Farcical Arete* HS 4a
[Farcical Arete solo 6, 3 kb]8m. The arete is climbed on its left-hand side throughout and is unprotected. The start is the crux. © ROCKFAX
The arete is climbed on its left-hand side throughout and is unprotected. The start is the crux.

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

Photo: Farcical Arete solo 6 © Neil Henson
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 280 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

AshBash - Sent O/S - 20/Nov/14

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 09/Nov/14 with Jo

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/14

ZClegg - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/14

Mayaculpa - TR - 28/Oct/14 with Mike Rotraxion

sam_mccarthy29 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14

katyc - 2nd - 24/Sep/14

benlatham07 - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/14

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

Nigel Bond - Solo - 18/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo - Jul/14

Nice
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 31/May/14 with Paul Davies

Hidden - Solo - 30/May/14

WillDoyle - Solo - 30/Apr/14

Jonny Harrison - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Hugh smith and scotty maylead

andyclimber - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - Apr/14

David_Gledson - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14

rurp - 2014

Hidden - Solo - 20/Dec/13

Fantastic moves on this. Very enjoyable.
Dave 88 - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/13

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

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

pete_naylor - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Jake Rumsey

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Clare

Chris was trying the slab between Right Twin Crack and Farcical Arete but we both did the arete instead.
Phil West - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/13 with Chris Tan

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 31/May/13

philboy - Solo - 31/May/13 with matt g

Tamati - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/Dec/12

Spidermunkie - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12

ChrisRidg - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 18/Nov/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/12

Starting from the ground is harder than 4a! Stepping in from the right would make it 4a, but that'd be cheating.
victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/12

slacky - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Andes

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/12

Andy Peak 1 - Solo - 20/Oct/12 with H washbrook

Whitty2012 - Solo - 14/Oct/12

al jackson - Solo - Oct/12

Nick_Merriman - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Eddie Roebuck

HS 4a in Eastern Grit
Eddie1234 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Nick Merriman

Hidden - TR - 18/Aug/12

Nick_Merriman - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Eddie Roebuck

Matt77 - Solo - 12/Aug/12 with Tania, Ian

CGlennie - TR O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Adam Hackney

wolverine - Solo - 23/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

Thunderthighsontheloose - Solo - 23/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

joemallia - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Fidel Sciamanna

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/12

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Maureen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/12

Harder than 4a!
harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 20/May/12

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 14/May/12 with Andrew

jwa - Solo - 14/May/12 with Peter Hill

mbradberry2008 - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

flyinfrenchy - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/12

stefie c - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Matt Harmon

p_won - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Joe eliot

led first
p_won - Solo β - 15/Apr/12

Joe.Elliott1 - 2nd - 15/Apr/12

deacondeacon - Solo - 28/Mar/12

agibb - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

Big Lee - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Andy Gibb

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/12

ronmcdonald - Lead - Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Nov/11

Pete Nugent - Lead - 17/Nov/11 with Charlotte Goedvolk

status_bass94 - TR - 30/Oct/11 with keith poskitt, Trish Darling

First done May' 96 solo
jshields - Solo - 23/Oct/11

lozowen - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/11

rockaddict - 2nd - 20/Aug/11

rockaddict - 2nd - 20/Aug/11

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Erica

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/11 with Erica

Led on John's pre-placed gear
erica - Lead β - 07/Aug/11 with John

tommytwotone - Solo - 24/Jul/11 with Mike

MeMeMe - Solo - 24/Jul/11

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11

James Malloch - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Adam Sells

sting - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/11

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 31/May/11 with Ade, Wael, Ian

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/May/11

geddicakes - Solo - 28/Apr/11

PaulGreenhead - Lead - 25/Apr/11 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with PaulGreenhead

mdwilson - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

SGD - Solo - 29/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10

HS in the BMC Gude. No gear till the top so a bit bold for S.
max_chan - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Phil PCC

andy jennings - Solo β - 12/Oct/10 with Mr. Lovatt, ben

Ben Harper - Solo - 11/Oct/10 with Ian, Baby A

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Oct/10

tlmarjot - Solo O/S - 03/Oct/10 with Ben Lea

ffdalton - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Dean Dalton

julian allen - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

parksy986 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with chris dovey

bullwinkle - Solo rpt - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

Joemanglerocks - Solo - 17/Jun/10

tommytwotone - Solo - 16/May/10

kitkat78 - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/10

1 piece of gear near the top scary but fun
trish1968 - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with Si

sjdg5 - 2nd - 25/Apr/10 with trish1968

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 17/Apr/10

Mr Sparkle - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/10

rig - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Andy Martin, Rob Gittins, Chris Poad, Ingrid Ferguson, Therese Cranley

Marc Murphy - AltLd - Feb/10

sjdg5 - 2nd - 2010 with trish1968

Jon Dittman - Solo - 15/Nov/09

Whitty2012 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/09

Hardcore Pat - Solo - 26/Sep/09

leonjones - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Phil Barley

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/09

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

edd rab - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/09

Pilch - Solo - 18/Jul/09

Andysomething - 2nd rpt - 14/Jul/09 with Bruce Perry

simonp - Solo O/S - Jul/09

Rob Barthorpe - Solo - 26/Apr/09 with Karo

popebenedictus - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/09 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/09 with Ben H

