Bishop's Arete** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
Although not one of the well known classics of Chair Ladder, this hybrid is a very worthwhile climb that travels across some of the best bits of Bishop's Buttress and finishes up its right arete in a very spectacular position. Start as for Diocese.
1) 4b, 14m. Follow Diocese to the point just before it rejoins the wide corner-crack and pull right around the arete and traverse to the first stance of Bishop's Rib.
2) 5a, 20m. Pull over the overhang and make hard moves up right onto, and up the arete to a wide break. Climb the arete using wide, flared cracks to a good ledge.
3) 20m. Climb easily up and left to the summit of the buttress. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

cornishben - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Rich Draisey

NickJH - AltLd - 02/Aug/15 with Andy Dunhill

Really good route with a tricky step across move on pitch 2.
simonhammond1966 - Lead - 30/May/15

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Debbie

Hidden - 18/Apr/15

Absolutely excellent. Tough crux on p2.
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/14 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/14 with Ben Darby

led top pitch
Maz J - AltLd - 13/Jun/14

I lead P1. 4b for this route, but 4c for Diocese? The reach-around was quite intimidating! P2 was very naughty indeed! Enjoyed greatly.
manbat - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Tom Sparkes

Did P2 of Bishops Rib instead of route described
timreynolds - AltLd - 04/May/14 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

adie84 - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

nick arding - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with jo nosworthy, Philippa Arding

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 12/May/12 with jo nosworthy, nick arding

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Mike

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

P1 only
Country_Boy - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Stu Bradbury

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with helen gibson

I lead first pitch / Ian lead 2nd & 3rd pitch.
sergio46 - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with roger benton, Ian Jones

A stuck nut on pitch one, a gung ho approach by the seargeant and a fiddly belay ate up time. The Brigadier recovered his shoes from the sea, anyway. Not a great climb. ** in Rockfax guide book.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Seargeant Serge, Brigadier Sir Roger Benton

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Sep/10

JerryD - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

jon clayton - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with cherry

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Rebecca Holland, Jen Oliver

Beck Holland - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Dan_Carroll and Jen Oliver

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/05 with Graham Dolman

Sarah led pitch 2
skygodley - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/04 with SarahM

Hidden - 1976

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