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Climbs 45
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 21m a.s.l
Faces S

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First multi-pitch lead.... on Swanage jugs..... Wall Street HS 4b. © si cooke

Crag features

Cormorant Ledge is an extensive section of crag with a small number of good low and mid-grade lines, including a couple of classics. It is possible to gain access to either end of the area by abseil, and a visit can be added on to a day at Guillemot East without the need to move gear or abseil station.

Approach notes

Guillemot Ledge is approached from Langton Matravers. From just outside Swanage town, turn off the A351 towards Langton Matravers. Once in the village, go past the post office and turn left into Durnford Drove. The free car park is 300m down the road (on a track for the last 150m) just beyond Langton House. From the parking, walk south on a good path/track to Spyway Barn. Continue through two fields until the cliff-top path is reached. Turn left and follow the path to just past the next stone wall. Drop diagonally right, down a steep hillside, to reach another stone wall. Follow the valley bottom to reach a rickety stile in the fence.

From the rickety stile, follow a fence line left to a wall. Continue along the fence line and cross the fence at the fourth wooden stile (about 150m from the wall). Drop down into a small quarry. An abseil stake is in the floor of the quarry 25m from where the path enters.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

Restrictions apply west of Sea Cow and east of Oran

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Guidebooks

Dorset

The latest edition of the Dorset Rockfax features the now widely acclaimed full-page colour topos, and includes all the new lines in the areas previously covered, as well as many entirely new sectors. The crags are illustrated using bigger topos and there is a complete new set of action photos. This new Rockfax guide will concentrate on Portland, Swanage and Lulworth, covering all the sport routes in these areas, and also the bulk of the quality trad climbing at Swanage and Lulworth. Coverage of bouldering and deep water soloing, along with all the routes in Devon have migrated from this book.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Swanage (2015)
South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012)

Out of print:
new stake in place (09/08/2009)
uncontrollable - 09/Aug/09
the abseil stake is past it's sell-by-date, do not use! it bends very easily at ground level (as of 30/07/2009)
frodostickel - 30/Jul/09
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