Rockfax Description
A fun route up the centre of the white wall via some tempting, but at times blind, breaks. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Taylor 23.5.90 23/May/1990

Ticklists: Dancing Ledge apprenticeship, Dancing Ledge Sport Climbs.

bede.west 07/Jan Lead rpt
with Callan
Hidden 08/Dec/17 Lead rpt
Swan_Monk 17/Nov/17 Lead RP
with Danny Cameron
Hidden 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 21/Aug/17 Lead β

Got it clean this time, but only just. Found it tough!

with Clare
samparsons 18/Aug/17 Lead β
emmafizzle 18/Aug/17 Lead dog

Sooooo pumped

Chops 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Stixy 30/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Stump
Hidden 20/Jul/17 TR dog
Thinker01 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
JohnFJP 03/Jun/17 TR
SaraAlassam 03/Jun/17 Lead β
with Simon Bennett
haribotheclimber 20/May/17 Lead O/S
Ed.Laver 13/May/17 Lead β
with bede
StrongDan 13/May/17 Lead β
RangerMcFreindly 13/May/17 Lead O/S
bede.west 13/May/17 Lead β
TomatoPro 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Cindy
cindylmy 16/Apr/17 2nd dog
JoeFoster59 16/Apr/17 Lead G/U

Cool route nice moves a bit blind at times hence getting it second go.

RFWilkie 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
davidrblakeman 14/Apr/17 Lead β
Hidden 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Mike Weatherill 02/Apr/17 Lead
Mike Weatherill 01/Apr/17 Lead
simonsnake77 19/Mar/17 Lead dog
mouseliveson 01/Mar/17 Lead RP

Fun technical climb. Not as reachy as anticipated.

JMAB 25/Feb/17 Lead RP

3rd try

Hidden 14/Jan/17 Lead RP
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 17/Dec/16 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead
ssutton 25/Sep/16 Lead
with Nick O, Adam
helkay 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Similar difficulty and style to Empty Promises

Matt Harle 18/Sep/16 Lead
with Leo Knoertzer
Mike Weatherill 03/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Mike Weatherill 27/Aug/16 Lead rpt
simibrown 13/Aug/16 AltLd
with tej
Sam4242 11/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/16 Lead RP
RockThirsty 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Crimpy compared to Empty Promises but I wouldn't say more difficult. Being tall could have helped on the first break!

Samuel Vaughan 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Mike Weatherill 29/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Mike Weatherill 16/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/16 Lead dnf
Mike Weatherill 10/Jul/16 Lead
paultaylor 08/Jul/16 Lead rpt
mila.and 25/Jun/16 Lead RP
with Thibault Lieux
Tommy Harris 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
nakedave 19/Jun/16 Lead
tomhull 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Mike Weatherill 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
aiyer 04/Jun/16 Lead β

Needed different beta to everyone else due to height issues. Made it work in the end! :)

with Gavin
Mike Weatherill 30/May/16 Lead rpt
Mike Weatherill 15/May/16 Lead rpt
AJM 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/16 TR
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead dog
Kenhard 01/Apr/16 TR dog
with Jonny Logan, Robert Terry
Hidden 01/Apr/16 TR β
hervenuttall ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Doug
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Alex Handley 01/Nov/15 Lead β

Good fun!

with Merlin
merlin138 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Juan S 21/Sep/15 Lead
with Wei
Hidden 31/Aug/15 2nd
Dan Hostford 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
duncan 19/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Sean Smith
Ian Bell 11/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Didn't remember I'd done this before! tricky at the bottom.

with Ben Griffiths
Hidden 06/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/15 Lead β
Jan.Hrb 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ales
MontyH 24/Jun/15 Lead rpt
john lynch 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/15 Lead rpt
rachelvlc 03/May/15 Lead
with mr_cf
Gloria ?/May/15 Lead β

with all the beta

AlexD 23/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 23/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Dan brown, Alex
stujamac 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Dan Brown, Sophie Nunn
Sam Husband 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ed
Stroppy 06/Apr/15 Lead rpt
najki_2000 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Liked this one, technical

with Chris Rose
Hidden 24/Jan/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/15 Lead rpt
ian bryant ??/2015 -
brian watson 20/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Andy Hobbs, Pete Frost
MontyH 20/Dec/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/14 Lead
Dandan82 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
Anna Maykova 28/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Ian
Ian MK 28/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Anna
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
maybe_si 10/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tiffanykate12 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Dan_Carroll 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mateusz
paultaylor 16/Jul/14 Lead rpt
MoWalker3 09/Jul/14 Lead dog

