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The upper cliff had some good trad climbing that is worth looking at if the swell is affecting other areas of the Swanage cliffs. A steady head is needed to deal with the odd loose section of rock but is often better than it looks. One nut crack area has some friendly routes to get you started. The Yellow wall is a big adventure in its self and see few assents, but when the evening light is on it looks amazing.

The boulder field is worth making the long trek with pads to explore, just take it steady down the steep entry slopes.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

Restrictions apply from Pier Bottom (the valley north of St Aldhem's Head) to the east arete of The Yellow Wall and from Buttery Corner (the point at which the undercliff below St. Aldhelm's Head gives way to seacliff) to Slippery Ledge.

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The left side of the arete. © Rockfax

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JKinsella 2 Jun, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: I broke one of the edges below the lip off this today after doing it. Don’t think it affects grade though.
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βeta: I broke one of the edges below the lip off this today after doing it. Don’t think it affects grade though.

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High f6B+
Mid f6B+
Low f6B+
High f6B
Mid f6B
Low f6B
High f6A+
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Style of Ascent
Bouldered
Soloed
Not Set
Redpoint
DNF
Onsighted
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Route of Interest
La Axel Rose

Grade: f6B ***
(Longstone Ope)

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