Rockfax Description
6a, S0, 80m. A very good circular traverse, and a fun introduction to the area. Start on the beach and head round the west tip of the Stair Hole Promontory. Continue into the West Cave at, or very near sea level, to emerge back on the beach. © Rockfax

FSA. Jon Williams 23.5.90 23/May/1990

Ticklists: Dorset weekender, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes, The Ultimate SUMC Ticklist.

Lizard Ollie 25/Oct/17 DWS O/S

Awesome going through the cave although very polished and greasy. Plenty of rests which were necessary to dry shoes after continuous soakings from the big swell

Hidden 25/Oct/17 DWS dnf
HarryCopperthwaite 24/Sep/17 Sent
Hidden 23/Sep/17 DWS O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/17 Solo G/U
Hidden 04/Sep/17 DWS
tsyrett 02/Sep/17 DWS rpt

Nice and dry to warm up

Wood for Trees 02/Sep/17 DWS rpt
with Steph, Stacked Sam, Heliya, Adam R, Lia, Tom Russell, Dougie
D.Russell 02/Sep/17 DWS O/S
tom russell 02/Sep/17 DWS
with Adam Russell, doogie
AJM 01/Sep/17 DWS rpt
James Oakes 31/Aug/17 DWS rpt
benkelsey 28/Aug/17 DWS rpt
with mrteale, Tim rooker, Felicity, Fran hammond, harry_lewis, Jamie sparks, rory wadsworth, Dawn_K_B, CarlaJG, Alex Mccan, Pete Briggs, Shaun Humphreys
tsyrett 28/Aug/17 DWS rpt
samskiter 28/Aug/17 DWS dnf

so slippy at the crux!

Owen Diba 28/Aug/17 DWS rpt


timrooker 28/Aug/17 DWS O/S

onsight on saturday and repeat on monday - tricky technical crux and mega greasy inside the cave made for a second psycho crux!

Hidden 28/Aug/17 DWS dnf
Hidden 28/Aug/17 DWS dnf
NeilHowarth 27/Aug/17 DWS G/U
routrax 27/Aug/17 DWS G/U

Third time lucky :)

Rgledable 27/Aug/17 DWS β

Really good fun! My first DWS outing. Some really nice moves coming through the cave. Finished by climbing above the top of the cave beach side and jumping off.

Dawn_K_B 26/Aug/17 DWS O/S
harry_lewis 26/Aug/17 DWS O/S
with ultrabuoys
franhammond92 26/Aug/17 DWS β

On Saturday as a warm up for the weekend. Feet got a little damp from the swell. Repeated in on Monday which was super greasy but still fun.

Gracieclimbs 26/Aug/17 DWS dnf

wimped out and jumped off at the crux HVS section

Matt Crolla 26/Aug/17 DWS dnf
Hidden 26/Aug/17 DWS O/S
amccann 26/Aug/17 DWS rpt
CarlaJG 26/Aug/17 DWS
shaunhumphreys 26/Aug/17 DWS O/S
danjouan 24/Aug/17 DWS rpt
althesin 22/Aug/17 Solo rpt

Clockwise, low.

Dan Browne 22/Aug/17 DWS

low version - super low tide, good moves, fell reversing

Dan Browne 22/Aug/17 DWS rpt

high version over slab super greasy

Rupey 20/Aug/17 DWS rpt
Matt Cooke 19/Aug/17 DWS β
Hidden 19/Aug/17 DWS β
routrax 19/Aug/17 DWS dnf

Very choppy seas, had to take a very high line and literally got picked up off the rock by a huge wave before the move into the cave!

with Grace, Diana, Dan
john rensten 18/Aug/17 DWS rpt
with ellie, Dom
itslaurahill 15/Aug/17 DWS dnf
DanielDean 15/Aug/17 DWS O/S
ttunag 15/Aug/17 DWS dnf
Dan Hostford 15/Aug/17 DWS O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/17 DWS
Hidden 13/Aug/17 DWS G/U
hfotheri 13/Aug/17 DWS O/S
socrates2611 13/Aug/17 DWS RP
Gus 13/Aug/17 DWS
with soup crew
Dan Hostford 12/Aug/17 DWS O/S
Dan Browne 10/Aug/17 DWS rpt
Hidden 10/Aug/17 DWS
robburgundy 06/Aug/17 DWS
marcb 06/Aug/17 DWS rpt

Tried Herbot the Turbot second time round.

danjouan 06/Aug/17 DWS rpt
danjouan 06/Aug/17 DWS rpt
danjouan 06/Aug/17 DWS rpt
danjouan 06/Aug/17 DWS rpt
La benya 06/Aug/17 DWS rpt

No shoes, no chalk- big mistake. Painful but just about doable.

danjouan 05/Aug/17 DWS rpt

With Jay

Cyrees ?/Aug/17 DWS O/S
Emmatravers ?/Aug/17 DWS
Jan Masat 31/Jul/17 DWS O/S

Brilliant FED traverse experiece with pretty wild see below. Glad not to fall in 😁

