Topaz E4 6a

Rockfax Description
Up the leaning arete on its right side by technical laybacking and long reaches, until a grasping exit round the arete becomes essential. Swinging around a couple of moves earlier reduces the grade to a more sensible E1 5b. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

Ticklists: Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day.

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This climb is in 21 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Up and down a few times to sus out the crux.
James Oakes - Solo β - 04/Oct/14 with Steve Ramsden, Guy Van Greuning

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14

With a pad. Gem of a route, hidden in plain sight!
Matthew Ferrier - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/14 with George, Alex McCann

Dan Arkle - TR - 2014

Awesome laybacking with great feet, felt very steady for 6a. Can get a little green though. Will be back to lead/solo.
MischaHY - TR O/S - 28/Nov/13

good highball V3, finished to the L
ellis - Sent - 18/Nov/12 with Dave Sykes

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 26/Oct/11 with Dale, Viv

Did finish, but finished the E1 variation (clean). Don't want folk thinking I climb E4.
Roberttaylor - 2nd dnf - 24/Apr/11 with Harry Holmes

lead the e1 variation 3 times. Its too easy to escape from
Harry Holmes - TR O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Clement

Hidden - Dec/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/10

Aston mountaineers - 17/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 2006 with Will Barbour

Did the E1 5b version
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo G/U - 01/Sep/04

sadams - Solo - 06/Apr/00 with Tom Briggs

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead RP - 2000

Easy (HVS) finish.
stp - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/85

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Style of ascent
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean G/U
Clean RP