Stroof Area

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Trad
Lots of sun!
10 mins
Up and Down
Abseil

One of Swanage's busiest trad areas. The climbs are all steep but mostly have reasonable protection and are on well-travelled and solid rock.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Balcony
An enjoyable, well-travelled line that features some difficult, but well-protected climbing. Gain the jutting block by moving...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
2
Gangway
A decent warm up. Climb some rightward-trending flakes to a rest, then follow the ramp to its end and finish straight up. The...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
3
Joker
Follow the steep groove to an easing, move right and take a thin crack to the top.
 VS 5a
4
Juggler
A nice and varied climb with adequate protection. Climb the roof above a narrowing in the ledge, then go direct up the smooth...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E1 5b
5
Stroof Top 50
A route for those who like them short, sharp and well protected. Amble up the lower section and assault the central crack in...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E1 5c
6
Graunchy Grippers
Climb direct to an undercut in an overhang. Pull over to a narrow groove and follow it with difficulty to the top. A runner in...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1 5b
7
Spreadeagle
Great gear and superb moves on the upper section make this one a must do. Take a direct line to the roof then pull over into...
16 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
8
Back Street
Contrasting features define this popular route. Easy climbing leads upwards to a delicate slab, which leads in turn leftwards...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
9
High Street
A good route for a first trad lead on solid rock. Good jugs all the way - enjoyable. This is the easiest way out.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
10
Station Road
Make fingery moves up the wall and past a crack to a ledge on the right. Finish up thin cracks.
 HS 4b
11
Bypass
Engaging, varied and well protected. Climb direct up the rounded rib to a prominent left-facing layback flake.
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
S
12
Slip Road
An improbable-looking line for the grade - well protected and thoroughly enjoyable. Climb a short flake in the front of the...
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
13
Republic
With a runner in Slip Road pull over the bulge move left and go for it up the face of the block.
 E2 6a
  • Latest Comments

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    The Indirect Route
    "Solo top roped a number of routes including Paralysis, Stroof and Philatus. This..." 02/Apr

    Slip Road
    "I love this climb (been off it more times than on - both lead and second). This ..." 08/Jul

    All the Shakespearoes
    "Climbed a variation of my own invention. Climb through the lower overhang and a ..." 08/Jul

    Spreadeagle
    "Really easy for grade! Anyone who thinks this is 5a is high. Go climb the first ..." 01/Apr

    Magic Mushroom
    "Good gear until you move leftwards round the bulge, then a stiff and bold-feelin..." 15/Oct

    Slip Road
    "Couldn't believe I took a 10-12ft lead fall off of the crux of this after having..." 29/Sep

    Baboon
    "Baboon was always a fight; however there was a critical reach round to the top o..." 14/Jun

    The Grobbler
    "Decent climbing leads to a hard section requiring some odd moves..." 31/May

    Double Chockstone
    "An entertaining route, completely different in character from the open face clim..." 03/May

    Pedestal Chimney
    "Only just makes it as a route. Very short and scrappy." 18/Apr

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