Steve Hickie 31/Jul/17 DWS O/S

Bloody awesome. Waves were very strong which added to the fun.

tsyrett 14/Jul/17 DWS rpt
marcb 08/Jul/17 DWS rpt

+ fell off Horny and Z-cars

with Tom, Jon Daly
slowmotion 08/Jul/17 DWS β
Ben Harper 08/Jul/17 DWS rpt
Hidden 08/Jul/17 Solo rpt
tsyrett 08/Jul/17 DWS rpt
Martin Bagshaw 08/Jul/17 DWS O/S
with Andrew porter, Michael Porter
Rupey 05/Jul/17 DWS rpt
with brian
tsyrett 02/Jul/17 DWS rpt
Liam Ingram 02/Jul/17 DWS O/S
marcb 02/Jul/17 DWS rpt

Twice round, warm up and warm down taking the low-tide way.

with Fillipe
klcmunro 02/Jul/17 DWS
funsized 01/Jul/17 DWS rpt
danjouan 01/Jul/17 DWS rpt

Went the high way this time- much better!!

danjouan 01/Jul/17 DWS

Just making sure the last time wasn't a fluke.

atthedropofahat 01/Jul/17 DWS dnf

Need to finish next time. Fell on the downwards move at the crux.

marcb 01/Jul/17 DWS rpt

Bone dry!

with Ben Harper, Michael Moore
HoboUniJoe 01/Jul/17 DWS dnf
with Olly, Steve, Dan
routrax 01/Jul/17 DWS
Amy Horton 27/Jun/17 DWS rpt
Edanton90 27/Jun/17 DWS dnf
Saurusrock 21/Jun/17 DWS β

Had a go in 2015 when I'd just started climbing. Felt nice to come back and get around it cleanly. One of the most enjoyable climbs of my week.

Rupey 20/Jun/17 DWS rpt
overbeyond 16/Jun/17 DWS β

My First outdoor route and the best adrenalin injection evar..

Hidden 01/Jun/17 DWS β
Hidden 01/Jun/17 DWS G/U
danjouan 13/May/17 DWS dnf
Tom Bellis 13/May/17 DWS dnf
with Dan
Laurence Mitchell 18/Sep/16 DWS
Ben Seeley 18/Sep/16 DWS O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/16 DWS G/U
Sam4242 14/Sep/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/16 DWS rpt
HazelMacLean 11/Sep/16 DWS O/S

Did it twice after wussing out of Animal Magnetism!

Adam Willison 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

First DWS route.

Kynabauchary 29/Aug/16 Solo O/S

Really cool, 1st solo over water at the turn in the tide with big but calm swells. Bonus of a nice swim after

Hidden 29/Aug/16 DWS
benkelsey 29/Aug/16 DWS rpt

Not the cop out way, come on guys

Owen Davies 29/Aug/16 DWS O/S
Pepper15 29/Aug/16 DWS

I did it!!! At last, 3 years of DWS fest and I finally managed it. So chuffed! Great conditions, not greasy at all and I felt great on it! So happy!

Dan 85 27/Aug/16 DWS rpt
with Liam
Teappleby 27/Aug/16 DWS G/U

Pretty nervy. Spent a year being bullied for falling off this... luckily I managed this year.

with Team Heckle
James Oswald 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S
john lynch 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S
with train of men in tights
amccann 27/Aug/16 DWS β
RangerMcFreindly 27/Aug/16 DWS G/U
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S
with Full Crew
Dan Hostford 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S
mrteale 27/Aug/16 DWS β
nathanlee 27/Aug/16 DWS rpt
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Wood for Trees 27/Aug/16 DWS rpt
with crew
Pepper15 27/Aug/16 DWS

Tried twice. Once with ben but fell off on the climb down towards the slab area in the cave. Second time I went dws with emily and got further! Up onto the slab and second to last section of the cave. So greasy and i fell off! almost there

pete1993 27/Aug/16 DWS β
burto 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S
AlexHewitt90 26/Aug/16 DWS O/S

easier at low tide, holds become slippery with grease

Gus 26/Aug/16 DWS
Rupey 23/Aug/16 DWS rpt
with Al
rjnato 22/Aug/16 DWS
Zakko 17/Aug/16 DWS O/S
max_dickens 17/Aug/16 DWS rpt

Felt nails with the grease

with Bow, Zakko
Tommy Harris 16/Aug/16 DWS O/S

Lovely little warm up..

