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[Keren at top of Alpha Arete on a glorious March day., 2 kb]8m. The acute arete by some pleasantly mild laybacking. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Keren at top of Alpha Arete on a glorious March day. © Chewie
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This climb is in 225 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

mky77 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Tom Green

TGreen - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Rosie Henstock

mrmoe17 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14

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

bit easy for an S4a, probably because easier for taller people towards the top. (wish i had time to lead it.)
Jayster329 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Dan Heyse

Ad Shaw - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

csd23 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Richard Dodds

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13

Goody - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Ruth Shaw

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/13

ruthonbike - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Jonathan, Josh, Goody

gpcomps - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/13

3kidsandanorton - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Nick L

sianabanana - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Merten

Zerocks - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Sian

Ala the 'cat' Piatkowska - 2nd - 22/Jul/13 with Stuart

Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Adam Gosling

jasonpm - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Jeremy

AielSavage - Lead - 14/Jul/13

great little climb....protect the crux...a dainty friction-based escape up the final slab
rockmaverick - Lead - Jul/13 with Ala 'the Cat' Piatkowska

benny_m - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Su, Ali Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13

JenEvans - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with chris vanderhoven

kate tarrant - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Ricky Layf - 2nd O/S - Jun/13 with Kate

warrygallace - Solo - Jun/13

johngriffin - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

pete1185 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Phil Ewels

becca calvert - 2nd - Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/12

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Fred

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

charley - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Charley Fell

carl_123 - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12

Double Knee Bar - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/12 with Steve Perry

stevemarkperry - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Glenn Manifold

dja - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Andy Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12

bullybones - Solo - 18/Aug/12

Solo'd with a rope, set off to lead it, decided not to place gear and at the committing section could not have and chose to commit. Not quite a full solo because I had a rope attached but full solo feeling when making the crux move.
puppythedog - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Julia

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/12

frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with James Clarke

bennys89 - Lead - Jul/12

Bisteris - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Glen Du Jardin

AB744 - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Charlotte

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/May/12

Excellent climb! Really nice and quite gentle at the grade.
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Angela Paul

PeteWilson - Solo O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/12

benny_m - Lead rpt - 13/May/12 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/Apr/12

Dan0Me - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with Daniel Smedley

Will Caesar - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Self belay top rope
solfreak - 12/Dec/11

bavarianGaz - 2nd rpt - 16/Nov/11 with Andy

Andy Merrick - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/11 with Gaz Hatton

jimhall - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/11 with Paddy

partz - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Chris Lyus, Sam Luen

CLyus - 06/Nov/11

stle93 - 2nd - 06/Oct/11 with Matt Everett, Chris Lyus

Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Ian

one piece of protection half way but easy climbing
ragabond007 - Lead - 14/Aug/11

bennys89 - Aug/11

Andy DJ - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with CHASETRAILBUILDA

CHASETRAILBUILDA - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with andy

thrutch - Solo - 26/Jun/11

gingerwolf - Solo β - 23/Jun/11

kez1 - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

colin milton - Solo - 21/May/11

dpmUK - Lead rpt - 04/May/11 with Jen

arctic_jen - 2nd - 04/May/11 with Dan

tradguy - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Alice du Preez

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/11

RiPomc - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Nick Gardiner

JCookie - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Richard Plater, Nick Gardiner

sam coward - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Helen

Derikku - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11

TheLiz - 2nd - 11/Apr/11 with Josh

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Andrew Abraham - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/11 with Nick Whimster

nickwhimster - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/11 with Andrew Abraham

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

antonymcphillips - Lead - Apr/11

Daymo - Solo - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo - 2011

great little climb, not a lot of gear hence the grade, but very pleasant arete climbing, shame it wasn't longer.
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Nicola Thomas

Garron - Solo β - 26/Sep/10

thebullmaster - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Hayley

sgl0jd - Solo - 01/Sep/10

simeclimb68 - Solo rpt - 01/Sep/10

cj1970 - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/10

tompilgrem - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/10 with Nick/D

SteWatkins - Jul/10

part.tom - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with armouredego

armouredego - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Tom Parsons

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with TomBond

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/May/10

Ali H - Lead β - 23/May/10 with Dave WXM

bigbobbyking - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

lukebowman551 - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Duncan Bourne

bavarianGaz - Solo - 15/Apr/10

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Dan, Gaz

Nice route but easy for the grade.
Chewie - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with Keren Willcocks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/09

bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Gaz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

