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South Buttress Arete Direct E1 5b

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[Sunset at Windgather Rocks, 1 kb]10m. From the recess pull right onto the steep arete and sprint smartly up this. The grade is for lanky gymnasts who can actually reach the holds and manage the initial moves! © ROCKFAX

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Felt E1 today. I used my knees on the crux this time.
gregoritos - Solo rpt - 15/Apr/14

nice bouldery start, really cool climb with good gear
GeorgeClimbs - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/14

Pulled-up...dropped-off!
alpinemonkey - 2nd dnf - 01/Apr/14

Haydn Jones - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/14

Climbster - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Vick

Used a pre-placed cam to protect first move. Not long enough!
JHC - Lead RP - 02/Nov/13 with with OUMC freshers

Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Mel Brown, Andy Rayner, Ceara

jimartin - TR dog - 17/Aug/13 with Stefan Trebicki

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/13 with James Boston

Stefan Trebicki - TR dog - 17/Aug/13 with John Martin

mrginna - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13

David Kay - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/13

frost - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/13 with D Garry

mux - Solo - 21/Jun/13 with frost

very easy for the grade
Alistair Corbett - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/13

andrewlyons14 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Gerallt Owain

Gerallt Owain - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Andy Lyons

spacecadetjake - 2nd - Jun/13 with Robbie jenkins

gregoritos - Solo O/S - 16/May/13

catie - 02/May/13

henry francis - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Glad I did it, though I was only happy with 1 piece of gear...
Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/13 with Tom Redding

Pretty green but the crucial holds were clean. A bit crap to be honest and not as good as it's North Buttress counterpart.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13

After top roping a few times.
JimboWizbo - Solo RP - 16/Feb/13 with Beth

Hidden - Solo - 2013

claregardiner - 2nd - 21/Oct/12

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Tim Culwick

David Shelmerdine - TR O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Craig Oates

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/12

AlexanderRyanBanks - TR O/S - 07/Sep/12

Previous solo, June 2006
jshields - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Dean Jones

Jones_d - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Jon Shields

still cant quite man up and try this on lead for the landing if I fall... juggy by the lip, and easy climbing afterwards. Smaller people will have to campus! (Me :/ )
crimpy - TR O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Jhc

Stopsy - TR O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Michael Kinge, Thea

TheaSmea - TR dog - 24/Aug/12 with Mike Kinge, James

Mike.Kinge - TR - 24/Aug/12 with Stopsy

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Tor Nockles, Adam Poundall

Fun dangling around, easy if you are strong. No need to be lanky though certainly gymnastic.
RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12

AshBash - 2nd - 22/Jul/12

DanT - TR dnf - 21/Jul/12 with Ian Silvester

Hidden - TR dnf - 17/Jul/12

RichyBOYY - Lead - 18/Jun/12 with Andy Pearson

Hidden - 17/Jun/12

Used handholds on and just right of the arete and a right heel hook. [Not the full on campusing just left of the arete as shown in one of the photos here, but I suspect that my way is the way that most punters do it]. Mike had a good Superlight rock in the vertical crack below the cam.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 17/Jun/12 with Mike Tempest

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 12/Jun/12

Andy Peak 1 - Solo - 05/Jun/12

samsimpson - Solo O/S - 29/May/12 with Kate Simpson

Kyrros - 2nd - 07/May/12

woody8 - 2nd - 04/May/12

Probably one of the only routes on the crag that deserves it's grade. Worth a star or two.
MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12 with Matt Breakell

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/12

one big bloody move ... literally i cut my self
peteramsden - Lead - Mar/12

peteramsden - Lead O/S - Mar/12

timmyhobby - Lead - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012

dutybooty - Lead O/S - 2012

rob 528 - 2012

trants1 - 2nd dog - 28/Oct/11 with deklan

SMThompson1 - TR - 23/Oct/11 with Huw Davies-Walters

andrusht84 - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Kev Brosnahan

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

JaseSSDD - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with Ian Barker

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 27/Sep/11

6 foot 4 and I still battled to reach, how tall is ''lanky'' anyways.
sputnik - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Mrs Z