Hidden 15/Aug/16 DWS rpt
Hidden 14/Aug/16 DWS
quiffhanger 13/Aug/16 DWS rpt
jobangles 13/Aug/16 DWS dnf

First outdoor climb and first DWS! Traverse felt quite treacherous with jagged rock below. Fell at the beginning of the climb inside the cave after getting pumped.

with Ezra, Jacob
Hidden 07/Aug/16 DWS rpt
katiep 07/Aug/16 DWS β

So wet through the crux, just about held on

with Roger, Amy Horton, Joe Premier
Amy Horton 07/Aug/16 DWS dnf
marcb 07/Aug/16 DWS rpt
sarpedon 07/Aug/16 DWS rpt

Felt like 6b+ today as I did at high tide with swell, the holds inside the cave were not slick, they were soaking wet! As close to falling as I've ever gotten on it.

Ellis Bird ?/Aug/16 DWS
musgravet 31/Jul/16 DWS O/S

First DWS!

with Alison Hodkin
Samuel P 31/Jul/16 DWS O/S
with TCA Pete, TCA Helen
Hidden 30/Jul/16 DWS
legbitme 30/Jul/16 DWS O/S

Brilliant . Prefer when tide is low to avoid wet feet . Yeeeeeaaah

with Jayboy, Jack gould, Vicky hau, Party Pete
thejunglist 30/Jul/16 DWS O/S
with Team
GrahamGiles 30/Jul/16 DWS O/S
Sophie Nunn 24/Jul/16 DWS rpt
with Ian L, Floris
climber34neil 24/Jul/16 DWS

Team Rick Mike ethen and me , nice swim at the end

afterthesend 23/Jul/16 DWS RP
Widda 22/Jul/16 DWS dnf

First DWS - splash down on the greasy rail entering the cave. Experienced the full range of emotions - well worth it!!

tsyrett 22/Jul/16 Solo rpt
chris_woodsy 22/Jul/16 DWS O/S
with Widdaz
AJM 18/Jul/16 DWS rpt
The Ivanator 14/Jul/16 DWS dnf

Nipped down at the end of a family day out. Mid tide and choppy waters, so went high in the cave and pumped out when a good rising line of holds led to blankness ...need more stamina to hang around and suss the sequence, horribly unfit at the moment :-( Anyway the swim out was refreshing and the route is amazing fun, hope to return later this summer in better shape and have another crack.

Ellie.Webb 13/Jul/16 DWS dnf
with Dave
Hidden 09/Jul/16 DWS rpt
loco wilko ?/Jul/16 DWS O/S
with clare wilkins
StrongDan ?/Jul/16 DWS
marcb 18/Jun/16 DWS
Ben Harper 18/Jun/16 DWS rpt
Amy Horton 18/Jun/16 DWS
Rupey 11/Jun/16 Solo rpt
with Al
ajsmallwood ?/Jun/16 DWS O/S
Peter Ballantine ?/May/16 DWS RP
tomballantine ?/May/16 DWS β
tradisrad ??/2016 DWS dnf
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 03/Oct/15 DWS dnf
Circus 03/Oct/15 DWS O/S
with Seren
armand_dude ?/Oct/15 DWS dnf
Russell Blackaller 27/Sep/15 DWS O/S

Russ' recommended rest-day route. Great fun!

with Charlotte
Bullybones 09/Sep/15 DWS

Both ways

AaronBosley ?/Sep/15 DWS O/S
with Connie
Gus 31/Aug/15 DWS
James Oakes 31/Aug/15 DWS O/S
benkelsey 30/Aug/15 DWS O/S

Feel bad for heckling Anna so much on this, total grease fest!

markalmack 29/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Solo
david morse 29/Aug/15 DWS β
with Toms party
Hidden 29/Aug/15 DWS dnf
Jake Young 29/Aug/15 DWS rpt
Teappleby 29/Aug/15 DWS dnf

I could give so many excuses as to why this when wrong (wet, watching Anna from a strenuous position, etc ). But basically I just was stupid and fell off!

with Chris Middleton, Caroline Riddiford, Jake Young, Anna Duckett, Ben Kelsey, Jem Greenway
will smith11 28/Aug/15 DWS
Hidden 28/Aug/15 DWS rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/15 DWS rpt
Pepper15 22/Aug/15 -

Greasy and wild seas! Fell off in the cave.

Frances Bensley 18/Aug/15 DWS β
Ekoby 16/Aug/15 Sent dnf
with Nataliehaigh, Phil Haigh
philhaigh 16/Aug/15 DWS O/S
AJM 08/Aug/15 DWS rpt
Sophie Nunn 08/Aug/15 DWS rpt
Ally Smith 08/Aug/15 DWS O/S
with AJM
Si dH 08/Aug/15 DWS O/S
with Nick
tsyrett 01/Aug/15 DWS rpt

Spring low tide so went for the low variation. Bit greasy in the cave but good enough

dbrooks 31/Jul/15 DWS O/S

big high tide, went high in the cave

Shane Willis 25/Jul/15 DWS O/S

Did the low variant 2 weeks ago and it was dripping, felt 6c. Did the high version today in perfect conditions and it was sublime!

