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by Mark Glaister, Pete Oxley

Published February 2012 by Rockfax

Reviewed by Steve Crowe

It is seven years since the last climbing guide to Dorest was published by Rockfax. This new guide covers Portland, Lulworth and Swanage. It includes many entirely new sectors with all the sport routes in the area and the bulk of best trad climbing in a bumper (424 page) edition.

Dorset follows the excellent Rockfax format which includes useful logistical tips at the front, clear maps and excellent photo-diagrams  The guide offers a great mix of grades and styles of climbing, from easy slabs to ferocious overhangs, deep water soloing. The guide is littered with completely new set of excellent action photos which provide a good indication of the nature of a particular crag and work well with the photo-diagrams when deciding on which of the many crags to visit.


To make space for the additional routes and larger than ever photo diagrams the bouldering has been dropped from this edition however a Miniguide to Portland Bouldering Cuttings Boulderfield is available to download for 4.  The Devon sports climbs have also been omitted, these can now be found in the recent South West Climbs also by Rockfax.

Dorest is available now at 24.95 and can be bought directly from Rockfax
Reviewed 20th April  2012


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