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

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WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, Orange Spot Swanage, Boulder Ruckle top six achievable climbs - Single days worth?

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Fidget 12 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: This was my first route at the Ruckle and I really enjoyed it. I led the first pitch, and was emitting some strange noises when I got cramp bridging the first move! The move off the belay was fairly tough too, we went slightly left onto the face (same as SLW?), not sure if that's correct.
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βeta: This was my first route at the Ruckle and I really enjoyed it. I led the first pitch, and was emitting some strange noises when I got cramp bridging the first move! The move off the belay was fairly tough too, we went slightly left onto the face (same as SLW?), not sure if that's correct.
Ewan 7 Oct, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Not a bad route. The climbing is technically easy and well protected. The second pitch was very loose and dusty....almost worth a little bag symbol...?
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βeta: Not a bad route. The climbing is technically easy and well protected. The second pitch was very loose and dusty....almost worth a little bag symbol...?
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
annakh 4 Aug AltLd O/S
camara_p 4 Aug AltLd
with annakh
with annakh
dobby 200 29 Jul Lead O/S I led both pitches, James' first Ruckle experience.
with James
I led both pitches, James' first Ruckle experience.
with James
Gareth 21 Jul AltLd rpt P2
P2
montymoo 21 Jul AltLd O/S
with Gareth
with Gareth
Bob M 30 May AltLd
with Ket
with Ket
Rgledable 7 Apr AltLd O/S P2.
with Lottie
P2.
with Lottie
Hidden 30 Mar Lead O/S
AngeCurtis 30 Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Mar Lead
motoole 31 Jan -
Bob M 28 Jan AltLd Have done this route about 40 times but always a pleasure to be in the Ruckle on a sunny winter day.
Have done this route about 40 times but always a pleasure to be in the Ruckle on a sunny winter day.
elliesheagraff 27 Dec, 2018 2nd Last pitch has a crappy ending
Last pitch has a crappy ending
StormShadow 17 Sep, 2018 Lead Enjoyed the climb. Little tricker than I thought to get out of the corner on P1 then all good. P2 was nice and easy, though with one rope and really caused myself rope drag on this one somehow.
with Ariel
Enjoyed the climb. Little tricker than I thought to get out of the corner on P1 then all good. P2 was nice and easy, though with one rope and really caused myself rope drag on this one somehow.
with Ariel
Jonno30 16 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Good warm up, decent gear up until the end.
with Mat O'Toole
Good warm up, decent gear up until the end.
with Mat O'Toole
katiep 15 Sep, 2018 AltLd Led P1, nice looking route, but a tad dusty
with Joe W-O
Led P1, nice looking route, but a tad dusty
with Joe W-O
Ned 9 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Lead first pitch
Lead first pitch
Dorsetscrambler 25 Aug, 2018 2nd rpt
EdC 14 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Multi-pitch Training - Simulated lead P2
with Rhiannon, Tim
Multi-pitch Training - Simulated lead P2
with Rhiannon, Tim
ritzyrhiannon 14 Jul, 2018 2nd
Dorsetscrambler 7 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 7 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
LucaC 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt P1.
with Bede
P1.
with Bede
Ryan Hill 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
mikehenesy 4 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt An easy one to finish on. Today we did an HVS, VS and HS, Tom reckons he couldn't see much difference between them, that's Swanage eh.
with Tom Boeux
An easy one to finish on. Today we did an HVS, VS and HS, Tom reckons he couldn't see much difference between them, that's Swanage eh.
with Tom Boeux
Bob M 24 May, 2018 Lead
with Dave Kyle
with Dave Kyle
EllieWoods 19 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Dorsetscrambler 19 May, 2018 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 19 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
curious.gnome 28 Apr, 2018 2nd Second multi-pitch ever, lots of fun. Nice corner
Second multi-pitch ever, lots of fun. Nice corner
elfka 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd rpt Led 2nd pitch.