Jake.Perry 25/Jul/15 DWS β
Hidden 25/Jul/15 DWS
Rupey 25/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with Al and Gaz
Rory Bascombe 21/Jul/15 DWS O/S
Tom Corras 21/Jul/15 DWS O/S
Sophie Nunn 19/Jul/15 DWS rpt
Hidden 19/Jul/15 DWS rpt
Hidden 18/Jul/15 DWS rpt
Sophie Nunn 10/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with Ed B
tsyrett 10/Jul/15 DWS rpt

Both high and low variations. Conditions were good in the cave!

Sophie Nunn 10/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with Ed B
AJM 10/Jul/15 DWS rpt
Rupey 08/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with alan
GPN 05/Jul/15 DWS
Caspian Johnson 05/Jul/15 DWS β

Quite the excursion

with brices
Sophie Nunn 03/Jul/15 Solo rpt
with Felix
Rupey 01/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with Al and Gaz
markmac ?/Jul/15 DWS
EveC995 ?/Jul/15 DWS rpt
with shane
Sophie Nunn 30/Jun/15 Solo rpt
with Ed B
Hidden 30/Jun/15 DWS rpt
AJM 30/Jun/15 DWS rpt
Rupey 27/Jun/15 DWS rpt
rjf106 27/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 DWS
Hidden 24/Jun/15 DWS rpt
AlexD 19/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Sophie Nunn 19/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Sam4242 19/Jun/15 Solo O/S
evans859 18/Jun/15 DWS G/U
Ellie Rymer 18/Jun/15 DWS O/S
Mark Chevassut 18/Jun/15 DWS O/S
lkfitzgerald 18/Jun/15 DWS dnf
Hidden 14/Jun/15 DWS
WilliamD 25/May/15 DWS O/S

Nice first 3/4, but a pumpy finish. Did it at low tide and still had enough water if I fell. First DWS, had a lot of fun!

Hidden 06/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Stanners 23/Sep/14 Solo O/S

wicked fun! VERY VERY low water!

Elaine Budden 20/Sep/14 Solo β

The inside of the cave was super green and greasy... all adds to the fun though!

with Keiha
Hidden 19/Sep/14 Solo dnf
G Weatherley 19/Sep/14 Solo
with twill
KDhruev 19/Sep/14 Solo rpt
with Lainy
lena.drapella 15/Sep/14 Solo β
with Sky, dannyboy
Hidden 14/Sep/14 DWS rpt
Bullybones 05/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/14 Solo
HAJ Francis ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
blaza1 31/Aug/14 DWS O/S
tim newton 24/Aug/14 DWS O/S
Gus 24/Aug/14 Solo
Alex Hallam 24/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Llinos C 24/Aug/14 Solo β
with Cailean Harker, Gav Simmons, Simon Brice
Redneck 24/Aug/14 DWS

Splashed down in West Cave...

J.Wells 24/Aug/14 DWS O/S
with lots
Wood for Trees 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S

wasn't thinking and nearly fell off!

with Andre Heckler et al
bede.west 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S


Adam Booth 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Jake Young 23/Aug/14 Solo rpt
scoth 16/Aug/14 Solo
with Jackwd
Jackwd 16/Aug/14 Solo RP
with Stuart Webster, Scott
Sophie Nunn 16/Aug/14 Solo
with Sarp
sarpedon 16/Aug/14 Solo rpt

Did it in high tide and with a bit of chop. As hard as it'll get.

Sophie Nunn 04/Aug/14 Solo rpt
with Alex
Laramadness 02/Aug/14 Solo rpt
soph 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
theotherpetehill 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Ross McKerchar
Hidden 26/Jul/14 DWS
quiffhanger 26/Jul/14 Solo rpt
with Rachel, Peter Hill
Rupey 24/Jul/14 Solo rpt
JUSTADUDE 23/Jul/14 DWS rpt
with Shane
Rupey 22/Jul/14 Solo rpt
sarpedon 22/Jul/14 Solo rpt

Did it about half a dozen times today to get to the routes.

Hidden 21/Jul/14 DWS
KimberlyJarrad 21/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/14 DWS rpt
Stuart Johnston 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S


adam 24 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/14 DWS O/S
Rupey 17/Jul/14 Solo rpt
shane4747 17/Jul/14 Solo dnf
JUSTADUDE 17/Jul/14 DWS rpt

Didn't get it the first time, went too high. Got it at low tide on the lower section. Does it go high too?

with Shane
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Solo rpt
max_dickens 13/Jul/14 Solo RP
Rupey 01/Jul/14 Solo rpt
smokeyj ?/Jul/14 DWS G/U
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Solo
KDhruev 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
jw231 29/Jun/14 Solo rpt

A great way to complete a stag weekend!