A Crook - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Neil Griffiths

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 31/Aug/11 with Adam

c00kie - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Gavin

deklan - Lead - 18/Aug/11

riddle - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/11 with Yasmina

riddle - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Yasmina

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/11

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Remus Knowles

David Kay - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Pete Dalzell

joe1979 - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

crazy pierre - TR O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Karen Baker

danjimwill - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

samsimpson - Solo O/S - 03/May/11 with Ally Hurst

culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with adrian

On tricky move on the corner of the roof.
R8JimBob88 - 2nd β - 29/Apr/11 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

AndyFunnell - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Skinny

ggflett - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Tom Foster

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Apr/11

Templeton Adams - TR - 22/Apr/11

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Lisa

JonF - TR - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Apr/11

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/11

So easy with heel hook but dont fall off!
philhilo - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

ashmellor - TR rpt - 10/Apr/11 with gareth, dan fawley

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Andy Grondowski

gw3285 - Lead - 07/Apr/11

Stig - Solo - 06/Apr/11

Jeromecooper - 01/Apr/11

very very easy
Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

maybe the softest E1 i have ever done. more like HS 5b
Chi Cheng - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Rachel Stater

thefuturesmiles - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Emma Campbell, Ian Hawley, Jack Bramhall

Hillson - Solo RP - 19/Mar/11

a wee bit pumpy!
PeteWilson - TR dnf - 19/Mar/11

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2011

mwatson - Solo O/S - 2011 with thomasadixon

swhitley - TR - 2011

whiting.jp - 2nd - 2011 with jamesca

Col Allott - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/10

SamuelHarris - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with Dimi Perdikou, Keith Peck

JamesBritton - TR O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Sam

keithpeck - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Samuel Harris

Richard G Wilkinson - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Sandy Holford

Mitch1990 - Lead - 17/Sep/10

4 metre Whipper! from top of the recess, saved by my genius belayer and the unsure but in fact bomber nut placement under the roof on the right! Got it clean on the second ascent :D :D :D
shafiq lalloo - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10 with tomentalist

pie_eater_pete - Solo - 09/Sep/10

thomasmouse - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10

Powerful, reachy moves over the first overhang then easier over the second. Things get even easier after this.
wild_nomad - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10

ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/10 with John Inkpen

darlolad - TR O/S - 08/Aug/10

Starting to rain but got it before it was slippy. Fell/jumped off 1st go. Had a lucky landing thanks to my Bro and Easy catching me. Sent it 2nd go! Woop woop
cliffrad - Solo RP - 03/Aug/10

Stuart_Burbidge - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Jacqui Parker

Jacqui Parker - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with Stu Burbidge

redknight137 - TR - 22/Jul/10

RichardMc - Solo - 03/Jul/10

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/10

1st E1, over too quick.
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

ciaran1999 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with tom

There is gear under the roof for the those willing to spend the time finding it!
mlmatt - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Last route for Des's challenge. Shame we got rained off yday, was doing better. Amazing tho my leg held up, my ankle didn't explode and my foot is still attached.
Rachel Somerville - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Des Chadderton, Al Metelko

Souljah - Solo O/S - 28/May/10 with On my own, straight from work

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

jamesgodwin64 - Solo O/S - 09/May/10 with R8JimBob88

need to be tall for the start to be easier very overhung nice top half good first E1 lead
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Grrrrrrr!! Interesting for small people!
shafiq lalloo - 2nd - 03/May/10 with maxkellock

THE FIRST E1 on the sharp end!!!!!
Ky - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Tim

Col Allott - Solo rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Alexandra Sturrock

willoates - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/10

pie_eater_pete - 2010

philw - 2010

mint!!
axeman - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with schofield

