FISHERMAN'S LEDGE


The climbing available at Fisherman's Ledge is undoubtedly the most diverse at Swanage and ranges from some of the UK's best deep water solos to some massive roof climbs that are tackled by both traditional and sport climbs. There is also a good number of traditional routes that are not as popular but span the grades from HVS to E7 - some being amongst the most serious pitches on the coast.

Routes

7 trad routes (E3...E6)
3 dws routes (E4...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
The Funky Wall
The western end of Fisherman's Ledge is a sheer wall of superb rock that drops straight into the...
17
DWS
Sun and shade
Up and down

40 mins

Abseil
New Dawn Area
This section of cliff suffered a massive rockfall in 2009 and has had a number of new routes...
16
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

40 mins

Abseil
Armed Insurgence Area
A rarely travelled wall covered with some fairly hard trad routes and a trio of DWSs on its...
16
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

40 mins

Abseil
The Conger Area
The Conger Cave Area is the show-piece of all the deep water soloing venues in Dorset. The majority...
20
DWS
Sun and shade
Up and down

40 mins

Abseil
Squid Area
This area is often ignored in favour of its more illustrious neighbours but it contains a good set...
15
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

40 mins

Abseil
Vigilante Area
The right-hand end of the Squid Area has a couple of huge boulders on the platform. The wall above...
6
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

40 mins

Abseil
Palace of the Brine Area
A massive cave that is home to some of the biggest and hardest overhangs around. Good conditions...
15
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

40 mins

Abseil
Tidal
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