Heroes of Swanage

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Sport
Morning sun
Downhill
3 mins
Sheltered

A steep wall of reasonable rock that provides some stout challenges. There is a trench in front of the lines which makes belaying awkward and some extra care is needed on a couple of the routes to prevent falling off the ledges. Guidebook page 220.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Well 'ard
Just as the name says, the short blank wall is tough.
 7a+
2
Little Terror
A sporting mantel into the corner groove leads to powerful moves on big holds to gain the ledge above. Great fun on excellent...
 
1 Stars
5
3
Blood on the Rocks
Step across the rift to a faint groove, climb this and move right to cross the overhang. Take care with the conglomerate on the...
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a
4
The Clicking of Her Needles Spelled Doom
Step across the rift, crimp to the break and then step left and follow flowstone to the top.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b+
5
Can You See Scratchy Bottom?
Climb the crack and wall above. Well, can you?
 6a+
6
Dad Gets Another Monkey Bite
A large sloping boulder facing the rift area has been stapled to give a practice spot for beginners.
 2
7
Truly, Madly, Steeply
A neat tufa. Unusual climbing, but with some good moves.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b
8
Heroes of Swanage
Make some difficult layback moves to the break and continue up the steep crack.
 5+
9
Heroes of Portland
Start up Heroes of Swanage, but step rightwards for more technical fare. A tough little number.
 
Technical
6b
10
Lifesigns
Blind and very fingery moves.
 
Crimpy
7a+
11
Sex, Lies and Videotape
The gritstone-like grey wall on the far right of the rift.
2 user comments
 
Crimpy
7a