The Bow* S 4a
14m.

Rockfax Description
The arete is gained from the left and is then followed on its right-hand side. The direct start up the steep lower arete is a nice 5b as long as your blinkers don't get in the way. © ROCKFAX

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 217 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Jun/15

Anne Gumbley - Lead - 17/May/15 with Mark Fairbank

3kidsandanorton - Lead - 10/May/15 with Kay

martinbettridge06 - 2nd - 25/Apr/15 with david harvey

david harvey - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with martin

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/15

csumner28 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Thomas, Patrick O'Grady

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/15

migs493 - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/14

some nice moves out to the arete
Babika - Lead - 20/Oct/14 with Paul Callaghan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/14

GDS - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with BCC

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Lee W, Claire D

lee1234 - 2nd - 27/Aug/14 with Paul Hy

ClaireD - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Lee, Paul Hyland

ChrisB.19 - TR - 16/Aug/14 with Ken L, Allan FW

benlatham07 - Solo - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14

Blueso - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Anna

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/14

dunnyg - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with rosie cole, Duncan Mcneil

r.greaves - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with tony minette

matthomas79 - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dave Garner

DaveB61 - Lead - 10/Dec/13 with Mike Dowsett

phildawson - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

alaster tonge - Solo - 22/Sep/13

KieranT - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Graham Walker

MrFreekie - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Steve Papp

matbrown333 - Solo - Sep/13

johngriffin - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/13

Mike Bayley - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with David Barnes

Pelleas - Lead - 04/Aug/13 with Mike B.

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

Phil Cox - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with John Coe

rohai545 - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Krish

Mayaculpa - Lead - 16/Jul/13 with David Alcock

davidalcock - 2nd - 16/Jul/13 with Mayaculpa

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Richard Hemes

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/13

My third ever lead climb, very poorly protected. Pretty scary run-outs
Danbow73 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Annaliese, Aaron

Took the 5c start. Polished and awkward.
ilarge - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Paul Fobbester

Ben_Megson - 2nd - 26/May/13

Phil Hewish - Lead - 20/May/13 with Rachael Cunnington, Mark Cunnington

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/13

Actually did the HS variation just to the left, up the face to the left of the arÍte initially.
Anne Gumbley - Lead - 28/Apr/13 with Rich Atkinson

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Rachael Cunnington, Phil Hewish

RachaelCunnington - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Mark Cunnington, Phil Hewish

liverpooldave - Lead - 07/Apr/13

Lyndsay Superclimber - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Karen, Jimbo

nogoodgrice - 2nd - 06/Jan/13 with Deacon

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 2013 with Andy Neath

kcollender - 2nd - 18/Nov/12

TomGudgeon - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/12 with Kirsty Pegg

deacondeacon - Solo - 09/Oct/12

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with John

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

misterb - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/12

Dan Vaj - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/12 with L Vajzovic

Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Matthew Cunningham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

moberg - TR O/S - 07/Apr/12

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with L Vajzovic

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/12

climbhannahclimb - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/12 with -

cathymiller - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with pete archer

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

teddethmac - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Ross 'Kemp' Woodruffe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/11

sweenyt - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with UBMC

Jonny Raines - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with James Young

Windy
catty_9 - Lead - 29/Oct/11 with Alex Tibbs

Marcin78 - Lead - Oct/11 with Paul Ingate

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Kev's lead
charley - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Steve Fletcher, Kev

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Steve Fletcher, Charley Fell

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Kevin Tithe

Chris Harding - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Danny

Phil Cox - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with John Coe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

risby - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Max Streeton, Thomas Vaughan

tev - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ris, Max

FireyClimber - Lead - 23/May/11

Dave Mason - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Darren Belfield

AielSavage - Solo O/S - 2011

steven24584 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/10

Anthony Allsopp - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Richard Wilkinson

