Bend Sinister** 7a+
10m. A really good pitch that features a stout start and a technical sequence to surmount the flowstone. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 7.11.90 07/Nov/1990

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

knee bar and heel hook helped. needed many attempts to get it clean. had to be very precised on each move.
RadekNowak - Lead RP - 30/Aug/14

clean on 3rd attempt today
Quiddity - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/14 with Curious Yellow

completely baffled.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 16/Mar/14 with james bisset

Nicely sustained. Well worth doing.
Tommyads - 2014

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 27/Aug/13 with Peter Dawson

PeterDawson - Lead β - 26/Aug/13

Perryman - 15/Jun/13 with Ivan Bicknell

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Mar/13

pezzerrr - Lead RP - 06/Dec/12

Nails! Solid 7b.
Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 28/Nov/12 with el_monty

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/12

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 15/Jul/12 with Lee

one of the best routes at the cuttings
3 Names - Lead RP - 11/Jul/12 with Nick

Very under rated. It's totally awesome if you like your routes technical. Packed full of trick moves which make it do-able at 7a+. Short but probably more hard climbing than most of the routes on the main crag. Sixth go, third redpoint. My 1,100th route!
Quiddity - Lead RP - 11/Jul/12 with Mac and Ally

M Bryan - Lead dnf - Jul/12 with Chris Mock

Alex More - Lead dog - 22/Apr/12 with Richie B

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Mar/12

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

After many attempts, when it finally went, it went easily.
TommityP - Lead RP - 07/Oct/11

Could not work out sequence for lower section. Very hard to read! Top section very good climbing
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 29/Jan/11 with Rich Fox

dale1968 - TR dog - 22/Oct/10 with Tom

TommityP - Lead dog - 22/Oct/10

Phil Belcher - Lead RP - 11/Sep/10 with Trev

Unusual, and hard to read, but very rewarding.
TommityP - Lead dog - 23/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/May/09

schof - Lead RP - 14/Mar/09 with ben stokes

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09

Ben Tyrrell - Lead RP - 21/Feb/09

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Feb/09 with Dave Moir

trev_f - Lead dog - 05/Dec/08 with Rob

7th attempt - sort it out
feilx - Lead RP - 12/Apr/08 with Andy L

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 17/Sep/06

feeko - 2006

Richard White - 2000

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