Rockfax Description
6m. The right arete has a high hard move round the nose, or sneak left under it to earn a VS 5a instead. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the steep righthand arete on the buttress left of Cyclops Buttress. At the overhang either move left under it, both are bold.

Ken Tilford, Gordon Russell. 1981

Calum Wadsworth 25/Aug Lead O/S
with Emma
Robin Nichols 04/Jul Solo
with Roger
Roget 04/Jul Solo O/S
with robin
Keith Swainson 19/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun Solo β
Paul Figg 14/Apr Solo
davebrox ??/2015 -
theomoore 01/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Paul Figg 03/Sep/14 Solo
bomtall 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
freemanTom 19/Jun/14 TR
with Aaron YMC, Helen YMC, Jen YMC
Hidden 16/May/14 Solo O/S
Jono_LS16 16/May/14 Solo O/S
Connorsgrandad 14/May/14 TR
with William Jackson
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Anne Gumbley 16/Feb/14 2nd
with Harry Middleton
alexcummings95 24/Nov/13 TR
drysori 07/Jul/13 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Jun/13 TR

Harder than Acme Error - TR finish

with Phil Ashton
RossT 25/May/13 Lead
with Andrew Edwards
C May ?/May/13 TR
adamwesthead 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Queer gear

with Callum
callumbarrington 30/Apr/13 2nd

Got quite tired when I got to the end but really good start.

with Amy, adam
Willbur 02/Mar/13 TR O/S

crazy start and sparse holds.... awesome

with John Pochribniak, Sarah Reynolds
Bloke on a Rope 13/Oct/12 Solo O/S
with Matt
minT(HUN) 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with PaulHermes
PaulHermes 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Tibor
papashango 05/Sep/12 Solo

easier left finish

RuthC 19/Jul/12 TR
Paul Figg 04/Jul/12 Solo
Legionreturns 19/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Snuck off left to finish... boo!

Aufton 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Louis Wearden
ianjfsutcliffe 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Climbster 15/Jan/12 Sent O/S
robertmctague ??/2012 Solo O/S
robertmctague ??/2012 Solo O/S
Paul Figg ??/2012 Solo
Wizzy ??/2012 Lead O/S
SteveM 22/Aug/11 Lead
with Kat
another_mark 14/Aug/11 TR dnf

fell off at the top. You do hit the ground.

PaulHermes 14/Aug/11 AltLd
with Tibor
Col Kingshott 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
a13x 11/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Ellie79 01/May/11 2nd

fell once

with Craig
Hexman 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Hated this route, slapped for the top and made it....just

with Rich I
Bisteris 29/Apr/11 -
with Hannah Jenkins, Rhys Jenkins
minT(HUN) ??/2011 Lead
with PaulHermes
danny33 ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 07/Nov/10 2nd
Matthew Robinson ?/Oct/10 Lead
knicos 04/Sep/10 Lead
cobweb 29/Aug/10 Solo
with Roger Waterworth
christompzn 11/Aug/10 Lead
pastep 08/Aug/10 Lead
with Darren W
steve02697 04/Jul/10 Solo
Ian Brown 04/Jul/10 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 -
scallan022 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
petellis 30/May/10 2nd rpt
jkarran 30/May/10 Lead

Going left is marginally easier but not 4c.

with Pete
mfisher 08/May/10 TR O/S

direct from the bottom,(under the roof)didnt traverse in

with Matthew Jeffock
Tithe Technique 02/May/10 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 02/May/10 TR dog

Direct finish HVS. Didn't fall or rest but needed to pull on the rope to get me over the top move as dodgy finger tendon had had it by this point and kept sliding on the slopy lichen top out.

chumleywarner 02/May/10 TR O/S
PaulHermes 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Martin VCCC
dan gibson 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
B-bop 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Would say it's 5a - even escaping off to left (you end up joining top out of another HVS 5a). Last moves are not really protectable - previous cam at about half height. You'll hit the ground if you slip off the last moves.

with Jake
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead
Robert Besford 24/Aug/09 Lead
just wanna climb 08/Aug/09 TR

3rd time lucky - get right thigh high up on arete

with Ian Cook Cook Cook
bpmclimb 22/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 25/Oct/08 Solo rpt
with Soloed
popebenedictus 23/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Helen23 02/Aug/08 TR
with Dad
Hidden 24/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/08 TR
betamonkey 10/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Rich Thornton ?/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Sam Davison-Webb, James Harland
hawkins321 05/May/08 Lead
with rosie atkinson
Hidden 04/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden 04/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Joe aka: bouldermonkey 16/Feb/08 TR O/S

Nice route, techincal as opposed to strength based - which is what i enjoy in climbing.

with Richard Micklethwaite
howlingbaboon 30/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Ruthy
betamonkey ?/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Martin Motycka, Lucie Strajtova
PanzerHanzler 04/Aug/07 2nd O/S
VS4b 26/Jun/07 TR
petellis 19/May/07 Lead O/S
with Aly
Becky E 19/May/07 2nd
spyda 21/Apr/07 TR O/S
with ????
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Mnlovett 21/Apr/07 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
nick ferro 25/Mar/07 -
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Sent
Hidden 21/Jul/06 Solo O/S
fizzy_elephant 20/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Brown 21/Sep/04 Solo
pezzerrr 08/Dec/01 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 13/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper
Hidden ?/Oct/00 Solo
craig h ??/2000 -
craig h 20/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
crater 02/Jul/95 TR
rob.grafton 26/Feb/95 Solo
with Bruce
Mick King 29/Jul/93 Solo
John Southworth 29/Jun/93 Solo O/S
Chris Reid ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 04/Aug/92 Solo
with Bruce
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/91 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 06/May/90 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 18/Apr/90 Solo rpt

"Rightly graded. The top is scary."

with Jack Rossindale
Pete Pozman 23/Aug/89 Solo O/S
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