Rockfax Description
12m. The arete is followed throughout and is steep quite precarious. A semi-crucial finger jam is easily blocked by a (bomber) runner. © Rockfax

FA. Tom Ellison 1958

Hidden 31/Oct Solo O/S
Bertbee 11/Aug Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 23/Jul Solo dnf

Didn't fancy the crimp at the crux

Peter87 22/Jul Lead

No gear until almost toping out

Andrew Barker 12/Jul Lead O/S

More like E1 5a.

with Chris Moran
Stroppy 09/Jul Solo rpt
RKirke 29/May Solo O/S
Stroppy 29/May Solo G/U
g1m147 23/May Lead

Better and more bold than Tighes arete.

with Mick.
Rob Davies 28/Apr Lead dnf

Boulder problem move to get started on R side of arete (5b?), then needs some commitment. Probably can get #1 cam in slot to R, but it's quite strenuous to hang round to place it.

Peakpdr ??/2015 -
tenbelter ??/2015 -
JamieSparkes 16/Sep/14 Solo rpt

Good climbing, but definitely feels like E1, the hardest move is leaving the ledge, but you're already some way up by this point. The scariest move is probably manteling the big ledge at the top!

kkris 03/Sep/14 TR O/S
with self belay
jimbonfire 09/Aug/14 -
John Gale 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Solo
James Oakes 09/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Mr Messy 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jason
Julie 17/Jul/13 TR
with Matt
Martin Brierley 15/Jul/13 TR
cjbaker 30/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Phill Mitch 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with gaz
Duncan Campbell 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Really good, Tighe's arete next!

with Will hardy, Owain
Fluvial 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Gyn Dodd
Scott Dunkley ??/2013 -
paulwaterhouse ??/2013 2nd
mwatson 19/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/12 TR
Olli-C 27/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with chi
Dave Foster 25/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with Si, Si 2
pie_eater_pete 14/May/12 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 28/Oct/11 Solo O/S
ste_d 14/Oct/11 Solo rpt
mattnuttall ?/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/11 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/11 TR
ste_d 09/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Andy Hardy 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 14/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with Nick
Nick1812P 14/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with Jamie
ste_d 03/Aug/11 Solo rpt
mikedelderfield 16/Jul/11 Solo rpt
ste_d 11/Jul/11 Solo rpt
ste_d 27/Jun/11 Solo rpt
ste_d 04/May/11 Solo rpt
Stoff 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Only found space for one small cam low down - a definite E1 for me !

with gpcomps
gpcomps 12/Apr/11 2nd dog
ste_d 06/Apr/11 Solo rpt
ste_d 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
ste_d 08/Feb/11 Solo rpt
attack the crack ??/2011 Lead dog
mikedelderfield ??/2011 Solo
ste_d 02/Nov/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
PeteH 17/Jun/10 2nd rpt
JamieSparkes 05/May/10 TR rpt
with Nick
Nick1812P 05/May/10 TR O/S
with Jamie
simonp ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Peakpdr 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt

HVS my Arse .. Definatly E1

with P. Mitchell
Hidden ??/2010 -
mattnuttall 12/Oct/09 Solo rpt
with Kevin Thaw
PeteH 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Headtorch ascent! Definitely deserves E1 in my book - gear is pretty crap with solid 5a moves.

DaveLeonard 11/Sep/09 2nd
with PeteH
JamieSparkes 22/Aug/09 TR O/S

toproped after failing at steve's dilemma. stepped in from the ledge using the finger pockets.

with Nick
Nick1812P 22/Aug/09 TR
with Jamie
jamesgodwin64 29/Jul/09 Lead O/S
dread-i 08/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with papillon
ste_d 24/May/09 Solo rpt
mattnuttall 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Alan Holden
metal arms 01/Nov/08 Solo
ste_d 18/Oct/08 Solo rpt
craig h 06/Jan/08 Solo rpt
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden 21/Dec/07 Solo O/S
John Kettle 11/Aug/07 -
jcurley 02/Aug/07 2nd
with Harry
Ben1983 18/May/07 Solo O/S
psychicbread 01/May/07 2nd O/S
with Max
headius ??/2007 TR rpt
with jay
Jim Vach 13/Oct/06 -
with Paul Winder
kevin k ?/Jul/06 TR O/S
with dave
mattnuttall 11/Jul/05 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Owdham 23/Mar/01 TR O/S

Very awkward start. Nice climb afterwards with a tricky move approx 3/4's of the way up.

with Girtch
Adi Hooper ??/2001 Solo
with Sherborne Adventure Group
craig h 10/Oct/98 Solo rpt
robtrooper ??/1996 Lead O/S
Roget 02/May/92 Solo O/S
Bern ??/1992 -
ste_d 25/May/91 Lead O/S
with mik
uphillnow ??/1991 2nd
Andy Say 24/Aug/90 Solo O/S
Backinthegame ?/Jul/90 Lead β
ewar woowar ??/1989 Solo
DrIan ??/1989 Lead

Second it, Lead it and solo'd it too

Mark Kemball 19/Jun/82 Solo
Hidden 06/Jun/81 Solo
Hidden 13/May/81 Solo
Hidden 21/May/78 TR
Hidden 21/May/78 Solo
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 37
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 35
Votes cast 33
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set