Led 2nd pitch.
tbm 28 Jan, 2018 Lead β
with Tom
with Tom
Norman_P_W 15 Dec, 2017 AltLd
with Bob M
with Bob M
Bob M 15 Dec, 2017 AltLd
chris cockbain 14 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
Tom Draude 14 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Oct, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Toni Climber 17 Sep, 2017 AltLd Led 2nd pitch
with Chris J
Led 2nd pitch
with Chris J
Hidden 4 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Bob M 4 Aug, 2017 AltLd
ClimbingAlex 20 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Ewa Koc 10 Jun, 2017 -
with Kacper
with Kacper
Ed Hastings 8 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Joe Wolfensohn
with Joe Wolfensohn
Hidden 21 May, 2017 AltLd
Philoosh 21 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Fatclimber 21 May, 2017 AltLd O/S P1 up to pinacle at front of buttress.
with Deako
P1 up to pinacle at front of buttress.
with Deako
Hidden 22 Apr, 2017 AltLd rpt
Bob M 10 Apr, 2017 AltLd
with Ket
with Ket
Will Beaumont 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
steuk92 3 Apr, 2017 2nd Great route, great weather and Dave got to try out his new stickies!
Great route, great weather and Dave got to try out his new stickies!
BarrySW19 2 Oct, 2016 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.
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.
SenzuBean 2 Oct, 2016 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
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, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Thomas
with Thomas
AJM 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with AllyBee
with AllyBee
Geoffers 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Mark
with Mark
Hidden 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd
matteo_8 31 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
mattprince 24 Aug, 2016 Lead
with Josh Rigby
with Josh Rigby
peg 13 Aug, 2016 AltLd
hfotheri 13 Aug, 2016 AltLd
with simon
with simon
Hidden 27 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Bob M 25 May, 2016 AltLd
with Harry Cripps
with Harry Cripps
w-watson 7 May, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
Jan Hofheiz 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Mike wilson, Emma
with Mike wilson, Emma
Martin Bagshaw 2 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Escape route as the bottom of Thunderball was wet and slightly wave washed.
with Rafal Malczyk
Escape route as the bottom of Thunderball was wet and slightly wave washed.
with Rafal Malczyk
Rafal Malczyk 2 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
with Martin Bagshaw
with Martin Bagshaw
cdpuk 16 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Led p1
Led p1
Hidden 16 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
Toni Climber ??, 2016 AltLd Led first pitch
with JK
Led first pitch
with JK
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
Jpinnegor 28 Sep, 2015 Lead
mikehenesy 27 Sep, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd
with Paul Taylor
with Paul Taylor
Monkey_Alan 30 Aug, 2015 AltLd rpt
with Trace
with Trace
Trace 30 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Lead the first pitch and took a harder, higher line :/ Tidy climbing up to a big belay ledge.
Lead the first pitch and took a harder, higher line :/ Tidy climbing up to a big belay ledge.
Julian Prieto 9 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
with hector
with hector
LucaC 7 Aug, 2015 AltLd rpt P1
with Marion
P1
with Marion
jacko120 5 Aug, 2015 AltLd lead Pitch 2
lead Pitch 2
sonic46 5 Jul, 2015 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 :)
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 4 Jul, 2015 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
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 4 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P2
with Jody Palmer
Led P2
with Jody Palmer
Steve_T_Taylor 10 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with louise kennedy
with louise kennedy
Hidden 10 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Buccaneerbilly 6 Jun, 2015 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
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, 2015 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!
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 8 Apr, 2015 AltLd
with David Holmes-Evans
with David Holmes-Evans
Stroppy 5 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
Sam Husband 5 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S I think I've done a fair few easier VS's when the situation and sandiness are both considered.
with Stroppy
I think I've done a fair few easier VS's when the situation and sandiness are both considered.
with Stroppy
Russell Lovett ??, 2015 Lead O/S Cant remember date climbed. Early 1980,s.
with Tim Freeman
Cant remember date climbed. Early 1980,s.
with Tim Freeman
Hidden 2 Oct, 2014 2nd β
Anna Maykova 21 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ian MK
with Ian MK
Ian MK 21 Sep, 2014 2nd
mikehenesy 12 Aug, 2014 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
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 1 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt nice way out!
with Al Palmer
nice way out!
with Al Palmer
Hidden ?Aug, 2014 Lead
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt
Hidden 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt
Viorel Chicu 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt 1st pitch
1st pitch
Monkey_Alan 1 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
Bob M 1 Jun, 2014 Lead
with Marta Adamus
with Marta Adamus
clarendon ?Jun, 2014 2nd
Andy Chubb 31 May, 2014 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
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, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Sophie
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 18 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Andy J
with Andy J
Hidden 14 May, 2014 Lead rpt
andycash 5 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with chris day
with chris day
Ciderslider 4 May, 2014 Lead rpt Tried to find Jo but couldn't - so did this again
Tried to find Jo but couldn't - so did this again
ciderspider 4 May, 2014 2nd rpt
Matt Smith 22 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S First pitch and a half is lively then the typical ruckle top out kicks in, not helped by drizzle.
