Agnostic's Arete* VS 5a
[Ring Chimney & Agnostic's Arete, 2 kb]8m. Believe it or not the balancy arete eases with height. © ROCKFAX
FA. Clive Jones 1977

Photo: Ring Chimney & Agnostic's Arete © Rhythm24

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This climb is in 195 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/14

Harder than Right fin, and that gets HVS.
g1m147 - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Mick.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14

Bold. Surely should be HVS given the gearless crux?
planetmarshall - 2nd - 03/Aug/14 with Helen Mort

Richy boy - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/14

A bold little number but still VS I reckon.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/14

marconi - Lead - Jul/14 with Chris

winter hill1 - Lead - Jun/14

JasonK - Lead - 19/May/14 with Tori King

noemie5438 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Liam

WillDoyle - Solo - 30/Apr/14

Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Jemma Powell, Guy VG

tricky
GuyVG - Solo β - 27/Apr/14 with Al and Jem

Teappleby - Solo - 19/Mar/14 with Calum Wadsworth

Calum Wadsworth - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Uni Lot

JasonK - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Euan Boyd

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13

Climbster - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

summer gale added to excitement. Nice finish.
clairejane - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Fantastic Patrick

NickyC - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Sam Brown

Radical-G - TR β - 26/May/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Tesspot

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Aileen, Cameron

The combination of 'easing with height' with 'no gear until the big break' leads to consistent levels of excitement. :-)
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Aileen Robertson, Will Benfold

dangerous, hvs
rurp - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13

pie_eater_pete - Solo rpt - 20/Feb/13

WhipperSnapper - TR rpt - 03/Nov/12

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 19/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/12

waynem1985 - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Bob Stones

bobstones - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Wayne Murphy

riff156 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Matt Crawford

quickdrawmcraw - 2nd - 10/Aug/12 with steve

Neil R - Lead - 05/Aug/12 with Tim

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 25/May/12

Didn't notice the runout till I was right on the break. Should have brought more underwear.
AndrewJamesCherry - Lead O/S - 05/May/12

The run out didn't feel like a big deal till after the event. Great route!
Fraser hill-casey - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with AndrewJamesCherry

cem - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/12

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo - 2012

no gear till quite high, felt hard for the grade. very dangerous route
Paul1 - 2nd - 23/Nov/11 with Alex

Found this really hard for the grade, poorly protected until high up and tenuous moves. I am quite poor at aretes to be fair but this is way harder than many HVSs.
flyinfrenchy - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/11 with Paul1

Coel Hellier - Lead - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/11

mr spoon - 2nd - 18/Aug/11

Steve Vincent - Lead - 13/Aug/11

Windsmith - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Jimbo

Managed to get my crucifix nut in. Who knows whether it would have held...
Sam Cooke - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Lucy Cook

lozowen - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/11

pete3685 - Solo - 09/Jul/11

shouter - Lead - 29/May/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

Brillant route from start to finish :) Loved it...
charley - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Kev

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11 with Charley Fell

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/May/11

henryjepson - May/11

Will_Maxwell - 2nd - 20/Apr/11 with Rafael Pena

Dave Bowler - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with tom, JD

jaimer - 2nd - 12/Mar/11 with Tom, Barry

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Iain

sasmojo - Solo - 30/Oct/10

start is a bit bold for a VS
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 25/Oct/10 with Rob Middleton

slacky - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Andes

By the time you get any gear all the hard climbing is done.
Martin Davies - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Ollie Lister

JonBrown - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/10

No gear until the overhang, great route
trigger118 - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Josh Hagger

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Got a bit sketched out but managed to cling on to get to the gear
katiep - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/10

robbo157 - Solo - 03/Aug/10

The 5a crux and following 4c move or two before the gear are high enough to hurt yourself from. Not sure that equates to VS.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Pete

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Marc Duhig

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Mr. K

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/10

geddicakes - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Aiden Smith, Nat

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Ewan Buckingham

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/May/10

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 15/May/10

Loved the arete, then had to keep disciplined to not go and bail out right. But glad I finished it properly.
Oliver Branagan - Solo O/S - 09/May/10 with Liz B, Mikey B

