A poorly protected 6a section leads directly up the arete to reach the break above 2/3rds height, where you can place lots of gear and shake out and contemplate the perplexing sequence required to reach the top.

Nick Dixon 1997

Ticklists: Nesscliffe: Marlene Aretes.

drysori 17/Aug/14 TR dog

Did the moves. Not so bad, 6a/b. Bold bit isn't too bad but last move felt insecure, unsure if I'd fancy leading it.

Adam Booth 07/Aug/14 TR rpt

Got all the gear sussed. The move up to the really good gear at 2/3 hight is really bold.

Hidden 07/Aug/14 TR
Adam Booth 06/Aug/14 TR RP

I should lead this one... Each move gets a little harder, and a great crux at the top.

Hidden 06/Aug/14 TR
anguskille 20/Apr/13 Lead RP

finally sent! a bit shaky on the lead but so glad to top it out, have to say it's one of my favourite Nesscliffe lines

with Finn McCann, Laura
Cailean Harker 05/Jun/12 Lead dog

took the lob on at the top a few times. This is a route where it would be great to have a bit of lank!

Michael Allday 10/Mar/12 TR O/S
with rodney greenfield
Hidden 04/Oct/11 TR dog
fennerz 28/Mar/11 Lead dog

Close but no cigar...will get on it soon!

Ed Booth 28/Mar/11 Lead RP

Cool, wanted to get this done at some point this sprng but thought may have needed more work. Fennerz was psyched as he got it in one on a rope yesterday, so we both tried on a rope today, i fell off at the crux, but when i pulled on I managed to do the moves. Fennerz went first and took the ride, so with his gear in, I led it. All the gear was where i was shaking out anyway so thats cool, and the one piece I did have to do myself was the peg mid crux sequence, which was spice. Nearly dropped the move. Ascent on film, so you can see my sketchy ass footwork. Enough of these half practised headpoints!

Ed Booth 31/Aug/10 TR dog

Actually got a weird sequence for this that will work. Think I may have to get this done over the winter. Terrifying route.

with Mikey G, Al Mason, smaller rich
Mike Goldthorp 31/Aug/10 Lead RP

Majestic arete climbing! Top roped clean up to the desperate crux move, figured that out after a few tries (ended up just reaaaaching and swinging round the arete, tall mans option - still felt nails!) Went up again later to check gear out, then lead it. Forgot quickdraw for peg at top so had to do 2nd crux move above pretty big runout, spice! Possibly 2nd ascent?

smallerrich 30/Aug/10 TR RP

Retroflashed. Psychtastic.

with Mikey
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