with hp8g12
First pitch and a half is lively then the typical ruckle top out kicks in, not helped by drizzle.
with hp8g12
hp8g12 22 Apr, 2014 2nd
TiffTiff 13 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Joe Sergeant
with Joe Sergeant
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
sonic46 13 Apr, 2014 AltLd
with Lee Mercer
with Lee Mercer
Viorel Chicu 13 Apr, 2014 Lead rpt
with Dave Gronow
with Dave Gronow
topsyturvy 12 Apr, 2014 Lead
clarendon 12 Apr, 2014 2nd
joedoherty 11 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Anna Gibson
with Anna Gibson
elfka 10 Apr, 2014 Lead rpt
with Joe Doherty
with Joe Doherty
Hidden 23 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
duncan 23 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Feb, 2014 Lead rpt
Dave Pen ??, 2014 Lead Exciting abseil, good pro, brilliant first pitch. chance to enjoy the veiw on the second pitch!
Exciting abseil, good pro, brilliant first pitch. chance to enjoy the veiw on the second pitch!
Hidden ??, 2014 -
CurlyStevo ?Nov, 2013 Lead good climb, but not too keen on the mud bank top out! Lead all pitches
with Rob
good climb, but not too keen on the mud bank top out! Lead all pitches
with Rob
poeter210 6 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Lynn
with Lynn
Hidden 29 Sep, 2013 AltLd rpt
Hidden 29 Sep, 2013 AltLd rpt
Hidden 2 Sep, 2013 Lead
Hamish777 28 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S I lead P1, Andrea P2. Lots of bird poo on the ledge.
I lead P1, Andrea P2. Lots of bird poo on the ledge.
DaveGarrity 28 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Got the chance to go back and lead it. Fair play to Mike, he climbed it in his approach shoes!
Got the chance to go back and lead it. Fair play to Mike, he climbed it in his approach shoes!
mikehenesy 28 Aug, 2013 2nd
andrea83 28 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead P1.
Lead P1.
LozM 4 Aug, 2013 AltLd led P1
with Mark J
led P1
with Mark J
Hidden 7 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
DaveGarrity 6 Jul, 2013 2nd Heat was absurd that day, stickies felt like they were melting. Really nice route.
with Matt, Tom Stanford
Heat was absurd that day, stickies felt like they were melting. Really nice route.
with Matt, Tom Stanford
Mattzx6r ?Jul, 2013 Lead rpt
wi11 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S P1
with Mat
P1
with Mat
Monkey_Alan 2 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt
joshchalke 2 Jun, 2013 AltLd Lead 1st pitch
Lead 1st pitch
froglette 21 Apr, 2013 2nd
leglesslizard 20 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Nexonen 20 Apr, 2013 AltLd rpt
with Sophie, Floris
with Sophie, Floris
Peter Lovell 20 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
jezb1 19 Apr, 2013 Lead
Hidden 19 Apr, 2013 2nd
Hidden 16 Feb, 2013 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.
with matt.jj
Enjoyable. If HS is your limit, pitch one may feel a little committing.
with matt.jj
Hidden ??, 2013 -
mikehenesy 8 Dec, 2012 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
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, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead 2nd pitch
Lead 2nd pitch
Ciderslider 27 Oct, 2012 AltLd rpt Lead pitch 1 this time - very short crux moves to belay ledge.
Lead pitch 1 this time - very short crux moves to belay ledge.
MontyH 8 Sep, 2012 AltLd
with Kate, pete frost
with Kate, pete frost
mikehenesy 8 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Sent Tim up the first pitch I did the second. Ewan really enjoyed the second pitch.
with Tim Johns
Sent Tim up the first pitch I did the second. Ewan really enjoyed the second pitch.
with Tim Johns
eroica64 6 Sep, 2012 Lead Solid 4b at top of first pitch. Worth a star.
with Audrey Morrison
Solid 4b at top of first pitch. Worth a star.
with Audrey Morrison
Rob Laird 26 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
mr random 26 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
cpoad 21 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Did first pitch
with Neil C
Did first pitch
with Neil C
Monkey_Alan 12 Aug, 2012 Lead rpt
with James Bridger, pippa_g
with James Bridger, pippa_g
pippa_g 12 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S first route at Boulder Ruckle, very enjoyable, crux looked harder than it was
first route at Boulder Ruckle, very enjoyable, crux looked harder than it was
Hidden 11 Aug, 2012 2nd
Headjamm 28 Jul, 2012 2nd
Geoffers 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd rpt
with Lauren, Tim
with Lauren, Tim
gilmourheid 1 Jul, 2012 AltLd
with Steve27
with Steve27
Hidden 1 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 1 Jul, 2012 AltLd rpt Led P2.
