The Edge of Time** E4 6a
120m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A tremendous route up the right arete of The Grooves. Start just right of The Grooves.
1) 5c, 28m Climb up to the overhang guarding the base of the groove in the arete. Undercut left to gain the groove and follow this to another roof. Move right round this to a good spike and then left round a second part of the roof. Belay below the next overhang in the arete.
2) 5b, 28m. Take the right-hand side of the overhanging arete to the break. Move back onto the edge of the arete and continue to a groove that leads you up and left onto easier-angle terrain. Move down and left to belay below a prow.
3) 6a, 30m. Climb up to the overhang, turning it on the left, and follow a thin crack into a groove. Follow this to get bridged onto a good spike at the top before reaching for the worryingly-thin flake. Move left onto a foothold on the arete and down to a rest in a groove near an odd hole. Step left to below a fin and head over this and up the crack above to belay on the good ledge.
4) 6a, 30m. Climb directly up to the jug on Overhanging Arete and follow this to the top. © ROCKFAX

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oliverpcain - AltLd O/S - 2015

Led p1 and p4. Great route.
soph - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Dan Arkle

P2 and P4. should be called 'Epic Arete Route!' but whatever. Brilliant positions on every pitch, easily 2 stars.
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Dan Gibson

Very good route, deserves more traffic, some great positions and exposure.
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Tom Livingstone

Splendid stuff
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Will Sim, Nick Bullock

Fun route, amazing positions. P2 and 4
alexjz - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with James Marjot

Full on wild climbing. Tim led the hard pitches. I'd done the Overhanging Arete before but not in this direct way. Great day out.
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Tim Newton

Great route. Lead 1 and 3. Found the first pitch quite hard as a warm up, but it has some brilliant climbing and positions. The 3rd pitch I found hard in the groove and even harder on the traverse and the final pitch is quite bold at times. Overall an adventurous and really good route
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with paul tanton

Fun route, bit dirty and dubious holds in places. Feels a little bit contrived on the traverse but fun moves. Decent gear through, just shame about the dirt!
Glyn - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Konrad Doyle

A little dirty, but with traffic this would become a very good climb (worth 3 stars). The third pitch is great but a little 'gooey' on the traverse (fab moves).
nige - AltLd - Apr/09 with mark hounslea

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/95

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