Aurora Arete/Tiger Trot** HVS 5a
35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This can be climbed as an alternative top pitch to Aurora but starting from Windy Ledge gives an exciting alternative.
1) VDiff, 10m. Traverse easily to the ledge on Aurora.
2) 4c, 25m. Climb the exposed arete. © ROCKFAX

FA. (Aurora Arete) Bob Dearman (2pts)1963
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This climb is in 119 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

mrteale - 2nd β - 09/Jun/15 with MrBlond

Brown - 2nd - 28/Apr/15 with Simon K

Canyak - 2015

Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/14 with Maia Hunnex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - 2014

top pitch
davewsargent - AltLd - 26/Jun/13

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Anna

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Henry Haworth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12

robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Si

2nd pitch
timmyhobby - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/12

Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 14/Jan/12 with John Brannock

Brannock - 2nd rpt - 14/Jan/12

cballard - 2012

Sean Kelly - 2012

first bit
ciaran1999 - AltLd - 27/Oct/11 with saul

Swear the second pitch has got a lot losser over the last year...
Brannock - AltLd rpt - 09/Sep/11

steve_yo - Lead - 13/Aug/11 with smacks

led the second pitch, nice in the overhang/groove. other than that not amazing
Bill Lawrence - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Guy VG

The first pitch's holds are held together by nostalgia alone
GuyVG - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with billy

Climbing not that memorable but the position and exposure make it worthwhile.
mattwyles1 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Joe

I can't believe some people voted 3 stars for this!
Joe Costello - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Matt

Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11 with Tom Nichols

Traversed in
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Matt Fry, Mark R

Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Mark Rankaine, Andy Janezko

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Pitch 2. Good climbing in the overhang/groove. Then pretty boring to the top.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Miles M

In one long run out
Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/10

lead aurora arete seconded tiger trot
MilesMcgennity - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Oliver Branagan

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Martin Haworth

Vey good. Lead second pitch through the overhang. Found it very easy for HVS. We both forgot nut key so didn't place much gear!
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Peak CC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10

decs - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Bart

led the Vdiff pitch which was well worth doing and a good laugh. Did a bit of caving after through the tunnel from windy ledge back to near aurora ACE! Also found some gear I'd mistakenly left on the ledge too so was worth doing just to find that!
Graeme Hammond - AltLd rpt - 18/Jul/10 with Jim

Lead top pitch.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

catblack - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Andy Barker

highrepute - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/10

Done with first pitch of Aurora.
jshields - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with Ed James

just the top pitch
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/10 with Thomas Dixon

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/10 with Graeme

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 15/May/10

I lead second pitch Annette led first, Gareth seconded it with us, nice route crux felt fairly soft when i eventually decided to follow the actuall line of the route following the crack over the bulge rather than trying the lose arete to its left.
Brannock - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Annette

Went up first pitch of Aurora, lead second pitch (aurora arete). Not bad first few moves bit grassy after.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 07/May/10 with Mike

IAmAStone - Lead rpt - 07/May/10

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with S.Bennett

Birdo - Lead O/S - Jan/10 with Dave Bird

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

Tiger Trot is nice. The crux move of Aurora Arete is sweet (unnecessary pegs, one of which looks new, spoil it, though). However, after the crux, rocks are loose, friable and so terrifying.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Sirion

Magestic route with a fairly easy but run out start. The crux is imediately after the 1st stance and is a wonderfully comitting pull through an overhang. After this the climb eases to about a 4a/4b.
wild_nomad - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Tom

danm - Lead - 08/Sep/09 with Dan Arkle

chickened out of the girdle traverse so finished up this
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with alex mason

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/09

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09

Combined pitch 1 Aurora, pitch 2 Aurora Arete to give a stonking 50m climb. Cracking route, great position. It deserves it's two stars.
smudge - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Chris Dodd

Lead first pitch of aurora, not the vdiff first pitch described in guide.
IAmAStone - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Charlie Jefferson

Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 05/Jun/09 with Simon Kimber

rob1 - Lead - 22/Feb/09 with martin haworth

Mick r - 2nd O/S - 21/Dec/08 with Martin

Route was wet in places
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/08 with Mick r

MeMeMe - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Andy

IanJackson - Solo - 22/Jun/08

roberto18 - AltLd - 15/Jun/08 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Matthallinan - AltLd - 13/Jun/08 with Jon Winter

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Brown

russonly - AltLd O/S - 21/May/08 with AndyN

Nicos - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/08 with rich mansfield

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/08

IanJackson - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt

JPGR - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/08 with Paul

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ian Jackson

Al Evans - 2008

Sankey - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - 2nd β - 05/May/07 with Stephen

Mr Powly - 2nd - 02/May/07 with Tom Everett

tom.e - Lead O/S - 02/May/07 with Tom Powell

Stig - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Stone Muppet - 2005

Dave Bond - Lead - 15/Sep/04 with sharon

Hidden - Lead - Aug/04

Ant led 1st pitch of Aurora and I led Aurora Arete
John Marsland - AltLd - 05/Jun/03 with Ant Williams

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2003 with Ian Mac, Ben, Pete

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/00

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/00

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/98

Led p2. We did p1 of Aurora rather than Tiger Trot
cem - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/98 with Graham Dolman

Roget - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/96 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/95

leathers - AltLd - 01/Aug/92 with Ron Caves

uphillnow - Lead - Mar/92

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/91

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/88

Hidden - 1988

Hidden - 1987

steve taylor - 2nd O/S - 1986 with Nick Smith (BB)

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/85

sadams - AltLd - 20/May/85 with John from London

sadams - Lead - 19/May/85 with John from London

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/84

Ian Clare - 1984

Ian Clare - 1984

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/82

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

mitch1960 - Lead - 1980

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 01/Jun/79 with Martin Veale

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
timmyhobby, AndyM-LVB, daveclarke5

Total votes cast 71
hard E10 of 27
E10 of 27
easy E10 of 27
hard HVS0 of 27
HVS5 of 27
easy HVS21 of 27
hard VS1 of 27
VS0 of 27
easy VS0 of 27
hard 5b0 of 26
5b0 of 26
easy 5b0 of 26
hard 5a0 of 26
5a16 of 26
easy 5a9 of 26
hard 4c1 of 26
4c0 of 26
easy 4c0 of 26
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2 Stars10 of 18
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