Led P2.
lukerathmell ?Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with Nick, Steve27, Rachel Bennett
with Nick, Steve27, Rachel Bennett
ben.richards 19 Jun, 2012 Lead rpt
theocelano 19 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
hector 6 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Julian Prieto 6 May, 2012 AltLd rpt Led P1
with hector, Andy Combes, Ollie Dorrell
Led P1
with hector, Andy Combes, Ollie Dorrell
pezzerrr 7 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Mar, 2012 2nd
Bob M 19 Feb, 2012 -
Norman_P_W 19 Feb, 2012 -
with Bob M
with Bob M
Ian JL ??, 2012 -
Hidden 13 Nov, 2011 2nd
Hidden 13 Nov, 2011 AltLd O/S
LucaC 15 Oct, 2011 AltLd rpt
Monkey_Alan 9 Oct, 2011 AltLd rpt
with Jeremy, Viorel Chicu
with Jeremy, Viorel Chicu
Viorel Chicu 9 Oct, 2011 AltLd rpt led 2nd pitch
with Jeremy, Monkey_Alan
led 2nd pitch
with Jeremy, Monkey_Alan
Hidden 9 Oct, 2011 AltLd β
tomshanti 9 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S me p1,thomas p2.nice position!crux just before belay in fault
with tev
me p1,thomas p2.nice position!crux just before belay in fault
with tev
ChrisBrooke 8 Oct, 2011 2nd
with Matt Swain, John Inkpen
with Matt Swain, John Inkpen
maresia 30 Sep, 2011 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.
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.
Shonkhor 30 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
with maresia
with maresia
jcook1980 2 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Katy Jeans
with Katy Jeans
Pete Scott 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
with JIMBO
with JIMBO
Hidden 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Ciderslider 10 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
with PGD
with PGD
Bruise Apprentice 7 Aug, 2011 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
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
Fiona McFarlane ?Aug, 2011 AltLd I led first pitch
I led first pitch
Hidden 24 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
tobydunford 15 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
with Kirsty Kerr, Shona Hamner
with Kirsty Kerr, Shona Hamner
Shona H 2 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
colkurtz 1 Jul, 2011 2nd
with Robb
with Robb
Hidden 1 Jul, 2011 Lead
LukeyG ?Jul, 2011 Lead
with C-nunez
with C-nunez
recon ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with benny b
with benny b
Dieter Z ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with benny b
with benny b
djking1983 27 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Steve Knaggs
with Steve Knaggs
leonjones 14 Jun, 2011 AltLd Me P1, Roy P2
with Roy Smith
Me P1, Roy P2
with Roy Smith
Nexonen 4 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jake
with Jake
Hidden ?Jun, 2011 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
norb ?Jun, 2011 2nd
MarkRyder 28 May, 2011 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.
The top pitch of this has around 5m of pleasant climbing above the break, after that it is very loose and dirty.
jamespilgrim 27 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
Bob M 25 May, 2011 AltLd
with riggy
with riggy
matt.jj 21 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Very nice route, more than 1 star. Nice if tired! Lead 2nd pitch.
Very nice route, more than 1 star. Nice if tired! Lead 2nd pitch.
Hidden 21 May, 2011 2nd
The Ivanator 21 May, 2011 Lead O/S Good first pitch and a half, nice technical layback crack to reach the belay ledge. Dirty loose looking top out.
