Hangover Area

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Sun and Shade
25 mins
Up and Down
Abseil

The cliff-line at Cattle Troughs comprises two semi-circular amphitheatres with a broken ledge system running along their base, allowing easy access. The first few routes lie just west of the descent above a flat ledge system.
Tides - The area is non-tidal but keep away in rough seas.
Approach - Descend down into the Lecture Theatre amphitheatre on its west side (right - looking out), below the cliff-top gearing up ledges. There is a stake in place for abseil but most experienced climbers will be able to scramble down. The first routes lie just to the right (looking out) of the descent.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Inspiration
A pleasant line up the centre of a flat face. Start just right of a large boulder. Easy but poorly-protected climbing gains a...
9 user comments
 
Fluttery
S
2
Consolation
The right-hand side of the face via a short groove.
7 user comments
 
Fluttery
S
3
Chockney
A classic corner problem just left of the descent route makes a good first lead - if you can get off the ground.
12 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VD
4
The Chimney
The Chimney is one of Swanage's most popular climbs and is the first introduction to the delights of the Swanage sea cliffs for...
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
VD
5
Hangover
A great little route up the steep wall and bulge 2m right of The Chimney to a large ledge. It has lost holds over the years,...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS
6
Resurrection
A fairly serious climb that needs care to search out the spaced-protection opportunities available. Although the climbing is on...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
7
Perfection
Follow the arete out right and finish up a groove.
1 user comment
 S
8
Old Lag's Corner
The corner above a large pedestal block. By-pass the top overhangs on the right to a good ledge. Direct is 5a.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
9
Bunney's Wall
This climb takes the central line to the top with good moves finishing up a slanting crack. The start is tricky. A good...
16 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS