Crystal Arete* VS 4c
45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A 'one-move-wonder' route up the narrow side slab. Start from a ledge 10m up on the arete.
1) 4c, 30m. Climb the right-hand side of the slab to a break. Step up left and follow the centre of the slab to the top overlap. Pull through this by a crack in its centre and belay on the ledge above.
2) 4a, 5m. Finish up the short wall at the back of the ledge. © ROCKFAX


FA. B.Wyvill 5.4.80 05/Apr/1980
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Wasn't so keen on this. Not too well protected on somewhat fractured rock low down. Good, well-protected crux at the overlap but this is hard 5a (maybe more) if done direct at the cracks as described (easier on L as Charles discovered). The crack in the slab above the overlap is now full of vegetation. It may be easier if this hides a good hold. If there is one, I didn't find it.
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/15 with Charles, Rob Davies

Melonfly - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14

Led 2nd pitch
erica - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with John

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Erica

Some awkward bits of gear to remove.
leeds_belle - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/13

jsw1 - 2nd - 24/Aug/13 with Steve Lyon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

fizzychewitt - Lead - 23/Jun/12 with Marion, John Norman

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/12

Charles led, Rich and I seconded.
EllieWoods - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Charles, Rich

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11

gritrash0 - May/11

Hidden - 2011

Couldn't get over the break. Loose rock at the belay, not an enjoyable route.
KeithW - Lead dog - 29/Aug/10 with Paul Lucas

care needed for top pitch.
Ed morris - 12/May/10 with jeff and ellis

agibb - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Climbed as a 4 due to miscomunication on ropes
saundera - Lead - May/10 with Pam, Marie, Tamsin

Rick Ashton - 2nd - Apr/10 with andy gibb

Seymore Butt - 2010

fingery crux
Indy Nile - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Max Streeton

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Andy Saxby

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09 with John Carlin

LozM - Lead - 03/May/09 with Pete M

coffeepot - 2nd - 03/May/09 with jelaby

jelaby - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with CoffeePot

First pitch Laura. Overlap move more like 5a
petegruf - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with LozM

Hjort - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Adam Radcliff

chossy top pitch only
adam06 - Lead - 07/Mar/09 with toby vye

Hard crux move for the grade on overlap
Rollo - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Teddington

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/07

My Gravity - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Simon S

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/06

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 30/May/05 with Tom Skipworth

alan moore - 2003

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/May/02

afern - Lead O/S - 2002

ERU - Lead O/S - 30/May/01 with Lian Bailey

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/01 with Steve Gray

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/99 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/98

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/94

craig h - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/94 with Shaun, Jim M

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 04/May/90

Tony Buckley - Dec/88 with Richard Brockman

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1985 with Mark ???

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 14/Apr/82

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