Greased off after not finding the best hold near the start. On the repeat to retrieve the clips, found it easy.

with Cormac
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jun/14 TR
nath_casper 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Greasy, greasy!!

robbo99 25/May/14 Lead O/S

Not so much as blind holds, just not many. Hard for the grade

Tru 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 16/May/14 Lead rpt
with Tom T
khalidq 05/May/14 TR O/S
Matt77 04/May/14 Lead β
with Shane
tsyrett 03/May/14 Lead O/S
islandlynx ?/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Apr/14 TR dog
Hidden 13/Apr/14 TR rpt
ConstaBern 13/Apr/14 TR
TiffTiff 05/Apr/14 Lead β
with Sarp
sarpedon 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
JLD 26/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
RKirke 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Stroppy 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
trev_f ?/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Sophie Nunn 23/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Richard
gibsond 23/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Martin Johnson
Luxulyan 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Sophie
Jonathan Emett 16/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with iestyn
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead O/S
trev_f 18/May/13 Lead rpt
with Mars
derryclimbs 11/May/13 TR dog

tough for a shorty like me but loved it

Sophie Nunn 02/May/13 Lead rpt
with Drew
Jevans ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 TR rpt
andrzej kierzek 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Tara
Stroppy 20/Mar/13 Lead dog

Kept slipping off wet holds

with Ollie Wilmot
gibsond 11/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with Drew Mulcahy, Steve Newman
Hidden 11/Nov/12 TR dog
Hidden 08/Nov/12 Lead rpt
Alex N-R 13/Oct/12 Lead β
Hidden 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Jobbo 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
gibsond 16/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Clean on second attempt.

Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead
Stuart Johnston 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Cat St. Claire
bpmclimb 15/Aug/12 Lead dog
with Clare
bpmclimb 15/Aug/12 TR rpt
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 15/Aug/12 2nd
elliptic 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Stacy
gibsond 26/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Again took two attempts to get up. I find this difficult to read between 1st and 2nd bolts.

Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
marcb 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

First route of the day, it was very wet.

with Roly, James Ryan
cooperman 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Greg Foster
Dibdawg 16/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Dean177 16/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/12 TR
paultaylor 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Paul R
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead rpt
mike lawrence? 23/Feb/12 Lead
with James the Navigator
Gibbo 28/Jan/12 Lead
with Tom Gibbison
IanMulvany 22/Jan/12 Lead β

Did it as a warm up, first route of 2012, but it was quite hard on the forearms, felt quite a pump after, it really is quite polished.

with Daniel Keller
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead
Ian Bell 22/Jan/12 Lead β
with Sean Kenny
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
RadekNowak ??/2012 Lead
ASchwirtz 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with joey gilham
mrmoe17 10/Sep/11 2nd dog

scrappy start, nice finish

Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead β
Daniel Wicks 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Julesthe1st 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mike
BicepAndrews 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mishtu 25/Jun/11 2nd
with lewiz
lewiz 25/Jun/11 Lead

Would be hard for shorties

Sparky!!!3 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Col Dawg, el_monty
el_monty 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sami
suds_01 17/Jun/11 AltLd
with Jackson
Sophie Nunn 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Darrel, Alan
gibsond 16/Jun/11 Lead RP

Made a bit of a mess on the first go, but got it on the second attempt.

Monkey_Alan 16/Jun/11 Lead RP

2nd go. Slipped off first time, much easier when you know where the holds aren't.

lozowen 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Justin Field
andyhurford 29/May/11 TR dog
davewing 29/May/11 Lead
with Andy H
jcook1980 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 TR
J5Kay 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/11 Lead O/S
L.miura 06/May/11 Lead dog
with Ali Bahar
fildac ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Ali.B ?/May/11 Lead O/S
MontyH 09/Apr/11 Lead
with Brian, pete frost
ben51234 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
ardzeiem 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S


with Juian
jld579 ?/Mar/11 Lead
Sam1991 03/Feb/11 2nd β

Beta from andre. nice route.

with Dave, Tom and Andre
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Lead
duncan 29/Jan/11 Lead dog


ian d f 15/Jan/11 Lead O/S
stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead dog
Marcin78 ??/2011 Lead
with Matt
brian watson 24/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Gambit 26/Sep/10 Lead RP