Hidden - Solo - 19/Apr/09

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/09

Ollie B - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/09

jsrous - Lead - 2009 with Frank Carn-Pryor

Hidden - 2009

powellj69 - Solo - 2009

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - TR - 12/Oct/08

Difficult start for 4a, exposed for a severe with no gear till high up
MD - Lead - 12/Oct/08 with Donna

popebenedictus - Solo rpt - 08/Oct/08 with Soloed

Guy Wilson - Solo - 24/Sep/08

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Chris FitzHugh

RCrockford - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/08

jeffb - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/08

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Adam

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Matt Jones

Hammy - Solo - 12/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/08

Steve Vincent - Lead - 22/Jun/08

BenJacobs - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/08

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/08

gareth_hull - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Poz

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/08

ducle - 2nd O/S - 17/May/08 with Tom Cattermole

Ann S - 2nd - 15/May/08 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/08

john lynch - Lead - 22/Apr/08 with Lewis Andrew, rich armour

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Helen Odwell

wingalina - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/08 with Robert Turnbull

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/08

Not unprotected, or marginal gear - good nuts and/or friends in top break.
Conor1 - Lead O/S - Mar/08 with Tom Parry

Neil Henson - Solo rpt - 27/Jan/08

Climbed on left hand side of arete. Bit harder and bolder than the standard way.
Neil Henson - Solo rpt - 27/Jan/08

Becoming something of a routine. Have now climbed it 8 times. Still great fun though.
Neil Henson - Solo rpt - 06/Jan/08

Neil Henson - Solo rpt - 06/Jan/08

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/07

I enjoyed it so much I climbed it four times that day
Neil Henson - Solo - 23/Dec/07

Neil Henson - Solo - 23/Dec/07

Neil Henson - Solo - 23/Dec/07

Neil Henson - Solo - 23/Dec/07

Neil Henson - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/07

martin48 - Solo O/S - 17/Nov/07

sadams - Solo - 16/Nov/07 with Catherine Adams

frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/07 with Jon Rous

Alfredo - Solo - Nov/07

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

Hidden - TR - 14/Oct/07

erinbastian - TR - 14/Oct/07

Very quick ascent. No gear on bottom section, marginal on top. Would be a nice solo.
dfbpdave - TR O/S - 09/Sep/07

Hard for 4a and worrying for Severe if you stay on the left throughout.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Adrian

bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/07

Gustav - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with sarah

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/07

tlr - Solo - 08/Jun/07 with Pom

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Jun/07

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

Byronius Maximus - Solo O/S - 19/May/07

popebenedictus - TR O/S - 10/May/07 with Edd Rab

Powder Puff Girl - TR O/S - 10/May/07 with Ben H

edd rab - TR O/S - 10/May/07 with Ben Harding

Undignified end to a solo attempt - had to ask Bluebrad for a top rope!
Reds - TR - 02/May/07 with Bluebrad

Hidden - Solo - May/07

JohnHutch - Solo - 28/Apr/07 with SC

Monk - Solo - 15/Apr/07 with Matt B, Kylie, Mandy, Sam

nublet - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07 with David Finch

The Boy Riley - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/07

FrankW - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Jane T

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Scott N - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Tom Last - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/06

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/06

Brown - Solo O/S - Nov/06 with Henry

Col Allott - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/06 with Alex Sturrock

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 30/Sep/06

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/06

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/06

nmwr - Solo - 10/Sep/06

sce8 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06

colin milton - Solo - 15/Jun/06

scotteau - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo - 06/May/06

Paz - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06 with CC2

chrishedgehog - Solo - 15/Mar/06

cem - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/05 with solo

ChrisJD - Solo - 02/Oct/05

Adam Potter - Solo O/S - 04/May/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - May/05

Rampikino - Solo - 10/Apr/05 with Rob Wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/04

pleasant
Alex Mason - Solo - Apr/04 with kieth poskitt

Mark A Humphries - Solo - 06/Feb/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Phil West - Solo rpt - 01/Nov/03

after wimping out on lead
Simon Caldwell - TR O/S - 11/Oct/03 with Carmen

SteveM - Solo - 23/Aug/03

Hidden - Solo - 16/Mar/03

loonyclimber - Lead - Mar/03

Brazzer - 2nd O/S - Aug/02 with Ben Tufnell

Phil West - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/02 with David Atherton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/02

Monk - Solo O/S - 2001

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 31/May/00

Hidden - Solo - May/00

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Mar/00

tlr - Solo - 2000

Budge - Solo - 14/Oct/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/97

martroberts - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/97

Hidden - 1997

David Smith - Solo - 21/Apr/96

BlueJohn - Solo - 20/Apr/96

Roget - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/95

ill_bill - 1995

rurp - 1995

Phil1967 - Lead O/S - Aug/94 with Ed

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/94

Hidden - Solo - 04/Oct/93

IanD353 - Solo O/S - Sep/92

Hammy - Solo - 25/Jul/92

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Aug/89

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/Aug/87

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Jul/87

malc - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/86

steve prior - Solo - Aug/85

Hidden - Solo - 09/Dec/84

Howard Dixon - Solo - 1981

Nigel Bond - Solo - 24/Dec/80

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/80

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/79

Mark Kemball - Solo - 10/Jun/78

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1978

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1978

mikej - Solo - 26/Apr/70 with E

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