Ocean Boulevard Wall

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20 mins
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A fine, leaning wall composed of mostly excellent rock that is home to a number of Swanage's finest single pitch extremes. The routes are sustained and although generally well protected, are very pumpy. The wall is a little featureless save for some thin crack-lines and the odd peg and thread. This makes route finding slightly problematical although the major lines of Ocean Boulevard, Mother Africa and Wall of the Worlds are easily identified.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Le Jaune Mechanique
Good climbing that weaves up the left edge of the huge Ocean Boulevard Wall. Start at a step in the rock platform. The pegs are...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 5c
2
Barracuda Top 50
A mean fish which is steeper than first appearances might suggest. It tackles the first big crack-line on the wall and never...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 5c
3
Tuna Lick
An eliminate pitch just to the right of Barracuda, joining it near the top. Very strenuous.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6a
4
Ocean Boulevard Top 50
An outstanding Swanage classic. It follows the steep cracks and mid-height bulge towards the left-hand side of the wall. Very...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5b
5
Mother Africa Top 50
Superbly-sustained climbing that tracks an intricate line up the centre of the wall. Start at the base of the wall, below a...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
6
The Great Hunter House Milk Robbery
Follow Mother Africa to the fault-line and then climb direct up a blank wall (peg). Step left into the parent route near the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6a
7
Wall of the Worlds Top 50
A truly fantastic pitch. Sustained, well protected and with a pressing crux move high on the wall. Start below the very thin...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6a
8
The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde
An impressive line but although the protection is adequate has its fair share of poor rock. Start at the base of The Ramp....
1 user comment
 
Loose
E3 5c
9
The Ramp
A poor and loose escape route from the western section of the Ruckle. Follow the easy, stepped ramp heading diagonally right...
 
Loose
S 4a
10
Indian Pacific
A tremendous right-to-left girdle traverse of the upper section of the Ocean Boulevard Wall. Start as for The First Och Aye of...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6a
11
The First Och Aye of the Tartan Army
Start from a stance two thirds of the way up The Ramp (there is a poor lower pitch). Move up and traverse out left to a peg....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3 5b
12
Screaming Blue Messiah
Start from the block belay on The Ramp. Climb steep thin cracks past a thread and peg.
 
Technical
E3 6a
13
Queen of Carp
An eliminate up the face just right of Screaming Blue Messiah past 2 pegs. Requires small wires.
 
Technical
E5 6b
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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

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