Cave Arete Indirect** E1 5a
[Cave Arete Indirect, 2 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
18m. Climb the left wall of the cave to a good spike then swing left to round the arete and climb to ledges. Continue up the corner to the roof and step left and pull over it rapidly to access the easier head wall. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ivar Berg 1916

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Hard Grit history, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Cave Arete Indirect © B. Jones
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

On refection I think I didn't really go the right way at the start or the finish, must go back...
Graeme Hammond - 22/Jun/14 with Pete aka Dad

On reflection I think we did the old 4b finish. It seemed just as hard as the start, however. Both sections steep and intimidating but with excellent positive holds.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 27/Aug/13 with Paul Farrish

j.buckley87 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/13

j.buckley87 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/13

j.buckley87 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 25/Mar/12

Tony Kartawick - 2012

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

Slipped off after pulling over the overhang, a few more attempts then will lead.If i could describe this route in one word it would be "ominous"
Sam Simpson - TR dog - 04/May/10 with JNewbiggin

jshields - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ed James

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/09

Rockfax line at the top seems ridiculous. You have to go up above it then drop back down on to it when the sensible line is staring you in the face. It would involve traversing the lower break with your feet heel hooking higher than your hands (the break gets slightly loer as it goes round). I dont believe for a minute that Ivar Berg soloed that! On Peak Rock identifies the E1 as simply an alternative start to eitherthe HVS or VS. Im pretty sure On Pek Rock is right! Having said all that, the start (worth E1 5b on its own easily) and the finish (the HVS way) are both very good, althoguh the middle is scrappy.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Chris Foster

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Daniel Armitage

Earliest E1!? Mountain multipitch?
adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/08 with Ben

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/07

cem - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/07 with Chris Smith

CrispsSmiths - 2nd - 28/Jul/07 with cem

Damn! - 1 rest on the spike
Different Steve - Lead dog - 14/Apr/07 with Martin Hore & Aaron Willis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/04

cem - 2nd - 09/Aug/03 with Liam Mark, Dan Muldoon

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/01

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/86

Sean Kelly - 1980

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Total votes cast 26
hard E20 of 9
E20 of 9
easy E20 of 9
hard E10 of 9
E19 of 9
easy E10 of 9
hard HVS0 of 9
HVS0 of 9
easy HVS0 of 9
hard 5b0 of 9
5b0 of 9
easy 5b8 of 9
hard 5a0 of 9
5a1 of 9
easy 5a0 of 9
hard 4c0 of 9
4c0 of 9
easy 4c0 of 9
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