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
Via Christina
A wild route with great moves on big holds up the steep arete. Start just beyond the far end of the high ledges. Climb the...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5a
2
Dead Good
The left wall of the gully, starting from the gully as for Greasy Chimney. Move left and up the wall on small holds to a little...
 
Reachy
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
3
Greasy Chimney
An atmospheric and slightly exposed start but easy climbing thereafter. Not always as unpleasant as the name implies.
3 user comments
 VD
4
Suspension
A great climb with lots of good protection. Climb a short corner then move slightly left and climb easily to the top. Can be a...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
5
Whynot
Follow a thin crack and pass a small overhang on its right to gain a ledge. Move up a small ramp and pull over a bulge to...
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
6
Dolphin
A nice pitch up the blank rib with no gear to speak of but with steady climbing.
4 user comments
 
Fluttery
VS 4b
7
Curving Crack
Safe bridging up the steep corner crack eases as height is gained. Take some large nuts.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
S 4a
8
Face
An unlikely looking route at the grade which is well worth doing. Climb the left edge of the wall which is protectable once the...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
S 4a
9
Face Central
Poorly-protected but good climbing up the wall past a hole.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4c
10
Face Away
The groove and wall just right of Face Central. As with the previous line, the climbing is good but the gear is minimal.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4c
11
Tittsworth
Climb up the right-trending flake for a couple of metres and then move left on to the wall. Climb directly to a small corner...
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
12
Dead Man Hunt
Climb up the right-facing flake to a roof. Pull up steeply left into a groove and finish up it.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
13
Baboon
A fun route which has seen some frustrated attempts over the last few years since the demise of the hold on the crux. Climb up...
20 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS 5b
14
The Grobbler
A pumpy eliminate up the thin cracks and bulges just right of Baboon. Finish as for Baboon.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
E1 5b
15
Transcript Direct
Good, physical climbing up the steep corner and narrow chimney/crack. A forceful approach pays dividends but don't forget to...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5a
16
Paralysis
A neat, committing test-piece up a blank wall. Climb the wall to the left of an overhang (on Balcony) and finish up the...
4 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
E2 5c
17
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
18
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
19
Joker
Follow the steep groove to an easing, move right and take a thin crack to the top.
 VS 5a
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
Station Road
Make fingery moves up the wall and past a crack to a ledge on the right. Finish up thin cracks.
 HS 4b
27
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
28
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
29
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

    Bypass
    "Gear a bit sparse at the start but good moves after you gain the ledge. Cam stuc..." 11/Sep

    Poetry in Motion
    "each time i do this it leads me right towards second corner near the top. is th..." 05/Oct

    Astrid
    "The abseil is about 20m. Don't forget a prussik. There's a couple of old slings ..." 11/May

    Face
    "where exactly does this route go. There appear to be 2 seperate routes here. One..." 20/Apr

    Battleship Bow
    "No wonder there aren't any comments. This is a very serious proposition above a..." 13/Mar

    Baboon
    "VS 5a!? This was meant to be a warm down climb after a three day trip. Very diff..." 22/Nov

    Puffin
    "The boulder at the foot has shrunk (think it was there Aug 07). Canít remember i..." 08/Oct

    Juggler
    "The CC description which describes climbing the headwall via "three small f..." 24/Aug

    First Corner
    "Good climbing and felt ok at HS 4b, which I think is what our guidebook put it a..." 22/Aug top50

    Slip Road
    "Not at all under-graded in my view. Getting over the bulge is quite tricky and t..." 28/Jul

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