UKC

15m.

Rockfax Description
The Chimney is one of Swanage's most popular climbs and is the first introduction to the delights of the Swanage sea cliffs for many climbers. The first half is the sternest section of the route which requires some strenuous back-and-footing on some slippery rock. At the top of the chimney section, a traverse right accesses easier ground that leads to the clifftop and an iron stake belay. © Rockfax

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Swanage Green Spots , SPA Training Minimum Requirement

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jrclimber 13 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The stake is way beyond the end of the climb
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βeta: The stake is way beyond the end of the climb
eldre070 12 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: A nice gentle S 4a if done direct. A good first severe lead.
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βeta: A nice gentle S 4a if done direct. A good first severe lead.
dpmUK 9 Apr, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Did the direct finish and really enjoyed the entire route. With the direct finish I think it's probably worth 2 stars.
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βeta: Did the direct finish and really enjoyed the entire route. With the direct finish I think it's probably worth 2 stars.
Fidget 30 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Nice bit of back and footing to get established, especially since it's easier to get friction on the slippy rock with a heel (facing left) rather than a toe.
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βeta: Nice bit of back and footing to get established, especially since it's easier to get friction on the slippy rock with a heel (facing left) rather than a toe.
Ewan 24 Jul, 2000 Show βeta
βeta: Agree with the severe for straight up...also worth one star ? Maybe.
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βeta: Agree with the severe for straight up...also worth one star ? Maybe.

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Style of Ascent
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Far from the Madding Crowd

Grade: VD ***
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