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.


Rockfax Description
An adventurous and well-positioned climb in a serious setting. Start from the boulders on the right-hand side of the bay.
1) 3c, 8m. From a small ledge at 1m, climb a crack to the roof at the faultline. Move right to a belay on a ledge.
2) 4a, 17m. Traverse along the faultline and climb the right-trending crack and flake to the top. © Rockfax


WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20 , Swanage Green Spots


User Date Notes
ryan1410 5 Oct, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Place plenty of protection of traverse.
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βeta: Place plenty of protection of traverse.
JimOakleyAdventures 12 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: You need a few large cams for the traverse. Fun route
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βeta: You need a few large cams for the traverse. Fun route

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Grade: S 4a ***
(Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff)

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