nblackbeard 29/Jun/14 Solo β

Post stag coastering :-)

dmaldonado 29/Jun/14 Solo dnf
with James Whitlock, Marc McGarry, Nick Blackbeard
sarpedon 29/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Rupey 28/Jun/14 Solo rpt
with Al and Gaz
pymn nice but dim 27/Jun/14 Solo dnf

climbed way too high of the original line into the green roof. bailed above the crux

Maddie 24/Jun/14 Solo O/S

Awesome crux move, thought I was coming off but just stuck it

with Lola, Remi Richards, Dan S
Danstephens 24/Jun/14 Solo O/S
with maddie sweetman
Remi Richards 24/Jun/14 Solo dnf
with Maddie
moguy 24/Jun/14 Solo O/S
SimonMarcYoung 23/Jun/14 Solo dnf
Sophie Nunn 22/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Pete Scott 21/Jun/14 DWS O/S
with Tom Syrett, Ben Buckland
dom_joyce265 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
phillipwright 17/Jun/14 DWS O/S
GeneralFifi 17/Jun/14 DWS G/U
Sophie Nunn 12/Jun/14 Solo rpt
with Alan, Alex
Monkey_Alan 12/Jun/14 Solo rpt
professorcobra 26/May/14 DWS O/S
RKirke 03/May/14 DWS O/S
with Sarp
sarpedon 03/May/14 Solo O/S

Did it close to high tide, the supposedly VDiff part felt like a hard 6b.

feilx 09/Apr/14 Solo rpt
AlexD 09/Apr/14 Solo rpt
with Felix
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Solo rpt
quiffhanger 01/Sep/13 Solo

Had fun helping Cailean guiding Hannah "I cant do this, oh I've just done it" round.

mark20 31/Aug/13 Solo β
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 25/Aug/13 Solo O/S
adam06 25/Aug/13 Solo

ripped my shorts on the last move!

Gus 25/Aug/13 Solo
with ben rouse, Rob Clifton
Luke Owens 24/Aug/13 Solo RP

Greased off soaking wet in high tide, easy in low tide.

with Boosh Crew
Mattlamb90 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
luke384 24/Aug/13 Solo β
with Boosh crew
_m.cox_ 21/Aug/13 Solo rpt
althesin 20/Aug/13 Solo rpt

Clockwise, low water, high in cave.

althesin 18/Aug/13 Solo dnf
scoth 18/Aug/13 Solo dnf

went west to east, got into cave but fell off pumped from greasy hold, good fun

with lisa, Jackwd
dr_botnik 18/Aug/13 Sent dnf
with Jack D, Chris Daly-Roy, Justin Reid
Jackwd 18/Aug/13 Solo dnf

First DWS trip! Great fun!

nickwhimster 10/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Andrew
Rupey 03/Aug/13 Solo
admackie 01/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Solo O/S
MoWalker3 28/Jul/13 -

leftwards at low level when very wet.

with Joe
Norman_P_W 27/Jul/13 Solo
with Bob M
Bob M 27/Jul/13 Solo
Matt Smith 21/Jul/13 DWS G/U

High tide

Hidden 21/Jul/13 Solo dnf
Monkey_Alan 20/Jul/13 Solo rpt
quiffhanger 20/Jul/13 Solo rpt

Fun guiding Matt around :)

Jim Brooke 20/Jul/13 Solo O/S
rachhunt 20/Jul/13 Solo dnf

hide tide.

Julie Carroll 18/Jul/13 Solo O/S


Clee 18/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Rupey 15/Jul/13 Solo
Julian Prieto 15/Jul/13 Solo dnf

Went too high in the cave, got pumped trying to get across and then reversing and going back down, and eventually fell in.

Monkey_Alan 15/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Monkey_Alan 13/Jul/13 Solo rpt

Very greasy - felt desperate!

with John Knight, Lawrence Dudley, Tom Starks
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Solo rpt
patrickc 13/Jul/13 Solo dnf

Fell when exiting cave.

with Sue
tomshanti 13/Jul/13 Solo dnf

fall in greasy interior

nathanlee 12/Jul/13 Solo O/S

great little expidition

with DWS Crew
trev_f 11/Jul/13 Solo rpt
tsyrett 10/Jul/13 Solo O/S
gibsond 09/Jul/13 Solo rpt
with Martin Johnson, Rich, Alex Dennis, Sophie Nunn, Alan Blanchflower
Monkey_Alan 09/Jul/13 Solo rpt

Twice, low and high routes.

Hidden 09/Jul/13 Solo
AlexD 09/Jul/13 Solo rpt
phardy 08/Jul/13 Solo O/S

DWS. Great fun!!

