Glass Arete** E3 5c
[Pete Milner breaks for it on Glass Arete, Carn Barra, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The tall arete that defines the right side of the wall is a striking line. Start at the base of the arete.
Climb the arete in its entirety. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Pete Milner breaks for it on Glass Arete, Carn Barra © nick ingram
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

good climb
dready - TR - 19/Sep/15 with whiteexplorer

whiteexplorer - TR O/S - 19/Sep/15 with joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15

redjerry - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/15 with Robert Duran

JulesV - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Shauna

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Caroline

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15

Brian H - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/15 with Rik

Hidden - Lead - 2015

Wendy Watthews - TR - 21/Sep/14 with Annika

Faffed around about a third of the way up as I was uncertain about my gear. Turned out it was ok when I fell off and put it to the test.
cem - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/14 with Peter Murphy

Hidden - TR - 04/Aug/14

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Tom Nichols

gazhbo - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

chris j - TR - 01/Sep/13

Justin T - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Nick S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

drysori - Lead O/S - 15/May/13 with Viktor

Pieterjan De Roo - Lead O/S - 14/May/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 2013

Great line, good gear, more like e1 5b tho!
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Caroline

gg4419 - TR RP - May/12

Nice moves, felt easier than I expected.
mullermn - TR O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Izzy

Slick - TR O/S - 07/Apr/12

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Harry Martin

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 08/Aug/11 with nick arding

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

jas128 - TR β - 24/Jul/11

Really nice route, hardest moves at the bottom and the top, but pretty sustained all the way up the arete. Lovely flowing moves with good rests. Felt fairly pumpy at E3 but have just come from a month of crack climbing in Squamish and this is the first hard route since then. Either way had to put in a bit of effort to get to the top! Prob a touch soft... Didn't feel like I was going to fall off as long as I didn't get too pumped... one of the nicest routes I've climbed this year. 3 stars?
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Mark

myoung - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

E2 with only 1 easy 5c move at the top. great route though.
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Tom

Rested to remove stuck wire. Nice route, felt straightforward.
Tom Last - 2nd - 20/Apr/11 with Dan Carroll

Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd - 13/May/10 with Jan (Slovakia)

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Rob Kennard - 2007

Bern - 2006

tuftynick - 2005 with nick warren

Mark Kemball - 29/Feb/04 with Nic Dill

jfletcher - Lead - 30/Apr/00

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Nick Bullock

16 or 17 June 1999
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/99 with KM

andy_pemberton - 2nd - 1999 with Brian Hannon

Gregory - 2nd - 1997 with dave langrish

Mike Owen - 27/Aug/89 with Elaine Owen

Billg - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/87 with Keith Sharples

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/87

Hidden - 1977

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Graham Booth, Owen W-G, Ian Jones, Rowansb

Total votes cast 22
hard E40 of 7
E40 of 7
easy E40 of 7
hard E30 of 7
E32 of 7
easy E32 of 7
hard E23 of 7
E20 of 7
easy E20 of 7
hard 6a0 of 8
6a0 of 8
easy 6a0 of 8
hard 5c0 of 8
5c4 of 8
easy 5c4 of 8
hard 5b0 of 8
5b0 of 8
easy 5b0 of 8
3 Stars2 of 7
2 Stars5 of 7
1 Star0 of 7
0 Stars0 of 7
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