Richard G Wilkinson - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/10 with Anthony Allsopp

nasty :P
mew - Lead - 22/Sep/10

eel - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/10

very nice route with lots of finger pockets good fun and puts you a little on edge trying to find holds.
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Kazsa

szelest - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Richiehill - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 21/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10

Ultimo Dyno Boy - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Collin

Ali H - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Willson

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/09

Richard G Wilkinson - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Tom Etheridge

Snowboy - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09

Big Steve - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Karen

BennoC - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Stace

staceated - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with ben

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/09

Jon Dittman - Solo - 09/Aug/09

Chris_Williams - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Zenobia Mehta

Chris_Williams - Lead β - 25/Jul/09 with Zenobia Mehta

Alfredo - Solo - 14/Jul/09

Phil West - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Wingnut

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/09

Benrj - Solo - 19/Jun/09 with jay mowat

D.Andrew - 2nd - 19/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09

simoncov - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Ian Inch

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/09

similar feel to tar's arete
Stick - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Lady John

charley - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Andy

benman - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09 with roger m

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Faith

Hidden - 2009

robal - 2009

Hidden - 2009

howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 23/Dec/08 with Chris FitzHugh

marccb6 - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with Will

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Marc

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Aug/08

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08

tiga271 - Lead - 15/Jun/08 with mark20

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08

went up and had a wobble, poked cams at the rock then came down. Second go, got reasonable cam in carried on. Committing and poorly protected for the grade.
Pilch - Lead - 22/May/08 with Ed

gw66 - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with Sami

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 22/May/08 with Pilch

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/08

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 07/May/08

LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 06/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08

roverhead - 2nd - 2008 with rob aylward

pretty hard goin for the grade really..
fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 2008 with olivia & phil

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

hollylaura - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/07

popov86 - Lead - 06/Oct/07

Thought this merited VS 4c.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

Adrian Bates - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Chris Lilley

Alfredo - Solo - Sep/07

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/07

steveb2006 - Solo - 18/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07

Goody - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Pat Flynn

steveb2006 - Solo - 26/May/07

Becky E - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Charles Mason

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/07

debbien1 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Robin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07

Steve Vincent - 2nd - 07/Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/07

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/06 with Adam

adam carless - 2nd - 11/Nov/06 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/06

AJ007 - Solo - 11/Jul/06

CJE - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Simon Clarkson

russonly - Solo β - 28/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

mr bounce - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Shona

A Crook - 2nd - 30/Apr/06 with Duncan Hassell

Rampikino - Lead - 23/Apr/06 with MMC Various

John Lisle - 2006

tiga271 - 2nd - 2006 with Dave

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

ajc - Lead O/S - 22/May/05

kevp - Lead O/S - May/05 with Gareth Arnold

Jeremy Wilton - 2nd - 01/Aug/04 with Richard Brown

krikoman - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/04 with Dave Broom

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Nov/03

SteveM - Solo - 28/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/03

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03 with Helen Odwell

Hidden - Solo RP - 03/Apr/03

Hidden - Solo - 18/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 15/Jun/02

Hidden - Solo - 08/May/02

Hidden - Solo - Aug/00

paul birch - 11/Jun/00

rocktigger - Lead O/S - Jun/99 with Ben

cem - 2nd - 02/Aug/98 with Pete Dawson

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 30/Jul/98

Also higher traverse, led + Nate Webb 11/3/12, soloed 15/11/12.
Iain Thow - Solo - 23/Jul/98

smudge - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/98 with Jeff

malc - 2nd - 12/Jul/97

Laramadness - Solo - 15/Oct/96

Hidden - 1987

steveb2006 - Solo - 05/May/83

mark-abz - Solo - 27/Apr/82

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

petemeads - Solo - 1976

Just one of approx 100 routes done in 2 non stop hours soloing in bendy walking boots.
mikej - Solo - 31/Mar/68

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hard HS0 of 23
HS0 of 23
easy HS2 of 23
hard S6 of 23
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hard 4b0 of 21
4b0 of 21
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hard 4a9 of 21
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