The Grim Reaper Area

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Trad
Lots of sun!
15 mins
Up and Down
Abseil
Restricted Access

This section of the Boulder Ruckle has its fair share of loose rock and is rarely climbed on. Guidebook page 382.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Asp
A worthwhile climb, however the finish is very unstable and a pre-placed rope should be left down the final slope. The finish...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
2
Prayers for Rain
A worthwhile route that follows a line just right of the abseil, starting 10m left of the huge groove of Scythe (not...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
3
The Grim Reaper
A fine sustained route that begins just left of the huge groove.1) 5a, 20m. Gain a small ledge (poor peg). Pass a bulge and...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5a
4
Alas, Poor Yorick
A great first pitch that tackles the bold arete. The second pitch is loose - The Grim Reaper provides an alternative...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6a
5
Razor Blade Smile
The only route to breach the strip-roof takes a line 5m left of the square-cut recess in the right-hand side of the bay...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E5 6c
6
Blow the House Down
An intimidating route taking a leftward traverse line above the low-level roof.1) 5c, 25m. Climb into and around the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
7
Gold Fever
Varied and sustained with a pumpy top pitch. A good route.1) 5c, 10m. Start as for Blow the House Down by negotiating the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E4 5c
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    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

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