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Socket Arete VS 4c

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[Faffing with slightly dubious gear, 2 kb]Short in stature, but not in interest. Start at the base of the blunt arete with a heavily pock-marked right wall. 14m. Pull up onto the ledge just left of the arete proper, and make some balancy moves up it to gain and climb a crack on its right-hand side to the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Faffing with slightly dubious gear © Doug
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 110 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 04/Aug/14 with Solly Kemball Dorey

theandthem - Lead O/S - Aug/14

csd23 - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Richard Dodds

jon_ridley - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Jonny Forster

really not worth doing
mike lawrence? - Lead - 27/May/14 with FatRob

Solid pitch, lots of micro placements and balanced climbing.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with George King

Not very long lasting and not great gear it seems.
monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 07/May/14 with Dan Fairbank

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/14

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Jun Minohara

gingerking - 2nd - May/14 with Joe Coxson

Steve's Lead. Thought it was quite hard.
jhb0510 - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Paul Hooper, Steve Seale

gowla - Lead - 29/Apr/14 with James berwick

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Louise Street

Not especially hard for VS, just an unusual style for Carn Barra. The gear's fine, steady VS.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13 with Andy March

Guy Lowndes - 2nd - 24/Aug/13 with alan Blanchflower

SteveM - Lead - 24/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with SteveM

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Guy Lowndes

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13

drysori - 2nd - 18/May/13

Simon Alden - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Richard Wheeldon

neilstubbs - TR dog - 06/May/13 with Fiona McGowan

dready - 2nd - 03/May/13 with surferstan

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with Dave Piper, Joe Coeburn

Dave192939 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Rebecca Parfrey

Tough route! NOt ready to lead something like this! Shit gear too.
manbat - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Matthew Box

There is gear but it tends to be small stuff in the central section - not sure if I had strayed on to Cumbelloe or not.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead dog - 16/Sep/12 with Matt george

mikemontain - Sep/12 with alison williams

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with John Spear

Spearos - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Master Chief

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 28/Jun/12

My gear wasn't much good, tough for VS
ian d f - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Tom C, Pete C

Neil D - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Beth Hodgett

Betha. - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Neil D

jim.barritt - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Mike

Pete Graham - 2nd - Apr/12 with Rick Graham

martroberts - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Dave Heaton - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Jake Nichol

arandall - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/12 with arandall

gingerking - Lead rpt - Mar/12 with Josh Hadley, James Hadley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/12

An errant wave washed onto the ledge and resulted in wet ropes but we made it out alive. 1st climb of the day and it felt hard.
domskezz - Lead - 21/Sep/11 with Jamma

Lovely rock, fiddly gear
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Dave R

Harder than it looks, And probably quite eliminate. Not a good climb imo.
El3ctroFuzz - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Tom Thorpe

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with ah

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/11

Jenny Seaborne - TR β - 24/Jul/11

no push-over at this grade.
hms - TR O/S - 24/Jul/11 with UCR squad

Tricky for VS
Duncan Campbell - UKC - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Mark

myoung - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

AlistairB - 2nd - 29/Jun/11 with Matt Fry, Lisa

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Alistair Brash, Lisa Alhadeff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11

Good holds but hard to see.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Emily Ward

thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Katherine Torr

sand bag! especially after rain
MoWalker3 - 18/Jun/11 with Andy

a13x - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Jordan Phethean

pudding - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with alex peace

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11

alex thackway - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Dave m

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Tough lead, hard to place small gear and a couple of decent cams.
francois - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with Adam, Doug

Blisco - Lead dnf - 29/May/11 with Mat Mitchell

DanLear - 2nd O/S - 15/May/11 with Andy Pemberton

pumpy for grade
andy_pemberton - Lead - May/11 with Dan Lear

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Charles Mason, Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 26/Apr/11

DaNo123 - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Hannah

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

rockmaverick - 2nd dog - Apr/11 with Ian Ackerley

SamChessell - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

SamChessell - 2nd rpt - 05/Mar/11 with George King

mark schramm - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Chaman, Chris E

Chaman - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Chris Ebbutt, Mark Schramm

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Mark, chaman

gingerking - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Emma Wilson, Sam Chessell

e.sunnyside - 2nd - 2011 with Sam Chessel, George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10

Tough for the grade but good.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Pete

riddle - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/10

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Nancy Jones

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 02/Sep/10 with helen pitt

A bit of a squealer, never managed to get what felt like good runners in.
petellis - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with mattyork2

alaan - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10

mattyork2 - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis

3 Names - 2nd - 05/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

This was meant to be the warm up. 20 feet up with no gear and a fiddly placement above me I bailed.
andybenham - Lead dnf - 07/Mar/10 with Ben

Greasey (it had rained the day before)
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Ian

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 04/May/09

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07 with Clare

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/07 with John Inkpen

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

dicky79 - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Mike Bottomley

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 01/May/99 with Pippa Froggatt

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 01/Jun/97 with Rob Galley

colin milton - 2nd - 01/Jul/95 with eric milton

Ashley Hold - 2nd - 08/Jun/88 with Glyn Davies

keefe - 1985

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 71
hard HVS0 of 26
HVS0 of 26
easy HVS0 of 26
hard VS17 of 26
VS9 of 26
easy VS0 of 26
hard HS0 of 26
HS0 of 26
easy HS0 of 26
hard 5a0 of 24
5a0 of 24
easy 5a1 of 24
hard 4c12 of 24
4c10 of 24
easy 4c1 of 24
hard 4b0 of 24
4b0 of 24
easy 4b0 of 24
3 Stars0 of 21
2 Stars2 of 21
1 Star12 of 21
0 Stars6 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 110 (0.9%)
Lead58 of 110 (52.7%)
Followed44 of 110 (40.0%)
Toproped3 of 110 (2.7%)
Unknown4 of 110 (3.6%)

'Climbed'39 of 110 (35.5%)
clean O/S63 of 110 (57.3%)
clean β1 of 110 (0.9%)
clean rpt2 of 110 (1.8%)
dogged3 of 110 (2.7%)
dnf2 of 110 (1.8%)