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Stylish moves up a shallow, leaning groove at the left-hand end of a low roof. © Rockfax

FA. Damian Cook 14.5.91 14/May/1991

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Dancing Ledge apprenticeship, Jurassic 7a, Dancing Ledge Sport Climbs.

Chops 12/Aug Lead dog
Hidden 20/Jul Lead rpt
SaraAlassam 03/Jun Lead dog
with Simon Bennett
Montse Shelb 28/May Lead RP

Really nice climb, one of the easier 7as in dancing ledge. Not yet polished. Got on my second attempt, sustained climb.

with Chris Edwards, Nathan
Widda 25/May 2nd rpt

Managed to drag Chris down for a belay.. 4th RP of the day? I think end of the day panic got me up in the end. Surprisingly sustained for a 12m climb! First UK 7a..!... although on 2nd... and definitely soft.

Ed.Laver 21/May Lead RP

Worthy of both stars!! Great power endurance test. Crux crimp felt slimy in the hot weather (couldn't make the side pull work). Great route!

rachelvlc 20/May Lead
Widda 14/May 2nd dog

1. from the bottom to the last move of the crux. 2. from pre-crux to post-crux 3. from mid-crux to the top. Choo choo tire me choo.

chris_woodsy 14/May Lead β
with Widdaz
StrongDan 13/May Lead β
bede.west 13/May Lead G/U

2nd go (...and relevant to me not ukc: this topped off my friday+saturday in Swanage, live band and local cider, with dancing Friday night; meadows fully in flower walking in, lizards sunbathing and scampering about the crag and a pod of dolphins swam past around lunch time. Barley need to climb when the environment is that great)

Widda 13/May 2nd dog

slept most of the afternoon then had 3 half-hearted goes up.. should try harder tomorrow or never get up it.

powelli 29/Apr TR dog

Stylish moves indeed and thought-provoking. Dogged top-rope but still managed all the moves individually, first outdoor 7a - pretty satisfied.

with Abi M
Maynard 16/Apr Lead RP
Oliver Smaje 15/Apr Lead dnf
Conor Nally 15/Apr Lead dnf
RFWilkie 14/Apr Lead RP
davidrblakeman 14/Apr Lead RP

Third attempt on lead

with Ralph wilkinson
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 14/Apr Lead rpt
with Steph
samparsons 07/Apr Lead β
haribotheclimber 02/Apr Lead G/U
Mike Weatherill 02/Apr Lead
dom_joyce265 26/Mar Lead RP

3rd go

joe1joe1joe2 26/Mar Lead β

Flassssssh. Nice route, not too bad if you know the moves. Some of the big flat holds are a bit slippy/low friction stuff.

The Grist 25/Feb Lead RP
with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 25/Feb Lead RP

5 minutes practice on top rope, then led it. Pretty chuffed, nice moves

with Mark Grist
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Mike Weatherill 03/Sep/16 Lead rpt
ian d f 15/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Richard
ian d f 09/Aug/16 TR rpt
with shunt
Mike Weatherill 24/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Mike Weatherill 21/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Mike Weatherill 16/Jul/16 Lead rpt
brian watson 16/Jul/16 Lead RP
with Pete Frost
Adam Willison 10/Jul/16 Lead

Second go

Mike Weatherill 09/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Ian Bell 25/Jun/16 Lead dog

Another 3 goes a year later but still no luck. Just stamina really, but knackered today.

Tommy Harris 20/Jun/16 Lead RP
with Hannah
nakedave 19/Jun/16 2nd dnf
tomhull 19/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Started raining. Slipped off on the flash attempt

Mike Weatherill 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Alex Norman 14/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dan
Mike Weatherill 30/May/16 Lead rpt
bencoope 07/May/16 Lead RP
roryferris 30/Apr/16 2nd
with Sam4242
Sam4242 30/Apr/16 Lead dog
matt1024 24/Apr/16 2nd dog
Thomarnold 02/Nov/15 -
Alex Handley 01/Nov/15 Lead RP

Second go, great power endurance route.

with Merlin
merlin138 01/Nov/15 Lead dog

Work soooo hard and then came off, next time it'll go when fresh.

Ian Bell 11/Jul/15 Lead dog

3 goes but didn't quite manage it. Nice routes with no individual move that hard. Will blame failure on the heat!

with Ben Griffiths
GPN 04/Jul/15 Lead
with Annette
Hidden 04/Jul/15 TR dog
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 09/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Alan, Sophie, Chris Weedon, Drew, Steph
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 25/May/15 Lead rpt
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 24/May/15 Lead rpt


Hidden 20/May/15 Lead dog
Hidden 20/May/15 Lead RP
Hidden 19/May/15 Lead dog
Hidden 11/May/15 Lead dog
AlexD 23/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 23/Apr/15 TR dog
with Alex
kennythescot 12/Apr/15 Lead dog
5210Hill 12/Apr/15 Lead dog
Lee_Meaden 12/Apr/15 TR dog

Last climb of long weekend. Fun route that flows nicely. Would like try it again fresh

najki_2000 04/Apr/15 Lead RP

Unsure about what I climbed - I was on the first route right of the 6b+ but that doesn't seem right according to the picture here. Still a nice route but felt about 6c?

with Chris Rose
Shane Willis ?/Mar/15 Lead RP

Second go, so nearly got the onsight

ian bryant ??/2015 -
Dandan82 06/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Rich
JM 29/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Stevo
ASchwirtz 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
richardashe 06/Jul/14 Lead RP

Should have had it on the repoint but it went after a few goes. Very nice once one knows the moves.

