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35m.

Rockfax Description
One of the classics of the area, which follows an awesome line up a tapering groove that is packed with good gear and large holds. A great introduction to the big routes at Swanage. Climb the right-facing corner past a bulge at 15m into a niche. Then climb leftwards past the bulge at the fault-line to ascend the narrowing continuation groove in a very spectacular position. © Rockfax

FA. G.Smith, D.Hadlum 12/Apr/1966.

Ticklists

WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, West Country Climbs, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Rockfax West Country top 50, Kit Perry's 2013 Mission Statement, Orange Spot Swanage, UK Classic Corners, Ultimate HVS ticklist, SW Climbs - Swanage, South West VDiff-HVS, The V.S.+ Ticklist, High Quality Adventure routes, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes, South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.), Dorset Routes that are worth doing

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ssutton 26 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Superb route, made my legs ache which I'll take as doing something right.
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βeta: Superb route, made my legs ache which I'll take as doing something right.
Jon Greengrass 12 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route, with a wild finish, the pegs are now completely rotten.
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βeta: Great route, with a wild finish, the pegs are now completely rotten.
Ramon Marin 1 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: On of those route that make you very happy to spend the summer in the UK. Extraordinary.
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βeta: On of those route that make you very happy to spend the summer in the UK. Extraordinary.
PaulW 31 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route, best I have led this year by far. 4C is about right but there is lots of it and it gets pumpy working out the best line. Found 2 old pegs. Tpo out was ok compared to most the the Ruckle.
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βeta: Great route, best I have led this year by far. 4C is about right but there is lots of it and it gets pumpy working out the best line. Found 2 old pegs. Tpo out was ok compared to most the the Ruckle.
Phil not the power Taylor 9 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: 4C probably, but sustained 4C from under the bulge which makes it feel more like 5A. Great Route. Gritty and ever so slightly loose exit certainly concentrates the mind! Only seems to be one rusty peg near the top now.
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βeta: 4C probably, but sustained 4C from under the bulge which makes it feel more like 5A. Great Route. Gritty and ever so slightly loose exit certainly concentrates the mind! Only seems to be one rusty peg near the top now.
Mark S Davies 28 Dec, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: My first route at Swanage and what a cracker! (on my birthday too!) Beautiful christmas sun
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βeta: My first route at Swanage and what a cracker! (on my birthday too!) Beautiful christmas sun
GrahamD 12 Nov, 2001 Show βeta
βeta: Superb ! Sustained quality and safe. The crux maybe outwitting the first bulge but the most intimidating section is right at the top. The top 10' felt a bit looser (11/11/01) than I remembered it ?
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βeta: Superb ! Sustained quality and safe. The crux maybe outwitting the first bulge but the most intimidating section is right at the top. The top 10' felt a bit looser (11/11/01) than I remembered it ?

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Behemoth

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Boulder Ruckle)