Arch Rival* 7a
[Dunc on the short sharp crux of Arch Rivals, 3 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
Start at the top of the slope on the right. An easier lower wall leads to a good jug at half-height. Make hard moves through the bulge using pockets and layaways, finishing with a long move to gain the jug on Arch Enemies. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
An easier lower wall leads to a good jug at halfway. Then make hard moves through the bulge above using pockets and layaways, finishing with a long move to gain the jug on Arch Enemies.

Jon Clark Jun/2010

Ticklists: 28 Decent Sport Routes.

Photo: Dunc on the short sharp crux of Arch Rivals © GuyVG
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This climb is in 48 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

BillyRidal - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/15

stp - Lead RP - 24/Aug/15 with Dave T

simon1965 - TR dnf - 18/Aug/15

danJBA - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15 with Simon

DaveAGiles - Lead β - 11/Jul/15 with Nickie Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/15

philipegwyther - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15

fell off the last move on the onsight, as seems popular. Did manage to work out a static sequence afterwards though which made the route much more pleasant.
nai - Lead RP - 25/Jun/15 with Andrew

oldcheese - Lead RP - 23/Jun/15 with Don Jebus

Threw for the jug on the 1st go, was too far left and didn't hold it. Did the same next time round, but managed to catch the swing back onto the holds and then moved slightly further up the crack to where I could reach more easily.
amccann - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Matt G

Only 1 star!? I rate this as one of the best 7a's I've done in the peak.
Tophe - Lead β - 06/Jun/15 with Will S, amccann

willsm11 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Matt Groom, amccann, Chris Smith

jon_gill1 - Lead dog - 09/May/15 with chris Lyness

TRFrost - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14 with R. Richmond

Went for the onsight/flash but was given bad beta by Guy who said I needed to jump right for the jugs at the chains instead of climbing up the crack then reaching right. got it 2nd RP as guy took top draw out and I hadnt refined my beta enough. Pretty poor bouldery route.
Duncan Campbell - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14 with GuyVG, Steve

kristian - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14

Dan Hostford - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/14 with Remus Knowles, Alun Freem

skygodley - Lead RP - 18/May/14 with SarahM

Hidden - 2014

Path. Really surprised how easy it was as my mate (Mark Richardson) made it look desperate! Good route.
ejected - Lead O/S - 2014

belay bunny turned bad - Lead dog - 28/Sep/13 with Jenny, al, nicky, james

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/13

A route for boulderers. Easy lower wall and short crux section at the top. Had a small amount of beta, some of which didn't help! No need to throw for the last hold. Felt steady for 7a.
Andrew Barker - Lead β - 26/Aug/13 with Chris Taylor

Nice to get a clean on-sight on this, the final dyno/throw for the final hold is amazing, didn't even read the guide book description so it was a bit of a surprise when holds ran out at the top and ended up faffing and getting pumped before finally just jumping for it!
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with pep

Jake Young - Lead RP - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jul/13

oliver.ghill91 - 16/Jun/13

Really enjoyed this. Big move at the top
chiverstom - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13 with Alice, Sam Keyne

drysori - Lead dog - 24/Apr/13 with Dunc

RP1. Wet pockets.
alek - Lead RP - 03/Sep/12 with Martin Cleaver

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Sep/12

3 attempts but was just too pumped by the end to get the redpoint. Really nice route though, would like to return to it.
jonleighton - Lead dog - 22/Jul/12

learnt a new skill on this climb: recovering on a jug! Lovely climb.
DaveFidler - Lead RP - 27/May/12

TonyF - TR dog - 27/May/12 with David

dominic lee - Lead - 20/May/12 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

andi turner - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with Jordan 'skin's good' Buys

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11

highrepute - Lead RP - 21/Jun/11

Boy - Lead - 02/Jun/11 with Rob Smith

Ethan - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Cassie

shark - Lead RP - 27/Aug/10 with Rob Barker

SiW - Lead RP - 15/Jun/10 with dpb

J_Clark - 10/Jun/10

Dave Bond - Lead - 10/Jun/10 with Jon Clark

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
dunk3607, Lachim123, Jordanh031

Total votes cast 37
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