Rockfax Description
Some fine rock and a stunning setting, although the climbing is bold to start with. There has been a small rockfall but the line has been reclimbed since. Start at the far west limit of Flake Ledge (as for Damson). Gain the ledge at 3m and move up and left to a good horizontal crack. Pull up and left boldly to good, well-weathered holds, and continue leftwards more easily on good rock with better protection to a final short wall and the top. Stake belays above and to the right. © Rockfax

P Oxley, D Sharman 07/Jul/1985

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SW Climbs - Swanage, SPA Training Minimum Requirement

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
lazza 6 Jun Lead
montymoo 6 Jun 2nd
with lazza
with lazza
Gareth 23 May Lead O/S
with lazza
with lazza
lazza 23 May 2nd Cool route
with Gareth
Cool route
with Gareth
StormShadow 18 Apr Lead Nice climb. Bold move near the start. After the harder start then standing on a big block. Here I stepped way left,; Rob lead later in the day and said he went straight up then left and found it easier (will try that if I go back to this area).
with Rob
Nice climb. Bold move near the start. After the harder start then standing on a big block. Here I stepped way left,; Rob lead later in the day and said he went straight up then left and found it easier (will try that if I go back to this area).
with Rob
Hidden 7 Apr Lead O/S
Matt Smith 28 Mar Lead O/S Swanage's answer to Sea Mist in Pembroke. Deserves more stars!
Swanage's answer to Sea Mist in Pembroke. Deserves more stars!
Hidden 28 Mar 2nd
Hidden 24 Mar Lead O/S
Cara 27 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Lovely climb. Bit of a bold start but then good gear if you take the time to look for it.
Lovely climb. Bit of a bold start but then good gear if you take the time to look for it.
PandaSUMC 27 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Some very creative gear, I spent a few minutes trying to work out how one of the nuts had been placed!
with Cara
Some very creative gear, I spent a few minutes trying to work out how one of the nuts had been placed!
with Cara
Owen Davies 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Mum
with Mum
Bob M 27 Oct, 2017 2nd
Hidden 27 Oct, 2017 Lead
tommills 13 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
chris cockbain 31 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Tom Draude 31 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Bob M 2 Nov, 2016 Lead
with Harry Cripps
with Harry Cripps
AlexD 2 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
with Shamina
with Shamina
Semtex 10 Aug, 2016 2nd
with John, Toni
with John, Toni
Lizlet13 9 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S Backed off on lead then followed Phil. Move past break at 3m felt desperate!
with PD
Backed off on lead then followed Phil. Move past break at 3m felt desperate!
with PD
JenDurden 15 May, 2016 2nd
with Nexonen, Sion F-R
with Nexonen, Sion F-R
Pero 19 Sep, 2015 Lead
cem 19 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Pero
with Pero
Bob M 22 Jul, 2015 Lead
cmj 27 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with John knight
with John knight
Viorel Chicu 27 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Lee, Dave Gronow
with Lee, Dave Gronow
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 2nd rpt
Buccaneerbilly 21 Jun, 2015 2nd
with Chris Lodge
with Chris Lodge
Hinchrn 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
mikehenesy 6 Jun, 2015 2nd
with Hinchrn
with Hinchrn
DaveGarrity 6 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Didn't find the holds higher up on the traverse, wondered why it was 'exciting'...
with Tom Hinchcliffe
Didn't find the holds higher up on the traverse, wondered why it was 'exciting'...
with Tom Hinchcliffe
tobydunford 21 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 21 Mar, 2015 Lead
mikehenesy 21 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
with Rob Gillman
with Rob Gillman
Leo49 ??, 2015 -
MontyH 13 Aug, 2014 2nd
with Brian and Paul
with Brian and Paul
brian watson 13 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt
with Paul Milton
with Paul Milton
Montecore 18 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Matt Ray
with Matt Ray
Peter Lovell 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
halfwaythere 8 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Knelt on ledge and crept along; but told after there were holds above i could have used; good gear: small nut and 2.5 cam just before going up the wall.
with Lee
Knelt on ledge and crept along; but told after there were holds above i could have used; good gear: small nut and 2.5 cam just before going up the wall.
with Lee
clipskipper 6 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S Safe at the grade. Nice route, but too short, really.
with Sue Hazel
Safe at the grade. Nice route, but too short, really.
with Sue Hazel
Hidden 6 Jul, 2013 2nd rpt
Hidden 30 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim 30 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
scott titt ??, 2013 -
DreadyCraig 13 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S Very enjoyable
Very enjoyable
The Ivanator 13 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Nice, never 4c though and probably not VS. Bit stiffer than the S 4a it gets in the CC SW Select guide though, HS 4b seems about right. Adequate gear despite the bold description in the 2012 Rockfax (who give it VS 4b).
Nice, never 4c though and probably not VS. Bit stiffer than the S 4a it gets in the CC SW Select guide though, HS 4b seems about right. Adequate gear despite the bold description in the 2012 Rockfax (who give it VS 4b).
Hidden 27 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 26 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S All mouth and no trousers!! Lovely route! More like HS 4a thought poof next door seemed harder
All mouth and no trousers!! Lovely route! More like HS 4a thought poof next door seemed harder
Dave Mahon 4 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S easy but bold in parts
with Brian Mead
easy but bold in parts
with Brian Mead
Ceridwen 13 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Andy Mosienko
with Andy Mosienko
Bob M 1 Apr, 2012 Lead
with Stewart Walker
with Stewart Walker
risby 25 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 2010 2nd
Monkey_Alan 25 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with risby
with risby
Hidden 24 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Ed Griffin 24 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with A123
with A123
Marti999 5 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 23 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Bob M 13 Apr, 2008 Lead
with Stewart Walker
with Stewart Walker
aged_ape ?Apr, 2008 Lead
with LM
with LM
Bob M 9 Apr, 2007 Lead
Norman_P_W 9 Apr, 2007 2nd
with Bob M
with Bob M
Bob M 23 Jun, 2006 Lead
brian watson ??, 2005 Lead O/S
MoWalker3 24 Aug, 1989 -
with Joe
with Joe
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