Protheroe - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Dave C

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/09

tomparrott - Lead - 12/Sep/09

mlmatt - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Laura Norcop

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Vic Chambers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

A Downing - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/09

Neil Henson - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/09 with Graham Robinson

LivinITlarge - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

easy solo fun climb
axeman - Solo O/S - 30/May/09 with schofield

snakebite - Solo O/S - 24/May/09

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

Glyn Davidson - Solo O/S - 10/May/09 with Osian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/09

benny_m - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09

michael burrows - Solo O/S - 09/May/09

Hidden - Lead - May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09

Em White - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with James

nice route-well worthy of a star-shame not longer. A little commiting to start moving up on arete but holds are goodonce you move up!
tompilgrem - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Dad

donkster - Solo rpt - 11/Apr/09

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with PaulGreenhead

Hidden - 2009

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Dave Rose

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/08

donkster - Solo rpt - 11/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead - 31/Oct/08

jumpingjimminy - TR O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Ellie

hetaher - Solo - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 18/May/08 with Marvino

Marvino - Lead - 18/May/08 with Rach

dpmUK - TR O/S - 17/May/08

hapymike - Lead - 15/May/08

john lynch - Solo - 13/May/08 with rich armour, mike lynch

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/08

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Wendy Anderson

misterb - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with rachel.gregory.helen

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

The Mountain Goat - 2nd - 10/Nov/07 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/07 with Jon Miles

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

Stig - Solo - 11/Oct/07 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

mintcake - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with John Kelly

Jon Read - Solo - 15/Sep/07 with Turner & Sharrat

Lovely severe worthy of a star again. Only dubious part is laying back off the edge of the arete and trusting your feet but it is a great quality climb.
gazbonutter - 2nd - 28/Aug/07 with Vanessa + Gary

lovely little route.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/07 with Bob/Nic

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/07

captainH - TR O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07

Steve Banham - 2007

John Sergeant - 2007

chrisallan - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/06

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 12/Nov/06

really nice moves at half height. I think having just done Mantis made this feel easier than it would have otherwise, is it quite hard for severe?
Si dH - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Neil Furniss

fizzy_elephant - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/06 with stu

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/06

RETICENTFISH - Solo - 07/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo - 09/May/06

Nice, "mostly good holds" is right
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 03/May/06 with Arnaud Garcon

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - May/06 with Ruthy

FrankW - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Joe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/06

Expected this to be harder and more poorly protected. Low in the grade.
Neil Henson - Lead O/S - 2006 with Mark Collins

Caralynh - Lead - 17/Jul/05 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/05

ArnaudG - Solo - Jun/05

orb - Solo - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/05

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/05

Carl Smethurst - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/04

Rampikino - Lead - 08/Aug/04 with Liz Hay

donkster - Solo O/S - Aug/04 with trigg

Brown - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/04

Andy Clarke - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/03

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 04/Jun/03

nige pacer - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/03

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

smudge - Solo rpt - 14/Jul/97

Hidden - 1995

nai - Solo - 1995

smudge - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/93

OMSKB - Solo - 27/Mar/93

smudge - Solo O/S - 1993

babymoac - Solo - 19/Apr/92

SimonN - Solo - 22/May/91

andrew300169 - 1990

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/89 with jim

Iain Thow - Solo - 17/May/89

Nigel Bond - Solo - 28/Mar/87

Nigel Bond - Solo - 18/Sep/83

mikej - Solo - 26/Aug/70 with Stewart Grant

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Voting
Total votes cast 73
hard HS0 of 26
HS0 of 26
easy HS1 of 26
hard S0 of 26
S16 of 26
easy S5 of 26
hard HVD3 of 26
HVD1 of 26
easy HVD0 of 26
hard 4b0 of 23
4b0 of 23
easy 4b0 of 23
hard 4a3 of 23
4a14 of 23
easy 4a5 of 23
hard 3c1 of 23
3c0 of 23
easy 3c0 of 23
3 Stars1 of 24
2 Stars8 of 24
1 Star13 of 24
0 Stars2 of 24
Bag of .....0 of 24
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Style of ascent

Soloed68 of 225 (30.2%)
Lead85 of 225 (37.8%)
Followed57 of 225 (25.3%)
Toproped4 of 225 (1.8%)
Unknown11 of 225 (4.9%)

'Climbed'88 of 225 (39.1%)
clean O/S121 of 225 (53.8%)
clean β3 of 225 (1.3%)
clean rpt13 of 225 (5.8%)