Hidden 08/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Solo O/S
jonleighton 07/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Solo rpt
James Mitchelmore 06/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Sophie Nunn 05/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Luxulyan 05/Jul/13 Solo rpt
with Martin, Sophie
will6459 05/Jul/13 Solo O/S
jonleighton 05/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Solo
Sophie Nunn 28/Jun/13 Solo rpt
with Martin
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Solo dnf
Tophe 11/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with Alex banks, Ben Corbey
Albachoss 10/Jun/13 Solo rpt

Took a different line through the crux, just as tricky for 5a. Good fun.

with Chris, Ben
nimajneb 10/Jun/13 Solo
Sophie Nunn 08/Jun/13 Solo RP
with Ben
Sophie Nunn 08/Jun/13 Solo rpt
with Ben
Albachoss 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S

A tough crux, lovely sharp rock and great positions.

quiffhanger 03/Jun/13 Solo rpt
with George, Matt W
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo rpt
MoWalker3 17/Sep/12 Solo
with Joe
lukeh 16/Sep/12 Solo O/S


with frances, Jamie Lewin, simon brice, jack folkes
steve taylor 08/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Gopping wet in the cave!

Alex the Alex ?/Sep/12 Solo RP
dan gibson 26/Aug/12 Solo rpt
with AJ, michael porter
brices 26/Aug/12 DWS G/U
with Jack
Patrick Hill 21/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Solo
onlyfoddington 18/Aug/12 Solo dnf

Definitely try this again

Hidden 14/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 DWS O/S
Helen Gibson 11/Aug/12 Solo

tried this a few years ago and got wet. But made it round this time. Quite intimidating with the wind and waves. Didn't use chalked up sloper that's impossible to hold, this time! Great fun.

with Paul
Oddjob 11/Aug/12 DWS β
with Adam B
AlexD 10/Aug/12 Solo
with Ed
virgil 05/Aug/12 -
pete87abs 05/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Alex More 04/Aug/12 Solo

Worst conditions ever today with solid 2ft waves washing through the cave forced to take the high line more like dws caving

Dale ?/Aug/12 Solo

My first Deep water solo always wanted to do it great fun. It was only very close to the sea. I got soaked when a wave came and drenched me just before the crux, had to finish it off very wet made it harder.

Hidden ?/Aug/12 Solo O/S
BeccaSnowden 28/Jul/12 Solo rpt

Low down version in cave. Got VERY wet shoes!

CRiddiford 25/Jul/12 Solo O/S

lowish tide pretty sure this made some of it easier

Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo
Jake Young 25/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Alex N-R 24/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Solo rpt
marcb 22/Jul/12 Solo rpt

oxx - First time was greasy as! Second and third times were great.

Rupey 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with alan
Hidden 06/Jul/12 Solo
rustaldo 01/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Luxulyan ?/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Brilliant and quite sustained towards the end. Really safe.

with Mig, Dan Browne, Tom Murrell
joe1joe1joe2 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S

All these routes were climbed between 15th-22nd June 2012. Deep water solo.

shepherd 30/May/12 Solo RP
Hidden 25/May/12 Solo RP
Kyle Goslan 25/Mar/12 Solo O/S
marcb 25/Mar/12 DWS O/S

First DWS of the year. Fun as always! The rock was really dry, and the tide was really low. Kyle got his first clean ascent, Tom fell on the last move losing his OS. Felt super easy, must be way stronger than last year ;) Swam out to Horny Lil Devil. She looks fun, can't wait to try it when the water is a bit warmer!

with Tom, Kyle Goslan
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Solo dnf
Hidden 03/Oct/11 Solo
Sophie Nunn 03/Oct/11 Solo dnf
with Scott
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Solo O/S
brian watson 02/Oct/11 Solo RP
with neil weymouth
gibsond 01/Oct/11 Solo O/S

First DWS. Fantastic. Tide high so no way to keep feet dry.

Monkey_Alan 01/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo O/S
el_monty 29/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with Zo, Si, Sami
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Joe Black 28/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Solo O/S
dswansonlow 10/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with Feilx
saalty 04/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with andy, Terri, eddy
tatz45 02/Aug/11 Solo O/S
halfdan 01/Aug/11 Solo dnf

Fell off inside the cave

with Marc Baldwin
Montse Shelb 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S

nice solo, little scary at the crux

with stephen, mike, Nathan
nath_casper 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with stephen, mikey, montse
Daniel Wicks 30/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with Rob
Stone Muppet 29/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Both directions, including F6b-ish low variations. In English money could be anywhere from 5a-5c depending what you do.

with am
AJM 29/Jul/11 Solo

Did it in both directions, with a splashdown in one direction on a low pumpy variant.

Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
MoWalker3 24/Jul/11 -

There and back now on the low variation.