Good first pitch and a half, nice technical layback crack to reach the belay ledge. Dirty loose looking top out.
dickie01 14 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Julian King
with Julian King
Hidden 11 May, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 11 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 8 May, 2011 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 danimal
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 danimal
Hidden 30 Apr, 2011 AltLd rpt
Rhys Jones 22 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
with CalshotDave
with CalshotDave
LozM 9 Apr, 2011 AltLd Led P2
with Mark J
Led P2
with Mark J
LucaC 9 Apr, 2011 AltLd rpt
Hidden 9 Apr, 2011 AltLd
nick hawkins 9 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Led p2
with steve
Led p2
with steve
ben.richards 9 Apr, 2011 AltLd rpt
with LucaC
with LucaC
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Mar, 2011 AltLd
ben.richards 26 Mar, 2011 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!
with LucaC
Climbed with rucksacks full of gear in training for Dolomites this summer, even took the Jetboil for a quick coffee on the belay ledge!
with LucaC
LucaC 26 Mar, 2011 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!
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!
Viorel Chicu 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd rpt Led P2
Led P2
Stewart Armstrong ??, 2011 -
with Ivan Bicknell
with Ivan Bicknell
LukeyG 24 Nov, 2010 AltLd Tough move gettting upto the big ledge
Tough move gettting upto the big ledge
leonjones 10 Oct, 2010 AltLd Andre P1, Me P2
Andre P1, Me P2
Bob M 6 Oct, 2010 AltLd
gibsond 19 Sep, 2010 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.
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, 2010 AltLd
with gibsond
with gibsond
fragglerock 8 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S 1st pitch: JL led, DL 2nd, DJ 3rd 2nd pitch: DJ led, DL 2nd, JL 3rd
with Duncan Johnstone, evilweed
1st pitch: JL led, DL 2nd, DJ 3rd 2nd pitch: DJ led, DL 2nd, JL 3rd
with Duncan Johnstone, evilweed
Hidden 8 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
mikehenesy 7 Aug, 2010 AltLd rpt FINE LEAD BY STUART, LACK OF ROCK TIME AND SCARY BOULDER RUCKLE WITH ITS CRAZY LIMESTONES. WELL DONE!
with Stuart Fletcher
FINE LEAD BY STUART, LACK OF ROCK TIME AND SCARY BOULDER RUCKLE WITH ITS CRAZY LIMESTONES. WELL DONE!
with Stuart Fletcher
jezb1 3 Aug, 2010 Lead Ld both pitches
Ld both pitches
risby 1 Aug, 2010 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.
I led first pitch; up corner, traverse diagonally up left, round arete into wind, up crack to crux just before ample ledge.
leonjones 1 Aug, 2010 AltLd Ris P1, Me P2
with risby
Ris P1, Me P2
with risby
Andre Clarke 1 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead first pitch
with Alan
Lead first pitch
with Alan
Monkey_Alan 1 Aug, 2010 AltLd rpt Led P2.
Led P2.
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
ben.richards 29 Jul, 2010 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!!!!
with LucaC
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!!!!
with LucaC
smolders 25 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with rd20
with rd20
rd20 25 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S RD P2
RD P2
Ceridwen 20 Jul, 2010 AltLd rpt
with Andy
with Andy
Calder 7 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with @ndy
with @ndy
LucaC ?Jul, 2010 2nd β
mikehenesy 19 May, 2010 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
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 9 May, 2010 2nd O/S Nice climb to warm up on.
with Mike McKenna
Nice climb to warm up on.
with Mike McKenna
dickie01 9 May, 2010 AltLd rpt 3rd time
with Joe Heasman
3rd time
with Joe Heasman
Ben Sidsaph 5 May, 2010 AltLd O/S tom lead the first pitch me the second
with Kate Bolton, Tom Norton
tom lead the first pitch me the second
with Kate Bolton, Tom Norton
KateBolton 5 May, 2010 2nd Climbed with Tom and Ben. First multi-pitch with a big ledge for the belay point.
Climbed with Tom and Ben. First multi-pitch with a big ledge for the belay point.
andyfeds 3 May, 2010 Lead rpt
with Ed W
with Ed W
Tommy Harris ?May, 2010 Lead O/S
with phillip belcher
with phillip belcher
markfromstoke 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with ian d f
with ian d f
ian d f 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
jezb1 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd P2 this time
P2 this time
Max Streeton 11 Apr, 2010 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 11 Apr, 2010 AltLd rpt Led 1st pitch
with Cat Tabbner, Max Streeton
Led 1st pitch
with Cat Tabbner, Max Streeton
Des J 14 Mar, 2010 Lead rpt led both pitches
with Mark James, tev
led both pitches
with Mark James, tev
Hidden 14 Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden ??, 2010 -
cayteye 12 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S i led pitch two 4a
with Brian Mead
i led pitch two 4a
with Brian Mead
Geoffers 2 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Tim
with Tim
Richard Morgan 13 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
Helen Gibson 7 Sep, 2009 AltLd awful conditions!
awful conditions!
