Rockfax Description
The face right of the arete has a tricky start. © Rockfax

Ticklists: 14 In A Day.

joemallia 18/Sep Lead O/S

A couple of hard moves low down with a ground fall potential but much easier above.

samdickensuk 13/Sep Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 13/Sep Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 13/Sep 2nd dog
with John
Jamesmoly 03/Sep Lead G/U
Nigel Bond 03/Sep 2nd
Roget 25/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr Solo
FlavioL1989 08/Apr Solo O/S
ralphio 07/Apr 2nd
with Andy
andy.smythe 07/Apr Lead
jrccrosby 04/Apr Lead O/S
with Olly Gluck, Harry
bobpilgrem 12/Mar Lead β
with Tom
icantthinkrightnow 05/Oct/14 Lead
HazelMacLean 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Short but fun

Sam Hunt 23/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Tom Keaveny 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S
cragsman9000 11/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 11/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Solo
Benstar 04/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo O/S
Deezel65 29/Mar/14 Solo

4b?? It's steady but not 4b steady

bullybones 11/Mar/14 Solo
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 2nd
MrTeej2 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Will Brooks
jshields 30/Jun/13 Solo
davewsargent 30/Jun/13 Solo
davewsargent 30/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Yanis Nayu 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Andy
kate tarrant ?/Apr/13 Lead
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
DavidPC 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

VS 5a

with Tom Davies
PLM ??/2013 -
harold walmsley 22/Sep/12 Solo rpt
ojp 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S


with Chris, Tony
atch 02/Sep/12 2nd
with si
deacondeacon 20/Aug/12 Solo O/S
bullybones 10/Aug/12 Solo
al jackson ?/Aug/12 Solo
partz 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S

An easy VS?

sparkybatteryboy 30/Jul/12 2nd
with matt e
mksmith35 01/Apr/12 Solo O/S
charley 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Okay so it was the first route of the day & my hands were freezing but it certainly felt harder then 4b. Maybe 4c but closer to 5a I thought (unless I missed something)....

with Ange
valentinesbabe 14/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Tricky start for shorties, used a kneebar to get enough height to reach the slopy smooth break. Nice climb.

Jay C 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Fran S, Jack N
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
jayrenegade 23/Oct/11 Solo
with Emelio
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/11 Solo O/S
lcullum7 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Louis Melland
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo O/S
migs493 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Ian JL 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/11 2nd
adam carless 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Felt pretty hard for severe!

Hidden 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/11 Lead
M_W_Court 14/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Ben Harper 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Ed Westwood
Ed Westwood 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Ben Harper
Mikael 05/Jun/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Grade here is wrong..

with Mikael
JRClay100 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Best route in this little area. This is never VS although the start is awkward.

with L Duffy
mgdenison 21/May/11 TR O/S
liam_duffy 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 20/May/11 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
spooksthehorse 24/Mar/11 TR
with Joe, Trev
dj_brigham05 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
harold walmsley 14/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Sandbag at 4b

JamieSparkes 19/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with solo
D Berry 30/Oct/10 Solo RP

Second go for the start. Very hard at 4b!

Garron 17/Oct/10 2nd β
Flash29 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tim Ducker 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

ROCKFAX says VS 5a, the starting moving is bold and involves a fairly awkward landing. Once move is made its fairly protectable but still awkward. i agree with rockfax.

Aaron Hauptmann 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

I won't vote on this because it is definitely a VS 5a. The gear is just really bad and the landing not ideal. The only moves that merit the 5a is the first one or two, but then the gear gets awkward until you get about halfway through the climb.

with Ed Neil
Matt Bennett 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Louise Kelly
timrowland 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Rob H
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Johnny B Diggerman 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Easy second one move to make in the first part after thet it was a straight forward second

with Nick Hemmings, Paul G
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S
tompilgrem 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Gets vs 5a in rockfax and hs 4c in def, would say benchmark vs 4c . Def not severe !

with Dad
bobpilgrem 03/Aug/10 2nd
with Bob/Tom
Marc Murphy ?/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Rockfax grade of VS 5a is about right. Any S 4b aficionados attempting this would be in for a surprise.

Martin Stevens 11/Jun/10 2nd β

VS 5a of anybodies money.

with Andy H.
victim of mathematics 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Needs a little bit of commitment

edd rab 14/May/10 Solo rpt
LakesWinter 22/Apr/10 Solo
with No one
Chris the Tall 21/Apr/10 Solo rpt
gingerwolf 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
bbrowne 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Kelly Atkin
masa-alpin 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S

In RockFax I think it is graded as VS 5a, and I agree. Indeed, Nick, who leads up to HS, had to give up seconding after many attempts.

with Nick P, P Luke
Brown 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
edd rab 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hannah Moulton 10/May/09 Solo
with johnny
popebenedictus 19/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Sam W 18/Oct/08 Solo
SteveM 15/Oct/08 Solo
with Kat
petemeads 12/Sep/08 Solo
fizzy_elephant 20/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 04/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Owdham 24/May/08 Lead O/S

Nice easy lead. Not difficult at all.

Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Wilbur 18/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hammy 11/Oct/07 Solo
with Danny Towers
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Circus 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 30/Jul/07 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
nai 22/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 11/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 Solo
hapymike 09/Dec/06 Lead
tumbling wizard 08/Nov/06 Solo O/S
collingwood 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with gaz wilson
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/06 Lead β
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Nicos 20/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 22/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Whitt ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
CJC 02/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Ra
Stig 20/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Adam Potter 12/May/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/05 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2005 Lead O/S
with RUMC
Swirly ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with Jo Convery
nigel pearson 14/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Yoko
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
Jon Dittman 29/Apr/04 Solo
DerwentDiluted 22/Mar/03 Solo
Hidden 04/May/02 Solo O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Hidden 22/Mar/00 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 15/Aug/98 Solo
steve taylor ?/Mar/91 Solo
with stumpy
Iain Thow 22/Apr/90 Solo

5a start, probably worth VS.

goi.ashmore 26/Sep/89 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/89 -
Canyak ??/1973 -
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
Votes cast 36
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 35
Votes cast 23
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set