Marmolata Area

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This and the neighbouring Lightning Wall Area are the most popular sections of the Boulder Ruckle. The climbs are of a high quality, mostly solid and accessible but it is a potentially serious location should things not go to plan.

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1
Wide Awake in America
Two contrasting pitches - a strenuous crack and a superb grey headwall. Start at a short, deep groove 5m left of Finale...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E6 6b
2
Boatpusher's Arete
The arete left of Finale Groove, has good climbing but with a serious start. Climb the steep arete direct (hard and bold) to...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
3
Finale Groove Top 50
One of the classics of the area, which follows an awesome line up a tapering groove that is packed with good gear and large...
15 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 4c
4
'B' Line
A good outing that takes in some intimidating territory. Start at a rightward slanting flake-crack in the wall right of Finale...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 5a
5
Buzz Light Year
Varied and interesting climbing on solid rock. Pitch 2 is at the top end of the grade. Start 9m to the right of the base of...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
6
Sweet SA
A challenging climb featuring a tough first pitch and a fine upper pitch shared with 'B' Line. High in the grade.1) 4c,...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 5a
7
All Guns Blazing
The highlight is the lovely roof on the first pitch.1) 6a, 20m. Start as for Sweet SA then at 5m traverse right, out of the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
E3 6a
8
The Heidelberg Creature
An outrageously-steep corner-line that is well protected but hard for the grade. Start on a small ledge below the corner....
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
9
Children of the Sun
The wall between the upper sections of Heidelberg Creature and The Tool.1) 4c, 20m. The first pitch of Heidelberg...
 
2 Stars
E2 5b
10
The Tool
A fine, sustained outing with good positions which is now climbed in a single pitch. Start 5m right of Heidelberg Creature....
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
11
The Tool (The Bad Workman Finish)
Follow The Tool to its step left, and then continue up the main corner until stopped by a roof. Place gear and climb boldly out...
 
Fluttery
E3 5b
12
Bert and Ernie
Climb The Tool past the fault-line to its small overhang, then traverse diagonally up and right below a slanting overlap into a...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
13
Tatra Top 50
The best VS in Boulder Ruckle. Well protected, but at the very upper limit of the grade. Start on a ledge below a large sentry...
13 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 5a
14
Marmolata Arete
Good climbing up the prow, but there are some serious moves.1) 6a, 18m. Climb just right of the arete then step left and up...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
15
Marmolata Buttress
A gnarly first pitch leads to fine and varied climbing on the east face of the buttress.1) 5c, 12m. Start as for the last...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
16
Marmolata Combination
The first pitch of this line suffered a major rockfall. It has been re-climbed since and much of the loose rock removed.1)...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Snowdrop
    "Did this again yesterday. No stake at the top (used a rock belay and the stake ..." 25/Aug

    Jo
    "I've only just started getting into Swanage HVS and thought that this was a fant..." 25/May top50

    Old Faithful
    "Lovely route, and very steep - my second dropped a karabiner from the very last ..." 18/Aug top50

    Finale Groove
    "Just as good as I remember" 25/Jul top50

    The Grim Reaper
    "Had an epic on P2 after Mark led P1 to the rightly described scary stance. After..." 11/Jun

    Jericho Groove
    "Good little route well worth doing" 28/Oct

    Sun King
    "Good technical climbing but nothing really hard, just quite balancey. Fairly bo..." 19/Sep

    Mother Africa
    "quite a committing series of moves to get on the ledge, gain the crack and then ..." 17/Jul top50

    Finale Groove
    "What a great route, somewhat intimidating but once you get on it the holds keep ..." 07/Apr top50

    Sweet SA
    "Got back on this again and after going too far up the corner on the first pitch ..." 16/Oct

    Silhouette Arete
    "Second pitch is fantastic. I bridged up a couple of moves, got some good gear in..." 10/Oct

    Sun Streets
    "Well worth doing. Nice technical crux on first pitch which I actually thought wa..." 25/Sep

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