Rockfax Description
Take an easy line up the wall on the far side of the bay. The route is well protected and has some fine positions. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Swanage Green Spots, SPA Training Minimum Requirement.

davehope 19/Feb 2nd

All over the place. No idea what the line was intended as.

Steve Webster 19/Feb Lead rpt
Craig Hiscock 03/Dec/16 Lead
with James, Ivan
Hidden 03/Dec/16 2nd O/S
CraigPerl 05/Nov/16 Lead β

Really shit gear for the first half of the climb, gets a bit better eventually. Bit scary for a Vdiff.

with Tan Pennell
Rwillson88 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Difficult to route find, sparse gear but very easy climbing. Would happily solo.

with RHI
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead
CraigPerl 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Cyborg 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Anthony Skilton
Norman_P_W 07/Aug/16 Lead
with Anita
Hidden 04/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Harry Hall 16/Jul/16 -
Craig Hiscock 09/Jul/16 2nd
ssutton 18/Jun/16 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
andrew.tyrrell 15/May/16 2nd O/S
with Matt
matt_batchelor 15/May/16 Lead
with Andrew
AlexHewitt90 30/Apr/16 2nd rpt
funkyvin1 30/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Followed the topo line of Dorset Rockfax. Steep start up middle of wall on good holds and ok gear. Climbing interest over by half height.

JGriffiths 17/Apr/16 Lead
AlexHewitt90 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Felicityleigh-hudson 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Alex179 16/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/16 2nd rpt
tsyrett 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Phil Anderson ??/2016 Lead
bmda106 ??/2016 Solo
Alex Hallam 24/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Juan S 20/Sep/15 Lead
with Wei
Philoosh 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
TomWeeks 12/Aug/15 2nd O/S
joe.wahab 12/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Felt quite easy for VDiff. Not too good.

Hidden 07/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jaimer 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with André Knirch
GDS 22/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with mike p
MontyH 18/Jul/15 2nd
with pete frost
Hidden 28/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead
James_L88 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Simon Powell
powelli 20/Jun/15 2nd
Buccaneerbilly 06/Jun/15 Lead

Did this with Chris seconding. The comments at the top were centred around the fact that I had managed to use a rather large amount of gear on a short route, 11 pieces of pro and even used his size 1/2 nut which had not seen the light of day for some time!

with Chris Lodge
ADAMSTUBS ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
WillGraham1 30/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/15 Lead O/S
cas smerdon 14/Apr/15 2nd
with Mark S
Hidden 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Pike 12/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Jen Booys, Sarah Sams
Russell Lovett ??/2015 2nd O/S

Climbed early 1980,s. Also lead and Soledad it around that time.

with unknown
daviesp2 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Pete GMC
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd
mdjb 27/Sep/14 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Trace 06/Sep/14 Lead
CurlyStevo 31/Aug/14 Lead

Think I did this climb! I went up the groove / crack / slim corner line which starts above the void. I didn't have the guide book with me. Was very pleasent but with very sparce gear. Felt about Vdiff.

with louise_london_climber
Hidden 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
mattprince 05/Jul/14 Lead
with Jethro Hempworth
montymoo 02/Jul/14 Solo
pdamann 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with M Fielker
montymoo 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Gareth 25/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Mark
Alex Hallam 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Freeman
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Aidanrobinson1995 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
funkyvin1 12/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead
andyclimber 04/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Pixie-Andy 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Good route, kept safe and easy with a wandering left traverse. Straight up for slightly more risk!

Skullfire 03/Aug/13 2nd β
with Jun Minohara
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead β
Hidden 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 2nd
ChrisHarris1981 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Easy VDiff, not that interesting. Chimney and Chockney harder but better.

Pulsatingstar 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
UnkArl 25/May/13 2nd β
with Debbie
Debs 25/May/13 Lead
with Karl
Rupey 18/May/13 Lead O/S
with alan
katemurphy_@hotmail 21/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead
lukerathmell ?/Apr/13 Lead
with Rachel Bennett
alaster tonge 31/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 10/Dec/12 Lead
Marti999 03/Dec/12 2nd O/S

There are a few lines on this wall all around the same grade. which is the correct line is difficult to tell.

with Debbie
debbie roberts 03/Dec/12 Lead
cas smerdon 15/Sep/12 Lead
with Mark S
Chris Redding 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Was a bit too far to the left due to a misread of the guidebook

shelagh23 16/Aug/12 Lead
MariaT 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Pretty sure we were off-route as felt more HS than VD. If so, then is this an existing route?