Dunx 30 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with joeym
with joeym
joeym 30 Aug, 2009 2nd
with Dunx
with Dunx
jezb1 12 Aug, 2009 AltLd Ld P1. Not as good as I had hoped but ok.
Ld P1. Not as good as I had hoped but ok.
nick hawkins 12 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 2
with peter
Lead pitch 2
with peter
Des J 9 Aug, 2009 Lead rpt Led both pitches, Colin 2nd, Mark 3rd
with Mark James, Colin Cook
Led both pitches, Colin 2nd, Mark 3rd
with Mark James, Colin Cook
tavarua 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Sarah, Des
with Sarah, Des
Des J 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd rpt me p1, Matt p2, Sarah 2nd both pitches
with Sarah Ramplin, tavarua
me p1, Matt p2, Sarah 2nd both pitches
with Sarah Ramplin, tavarua
Monkey_Alan 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd rpt Lead 1st pitch
with Karl, Stella Moggs
Lead 1st pitch
with Karl, Stella Moggs
Tommy Harris ?Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Des J 19 Jul, 2009 AltLd rpt P1 Leon, P2 me. last half of 2nd pitch was dirty and loose.
P1 Leon, P2 me. last half of 2nd pitch was dirty and loose.
leonjones 19 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with Des J
with Des J
Different Steve 10 Jul, 2009 2nd rpt
with Clare
with Clare
leonjones 4 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with Des J
with Des J
Des J 4 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S P1 me, P2 Leon
P1 me, P2 Leon
uncontrollable 27 Jun, 2009 AltLd rpt
Monkey_Alan 27 Jun, 2009 AltLd rpt Lead 2nd Pitch
Lead 2nd Pitch
MontyH 3 Jun, 2009 AltLd Pete took the second pitch
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Pete took the second pitch
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Elliot King LC&CC ?Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
garywong 9 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Led 2nd pitch.
Led 2nd pitch.
mattkemp70 ?May, 2009 AltLd
with Westy
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?May, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
jamie ward 5 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with Marcus Harvey
with Marcus Harvey
Julian Prieto 29 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Led P2
with Andy Combes
Led P2
with Andy Combes
Ceridwen 22 Mar, 2009 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
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, 2009 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
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, 2009 Solo O/S roped solo
roped solo
Ed Westwood 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with garburn
with garburn
Steven Andrews 28 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S
with Simon Goldman
with Simon Goldman
@ndy 28 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
cmsg 22 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S Led P1
with Luke Gannarelli
Led P1
with Luke Gannarelli
Hidden 21 Feb, 2009 AltLd rpt
mick1jones 4 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
hrgcb ??, 2009 -
with Joe Prinold
with Joe Prinold
scott titt ??, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 AltLd
MontyH 11 Oct, 2008 Lead
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Hidden 8 Oct, 2008 2nd
dickie01 ?Oct, 2008 AltLd nice climb!
with Joe Heaseman
nice climb!
with Joe Heaseman
Scott McRae 28 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S At last an easy, enjoyable route. Fine positions and exposure for the grade.
with Tim Gledhill
At last an easy, enjoyable route. Fine positions and exposure for the grade.
with Tim Gledhill
Max Streeton 21 Sep, 2008 Lead
Monkey_Alan 21 Sep, 2008 2nd
trev_f 22 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
Ed Babs 22 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with trev_f
with trev_f
davenev ?Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
mikehenesy 28 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Chris Lodge
with Chris Lodge
blahblahblah 26 Jul, 2008 Lead rpt
with Dave Milner
with Dave Milner
Bob M 20 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Pam Jolliffe
with Pam Jolliffe
Mr Tickle 8 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with davenev
with davenev
MontyH ?Jul, 2008 Lead
with Paul Milton
with Paul Milton
Viorel Chicu 11 Nov, 2007 2nd
with John Giles
with John Giles
Hidden 4 Nov, 2007 AltLd O/S
Clee 22 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
with John
with John
Gareth ?Sep, 2007 AltLd rpt
with lazza
with lazza
lazza ?Sep, 2007 Lead lead first pitch
with Gareth
lead first pitch
with Gareth
Ben Hedges 6 Aug, 2007 -
blahblahblah 4 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S Led 1st pitch
with Nick Hirst
Led 1st pitch
with Nick Hirst
MontyH 11 Jul, 2007 Lead rpt felt harder than last time? led both pitches.
