Cattle Troughs

The Cattle Troughs is the collective name given to a series of cliffs that are populated with a lot of very good lower and mid-grade trad climbs. Most of the routes are relatively easy to reach and have generally sound rock, although gear can be a bit sparse on some climbs and it is a dangerous venue in rough, or even moderate, seas. The Hangover Area is popular with novices, beginners and teams after some good lower-grade trad outings, although for climbers looking for their first taste of Swanage trad climbing, Subluminal may be a better bet. The Unknown and Flake Ledges are very quiet venues that have a number of interesting and varied climbs spanning the grades and have separate abseil approaches. Amphitheatre Ledge Area is a very different proposition having a serious atmosphere, harder routes and is more akin to the Boulder Ruckle. The routes at Amphitheatre Ledge are predominately extreme trad adventures on reasonably good rock, although the finishes need careful planning.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Jesus and Mary Chain Unknown Ledge 2 E3 6a
2
Fuel My Fire Unknown Ledge 3 8a+
3
The God Slot Unknown Ledge 2 HVS 5a
1
Dragon Flake Ledge 1 E1 5a
2
Damson Flake Ledge 2 HVS 5a
3
The Coral Prison Flake Ledge 2 VS 4b
4
Hell's Teeth Flake Ledge 1 HVS 5a
5
Moonstone Flake Ledge 1 E1 5b
6
Grottle Flake Ledge 2 VD
7
Lobster Flake Ledge 1 HVS 5b
8
Wessex Hangover Flake Ledge 2 VS 4c
1
Form a Queue Hangover Area 1 VS 4c
2
Scrambler's Wall Hangover Area VD
3
Inspiration Hangover Area 1 S 4a
4
Consolation Hangover Area HS 4a
5
Chockney Hangover Area 1 VD 4a
6
The Chimney Hangover Area 1 VD
7
The Chimney Direct Finish Hangover Area 1 S 4a
8
Hangover Hangover Area 1 VS 5a
9
Resurrection Hangover Area 1 HS 4b
10
Perfection Hangover Area 1 S 4a
11
Old Lag's Corner Hangover Area 1 VS 4c
12
Bunney's Wall Left-hand Hangover Area 1 HVS 5b
13
Bunney's Wall Flake Start Hangover Area 1 VS 5b
14
Bunney's Wall Hangover Area 2 VS 5a
1
Fallen Block Climb Isis Area 1 VD
2
Pulpit Route Isis Area 2 Diff
3
Ioma Isis Area 1 VS 4c
4
Kariate Isis Area E1 5b
5
Pearly Gate Isis Area 1 E1 5b
6
Eskimo Nell Isis Area 2 E1 5b
7
Isis Isis Area 2 VS 4c
8
Archangel Isis Area E3 6a
9
Peacemaker Isis Area 1 E1 5b
1
Varina Amphitheatre Ledge HS 4a
2
Uncry These Tears Amphitheatre Ledge 1 E2 5c
3
Solitude Amphitheatre Ledge 1 VS 4b
4
Atomic Road Hero Amphitheatre Ledge 2 E5 6b
5
Theory of Everything Amphitheatre Ledge 2 E5 6b
6
Zoolookologie Amphitheatre Ledge 3 E5 6a
7
In a Big Sky Amphitheatre Ledge 1 E2 5c
8
Land of the Leaning Amphitheatre Ledge 1 E3 5c
9
World in Action Amphitheatre Ledge 2 E5 6b
10
Arapiles Syndrome Amphitheatre Ledge 1 E3 5b
11
Pogor Amphitheatre Ledge E1 5b
12
Mr Ruckle Amphitheatre Ledge 1 E1 5a

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