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2 Stars

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A superbly-positioned climb on good rock. One of the best and most travelled sea cliff climbs at the grade on the coast. The line of the climb takes the easy-angled slab via a steep entry move to a point near the slab's top where it steepens up. Move left to easier ground and continue to the top and a stake belay.


A fine route up one of the few slabs of any decent length at swanage.
ben stokes - 09/Jun/00


Upper section now heavily affected by rockfall following fatal accident
Steve Taylor - 25/Aug/00

The above warning is out of date. The best Diff for miles, a fine position, no significant loose rock, good pro.
Colin - 15/Apr/03

An interesting solo. The rock seemed solid enough, no loose bits.
severestu - 14/Mar/05

I found a good introduction to Swanage at this grade.
Paul Leader - 26/May/06

A must as a first lead. Good rock and not steep. Not juggy though which may be expected at the Diff grade. Good fun.
Mike Eldred - 12/Apr/07

Quite a large bit of rock has fallen from the top section in the last month, leaving a flat slab just before the finish.

I'd say a VDiff now, and probably quite scary for trad beginners.
Chris Bonner - 11/May/09

I would tend to agree with the above comment, as the short section just below the top is a bit above diff grade - good route though.
Mark Reed - 22/Sep/10

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