Rockfax Description
The groove left of Live by the Sword is a varied pitch. © Rockfax

Tim Dunsby, Nigel Coe, Scott Titt 02/Nov/1991

Ticklists: Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, Portland.

Tim Ford 01/Apr Lead β
with owen williams
dryvita 01/Apr Lead RP

took some doing

with John Hanley
MarcinK 01/Apr Lead rpt
with Charel Wohl
MarcinK 27/Mar TR O/S
tsyrett 11/Mar Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Mar Lead
Pete Scott 11/Mar Lead O/S
artmal 04/Mar Lead O/S
with Beata
Hidden 18/Feb Lead RP
Linc 18/Feb Lead rpt
with Kay
Martin Bagshaw 18/Feb Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson
Hidden 28/Jan Lead dog
Hidden 21/Jan Lead O/S
eoinb 04/Dec/16 Lead
Laurence Everitt 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Tamsyn
George Killaspy 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Sep/16 Lead
Vince 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Nathan / Guy Matmon
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead RP
Linc 09/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Kay
td72 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Kayface42 11/Jun/16 TR RP
with Si
Linc 11/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Kay
Kayface42 05/Jun/16 TR dog

Couldn't do the last bloomin move!

with Si
Hidden 22/May/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/May/16 Lead rpt
philhaigh 27/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Steve Hau
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Thinker01 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Linc 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Kay
Alex Handley 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Terrible route reading, missed every jug.

with Adam
brian watson 31/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Mike
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 17/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Graham Westbrook 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 -
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 26/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Linc 13/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Rob
afrosam 31/May/15 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 31/May/15 Lead O/S
Chickenking 03/May/15 TR
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead RP
leglesslizard 11/Apr/15 Lead β
The Jazz Butcher ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S
timharrison 15/Feb/15 Lead rpt
shaunstannard ?/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Barry Kerslake 11/Jan/15 Lead
with Steve H
Jack Wallace ??/2015 TR

Get onto first ledge by laying back right off ivy crack, Travers ledge left and work way up and right, finish around the left side of protrusion.

Dandan82 28/Dec/14 Lead rpt
lewiz 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Confused by the top.

Hidden 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
innes 10/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
bryan61 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
whiteexplorer 14/Jul/14 2nd dnf
with joe
dready 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Dandan82 28/Jun/14 Lead rpt
el_monty 28/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Dan V, Si
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
wave1art 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead β
pymn nice but dim 12/Jun/14 Lead β

Got to the top questioned the two sets of top outs, direct defo felt way harder than 6b the left hand top out seemed questionable?

Hooo 19/Apr/14 Lead
Dandan82 08/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Zoe
Carnie Lisa 01/Mar/14 2nd RP
with Dan Verge
Dandan82 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Dizz 02/Feb/14 Lead rpt

Didn't remember doing this before - retro flash ;-) Gets 6b in Rockfax - more realistic.

with Martin
duncan 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead
brices 11/Jan/14 -
with Llinos, Gav
BenL 06/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with James Doc
DorsetGareth 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead dog
Rokmunky 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Antwhitehead 08/Jun/13 Lead dog
Julesthe1st 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Tania
Alex Norman 27/Jan/13 Lead β
Anthony Dixon 04/Jan/13 -
with Edd
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S
mikeconway 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dizz 16/Sep/12 Lead

Good 6b climbing

with Richard S
Linc 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jiggerypokery 22/Jul/12 Lead dog
with Joe Day, Rosea Day
Jonathan Emett 05/Jul/12 Lead rpt

felt hard! top is a bit confusing now there is a separate lower-off for the new route on the left.

with Paul
Stuart Johnston 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Ian, Daniel Tipton
robajob 03/Jun/12 Lead β
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Kevster 15/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/May/12 Lead rpt
3 Names 15/May/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Chappy 13/May/12 Lead O/S
El3ctroFuzz 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Defo 6b!

with Alex Chapman
Paul Eckton 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with steve read
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Brian H 18/Mar/12 Lead rpt
_m.cox_ 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead rpt
trev_f 17/Dec/11 Lead rpt
with Ed, Marti
Marti999 12/Dec/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Toby
Hidden 18/Sep/11 TR O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
timharrison 25/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Davide Gaetta
mattc 11/Aug/11 Lead dog
timharrison 11/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Matt Carwardine
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Harry Massey
Sparky!!!3 31/May/11 Lead RP
Alex More 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sparky
timharrison 14/May/11 Lead rpt
with Andy Fisher, Rob Tearle
ekaterina sigida 19/Apr/11 2nd

two crack tricky bit, needed help getting over

with rob daughtery
MarkRyder 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Ivan M
Marti999 26/Dec/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/10 2nd
brian watson 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with crispin
el_monty 11/Jul/10 Lead β
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 11/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
La benya 28/May/10 Lead O/S
bbrowne 15/May/10 Lead RP
with Kelly Atkin
Peterjuliandawson 04/Apr/10 TR β

a nice climb

Luke d 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S


garywong 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Mark Shale 27/Mar/10 TR dog
with Roslyn
givemetea 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Ed Babs 17/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Harry
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
dan gibson ??/2010 Lead O/S
with kyle rance
vertigo 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
timharrison 25/Oct/09 Lead rpt
timharrison 14/Aug/09 Lead rpt
trevor macalonan 14/Aug/09 Lead β
with Tim
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
trev_f 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mike H
tobydunford 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Angus
JimR 17/Jan/09 -
Peter Swift 25/Sep/08 TR dog
with tim
timharrison 25/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Pete
CosmosKey 20/Sep/08 TR dog
with Fabrizio
dannyboy83 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 12/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard 01/Mar/08 -
with Rich White, Harry Massey
Spacetourist ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
AlexD 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
timharrison 22/Apr/07 Lead
with Gordon Mission
steve taylor 30/Dec/06 Lead rpt
Wilbur 27/May/06 Lead O/S

V difficult to get established in the groove for the short (above a nasty smash onto the ledge). Solid 6B.

with Morgan
timharrison 02/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Matt Burrows
Hidden 22/Jan/06 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve taylor 12/Nov/05 Lead β

Steep start followed by pleasant climbing in the grrove above. Bolted to take the challenge of the hanging boulder finish!

with Joff Cook
Hidden 12/Nov/05 -
Richard Horn ??/2005 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 02/Nov/91 2nd
with Scott Titt, Tim Dunsby
Hidden 02/Nov/91 Lead
Hidden ??/1991 -
3 users have this on their wishlist
High 6b+
Mid 6b+
Low 6b+
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
Votes cast 30
Votes cast 25
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set