Rockfax Description
7a+ S1. Approach by boat, or from below The Conger, enter the cave by ducking under a low roof and traversing wet rock to a ledge at the back of the cave. From the ledge, move up and left across a slab onto an arete (spotter needed). Climb the arete to the top of the cave and a good rest. Move down and out to The Conger chimney via complex moves. Finish as for The Conger. © Rockfax

FSA. Mike Robertson 16.8.2001 16/Aug/2001

Ticklists: Swanage wild pumpfests, Dorset weekender, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

brian watson 13/Aug DWS dnf

To scared at the start, tried direct onto the arête, no chance!

with Al Betts, Dan Brown, Ed Babs, John Rensten
Patrick Hill 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Just stunning!!! The best DWS i've ever climbed.

with Chris Edwards, olly12344
oliver.ghill91 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S

So sick to do this soup up on-site. As good as DWS gets in the UK if not the world!

with Chris Edwards, Patrick Hill
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Gus 23/Aug/14 Solo
with chris barr, bob hickish
tim newton 23/Aug/14 DWS G/U

Soup up, second go. First attempt I made it to the final two pockets just below the finishing jug in the conger chimney, but had committed to a completely wrong sequence and had a huge heel hook in way back. The moment I released the heel I was off and took my first DWS fall, completely out of control and pretty much side planted the water. An hour later I went back and actually used the footholds that time, much easier. What an adventure! Incredible.

dan gibson 23/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with michael porter
Wood for Trees 23/Aug/14 Solo dnf

just amazing, fell out my kneebar trying to go under the bulge into the conger chimney, happy to get there anyway, wild climbing in an even wilder position. Won't forget this one for a long while.

with Andre Heckler et al
dannyboy83 23/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Amazing route

with DWS Party
morganator 23/Aug/14 Solo β

Amazing subterranean journey. Super good dry conditions, brilliant brilliant brilliant!

with Dan Arkle
brices 23/Aug/14 DWS G/U
malx ?/Aug/14 Solo O/S

alone on the route. terrifying!

quiffhanger 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Sopping wet & slimy but utterly brilliant. Grade was meaningless given the conditions: probably the hardest thing I've done all year. Solved the crux by cutting loose out a double toe hook into a dyno!

with Matt
Ed Babs 26/Jul/14 DWS dnf

26/7/14 Same again! All that moving down and out is confusing me. Any beta emails gratefully received! : ) 10/7/14 Superb as far as I got bridging the smooth walls do the conger chimney. Kudos to Alex!

with AlexD
AlexD 10/Jul/14 Solo β

Wow! Power-spot from Ed to get over the sketchy start, then the adventure began! A ledgy traverse leads to wild moves up the arete and, just as things are starting to feel a little high, there's some outrageously exposed pulls to the apex of the cave! From there it is thankfully downhill to the rest spot and onwards into the light! Praise the Sun!

with Ed
bigie bob 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
brices 11/Jul/13 DWS dnf
Mike Goldthorp 11/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Argggghhhh this was insane! An incredible adventure from the back of the cave through the most unlikely territory ever but the holds just appear and the climbing is brilliant. Remarkably dry once you get past the first little traverse, even though it all looked grimy, it was good. Beautiful arete climbing and then burly undercuts to jugs and a body bridge rest in an insane position, (couldnt stop whooping!) And then you emerge in the conger chimney in an state of exaltation, inherently a deep water solo and totally unique!

with Simon, Ben Norman
funsized 04/Jun/11 Solo dnf

Fell moving from last rest to conger bridge. Absolutely bonkers route.

Hidden 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
feilx 04/Jun/11 Solo RP

This route is unbelievable. Description: Traverse in at low tide passing a seaweed covered wall facing out to sea. Just after this are some ledges facing west. From here make a bold rockover onto good foot ledges and head RIGHT to the arete. Climb the arete to a hands free rest at the apex of the cave. Down climb heading towards the conger exit to another hands free rest (room for atleast two). Drop down and swing towards the sunshine with madness gleaming in your eyes.

jacobjlloyd 04/Jun/11 Solo β

The most under-rated route I have tried. As Felix promised, it totally blew my mind! If you are familiar with all the holds below the Conger, its probably only ~F6c+. It is as good as any of the classics here, and that's high praise! Spotter useful for the first move. Can traverse in at low-ish tide, so boat/swim not essential. And there is room along it on various rests for the big team send!

with Jonny, Felix
feilx 12/Jun/10 Solo dnf
with Andy Mosienko
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 20/Aug/05 Solo rpt

Classic outing. Tuffty took the fall from the lip.

Gus 03/Aug/05 Solo O/S

nervous wee in the back of the cave, paper scissors stone with miles for who went first and then smashed it in! so good!

tuftynick ?/Aug/03 Solo dnf

Fine face plant!

with Aide Jebb, tom briggs
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ?/Aug/03 Solo
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