Rockfax Description
This pleasant route roughly follows the arete right of First Blood. Climb an open groove on the right-hand side of the arete to a large loose-looking flake. Move up to a ledge on the arete and then climb the arete on its right-hand side, past good but widely spaced gear. From the break move left behind a large pinnacle, step up onto this and climb the corner on the left. © Rockfax

FA. P Finklaire, B Etheridge 18/Apr/1981

FlavioL1989 31/Aug Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 31/Aug 2nd O/S
with Flavio
adam 24 31/Aug 2nd
chrisallan 31/Aug 2nd O/S
theotherpetehill 31/Aug Lead O/S
with Adam Brown
Pete_Frost 17/Aug Lead O/S

Very pleasant climbing. Easier than Seal Hunt and Whispering Wind.

with Luke Maggs
harold walmsley 12/Aug Lead O/S
with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 12/Aug 2nd
LJKing 02/Aug Lead O/S

Soft touch but a good climb none the less.

with Paul Clarkson
andy_pemberton 20/Jul Lead
with Steve Gibson
johncoxmysteriously 20/Jun 2nd

VS, maybe just HVS. The E1 grade is absolutely extraordinary.

with Mike Pollak
Hidden 20/Jun 2nd
tobydunford 07/Jun 2nd β
with Harry Martin
Dizz 25/May Lead O/S
with Dave Frost
morganator 25/May 2nd O/S
with Nicky Parkin
Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 18/May Lead O/S
jimmatthews 18/May Lead O/S

More like 5a.

Hidden 17/May 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 17/May 2nd O/S
with Luke Doherty
adam 24 10/May Lead O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 10/May 2nd O/S
chris687 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Myles
wi11 09/Apr Lead O/S
ollie_e 06/Apr 2nd β

Chris' third E1.

elliptic 06/Apr Lead O/S
with Tom R.
Jake Young 06/Apr Lead O/S
chrisscutt 06/Apr Lead O/S
with oly
Nick1812P 06/Apr 2nd O/S

in approach shoes

with Tom A, Jake
Teappleby 06/Apr 2nd

Really fun climbing once on the start of the rib. Beautiful end to an awesome weekend.

Nick Russell 05/Apr Lead O/S

Good fun, low in the grade.

with Emily
Emily 05/Apr 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed this! Much less exhausting than The Arrow, but possibly more difficult as it had a couple of really fiddly moves that took me two or three tries to figure out. Got there in the end though. Did not like squeezing behind the big block on the ledge near the top.

with Nick
Hidden 04/Apr 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr Lead O/S
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
adie84 ??/2015 -
Andrew Sloan 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Did this with Tony Ball in 2006. Soft for E1, I've done harder VS's at Curbar!

Apharri 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
mynyddresident 17/Aug/14 2nd
with KP
Dilwat 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
nickdonohue 16/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead
Stefan_Morris 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Dan0Me 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Jack G
Pete Nugent 24/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Good lead by John

with John Venier
Dean177 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
simon kimber 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Nice, one tricky move off a ledge.

with GuyVG
w.pettet-smith ?/Apr/14 2nd
with simon kimber
Jonny Nick 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Ed morris 05/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Bit damp today, not as bold as I remembered.

with carwen
James Oswald 06/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Pleasant enough though HVS. Not very bold.

rd20 20/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with David P
dprctr 20/Aug/13 2nd β
victim of mathematics 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Straightforwards, with only one tricky section, although the fear isn't totally brilliant at that point. Very soft all the same.

with Andy
Hidden 16/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Tim Sparrow ?/Jul/13 2nd

Not as bold as the guide suggests. Straightforward and pleasant.

with Monty
monsteratt 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Very good, kept me guessing!!

with Tim
AlexD 24/Jun/13 2nd
alasdair19 ?/Jun/13 -

a little bold but a long reach eases this dramatically, not too pumpy

gravity 25/May/13 2nd O/S
with Hugh Thomas, Max Adamson
will_benfold 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
Grezza 18/May/13 Lead
with Paul E
Twisty 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Peanuts/Rps help protect thin section high up.

with Greg Slee
Chi Cheng 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Rachel Slater 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
al99 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
martinazando 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Dave Reeve 20/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
ojp 13/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
robin_hackney 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Si
Dave Foster 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Si
soph 27/Jul/12 2nd
with Annelies Sarrazyn
nige pacer 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
w-watson 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
melonmike 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Matt Roper
s.c.white 05/May/12 -
with Alessio Tait
Oddjob 06/Apr/12 2nd β
with Markus
pie_eater_pete 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood ?/Apr/12 2nd
haydng 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with RachelG
Owain Llewelyn 09/Mar/12 2nd
with Gareth E
Colin Scotchford 02/Oct/11 2nd
Katya 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
stvredmond 28/Aug/11 Lead

nice climbing all the way

Helnorris 28/Aug/11 2nd
Paul Bowen 27/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with rob jenkins
Mark Kemball 20/Aug/11 2nd
with Lee Bartrop, Nic Dill
Owen W-G 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Easiest E1 of the trip, and we did 12 of them. HVS in spite of the mild boldness.

