Face, Arete and Wall Climb* VD
[Face, Arete and Wall Climb, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
10m. With a name like that, you need a description? © ROCKFAX

Photo: Face, Arete and Wall Climb © Rog Wilko
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/15

Hard start for VD
farmus21 - Solo - 18/Apr/15 with lauren davies, David Moir

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/14

In the dark. Pretty hard for vdiff!
arose - Solo - 05/Nov/14

Started round to the left
Simonpeel - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14

This is much harder than v.diff, the face pitch is an unprotected 4c move, the arete is unprotected 4b and the wall is protectable but still about 4b.
paulerussell - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/14 with John Stibbard

ridiculous at V Diff! Both partners had to tug on sling i put round boulder on first ledge, only one of em got up it! No gear on arete and even top wall a bit tricky. Excellent fun though.
scruffs - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Random lad called Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Commando - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Shelley Rhodes, Sam Crab

theomoore - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/13

Mrabey - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

lizard-16-07 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Katie McKay

First move impossible!
K Mckay - Lead - 04/May/13 with Liz

SteveM - Solo - 13/Apr/13

SteveM - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with SteveM

Started on lead, bottled it and went round the back to set up first runner, started again from the bottom. Very awkward start, trying to place gear blind in a flared crack. HS 4b?
sarah hawker - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with bob

first bit felt hard for VDiff
ralphio - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Victoria Phillips

fatbuoybazza - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/12

morsy - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with peter berwick

barryp08 - Lead - 01/Aug/12

First solo really enjoyed it
barryp08 - Solo - 01/Aug/12

ebf - Solo O/S - 06/May/12

popov86 - Lead - 01/Apr/12

GrandmaOfShoes - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Sam Cartright

cem - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/12

mikestr555 - Lead - 11/Mar/12

aussie ray - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

top 2 parts only
99bolivar - TR O/S - 09/Nov/11 with Peter Chadwick

spitfirerick - 2nd - Sep/11

mikestr555 - Lead - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/11

timbo58 - TR - Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/10

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/10

To make this V Diff you need to start round to the left. But the rest of the route is severe anyway. Unless you have a good selection of small to medium cams this will be a solo. But it's quite an enjoyable route.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

Ben ski - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Ken

Nigel Bond - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Stuart Bond

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/10

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

1918hasti - Solo - 27/Apr/10

SteWatkins - Apr/10

Really nasty start, went round the side instead. Probably didn't do the correct route, but it felt much harder than VD
Joe Miller - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with James Dixon-Gough

I tried to follow the line in the Rockfax topo, but this wasn't VDiff so maybe it's wrong. The initial face would have been at least 4c I think, but I backed off and went up by the arete. The middle section was OK but probably 4a/b. And the final wall was 4b/c. Given that it's effectively a solo I'd have thought a grade like HS 4a or even VS 4b was more appropriate - but the lack of any other comments leads me to think I didn't take the easiest line!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Peri

agree with simon - no way is this vd, and poorly protected as well.
pebbles - 2nd - 02/Aug/09

johniebriggs - Solo - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09

essentially a solo
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Jo

betamonkey - Lead O/S - 06/May/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - 2nd - 06/May/09 with Rob Nelson

Bennykr - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Huw

reinschgm - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Warren

went up to help dad with the belay.
dunnyg - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09 with dad

freemanTom - Lead - Aug/08 with Jenny Watson

Hidden - Solo - 20/May/07

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 27/Jan/07 with Amy Hawes

nigelw - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/06

andrewbooth1000 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Keira

ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Jesse

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/06

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 2006 with Jill and Dad

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 28/Aug/05 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead - 28/Aug/05 with Anna

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/04

leighjepson - Lead - May/04 with Tim Watkins

tapley - Lead - 22/Jun/03 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/03

Paul Clarke - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 27/Mar/99

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/98 with Paul Kitchingman

rachm2004 - 2nd - 09/May/98 with Simon B

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 12/Aug/97

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/96 with Chris

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/94 with Chris

crater - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/92

Hammy - Solo - 08/Mar/92

andy@ark - Solo - Aug/91

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/90

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/90

craig h - Solo O/S - 1989

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 26/Nov/88

99bolivar - Lead O/S - 1984

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 1984

Nic Robinson - 1982

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 01/Aug/71 with Keith Butler, Andy Wild

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