Rockfax Description
The arete is climbed on its left side throughout and is unprotected. The start is the crux, and can be avoided on the right at 4a. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS.

Robin Nichols 16/Nov Solo O/S
with Jemma
PanzerHanzler 25/Oct Lead O/S
with Lynn R
Mayaculpa 13/Oct TR
with Mike Rotraxion
Hidden 04/Oct Solo O/S
BDC 25/Sep Solo O/S
with ed
Jackwd 06/Sep Solo O/S
charley 06/Sep Solo O/S
MikeDowsett 23/Aug 2nd
with Cath Sinclair, Dean Jones
Vanessa Simmons 23/Aug 2nd
Matt Groom 11/Aug Solo
tanssop 03/Aug 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 21/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul TR
Paul Hy 08/Jun Lead O/S
with matt C
fatbuoybazza 23/May Lead rpt
Tom Last 21/May Solo
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 17/May Solo

No gear so no point in roping up.

Nigel Bond 16/May Solo
Hidden 09/May Lead
Tom Last 22/Apr Solo
MSchobitz 20/Apr Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 20/Apr Solo O/S
with micki
amccann 10/Apr Solo O/S
Tom Last 19/Mar Solo rpt
Lancer 07/Mar Solo O/S
Wizzy 11/Feb Solo O/S
AshBash 20/Nov/14 Sent O/S
John Brayshaw 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Mayaculpa 28/Oct/14 TR
with Mike Rotraxion
Sam McCarthy 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/14 2nd
joe1joe1joe2 ?/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Sam Garland, Dominic Joyce
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Solo O/S
katyc 24/Sep/14 2nd
benlatham07 31/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Solo
freemanTom 31/May/14 Solo


with Paul Davies
Hidden 30/May/14 Solo
WillDoyle 30/Apr/14 Solo
Jonny Harrison 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Hugh smith and scotty maylead
andyclimber 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
David_Gledson 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
rurp ??/2014 -
Hidden 20/Dec/13 Solo
Dave 88 10/Oct/13 Solo O/S

Fantastic moves on this. Very enjoyable.

Ben1983 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
pete_naylor 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
rocktigger 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Clare
Phil West 10/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Chris was trying the slab between Right Twin Crack and Farcical Arete but we both did the arete instead.

with Chris Tan
Jake Young 30/Jun/13 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 31/May/13 Solo rpt
with Phil B, Cake
philboy 31/May/13 Solo
with matt g
jimmysdead 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Almost came off this one.

with Blake
Tamati 28/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/12 TR O/S
Spidermunkie 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
ChrisRidg 01/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/12 2nd β
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 30/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Starting from the ground is harder than 4a! Stepping in from the right would make it 4a, but that'd be cheating.

Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 20/Oct/12 Solo
with H washbrook
Whitty2012 14/Oct/12 Solo
al jackson ?/Oct/12 Solo
Nick_Merriman 18/Aug/12 2nd
Eddie1234 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

HS 4a in Eastern Grit

with Nick Merriman
Hidden 18/Aug/12 TR
Matt77 12/Aug/12 Solo
with Tania, Ian
CGlennie 11/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Adam Hackney
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Solo
Thunderthighsontheloose 23/Jul/12 Solo
joemallia 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
John Lewis 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Maureen
Hidden 17/Jun/12 2nd rpt
harold walmsley 20/May/12 Solo rpt

Harder than 4a!

tomthecoolperson 14/May/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
jwa 14/May/12 Solo
with Peter Hill
mbradberry2008 12/May/12 Solo O/S
flyinfrenchy 12/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead O/S
stefie c 02/May/12 Lead O/S
p_won 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
p_won 15/Apr/12 Solo β

led first

Joe.Elliott1 15/Apr/12 2nd
deacondeacon 28/Mar/12 Solo
agibb 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Big Lee 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 05/Mar/12 Solo O/S
ronmcdonald ?/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 17/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Pete Nugent 17/Nov/11 Lead
with Charlotte Goedvolk
status_bass94 30/Oct/11 TR
with keith poskitt, Trish Darling
jshields 23/Oct/11 Solo

