Restricted Access

The coast has unfortunately been used as a suicide spot and loose kit, clothing etc. lying around has resulted in the coastguard being called out. To avoid this, climbers are requested to ensure loose equipment and clothing is kept in rucksacks on the cliff top and preferably hidden from public view. You could also consider attaching a note to your sacks saying something like, 'Equipment being used by climbers - do not remove'.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

No climbing between The Tool and Marmolata Arete inclusive to prevent disturbance of nesting birds. If using the Marmolata abseil point, please stay in the corner, spend as little time on top as possible and don't bring dogs to the top of the crag. Restrictions also apply from Sardine Special to Hard Day's Night, Andycap to Raindrop and Quasimodo to Insectitude inclusive.

38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A thin and poorly-protected start, though with good climbing above. The top pitch is a stunner.
1) 5a, 16m. Climb over a fingery bulge, then move left to the main groove, which leads to a belay at the faultline.
2) 4c, 22m. Pull left onto the sidewall and climb up to a niche. Follow the right-hand crack above to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Crewe, D.Close 06/Sep/1975.


WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20


User Date Notes
ian bryant 17 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: quite a bold start but nice climbing all the way.
Show beta
βeta: quite a bold start but nice climbing all the way.

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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
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High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 10
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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Boulder Ruckle)

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