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Peak Arete HVS 5a

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[Chris Bridgland on Peak Arete - desperately trying to find somewhere to place gear. gpcomps belaying., 1 kb]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

Photo: Chris Bridgland on Peak Arete - desperately trying to find somewhere to place gear. gpcomps belaying. © Stoff
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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!
JamieSparkes - Solo rpt - 16/Sep/14

kkris - TR O/S - 03/Sep/14 with self belay

jimbonfire - 09/Aug/14

John Gale - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 27/Apr/14

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/14

Mr Messy - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Jason

Julie - TR - 17/Jul/13 with Matt

Al Urker - TR - 15/Jul/13

cjbaker - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/13

Phill Mitch - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with gaz

Really good, Tighe's arete next!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/13 with Will hardy, Owain

Fluvial - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Gyn Dodd

Scott Dunkley - 2013

mwatson - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/12 with chi

Dave Foster - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Si, Si 2

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 14/May/12

Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Joel Green, Liam Brown

ste_d - Solo rpt - 14/Oct/11

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - Oct/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Sep/11

Hidden - TR - 18/Sep/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 09/Sep/11

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11

JamieSparkes - Solo rpt - 14/Aug/11 with Nick

Nick1812P - Solo rpt - 14/Aug/11 with Jamie

ste_d - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/11

mikedelderfield - Solo rpt - 16/Jul/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 11/Jul/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 27/Jun/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 04/May/11

Only found space for one small cam low down - a definite E1 for me !
Stoff - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with gpcomps

gpcomps - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/11 with Chris Bridgland

ste_d - Solo rpt - 06/Apr/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 22/Mar/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 08/Feb/11

attack the crack - Lead dog - 2011

mikedelderfield - Solo - 2011 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - Solo rpt - 02/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10

PeteH - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/10 with Noel Peatfield

JamieSparkes - TR rpt - 05/May/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - TR O/S - 05/May/10 with Jamie

simonp - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

HVS my Arse .. Definatly E1
pauldr - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with P. Mitchell

Hidden - 2010

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 12/Oct/09 with Kevin Thaw

Headtorch ascent! Definitely deserves E1 in my book - gear is pretty crap with solid 5a moves.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Dave Leonard

DaveLeonard - 2nd - 11/Sep/09 with PeteH

toproped after failing at steve's dilemma. stepped in from the ledge using the finger pockets.
JamieSparkes - TR O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Nick

Nick1812P - TR - 22/Aug/09 with Jamie

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09

dread-i - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/09 with papillon

ste_d - Solo rpt - 24/May/09

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Alan Holden

metal arms - Solo - 01/Nov/08

ste_d - Solo rpt - 18/Oct/08

craig h - Solo rpt - 06/Jan/08

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/07

John Kettle - 11/Aug/07

jcurley - 2nd - 02/Aug/07 with Harry

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 18/May/07

psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 01/May/07 with Max

headius - TR rpt - 2007 with jay

Jim Vach - 13/Oct/06 with Paul Winder

kevin k - TR O/S - Jul/06 with dave

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 11/Jul/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/04

Very awkward start. Nice climb afterwards with a tricky move approx 3/4's of the way up.
Owdham - TR O/S - 23/Mar/01 with Girtch

Adi Hooper - Solo - 2001 with Sherborne Adventure Group

craig h - Solo rpt - 10/Oct/98

Roget - Solo O/S - 02/May/92

Bern - 1992

ste_d - Lead O/S - 25/May/91 with mik

David Smith - 2nd - 1991

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/90

Backinthegame - Lead β - Jul/90

ewar woowar - Solo - 1989

Mark Kemball - Solo - 19/Jun/82

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jun/81

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/81

Hidden - TR - 21/May/78

Hidden - Solo - 21/May/78

Voting
Total votes cast 96
hard E10 of 34
E10 of 34
easy E124 of 34
hard HVS3 of 34
HVS6 of 34
easy HVS1 of 34
hard VS0 of 34
VS0 of 34
easy VS0 of 34
hard 5b0 of 32
5b0 of 32
easy 5b6 of 32
hard 5a3 of 32
5a20 of 32
easy 5a3 of 32
hard 4c0 of 32
4c0 of 32
easy 4c0 of 32
3 Stars1 of 30
2 Stars8 of 30
1 Star19 of 30
0 Stars2 of 30
Bag of .....0 of 30
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Style of ascent

Soloed45 of 89 (50.6%)
Lead13 of 89 (14.6%)
Followed11 of 89 (12.4%)
Toproped13 of 89 (14.6%)
Unknown7 of 89 (7.9%)

'Climbed'25 of 89 (28.1%)
clean O/S36 of 89 (40.4%)
clean β1 of 89 (1.1%)
clean rpt25 of 89 (28.1%)
dogged2 of 89 (2.2%)