Rockfax Description
8m. Teeter out right then sprint up the easier rib; short but airy. Traditionally a tricky HVS. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A good route typical of the crag, pebbly, pocketed and bold. A tricksome start on the left wall of the arete leads to a middle section moving on to the otherside of the arete succumbing to a tactical approach, finishing with juggy and airy climbing.

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

Jonathan Hall 23/Aug Solo
Andy Peak 1 08/Aug Solo G/U

Hands and no hands:-)

with J Doors
Hidden 24/May Solo O/S
pastep 17/May Solo O/S
markalmack 07/May Solo
with will, ian
Hidden 08/Apr TR O/S
Teappleby 27/Mar Solo
with Calum Wadsworth, max
Callum_Johnson 22/Mar Solo O/S
with Dayni_
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Solo
Robin Nichols 31/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Direct start.

with Jemma
ebf 03/Aug/14 TR O/S

This time couldn't find the gear at the top, so it's a solo. Reckon I'll solo it next time, but had my eyes on another prize today... :)

mrajyandy 03/Aug/14 TR O/S
with Stewart
Graham Booth 18/Jul/14 Solo O/S
papashango 05/Jun/14 Solo RP

fucked up the start 1st time

Boj S 02/Jun/14 Solo β
Nathanie1 01/Jun/14 Solo β


oread 14/May/14 Solo O/S
Niels 23/Apr/14 Solo β


theomoore 23/Apr/14 Solo β
Wizzy 08/Apr/14 Solo O/S
a13x 09/Mar/14 Solo RP
with Dominic Cordner, Matthew Gibbings, Alison Monks
Nez ??/2014 -
Lloyders ??/2014 Solo O/S
westaway 26/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Jono_LS16 10/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Climbster 13/Jul/13 Solo G/U

Took a bit of effort. I blame the 30 degree celsius day.

with Ian
Harry Holmes 25/Jun/13 Solo O/S
JamesTurnbull97 ?/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Cake 06/May/13 Sent O/S
with Matt
Bertbee 04/May/13 Solo O/S

So good, it blew my hat off. Literally. Another small step towards consolidating at E1 - a big day for me. :)

with Leon SH, Sam
timmsy 03/May/13 TR
David_Gledson 03/May/13 Solo O/S
Matt Cooke 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Matt Harle 10/Mar/13 Solo
Dom Cordner 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with Matt Harle, Sam Wimpenny
Jack00 28/Feb/13 Solo
SamWimpenny ??/2013 Solo
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
SPD224 04/Jun/12 TR
with Jim Hardwick
dominic lee 05/May/12 Solo O/S
with molly, nathan lee
Hidden 26/Feb/12 -
robertmctague ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Solo RP
akhughes ?/Sep/11 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 22/Aug/11 Sent O/S
PaulHermes 13/Jul/11 2nd
with Stewart VCCC
ebf 13/Jul/11 TR O/S

No gear until you're 10 feet from the top and then you don't need it any more. The traverse is tricky, but the step around the arete is the mental crux... Seems more like E2 to me...

with Chris Voisey, Paul Hermes
Hidden 31/May/11 Solo O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 28/May/11 Solo β
Will Hunt 28/May/11 Solo β
with Matt Robinson, Joel Millward-Hopkins, Ben Finley
Hidden 24/May/11 Solo O/S
CragDog 24/May/11 Solo
ollyroberts 28/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Matty
Bloke on a Rope 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Found the top half harder than it looked from the ground.

Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
adi bryant ?/Oct/10 Solo
Rowansb 17/Sep/10 Solo rpt
with Bojan, Ewan
Kirsty McGhie-Fraser 04/Jun/10 TR
mfisher 04/Jun/10 TR rpt
Dave Foster 18/May/10 Solo
with Dave
cobweb 08/May/10 Solo β


Hidden 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Peter Holder 17/Mar/10 Solo
CBA ?/Mar/10 -
burto 28/Feb/10 Solo O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
Dave Warburton 26/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Think i did the more direct start, pulling up on two monos to a pocket... the trav in from left looked hard?!

petegunn 20/Sep/09 Solo
with Davina & Steve
Dave Foster 31/Jul/09 Solo

Few false starts (hard). Went high before move around arete. Good dose of fear before, and adrenaline after, topping out.

Ewan Russell 08/Jun/09 Solo RP

took a few attempts to get the start.

jkarran 03/Jun/09 Solo

Trickier to start than I remember and bolder in the mid section, good though.

GuyVG 16/Apr/09 Solo O/S

mat down for the start, grass would of been fine as its so low, just came down to timing on the footwork at the bottom.

with Tom and Mikey
Mattyk 16/Mar/09 Solo rpt

went a bit high before stepping right which made it a bit scary

RossG ??/2009 -
Hidden 21/May/08 Solo rpt
design crisis 04/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 17/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/07 Solo
Ben1983 07/Oct/07 Solo β
nathanmanc 07/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/07 -
Mattyk 10/Mar/07 Sent

with mats.. all over after move around corner.. high though :S

Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
Flash29 ??/2007 Solo O/S

first E1 and its a solo, crux low down on traverse easy after that

with bez and taylor
chicken88 05/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with Alex Kirkpatrick
Alex Mason 07/Apr/06 Solo O/S

quality, hard start, taxing middle, high finish.

reg_measures ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Boy ??/2006 -
stevo smith 20/May/05 Solo O/S
Sean_J ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/May/04 Solo
Cragrat Rich ?/May/04 Solo O/S

Marginally worrying depending how high your confidence and experience at the grade is. Went fine for me

Hidden ?/May/04 Solo O/S
Brown 06/Apr/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/02 Solo O/S
Just Another Dave 10/May/02 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 26/Mar/02 Solo
with Dan Bailey
Paul Figg 19/Jul/01 Lead
WB ??/2001 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
whispering nic ?/Nov/00 Solo
wingalina 15/Aug/00 2nd O/S
Laramadness 05/Aug/00 Solo
Paul Boardman ??/2000 Sent
Marti999 ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Solo
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Solo
Andy Say 29/Aug/99 Solo
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
innes ?/Sep/96 Solo
Hammy 27/May/96 TR
with Pete Robinson
Chris Reid 02/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/May/94 -
shoulders 16/Apr/93 Solo
Cowflinger 11/Apr/92 Solo O/S
Mick King ??/1992 Solo
Dave Musgrove 22/May/91 Solo
with Robin Barley, Tony Barley
rob.grafton 14/May/91 Solo
with Bruce
Rich Kirby 26/Apr/91 Solo
Karl Bromelow ??/1991 Solo
John Southworth ??/1991 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1991 Solo O/S
mik1miller ??/1991 Solo
with luke steer, elliot blaylock
Roget 27/Jun/90 Solo O/S
with jim
Pete Pozman 10/May/90 Solo O/S

Thought the difficulties would be over when I got on the arete. Wrong! They ease, but it becomes a total head job as you move up.

Hidden 01/Apr/90 Lead O/S
craig h ??/1990 -
Hidden 16/Jul/89 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 24/Mar/89 Solo O/S
craig h 27/Aug/88 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1985 Solo
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Howard Dixon ??/1976 Solo
Howard Dixon ??/1976 Solo
Dave Musgrove 06/May/75 Solo
Hidden ??/1972 Solo
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