Hidden 23/Jul/11 Solo O/S
halfdan 23/Jul/11 Solo dnf

Fell off inside the cave

with Marc Baldwin
marcb 23/Jul/11 Solo rpt
with Martin Evans, Scott Lewis
Hidden 13/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 13/Jul/11 Solo O/S
marcb 10/Jul/11 Solo RP
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Solo
tom106 14/Jun/11 Solo rpt
with laura
loz901 14/Jun/11 Solo O/S
funsized 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Clockwise, cave section only.

feilx 01/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Robin Head 01/Jun/11 Solo dnf
Ed Westwood 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Horton, gidmord, Ben Harper
gidmord 14/May/11 -
with Tom Horton, Ben Harper, Ed Westwood
Chris_barr 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with DWS Team
oliver.ghill91 25/Apr/11 Solo
Alex More 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Sami Mandeel 20/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Solo O/S
jayrenegade 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S

Awesome, felt hard F6a+ in my guide. Guess it's not really 6a+.

LiLaMont 04/Sep/10 Solo β
lukas richardo ?/Sep/10 Solo

a beautiful thing. in the cave i went high, then low, then high some more, to an exit with the sea lapping at my heels and an acute burning sensation in my biceps.

tim_mcd 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Manchi 30/Aug/10 Solo β
nickwhimster 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Matt B
monsteratt 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
coffeepot 30/Aug/10 Solo dnf
jelaby 30/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with Caroline, Manchi, Tim McDonald, Thom Allen, notgnarly, CoffeePot
Mattb1421 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Nice traverse had lots of fun...did get my boots wet coming round into the cave!

with Wills, Nick Whimster
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Solo rpt
pawelx 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Solo RP
thomb 12/Aug/10 Solo O/S
feilx 11/Aug/10 Solo rpt
langar27 09/Aug/10 Solo O/S
tsyrett 08/Aug/10 Solo
jbulger 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Solo dnf
Sophie Nunn 30/Jul/10 Solo dnf

A liitle damp!!

La benya 30/Jul/10 Solo O/S
tom106 28/Jul/10 Solo rpt


with felix, jake, andy
sparkass 25/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Dax 25/Jul/10 Solo dnf

Really low tide so had to stay low .. unable to make move in cave (not sure how the move went .. no way the route I was on was a 5a though). Also was wearing booties rather than rock boots .. made not the slightest bit of difference as the climbing was either very easy or hard work on your arms/fingers.

JulesV 24/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Solo dnf
conorjclarke 18/Jul/10 Solo

very high tide plus the low route (I think?) so most of me was in the water for most of the climb. if there was a "solo dogged" option I think that would be appropriate for a floatclimb like this

Ed Babs 11/Jul/10 DWS O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Solo
Greg Pittam 03/Jul/10 Solo dnf

Fell in the cave near the end

with Raff, Clare Richardson
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 03/Jul/10 Lead β
with DWStag
Ali.B ?/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Gorgeous first intro to DWS.

Ed Booth 28/Jun/10 Solo rpt
TiffTiff 19/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Rose Williams 06/Jun/10 Solo dnf

again fell in the cave at the sloping hold below where gareth was sat!

tom106 04/Jun/10 Solo
jacobjlloyd 03/Jun/10 Solo rpt
with Joe Premier, Arnaud, Tom Smart, Tom Maidwell
Jo Davison 03/Jun/10 Solo β
with Dougie
gnc760 03/Jun/10 Solo rpt
with James Kay, Rose Williams
gidmord 03/Jun/10 Solo β

With Ted, Jo and Dougie.

Hidden 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
dswansonlow 03/Jun/10 DWS rpt
Ceridwen 03/Jun/10 Solo rpt
TiffTiff 03/Jun/10 Solo RP
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Solo RP
feilx 19/May/10 Solo rpt
jacobjlloyd 19/May/10 Solo rpt

wimped out of the low option and went up to avoid the crux..

with Felix
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/10 Solo dnf
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Solo rpt
Mr Tickle 13/Sep/09 Solo O/S
marcduhig 13/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Ade7 13/Sep/09 Solo β
davenev 13/Sep/09 Solo
Dan 85 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Alex B, Matt, Alexander, John Emett
Matt Bennett 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S
adam coxsell 09/Sep/09 Solo
gnc760 07/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Cool. Took the high road through the cave to watch Rose and Cocky take a soaking on the the low road. Beezer.

with Cocky, Rose Williams
Rose Williams 07/Sep/09 Solo dnf

gareth sat on the easy high bit inside the cave, me and cocky took the low road and got wet!!! grrr, great fun!

with cocky
ukb & bmc shark 31/Aug/09 Solo

Ben got as far as the last leg coming back to the thru cave and he swam back.

with Ben
dan gibson 29/Aug/09 Solo rpt
with AJ, michael porter
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo RP
Rob Laird 29/Aug/09 DWS O/S
mr random 29/Aug/09 Solo RP

Fell after doing the hard section, went back and got it clean. anoying!

Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Alfredo 23/Aug/09 Solo dnf

3 soakings! low level options attempted, felt like 6B moves but with wet feet. Excellent fun.

