Boulder Ruckle

Swanage

A formidable expanse of rock considered to be the area's premier cliff - a serious place to climb with free hanging abseil approaches, steep routes and precarious finishes. Not recommeded for inexperienced teams.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
County Dorset Access Status: Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 123
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1963
Grid Reference: SZ023769

The coast has unfortunately been used as a suicide spot and loose kit, clothing etc. lying around has resulted in the coastguard being called out. To avoid this, climbers are requested to ensure loose equipment and clothing is kept in rucksacks on the cliff top and preferably hidden from public view. You could also consider attaching a note to your sacks saying something like, 'Equipment being used by climbers - do not remove'.

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 31 July.

Reason: Nesting Birds

No climbing between The Tool and Marmolata Arete inclusive to prevent disturbance of nesting birds. If using the Marmolata abseil point, please stay in the corner, spend as little time on top as possible and don't bring dogs to the top of the crag. Restrictions also apply from Sardine Special to Hard Day's Night, Andycap to Raindrop and Quasimodo to Insectitude inclusive.

CRoW Information

The strip of coastal land above the cliff is Open Access land. Find map here; http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/openaccess/default.aspx

Group Advice

Unsuitable.

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