between us.. luckily! I ended up seconding the top pitch in total darkness, unable to see my feet! The leader sent the head torch down, so when I climbing up as far as the last piece of gear I could see!! Very exciting, apt for first boulder ruckle experience!

with Ed & Nils
uncontrollable 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S

roped solo

Ed Westwood 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Steven Andrews 28/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Simon Goldman
@ndy 28/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
cmsg 22/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Luke Gannarelli
Hidden 21/Feb/09 AltLd rpt
mick1jones 04/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
hrgcb ??/2009 -
with Joe Prinold
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
MontyH 11/Oct/08 Lead
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Hidden 08/Oct/08 2nd
dickie01 ?/Oct/08 AltLd

nice climb!

with Joe Heaseman
Scott McRae 28/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

At last an easy, enjoyable route. Fine positions and exposure for the grade.

with Tim Gledhill
Max Streeton 21/Sep/08 Lead
Monkey_Alan 21/Sep/08 2nd
trev_f 22/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Ed
Ed Babs 22/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Trevor
davenev ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with luke
mikehenesy 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Chris Lodge
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Bob M 20/Jul/08 Lead
with Pam Jolliffe
Mr Tickle 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with davenev
MontyH ?/Jul/08 Lead
with Paul Milton
Hidden 11/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 04/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Clee 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with John
Gareth ?/Sep/07 AltLd rpt
lazza ?/Sep/07 Lead

lead first pitch

with Gareth
Hidden 04/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
MontyH 11/Jul/07 Lead rpt

felt harder than last time? led both pitches.

with pete frost
vet 08/Jul/07 Lead

Lead first pitch

with Helen
TimPerkin 06/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Dave Gale
RocknRoll ?/May/07 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. We abseiled in to boulder ruckle for the first time on my second day ever at Swanage and my first trip on trad in a year. We watched as a young muscle bound lad struggled on the crux getting onto the platform for the belay at the break and thought about prussiking back out. Decided to try the climb though and wasn't as bad as it looked.

with Peter Rolph
Hidden 21/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Sylvi 17/Mar/07 AltLd

Damp start until around the corner. A lot of rope drag so Si belayed before ledge, I led through to the top.

with Simon
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
mike.moss ??/2007 Lead O/S
kevinknights 12/Nov/06 2nd O/S

thin before the 1st belay!

with Lee
clipskipper 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Last section of the first pitch is trickier than you might expect for the grade.

with Kevin Knight
Bob M 08/Oct/06 AltLd
with Dave Slade, Carolyn Lyness
kristofferalpsjo ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Toby Kluth
Ybot Htulk ?/Sep/06 AltLd rpt
with Kristoffer
ChrisBrooke 20/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
featuresforfeet 20/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Patrick
MontyH 19/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

great 1st pitch, dirty 2nd 1/2 of 2nd pitch.

with Brian
winter_burn 10/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Bob M 09/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Ybot Htulk ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with Pete
Abi Chard ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Gareth 05/Mar/06 AltLd
with Andrew
feeko ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Piers Harley 22/Dec/05 AltLd β

repeat ascent

with Simon Clark
Piers Harley 07/Dec/05 AltLd β
with Paul Winder
Hidden ?/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Bob M 24/Aug/05 AltLd
with Stewart Walker
Outdoorfun37 12/Apr/05 2nd
with Paul Chidel
Bob M 15/Feb/05 -
feilx ??/2005 -
Ed Causton ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 21/Sep/03 Lead O/S
colin milton 14/Sep/03 Lead
with Dave V
Bob M 02/Sep/03 AltLd
with Adriennne Adlington, Ian Clifford
cliffy ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Bob Mott, Adrienne Adlington
Bob M 21/Jul/02 AltLd
Steve Webster 07/Jul/02 AltLd
Adrian Daniels 07/Jul/02 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jan/02 AltLd
Jim Walton ??/2002 -
with Matthew Stammers
Hidden 30/Jun/01 AltLd
aged_ape ?/May/01 Lead O/S
with Rob B
andybenham ??/2001 -
climbtim ?/Nov/00 AltLd
with ghost
climbtim ?/Nov/00 AltLd
with ghost
Bob M 04/Jun/00 AltLd
with Jill Stevens
Bob M 16/Jan/00 TR
with Ray Hible
brian watson ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Bob M 23/May/99 -
with Paul Crowsley
andyfeds 13/Apr/97 Lead
with Shep
Didymus 09/May/93 Lead O/S


with Chris
Nigel Coe 18/Apr/93 Lead
sdht ??/1993 -
Nigel Coe ??/1990 Solo

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MoWalker3 11/Jun/89 AltLd
with Joe
Nigel Coe ?/Oct/85 AltLd

Found a turd on the faultline ledge. Climbed pitch 2 quickly!

with Hub Cunningham
Nigel Coe ??/1976 2nd

First route in the Ruckle, with 2 guys from the Swanage Climbing Club hut.

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