First done May' 96 solo

lozowen 23/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Solo O/S
rockaddict 20/Aug/11 2nd
rockaddict 20/Aug/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Erica
John Brayshaw 07/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Erica
erica 07/Aug/11 Lead β

Led on John's pre-placed gear

with John
tommytwotone 24/Jul/11 Solo
with Mike
MeMeMe 24/Jul/11 Solo
JamieSparkes 04/Jul/11 Solo O/S
James Malloch 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Adam Sells
sting 14/Jun/11 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 31/May/11 Solo O/S
with Ade, Wael, Ian
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
geddicakes 28/Apr/11 Solo
PaulGreenhead 25/Apr/11 Lead
with Kirsty
Kirsty 25/Apr/11 2nd
mdwilson 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
SGD 29/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S
max_chan 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

HS in the BMC Gude. No gear till the top so a bit bold for S.

with Phil PCC
andy jennings 12/Oct/10 Solo β
with Mr. Lovatt, ben
Ben Harper 11/Oct/10 Solo
with Ian, Baby A
Hidden 03/Oct/10 Solo O/S
tlmarjot 03/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Lea
ffdalton 02/Oct/10 2nd
with Dean Dalton
julian allen 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
parksy986 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with chris dovey
bullwinkle 30/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Joemanglerocks 17/Jun/10 Solo
tommytwotone 16/May/10 Solo
kitkat78 27/Apr/10 Solo O/S
trish1968 25/Apr/10 Lead

1 piece of gear near the top scary but fun

with Si
sjdg5 25/Apr/10 2nd
disturbed_one51 17/Apr/10 Solo
Mr Sparkle 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
rig 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Martin, Rob Gittins, Chris Poad, Ingrid Ferguson, Therese Cranley
Marc Murphy ?/Feb/10 AltLd
sjdg5 ??/2010 2nd
trish1968 ??/2010 Lead
Jon Dittman 15/Nov/09 Solo
Whitty2012 19/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd
Hardcore Pat 26/Sep/09 Solo
leonjones 20/Sep/09 Lead
with Phil Barley
Hidden 17/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Solo
Craig Geddes 27/Aug/09 Lead
with Admiral
edd rab 30/Jul/09 Solo rpt
Pilch 18/Jul/09 Solo
Andysomething 14/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Bruce Perry
simonp ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Rob Barthorpe 26/Apr/09 Solo
with Karo
popebenedictus 21/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Powder Puff Girl 21/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Ben H
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Solo
fatbuoybazza 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Ollie B 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
jsrous ??/2009 Lead
with Frank Carn-Pryor
Hidden ??/2009 -
powellj69 ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 12/Oct/08 TR
MD 12/Oct/08 Lead

Difficult start for 4a, exposed for a severe with no gear till high up

with Donna
popebenedictus 08/Oct/08 Solo rpt
with Soloed
Guy Wilson 24/Sep/08 Solo
howlingbaboon 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
RCrockford 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S
jeffb 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Adam
Adam1973 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hammy 12/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Steve Vincent 22/Jun/08 Lead
BenJacobs 16/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Jun/08 Solo O/S
gareth_hull 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Poz
Hidden 25/May/08 2nd
ducle 17/May/08 2nd O/S
with Tom Cattermole
Ann S 15/May/08 2nd
with Chris Tan
Hidden 13/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/08 Solo O/S
Browny 27/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Solo rpt
john lynch 22/Apr/08 Lead
with Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Chris Ellis 16/Apr/08 Lead
with Helen Odwell
wingalina 02/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Robert Turnbull
craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
Conor1 ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Not unprotected, or marginal gear - good nuts and/or friends in top break.

with Tom Parry
Neil Henson 27/Jan/08 Solo rpt
Neil Henson 27/Jan/08 Solo rpt

Climbed on left hand side of arete. Bit harder and bolder than the standard way.

Neil Henson 06/Jan/08 Solo rpt

Becoming something of a routine. Have now climbed it 8 times. Still great fun though.

