Tag: Swanage climbing

The life of an everyday climber

A scary pitch

I stand, shaken, on a small ledge in a rarely climbed corner at the Ruckle. I try to grasp enough rope to tie a one-handed clove hitch to the small cam I’ve just nestled in the only truly solid looking crack available. My last pieces of protection are now ten metres away – two very…
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Late to the Square and Compass

So we are pretty blessed to live in Dorset and even better on Portland. Portland is an island connected to the mainland by a causeway, surrounded by cliffs with over 1500 sport routes and endless bouldering. However, we still find the need to drive an hour east to Swanage where there is lots of trad climbing…
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