The End of the Affair*** E8 6c
[Relief on the top jugs , 2 kb]14m. The archetypal grit arete and one of Gritstone's greatest hard routes. The climbing is technical and ultra committing with good runners at one-third height and the crux at the top. Don't fall off the last move unless you have briefed your second man that they need to hurl themselves from the ledge to stop the fall - and even then it is still touch and go! © ROCKFAX
FA. Johnny Dawes 1986

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Hard Grit, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, Consumed.

Photo: Relief on the top jugs © Nathan Lee
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 34 wishlists.

C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 15/Mar/14 with rob lay

mark20 - Lead RP - 19/Jan/14

Did all the moves... oh dear. Think this would be possible, but would need to have it totally wired and be a little bit fitter I think.
drysori - TR - 11/Jan/14

kyaizawa - TR dog - 11/Jan/14 with Sophie Cheng

MorganPreece - TR β - 02/Dec/13 with Andy Cummings

Ethan - Lead - 23/Nov/13 with Dave, Don Walker

In the dying light.. Fluffed beta in the middle but held it together for the top crux. Psyched to have climbed this one! A good day out all round..
jake_haddock - Lead RP - 04/Nov/13 with Callum Hegarty, Nathan Lee, Dave Mason

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Apr/12

With a shunt. 1st crux took 3 goes. Last crux took 5 goes. Middle crux took about 20 goes. So thin, and I didn't even link hard moves (like the last one). Now have some idea of the skill of top flashers, as this isn't particularly physical.
Daniel Heath - TR dog - 21/Mar/12

Big moment in my climbing. Absolutely ecstatic!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 14/Jan/12 with Dom Lee

Jordan - Lead β - 18/Nov/11 with accy nez

Couple of middle moves i couldn't quite complete but think a few more tries and it should go
Gazleah - TR dnf - Jun/11 with henry jenkins

bigie bob - Lead RP - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 22/Feb/09

Linked in two sections (up to last move)
mattcyp88 - TR dog - 22/Feb/09 with Dave Spencer

pipof747 - Lead RP - 20/Nov/08

Brilliant route, amazingly didn't seem too hard, maybe it's just my style of climbing. need to get fit for the lead now!
JSA - TR rpt - 28/Oct/08 with Ben Tetler

NOT !!!!
andi taxi - Solo - 27/Aug/08 with charly fell, laughterton

Hidden - Lead - 18/Dec/07

Will_he_fall - Lead RP - 26/Sep/07

bloody hard hats off the the hard gritstone climber
phil stubbs - TR dnf - 04/Jul/07 with kelly evans

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Feb/07

Ben Wolstenholme - 2nd - 03/Feb/07 with John Roberts (JR)

Hidden - Jan/06

I reckon itīll go clean. Donīt think iīve got the mind to lead it though.
Chris M - TR dog - 10/Oct/05 with Leah C

Hidden - TR dnf - 2000

Hidden - TR RP - 01/Jan/98

WuDavid - Lead RP - 19/Nov/95

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