Ed Babs 16/Jun/14 Lead RP

2nd go.

RKirke 12/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Aaron B, Liam Day
Matt.c.Warner ?/Jun/14 -
Stroppy 31/May/14 Lead RP

First clean 7a!

with Ben Lloyd, Roger Kirke
BenL 31/May/14 Lead RP
Oliver Tilbury 26/May/14 Lead β
Pathological_Climber 26/May/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead RP
paultaylor 15/Apr/14 Lead β
JLD 26/Mar/14 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead RP
Graham Westbrook 22/Aug/13 Lead RP

2nd go

Jon_Warner 05/Aug/13 Lead RP

Nice balanced route. Friendly at the grade.

with Jonny
karoo88 05/Aug/13 Lead β
Michelle W 05/Aug/13 Lead β
with karoo88
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead β
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead β
Sophie Nunn 23/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Richard
gibsond 23/Jul/13 TR dog

Took a few goes to work out a sequence to get up on the main wall, but finally got something that worked. Will try to lead clean next time.

with Martin Johnson, Rich, Sophie Nunn
Luxulyan 23/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Darryl, Sophie
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead dog
DorsetGareth 02/Feb/13 Lead RP

Quite a lot of seepage for the first third (although one of the driest on the crag). Took a fair few goes. Nice sequence.

with Chris S
Hidden 11/Nov/12 TR dnf
Hidden 24/Aug/12 Lead dog
JKinsella 04/Aug/12 Lead RP

My choice for the warm up.

with Ross
quiffhanger 04/Aug/12 Lead RP

2nd go. Not a good choice for the warm-up.

with Joe
alek 29/Jul/12 Lead RP


Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead RP
Jonathan Emett 17/Jun/12 Lead RP

3rd go.

with Paul
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead RP
Ciro 26/Feb/12 Lead RP

Seemed desperate at first, but once you work out the sequence pretty straightforward

with Nic
Hidden 05/Jan/12 Lead RP
Jonathan Emett 24/Dec/11 Lead dog

3 attempts.

Hidden 09/Dec/11 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Dec/11 TR dnf
Hidden 07/Dec/11 Lead RP
ASchwirtz 25/Sep/11 Lead dog

Very greasy. Best attempt ground up 2 falls. Clean on top rope.

Gazleah 17/Aug/11 Lead RP

2nd try

with linda ford
Sami Mandeel 05/Aug/11 Lead RP
el_monty 05/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Sami
Sami Mandeel 31/Jul/11 Lead dog

Shouldn've had it 3rd try but blew it. Out of juice by 4th attempt.

Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 13/Jul/11 Lead RP

Second go

keithpeck 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
BicepAndrews 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
BicepAndrews 01/Jul/11 Lead RP
Bonkers Dog 15/May/11 Lead dog
Linc 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Dandan82 14/May/11 Lead O/S
ian d f 08/May/11 Lead RP

Should have flashed it!

with Joe Kinsella, Steve Robinson
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead dog
ardzeiem 13/Mar/11 TR


with Sean
andyjirvin 08/Mar/11 TR dnf

Sheri's project again, which he led clean today... thoguht I'd top rope to see what it was like. First couple of goes were horrific; came back later after finish the 6b+ and it felt a bit better got more easily through the first few moves past first bolt... but then one hard 'stopper' move with horrible crimp. Hope to come back and work some more.

duncan 05/Mar/11 Lead RP
riddle 27/Feb/11 Lead dog

Tried this twice today, got stopped by the same move.

Hidden 26/Feb/11 Lead
duncan 23/Jan/11 Lead dog
hippo99 29/Aug/10 Lead RP
with rache
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
Wendy 18/Jul/10 Lead β
Hidden 06/Jul/10 2nd
riddle 04/Jul/10 Lead dog
with Yasmina
Leeds 31/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 08/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead rpt
The Jazz Butcher 03/May/10 Lead rpt
with Bern
feilx 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Joe
dmoir 16/Jun/09 Lead β
breed 09/Jan/09 TR RP

top roped today hope to lead in future

Hidden 15/Aug/08 Lead RP
adrianjenner 01/Aug/08 Lead dog
Hidden 23/Jul/08 Lead β
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead RP
dan gibson 15/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with simon chevis
dannyboy83 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Martin Krasnansky 16/Aug/07 Lead O/S
JPGR 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Richard Horn 19/May/07 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead dog
MontyH 27/Jan/07 TR

Fell about five times

with pete and Brian
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 -
bigie bob 30/Jun/06 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Apr/06 Lead RP
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
pezzerrr ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/99 Lead O/S
Roget 28/Jul/98 Lead rpt
with jon
migs493 22/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/98 Lead RP
steve taylor ??/1995 Lead
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