The Arete* E3 5b

Rockfax Description
22m. The long and impressive arete is steep and intimidating, sadly some of the rock is a bit soft. Avoid the initial bulge on the left then pull back right to a resting ledge. Continue up the scary upper section (runners to the right) to an easier finish. © ROCKFAX

FA. (in two bits) Al Evans 1976 (in one push) Jim Burton 1977

Ticklists: Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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Good confident moves needed
phil64 - Lead - 29/Sep/15 with matt dean

Truly great route. Wild! Sincere apologies for the broken block! I know people might have loved that wobbly hold. Thanks to Andi Turner and others, who were involved, for developing the place. It's magic in the evening sun!
Hannes B - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/15 with Neil C

Alex@home - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/15 with The Doctor

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/14

DanielGyi - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/14 with James Oakes

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Dan Gyi

TraverseKing - 15/Jun/14

After doing the first ascent of the direct, Siege Tactics. Seemed so easy in comparison!
MischaHY - Lead RP - 04/May/14 with Mitch

phil64 - Lead rpt - May/14 with tim neill

sputnik - TR rpt - 05/Apr/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Ruth, Phil

hate loose rock
willoates - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with sam kendrick

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Niall

jshields - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Paul Tretheway

sputnik - TR O/S - 16/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

felt harder than last time. maybe that's because bits are decomposing disconcertingly quickly. definitely character building
Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 06/Nov/11 with Tony Moody

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

Great, although extremely bold and thats assuming the pegs would hold!
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 28/May/11 with Rob Middleton

eazyclimbing - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/11 with cliff

Climbed it direct to the 1st peg then fell off the move before the ledge. Lowered down then sent the whole thing. True yo yo style!! :) wickedly bold climb!
cliffrad - Lead dog - 01/Mar/11 with eazy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - TR dog - 2011

direct on the right hand side, felt hard and bold.
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/10

Tried to lead it direct which is hard, tried to lead it going round to the left and forgot to stand on the massive ledge with my left foot so felt hard and bottled it. John led it after and its easy climbing just run out. New peg on the ledge.
Adam Moroz - 2nd - 21/Aug/10 with john (Krank)

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/09 with Jon Winter

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08

bold upper section! harder than mather crack
Tom Phillips - TR O/S - 22/Jun/06 with leo

cem - TR - 20/Oct/02

uphillnow - 10/May/99

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 17/Jul/93 with Andy Barker

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/91 with colin, baccy

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