Splash Arete*** VD
[Rescue of fallen graffiti artist, 2 kb]16m. A great little outing with an exposed finale. Climb the slab then flop onto a ledge on the left (possible thread belay in the corner to cut down rope drag). Climb the groove to ledges then move out of an exposed finish up the very arete. © ROCKFAX
FA. Les Ainsworth 1966

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Rescue of fallen graffiti artist © Neil Conway

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 165 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Climbster - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/14

Dan Kennedy - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Zoe Johnston

zojo91 - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Daniel Kennedy

stevorobs3 - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14

leeoftroy - Lead O/S - Mar/14

tjrukc - 2014

Chris Manasseh - Lead - 30/Nov/13 with Joe Roberts

Fulchy - TR - 07/Aug/13 with Neil Conway

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/13

noah - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with P Swire

Billy - Lead - 07/Jul/13

Partner: Slim VDiff
Connolly8684 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/13

D.botts87 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Could relax and enjoy it a bit more since I wasn't leading this time!
Cruty Rammers - 2nd rpt - 22/May/13 with mattius

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/May/13

Danny Crump - Lead - 22/May/13 with Richard Vaughan

Guyinsas - 2nd O/S - 08/May/13

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Paul Allsop

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/13

Its one of those "YOLO" climbs even if your used to harder climbs, a must do (for its comedy)! protection high up after the first ledge but basically soloing until you reach it. Awesome exposure
Cragstrong - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Paul Taylor

TallPaulT - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 2013

Martin Imms - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Jason, JamesCa

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/12

J25 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Lucy Porter

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Scott

Mark Collins - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/12

Roget - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12

Bottom is pretty easy but zero protection. A couple of not-great bits half way up before stepping onto the exposed arete. Might have got something in there, but elected to run out to the top rather than faffing around. Scary, Brilliant.
Cruty Rammers - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with mattius

First 3* classic lead. Very green.
Stefan Trebicki - Lead - 08/Jul/12 with Matthew Cunningham

Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 08/Jul/12 with Matthew Cunningham

Matthew Cunningham - 2nd - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

Dave Richards - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Tom Rodgers

Claireee - 2nd - 28/May/12

Worth it for the top 5 metres, best exposure ever. Bottom half could be better.
pffft - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Claire Hoolohan

Smiffy91 - 2nd - 23/May/12 with Colin Clayton

Hidden - TR - 16/May/12

fifth - 2012

erbridger - Lead - 13/Nov/11

great airy move with good finish
colinw - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Tina

monkeymark - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/11 with Josh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

chris74 - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/11 with matt

Derek Robinson - TR O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Guy Ainsworth, Caroline Gillett, Mark Collins

Martin Imms - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11

Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with sjbrook

sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Dave Richards

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Jun/11

happy_c - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Willie Eckerslike - 2011

jonwright - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with peter

Lead this with virtually no difficulty, though the lack of protection around the bottom made for a bit of a need to swallow and keep a clear head. Lovely route.
ajclarke - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Laurie Needham

Did in the wet!! Super nice route though, also you gotta love it when your gear is only a No. 2 IMP!
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Marita Kirkham, David Kirkham

Got onto the second ledge, still didn't have any gear in, freaked a bit, but couldn't find any gear. Climbed up a bit further, put some gear in and abseiled down.
kev82 - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/10

roryifinlay - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10

stevepotter - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with ken

jonwright - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10 with peter

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Anna

jtjenkins - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Mark Kilner

Very nice climb providing you are willing to commit without much protection
monkeymark - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Stephanie, Josh

wilkie14c - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Dave Clarke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10

1markpne - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

ayuplass - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with miles

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

ChrisGreen - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/10 with John W

wheelo - 2nd - 19/Apr/10 with chris g

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

mick grim - 2010

Deako - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Peter Greening

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/09

wheelo - Lead - 06/Jul/09 with chris g

ChrisGreen - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/09 with John W

Brendan H - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with paul

wilkie14c - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/09 with Brenden

andrewinglis - 2nd - 04/Jun/09

ratm - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with David Docherty

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with andyako321

wheelo - 2nd - 12/May/09 with foggy

nia - Solo - 26/Apr/09

bomber tri-cam placement
Mikelo - Lead - 01/Apr/09 with adam

adam06 - 2nd - 01/Apr/09 with mike weaver

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

kjbix - Lead - 08/Aug/08 with Selma Williams

lancashirelass - 2nd - 08/Aug/08 with kjbix

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/08

Nice route, bags of exposure for grade.
quirky - 2nd - 21/Jul/08

markgscott - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/08 with Laura Millichamp

reubensampson - 2nd - 05/Jun/08 with Phil Buckle

Olivia Ferrari - TR O/S - Jun/08

jeffb - 2nd - 21/May/08 with graham

Calder - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with jeffb

FrankW - Lead β - 15/May/08 with Steve Graham

Good value for VDiff - not a lot of gear
Allan Young - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with Jack Turner, Steve Turner

Coups - 2nd - 13/May/08 with Rachel Bull

leewam121 - 2nd - 08/May/08 with Leigh De Vine

Mr Tea - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with Greg

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/08

Hidden - 2008

Shad - Lead - 2008

Mark Wilson23 - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/07 with Paul blanchard

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/07

Hidden - 29/Jun/07

dja - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/07 with Paul

kitch01 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/07 with terry webb

Neil Conway - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/07 with Duncan

Self lined
rick1fugazi - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/07

joebo - 2007

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/06

The top part is sensational, exposed and not especially well protected, and quite technical for a V Diff. Good value!
Howard J - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/06 with Henry Tindell

Quite pleasant, could have done with a bit more gear where it mattered, but leaving my hexes on my belayer's harness didn't help! Not really a 3-star route though.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Carmen and Rob

lithos - 2nd - 04/Jun/06 with Simon C

ikl minx - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with jonnyboy

dread-i - Lead O/S - 31/May/06 with dave m.

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/06

Simple climb, over rated in my opinion.
AMarchant - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/06 with Rob Park

Hidden - 2006

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/05

Howard J - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/05

Taffa - TR O/S - Jun/05 with Col Mitchell

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Sharon R

Lord of Starkness - Lead - 2005 with Hazel Stark

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Jun/04

rovers777 - Lead dog - Jun/04

jsw1 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/04 with Heike Funke

Carl Smethurst - Solo O/S - 2004 with Gareth Mayhead

ChrisGreen - TR O/S - 21/Jul/03

cjphillips - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/03

A Crook - 2nd - 14/Sep/02 with Dom Stockton

Hidden - Jun/02

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 2001

Trobbo - Solo - 30/Mar/00 with martin dale

Hidden - 03/Aug/99

mcgrathr - 01/Jun/96

ellie macpherson - Lead - Sep/95 with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Dave Westby - Solo - 1995

Hammy - Lead - 28/Aug/94 with Pete Robinson

whispering nic - 2nd - Aug/93 with Ma

tapley - Lead - 07/Jun/91

Hidden - Solo - 21/May/91

Hidden - 1989

BigHairyIan - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/88

Chris the Tall - 2nd - Jul/87 with Bernadette

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/87

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/86

Hidden - 2nd - 1984

Hammy - Solo - 05/Mar/78 with Jonathon Stacey

thanks to sahra for the summit photo
climbing_goose - Lead O/S - 1978 with pete hall

Chris Barber
oldmanofmow - Lead - May/77

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1972 with FMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/69

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