Becalmed Area

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30 mins
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Abseil

This section of cliff provides a welcome respite from the very hard routes encountered on The Promenade with something of interest for most tastes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Coming in a Rush
A hard roof to start before trending rightwards across Chasm Groove to climb the wall. 2m to the right, the roof can be crossed...
 
Strong
Crimpy
7b+
2
Fat Lip
Squat start at a huge jug low on the left. Move up right along the lip of the roof before slapping up the hanging arete....
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V6 7A
3
Chasm Groove
The break in the crag angle above the pool on the ledge. Start to the right and traverse left above the overhang until the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
4
Ride the Lightning
A long boulder traverse from left to right.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
V10 7C+
5
Drive By
Tackle the big bulge to a high pointed jug 3m left of Juggernaut.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V6 7A
6
Juggernaut
A boulder problem to link two jugs, over the largest roof in the cave. The right-hand start - Jack Knife - is the same grade.
 
Strong
V7 7A+
7
Techno Sketching
Boulder up the blank groove 5m left of the seaward arete.
 
Strong
V6 7A
8
Puddle Jumper
Climb the right wall of the blank groove.
 V5 6C
9
Baby-faced Assassin
A well-positioned steepy just inside the cave, starting via a short crack.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
7a+
10
Boongary
Climb steeply up left to the easier upper wall.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 4c
11
Hip Hop
Start up Boongary and then follow a small ramp right and make a powerful move over the roof. Finish up the clean slab.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
12
German New Order
The hard wall 5m right of the cave to a juggy roof.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
13
Blitzkrieg
A hard and fingery problem with a crux at the roof. Old bolts.
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
14
Big Brother Is Watching
Some big pulls on jugs through the roof.
 
1 Stars
7a
15
Ju An Si Wei
Start at a roof capped left-facing corner. Climb the corner and traverse right onto the front face. Finish direct.
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
16
Kangaroo
A good climb that features a start for those with strong arms.
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
17
Spray Fever
The leaning wall right of the start of Kangaroo is bold.
 
Fluttery
E1 5a
18
Distant Early Warning
The bold, juggy roof leads to much easier climbing.
 
Reachy
Fluttery
E1 5c
19
Original Route
Move up the corner and traverse leftwards to clear the roof. Finish rightwards with care up the easy but bold slab and corner.
 S 4b
20
Kool and the Gang
The corner of Original Route and its continuation leads to a steep pull through the roof.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
21
Playing With Fire
The slabby wall and roof right of Kool and the Gang. A weird crux that involves a swing leftwards over the roof.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
22
Genetix
A black groove leading through four roofs is quite a tough little number. Good rock and climbing.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
23
Seratonin
The easy slab and 3m roof to good holds. Tough.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7a+
24
Boiling Point
The bouldery roof right of Genetix, starting at a hanging, left-facing corner. Hard.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a
25
To Fever Pitch
A multiple roof stack with great moves.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
26
Becalmed
Good cranky stuff over a few bulges.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
27
Stakk Attakk
A few tricky reaches past a small roof are gained by a short traverse from the left.
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
28
Geordie Pride
A strenuous diagonal over the flying roof right of Stakk Attakk. Finish via a rockover onto the upper slab.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a
29
DWM
The innocuous-looking corner is good but hard won.
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
30
Peggy's Cove
A very hard pull to distant holds over the low overhang.
3 user comments
 
Reachy
Technical
6c+
31
Zeitgeist
The sustained open corner has good rock and climbing.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
32
Spirits Rising
The reachy roof and fingery wall just right of Zeitgeist.
 
Reachy
Strong
Crimpy
7b
  • Latest Comments

    For THE PROMENADE

    Atonement
    "The large loose and dangerous resting jug/block has been removed from the top s..." 14/May

    The Calling
    "The bolt under the roof looks rusty from the ground but it's a solid stainless j..." 18/Apr

    Rise of the Robots
    "I think it's 7b+ but when I tryed it recently It felt hard again. So maybe it wa..." 26/Jan top50

    Titter Ye Not Mrs!
    "joel 'the route destroyer' perry pulled a rather large finishin pinch off just b..." 19/Aug

    The Futurist 2002
    "the hanger has fallen off one of expansion bolts higher up. but there is an easy..." 18/Aug

    Grossville
    "done! Amazing!" 17/Aug

    Grossville
    "rebolted with with glue ins. shares the same first bolt as spacewalk. a very goo..." 22/Jun

    Boiling Point
    "The second bolt needs replacing- it can be partially removed by hand." 14/Jun

    Howling Stone
    "Have done a new route/old project about 60m to the right of "The Incredible..." 05/Jun

    Titter Ye Not Mrs!
    "proper good! man i love promenade!" 01/Jun

    Benny
    "some of the fixed slings are getting worn and at least one broke, take narrow ta..." 19/Apr top50

    Liquid Steel
    "Fantastic moves; a touch harder (and nicer) than Rise of the Robots, although a ..." 28/Jul top50

    Event Horizon
    "I don't want to sound non-committal but it really does depend. Last year the Pr..." 17/Jun

    Event Horizon
    "Is late summer/early autumn the best season for this route/crag? I went there a ..." 16/Jun

    Event Horizon
    "The roofs will dry if it doesn't rain. The far eastern end of the prom does tend..." 12/Jun

    Event Horizon
    "Can I ask what are the chances of this route being dry before the autumn. I went..." 09/Jun

    Crimes Against the Soul
    "The new line to the left 'Air of Detachment' is really good as well. Despite bei..." 05/Jun

    Crimes Against the Soul
    "Confirmed as a quality F7a. The direct line to the left is 'Air of Detachment, F..." 03/Jun

    Benny
    "This route is fricking awesome the best ive done at swanage was so much fun. Fi..." 02/Feb top50

    J.J.Burnell, King of the Bass
    "Now fully Bolted." 04/Nov

    Chicago Peace
    "Good moves over the roof and then eases off." 28/Oct

    Chicago Peace
    "Probably now a short, sharp 6b+." 27/Oct

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