GUILLEMOT LEDGE


A huge wall with several routes which are the longest at Swanage. Abseil approach to a non-tidal boulder beach. More reasonable finishes than other swanage cliffs. Restrictions on the main wall.

Routes

42 trad routes (HS...E6)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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West Face - Tudor Rose Area
This is one of the most impressive sections of cliff at Swanage, and also one of the most...
9
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

25 mins

Abseil
Restricted Access
312
West Face - Right
The first section of Guillemot West is close to the base of the abseil approach and rises...
9
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

25 mins

Abseil
Restricted Access
314
East Face - Tensor ll Area
This is a justifiably popular section of cliff. With its easy access, good lower to mid-grade...
13
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

25 mins

Abseil
316
East Face - Ledgend Direct Area
Running on from the Tensor II Area is a similar section of the East Face that also has a good...
11
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

25 mins

Abseil
Restricted Access
319
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  • Latest Comments

    For GUILLEMOT LEDGE

    Tensor II
    "8/4/14 - Nice and straightforward with good gear and plenty of holds. a stiff sh..." 09/May top50

    True Identity
    "Good value route with nice face climbing high up and decent gear." 17/Sep

    Batt Crack
    "BIG WARNING! Great first pitch - until the 'good belay ledge'. I think a fair..." 26/Jul top50

    Ledgend Direct
    "First HVS lead. Great route, loads of bomber gear with just a couple of awkward ..." 22/Oct

    Tensor II
    "Lovely committing moves left under the roof on undercuts, and no sign of the san..." 15/Aug top50

    The Spook
    "Great route but the guidebook is confusing about where to go on the second pitch..." 14/Jun top50

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