Aventura Area

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20 mins
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An intimidating section of cliff that features numerous roofs and corners and is home to the popular Aventura, along with a handful of other worthwhile lines. The right-hand side of the area has some bird restrictions. Guidebook page 378.

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1
Jericho Groove
A fairly popular expedition that provides a good alternative to Bottomless Buttress. Start at a crack in the wall around 25m...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
2
Black Sunshine
A well-travelled and solid route. Upgraded from VS.1) 4c, 20m. Climb a scoop, just left of the big boulder, then move...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS 4c
3
Dark Side of the Sun
An excellent new route on superb rock and with good protection. Start 3m right of Black Sunshine at an overhang leading to a...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
4
Nassty Spider
A typical Swanage roof test-piece. Start right of the large roof.1) 5c, 15m. Climb a wall and crack to the right-hand side...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E2 5c
5
Aventura Top 50
Good climbing and very exposed. Start at a cave just west of a huge undercut buttress. Low in the grade.1) 4c, 15m. Climb...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS 4c
6
Judgement Day
An exciting and harder version of Aventura, starting just to its right. A rockfall has affected this route, it has been...
1 user comment
 
Loose
E2 5c
7
Bottomless Buttress
A worthwhile and enjoyable climb that is in the main well protected and on good holds. Start on the right-hand side of the big...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
8
Silhouette Arete
The left arete of the huge roofs of The Fin is extremely exposed and gives extraordinary climbing for the grade. The second...
13 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
9
The Fin
Pump up your biceps; it's a monster roof crack. Right of Silhouette Arete is a short corner, start at the groove right...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
10
Cima Petite
A similar experience to The Fin but a little safer to start. The first pitch is superb but the second is dirty.1) 6a, 15m....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E4 6a
  • Latest Comments

    For BOULDER RUCKLE

    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

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