Backed off and watched Robin do it first.
Dave Foster - Solo β - 18/Apr/10 with Robin

vanderz - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Ardginny - Lead RP - 18/Oct/09 with Libby Kerr

stukent - TR O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Ciaran Treanor

Matt Bennett - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Luke Copley, Lewis Grey

Rhythm24 - TR dnf - 05/Sep/09 with Jon Shaw, MikeCheque

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09

Craig Geddes - Lead - 27/Aug/09 with Admiral

Bold but lovely climbing
Gambit - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Paul

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/09

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Jon Holland

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/09

On both sides of the arete.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - Sep/08

fizzy_elephant - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/08

Brown - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Bridget

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/08

SteveM - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/08 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/08 with SteveM

Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

Hidden - Solo - May/08

Guy Wilson - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Byron Buck

Byronius Maximus - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/08 with Guy Wilson, Michael King

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 17/Nov/07

oliverthomp - 2nd - 04/Nov/07 with Alice Woodhouse

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/07

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/07

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 04/Aug/07

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Paul

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Jenny

Byronius Maximus - 2nd O/S - 19/May/07 with Phil Baxter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/07

mikej - TR - 01/May/07 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

UndercoverElephant - Solo O/S - 2007

Wayne S - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/06

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06

Hidden - Solo - 15/Oct/06

3rd man up after dpmuk. Some tricky little starting moves.
adam carless - TR O/S - 30/Sep/06 with James Rowe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/06

Mike Lee - Lead - 24/Aug/06 with George

a_d_tru - TR β - 04/Jun/06 with Alex, Carol U

Nicos - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/06 with solo

Hidden - Solo - 06/May/06

AJ007 - Solo - 11/Apr/06

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/06 with AJ

Hidden - 2006

Andy Fielding - Solo - 2006

arin78 - 2nd - 02/Apr/05 with Mark

Hidden - Solo - 19/Feb/05

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/04

max_chan - Lead O/S - May/04 with Rob M

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Nov/03

Phil West - Lead β - 01/Nov/03 with Shaun Walby

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/03

JohnHutch - 2nd - 28/Jul/03 with L

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 14/Jul/03

Hidden - Solo - 16/Mar/03

Phil West - Lead dnf - 22/Feb/03 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/02

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/02 with peter (slim)

Monk - Solo O/S - 2001

tlr - Solo - 2000

ajc - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/99

Hidden - Solo - 06/Apr/97

Hidden - 1997

Laramadness - Solo - 04/May/96

Adrian Eggleton - Solo - 07/May/95

Hidden - Solo - 26/Feb/95

cragspud - Lead - 1995

Hammy - Solo - 15/Jul/94 with Pete Robinson

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/94

NeilGriffiths - 1994

Roget - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/93

Hidden - Solo - 10/Oct/93

Hidden - Solo - 08/Aug/93

NickJH - Solo O/S - Sep/91 with D Picker

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/90

Hidden - Sep/90

babymoac - 2nd - 01/May/89 with MTW & Howard

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 28/Oct/88 with Andy Say

Andy Say - Lead - 28/Oct/88

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/88

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jun/87

Hidden - Solo - 26/Oct/86

steve prior - Solo - Jul/86

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jul/85

John Marsland - Solo - 06/Oct/84

Hidden - Solo - 21/Mar/84

Hammy - Solo - 20/Feb/83

Anton Eady - 1983

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 27/Mar/82 with Kim Greenald, Andy Wild

Hidden - Solo - 08/Nov/81

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1981

Hidden - Solo - 19/Sep/80

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jun/80

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/80

nbotting - 1980

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/79

Hidden - Solo - 05/Nov/78

Mark Kemball - Solo - 29/Oct/78

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Voting
Total votes cast 98
hard HVS0 of 35
HVS2 of 35
easy HVS10 of 35
hard VS7 of 35
VS16 of 35
easy VS0 of 35
hard HS0 of 35
HS0 of 35
easy HS0 of 35
hard 5b0 of 34
5b0 of 34
easy 5b1 of 34
hard 5a3 of 34
5a27 of 34
easy 5a3 of 34
hard 4c0 of 34
4c0 of 34
easy 4c0 of 34
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