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38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A truly magnificent climb that ascends the big narrowing groove to a wild finish. It gets an extra star for the beauty of the line, though the climbing is just a touch dirty. Climb the corner crack to a bulge. Shift right into a parallel crack then back left into the main corner. Continue up the corner (peg) to the capping roof - superb large thread and resting place. Drop out and over to a strenuous exit crack. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth 7.6.1969. FFA. Gordon Jenkin, Richard Harrison 2.1978.

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Chris_Tee 16 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Big route in every way! Felt tougher than a number of supposed E3's done at Swanage recently. If you can jam solidly the headwall crack is steady 5b, if not it's 5c and a different animal altogether. The sandiness of the lower corner will detract from the quality of the route for some but I felt it added to the adventure feel of the climb which is what it's all about at the end of the day. Epic route!
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βeta: Big route in every way! Felt tougher than a number of supposed E3's done at Swanage recently. If you can jam solidly the headwall crack is steady 5b, if not it's 5c and a different animal altogether. The sandiness of the lower corner will detract from the quality of the route for some but I felt it added to the adventure feel of the climb which is what it's all about at the end of the day. Epic route!
The Jazz Butcher 25 Nov, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Both pitches are very different, but provide varied and interesting climbing all the way to the top. Felt the first pitch was probably 5b and the second pitch 5c, though both very well protected. This is definately a Swanage 3 star classic!
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βeta: Both pitches are very different, but provide varied and interesting climbing all the way to the top. Felt the first pitch was probably 5b and the second pitch 5c, though both very well protected. This is definately a Swanage 3 star classic!
Kyuzo 28 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Overrated? No way! I thought it was absolutely superb! An awesome experience, especially at sunset.
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βeta: Overrated? No way! I thought it was absolutely superb! An awesome experience, especially at sunset.
kevin stephens 7 May, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Dont sent your VS leader mate up the first 4C pitch, more like E1 5a!, top pitch is ok at E2 5b, a fight but very safe. Stars for the line, exposure and position, not so much for the climbing experience
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βeta: Dont sent your VS leader mate up the first 4C pitch, more like E1 5a!, top pitch is ok at E2 5b, a fight but very safe. Stars for the line, exposure and position, not so much for the climbing experience

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Route of Interest

Ximenes

Grade: E2 5c ***
(Boulder Ruckle)