with pete frost
felt harder than last time? led both pitches.
with pete frost
vet 8 Jul, 2007 Lead Lead first pitch
with Helen
Lead first pitch
with Helen
TimPerkin 6 May, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Dave Gale
with Dave Gale
RocknRoll ?May, 2007 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
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, 2007 AltLd O/S
Sylvi 17 Mar, 2007 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
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, 2006 2nd O/S thin before the 1st belay!
thin before the 1st belay!
clipskipper 12 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S Last section of the first pitch is trickier than you might expect for the grade.
with Kevin Knight
Last section of the first pitch is trickier than you might expect for the grade.
with Kevin Knight
Bob M 8 Oct, 2006 AltLd
with Dave Slade, carolyn lyness
with Dave Slade, carolyn lyness
kristofferalpsjo ?Sep, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Toby Kluth
with Toby Kluth
Ybot Htulk ?Sep, 2006 AltLd rpt
with Kristoffer
with Kristoffer
ChrisBrooke 20 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
with John Inkpen
featuresforfeet 20 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Patrick
with Patrick
MontyH 19 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S great 1st pitch, dirty 2nd 1/2 of 2nd pitch.
with Brian
great 1st pitch, dirty 2nd 1/2 of 2nd pitch.
with Brian
winter_burn 10 Aug, 2006 2nd O/S
Bob M 9 Aug, 2006 AltLd
with riggy
with riggy
Rob84 ?Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Olly and Ant
with Olly and Ant
Hidden 27 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
Ybot Htulk ?Jun, 2006 AltLd
with Pete
with Pete
Abi Chard ?Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S
Gareth 5 Mar, 2006 AltLd
feeko ??, 2006 -
Marti999 ??, 2006 Lead
Piers Harley 22 Dec, 2005 AltLd β repeat ascent
with Simon Clark
repeat ascent
with Simon Clark
Piers Harley 7 Dec, 2005 AltLd β
with Paul Winder
with Paul Winder
Hidden ?Dec, 2005 AltLd O/S
Bob M 24 Aug, 2005 AltLd
with Stewart Walker
with Stewart Walker
Outdoorfun37 12 Apr, 2005 2nd
with Paul Chidel
with Paul Chidel
Bob M 15 Feb, 2005 -
feilx ??, 2005 -
Ed Causton ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Hidden 21 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S
colin milton 14 Sep, 2003 Lead
with Dave V
with Dave V
Bob M 2 Sep, 2003 AltLd
with Adriennne Adlington, cliffy
with Adriennne Adlington, cliffy
cliffy ?Sep, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Bob Mott, Adrienne Adlington
with Bob Mott, Adrienne Adlington
Bob M 21 Jul, 2002 AltLd
Steve Webster 7 Jul, 2002 AltLd
Adrian Daniels 7 Jul, 2002 AltLd
Hidden 6 Jan, 2002 AltLd
Jim Walton ??, 2002 -
with Matthew Stammers
with Matthew Stammers
Hidden 30 Jun, 2001 AltLd
aged_ape ?May, 2001 Lead O/S
with Rob B
with Rob B
andybenham ??, 2001 -
Bob M 4 Jun, 2000 AltLd
with Jill Stevens
with Jill Stevens
Bob M 16 Jan, 2000 TR
with Ray Hible
with Ray Hible
brian watson ??, 2000 AltLd O/S
Bob M 23 May, 1999 -
with Paul Crowsley
with Paul Crowsley
andyfeds 13 Apr, 1997 Lead
with Shep
with Shep
Didymus 9 May, 1993 Lead O/S horrible
with Chris
horrible
with Chris
Nigel Coe 18 Apr, 1993 Lead
sdht ??, 1993 -
Nigel Coe ??, 1990 Solo Approx date
Approx date
MoWalker3 11 Jun, 1989 AltLd
with Joe
with Joe
Nigel Coe ?Oct, 1985 AltLd Found a turd on the faultline ledge. Climbed pitch 2 quickly!
with Hub Cunningham
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.
First route in the Ruckle, with 2 guys from the Swanage Climbing Club hut.
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