with Jim
Hidden 17/Aug/11 2nd
Jus 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Stanley 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Cragking, Jack Bradbrook
haydng 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Dave
dannyboy83 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jake
jacobjlloyd 04/Jul/11 2nd
HamishD 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Wil Treasure
drysori 03/Jul/11 Lead
with hamdunn
Stone Muppet 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Quite a bit of gear if you're cunning, though it is just below your feet on the crux. I would say slightly spaced rather than widely spaced. Pleasant climbing!

with bc
Fatboy1000 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with crispin
chriscarroll 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nice pleasant climbing, took no time at all

Hidden 23/Jun/11 2nd β
Alex Mason 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

If your comfortable stretching out with a rock one by your feet then this is probably HVS.

with Laura Perry
Phil PBC 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with henry castle
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
dan gibson 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with richard lade
haydng 15/May/11 Lead rpt
with Rob
Byronius Maximus 28/Apr/11 2nd β

Nice positions and lots of interesting moves

Pete Graham 24/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd
Pippa 22/Apr/11 Lead
with Jon
Hidden 04/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
rd20 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
GarethHall 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
givemetea 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Thea Williams
3 Names 29/Aug/10 2nd
Rob Pitt 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with steveE9
Hidden 13/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 2nd
Brian Rodgers 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Mike Todd 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Nice route. Soft E1, very easy in lower half and one tricky move around marginal gear from the ledge. Very satisfying and enjoyable throughout. Non stressful considering surroundings and situation

Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
themadbrown 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Finishing to the right rather than the left...not advisable!

with james
Jams Crwca 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
misskebab 27/Jun/10 Lead β

First E1 lead

with Edd Reed
misskebab 30/May/10 2nd
with Edd Reed
Edd Reed 30/May/10 Lead β
with Donna Mawson
Billg 30/May/10 2nd rpt
with Susanne Richards
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd
Ben1983 03/May/10 Lead O/S
barni 19/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 13/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
ian d f 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S

kept expecting 5b move - but didnt find it!

with Pete H
chris j 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Doug
Ed morris 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Dickon
pembrokeshirecaver 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Ceridwen 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Run out!

with Andy
feilx 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Heather
Nexonen 01/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Ceri
haydng 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Rob
Hidden 08/Jun/09 2nd
Shauna 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jules
Chad123 17/May/09 AltLd O/S

Sat in a cave in torrential rain for about an hour before eventually going up this, hard without chalk and fairly damp. Direct loose finish also not recommended! Some good moves though....

with Humble and Emily
clipskipper 05/May/09 Lead O/S

Damp but positive start leading to the flake and ledge. Delicate moves with small crack gear to the break are the meat of the climb. First E1 this year, and a good one to choose

with Matt the Dread, Mike
alek 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Lane
Billg 19/Apr/09 Lead
with Bob Brewer
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Bern 29/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Andy Mos
Hidden ??/2009 2nd β
Richard Hession 25/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Stu
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
chris wyatt 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Eagle
haydng 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with Will, Rachel
RMG 05/May/08 2nd
with haydng
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead
Urgles 10/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Beesley
Hidden 18/Jun/07 Lead rpt
david morse 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with Stu Corns
Tim W 19/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dylan Tomlinson
cem 06/May/07 Lead rpt
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead
drysori ??/2007 Lead
keefe 03/Sep/06 Lead
with Tansy
colkurtz 30/Aug/06 Lead
with Karin
ASchwirtz 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
bfreeman ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Neil Ireson 19/Jul/06 Lead
with Jane
chris sm 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
JamieAyres 17/Apr/06 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Apr/06 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Si Clapham ??/2006 -
nathanmanc ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Chris Todd
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Dan
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/05 2nd O/S
irish paul ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Ed
Stefan Kruger 29/May/05 2nd O/S
with Jenny Hayward
willjones ??/2005 Lead O/S
Billg ??/2005 Lead O/S
Boxy ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Aus
cem 30/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
NeilGriffiths 29/Aug/04 -
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Urgles ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Jack G
Hidden 01/May/04 Lead O/S
LC ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/00 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 29/Apr/00 Lead O/S

First E1 coming back...

with Caroline...
PaulTanton 20/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 03/May/99 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Graham Iles 17/Aug/98 Lead
with Jenny Tweedy
Hidden 25/Aug/97 2nd
sadams 22/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Team Midlands
Hidden 05/Apr/97 2nd O/S
Budge ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
Hidden ??/1994 -
jfletcher 02/May/92 Solo
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/92 Lead
Steve Crowe 19/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with KM
andy gittins ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1985 -
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, RFWilkie, Different Steve, James_86
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