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/09

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

an entertaining outing, not worth roping up for.
AMarchant - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Stu Air

sgl0jd - Lead - 30/Jun/09 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/09

ground up over 5 years, FFS!
Col Allott - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/09

Jona Ure - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/09

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 30/May/09

rbalmer - TR O/S - 13/May/09 with Jim Bird

A Downing - Solo O/S - 03/May/09

Daymo - Solo O/S - 03/May/09 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/09

hilty - Lead O/S - Mar/09

thedanwhalley - 2009

mux - Solo - 18/Nov/08

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with M.Green

Matthew Green - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Alex Winter

Sandy Holford - Lead RP - 11/Oct/08 with Anthony Allsopp

nathanmanc - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/08

this is easier to solo. Did it twice, 1st way I did it was easier
SGD - Solo - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - TR - Aug/08

Hidden - TR - Aug/08

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Grindey

Hidden - TR RP - 07/Jun/08

Tough start.. having tried it though, were there a runner to protect the start I'd have been happy to try for a lead.
whiting.jp - TR - 07/Jun/08 with jamesca

aldred - TR dnf - 07/Jun/08

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

sadams - Solo - May/08 with Catherine Adams

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/08

Luke Brooks - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/08

berni87 - 2nd - 01/Mar/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Very wet but still good
doclog - TR rpt - 12/Oct/07 with Amy

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Arnaud Garcon

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/07

kevin k - TR O/S - 01/Jun/07 with john

katie75 - Solo - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07

davefount - 2nd - 28/Apr/07 with Ben Falkner, Alex Maleins

Thuggy but nice - if you can do the 1st move its the easy after that
SGD - Lead - 22/Apr/07 with Dan Ashfield

dja - TR O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Paul

Hidden - Lead - Mar/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

1st E1 lead but a bit of a 1-move wonder.
Shad - Lead - 2007

Goose4 - 2007

Definitely E for effort, spanned out from the right because I'm stumpy.
adam carless - Lead β - 02/Dec/06 with SecretSquirrel

Campus start
Steve Banham - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/06

Whitt - TR dog - 19/Nov/06 with John ( another radom!)

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/06

Cameron13 - Lead - 26/Sep/06 with SecretSquirrel

Interesting moves to start - reach... dyno... heelhook... good fun!
SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 26/Sep/06 with Cameron13

Stig - Solo rpt - 26/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/06

My first E1 lead
Cameron13 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Mark, Kate, Rach

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/06

I did finish it but now I'm not sure that I started it! The first over hang seemed too serious for the grade, so I climbed the right hand side. Confused!
russonly - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/06 with NickM

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/06

RETICENTFISH - TR - 18/Jun/06 with Mike Watkiss

hard pull up start
old un - TR - 18/Jun/06 with Steve Dorsett

ChrisBrooke - TR - 23/Apr/06

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Dan Fasham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/05

cem - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/05

Stig - Solo O/S - 15/May/05

First E1
Pete E - Lead dog - Mar/05 with Debs

highclimber - Lead O/S - Oct/04

jonnyboy - Solo - 03/Sep/04 with Ben

Hidden - TR - 25/Aug/03

Waay too scary a landing to solo this one!
Nick Smith - UKC - TR - Aug/03

Mark Riley - Solo O/S - Jul/03

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/02

adamwesthead - Lead RP - 06/Jul/01 with Taylor

Hidden - TR dog - 1999

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 14/Apr/95 with Steve Dean, Mick Wrigley, John Lumb

David Smith - 1980

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Style of ascent

Soloed65 of 225 (28.9%)
Lead76 of 225 (33.8%)
Followed36 of 225 (16.0%)
Toproped38 of 225 (16.9%)
Unknown10 of 225 (4.4%)

'Climbed'76 of 225 (33.8%)
clean O/S113 of 225 (50.2%)
clean β2 of 225 (0.9%)
clean rpt10 of 225 (4.4%)
clean RP7 of 225 (3.1%)
dogged9 of 225 (4.0%)
dnf8 of 225 (3.6%)