Live by the Sword

2 Stars
Technical
 7a+

Adjacent Routes
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Fine, crimpy wall climbing on the headwall.
FA. Pete Oxley 5.2.1994

USER COMMENTS

The difficulties are short lived and the climbing is good. If you do a reasonable amount of bouldering you should find this easy for 7a+.
Ben Stokes - 07/May/02

absolutely evil for 7a+
virgil - 06/Aug/04

Bolted line to the left is Old Buffers steady 6b.
Mark Glaister - 21/Jan/06

I really liked this and would have to rate it as one of my best onsites ever in terms of sheer effort required and how close i was to coming off.
This is benchmark Cuttings 7a+ and would get 7b (or more) if it were in Spain...
Rob - 24/Apr/07

Easy once you have the sequence, but agree its a hard one for the on-sight.
Goi Ashmore - 27/Apr/08

stunning route! just catching up with some missed out comments! did this last summer thought it was brilliant! let down in my opinion slightly by the chossy middle / start, but improves ten fold from this point upwards! for me personally one of the more interesting and unusual cruxes! one sequence that kind of sticks in your mind because its just blaitantly cool! well bolted and powerful, but superb! 2 stars for me, but one that should be on everyones cuttings hitlist
andy schof - 06/May/09

Now has a BMC-sponsored independent chain anchor.
A Dorset Philanthropist - 10/Jun/10

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