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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.

28m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Two contrasting pitches - the first is for those who like to get stuck into a bit of chimneying/squirming.
1) 5b, 18m. Climb the chimney to a large belay ledge.
2) 5b, 15m. Step left out onto the wall where a lovely flake system leads to the top. This is the third pitch of Marmolata Buttress. © Rockfax

Ticklists

SW Climbs - Swanage , All-the-starred-non-bird-banned-E1s-at-the-Ruckle-in-a-day challenge , Routes for MCI , Red Spot Swanage & Lulworth

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User Date Notes
Kiddie68 8 Mar Show βeta
βeta: Top rope solo. I knew I’d done this in the past, but still found it hard. The first pitch is fantastic, with chicken wings and how-the-hell-do-you-do-this thrutching. Swanage’s best offwidth! Second pitch totally different with fierce fingery moves to get established. Probably E2.
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βeta: Top rope solo. I knew I’d done this in the past, but still found it hard. The first pitch is fantastic, with chicken wings and how-the-hell-do-you-do-this thrutching. Swanage’s best offwidth! Second pitch totally different with fierce fingery moves to get established. Probably E2.

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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
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High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 7
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Style of Ascent
Lead
Alt Leads
Followed
Soloed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Dogged
Repeated
Not Set
Route of Interest
Elysium

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Boulder Ruckle)

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