Ceridwen 19/Aug/09 Solo dnf
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Solo dnf
Wil Treasure 16/Aug/09 Solo
chiverstom 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
sammo247 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
karly54 11/Aug/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/09 Solo RP
Warren Earle 09/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Solo rpt
hailtryfan ?/Aug/09 Solo rpt
TiffTiff 08/Jul/09 Solo dnf
with Felix
feilx 08/Jul/09 Solo rpt
Kyle Rance 05/Jul/09 Solo O/S

awsome climb

with Chris Cracknell
dswansonlow 01/Jul/09 Solo rpt
thomasadixon 01/Jul/09 Solo rpt

Great route!

with Becca
jacobjlloyd 01/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Dougie
BeccaSnowden 01/Jul/09 Solo RP
with Tom
LardClimber 29/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Went through the cave first then around the back.

Hidden 28/Jun/09 Solo RP
feilx 28/Jun/09 Solo rpt
andy jennings 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Owen W-G 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Low tide, stayed low, at least 2 bits of 5b (5c?) on the steep bits. Did it in both directions.

with Gav & Si
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Solo O/S
francois 20/Jun/09 Solo RP
with Chawn, Catherine, Selena and Chris
feilx 19/Jun/09 Solo rpt
steve taylor 03/Jun/09 Solo rpt
with Jon Biddle
Ceridwen 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Ceridwen 02/Jun/09 Solo rpt

Did it again making it harder.

feilx 02/Jun/09 Solo rpt
steve taylor 31/May/09 Solo rpt
feilx 24/Apr/09 Solo rpt
dswansonlow 24/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Feilx
feilx 15/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Alex More ??/2009 Solo β
sam_cox ??/2009 Solo
Ben Harper 29/Sep/08 Solo O/S
feilx 29/Sep/08 Solo rpt
tobydunford 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
matt.woodfield 15/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Solo O/S
fennerz 30/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Angus and Ed
anguskille 30/Aug/08 Solo O/S

first DWS route :)

Boe Jailey 29/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Solo dnf
hailtryfan ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Solo dnf
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Solo O/S
steve taylor 27/Jul/08 Solo rpt
btc 26/Jul/08 Solo β
breed 24/Jul/08 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 29/Jun/08 Solo O/S

6b+ version

Chris Sansum 29/Jun/08 Solo dnf

My first DWS route. Start was a bit of a sharp jaggedy rock solo rather than a deep water solo, as you would have hit quite a lot if you'd come off, mainly due to the quite low tide level. Made it nearly all the way, then bottled it after running out of steam on the overhanging 6b+ crux section - not used to this falling off malarky, being a trad climber! Great fun though. Water wasn't too cold, surprisingly, although the sea was a bit choppy at times!

Hidden 23/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Solo O/S
vertigo 08/Jun/08 Solo O/S
crobinson ?/Jun/08 -
with Tom Last
Hidden 24/May/08 Solo rpt
Tom Heslam ??/2008 DWS O/S
Peter Swift ??/2008 Solo dnf
with Trevor
hippo99 12/Sep/07 Solo O/S

very duckie

with sam cox, louis bosence
Hidden 29/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with Dan
CharlieC 12/Aug/07 Solo dnf
maybe_si 12/Aug/07 Solo O/S
james.f.williamson 12/Aug/07 Solo

Completed with fall. Left red shoe dye and chalk paste along the way.

with Si & Jez
trevor macalonan 11/Aug/07 Solo rpt
_m.cox_ ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
jw231 ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
philhilo ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Brown 15/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Alex
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Solo dnf
AJ007 09/Jun/07 Solo
dan gibson 09/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/May/07 Solo O/S
dmoir 20/May/07 Solo O/S
with Dan B and Felix C
dannyboy83 20/May/07 Solo O/S
with Dave Moir, Felix Coxwell
Hidden 05/May/07 Solo O/S
Mowglee 05/May/07 Solo
trev_f 10/Apr/07 Solo RP
with John Godding
steve2006 ??/2007 Sent dnf

great bit of fun... ok a fell into sea but Sarah and David both got to watch me on a slab opposite.

Hidden ??/2007 -
chrisbevins ??/2007 Solo O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/06 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 22/Aug/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/06 Solo
AlexD 06/Aug/06 Solo rpt
derico ?/Aug/06 Solo O/S
with Dave J
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Solo
JPGR 01/Jul/06 Solo
feilx 01/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Dunx ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S

Awsome traverse, great intro to DWS!

bigie bob 10/Jun/06 Solo O/S
phil stubbs 01/Mar/06 Solo
with Jamie Murray
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
feeko ??/2006 -
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Sparky!!!3 28/Aug/05 Solo


Sparky!!!3 03/Aug/05 Solo
with alex more
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S
steve taylor 13/Jul/05 Solo β


Hidden ?/Jun/05 Solo O/S
tombeasley ??/2005 -
Laramadness 28/Jul/04 Solo β
Richard Horn ??/2004 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Solo
Jane Weir ??/2003 DWS β
Hidden 17/Jul/00 DWS
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 24/Jul/99 Solo O/S
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