David Walker 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Maria
Gareth 03/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Lorraine
JezzaCat ?/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Shelagh
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead
MontyH 28/Jul/12 Lead
with Paul Milton
L.miura 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Asha Osbon
rustyfishhook 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S

MEH! Easy solo if anything. Like a giant set of garden steps.

Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead
Trippinjester 30/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Jennie Fowler, Jamie Knight
Jensoir 30/Jun/12 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/12 2nd O/S
daviesp2 27/Jun/12 Lead

Climbed in the Fog. This was as brave as I got as it was all a bit slippy.

with David Adamson
rustyfishhook 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Ment to lead this, but managed to climb between this route and Pulpit route. Nice exposed start then followed a nice crack. Route not in guidebook so named the route myself. Called it the Money shot! Pissed with rain half way up, was a real good adventure. Polly followed up on extremely wet rock. CONGRATULATIONS!

ElBarto 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Climbed this route further to the right this time as there seemed to be more gear there and my second wanted to lead it after seconding.

ElBarto 04/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Wildstyle 04/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead
Piers Harley 18/May/12 2nd

In the wet!

with Jeremy Windsor
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead
Big Rik 07/May/12 2nd O/S
joshchalke 06/May/12 Lead rpt

sure were,nt on right route

Michael-H ?/Apr/12 Lead
with Marta
ElvisLeg 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

With beginner.

Selina 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Ciderslider 26/Sep/11 Lead rpt
joshchalke 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Alpinehero 28/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 24/Jul/11 Lead
with Steve Webster
will_benfold 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Miles
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
Geoffers 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Lauren
Headjamm 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Geoffers
mattshort 29/May/11 2nd
with Phil Porter
Hidden 18/May/11 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding 18/May/11 2nd
with jo nosworthy
naomileaton 09/May/11 Lead

First lead!:)

Hidden 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd
JezzaCat ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Stella
Stella Baylis ?/May/11 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
Rhys Jones 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with bonita
risby 10/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Big Lee 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Tricky move in the middle for a VDiff. Maybe we were slightly off line.

with Daniel
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
Jayne Jackson 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Charlie Evans 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Helen Rudkin, Jayne Jackson
ElvisLeg 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Luke Dodington
lostinmidlands 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with nil4e
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Amy Kilpin 19/Mar/11 2nd
risby 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Actually, this was a first ascent of a new route I'd call "Walk in the park" if I could be bothered to write it up. It was west of Fallen Block Climb starting up an obvious vertical crack. Was gonna go up Isis but waves were washing over ledge so this was safest exit.

cas smerdon 05/Mar/11 Lead
with Mark S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
blakey ??/2011 Lead
bradholmes 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
ciderspider 27/Sep/10 2nd
Ciderslider 27/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead
Monkey_Alan 15/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Nexonen 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S
jezb1 02/Aug/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Jul/10 2nd dog
John Foster 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Geoff
ElBarto 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Green
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jimwight2010 ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Kermi 26/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Zygoticgema 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with KarlH
KarlH 24/Apr/10 Lead

Not sure i would agree with the guidebook description of good protection. I had about a 7m section with no pro. It was easy climbing over this section but a little unnerving.

with Gemma
Ken Taylor ??/2010 Solo
canis cibo 26/Sep/09 2nd rpt
tobydunford 19/Sep/09 2nd β
with Sarah Wysling
JimBee ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Jane Taylor
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
allanfarrell 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Harding
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead
daviesp2 18/Jun/09 2nd
katiep 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Tom Downes 16/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Ceridwen 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Nozzer 30/May/09 Lead O/S
tom_holdsworth 10/May/09 Lead
with Mike Kennedy
cbonner 09/May/09 Lead O/S
davidnoke ?/May/09 2nd O/S
igneouscarl 28/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Stahl
roc n run 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

I do like Swanage in the sun

with H
LardClimber 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
alpease 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with James Dynes & Nic Brown
Monkey_Alan 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
uncontrollable 14/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Alan B
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead
Dave Marshall 22/Feb/09 2nd
with Richard Keast
Disco ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
chriswitts1 12/Oct/08 Lead rpt

James first ever climb outside, and third ever session of rock climbing. Had Neil C there as a demo man which was useful. Climbed the route, trailing a second full rope which was already tied onto James. Brought him up second as a top rope, and Neil Belayed me, and cleaned the route. Decent climb, although didn't feel too at home on the rock!

