Relax and Swing Area

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Lots of sun!
20 mins
Up and Down
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An intimidating section of cliff that sports lots of large overhangs, both at the bottom and top of the wall. The area (aka Thunderball Bay) is very atmospheric, and the routes all have a remote and committing feel about them.

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1
Sun Streets
An exposed climb in a good position.1) 5b, 15m. Ascend a short groove to the right of the pointed block to its capping...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
2
Snowdrop
An intimidating route with lots of exposure on its second pitch. Start under the perfect groove on the edge of the bay.1)...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
3
St Elmo's Firé
An exposed arete with quality climbing tempered by a necky start. Starts 3m right of Snowdrop.1) 5c, 15m. Launch out over a...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 5c
4
Thunderball
An incredibly intimidating line that requires good route finding on the second pitch, which snakes through the upper overhangs....
10 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E1 5b
5
Jo Top 50
A brilliant climb. Varied, well protected and in a remote location. Start at the back of the bay at a cave.1) 4c, 17m....
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
6
Relax and Swing
A mind and body-blowing experience. The highlight is a Separate-Reality-style ceiling crack. Start 5m right of Jo at the large...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E5 6a
7
Sardine Special
More roof work - not as wide as Relax and Swing, but harder.1) 6b, 12m. The original starting boulder has moved, so...
 
1 Stars
Strong
E5 6b
8
Jug Index
Another fun roof problem. 1) 6b, 12m. From the raised ledge, cross the centre of the 2m ceiling (thread) past the jug, to a...
 
1 Stars
Strong
E4 6b
9
Future Primitive
A real beauty but the serious start puts off many attempts.1) 6b, 20m. Gain a groove and follow it to a small roof. Swing...
 
1 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
E4 6b
  • 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

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