Vía Esther** 4c
105m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
HS. A worthwhile and popular outing up the right arete of the crag. Start below the arete.
1) 4, 25m. Climb across the short steep slab by a left slanting crack then move across right onto a slab. Up this and then climb short grooves to a small stance and thread belays.
2) 4+, 15m. Climb the wall and move right into grooves which lead to a good ledge. Swing right and climb the short wall onto a good ledge with thread belays.
3) 4+, 40m. Climb left of the belay then head up and right to a crack. Go up this then move right onto the arete. Climb direct then move left onto a good ledge and thread belays. Possible abseil descent from here.
4) 3, 20m. Climb the wall behind the belays and go direct to the top. A short scramble leads to the summit. © ROCKFAX

FA. R.Edwards, E Edwards 1995
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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Tom Phillips - Lead - 04/Oct/15 with Penny

Trev speariett - AltLd - 13/Sep/15

Tomp580 - AltLd - 13/Sep/15

lead pitches 1,3
mikestr555 - AltLd - 28/Apr/15

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/15

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 24/Dec/14 with Dominika

Hidden - Lead - 24/Nov/14

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead - 24/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/14

jon59 - 24/Mar/14

1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/14

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/14 with Clare

Andrew Lester - Lead - 04/Nov/13

blue-icefox - 2nd - 23/Oct/13 with Graham

2010_graham - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/13 with blue-icefox

J25 - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Vicky Jennings, Circus Boy

Lead third pitch. Lovely.
vix - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Jonny, chris

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/13

led 1st pitch, jade got off route on the second and I led the rest to the top in one pitch.
saraguti - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with jade

andybroadway - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/12 with Serena Marks

Duncan Hardy - AltLd - 06/Dec/12 with Si Burrows

AmandaJG - 2nd - 05/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Dec/12

Sam_Marsland - AltLd O/S - Dec/12 with Andy Hills

Hidden - Lead - 29/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Nov/12

Louvet - 2nd - 29/Nov/12 with Tarquin

akhutton88 - 2nd - 26/Nov/12 with SPANROCK

Possibly best route of the trip, better than Via Valencianos..? Rockfax pitch lengths are pretty sketchy and misleading. First pitch feels longer than described, second is tiny, third shorter than described. 2nd, 3rd and start of 4th pitch are all excellent. Exposed climbing but on brilliant holds and good rock. A proper multi-pitch experience.
mattwilk - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Rich

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/12

simonwaters5 - AltLd O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/11

It got late, evacuated the crag between the second and third pitch.
Col Davies - Lead dnf - 14/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/11

petebale2000 - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/11 with Daniel Virgin

Completed pitch 2 and 3 together, some loose rock between these pitches, potential for it to get messy.
Col Davies - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/11

Multi pitch
AmandaJG - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/11

jonstanwick - 2nd - 19/Oct/11

Pete_Hamlin - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Al

Ran first 2 pitches together. 2nd pitch (the way we did it) fantastic!!!
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 20/Apr/11 with Steve Goodman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11

Ruth ND - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Arran Holloway, Pete Swan

led 1st & 3rd pitches. Both shorter than guide suggests. Nice climbing, all trad, no bolts. 3rd pitch superb. Scrambled along arete at top & walked back down to the right.
john_ni - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Drew Fell

absolutebeginner - 2nd - 05/Apr/11 with Rich#

I led pitches 1,2 & 3, Jeanie led 4th pitch. No bolts or threads, a pure trad route. Walked off from the top.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Jeanie

99bolivar - AltLd - 14/Mar/11 with Adrian Bridge

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/10

Trad P 3/4
bigdan050 - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with steve R, oz

stvredmond - AltLd - 12/Nov/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/10

mol - AltLd - 28/May/10 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - AltLd - 28/May/10 with Molly Thompson

Parallel. Bolted belays.
KevB - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/10 with Student x2

1918hasti - AltLd - 24/Mar/10

toby2000 - Mar/10

Malpractise - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/09

Justin led all the pitches.
John Roe - 2nd - 12/Nov/09 with Justin (Ratty) Burgoyne, Paul (Chips) Rafferty

Rich Clague - Lead - Nov/09

JonT - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Helen Edwards

rogerskews - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Joe and Heather

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09

gjd - AltLd - Dec/08 with Joe

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Nov/08

LeighAdams - AltLd - 16/Nov/08 with Eddie Banks

LeighAdams - Lead - 14/Nov/08 with Eddie Banks

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/08 with Rachel

Managed in 3 pitches. Nice climb
Mr Tickle - AltLd - 30/Sep/08 with Martyn Eales

RichardMc - AltLd - 29/Mar/08

Led 2nd and 4th pitchs. Very enjoyable, but reckon 3rd pitch was the best
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 08/Feb/08 with Nick Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/08

Can be done easily in two pitches with 60m ropes and careful gear placement
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 23/Jan/08 with Annette

net - 2nd - 23/Jan/08 with Pete M

Hidden - AltLd β - 17/Oct/07

Didn't see thread belays at the end of pitch 2, but found the abseil bolts on pitch 3, and came down easily. Some fun climbing..
DrGav - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Wendy

elliottt - 2nd O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/07

auld al - AltLd O/S - Jan/07

Zoomer - Lead - 15/Nov/06 with A Student

Captain Solo - Lead - 29/Apr/06 with Karen

Second day of course found the climb a lot thinner than I was used to so lost a bit of blood on the way, but climbed the first pitch clean then got rained off.
DAVID0347 - 2nd dnf - 24/Apr/06 with Rich Mayfield

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/05

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/05

Oli - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/05 with Alan Bowe/Emily Lomas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/04

220bpm - AltLd - Nov/04 with Dave

shaun walby - AltLd - 16/Mar/04

Alaric - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/03 with Jason Hogg

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/03 with Mark Perkin, Richard Harris, Dave Green

Leofallon - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/03

steve prior - AltLd - Dec/99 with Andy C

cem - AltLd O/S - Apr/99 with Gordon Carder

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
G-VideoDie, Sam Warby, Sianny

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