with James Johnson
daviesp2 12/Oct/08 2nd
gav 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Tim
uncontrollable 11/Oct/08 Solo O/S

roped solo

Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead
jocevans 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S

had some moments but a good climb

with Mark
Hamish777 ?/Jun/08 2nd
with tracy
tracyclimber ?/Jun/08 Lead
daviesp2 18/May/08 Lead
canis cibo 18/May/08 Lead O/S
SGD 03/May/08 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes, John Inkpen
Hidden 23/Apr/08 2nd O/S
aturner99 05/Apr/08 Lead
with P Manuel
Harry Thorpe 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Second lead

with Sarah Rixham
jamie ward 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Leighton Hicks
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead
MontyH 24/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with lee
flatcap 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Another slow start whilst I found protection. After that a nice climb, with a long run out to the path (and some stakes).

with Colin
colinw 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Rich
chriswitts1 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S

No major dramas, but a bit light on pro.

with Dan Caldwell
Chris the Tall 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Yet again we weren't where we thought we were !

with Charles C
scoops 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Geoff
jifwally ?/Sep/07 -
with scoops
98%monkey 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Nice climb, good views, last climb of the day.

with Miku979
Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead
steve2006 ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with david moore (age 10)
feeko 28/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Jonny M 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
homing-penguin 14/Apr/07 Lead
AlexD 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Sally
prof_vague 08/Apr/07 2nd
with Paul
JWB 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/07 Lead
deadlock 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Nick Kennedy, Stu Hart, Raquel Ardeo
winter_burn 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with jake
flyboy86 ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
kendogcatchy ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
kendogcatchy ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
monita ?/Apr/07 TR O/S
with prof vague
flyboy86 ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Nick (kendogcatchy)
Tom Gadsden ?/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Roly
Kit Gillibrand ?/Mar/07 2nd
with Roly Chuter
Will Homoky 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Doug McNeall
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
MontyH 18/Nov/06 Lead rpt
with Mandy hobbs
Stick 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with rosa
Wilbur 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S

First lead at Swanage - not well protected at all - gear count was 2 x no 1 nuts, a 1 friend and a small swedge (!!!!) for the first 40 feet or so. Nice!

with Caine
viking ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with wilbur
Seb31 17/Sep/06 AltLd
with Michal
daviesp2 10/Sep/06 Lead
broc 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with John
JDSwain 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Ben Candlin
stuntsbyjon ?/Sep/06 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Ian_gozer 26/Aug/06 Solo β
Ian_gozer 13/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Greg
Ed Babs ?/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 25/Dec/05 2nd O/S
colin milton 15/Oct/05 Solo
trevor macalonan 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
tobydunford 28/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Sparky!!!3 17/Aug/05 2nd
with alex more
Paul Leader 04/Aug/05 Lead O/S
sixties 31/May/05 Lead
with hrd
chris murnin 17/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 13/Mar/05 Lead O/S
chris murnin 22/Feb/05 Lead
chrissloan84 ??/2005 Solo O/S
leonjones ??/2004 Lead
with Phil Barley
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
FrankW 21/Jun/03 Lead rpt
with Alex F
Hidden 27/May/03 2nd O/S
timharrison ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Peter Swift ??/2003 Lead rpt
with tina
sam coward ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Helen
Richard Horn ??/2003 -
MontyH 18/Aug/02 Solo rpt
MontyH 09/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Andy Young
James Moyle 01/Jun/01 2nd
FrankW 13/Jan/01 2nd rpt
with Rob K
Peter Swift ??/2001 2nd
with Rebeun
andybenham ??/2001 -
EllieWoods 06/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Hidden 19/Mar/00 Lead O/S
FrankW 04/Mar/00 Lead rpt
with Laura
Hidden 07/Sep/99 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/99 Lead O/S
gripped01 ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Bobby G
Rob Oram 06/Jun/99 2nd rpt

Repeat ascent

with John Hardy
Gareth 10/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Hannah
FrankW 28/Mar/99 Lead rpt
with Laura
Rob Oram 01/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with Tom Asbridge
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead
Bob M 13/Apr/97 -
with Chris Bristow
r0b 03/May/93 Lead O/S
with Andy Jefferies
timreynolds 26/May/91 2nd
with Jason King
FrankW ?/Jul/90 2nd O/S
with Pat H
MoWalker3 16/Jul/88 -
bazzag ??/1986 -
with rob
Nigel Coe 27/Jun/81 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/77 Lead
Nigel Coe ??/1977 Lead
with Jackie Coe
Martin Bennett 28/Mar/72 -
with Geoff Baker
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