Ocean Boulevard Top 50

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E3 5b

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An outstanding Swanage classic. It follows the steep cracks and mid-height bulge towards the left-hand side of the wall. Very pumpy but also very well protected. Start at a slab just right of the base of the unrelenting crack-line. Follow the slab easily left to the base of the crack-line and climb it to the mid-height horizontal break. Pull through the steep bulge above to a shake out at a good hold on the left. Continue up the thinner, but less-steep crack above the good hold to a point where a step left gains easier climbing and the top.
FA. Kevin Turner, Nick Buckley, S.Bartlett (with a belay midway) 3.1979
FFA. Steve Monks, Gordon Jenkin 21.11.1981

USER COMMENTS

One of the best routes in Britain!
Brian Tilley - 30/Mar/00

Simply Superb
Al Evans - 23/Nov/00

One of the best trad routes I've ever done, and it is just down the road!
Steve Taylor - 08/Aug/01

World class. Grade wise it easier than Crack of Gloom (E1?!) or Carls wark crack
Ian Jones - 28/Aug/05

good, but i've done better!
also, it's much, much easier than soul sacrifice.
ian bryant - 17/Sep/07

Possibly the best single pitch trad route I've done!
Lee Proctor - 19/Aug/08

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 67
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