Climbs 254
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 50m a.s.l
Faces SW

Scott Titt Yellow Edge E4 5c St Aldhelm's Head Swanage © scott titt

Crag features

Cliff is high above the sea and not subject to tide, but is loose

Approach notes

see Swanage Guide

Restricted Access

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

Restrictions apply from Pier Bottom (the valley north of St Aldhem's Head) to the east arete of The Yellow Wall and from Buttery Corner (the point at which the undercliff below St. Aldhelm's Head gives way to seacliff) to Slippery Ledge.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  West Beach
2 Mandolin f6B+  
3 Scraps from the Table f6A 1
4 Midnight Rambler f5 * 1
5 The Good Life f4+ * 1
6 Utter Rambles f3 * 3
7 Ramble On f3 ** 3
8 Forget Me Not f6B+ * 1
9 Moonscape f5+ * 1
10 Orbital f6A * 1
11 Tenacity f6B *  
12 Mesmer f6A+ * 1
13 Downtime f5+  
14 Tantric Flyer f7A **  
15 Merman f6A * 1
16 One Inch Punch f5+  
17 Small Town Player f4+  
18 Blind Faith f6B+ *  
19 K-Man f5+ * 3
20 Express Abstraction f3 ** 3
21 Special K f3 ** 3
22 Agent K f4 * 3
23 Jemimah Jetta f3 ** 3
24 Frapraddle f5+ ** 2
25 A Glimpse of Molly's Garden f5+ * 1
26 Bush Tucker Man f6B+ * 1
  Cliff-top Quarry
28 Cabbage Surfing f6A * 4
29 Crazy Paving f7A+ *  
30 Crazy Paving, Sit-start f7B *  
31 Mike's Wall f7B *** 2
32 Mike's Wall, Sit-start f7B ***  
33 Pseudo Arete f6A+ * 4
34 Pseudo Arete, Sit-start f6B * 4
35 The Cleft f4+ 4
36 The Drifter f7A *** 1
37 The Drifter, Sit-start f7A+ *** 1
38 The Jam f5+ 2
39 The Jam, Sit-start f6A  
40 Out of Jam f6A+ * 2
41 The Eldest f4+ 7
42 Elder Wand f3 ** 11
43 Elder Wand Right f5+ * 9
44 Elder Scrolls f5+ * 7
45 Elder Crack f5+ 6
46 Groovy f6A 3
47 The Elders f6A * 5
48 Listen to your Elders f5+ * 10
49 Elder and Wiser f6A * 10
50 Thin Flake f4+ * 11
51 Shaky f3 15
52 The Pillar f4 6
53 The Pillar, Sit-start f4+ 4
54 Hanging Crack f5+ 9
55 Hanging Crack, Sit-start f5+ 4
56 The Pocket f6A ** 6
57 The Pocket, Sit-start f6B ** 5
58 The Crimp f6A ** 4
59 The Crimp, Sit-start f6B+ ** 4
60 Dirty Slapper f4+ * 7
61 Dirty Slapper, Sit-start f6A * 3
62 Scree Running f4 8
63 Atari f4+ ** 11
64 Steffi's Arete f5+ * 10
65 Dirt
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VB 4
66 Fossilised f4+ 10
67 The Crack f5+ 10
68 Steffi's Wall f6A * 13
69 Bridging Is Not Bouldering f4 10
70 The Corner
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V0 5
71 Strip Teasel f6C+ ** 4
72 Strip Teasel, Sitter f7A ** 4
73 Dorset 6c f7B+ ** 2
74 No Easy Decision f5+ 9
75 Evening Light f5+ 5
76 Steffi's Traverse f7A ** 3
77 Nothing Concrete f6A * 4
78 Ready Mix f6B * 5
79 Reinforced f6B * 7
80 Concrete Jungle f5+ * 6
81 Concrete Mixer f6A * 3
82 Short Side f5+ 7
83 Marooned f6A * 7
84 You've Been Crowbarred f5+ * 7
85 Old Wall Controversy f5 * 9
86 Pension Rights f5+ 10
87 Old Bones f4 * 15
88 Winter Fuel Allowance f4+ * 13
89 Breadline f5+ * 14
90 Codgers Wall f6A 10
91 Old Time f6A * 12
92 Easy Option f4+ * 10
93 Just One More f5+ * 3
94 Thors Hammer V2 ** 2
  Undercliff Routes - Yellow Wall
96 Calamity Jane
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HVS 4c 2
97 Return of the Native
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HVS 5a 1
98 Moebius
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VS 4b 2
99 Elm Street
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E2 5b 2
100 Angel Pavement
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E2 5a 2
101 Forever Autumn
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E4 5c  
102 Yellow Edge E4 5c 2
  Undercliff Routes - Main Area
104 Jims Jam S 4a 20
105 Slimline
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HS 4b 9
106 Battle of the Bulge
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VS 4b 6
107 Weightwatchers Finish
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HVS 5a 2
108 Internal Exile
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HVS 5a 3
109 Rescue Corner
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S 4a 3
110 Every Whichway... VS 4c 5
111 Control Group VS 4c 1
112 Control Group Direct Finish HVS 5b * 3
113 Experiments into Fear VS 4a 3
114 Schrodingers Cat E2 5b * 3
115 Spider Ledge HVS 5b 10
116 The Other Gully
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S 16
117 Pinnacle Gully VD 30
118 Other Times
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E1 5b 2
