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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 start of the climb is close to the low-angled descent line that gains the base of the unusual cliff feature - The Lecture Theatre. The climb is actually only a chimney for the first half of its height and it is this section that is the sternest section of the route which requires some strenuous back-and-footing on some slippery rock to overcome it. At the top of the chimney a traverse right accesses easier ground that leads to the cliff top and an iron-stake belay. Finishing straight up is a good and well-protected alternative finish at S 4a. © Rockfax

Ticklists

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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Route of Interest

Far from the Madding Crowd

Grade: VD ***
(Seacombe)