Tar's Arete* VD 4a
[Greg's first ever lead, 3 kb]10m. Approach the arete steeply from the left using well-glossed holds then follow it in a pleasant situation. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Greg's first ever lead © Pete Randall
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This climb is in 326 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/14

migs493 - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/14

Curlyhelen - 2nd - 05/Oct/14 with Jez

Larey - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/14

shepman - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Gerry

Mowglee - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Marita, Ali

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Kamil

OliverRoss - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/14

Nigel Bond - Solo - 18/Jul/14

rockman - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 16/Jul/14 with Geoff Mee

timcedwards - 2nd - 16/Jul/14 with Geoff Mee

Mr Christian - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/14

did it again, nice route.
Mr Christian - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - 06/Jul/14

Mayaculpa - Solo - 29/Jun/14 with dbm

peter.ravenscroft27 - Solo - 24/Jun/14

alan.phobos - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

adam carless - Solo rpt - 05/May/14

Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Alex Burton-Keeble

Fell for first time. Hurty hand. Tough start.
ACBK - 2nd RP - 05/May/14 with Ross Keeble

Blueso - Solo - 02/May/14 with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna

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

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

AndyRogers - TR - 16/Mar/14 with ianlaw

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/14

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

twildingsteele - Lead - 08/Mar/14

cragtyke - Solo - 08/Mar/14

Markheighton - 2nd - 06/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Dec/13

johngriffin - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/13

simontyrrell - 2nd - 06/Dec/13

kenneM - Solo - 02/Dec/13

Traversed off a few times first
MTL - Solo RP - 30/Nov/13

JoeMortimer_Trad - Solo - 23/Nov/13

cwildblood - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/13

Little good gear
splat2million - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13

Russ - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/13

DanTT - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Col Silcock

Ron - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Woody, Pete

mfisher - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

dpiddock - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with James C

johngriffin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

becca calvert - 2nd - Jun/13

matbrown333 - Solo - Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Ben_Megson - 2nd - 25/May/13

funkyvin1 - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/13

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 19/Apr/13

johngriffin - 2nd - 13/Apr/13

Eagertom - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/13

liverpooldave - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Aaron, Phil

philgriffiths - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Aaron Vine, Dave Stacey

avin_a_look - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Dave Stacey, phil griffiths

PeteWilson - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

Prof. Outdoors - Lead - 05/Mar/13 with Lorna

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - 2013

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 18/Nov/12 with Rosie, Simon

Rozzlarr1992 - 2nd - 18/Nov/12 with simon, Dad

Poco Loco - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with Lucy

lucyh - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with James Pomeroy

McKEuan - Solo O/S - 11/Nov/12

robbiek - Lead - 27/Oct/12

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 14/Oct/12

Benn A - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/12

john max - Lead - 11/Sep/12 with Bob Brown

Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/12

caity - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with Rebecca Pollard

caity - Lead β - 09/Sep/12 with Rebecca Pollard

Ross.Cooper - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Harry Yarrow

SuperstarDJ - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Katarzyna Bonenberg

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/12

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

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jul/12

Jack.H.92 - Solo O/S - 25/May/12

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

timmyhobby - Solo O/S - 18/May/12

much better than it looks
pippa_g - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Graeme

Hard for the grade at the start - gets a 4a in the guide - justified.
csh.1000 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Mike

MikeDowsett - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with Colin Harper

Charley Carpenter - Lead O/S - Apr/12 with Steph ward

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

JamesKing817 - Lead - 27/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/12

Derek Furze - Solo - 20/Mar/12

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

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

nogoodgrice - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Greencaubeen

Ben started but opted to not make the tough moves out onto the nose. I used Ben's first 2 pieces of gear then climbed on to finish. Lovely climb! 2*s
ryansb90 - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Rhianne YSJ, Ben Allen

PAJames - 2012

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

sting - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/11

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

Becky H - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Adrian Hampshire

Low Roller 1-1 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with purewhitewave

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/11

pow22 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Caroline Mills

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/11

Danny Crump - Solo - 22/Jul/11

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

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

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

Thus was Greg's first ever lead (age 14).
Babika - 2nd - 18/Jun/11 with Greg Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

arctic_jen - 2nd - 17/May/11 with Dan

Hidden - Solo - May/11

Mark Wilson23 - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/11

peter myers - Solo - 23/Apr/11

pebblespanker - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Rich Williams

Tricky start.
Steve Palmer - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/11 with Graeme Baxter, Matt

very nearly popped on this. foot not great and hand jam slipped. barn door but recovered. stiff for VD
gb83 - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/11 with Steve Palmer

gwaside - 2nd - 16/Mar/11 with Steve Palmer

Rob84 - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/11

hetaher - Solo - 19/Oct/10 with Bea

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/10

sharon lannie - 2nd - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

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

Hidden - Solo β - 23/Jul/10

popebenedictus - Solo rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Soloed

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10

tony wood - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10

edd rab - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/10

Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd O/S - 20/May/10 with David PCC

CJC - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/10

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 24/Apr/10 with Mark Moore

bullybones - Solo - 23/Apr/10

Martin Stevens - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Ian A., Adrian F., Pelleas