119 Other Places E2 5c * 3
120 The Last Corner
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S 4a 17
121 Northern Sky
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VS 4b 2
122 Quick Chimney
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S 4
123 Seriously Short E2 6a * 11
124 Little Corner
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S 4a 17
125 One Nut Crack HS 5a 29
126 Pineapple Edge
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HVS 5b 8
127 Difficult Descent D 12
128 Claire's Brother VS 4b 6
129 Gardeners' Question Time
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S 6
130 Shatterbox HS 4a 5
131 Coccyx VS 4c 4
132 Loosestone Crack S 4a 1
133 Sigmoid Direct HVS 4c 4
134 Cabbage Patch Kids VS 4c * 2
135 Divine Wind
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HS 1
  Undercliff - Place of Nightmares
137 Playing for Pride f6A  
138 Wedding Night f3 1
139 Toxic Love f3 1
140 The Quarryman's Harlot f6B+  
141 Shuddering at Last f4+  
142 All Time Low f5+  
143 Congenital Instability f6B+ * 1
144 Crushed Ambitions f6A * 1
145 Breaking Ambitions f6A *  
146 Place of Nightmares f6A+  
147 Terra Unfirma f6A  
148 Breaking Bad f6B+ **  
149 Far from Kansas f3 2
  Undercliff - Copelandia Area
151 The Swarm f7A ** 2
152 Room with a View f6B+  
153 Karma Test f6B+  
154 Flash in the Pan f6B+ 1
155 Quick Hit f4+ * 6
156 Hit Parade f5+ * 4
157 Copelandia Express f6B *** 2
158 Lair of the White Worm f6A  
159 Breaking Bread f4+ 3
160 Sermon on the Mount f4+  
161 Hillside Strangler f4+ ** 7
162 When it Comes to the Crunch f6A * 1
163 Crunchy Nut f5+ * 1
164 Toffee Crisp f6B * 1
  Undercliff - Notley Area
166 Chicken Run f5 * 10
167 Yarp f5+ ** 10
168 Scott's Problem f6A 8
169 Front Door on the Back f6A+ * 12
170 Buxton Swinger f6C+ ** 4
171 Come Up and See Me f6B * 6
172 Make Me Smile f6B ** 6
173 The Pink Lady f6B ** 7
174 Straight Outta Cardiff f6A ** 9
175 South of the River f6C 2
176 The Vegan Escape f5+ * 3
177 Cheery Ohs f6A * 5
178 Hula Hoops f5+ 5
179 Polos f5 4
180 Mole Debris f7A ** 1
181 Don Quixote f7B *  
182 Dulcinea f5 ** 8
183 Roflcopter f6B * 5
184 Amazeball f6A+ * 8
185 Flake 'n' Break f6C+ **  
186 Totes f5+ 4
  Undercliff - Devil's Chapel Area
188 Santa Lucia f6B+ ** 1
189 Hades f6B+ * 1
190 Elysium f6B+ * 1
191 Tartarus f6A ** 1
192 Devil's Chapel f5+ * 4
193 Circle Dance f4+ * 3
194 Critical of Mass f5+ * 3
195 Ealdhelm f6A ** 1
196 Heliocentric f5+ * 4
197 I See Darkness f7A *  
  Undercliff - Burning Sugar Area
199 Beware the Rural Cougar f6B+  
200 Buttercup f6A  
201 New Tradition f5+ ** 1
202 No Tradition f6A ** 1
203 Instant Tradition f6B *** 1
204 Burning Sugar f5+ * 3
205 Chert Vajazzle f6B * 2
206 Quarter-life Crisis f6A+ * 2
207 Lost Arrow Traverse f5+ * 1
208 Gap Filler f6A ** 3
209 Viennetta Waltz f6B *** 5
210 Premature Exasperation f6C *** 5
211 Alabama Hotpocket f6C+ *** 4
212 Urban Dictionary f5+ * 4
213 Ving Commander f6B+ * 2
214 Bamboo to a Goose f6C * 1
215 Duck Soup f6C * 1
216 Liposuction Helps f3 * 2
217 Vapid Relief f6A * 2
218 Grand Theft Auto f6C ** 4
219 Ancraophobia f6B *** 5
220 Hairpins and Harpies f6B+ ** 8
221 Aeolian Sky f7A *** 2
222 Happy Couple f6A * 1
223 Chert Bamboozle f7A+ ** 1
224 Bamboo f6B+ *  
225 Ringpiece f4+ * 5
226 Don't Touch the Sides f5+ * 5
227 Coprophobia f5 * 7
228 Bell End f6A 3
229 Two-Face f5 * 8
230 Pentagon Slab f4+ * 8
231 Dazed and Confused f4+ 2
232 The Ace of Spades f5+ * 3
233 Paranoid f4+ * 2
  Undercliff - Dolly Dagger Area
235 Jagged Edge f6A *  
236 Ghost Ship f6C+ *  
237 Echoes in the Mist f6C+ *  
238 Accidental Jedi f6B+ *  
239 Dolly Dagger f7A ** 1
240 No Class? f6C+ ** 1
241 Water Off a Duck's Back f6B+ *  
242 Slippery Slope f5+ *  
243 The Last Temptation f5+ * 1
244 Obsessive Compulsive f5 ** 1
245 Weapons of Mass Compulsion f5+ * 1
246 Latest Addition f5+ *  
247 More Cow f4 * 2
248 Anaconda f6B+ * 1
249 Tarantula f6B * 1
250 Cheetah-ed f4+ * 2
  East Beach
252 Narp V0 1
253 Something Witty V2 2
254 Lactose Free Cream V4 ** 2
255 Daddy. Push me to the Fish V7 ** 1
256 East Overhang * f5+ 1
257 Name Please * VS 4b 2
258 ThePilotman * HVS 5a 2
259 Splash * f5 * 2
260 Splish * f5+ 1
261 Deer Stalker * V2 5c 1
262 Mind Your Bum * V3 6a 1
263 Buttery Biscuit Base * V1 5b 1
264 Butter Side Up * VB 1
265 Butter Knife * V1 5b 1
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