Fell while using it as my warmup route, never very good on the warm up. Clean next time.

with James
Mowglee 18/Sep/10 Lead RP
with Ali
Chris J Houston 20/Jul/10 Lead β
with martha
Chris J Houston 20/Jul/10 Lead β
with martha
Chris J Houston 20/Jul/10 Lead β
with martha
Chris J Houston 20/Jul/10 Lead β
with martha
conorjclarke 16/Jul/10 Lead RP

first RP. very reachy crux

riddle 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Stuart Johnston ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Helen White
ollie1 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Alaina 20/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Lawrence Bird
Hidden 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead dog
SGD 17/May/10 Lead
with Adam Fletcher
sonic46 16/May/10 TR
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead rpt
Ben Vieyra ??/2010 Lead O/S
Jane Weir ??/2010 Lead
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
JGW ?/Oct/09 Lead
with Tall John
Dunx 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Adam
eugeneth 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

nice! Pity it was so short

with Ian
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Lead O/S
crobinson 28/Jul/09 TR
davespider ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Laura Barclay
dmoir 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
strapless 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ben
AlistairB 16/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Parsons
bigbobbyking 02/May/09 Lead
AndyM-LVB 04/Apr/09 Lead RP
with Nicolas Tardy
Alex More ??/2009 Lead O/S
trev_f 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with John Godding
metal arms 28/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 22/Nov/08 Lead RP
with Rich
vertigo 22/Nov/08 Lead β
nickwhimster 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Matt Shepherd 16/Oct/08 Lead RP
London Luke ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Monk 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mandy
marceli 16/Jun/08 Lead dog
with majkel
Marti999 18/May/08 Lead rpt
with Harry Massey
superturbo 04/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead
Ugly Kid Jo 22/Mar/08 2nd
with Skinny
MontyH 01/Mar/08 Lead
with pete frost
Neil Adams 27/Jan/08 Lead dog
with Andy N
Hidden ??/2008 Lead β
Ed Babs 30/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Kate
rubben 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 23/Sep/07 Lead RP

Great sustained moves, the hardest bit is reading the line.

with Jonny
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
chris sm 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
djking1983 12/Sep/07 Lead
with Barry Rood
AJ007 ?/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/07 2nd
sgl0jd ?/Aug/07 Lead
JPGR 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead O/S
MontyH 07/May/07 Lead rpt
with Paul Milton
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
tobydunford 11/Mar/07 Lead rpt
tobydunford 21/Jan/07 Lead dog
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
bigie bob 16/Dec/06 Lead O/S
feeko ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
MontyH 04/Sep/06 Lead dog
with Paul Milton
Hidden 21/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson 27/May/06 Lead O/S
with eddie church
maybe_si 09/Apr/06 Lead dog
with Alex
Oddjob 09/Apr/06 Lead dog
with Simon
aged_ape ?/Apr/06 Lead β
with Nige T
clipskipper ??/2006 Lead rpt
with armchair climbing
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Scott N ??/2006 Lead O/S
petebale2000 13/Aug/05 Lead RP
chrisbevins ??/2005 Lead O/S
duncan 10/Apr/04 Lead rpt
with Vladimir Arnoudov
clive-greenwood 30/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with CMC
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Chris Havill
mikeshewring 17/Apr/03 Lead
cem 03/Aug/02 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Jun/02 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 26/May/01 Lead
with Paul Palfreyman
Rockclimber67 01/Feb/01 Lead O/S
duncan 29/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Rei Kozaki
NickP ??/2000 -
Hidden 07/May/99 Lead O/S
migs493 22/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Guy ??/1998 -
Ally Smith ??/1998 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 22/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Lee Bartrop
Scott McRae 13/Jul/96 Lead rpt
with Steve Lucas
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
clark alston ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Dave Henderson
Scott McRae 15/Jul/95 2nd O/S
with Steve Lucas
Bruce Kerr 08/Apr/95 Lead
with George MacIntyre, Keith Turton
Roget 02/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 18/Mar/95 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 04/Mar/95 2nd
with Bruce
Nigel Coe ??/1995 -

Approx date

steve taylor ??/1995 Lead
tracyclimber 04/Dec/94 TR

First bolted climb, first time at Swanage. With Martin McCloughlin

r0b 27/Nov/94 Lead O/S
with Andy Jefferies
Hidden 27/Jul/94 Lead
Ezy Ryder ??/1993 Lead RP
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