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

Katharine.eaton - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Wicks, Dom

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

ill_bill - Lead - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/10

MPSBunny - Lead - 14/Feb/10 with Phil Peel

jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with fivestar

Ken Taylor - 2010

Pilch - Solo - 31/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 31/Oct/09

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 31/Oct/09

richorme - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09

barrylong - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/09

charley - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/09

Tithe Technique - TR - 06/Sep/09 with Geoff Burrows, Peter Ziak, Ange, Steve Fletcher, Charley

Easy warmup...on a toprope just because one was set up for Tar very much
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Kevin Tithe

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Kevin Tithe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

markburgin83 - 2nd - 30/Aug/09 with TonyBBBB

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

Jon Dittman - Solo - 09/Aug/09

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Chris Poad

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/09

Hjort - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Emlyn Roberts

emlynroberts - Solo - 10/Jul/09 with Toby Vye

asmith37 - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

Reds - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/09

howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 12/Jun/09

J R R Hartley - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Sarah Clough

GPN - Solo O/S - 23/May/09

r.greaves - Lead - 23/May/09 with Natalie Davies

jwpil - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 10/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

Ivan Muckle - Lead - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/09

RichardMc - Lead - 25/Apr/09 with Mary Sealey

I backed off this as a lead, head not in the right place to do the first move
Stick - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Lady John

JohnHutch - Solo - 18/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

Lewis Stewart - Solo O/S - 2009 with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie

Hidden - 2009

D Berry - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/08

teflonpete - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Barry

gnat - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Ali Palmer

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Ben H

James Moyle - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08

morrisdaboss - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Ste 'O' C

cannotfindaname - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/May/08

benman - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08 with roger m

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08

gb83 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/08 with Hattie Peters

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hannah Moulton - 2008

ducle - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Nick DeCuyper and Calem Whiting

Si dH - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Ruth

adam carless - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/07 with practicalcat

david the bear - 01/Sep/07 with John K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/07

Retroman3 - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/07 with Yan

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07

edd rab - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Loz and seb Rab

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Jon Moulding

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Adam Thorpe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/07

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/07

chrisrogers - Solo - Apr/07 with Steve R

jimjimmyjimjim - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/07

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

Alfredo - Solo - Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/06

ebunick - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Lizzie + 3 freshers

jamiev - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/06

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/06

Fairly poor, wouldnt say it was a VD maybe a Diff, not start worthy
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Reaver2k

AJ007 - Solo - 10/Jul/06

baldcoder - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/06 with Little Old Lady

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06 with David Rafe

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/06

Hidden - Solo RP - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/06

MontyH - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Mandy hobbs

John Lisle - 2006

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Dane - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/05 with Gary

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/05

Dave Mason - Solo - Aug/05

joeoutdoors - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/05 with Chris Spicer

ron244 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/05 with Louise Wolfenden

Rampikino - Lead - 11/Jun/05 with Liz & Claire

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 04/May/05

Nicos - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/05 with solo

Hidden - Solo - 09/Mar/05

smudge - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/04

OffshoreAndy - Solo - 03/Aug/04

Nutkey - Lead O/S - May/04

samwelli - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2004

climbing_wiggy - 2nd - 2004 with Whitey

Binder - TR - 01/Nov/03 with JBM

Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/03

SteveM - Solo - 28/Sep/03

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/03

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/03

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/03

CJC - TR O/S - 12/Jun/03 with Ra

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/03

Ena - Lead - May/03 with Kate

SteveM - Solo - 21/Apr/03

chrishedgehog - Solo - 25/Feb/03

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/03

Monk - 2003

nige pacer - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/02

Ander - Lead - 18/Jul/02 with Kev

Phil West - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/02

Hidden - Solo - 24/Mar/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 28/Aug/01

Hidden - Solo - Apr/00

mikej - Solo - 28/Oct/99 with M

rocktigger - Solo O/S - Jun/99

Andy Fielding - Solo - 02/May/99

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/98 with CDW

chris d williams - 18/Aug/98 with Ian Archer

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/98

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1998

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1998

crater - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/96

dp1 - Solo - 27/Aug/95 with Lee Cave

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 1995

adam carless - Solo - 1995

mikej - Solo - 08/Aug/93 with M

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/92

Backinthegame - Solo - May/92

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

tapley - Solo - Aug/89

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/89

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jan/88

Roget - Solo O/S - 1988

RichardMc - 2nd - 05/Apr/87 with Tim Oakes

stewart murray - Lead - 1987

Hidden - 1987

Iain Thow - Solo - 20/Sep/86

babymoac - Solo - 25/Oct/85

Ena - Solo - Sep/82

mikej - Solo - 18/Oct/81

Hidden - Solo - 02/Nov/80

Hidden - Solo - Aug/80

mark-abz - Solo - 03/Apr/80

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Dec/77

Nigel Bond - Solo - 20/Apr/76

Chris Ellis - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

RichardMc - Solo - 19/Oct/75

mikej - Solo - 06/Jul/74 with E

mikej - Solo - 13/May/73

mikej - Solo - 17/Jan/71 with E

Andy Say - Solo - 1971

mikej - Solo - 31/Aug/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 13/Dec/69 with E

mikej - Solo - 22/Nov/64 with Paul Richardson

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