Neil Henson 06/Jan/08 Solo rpt
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Mark Collins 30/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Neil Henson 23/Dec/07 Solo

I enjoyed it so much I climbed it four times that day

Neil Henson 23/Dec/07 Solo
Neil Henson 23/Dec/07 Solo
Neil Henson 23/Dec/07 Solo
Neil Henson 01/Dec/07 Solo O/S
martin48 17/Nov/07 Solo O/S
sadams 16/Nov/07 Solo
with Catherine Adams
frankcp87 09/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Rous
Alfredo ?/Nov/07 Solo
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 TR
erinbastian 14/Oct/07 TR
dfbpdave 09/Sep/07 TR O/S

Very quick ascent. No gear on bottom section, marginal on top. Would be a nice solo.

adam carless 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Hard for 4a and worrying for Severe if you stay on the left throughout.

with Adrian
bullwinkle 11/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Gustav ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with sarah
nai 08/Jun/07 Solo
with Tim
tlr 08/Jun/07 Solo
with Pom
Hidden 06/Jun/07 TR O/S
Chriswallis2 20/May/07 Solo O/S
with Jenny
Byronius Maximus 19/May/07 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 10/May/07 TR O/S
with Edd Rab
Powder Puff Girl 10/May/07 TR O/S
with Ben H
edd rab 10/May/07 TR O/S
Reds 02/May/07 TR

Undignified end to a solo attempt - had to ask Bluebrad for a top rope!

Hidden ?/May/07 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo
Monk 15/Apr/07 Solo
with Matt B, Kylie, Mandy, Sam
nublet 15/Apr/07 2nd O/S
The Boy Riley 15/Apr/07 Solo O/S
FrankW 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jane T
Jim Vach 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 25/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Scott N ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Tom Last 16/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 18/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Brown ?/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Henry
Col Allott 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with Alex Sturrock
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Solo
Oli 24/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Solo O/S
The Mountain Goat 10/Sep/06 Solo O/S
nmwr 10/Sep/06 Solo
sce8 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
colin milton 15/Jun/06 Solo
scotteau 04/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/06 Solo
Paz 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with CC2
chrishedgehog 15/Mar/06 Solo
cem 05/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 02/Oct/05 Solo
Adam Potter 04/May/05 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/05 Solo O/S
Rampikino 10/Apr/05 Solo
with Rob Wilson
Hidden 08/Apr/04 2nd
Alex Mason ?/Apr/04 Solo


with kieth poskitt
Mark A Humphries 06/Feb/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
Phil West 01/Nov/03 Solo rpt
Simon Caldwell 11/Oct/03 TR O/S

after wimping out on lead

with Carmen
SteveM 23/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/03 Solo
loonyclimber ?/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Brazzer ?/Aug/02 2nd O/S
with Ben Tufnell
Phil West 15/Jun/02 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
Hidden 07/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Monk ??/2001 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Jonno 01/Jul/00 2nd
with Andrew
DerwentDiluted 31/May/00 Solo
Hidden ?/May/00 Solo
LakesWinter 02/Mar/00 2nd
with Quincey
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Budge 14/Oct/98 Solo
Hidden 19/Oct/97 Lead O/S
martroberts 04/Jun/97 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
uphillnow 21/Apr/96 Solo
BlueJohn 20/Apr/96 Solo
Roget 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
ill_bill ??/1995 -
rurp ??/1995 -
Phil1967 ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Ed
Laramadness 12/Feb/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/93 Solo
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Solo O/S
Hammy 25/Jul/92 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/89 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 06/Dec/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 02/Aug/87 Solo
Andy Say 26/Jul/87 Solo
malc 26/Sep/86 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 09/Dec/84 Solo
Howard Dixon ??/1981 Solo
Nigel Bond 24/Dec/80 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/80 Solo
Rob Davies 30/Sep/79 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/79 Solo
Mark Kemball 10/Jun/78 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1978 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
mikej 26/Apr/70 Solo
with E
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, hthom, SuperLee1985, richardlongfils1986, markblair
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